I LOVE peanut butter! It has to be one of the best things ever invented, in my humble opinion. A day without a huge scoop of peanut butter from the jar just isn’t a day I want to have. Recently I was craving a PB & J sandwich as I hadn’t had one in a while. Which popular peanut butter and jelly brands in the US are gluten free and safe for celiacs? This is an important question so I was on a mission to find out the answer… If you’re looking from UK peanut butter brands check out this post on gluten free peanut butter in the UK.
Which popular Peanut Butter brands in the US are gluten free?
Jif (from a phone call to JM Smuckers): A recorded message told me that “JM Smuckers use label disclosure of potential allergens and when protein is present from an allergenic source, we disclose the presence of milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy beans, egg, shell fish, fish and wheat.
Their website doesn’t mention whether their products are gluten free but from looking at labelling it looks as though all Jif Peanut Butters are free from gluten ingredients. I”m not 100% sure on the cross contamination issue though.
Skippy (from their website): All varieties of Skippy peanut butter, Skippy Natural, Roasted Honey Nut, and Reduced Fat peanut butter spread are gluten-free.
Peter Pan (from their website): All varieties of Peter Pan Peanut Butter are made without adding any potential gluten-containing ingredients such as wheat, rye, barley, and oats.
Arrowhead Mills do a peanut butter which is gluten free and on which gluten testing has been performed.
Kroger do a variety of peanut butters which are gluten free. They have procedures in place to lessen the threat of cross contamination in gluten free products.
Of all the peanut butters here in the US is Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter has to be my favourite. There is no added sugar like many of the popular brands, leaving it all natural and delicious. It comes in both light and dark roasted and both creamy and crunchy. I love them all and they are all gluten free. Laura Scudders Peanut Butter, which is part of the Smucker group, is also just 100% peanuts and also comes in smooth and nutty. I’m a big fan of this one too.
Peanut Butter & Co have a wide variety of interesting peanut butter flavours, all of which are certified gluten free. Crazy yummy sounding flavours include cinnamon raisin peanut butter and both white & dark chocolate peanut butters as well as the usual smooth and crunchy varieties.
Justin’s Peanut Butter is certified gluten free. They have various peanut butter, almond butter and hazelnut butter – some involving chocolate, honey or maple. They also do chocolate peanut butter cups and candy bars, all of which are certified gluten free too.
Which popular Jelly (jam) brands in the US are gluten free?
Smuckers (from a phone call to JM Smuckers): The same as Jif above. Looking at labelling it looks as though Smuckers jelly is gluten free although their website doesn’t specifically mention this.
Welch’s (from their website) While most of Welch’s products are gluten-free, Welch’s Filled Licorice, available in Strawberry and Grape flavors, contains wheat as an ingredient.
Kroger do gluten free jellies and jams and as with their peanut butter they have procedures in place to lessen the threat of cross contamination in gluten free products.
Peanut Butter & Co also do a variety of jams and jellies. They do not contain any gluten containing ingredients but they are not certified gluten free.
St Dalfour are a selection of jams made in France. I recently came across this jam when it was recommended to me. Their jams are available in the UK, US and Australia and all flavours are gluten free.
What’s your favourite brand of gluten free peanut butter or jelly? Let me know!