Although you might assume that all chocolate is gluten free, in many cases, it’s not. Get unbiased advice on gluten free chocolate boxes, bars, and other treats, updated monthly.
Gluten Free Chocolate: The Ultimate Guide
When I started shopping for chocolate without gluten, I was surprised to find that many formerly acceptable brands or products were now completely off limits.
However, by branching out to new chocolate brands that I hadn’t sampled before, I discovered an array of chocolate goodies that were suitable for those suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
Before purchasing any chocolate, please read the label or double check with the manufacturer to ensure that your chosen items are still gluten free. Manufacturers change their processes, suppliers, and manufacturing plants from time to time.
Frequently Asked Questions about Gluten Free Chocolate
Is chocolate gluten free? Chocolate is naturally gluten free. It’s the manufacturing process and the other ingredients that you’ll need to investigate.
Is dark chocolate gluten free? Dark chocolate may be gluten free. It depends on what was added to the chocolate and whether it was cross contaminated during manufacturing.
Is milk chocolate gluten free? Milk chocolate may be gluten free. It depends on what was added to the chocolate and whether it was cross contaminated during manufacturing.
Bottom line: Read the ingredient list very carefully, and/or contact the manufacturer.
Is This Chocolate Brand Gluten Free?
Is Cadbury chocolate gluten free? Some Cadbury chocolate is gluten free. In the United Kingdom, you can use their official product page to filter by allergy, which will let you see which chocolates are gluten free. In the United States, Cadbury is manufactured by Hershey, which does not list allergen information for Cadbury products online.
Allergen information is not available online at this time. Please consult the package label or call us at (800) 468-1714 for further information.
Is Dove chocolate gluten free? Dove is manufactured by Mars. In their official statement, Mars suggests that consumers read the label on the individual product, as allergy warnings may change depending on the manufacturing facility or ingredients. They do not keep a list online of gluten free products.
Is Ghirardelli chocolate gluten free? Ghirardelli does not keep an online list of gluten free products. Instead, the company recommends that consumers read the label on the package in question; manufacturing facilities and ingredients change from time to time, and reading the label is the only sure way to know that the product does not contain gluten.
Are Hershey kisses gluten free? Yes. You can see an official list of Hershey’s gluten free products here.
Are Hershey bars gluten free? Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar (1.55oz only) is gluten free. For other sizes and varieties, see the official list. Marie Ericson of Mamma’s Cooking recommends using them with Schar gluten free graham crackers (affiliate link) to make s’mores.
Is Lindt chocolate gluten free? Some Lindt Chocolate products are gluten free. You can find an official list of gluten free products here. Jenny from Happy Celiac swears by the Lindt Supreme Dark Chocolate 90% Cocoa. She uses it in her low-carb gluten free recipes and as a special treat.
Is Mars chocolate gluten free? In their official statement, Mars suggests that consumers read the label on the individual product, as allergy warnings may change depending on the manufacturing facility or ingredients. They do not keep a list online of gluten free products.
Are M&Ms gluten free? According to the website, M&Ms allergy info is as follows: “CONTAINS MILK AND SOY. MAY CONTAIN PEANUTS.” However, always check the label on any individual package before consuming. M&Ms are made by Mars, and as such fall under their their allergen statement (linked above).
Looking for a particular chocolate brand that’s not listed here? Ask in the comments, and I’ll find out.
Other Chocolatiers That Sell Gluten Free Chocolates
Known for its purple boxes and beautiful boutiques, this famous chocolate maker has a dedicated page for an assortment of gluten free products. Expect creative flavor pairings, like star anise plus absinthe, as well as more traditional bonbons. Their FAQ page has more details, and also links to the contact page so you can ask about specific chocolate products. Check out my review of their gluten free Exotic Truffle Collection!
Carissa Bonham of Creative Green Living uses Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups to make decadent gluten free s’mores. She says, “Sandwich a toasted marshmallow between two of the Justin’s cups and you will be in heaven!”
We think this is an excellent plan, especially since this product is Certified Gluten Free.
According to their allergen info, “All See’s products do not contain gluten.”
For traditionalists, this California chocolatier is a perfect match. Each product page has allergy warnings, and many products are specifically labeled as gluten free, like this 24 piece assortment.
L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates
In addition to enjoying the standard square- and circle-shaped bonbons, I was charmed by the chocolate mice and chocolate penguins made by L.A. Burdick. The chocolates were very high quality, extremely fresh, and had innovative yet not-too-weird flavors. Check the ingredients list of each product; most are gluten free. I would definitely order from this chocolatier again.
Endangered Species Chocolate
All products by Endangered Species Chocolate are certified gluten free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. So browse the bars, barks, bites, and spreads with wild abandon.
Gluten Free Chocolate Baking Supplies
Healthworks Cacao Powder
Jessica Scully of Paleo Scaleo recommends Healthworks Cacao Powder (affiliate link). Jessica says, “It’s 100% organic, is really finely ground, and works great for baking, smoothies, and more. The difference from switching from regular cocoa powder (think Hershey’s) to this stuff is huge. Flavor (and added nutrient boost) is so much better.” Try it in these Decadent Flourless Brownies.
All of Lily’s Sweets bars and baking chips are certified gluten free. Jennifer Banz of Low Carb with Jennifer says that because these chocolates are sweetened with stevia, they’re perfect for a diet that’s gluten free and low carb.
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If you have any questions or want to share your experience with buying gluten free chocolate, please leave a comment below. I respond to all comments and do my best to answer all questions accurately. I’d love to hear if you found a good gluten gluten free chocolate source that I haven’t heard of yet!
Be sure to also check out Are Macarons Gluten Free?