Are Chocolate Chips Gluten Free?
Although chocolate should be naturally gluten-free, chocolate products are often produced in facilities that also produce gluten-containing foods, so usually, there is a chance of cross-contamination.
This list of gluten-free chocolate chips brands contains labeled or certified gluten-free chocolate chips. When a product is certified gluten-free, it has undergone testing to ensure there is no chance of cross-contamination, and if there are trace amounts of wheat, they are less than 20 parts per million. If a brand is just labeled gluten free by the company without being certified, it just has to be free from any gluten-containing ingredients. Those suffering from celiac disease should only choose the certified gluten free options.
At the beginning of the list, you will find popular brands of chocolate chips that offer certified gluten free options. Toward the bottom of the list will be less popular brands, those you can only find at select stores, or those simply labeled gluten-free by the company. If any of these brands are available for purchase online, I will link to an online retailer so you can have it shipped to your door!
Also, if the product has any other certifications (like vegan, soy-free, nut-free, Kosher, or organic), I’ll list these as well for those following other special diets besides gluten-free.
As always, product ingredients can change at any time. Be sure to read the most recent product certifications, allergen warnings, and label info before purchasing any of the products on this list.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chips Brands
Enjoy Life Morsels
Buy Online: Amazon
The easiest-to-find brand of certified gluten-free chocolate chips is definitely Enjoy Life Morsels! All Enjoy Life Foods products are certified gluten free, and they have three chocolate chip varieties to choose from!
Whether you try Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chips, semi-sweet mega chunks, or dark chocolate morsels, they are all gluten free, certified vegan, Kosher, FODMAP friendly, Paleo, and Halal certified. They are also free from the following allergens: egg, casein, fish, sesame, dairy, soy, sulfites, peanuts/tree nuts, and more!
You can find these chocolate chips at stores like Walmart, Target, Publix, Whole Foods, Kroger, Sprouts, Safeway, and so many more! Use their product locator to find a store near you. If you want to order these gluten free morsels online, you can order them from Amazon!
If you can’t find Enjoy Life Foods brand or you just want more chocolate chip flavor varieties, Lily’s Baking Chips should be your next choice! All Lily’s chocolate chip varieties are certified gluten-free, and there are many varieties to choose from: dark chocolate, white chocolate, semi-sweet, milk-chocolate, chocolate salted caramel, chocolate mint, butterscotch, and dark chocolate keto!
In addition to being gluten-free, all Lily’s morsels are also sweetened with stevia and have no added sugar. Using their store locator, you can find these chocolate chips at stores like Whole Foods, Target, The Fresh Market, Sprouts, Safeway, and more. Or, buy them online from Amazon, Lily’s website, Thrive Market, Vitacost, or Lucky Vitamin.
Another great allergy-friendly and certified gluten free chocolate chip brand is Pascha Chocolate Co! All of their baking chip varieties — Unsweetened Dark Chocolate, Bitter Sweet Dark Chocolate, Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate, Plant-Based No Milk Baking Chips, and Vegan White Chocolate — are certified gluten free, vegan, USDA organic, and Kosher! Check out this list of allergens that are never used in Pascha products.
You can find Pasha Chocolate at select retailers using their store locator, but it’s much easier to buy the specific product you’re looking for by purchasing it online. You can order Pascha chocolate chips from Amazon, Pascha Chocolate Co, Thrive Market, and a few other online retailers.
Although there aren’t as many chocolate chip varieties as the first few brands, Lakanto chocolate chips are certified gluten-free, vegan, Keto-friendly, and suitable for low sugar diets (because the chocolate is sweetened with monk fruit). If you’re wondering why you don’t see the certified gluten-free seal on this package, according to Lakanto’s FAQ page, they don’t put the seal on their products that are inherently gluten-free.
You can find Lakanto semi-sweet chocolate chips at select health foods stores using their store locator. But you can also order these GF chocolate chips online! If you have a Whole Foods Market nearby that carries this product, you can have it shipped to you with Amazon Prime Whole Foods delivery! Or, order it online from Lakanto, Thrive Market, or Vitacost.
Endangered Species chocolate chips come in two varieties: 75% Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate and 55% Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate. Both of these chocolate chips are certified gluten-free, vegan, and Kosher! This brand also donates 10% of its annual net profits to conservation organizations.
This brand is mainly sold at health food stores like The Fresh Market and Whole Foods, but you can also find it at select retailers like Publix, CVS, Kroger, Target, and more using their store locator. You can also buy these gluten free baking chips from Amazon (if you have a Whole Foods nearby), from the Endangered Species website, or from Thrive Market.
Ghiradelli Chocolate Chips
Ghiradelli chocolate chips are not certified gluten free, but so far, the company has chosen to point to a handful of products that they claim are free from gluten. Here is Ghiradelli’s statement on their FAQ page:
We are pleased to let you know that many of our products are made without gluten-containing ingredients … you can feel confident that our milk chocolate baking chips, semisweet baking chips, and 60% baking chips and baking bars are also made without gluten-containing ingredients.
You can find Ghiradelli chocolate chips in most major grocery stores and drug stores! Check out this list of retailers to see if a store near you is on the list. If you are looking for a specific product, be sure to call ahead to make sure that your store carries the product you want.
Notes About other Brands
- Nestle: Nestle Toll House has an allergy-friendly chocolate chip variety that claims to be free from wheat, but it does not explicitly state that it is gluten-free. It should be fine, but I am waiting on the company to reply to my email before adding it to this list.
- Guittard: Guittard chocolate chips are labeled gluten-free by some retailers like Target, but on the Guittard website, I found allergen information that said all of the baking chips are not safe for those with wheat allergies because of cross contamination. For that reason, this brand is not included on the list.