Gum is one of those foods that most people really don’t think about whether it is gluten-free or not, because most of them are naturally gluten-free. Recently Erin of Gluten-Free Fun took the time to contact Wrigley gum and confirm which of their gums are considered gluten-free, so I wanted to pass this information along to our readers.
Here is Wrigley’s official response:
The following is a list of U.S. Wrigley products that remain free of any wheat, oat, rye or barley gluten:
- Wrigley’s Spearmint® gum
- Freedent® gum
- Doublemint® gum
- Extra® gum
- Big Red® gum
- Eclipse® gum
- Juicy Fruit® gum
- Winterfresh® gum
- Orbit® gum
- Orbit® White gum
- 5® products
Please note that Altoids Chocolate Dipped mints carry a warning that the product is made on equipment that also processes milk and wheat.
If your sensitivity extends to other types of gluten, several of our brands contain corn syrup, which may have trace amounts of corn gluten in it. The amount of gluten in one stick is less than 0.2 milligrams, but if you are extremely sensitive, you may want to consult with your physician before chewing our brands.
Additionally, no packaging material directly next to our product contains gluten sources. There may be instances when starches are used on the label around each individual stick of gum, but these starches are produced from corn or potatoes, not from wheat, rye, barley, oats, millet or buckwheat.
Great information Erin!
Update: Please see this comment for an updated response from Wrigley’s regarding their gluten-free products!