View Full Version : What 'treats' can coeliacs have?
Sorry, I feel a bit :oops: about this Q as I should know the answer ... I know being coeliac means you cannot eat gluten - can you eat chocolate?
I know gluten is predominately in wheat, but something makes me think there is a link with lactose/dairy intolerance too?
Am asking as going to give DS1 little choccy bars to give to his classmates for his bday tomorrow, but I know one child is coeliac, and don't want her to miss out ... if its dodgey, what else would you suggest?
THey can have chocolate but it really does depend what chocolate. We don't tend to go down the chocolate route as it's so bloody confusing but I do know that they can have Cadburys Fudge, chocolate Buttons, Flake, Milky Way Stars and Chomp! Haribos are all good. A staple here is Butterkist popcorn (you can buy mini bags in a multipack thingy)
Tbh the coeliac child will be so so so used to not being able to have stuff I can pretty much guarantee that they won't be remotely phased if they can't the same as everything else. HTH :flowers: (and really lovely of you to think of the child)
oh and some children are also lactose intolerant but if the chlld is just coeliac then it's more than likely to be just gluten they can't have.
Coeliacs can have chocolate, however some white chocolate has gluten in. Make sure you check the label for gluten, it will be clearly labelled. A has almost all chocolate, except obviously ones with wafer or biscuit in. They can't have smarties tho as they have gluten in.
I think the teacher would not let the child open the chocolate until they have given it to the mum, just to be on the safe side. This is what has happened with A before.
Thank you both.
Good to know most things are labelled. I ordered up some multibag things on my Tesco Order y'day which I'll get tonight ... I *think* they are Aeros, but I might have changed it to something else. So will check the label.
I hope the Teacher will supervise it :nod: I think what generally happens is she helps distribute things last thing in the day, so parents have more chance of stopping them eating extra if they don't want them to.
Kat I only found out recently this little girl is coeliac, she is tichy tiny and the poor Mum told me the battle they had to get her properly diagnosed. Hopefully she will now begin to thrive like her sister.
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