Jolly Ranchers are one of those iconic candies that have been in our lives for quite some time. So… are Jolly Ranchers gluten free?
The short answers is yes, Jolly Ranchers are gluten free. None of their ingredients contain gluten. Great news! You can go work on those childhood cavities now!
Are Jolly Ranchers Certified GF?
I have yet to see the words “gluten free” written on any Jolly Ranchers products. If you have, let me know if the comments below!
So… are Jolly Ranchers really gluten free then? As I said earlier, they can be considered gluten free from the FDA perspective since none of their ingredients contain gluten, but they are not certified gluten free.
If you are worried about cross contamination, there is some concern here. Use your best judgement and what works best for you.
I hate these words, but you could say “may contain wheat” when talking about Jolly Ranchers and I would not argue with you.
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Ingredients
As you can see, you won’t see wheat in their ingredients! But I hope you are not cutting sugar out of your diet because there is plenty of that!
- Corn Syrup
- Sugar, Contains
- 2% or less of: Malic Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Artificial Color Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Yellow 6.
Who Makes Jolly Ranchers?
Jolly Ranchers are made by the folks over at Hershey’s. Did you know they have been around since 1894?!
Now if we could just get them on the certified GF train, so when you ask are Jolly Ranchers gluten free… then we could say 100% yes!
Gluten Free Dad’s Conclusion
At the end of the day, you need to do what is best for you. My short answer would be yes, Jolly Ranchers are gluten free, but that comes with a discussion.
I’d love to hear your thoughts below or experiences. Did you eat Jolly Ranchers and get sick? Have you had no issues with them?
Looking for other gluten free candy options out there? here are a few products I’ve been taking a deeper look into!
There are more on my site, just search for the word candy!
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