Bicarbonate Coffee Lemon Prilosec Tea Anemia Aspartame Aspirin Asthma Candy Chocolate Death Eggs Garlic GERD Gluten Lifting McDonald's MSG Paleo Sleeping Soda Starbucks Synthroid Tylenol VomitingGluten Free, Starburst. I have gluten intolerance. It can be difficult for people who have gluten intolerance or celiac disease to eat candy. Certain packaged candies contain wheat as an ingredient. Are Starburst and Skittles gluten free?
Starburst Gluten-free 4/2012, USACandy, like Starburst, is not generally healthful. However, it may be a good choice of junk food. I think Starburst candies are a good choice for celiac patients and those with other forms of gluten intolerance.
Note: Starburst is pure junk food and has no nutritional value. However it also has no gluten. This is a benefit.
Skittles Gluten-free 4/2012, USAGluten-free. Skittles are currently in the United States marked as a gluten-free food. This makes them a possible choice for a snack for people who have celiac disease or some form of gluten intolerance.
Tip: The ingredients of Skittles recently changed. In the United States, I started seeing new versions of Skittles available in 2011.
And: This new version contains no gelatin. The old version contained gelatin. This may affect some of us on special diets.
However: They can cause heartburn if you eat too many of them or too fast. Also they are bad for your teeth.
Sour Patch Kids Gluten-free 4/2012, USATwizzlers. Twizzlers are a popular, sweet licorice-like candy. Sadly Twizzlers are not gluten-free. The ingredient list contains a wheat ingredient. Some kinds of gummy candy uses wheat to make the candy thicker and firmer to bite into.
But: For those of us with gluten intolerance, the candy can no longer be bitten into at all.
Twizzlers Contains gluten 5/2012, USAStory. I like to eat candy. I have some level of gluten intolerance. Skittles do not bother me because of gluten. Instead they bother me because they contain excessive acid, which triggers my heartburn response.
Note: Skittles may be a good candy for those who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance but not severe or common heartburn problems.
Review: Skittles are a good candy for some with digestive problems. They are trouble for those who have more than one problem.