UPDATE (Jan, 2015)
Nestle UK’s Gluten Avoidance list was updated this month. It’s a very extensive list featuring most of the Nestle favourites.Â The productsÂ listed in their Gluten Avoidance list do not contain wheat, barley, oats, rye or any added gluten. Some of the products in the listÂ contain small quantities of gluten considered safe for a gluten free diet (in compliance with Codex Alimentarius levels accepted by Coeliac UK). As you will see, such products are highlighted with an asterisk and as always it is up to you whether or not you choose to eat such products. Some celiacs are able to tolerate these levels whilst others are not. Personally, I do not eat such products but some celiacs do and are completely fine.
I wrote a post about Nestle’s gluten-free product offerings in the US a long time ago so I thought it was about time for a UK version, especially since Nestle UK have just updated their gluten free product list!
The product’s Nestle make in the UK and the US are completely different. Actually, I’m not sure if there is any kind of product overlap at all! In the US, Nestle are all about Butterfingers, Goobers and Raisinets whereas there products are almost unheard of in the UK. When you say Nestle to us, we think about Milky Bar, Aero and Quality Street! Mmmmm.
So which Nestle products in the UK are gluten free?
According to their UK website, lots of things! Their Gluten Avoidance List is a list of Nestle products where “the ingredients used in the manufacturing of the products do not contain gluten in any form.
The products listed do not contain wheat, barley, oats, rye or any added gluten. Any Â product containing small quantities of gluten considered safe for a gluten free diet (in Â compliance with Codex Alimentarius levels accepted by Coeliac UK) are highlighted with an asterisk. *
Gluten-free Nestle confectionary products include (as of August 2013):
Milk Choc Bubbles
Milk Chocolate Bar Medium & Snacksize
Peppermint Bar Medium & Snacksize
After EightÂ Dark Mints andÂ Mint Straws
Matchmakers Mint & Orange 151g
Milkybar Buttons and Giant Buttons (Unfortunately it seems their normal bar which was always my favourite is off limits but their buttons are tasty too!!)
Quality StreetÂ Assortment andÂ Big Green Triangle
Rolo 100g bar
Also gluten free are a whole bunch of Rowntrees products such as Fruit Gums and Fruit Pastilles!
You can check out their full list of gluten free confectionary and other Nestle products here. You can also find nut, egg, milk, soya avoidance lists as well as vegetarian and vegan product lists.
Happy chocolate eating!