Is Jell-O Pudding Gluten Free?

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Jell-O Pudding is “considered” gluten-free. To the best of our knowledge there are currently no varities of Jell-O pudding that contain gluten (but of course things can always change).

Kraft, the maker of Jell-O pudding is known for being very reliable in listing any gluten-containing ingredients on their labels as well as declaring (as the FDA requires) that a product contains wheat (note that other grains do contain gluten such as barley, rye, and possibly oats).

Even though it is likely that Jell-O pudding is gluten-free, it never hurts to read the label carefully. Need help in understanding what to look for on those labels? We have a guide - check it out!

[Updated: February 2016]

  • 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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