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October 20, 2023

9 Gluten Free Halloween Treats: Your List of Spooky Free Sweets

Sweet treats are a universal delight, and there’s no need to miss out on a gluten free diet. But whether it’s Halloween, a birthday party, or simply a craving for something sweet, finding gluten free lollies can be a challenge.

In this list, we’ll introduce you to delicious gluten free lollies and chocolates that you can enjoy worry free. Some are individually wrapped, making them perfect for Halloween doorknockers, party snacks, or everyday enjoyment. You can find these gluten free delights at most Australian supermarkets, including Woolworths and Coles.

But First, Understand Gluten Free Labels

Before we dive into these gluten free Halloween lollies, it’s essential to understand some key terms:

  1. Declared Gluten Free: These treats have undergone testing and meet strict gluten free standards. Manufacturers label them as “gluten free” with confidence. You can trust these treats to be safe for those with gluten sensitivities without having to delve into the details of all the ingredients.
  2. Gluten Free by Ingredient: Some treats are inherently gluten free because their ingredients do not include any gluten sources like wheat, barley, or rye. Additionally, these products may have a ‘may contain’ statement (it’s voluntary, so not all include this). This statement indicates the possible, unintended presence of cross-contamination. We’ve found treats that either lack gluten in their ‘may contains’ statement, or don’t have a ‘may contains’ statement at all.

The decision to consume gluten free by ingredients with the varying ‘may contain’ statements ultimately rests with the individual and their comfort level of cross-contamination risk. If you’re unsure about what’s right for you, consulting a dietitian who specialises in the gluten free diet can be a valuable resource.

Now that you’re armed with this knowledge, let’s get into these devilishly delicious gluten free Halloween lollies that won’t haunt your taste buds.

The Gluten Free Candy List

1. Halloween Sweet & Sour — Trolli

Gluten free by ingredient, with gluten not stated in the ‘may contain’ statement.

Buyer beware….these contain spooky skulls, vampire teeth and eyeballs! Specially designed for Trick or Treating, these Halloween themed share packets contain a mix of sweet and sour, soft fruit and sugar gummies.

2. Halloween Sour Gummies & 3D Gummy Eyeballs — Coles

Gluten free by ingredient, with gluten not stated in the ‘may contain’ statement.

These two share packs from Coles have maximum spook-appeal and being individually wrapped are perfect for trick or treating. Look out for Australia’s deadliest animals with the sour sharks, crocodiles, spiders and snakes, or the gummy eyeballs. With no artificial colours or flavours, individual packs, and Halloween themed – these are perfect for the spooky season.

3. Party Mix Share Bags — Woolworths

Gluten free by ingredient, with gluten not stated in the ‘may contain’ statement.

Woolworths version of share bags consists of 20 mini bags filled with four different lollies. Extra points for no artificial colours or flavours, and since they aren’t Halloween themed, you can find them on the shelf all year round.

4. Violet Crumble & Violet Crumble Nuggets

Declared gluten free.

Born in South Melbourne (just like GluteGuard!) and now famously made in Adelaide, Violet Crumble is a classic and reliable favourite. There are a couple of share bag options, including these delicious nuggets, or if you’re feeling generous, keep a couple of the 50g bars on hand for your favourite Halloween guests.

5. Choccy Milk Bottles & Choccy Snakes — JeliChocs

Declared gluten free.

JeliChocs have created the best of both worlds, inviting milk chocolate with delicious jelly centres. These are fun, well-covered in chocolate (not something to skimp on), and we are all for supporting other Australian-made products.

6. Party Mix — Simply Wize Irresistible Gluten Free Range

Declared gluten free.

We love the whole range of Simply Wize Irresistible gluten free lollies. From snakes and sours to milk bottles and jelly beans – it includes all the favourites. Our choice is the party mix, so you can try them all. No artificial colours or flavours, and also egg free and fructose friendly. These tick a lot of boxes!

7. Reese’s Miniature Cups

Gluten free by ingredient, with gluten not stated in the ‘may contain’ statement.

Is there a better combination than peanut butter and chocolate? These are the smaller, shareable version of the iconic peanut butter cups that are often voted the number 1 Halloween candy in the USA.

8. Flake & Twirl — Cadbury

Gluten free by ingredient, with gluten not stated in the ‘may contain’ statement.

You can’t go wrong with dairy milk chocolate, and a Flake or Twirl is a top choice. We’d suggest getting both, then you can closely investigate the long unanswered question, is a Twirl just a Flake covered in more chocolate? Individually wrapped, these fun size bars are ideal for sharing.

9. Smoothie Chews & Fruity Chews — The Natural Confectionary Company

Gluten free by ingredient, with no ‘may contain’ statement.

Fruit-flavoured chews are always a hit and these ones include all the best flavours: Strawberry, Lemon, Orange, Raspberry and Blackcurrant. If you want to go a bit more sophisticated, try the smoothie chews – inspired by classic smoothie flavours of apple & raspberry, mixed berry, strawberry & banana, and mango & passionfruit.

We love that they have no artificial colours or flavours, and being individually wrapped, these are perfect for sharing. Bonus, each wrapper has a ‘did you know’ fact to make you smarter at the same time!

Now that you have a list of delightful gluten free lollies and chocolate to enjoy, we’d love to hear about your favourites! Head of to our Instagram post and drop a comment telling us which gluten free treats you can’t resist.

It’s not just about us gluten free folk, but for the people who find themselves at a stand-still for 20 minutes in the chocolate and lolly aisle in search of safe options for family and friends to enjoy. So, lend a hand in helping someone discover these gluten free treats.

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