Gluten Free Snack and Party Foods

Fall is upon us again and so the parties begin: Halloween… Thanksgiving… Christmas and New Years. So many parties, so much food to research to stay safe and gluten-free. Everyone’s always asking “what can we bring” or “what can I have on hand?” So I finally got around to making a single sheet handout list of all the easy-to-find mainstream gluten-free brands and specific products safe for our Celiac kid. You can find a free downloadable list here: Gluten Free Snack and Party Foods. It’s full of family friendly brands that you can find at a grocery store near you.

Our 6th grader is having his Halloween party at school on Friday, so I also updated his Gluten Free Halloween Candy List. Since I’m doing all the legwork, I figured I may as well put all the links here in one place for anyone to use with ease.

Snack on!

When people ask what they can bring to a party, Lay’s is always our easy Go To; Lay’s will put “gluten free” on the back of their bags only if it’s not on shared lines. It’s familiar, easy for people to find/buy and the snacks come to the party in a safe, unopened bag. Yay!

has lots of great gluten-free chip options

Makers of several snack popcorns: Fiddle Faddle, Poppycock, Crunch ‘N Munch and Act II, as well as Swiss Miss pudding and hot cocoa

From cheese and dips to marshmallows and whipped creams, I just love, love, LOVE Kraft for their easy, reliable allergen labeling. If it doesn’t say “gluten” on a Kraft label anywhere in the ingredients or “manufactured in” warning, then it’s safe for Celiacs.

Yum! Chocolate. Hershey is like Kraft; they’re great at clearly labeling. There are so many classics that can be on a Celiac’s shopping list.

Oh, how kids love gummies and juice…! Good news: most of Welch’s products are gluten-free EXCEPT Welch’s Filled Licorice (Strawberry and Grape flavors!) which DO contain wheat.

Potato Sticks are gluten free

—-Frozen Novelties & Ice Cream
Nestle Outshine
Buyer’s Ice Cream
Hood Ice Cream
Whole Fruit

—-Chewing Gum

— Popcorn
Jolly Time
Conagra (Jiffy Pop, Act II and more – see above)

Apple and Eve

Milk boxes and GF Mac-n-Cheese

Remember to check out the download to view a great big list of GF food for your next snack or party!

Do you have a favorite Go To Product for your parties? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list! :)

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