Treat Me Gluten-Free

Written by Karen Anderson, LCSWR,RD,CDN,CSSD
Registered Dietitian and Clinical Social Worker

 

Halloween is almost here! Trick or Treating gluten-free is NOT at all like finding a needle in a haystack. There are PLENTY of gluten-free goodies for treaters, most of which are by well-known brands and can be found right at Price Chopper. There is no need to deny the sweet tooth on Halloween!  Just a few reminders from the dietitian here: Eat within reason and along with plenty of water. Brush your teeth soon after eating your treats. Adults: be sure your gluten-free children are informed as to what they can have safely. And treat…don’t cheat. Even a taste for those who must be gluten-free to be healthy can be a problem.  Some candies (not all) are labeled GF. Here are some choices for GF Halloween enjoyment– not a list of every treat possible, but a sweet list:

Almond Joy

Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks

Baby Ruth

Bit O Honey

Bliss (and white chocolate Bliss)

Brach’s candy corn

Butterfinger

Charleston Chew (and mini chews)

Charms Pops and Blow Pops

Dole Fruit Chews

Dots

Dum Dums

Double Bubble bubble gum

Dove chocolate, dark chocolate, PB and caramel

Ghiardelli solid chocolate squares and morsels

Hershey chocolate bars, almond, chips and kisses

Hubba Bubba bubble gum

Jelly Belly jelly beans

Jolly Ranchers

Junior Mints

Lifesavers (hard and gummy candies)

M & Ms (all but pretzel, crisped rice)

Mary Jane

Milk Duds

Milky Way Midnight Bar and Simply Caramel

Mr. Goodbar

3 Musketeers (regular and mint)

Necco Waers

Nerds

Payday

Peeps (even chocolate covered)

Raisinets

Reese’s (pieces, all cups but crisped rice)

Rolo

Runts

Scooby Doo Fun Pops

Skittles

Skybar

Smarties (made in US) and Smarties pops

Snickers (all but crisped rice)

Sour Patch Kids

Spree

Starburst

Sun Cups (sunflower seed butter cups)

Sugar Babies, Daddy and Mama

Sweetarts and Sweetart Chews

 Welch’s Fruit Snacks

Wonka Bottle Caps

  One thought on “Treat Me Gluten-Free

  1. Ann
    October 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Just saw in the flyer that PC has this site that has gluten free products. Just what I need to buy a special neighbor child with celliac disease a Halloween treat. AND it’s not expensive. Thank you so much.

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