Skittles Gluten Free

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 can’t confirm that it’s below 20ppm –

“For 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 ‘gluten free’ (as per Commission Regulation (EC) No 41/2009) which is less than 20mg of gluten per Kg.”

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Lots of tasty gluten free flavours

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  • Hi,

    I was just curious if you had heard anything from Wrigley UK about skittles being gluten-free? I see on the ingredients pack they have modified starch in them, which is usually a no-no!

    Thanks,
    Amanda

  • Hi Amanda,

    I’ve contacted Wrigley both in the UK and the US this week to get updated product information so I’ll let you know what I find out. 🙂

  • Any update on skittles in the UK being gluten-free? I know they are in the US but what about UK?

    Thanks!
    AMnada

  • Hi Amanda! My readers are telling me that yes, Skittles in the UK are gluten free and that they eat them.

    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 can’t confirm that it’s below 20ppm –

    “For 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 ‘gluten free’ (as per Commission Regulation (EC) No 41/2009) which is less than 20mg of gluten per Kg.”

  • Thanks so much Laura!!

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