My personal preference, now, is to have Netflix deliver movies of our choice to our door for viewing in the comfort of home. We can sit to watch it on the TV or in our “movie room” on our big screen. We can watch it when we want and, if necessary, hit the pause button for a personal intermission. Best of all, I can choose snacks from among my personal Gluten Free favorites in the pantry.

However, every once in a while there is a new movie that begs to be seen on the really big screen. The good news is that we can enjoy Gluten Free snacking there, too.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck, in her book, “The G Free Diet, A Gluten Free Survival Guide”, say “lots of candies are G-Free”. She comments correctly that any candy like Kit-Kat or Twix that have a ‘cookie component’ obviously contains Gluten. I also understand that while ‘pure’ licorice is Gluten Free, candies like Twizzlers contain wheat and are not Gluten Free. I personally love licorice and have found a delicious Gluten Free option at a local health food store.

I want to caution that my list that follows is merely a guide. Please always double check ingredients, especially before giving any candy to children. I cannot be responsible for any accidents that occur from using this list. Companies do occasionally change their “recipes” and it should be noted that candy with the same names bought in other countries may be formulated differently than here in the USA and may contain Gluten.

A current list of American Gluten Free candies include:

  • 3 Musketeers
  • Baby Ruth
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Butterfinger (but not Butterfinger Crisps – they contain wheat)
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Kraft Caramels
  • Lifesavers
  • M & Ms -Plain and Peanut
  • Milk Duds
  • Mounds
  • Oh Henry
  • PayDay
  • Raisinets
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Rolo
  • Smarties
  • Snickers
  • Starburst Fruit Chews
  • Sugar Babies and Sugar Daddy
  • Swedish Fish
  • Sweet Tarts, regular (but not Sweet Tarts Gummy Bugs or Rope, they contain wheat)
  • Tootsie Rolls and Pops
  • York Peppermint Patties… to name a few.

It is wise to always check before buying any candy, but it is nice to know the options are extensive. Again, I want to state that my list above is just a partial listing.

Alison St. Sure updates a complete listing of Gluten Free candy each year in October, in time for Halloween. Hers is a great site! You will find her “Sure Foods Living” site on my “More Gluten Free on the Web” list of resources.

If your trip to the movies is with a new “date” and you want to grab for a Tic Tac, the good news is that they are Gluten Free, too.

As for me, I stick to the old fashioned popcorn and a soda to accompany my movies out. Both Coke and Pepsi are Gluten Free and plain popcorn is a safe choice, too.

Here’s to enjoying movies Gluten Free!!!