Are Rips Candy Products Gluten Free?

Rips is a brand of flavored licorice candies that was created by The Foreign Candy Company, Inc. The same company that invented Black Forest gummy bears, now owned by the Ferrara Candy Company (the American subsidiary of Ferrero Group).

Rips are similar to other sour gummy candies that come in a rope or belt form. The most popular products we could find in stores around the United States are called Rips Bites or Rips Bite Size Pieces. They’re commonly found in gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, and specialty candy shops.

Let’s find out if these popular gummy candies are free from wheat and gluten ingredients . . .

Are Rips Candy Products Gluten Free?



No, unfortunately all Rips candy products contain wheat as a core ingredient, so none of their products are gluten free.


Rips Candy Products

  • Rips Bite Size – Strawberry & Green Apple
  • Rips Bite Size – Rainbow
  • Rips Bite Size – Mango Chili
  • Rips Bite Size – Cherry
  • Rips Bite Size – Rippin’ Reds
  • Rips Bite Size – Watermelon
  • Rip Rolls – Strawberry
  • Rip Rolls – Blue Raspberry
  • Rip Rolls – Green Apple
  • Rip Rolls – Cherry
  • Rip Rolls – Watermelon
  • Rip Rolls – Rainbow Reaction
  • Rip Rolls – Mango Chili
  • Rips Sour Belts
  • Rips Sour Pencils
  • Rips Giant Belt
  • Rips Stix – Strawberry
  • Rips Stix – Blue Raspberry
  • Rips Stix – Watermelon
  • Rips Stix – Mango


rips bite size pieces candy

Photo: Rips website


Rips Bite Size Strawberry & Green Apple Ingredients

Sugar, Wheat Flour, Glucose Syrup, Malic Acid, Pineapple Juice (from Concentrate), Artificial Flavors, and Artificial Color (FD&C Red 40, FD&C Yellow 5, and FD&C Blue 1).

Allergen Information: Contains Wheat Ingredients


Rips Bite Size Strawberry & Green Apple Nutrition Facts

Serv. Size: 8 Pieces (30g), Amount Per Serving: Calories 100, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 15mg, Total Carb. 24g, Sugars 15g, Protein <1g.


Visit the official Rips Candy website here to learn more, view all products ingredients, and view nutritional information:

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