Are Cadbury Roses Gluten Free?

Cadbury Roses are a selection of brightly wrapped delicious chocolates.

They’ve been a family favourite of boxed chocolates since 1938 and uses one of the most popular slogans in advertising history, “Thank you Very Much”, the messaging still lives on today.

In the UK and Ireland, Roses are an extremely common gift on Mothering Sunday and sell well throughout the Christmas period. They are available in plastic tubs or boxes and in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Ireland currently contain 14 different varieties of chocolate.

So let’s find out if this family favorite of boxed chocolates, gluten-free.

Are Cadbury Roses Gluten Free?

The Answer is: Yes for UK/Ireland, NO for Australia


According to multiple emails from users in Australia, Cadbury Roses are no longer gluten free. In other regions such as Europe or the UK, they may still be free from those ingredients.

The ingredients (see below) used to make Cadbury Chocolate Roses are gluten-free. Roses have also been approved by Coeliac UK as being safe for a gluten-free diet so it’s safe to say that Roses are an ideal choice of chocolate if you have Celiac Disease or a gluten allergy/intolerance!

cadbury roses tub

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Roses Varieties (UK and Ireland)

Here are some of the varieties of chocolate you’ll find in a box of Roses:

  • Caramel Bite – Soft and chewy caramel, with small crispy pieces and a marzipan flavor (light brown wrapper with purple edges).
  • Golden Barrel – Milk chocolate in the shape of half a barrel, filled with caramel (gold wrapper). Previously named Caramel Keg.
  • Caramel – Cadbury Caramel Toffee piece. Soft toffee encased in Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate (blue wrapper).
  • Country Fudge – Rectangular fudge piece, coated in milk chocolate (light brown wrapper).
  • Hazel in Caramel – Crescent-shaped milk chocolate with hazelnut plant engraving on top, filled with caramel and a hazelnut (purple wrapper). A recent market poll showed that this was the most popular variety in Ireland, by a margin of two-to-one over the next contender, the Golden Barrel (Caramel Keg).
  • Hazel Whirl – Dome-shaped milk chocolate, patterned with a spiral twirl, with hazelnut in contra what poor (purple wrapper with orange edges).
    Strawberry Dream – Square-shaped milk chocolate with strawberry seed engravings on top, filled with strawberry-flavoured cream fondant (pink wrapper). The same poll which determined that the ‘Hazel in Caramel’ variety was most popular in Ireland also showed this as being rated the ‘worst’ variety.
  • Tangy Orange Creme – Square-shaped milk chocolate with orange engraving on top, filled with orange-flavoured creme fondant (orange wrapper).
  • Coffee Escape –  Soft coffee centered chocolate (green wrapper).
  • Signature Truffle – A truffle encased in milk chocolate (red wrapper with blue edges).
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunk – A square of classic Dairy Milk in a classic Dairy Milk wrapper (purple metallic)



MILK, sugar, glucose syrup, vegetable fats (palm, shea, sunflower), cocoa butter, cocoa mass, whey powder (from MILK), glucose-fructose syrup, HAZELNUTS, emulsifiers (E442, SOYA lecithin, E471, sunflower lecithin, E476), rice flour, skimmed MILK powder, reduced fat cocoa powder, salt, humectant (glycerol), flavourings, sodium hydrogen carbonate, molasses, citric acid, whey protein concentrate (from MILK), colours (anthocyanins, paprika extract).



Cadbury Roses Nutritional Facts

Source – Each 100 gram serving of original Cadbury Roses contains around 543 calories. They also contain 7.3g of protein, 62g of carbohydrates, 30g of fat, 4.2g of fibre, and 0.37g of salt.


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