UPDATE: (Jan, 2015)
As of last month, Hershey’s have updated their gluten-free product lists. They have separate lists for products sold in the US and in Canada. The US list is MUCH bigger than the Canadian one. You can check out the HERSHEY website for the most up-to-date allergen information. These gluten-free product lists have been evaluated and qualify as being gluten-free using the FDA and CFIA respectively. This means that in both countries, the products listed cannot contain more than 20ppm. Personally, I’m not a fan of Hershey’s chocolate but if you are then these lists are for you. 🙂
U.S. GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS:
ALMOND JOY Candy -Â All Except ALMOND JOY PIECES Candy
DAGOBA Baking and Beverages -Â ALL
HEATH Bars -Â ALL
HERSHEY’S -Â Baking Bars
HERSHEY’S Semi Sweet Baking Bar
HERSHEY’S Unsweetened Baking Bar
HERSHEY’S -Â Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S Butterscotch Chips
HERSHEY’S Cinnamon Chips
HERSHEY’S KISSES MINI KISSES Milk Chocolate
HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips
HERSHEY’S MINI CHIPS Semi-Sweet Chocolate
HERSHEY’S Mint Chocolate Chips
HERSHEY’S Premier White Chips
HERSHEY’S Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips
HERSHEY’S Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
REESE’S Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S -Â Cocoa
HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
HERSHEY’S KISSES Candies
HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate
HERSHEY’S KISSES Filled Chocolates -Â ALL
HERSHEYâ€™S KISSES SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate
HERSHEY’S Nuggets Chocolates
HERSHEYâ€™S Nuggets Milk Chocolates
HERSHEYâ€™S Nuggets Milk Chocolate with Almonds
HERSHEYâ€™S Nuggets SPECIAL DARK Dark Chocolate with Almonds
HERSHEYâ€™S Nuggets Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds
HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar
HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar (1.55oz only)
HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar (1.45oz only)
HERSHEY’S AIR DELIGHT Aerated Milk Chocolate Bar
HERSHEY’S Milk Duds â€“Â ALL
HERSHEY’S Syrup and Toppings
HERSHEY’S Caramel Syrup
HERSHEYâ€™S Classic Caramel Topping
HERSHEY’S Chocolate Syrup
HERSHEY’S Chocolate Syrup with Calcium
HERSHEY’S Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup
HERSHEY’S Double Chocolate Sundae Syrup
HERSHEY’S Lite Chocolate Syrup
HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Syrup
HERSHEY’S Strawberry Syrup
HERSHEY’S Strawberry Sugar Free Syrup
YORK Peppermint Pattie Sundae Syrup
MOUNDS Bars â€“Â ALL
PAYDAY Candy â€“Â ALL
REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups â€“Â All Except REESEâ€™S Peanut Butter Cup Unwrapped Minis and Seasonal Shaped Items
REESE’S PIECES Candy -Â All Except REESE’S PIECES Eggs
ROLO Caramels in Milk Chocolate Candies â€“Â All Except ROLO Minis
SCHARFFEN BERGER â€“Â ALL
SKOR Toffee Bars -Â ALL
YORK Peppermint Pattie –Â All Except YORK PIECES Candy, YORK Minis, and YORK Shapes (5 oz.)
CANADIAN GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS:
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS Butterscotch Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS Mint Chocolate Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS Mini KISSES Chocolates
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS Mint Chocolate Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS Pure White Chocolate Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS REESE Peanut Butter Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS Semisweet Chocolate Baking Chips
HERSHEY’S CHIPITS SKOR Toffee Baking Bits
UPDATE: (April 3rd, 2012) It looks as though Hershey’s have finally updated their gluten free list to include more products! This list was updated only a couple of days ago and now includes products like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joy and Mounds bars. Fantastic!!
Hershey’s state thatÂ ‘For your convenience, the current products listed below have been fully evaluated and qualify as gluten free using standards proposed by theÂ US Food and Drug AdministrationÂ (FDA). Please note this list is not all inclusive as we have other gluten-free confections.’ So these products listed should contain less than 20ppm and be safe for celiacs. Thanks, Hershey’s!
UPDATE: (March 2012) I called Hershey’s again and was given the same gluten free product list as above. Clearly their customer service people haven’t been given any new or updated information regarding the gluten free status of products because I was given almost word for word the same spiel as the last time I called. Again I was told that many of their other products are gluten free but they can’t confirm this?!? In products with no gluten containing ingredients Hershey’s have procedures in place to eliminate the chance of cross contamination. This sounds good but we celiacs need a more confident list of gluten free products from your company rather than just leaving us to read the labels and figure it out for ourselves.
This information is also relevant to Cadbury’s chocolate in the US as it is manufactured by Hershey’s.
Last week I called Hershey’s….
I explained to the man who answered my call that I was looking to find out which of their products are gluten free as this is not apparent on their labelling.
He gave me this short list (confirmed as gluten free by Hershey’s corporate Headquarters):
- Original Hershey’s Kisses
- Milk chocolate bar (1.55 size)
- Milk chocolate bar with almonds (1.45 size)
- Baking chocolate
- Chocolate chips
- Chocolate syrup
My response of ‘Are these really the only products you have that are gluten free?’ was met with an explanation that Hershey’s do have other products where none of their ingredients contain gluten but as these haven’t yet been checked?!? they cannot be added to the gluten free list.
I was told to check the labelling on any products not on this list as there shouldn’t be any hidden ingredients. If a product contains rye, wheat, oats or barley it will be stated on the label. If there is the possibility of contamination of one of these grains this will also be included on the labelling.
Sooo, basically, if there are no obvious glutenous ingredients and no cross contamination warning then we can assume that the product is gluten free.
I took the man’s advice and looked at the back of a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup (made by Hershey’s) wrapper…there were no obvious glutenous ingredients and no cross contamination warning. According to Hershey’s customer service that means I could safely eat this but can I really trust them if they are not willing to put it on their ‘gluten free list’ and officially confirm that this product is gluten free?
My question to you Hershey’s…..’Why would these ‘assumed’ gluten free products not be on your gluten free list if they are in fact gluten free?!?!?