Today I picked up a packed of Skittles and smiled when I saw that they are labelled ‘gluten free’. I still stand by my opinion that Skittles taste better in the UK but back home we only have a couple of different varieties whereas the States seem to have gone Skittles mad. I found the chocolate ones today and they are yummy with their S’mores, vanilla, chocolate caramel, chocolate pudding and brownie batter flavours. I have emailed Wrigley USA a few times to see if they can provide me with allergen information/precautions to ensure there is no cross contamination in production but I haven’t yet received a reply.
UPDATE for Skittles in the UK: When I emailed Wrigley, the company who make Skittles,last week this is the response I got. Basically they can confirm there is no gluten above 100ppm but they canâ€™t confirm that itâ€™s below 20ppm –
â€œFor those products that do not contain gluten ingredients in the ingredient listing, the potential level of gluten in the finished product is below 100mg/kg. However as we do not guarantee the absence of minute quantities of gluten in order to meet the EU definition of â€˜gluten freeâ€™ (as per Commission Regulation (EC) No 41/2009) which is less than 20mg of gluten per Kg.â€