UPDATE DECEMBER 2012:Â For the most up-to-date information on Cadbury’s products in the UK, including Roses, check out my Cadbury UK post. Spoiler alert – Roses are on the gluten free list! 🙂
I wasÂ at a workÂ meetingÂ this morningÂ andÂ a colleague kindly gave me a cadbury’s rose chocolate to have with my tea. How strange, I thought, that this innocent gesture requiresÂ research intoÂ the gluten content of this tiny chocolate before I can eat it! So…I googled ‘Cadbury’s roses gluten free’ and came up with a couple of answers…
Coeliac UK provide a list of ‘gluten free’Â cadbury’s products. This list was as ofÂ July 2009 so whilst things may have changed since then, thisÂ was only compiled 4 months ago and is their most recent list. This list says that Roses 150g, 220g, 400g, 700g and 975g are all gluten free as are the Roses mini carton, luxury collection, truffles selection and pouch. It appears that all Cadbury’s roses are safe!
This sounded too good to be true so I looked at cadbury’s own site. IÂ first came across information from 2007 which lists some roses as ‘gluten free’ and othersÂ containing ‘trace amounts’. This also didn’t appear to be a complete list of all roses and as I wasn’t sure which chocolate I had been given I wantedÂ more information. More googling and finally I found more up to date information from Cadbury’s ….Â http://www.cadbury.co.uk/home/Pages/home.aspx
If you click onÂ ‘Nutrition’ at the bottom of the page’ then search for ‘Gluten Absent(suitable for Coeliacs)’ you will get a list ofÂ products which areÂ safe for us. I was happy to discover that the gluten free status of roses matches the Coeliac UK list…it looks as though Coeliacs can nibble away safelyÂ at Cadbury’s roses…in moderation of course 😉