Is Jell-O Pudding Gluten Free?

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All varieties of Jell-O Pudding are generally “considered” gluten free, and it is the policy of Kraft foods to note any ingredient on the label that contains gluten. However, there are numerous reports both on this site (see comments below) and across the internet that people with gluten sensitivity are reacting to Jell-O. It is possible that even though Jell-O does not contain any outright gluten ingredients, that there is cross-contamination in certain ingredients from certain suppliers.

We recommend that you use caution when consuming Jell-O, especially if you are extremely sensitive to gluten.

  • gigglydude

    You are incorrect I spoke to Kraft today tjey stated ALL their artificial flavors and colorings have gluten. So basically any product they sell

    • theglutenfreebar

      We would have to agree with Elizby – Kraft does have a strict gluten labeling policy and we have never heard of people having an issue with Jell-O pudding. Is there any way you can get this information in writing?

    • Carol

      Kraft told me about their policy. When I called about Jelly pudding they told me it has gluten. Also happened with another Kraft product. I no longer havethe same level of trust. If they are proud of it being gluten free, why not put it on the label where they are legally responsible?

  • Elizby

    Are you sure that you spoke to a Kraft representative? Kraft’s disclosure policy has been long-standing. I am a pretty sensitive celiac and I have never had a problem with pudding cups.

  • Shelly Morgan

    I was wondering this as well. I have been doing the Herbalife diet using Herbalife allergy free mix but not using the protein powder since it has milk and wheat. But the recipes I have call for all the different flavors of Jello-O pudding mix to make the different flavored shakes. For some reason just the last 3 days I have been so very sick. It was right after I used the Pumpkin Pie Pudding mix so I have to say there is something in that one that is really bothering my insides ;(

    • Stephgiff

      I had some of their lemon pudding last night. I am so sick today.

  • pat

    I have a recipe that calls for Vanilla Instant Pudding. I need to know if it is gluten free before I use the gluten free flour that was very expensive.

    • theglutenfreebar

      Hi Pat – you should be ok. Kraft has a good reputation for claiming any gluten ingredients and posting any applicable warnings (and there are none of those listed on the vanilla instant pudding package).

  • Sue

    This past year I called Kraft again because I was having some problems. They changed their supplier for 5 things, spices, flavorings, and can’t remember the rest. They can’t guarantee they are gluten free on any of them. I’m disappointed because I used to be able to trust their labeling.

    • theglutenfreebar

      Thanks for the comments Sue. So, it seems that our article on Jell-O is still accurate. Comment back f you feel differently.

  • Mary Ward

    I have had reactions every time I eat Jello pudding, instant and cook to serve types.

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