Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes - A Very British Recipe (2023)


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These deliciously orange Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes are the perfect nostalgic treat. Made with a light, gluten free Genoise sponge, tangy citrus jelly and topped with dark chocolate, they are easier to make than you think. They’re dairy free too!

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Originally Published 14thSeptember 2014… Updated 28thApril 2023

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Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes – Updating an old recipe

Jaffa Cakes are so iconically British. I don’t think I know of anyone who loved them as a child and still doesn’t love them as an adult. So it’s only right that at Gluten Free Alchemist, we should have a temptingly delicious recipe for Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes.

Actually… I’ve had a recipe for Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes on the blog for years. The original recipe was for a ‘mixed berry’ version and was very different in texture to the one I share here today. So why have I changed it? Fundamentally to keep it simple… The recipe for the old cake base used a variety of ingredients that were less easy to source. But I also wanted to come back to a traditional orange flavour!

Either way… I’m really happy with the result of these. Without a doubt homemade (I know they look a bit messy)… But perfectly ‘orange’ and absolutely delicious. I hope you love them too.

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What are Jaffa Cakes?

Jaffa Cakes first hit British tastebuds nearly a century ago in 1927. Introduced by the then ‘McVitie and Price’, they are a sweet treat that consists of three layers… A base of Genoise sponge; a layer of orange-flavoured jelly or jam; and a top-coat of chocolate.

The treats were named after Jaffa Oranges… But McVitie’s neglected to register the name “Jaffa Cakes’ as a trademark and consequently other manufacturers and retailers have been able to use the same name for similar products.

But that wasn’t the end of McVitie’s woes… Back in 1991, they faced a VAT tribunal over whether Jaffa Cakes should be registered as a cake or a biscuit. Good old ‘Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise’ fancied a slice of the cake and wanted this most popular of treats registered as a biscuit so that they could charge more tax. They failed. McVitie’s successfully argued that Jaffa Cakes are ‘cake’ and they have remained VAT free ever since.

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Cake or Biscuit?

Nonetheless, the debate rages on… Is a Jaffa Cake actually a cake or a biscuit? They are sold in the biscuit aisle, come lined up in a box, are shaped like a cookie and to all intent and purpose are eaten in the same way as any other biscuit.

So what’s with the ‘cake’ definition? Well, the base argument is this… Although they might look like and be marketed as biscuits, Jaffa Cakes are actually baked with a Genoise Sponge… That’s a cake mix right? And the texture is that of a sponge cake, which (unlike a biscuit) goes harder as it stales.

No doubt many of you will argue with me, but I am with McVitie’s on this one. Jaffa Cakes (gluten free or not) are CAKE!

And so is this recipe. The GLUTEN FREE genoise sponge is airy and softer than you get from a commercial Jaffa. It’s amply topped with a layer of zesty citrus orange jelly and a generous slathering of dark chocolate. Without a doubt, cake… and without a doubt, delicious.

Why we need a great recipe for Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes

Now here’s the thing… It was reported back in 2018 that McVitie’s produce more than two billion Jaffa Cakes every year. That’s a staggering amount of sponge, jelly and chocolate! It also tells us just how incredibly popular these little morsels are. But it also raises the question ‘Why don’t McVitie’s make Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes?’. It seems to me they’re missing a trick. But who am I to judge?

Sure, you can buy alternative gluten free versions… The most notable is from Schär. They’re ok… But (like most Schär products) I personally find them to be gritty and dry. So it seems (if you want a decent Gluten Free Jaffa Cake) you’ll have to make them yourself!

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What ingredients are needed to make this recipe?

Like I said at the start, I’ve revamped this recipe to make it as straightforward as possible and everything you’ll need is a basic ‘store cupboard’ ingredient…

For the orange jelly (jello):

  • A pack of ‘ready to make’ orange jelly cubes
  • Boiling water
  • A little orange extract (optional, but it really enhances the citrus kick and ‘naturalises’ the flavour)

For the Genoise Sponge:

  • Gluten free plain flour blend – I use my Gluten Free Alchemist home-mixed Blend A, which can be found at the bottom of my Gluten Free Flours and Flour Blending Page… But other well-balanced blends will also work well.
  • Xanthan gum (the tiniest amount which is optional, but offers extra reassurance of structure)
  • Baking powder (Again, the tiniest amount to give a little boost to the sponge)
  • Eggs (I use UK large eggs – Check out my International Egg Size and Weight Guide to see how yours compare)
  • Caster Sugar (superfine sugar)

Note: You can also substitute the flour + xanthan + baking powder with a commercial self-raising flour that contains all three elements (eg Doves Freee).

For the topping:

  • Good quality dark chocolate
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Is this recipe Coeliac-safe?

Absolutely yes! Providing you use gluten free flour and baking powder, everything else on the list is naturally gluten free and wheat free. And that makes this the perfect recipe for anyone with Coeliac Disease (Celiac) or another gluten-related health condition. Just remember to check any ingredient labels for ‘may contain’ warnings or hidden gluten.

Can I make these Jaffa Cakes Dairy Free too?

Yes again! My Gluten Free Jaffa Cake recipe doesn’t actually contain any dairy at all. The only ‘risk’ ingredient is the chocolate on the top. And providing you choose a dark chocolate that is safely dairy free, it’s all good!

How to make Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes… Tips for success

Jaffa Cakes are much easier to make than you’d think. The jelly (adding boiling water to jelly/jello cubes) is child’s play…Making the sponge is an easy whisk-and-bake job… And all the chocolate needs is to be carefully melted and spread on the top. Okay… the chocolate can be a bit messy, but who cares what they look like?

Neat or not… here are my top tips for Gluten Free Jaffa Cake Success…

Top Tips:

  • Prepare the jelly/jello FIRST! It needs time to cool and set before making the sponge. So give it a good couple of hours at least.
  • Carefully line the jelly tin with baking paper as instructed on the recipe card… It’s easier to tip out that way.
  • Remember to lightly grease the muffin pan, so that the sponge cakes release easily after baking. You can use a light smear of butter (or dairy free alternative) or oil for this.
  • When it comes to the Genoise sponge whisking is key! Don’t cut corners here… It’s essential that you whisk the eggs and sugar until the batter forms a lasting trail of mixture across the surface (that remains visible for a few seconds) when the whisk is lifted.
  • Fold the flour into the mix gently, but lightly and high to retain as much air as possible. And be careful not to over-mix.
  • Keep an eye on the baking sponge… Because the sponges (which are baked in a muffin tin) are shallow in depth, they bake quite quickly. When the top is golden and they spring back to the touch, they are done!
  • Choose the right size cookie cutter for the jelly… Cut one round and check the size before cutting them all. The circle should be slightly smaller than the sponge.
  • Upturn the cakes (so that the top-baked side is underneath) before coating them with jelly and chocolate. This gives a sturdier bottom to your Jaffa Cakes.
  • Melt your chocolate SLOWLY and on a LOW HEAT to avoid it ‘seizing’ or burning.And follow the instructions in the recipe card for a shinier top.
  • Don’t worry about what they look like! I’ve yet to manage a ‘professional’ finish, but it’s never affected the taste.
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Flavour variations… Make Jaffa Cakes your way!

While orange is the traditional Jaffa flavour, you don’t have to follow the rules! You can make YOUR gluten free Jaffa Cakes any way you choose. Why not:

  • Vary the jelly flavour… Try making Jaffa Cakes flavoured blackcurrant, strawberry or lemon and lime.
  • Make your own jelly using gelatine and any liquid you choose… You can even make a boozy version by adding a tot of liqueur to the mix.
  • Use vegetarian jelly from veggie jelly cubes or vegegel.
  • Make chocolate genoise sponge… By subbing a tablespoon of the gluten free flour for cocoa.
  • Switch the dark chocolate for white or milk chocolate.

How to store Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes

Because these gluten free Jaffa Cakes are homemade and definitively ‘cake’, don’t expect them to last as long as shop-bought versions (which are baked to be much drier, use a stickier jelly and are packed with preservatives).

Nonetheless, these Jaffa Cakes should still be good for about 3 to 4 days if stored at room temperature. If layering in a tin/tub, make sure to place a piece of baking paper between the layers to prevent the cakes from sticking together.

While they can probably be frozen, it’s not something I’ve tried… yet!

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Ready to make Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes?

And that’s all you need to know! The recipe for my deliciously orange Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes is below (scroll an inch or two further). Enjoy!

If you do make them, please come back and tell me! Leave a comment at the bottom, rate the recipe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ or message me on social media (Facebook,Instagram andPinterest).

If you love my traditional Jaffa Cakes, you might also like my:

  • Perfect Gluten Free Swiss Roll
  • Jaffa Cake Cake (Posh Jaffa Cakes for Grown Ups)
  • Flourless Orange Cake
  • Orange Bundt Cake

For everything else, check out the Gluten Free Recipe Index… It’s your FREE On-Line Recipe Book for everything gluten free… whether for special occasions, a gluten free Christmas, Easter or anything in between.

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Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes

These deliciously orange Gluten Free Jaffa Cakes are the perfect nostalgic treat. Made with a light, gluten free Genoise sponge, tangy citrus jelly and topped with dark chocolate, they are easier to make than you think. They're dairy free too!

Prep Time50 mins

Cook Time10 mins

(Video) Really easy gluten-free Jaffa Cakes!

jelly set time1 hr

Total Time2 hrs

Course: Biscuits & Cookies, Cake, Sweet Treats, Tea Time

Cuisine: British, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Keyword: chocolate, jaffa cake, jelly, orange, sponge

Servings: 12

Calories per serving: 155.6kcal

Author: Gluten Free Alchemist – Kate Dowse

Key equipment


Orange Jelly

  • 135 g orange jelly cubes (1 standard pack) – the type that you make at home.
  • 130 g boiling water
  • 1 tsp orange extract

Jaffa Cake Sponge

  • 30 g plain gluten free flour blend I use GFA Blend A (see NOTES), but an alternative flour blend should work fine.
  • tsp xanthan gum
  • tsp baking powder (gluten free)
  • 1 large egg At room temperature – UK large size (Canadian ‘Extra Large’; Australian ‘Jumbo’; and US ‘Extra or Very Large’
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • butter/oil for greasing

Dark Chocolate Topping

  • 180 g good quality dark chocolate dairy free as required


Orange Jelly – prepare ahead of time!

  • Prepare a small baking tray or flat-bottomed dish (approx 7 inch x 10 inch/18 cm x 25 cm) by completely lining with baking paper (base and sides) making sure there are no gaps for the jelly to leak through the paper. This makes the jelly easier to remove intact.

  • Break the jelly into pieces and place in a small bowl or measuring jug.

  • Pour the boiling water onto the jelly and stir until the jelly has completely dissolved.

  • Add the orange extract and stir through. Allow to cool slightly.

  • When tepid, pour the jelly into the tray and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or until set. The process can be sped up by placing in the freezer (but don't allow to freeze)…

Jaffa Cake Sponge

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F.

  • Prepare a standard 12-hole muffin tin by lightly greasing (with butter/dairy free alternative) the inside of each hole.

  • In a small bowl, weigh and mix together the flour, xanthan gum and baking powder. Set aside.

  • In a larger bowl, whisk the sugar with the eggs until thick and pale and so that the mixture leaves a lasting trail across the top when drizzled. This requires an electric whisk and may take 7 minutes + to reach a good trail point.

  • Lightly and quickly sift the flour mix onto the whipped batter.

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  • Gently fold the flour into the mixture using a large metal or silicone spoon-spatula, keeping the folds high and light to retain air. Do not over-mix.

  • Divide the batter equally between the 12 holes in the muffin tin, using a teaspoon to gently level the tops.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden and the tops spring back to the touch.

  • Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes, before gently loosening any stuck cakes and tipping them out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Prepare the orange jelly discs

  • When ready to add the jelly to the cake and coat with chocolate, line up the cake bases firmer side facing down.

  • Take the jelly from the fridge and tip out onto a clean sheet of baking paper (peel off the backing paper).

  • Cut the jelly into discs using a 4 to 5 cm round cutter (1½ to 2 inch), so that the circles fit inside the diameter of the cakes.

  • Place a jelly disc centrally on top of each sponge cake.

Melting the chocolate

  • Chop the chocolate finely for best melting.

  • Place 120g of the dark chocolate in a heat proof glass bowl ready for melting.

  • Gently heat the chocolate either in the microwave (set at low to medium – 10 to 30 second bursts (max)), orovera steaming/gently simmering pan of water (Bain Marie).

  • When melted, remove from the heat and immediately add the rest of the chocolate (60g), gentlystirring through until smooth. If there are lumps that won’t melt, pop the bowl back over the steam/in the microwave at a LOW temperature for 5 seconds only and re-stir. Repeat only if necessary. (See NOTE). The chocolate must not heat up, but may need a little warmth to encourage the last melts! Use immediately to coat the Jaffa Cakes.

Top-Coating the Jaffa Cakes with Chocolate

  • Using a spoon and/or small knife/spatula, spread the chocolate over the jelly discs, ensuring that the chocolate meets the cake base to seal. It honestly doesn't matter how messy they look! They'll still taste great. (If the chocolate starts to become too thick to work, very gently reheat slightly).

  • As you decorate each cake, use a fork to press into or drag lines across the top of the chocolate to create a pattern.

  • Leave to set completely.


* Note: nutritional information is an estimate & may vary according to portion size/ingredient variants.

Gluten Free Alchemist Flour Blend A can be found on the Page. If using an alternative flour blend, the texture may be slightly different.

Chocolate Note: The process of melting some of the chocolate and then adding the rest and stirring will help to give the Jaffa Cakes a shinier chocolate top. Although not full ‘tempering’, it definitely helps cut down any grainy ‘bloom’ and dullness.


Calories: 155.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.2g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 67.2mg | Potassium: 113.9mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 15.9g | Vitamin A: 28.3IU | Calcium: 17.9mg | Iron: 2mg

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Can you get gluten free Jaffa Cakes? ›

Gluten and wheat free sponge base with an orangey filling, half coated with chocolate. Specifically formulated for people intolerant to gluten.

Are Jaffa Cakes a British thing? ›

Jaffa Cakes are a cake introduced by McVitie and Price in the UK in 1927 and named after Jaffa oranges. The most common form of Jaffa cakes are circular, 21⁄8 inches (54 mm) in diameter and have three layers: a Genoise sponge base, a layer of orange flavoured jam and a coating of chocolate.

What is Jaffa Cakes in America? ›

Jaffa Cakes! Light sponge cake topped with orange jelly and semi-sweet chocolate.

What are Jaffa Cakes legally? ›

Jaffa Cakes are in fact cakes

VAT is added to chocolate-covered biscuits, but not for chocolate-covered cakes. McVitie's even produced a giant Jaffa Cake for the court case to show its cake credentials on a larger scale. The case in 1991 found that Jaffa Cakes are actually cakes!

Can celiacs eat gluten free cakes? ›

Although regular breads and cakes are not included in a gluten free diet, there are many creative ways in which people with coeliac disease can have their cake and eat it! Gluten gives bread, cakes and pastry the right texture. Without gluten, bread is less chewy and cakes and pastry can be drier and more crumbly.

Why do athletes eat Jaffa Cakes? ›

For athletes, Jaffas can indeed provide a necessary energy boost. "This carbohydrate is ideal for athletes, especially during training or a game as it will provide a quick and tasty source of fuel. Energy gels and similar are less palatable so less likely to be consumed in adequate amounts.

What is an American biscuit called in the UK? ›

American biscuits are small, fluffy quick breads, leavened with baking powder or buttermilk and served with butter and jam or gravy. They are close to what the British would call scones.

Can you get Jaffa Cakes in the US? ›

Most popular with customers in United States of America (USA), Canada, Italy, France, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Denmark, but you can buy McVities Jaffa Cakes 10 Pack for delivery worldwide.

What is the British version of biscuits? ›

Scone (UK) / Biscuit (US)

American do have things called biscuits too, but they are something completely different. These are the crumbly cakes that British people call scones, which you eat with butter, jam, sometimes clotted cream and always a cup of tea.

Is a US Jaffa Cake a cake or biscuit? ›

During the court battle between Mcvitie's and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, Mcvitie's baked a giant Jaffa Cake to prove that Jaffa cakes were really cakes and not biscuits. It was a long and costly dispute, but McVities finally tasted sweet success and Jaffa Cakes were finally recognised as chocolate covered cakes.

What does Jaffa mean in Jaffa Cake? ›

Jaffa Cakes were first introduced by McVities to the UK in 1927, and the name comes from the orange flavoured jam from Jaffa Oranges. The most common features of a Jaffa Cake are: Circular, 2 1/8 inches (or 54mm) in diameter. 3 layers consisting of a sponge base, orange flavoured jam topped with chocolate.

What nationality is Jaffa? ›

Today, Jaffa is one of Israel's mixed cities, with approximately 37% of the city being Arab.

Do Jaffa Cakes go hard or soft when stale? ›

On going stale, a Jaffa cake goes hard like a cake rather than soft like a biscuit. Jaffa cakes are presented as a snack, eaten with the fingers, whereas a cake may be more often expected to be eaten with a fork.

What is in the middle of a Jaffa Cake? ›

The traditional Jaffa cake is something of a British icon. Known as biscuits in Britain and called cookies in the United States, these treats have a layer of sponge topped with a sweet orange jelly and finished off with plain chocolate (semi-sweet chocolate).

Are Jaffa Cakes healthy? ›

Verdict: Jaffa cakes are another healthier chocolate biscuit option. With 1g of fat and 46 calories per biscuit (or is it a cake?) dietitian Jane Clarke deems them good nutrition wise.

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To be safe, don't kiss someone immediately after they've polished off a meal or beverage containing gluten. Anyone that understands your condition will be more than happy to wait a little after a meal, drink some plain water or brush their teeth before giving you a kiss!

How close are we to a cure for celiac disease? ›

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What happens if you eat gluten with celiac disease long term? ›

Complications of coeliac disease only tend to affect people who continue to eat gluten, or those who have not yet been diagnosed with the condition, which can be a common problem in milder cases. Potential long-term complications include: weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) iron deficiency anaemia.

Why is it called Jaffa Cakes? ›

McVitie & Price introduced the Jaffa Cake in 1927. It contained a simple combination of sugar and tangerine oil to form the sealed layer of jam. The cakes were named after the Jaffa oranges which flavour the zesty centre of the cake.

Can Muslims eat Jaffa Cakes? ›

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What is the main fruit in Jaffa Cake? ›

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What do Brits call zucchini? ›

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What do British people call french fries? ›

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Why do Jaffa Cakes taste different? ›

According to the BBC, these classic cakes (which have been around since 1927) are actually made with apricot jam, rather than orange. While the packaging features lettering that resembles an orange rind, the main flavor of the jam is in fact mostly apricot, with just a hint of tangerine oil.

How long do Jaffa Cakes last? ›

How long can you keep Jaffa Cakes for in the fridge? We would recommend keeping these Jaffa Cakes in the fridge because of the jelly topping. Keep them in an airtight container for 3 days or so.

Does Germany have Jaffa Cakes? ›

These are a product of Germany, but Jaffa cakes originated from the snack food company McVitie and Price (now called McVitie's) in Britain in the 1920s.

What kind of biscuits do Brits eat with tea? ›

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What do Brits eat with tea? ›

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What flavor is Jaffa Cake? ›

Whether you call it a biccie or a cake, it's bringing all the best flavours of tangy orange, smooth chocolate and sweet sponge - enough said!"

Are Jaffa Cakes milk or Dark chocolate? ›

McVitie's Jaffa Cakes are the original cake in the biscuit aisle! Dark crackly chocolate on the top, light sponge on the bottom and that tangy orangey bit in the middle.

Are Jaffa Cakes Cadbury? ›

Cadbury Jaffa Cakes Dark Chocolate 24 Pack | Approved Food.

What side is the bottom of a Jaffa Cake? ›

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Do Jaffa Cakes use Israeli oranges? ›

Although the Jaffa Cakes were named after the Jaffa orange, McVitie & Price used a recipe of apricot, sugar and tangerine oil to create their famous jam-topped cake. McVitie's say the oranges, a variety which can be linked to the ancient port city of Jaffa in Israel, are used to flavour the cakes.

What is Jaffa slang for in Irish? ›

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What does the word Jaffa mean in Hebrew? ›

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What is Jaffa called now? ›

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What language is Jaffa? ›

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Why is a Jaffa Cake a cake and not a biscuit? ›

The most widely reported aspect of the case was that upon going stale, a Jaffa cake goes hard like a cake rather than soft like a biscuit. Consequently, the tribunal decided that in fact, the humble Jaffa Cake is a cake and therefore a zero-rated foodstuff.

Do Jaffa Cakes go in the fridge? ›

Jaffa Cakes can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 3 days. They also freeze well for up to 3 months.

What is the correct way to eat a Jaffa Cake? ›

Related Articles. The data outlines that the most popular eating method is to eat your Jaffa Cakes in two halves (52%), or as some might say Half Moon, followed by in one bite (26%), or Total Eclipse.

What is the jam in Jaffa Cakes? ›

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What is a fun fact about Jaffa Cake? ›

Random Facts

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Pillsbury's gluten-free canned biscuits come in a few different flavors, including Original, Cheese, and Buttermilk. All of these types of canned biscuits are certified gluten-free and made from nut-free, wheat-free ingredients.

Are Kit Kats gluten-free? ›

Are KitKats® gluten free? Unfortunately they aren't but we're always working on new breaks that everyone can enjoy!

Were Oreos always gluten-free? ›

Were Oreos Always Gluten-Free? No, gluten-free Oreos did not become available until 2021. Today, most types and flavors of Oreos do contain wheat flour (and thus gluten).

Do triscuits have gluten? ›

Unfortunately, all flavors of Triscuit crackers (even the brown rice/sweet potato flavor) contain wheat flour, which means they are definitely not gluten-free. Check out Crunchmaster's line of gluten-free crackers, they are certified by the GFCO (the same company that certifies our bars).

Does Pillsbury make any gluten free biscuits? ›

Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits - Pillsbury Baking.

Is Bisquick gluten-free food? ›

Bisquick has been creating family favorites since 1931. Use Betty Crocker Bisquick Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix for delicious and easy-to-prepare breakfast dishes for any time of the day.

What block of chocolate is gluten free? ›

Chocolate such as dark, milk, and white chocolate in its purest form is gluten free. Although some brands add additional ingredients that contain gluten or be produced in a factory that handles gluten products.

Is Jaffa cake legally a biscuit? ›

During the court battle between Mcvitie's and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, Mcvitie's baked a giant Jaffa Cake to prove that Jaffa cakes were really cakes and not biscuits. It was a long and costly dispute, but McVities finally tasted sweet success and Jaffa Cakes were finally recognised as chocolate covered cakes.

Why did Pillsbury discontinue gluten-free? ›

Pillsbury discontinued their gluten-free line of products due to an inability to maintain the quality standards set by the brand. While the company had invested significantly in introducing new gluten-free products, they were unable to maintain optimal consistency across their product lines.

Does Red Lobster make gluten free biscuits? ›

Red Lobster Gluten-Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits are a savory, cheddary family favorite that comes straight from our kitchen to yours. They're not only delicious, they're incredibly easy to make—and gluten-free!

Do crescent rolls contain gluten? ›

No. This product is not gluten free as it lists 2 ingredients that contain gluten and 1 ingredient that could contain gluten depending on the source.


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