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2011 Gluten-Free Easter Candy

April 17th, 2011

Yellow Marshmallow PeepsThe Easter bunny will be making his visit soon, leaving all kinds of sweet treats. To find out what candy is safe for us gluten intolerant individuals, please visit MyGlutenFacts.com for an updated list. Items on the list are marked with the indicators below:

Cleaned Production Line (CL)
These products do not contain any gluten but are made using the same equipment as products that do. The manufacturer assures us that they consider gluten a top allergen and therefore clean the equipment between runs to ensure that these products are safe from cross-contamination.

Dedicated Production Line (DL)
These products do not contain gluten and are made with machinery that only processes foods without gluten. The manufacturer assures us that they consider gluten a top allergen and therefore take the necessary steps to ensure that these products are safe from cross-contamination.

Dedicated Facility (DF)
These products do not contain gluten and are made in a building where there is no gluten in any other product.

I’m glad to see that one of my favorites, marshmallow peeps are still gluten-free, even the chocolate dipped chicks. Yummy! As always, please be sure to read the ingredients on the package. For example, some companies outsource the production of their candy and so the special run Easter candy may be safe while the regularly sold candy is not (or vice versa). Also some of the Cadbury eggs are safe, and some are not because they have been manufactured in different facilities. So just keep an eye on those ingredients before indulging. I hope you all have a safe and Happy Easter!

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