Are Thorntons Classic Collection Gluten Free?

Thorntons Classic Collection is a selection of Milk, White and Dark Chocolates.

Thornton is a British chocolate brand established by Joseph William Thornton in 1911. Thorntons Limited has been owned by Italian company Ferrero since 2015.

The Ferrero Groups consists of Ferrero Rocher as well as well-known brands such as Nutella, Kinder Surprise, and Tic Tac.

The Thorntons Classic Collection includes the following chocolates:

  • Creamy Fudge
  • Gooey Caramel
  • Crunchy Praline
  • Nutty Caramel
  • Honeycomb Baton
  • Strawberries and Cream
  • Triple Chocolate
  • Tempting Toffee


Are Thorntons Classic Collection Gluten Free?

The Answer is: No

Recommended Gluten Free Cook Books:

Thornton's Classic Collection

Here is a complete statement from Thornton website regarding all of their products:

Cereals containing gluten:

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and certain other cereals, such as barley and rye (see list below).

The following cereals are defined as gluten-containing:

  • Wheat
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Spelt
  • Kamut
  • Plus hybridised strains of the above

Included are all derivatives of these cereals EXCEPT:

Wheat and barley based glucose syrups
Wheat based dextrose and maltodextrins
Cereals used in alcoholic distillates

Some of our products do contain gluten-containing cereals and the relevant cereals will be highlighted in bold in the ingredients list.

Products which are at risk from gluten cross-contamination are labelled with ‘MAY ALSO CONTAIN: GLUTEN’ or ‘MAY ALSO CONTAIN: WHEAT’ (on packaging).

Please note – we do use wheat-based glucose syrups & dextrose in many of our products which, although not classed as gluten-containing (see exemptions above), may not be suitable for customers requesting information on wheat-free recipes. The presence of glucose syrup & dextrose will be indicated as such in the ingredients list (although without the reference to wheat).

For more dietary information on Thorntons Classic Collection and their other products, check out:

Thorntons Classic Collection Ingredients

Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Glucose Syrup, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Hazelnuts, Butter (Milk), Sweetened Condensed Milk (Whole Milk, Sugar), Lactose (Milk), Dextrose, Double Cream (Milk), Milk Fat, Dried Skimmed Milk, Whole Milk, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Humectant (Sorbitol), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E471, Sunflower Lecithin), Invert Sugar Syrup, Single Cream (Milk), Flavourings, Rice Flour, Almonds, Maize Flour, Dried Whey (Milk), Salt, Strawberry Powder, Acid (Citric Acid), Colour (Beetroot Red), Dried Egg White, Margarine (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Water, Emulsifier (E471), Flavouring, Vitamin A, Vitamin D), Vanilla Seeds, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Milk Protein

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