Holidays can be a tricky time for Celiacs and anyone with food allergies or intolerances. Holiday treats are often manufactured in bulk, meaning that your favourite chocolate treat is no longer gluten-free. Or, well-meaning friends and family might fill an Easter basket for you and unwittingly include gluten-containing treats.
Here are some of our favourite gluten-free Easter treats. (Remember, always check the label!)
- Jelly Belly jellybeans
- Kinder Surprise eggs
- Peeps marshmallow bunnies
- Cadbury mini eggs
- PEZ candy dispensers
- Dare marshmallow eggs
The Canadian Celiac Association also recently shared this gluten-free candy list from My Gluten Facts. It is a few years out of date but it might give you a good starting point for your Easter shopping.
Here are some items to specifically be aware of:
- Most Lindt chocolates contain barley.
- Licorice usually contains wheat flour as its main ingredient.
- Watch for “May contain wheat” on store brands.