The Milky Way bar is a chocolate-covered confectionery bar manufactured and distributed by the Mars confectionery company.
The Milky Bar was created by Frank C. Mars and originally manufactured in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since their creation, these little bars of chocolate have become popular children’s treats all over the world.
Each bar is made of nougat topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate and is very similar to the Mars Bar but with a slightly milkier taste and less-dense nougat.
With kid’s asking for these bars whenever their parents walk into convenience stores or supermarkets, it’s important to know whether they’re a safe snack for Coeliacs and the gluten-sensitive.
Are Milky Way chocolate bars gluten-free?
The Answer is: No*
*Both US and EU variants of Milky Way chocolate bars contain barley malt extract which is not GF and the glucose syrup may contain wheat. It is therefore not ideal for those who are gluten intolerant and suffer from celiac disease.
Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, skim milk, chocolate, lactose, milkfat, soy lecithin, artificial flavor), corn syrup, sugar, hydrogenated palm kernel oil and/or palm oil, skim milk, less than 2% – milkfat, cocoa powder processed with alkali, malted barley, lactose, salt, egg whites, chocolate, artificial flavor.
Each 52.2g bar of Milky Way contains 240 calories, 2g of protein, 37g of carbs, 9g of fat and 0.75g of sodium.