If you have a sweet tooth, you probably have tried Milk Duds. These are some candies I like to sneak out of my kids’ trick-or-treat bags! If you are celiac or sensitive to gluten, you will want to know…are Milk Duds gluten free?

A box of milk duds on the counter.

What Are Milk Duds?

Milk Duds are bite-sized chocolate-covered caramel balls made by Hershey. Boxes of Milk Duds are candy you can find at any local grocery store, convenience food store, gas station, or movie theater. When we were kids, we froze them to enjoy them cold in the summer.

These candies are fun, and the chewy caramel is sweet and delicious. Milk Duds were first introduced in 1928 by F. Hoffman & Co. Hershey bought the Milk Duds company in 1960.

A photo of the Milk Duds ingredients list and FAQ questions from their website.

If you are a candy fanatic like me, check my other candy articles to see what gluten-free candy is.

Answer: Are Milk Duds Gluten Free?

Yes! Milk Duds are entirely gluten free. They are not certified gluten-free, but the company claims on their website and packaging the candy is gluten-free. I am happy because I frequently swipe these out of my kids’ trick-or-treat bags every Halloween :-). Milk Duds are also peanut-free for those who have a peanut allergy.

Hershey’s is a great company and clearly declares which gluten-free candies are on their website.

Milk Duds Ingredients:

The back of a box of Milk Duds.

As you can see from the ingredients, there are no gluten ingredients. One of the red flags when looking for hidden gluten is caramel flavor and coloring. Milk Duds uses natural brown sugar and milk to make their caramel, so there are no artificial caramel flavors or coloring!

And you can also see the box is labeled gluten free.

More Gluten Free Hershey’s Candy:

  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • York Peppermint Patties
  • Almond Joy Bars
  • Rolos
  • Brookside Chocolate Covered Fruits
  • Heath Candy Bars

Gluten Free Candy List:

If you are wondering what gluten-free candy is, Celiac.org is a great resource, as is the Celiac Disease Foundation. They have put out a great list of all gluten-free candies in order for the holiday. It is an excellent resource for anyone who is gluten free!

Feel like trying your hand at making gluten free candy? Here are a few fun recipes to get you started:

Disclaimer image

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *