If you love chocolate and mint flavors, chances are you have had Junior Mints candy. It is not only a popular Halloween candy, but you can find them at most stores and movie theaters. Before you buy a box of this candy, be sure to find out, Are Junior Mints Gluten Free?

A box of junior mints.

What Are Junior Mints?

Junior Mints were created in 1949 and were named after a famous Broadway show called Junior Mints. In 1993, Tootsie Roll Industries purchased the company, and Junior Mints remains a popular candy. Tootsie Industries also makes Tootsie Pops.

Junior Mints are little chocolate mint candies. These are round candies with two main flavors. The center has a soft mint gel that is coated in chocolate. They can be enjoyed at room temperature or frozen.

Find this candy at most grocery stores, convenience stores, vending machines, movie theaters, and gas stations.

Check out all of my write-ups to find out which candies are gluten free. If you love chocolate, you can also see Are Rolos Gluten Free.

Answer: Are Junior Mints Gluten Free?

I am happy to say that, yes, Junior Mints are gluten free. They contain no gluten-containing ingredients, as you can see below:

Junior Mints Ingredients:

Sugar, Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Processed with Alkali, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin-An Emulsifier, Vanillin-An Artificial Flavor), Corn Syrup, Confectioner’s Glaze, Food Starch-Modified, Peppermint Oil, Invertase (An Enzyme).

Which of your products are gluten free?

At this time, all of our confections are gluten free. We do not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt or any of their components and that includes our dusting on our conveyor belts. We do use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products.”

Tootsie Company Website

So there you have it. Enjoy Junior Mints all you like!

You can substitute Junior Mints for the chocolate chips in this Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe! I also love these Gluten Free Junior Mint Brownies.

Read about more candies, including Are Milk Duds Gluten Free?

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