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Proud to offer gluten free chocolates and gifts

At Whitakers Chocolates we believe that everyone deserves great tasting chocolates without compromise. That's why we work extra hard to create a range of chocolates and gifts that everyone can enjoy. Whether this is through personal choice or a dietary requirement, we've got your back! Only the finest and natural ingredients go into making our fine British chocolates and use Fairtrade Cocoa across our retail range. We offer a large range of Vegan, non-Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten free chocolate options. To make your life easier, we have clear labelling across our packing stated whether our products a Gluten Free, suitable for vegetarians/vegans & use Fairtrade Cocoa.

Those seeking gluten free chocolates will be pleased to hear our range is HUGE! Choose from our signature dark chocolate fondant creams, milk and dark chocolate bars, honeycomb bites and crisps, milk and dark chocolate wafer thins, milk chocolate hearts, chocolate square Neapolitans to name a few!

We also offer a range of personalised gifts, again that are gluten free!

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What is Gluten?

Gluten is a type of protein found in many types of grains, including rye, barley, and wheat.

Most people are able to digest gluten without experiencing issues.

However, eating foods that contain gluten can cause side effects in those with celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten.

For those with celiac disease, consuming gluten triggers an immune response that causes the body to attack healthy tissue. This results in symptoms like diarrhea, nutritional deficiencies, and fatigue.

Meanwhile, those with gluten sensitivity may experience issues like bloating, gas, and nausea after eating foods that contain gluten.

For these individuals, opting for ingredients that are free of gluten is key to preventing side effects and maintaining overall health.

Selection of luxury chocolates and truffles, hand finished by Whitakers Chocolates

Why isn't all chocolate gluten free?

Following a gluten-free diet can be challenging. It requires strict dedication and diligence to determine which foods can be safely eaten and which should be avoided.

Sweets — such as chocolate — are a tricky topic for those on a gluten-free diet, as many kinds are made using flour, barley malt, or other ingredients that often contain gluten.

Not all chocolate can be included in your gluten free diet, even if gluten isn’t listed as a deliberate ingredient on the ingredients list. This is because some different brands of chocolate carry ‘may contain’ statements, meaning the manufacturer has decided that there is a risk that the product could be contaminated with gluten.


How to choose safe gluten free chocolate products:


With this in mind, it’s important that you carefully select your chocolate products to make sure they're gluten free and safe for your diet. 


Some chocolate products listed in our information have ‘may contain’ statements on the packaging. However, these products will be fine for you to eat. This is because the manufacturers of these products have given us information – including details on their processes which include extensive clean down and analysis of the final product – and have confirmed that they are safe for the gluten free diet.


Whitakers Chocolates have been making traditional British chocolates at our factory in Skipton since 1889. Everything produced in our UK chocolate factory is made under the highest food safety regulations and uses only the finest and natural ingredients. All our vegan milk and dark chocolate comes from sustainable sources and most of our vegan chocolate products are registered with the Vegan Society, use Fairtrade Cocoa, are gluten free and palm oil free. In line with our sustainability goals, all our and all our packaging is widely recyclable or home compostable with minimal plastics. Looking for vegan chocolates? Head straight over to our vegan chocolate bars, fondant creams, wafer thins, crisps, truffles, honeycomb bites, Neapolitan squares and gift hampers. 

As one the the UK's leading chocolate manufacturers, we export our chocolates across the globe to Europe, Canada and beyond. So if you are looking to become a stockist, export Whitakers Chocolates products or are looking for a chocolate manufacturer to create your own chocolate brand, we're here to help. Our milk chocolate and dark chocolate products are available in retail, bulk catering, private label, white label, wholesale and exports.

Spend £40 or over & receive FREE UK mainland delivery (no weekend deliveries)