UPDATE: Jan, 2015:
As of this month, there are still a whole bunch of Cadbury’s selection which they say is “Gluten Absent”. You can check out the most updated list here yourself. I came looking to see if creme eggs are still gluten-free after all the recent madness about the change in recipe and for now at least, they no longer appear to be on the gluten absent list! Strangely the Creme Egg Twisted is still on the list so I’m hoping someone from Cadbury will get back to me soon and let me know once and for all if these new creme eggs are safe for us to eat! Until then, Twirls, Crunchies and Wispas it is..
Cadbury’s chocolate is everywhere in the UK. It comes in egg form at Easter, selection boxes at Christmas and simply as it is all year round. Dairymilk…Twirl…Fudge…Crunchie…Curly Wurly..Chomp…Flake… and the list could go on and on. In my opinion Cadbury’s chocolate is one of the best out there. I don’t think there are many chocolate bars here in the States which measure up to a nice cold Twirl straight from the fridge.
But which of these chocolate bars are safe for coeliacs? According to the Cadbury UK website a whole bunch of their products are gluten free. In their Products section you can search by dietary requirements to find out which products are safe for you to eat. One of these buttons is ‘Gluten Absent’ You can also search by multiple requirements if you’re looking for something that is for example both gluten and nut free.
Twirl, Crunchie, Fudge, Curly Wurly, Flake, Wispa, Turkish Delight, Chomp, Buttons. Coeliacs can still enjoy these and many more. Yay! Many of the Cadbury’s easter eggs and Christmas goodies are also on this list. Yay for gluten free chocolate form Cadbury!
Here is a list of gluten-absent Cadbury products in the UK as of December 2012:
Cadbury 2012 Gluten Free Christmas List: Wishes, Snowbites, Chocolate Snowman, Chocolate Santa, Dairy Milk Chunks Carton, Chocolate Coins, Parcel Tree Decorations, Caramel Bell Tree Decorations, Advent Calendar, Magical Advent Calendar.
Cadbury 2012 Gluten Free Bars List: Dairy Milk Chocos, Twirl, Crunchie, Fudge, Curly Wurly, Flake, Wispa, Wispa Gold, Creme Egg, Turkish Delight, Chomp, Creme Egg Twisted.
Cadbury 2012 Gluten Free Bags, Boxes & Tins List: Twirl Bites, Choc Full of Peanuts, Choc Full of Raisins, Caramel Nibbles, Giant Buttons, Buttons, White Chocolate Buttons, Tasters, Eclairs, Heroes, Milk Tray, Roses.
Cadbury 2012 Gluten Free Drinks List: Bournville Cocoa, Hot Chocolate Instant, Cadbury Highlights Milk Chocolate, Cadbury Highlights Bournville, Cadbury Highlights Caramel, Cadbury Highlights Hazelnut, Cadbury Highlights Fudge.
Cadbury 2012 Gluten Free Halloween List: Screme Egg, Screme Egg Minis, Dead Heads
As you can see, LOTS of Cadbury products are gluten free!!
If you’re looking for the gluten free status of Cadbury’s chocolate manufactured in the United States, check out my Hershey’s post as they are responsible for Cadbury’s chocolate on this side of the pond. I don’t think they do much more than creme eggs and mini eggs though. In many big cities in the States you will find stores which import Cadbury’s chocolate from the UK which for a Scot living in the US is great news. I can find many of my old favourites and I can also feel safe knowing these are gluten free and safe for me to eat!
San Francisco seems to import quite a lot of Cadbury’s in from the UK to sell in specialist candy or British stores so now I know which bars to look out for 🙂