Are Skittles Gluten-Free? Find Out the Sweet Answer Now!

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Are Skittles gluten-free? Yes! At the time of this post, there are nine Skittles candy options that contain gluten-free ingredients. Unless you're living off the grid, you've caught the Skittles commercials inviting you to "taste the rainbow". That sounds ridiculously delicious - sign me up! Check out the ingredient details for these chewy, fruity, pop 'em in your mouth by the handful candies below.

If you've fallen down the rabbit hole of my gluten-free candy posts, you'll notice I like to remind you (a lot) to always check the ingredients and if you're unsure, contact the manufacturer. Use the information below as a gluten-free guide, but keep in mind that ingredients may change and production may change. Change sucks when it involves gluten and it's important that we always double check those labels (even when we can recite them in our sleep).

Skittles brand is a part of Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Mars Incorporated provides very detailed nutritional and allergen product information. Note: you won't find this information on the Skittles main website, you'll need to visit the Mars website and select each individual Skittles product type.

The below details are current as of the date of this post. However, Mars Wrigley Confectionery recommends checking their labels or call 1-800-974-4539 for the latest nutrition and ingredient information.

SKITTLES ORIGINAL
Ingredients: Made of: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Less Than 2% of: Citric Acid, Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colors (Red 40 Lake, Titanium Dioxide, Red 40, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 6, Blue 2 Lake, Blue 1, Blue 1 Lake), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

SKITTLES WILD BERRY

Ingredients: Made of: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil; Less than 2% of: Citric Acid, Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colors (Titanium Dioxide, Red 40 Lake, Red 40, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Yellow 6, Blue 2 Lake), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

SKITTLES TROPICAL

Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, less than 2% of: Citric Acid, Tapioca Dextrose, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Colors (Blue 1 Lake, Titanium Dioxide, Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 6, Red 40 Lake), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

SKITTLES SOUR
Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil; less than 2% of: Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colors (Red 40 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Titanium Dioxide), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

SKITTLES ORCHARDS

Ingredients: Made of: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Less Than 2% of: Citric Acid, Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colors (Titanium Dioxide, Red 40 Lake, Red 40, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Yellow 6, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

SKITTLES BRIGHTSIDE
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Less than 2% of: Citric Acid, Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colors (Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 6, Red 40, Blue 1), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

SKITTLES FLAVOR MASH-UPS

Ingredients: Sorbitol, Maltitol, Gum Base, Glycerol, Caffeine, Less than 2% of: Natural and Artificial Flavors, Acacia, Soy Lecithin, Aspartame, Malic Acid, Sucralose, Citric Acid, Acesulfame K, BHT (to Maintain Freshness), Carnauba Wax.

SKITTLES SWEET HEAT
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Palm Oil, Citric Acid; Less than 2% of: Pectin, Sodium Citrate, Apple Juice from Concentrate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Mono- and Diglycerides, Confectioner's Glaze, Coloring (Includes Blue 1), Carnauba Wax.

SKITTLES SWEETS AND SOURS
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Citric Acid; Less than 2% of : Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colors (Titanium Dioxide, Red 40 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Red 40, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Blue 2 Lake, Blue 1), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

Mars Incorporated owns several candy brands including Milky Way, Snickers, and Twix.

Do you have a major sweet tooth? What's your favorite gluten-free candy? Share with the Hold the Gluten community in the comments below (and then make that dentist appointment!).

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Maureen Stanley was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2005. Way back before gluten-free was “mainstream“. Maureen created Hold The Gluten blog and podcast in 2008 as a way to connect members of the gluten-free community across the world.

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