Gluten-Free Easter Candy List 2013 – MyGlutenFacts.com
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Mar 13 2013

Gluten-Free Easter Candy List 2013 – MyGlutenFacts.com

I am sure you may have seen the Easter candy already occupying the shelves of your local grocery and drug stores since the holiday is only a couple of weeks away.  I can’t help but wander the aisles looking for my favorites – jelly beans, Cadbury Mini Eggs and Dove Chocolate.  It is extremely important to consistently check labels for changes, but even more so with seasonal items year to year.

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I can’t tell you how many times over the past seven years of following the gluten-free diet that I have picked up a bag of seasonal candy in a fun, celebratory shape that has some form of gluten in it.  The same candy may be gluten-free in its normal form, but not so in the seasonal form.  Not only does this make me sad because I can’t enjoy a past favorite, it is downright frustrating.  Many times I will just go in search of the “normal” form or variety and purchase that, but I am an adult and can understand, where a child, wanting to be just like everybody else, may not.

MyGlutenFacts.com has once again updated their Easter Candy List to make sure we are armed with the most up-to-date information on all of our favorites.  This list is updated continuously as new information comes in.  If you have questions about a specific candy and are unable to find the status on the MyGlutenFacts.com website, please email them with the following information & they will do their best to find out for you:

    • brand name
    • product name
    • size
    • upc

If you have a child following the gluten-free diet, make sure to have plenty of safe options on hand to quickly swap out for unsafe treats.  Pass out the MyGlutenFacts.com list and/or link to family, friends and teachers to help make sure there are no unfortunate gluten incidents or melt downs.

Do you have any tips for handling gluten-free holiday candy?  Is there a specific seasonal candy you found contains gluten where the normal version does not?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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