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10 Best Gluten-Free Snacks 2023 | UK Nutritionist Reviewed

There are many reasons why people choose to follow a gluten-free diet, whether you're a coeliac, suffering from gluten intolerance or you simply want to cut down your intake. Lucky for you, these days gluten-free options are no longer boring or restrictive! In fact, with brands like Love, Corn, Gü and Nakd creating tonnes of exciting ideas, it can make eating even more of an adventure!


With a range of both healthy and wickedly indulgent sweet and savoury snacks available, it can be hard to choose, which is why we've ranked a list of the top 10 best gluten-free snacks in the UK, such as crisps, crackers and chocolatey treats available from Tesco, Asda and Waitrose! We have also partnered with Nutritionist Tara Corbett to review and fact-check the article so that we can deliver the best information to our users.

Last updated 19/08/2022
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How to Choose Gluten-Free Snacks in the UK

Key Points to Consider
  1. Choose Between a Sweet, Salty, or Savoury Snack
  2. Pick a Snack With Less Than 5 g Sugar and 0.3 g Salt
  3. Check the Label if You Have Any Dietary Requirements
  4. Opt For Either a Single-Serve Packet or a Large Container 

① Decide Whether You Want Something Salty and Savoury, or a Delicious Sweet Treat

Decide Whether You Want Something Salty and Savoury, or a Delicious Sweet Treat

Select a Healthy Snack Bar Made From Raw Fruit and Nuts or Decadent Dessert Such as Cheesecake to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Snack bars are the perfect choice for those of us with a busy daily schedule. Luckily, many of them are pretty healthy too. Raw fruit and nut bars with cacao and other natural flavourings add a bit of sweetness without the calories and refined sugars. Some even include gluten-free oats, which can keep you full for hours.


Of course, everything can be enjoyed in moderation. So if you are a fan of sweets, you'll be pleased to know that more and more of the most decadent desserts are now available to those on a gluten-free diet. Maise and brown rice flour can be used in some truly fabulous ways to make cheesecakes and biscuits that taste just as naughty!

Opt for Crackers, Pretzels, Corn Snacks or Crisps if You Prefer to Keep it Savoury

There are so many tasty snacks for those with a more savoury tooth that you never need to feel hard done by on a gluten-free diet! For snacking at home, there are great options like BBQ or sweet chilli rice crackers and hand-cooked crisps in all manner of flavours for when you're feeling peckish.


If you're looking for something to nibble on while on the move, explore the various bite-sized snacks out there. From crunchy corn snacks to chickpea puffs and pretzels. You can even find some delectable options on the sweeter side of savoury, such as sesame snaps and fruit crisps - you'll be so excited to open your packed lunch!


Want something a bit more substantial? Take a look at our best gluten-free pizzas.

② Pick a Snack With Less Than 5 g Sugar and 0.3 g Salt to Ensure It’s a Healthy Option

Pick a Snack With Less Than 5 g Sugar and 0.3 g Salt to Ensure It’s a Healthy Option

Consider what type of snack you want. Gluten-free does not always mean healthy, and bags of crisps or sweet desserts are probably best kept for party nibbles or as a treat. It's a good idea to check the nutritional information even when indulging, as it can vary a lot depending on the snack.


If you're looking for something more wholesome, there are many healthy options to get you through the week. Just be mindful of the sugar content, as some gluten-free products overcompensate with glucose, fructose or honey. Remember, a snack that's more than 22.5 g of total sugars per 100 g is considered high, while 5 g of total sugars or less is low.


Likewise, for salt intake, more than 1.5 g of salt per 100 g is high, whereas 0.3 g or less is on the lower end. The recommended daily intake of calories varies based on age, gender and lifestyle, so if this is something you're keeping an eye on, you might want to check the calorie content of your desired snack to avoid over-indulging.

③ Check the Label if You Are Veggie, Vegan or Have Other Dietary Requirements to Ensure It’s Suitable

Check the Label if You Are Veggie, Vegan or Have Other Dietary Requirements to Ensure It’s Suitable

One of the many great things about choosing a gluten-free snack is that they often cater to other dietary needs too. Certain independent brands, like Deliciously Ella and HIPPEAS, specifically create snacks suitable for vegans and sometimes even include GMO-free, organic ingredients.


Whether you are eating gluten-free out of necessity or because you simply want to avoid certain ingredients in your diet, you're sure to be able to find a snack that suits your lifestyle and dietary needs by checking the ingredients list.


Fancy a nice cold gluten-free beer to accompany your snacks?

④ Consider Single-Serve Packets for Eating on the Go, or Snacks in Large Containers if You’ll Be Sharing

Consider Single-Serve Packets for Eating on the Go, or Snacks in Large Containers if You’ll Be Sharing

The type of snacks you might buy to eat at home is probably a little different to the snacks you would want to carry around during the day. Gluten-free snacks in large containers are ideal for sharing with friends or for indulging while relaxing on the sofa but may not be the best for a packed lunch.


If it's a work snack you are after, or one to eat on the go, look for gluten-free snacks that come in single-serve packets or containers. This is not only space-saving but better for the waistline too!

10 Best Gluten-Free Snacks in the UK

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Deliciously Ella

Cacao & Almond Bars

Deliciously Ella Cacao & Almond Bars 1枚目

Mouthwatering and Moreish Healthy Cacao and Almond Snack Bars

2

Hippeas

Sweet & Smokin

Hippeas  Sweet & Smokin 1枚目

Yummy and Organic Chickpea Puffs for a Sweet and Savoury Balance

3

Nakd

Cocoa Orange Fruit & Nut Bars

Nakd Cocoa Orange Fruit & Nut Bars 1枚目

Gluten and Dairy-Free Raw Fruit and Nut Bars for Everyday Munching

4

Schär

Gluten Free Pretzels

Schär Gluten Free Pretzels 1枚目

A Slim Bag of Perfect Crunchy Pretzels for Eating on the Go

5

Love, Corn

Smoked BBQ

Love, Corn Smoked BBQ 1枚目

Low Calorie, Vegan and Delicious Made from Just a Few Natural Ingredients

6

Emily Fruit Crisps

Crunchy Red Apple

Emily Fruit Crisps Crunchy Red Apple 1枚目

A Unique, Award-Winning Snack Containing No Added Sugar, Perfect for Hitting Your Five a Day

7

Tyrrells

Black Truffle & Sea Salt Crisps

Tyrrells Black Truffle & Sea Salt Crisps 1枚目

Fancy Crisps Infused With All-Natural Flavourings Made From the Finest Spuds

8

Fabulously Free From Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Gü Fabulously Free From Salted Caramel Cheesecake  1枚目

An Indulgent Gluten-Free Treat Made With Coconut Cream and Caramel Sauce

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Snack Organisation

Sweet Chilli Rice Crackers

Snack Organisation Sweet Chilli Rice Crackers 1枚目

A Baked, Low-Fat Sweet and Savoury Snack With Plenty of Flavour, Ideal for Dipping

10

Sesame Snaps

Original

Sesame Snaps Original 1枚目

A Nostalgic Snack That's Cheap, Tasty and Perfect for Popping in Your Bag for Later

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No.1

Deliciously EllaCacao & Almond BarsPack of 3

£2.55

Mouthwatering and Moreish Healthy Cacao and Almond Snack Bars

Another wonderfully healthy yet indulgent option, these Cacao & Almond Bars offer gluten-free, plant-based snacking at its finest! Experts both in wellness and making food a real pleasure, Deliciously Ella has created a snack bar that's not only chewy and moreish but filling too.


Only the best ingredients are blended together in this gorgeous combo. Date syrup, almond butter and cacao nibs are finished off with a hint of sea salt, creating a mouth-watering balance of flavours.

No.2

Hippeas Sweet & Smokin

£1.50

Yummy and Organic Chickpea Puffs for a Sweet and Savoury Balance

All of the flavours available in the HIPPEAS range are so delicious that it was difficult to choose just one. A scrumptious balance of savoury and sweet, these organic Sweet & Smokin chickpea puffs seem a lot naughtier than they actually are!


At only 90 calories per serving, they're high in fibre, vegan and a good source of protein too. Available in a single serving size, sharing bag, and as a multipack, you can enjoy them whichever way you like.

No.3

NakdCocoa Orange Fruit & Nut BarsPack of 4

£2.50

Gluten and Dairy-Free Raw Fruit and Nut Bars for Everyday Munching

Naked bars are the perfect, healthy snack bar for every day munching that can help satiate cravings for sweet treats. Made from 100% natural ingredients, they're not only gluten-free but vegan, provide one of your five a day and are free from added sugar.


The blend of raw dried fruit and nuts does a remarkable job of replicating the flavour of orange chocolate. Perfect for when you need that sugar boost mid-afternoon!

No.4

SchärGluten Free Pretzels

£1.00

A Slim Bag of Perfect Crunchy Pretzels for Eating on the Go

If you find yourself missing out on certain snacks that don't usually fit into a gluten-free diet, you'll be excited to try Schär's Gluten-Free Pretzels! Perfectly baked, crunchy and with the right amount of salt, we honestly couldn't tell these apart from regular pretzels.


Schär is a master when it comes to creating gluten-free versions of classic snacks, but we think these really are the best. The slim bag is the ideal size to eat on the go, and the price is pretty reasonable too.

No.5

Love, CornSmoked BBQ

£1.00

Low Calorie, Vegan and Delicious Made from Just a Few Natural Ingredients

Love, Corn has such a satisfying crunch and full flavour that you'll find it hard to believe it's totally vegan and gluten-free. Best of all, this simple snack is made from just a few natural ingredients.


Available in a range of flavours, we personally think their smoked BBQ corn is the best. You can even choose whether you want a larger bag for sharing or a smaller size for the perfect midday snack. Cheap, convenient and a healthy yet delicious way to fill you up.

No.6

Emily Fruit CrispsCrunchy Red Apple

£1.55

A Unique, Award-Winning Snack Containing No Added Sugar, Perfect for Hitting Your Five a Day

This snack choice is unabashedly wholesome, and proud of it! A Great Taste award winner, Emily Fruit Crisps, is perfect for making sure you squeeze in your five a day deliciously.


Made only from natural ingredients, they are high in fibre and don't contain any added or refined sugar for a healthier crisp. We really enjoy their refreshing crunchy red apple, which is ideal for baking with as well.

No.7

TyrrellsBlack Truffle & Sea Salt Crisps

£2.30

Fancy Crisps Infused With All-Natural Flavourings Made From the Finest Spuds

These sumptuous crisps from Tyrrells prove that a gluten-free diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on the finer things in life. Made from all-natural flavourings and high-quality potatoes, these black truffle and sea salt crisps are lip-smackingly delicious!


These taste gorgeous both by themselves or with a hummus dip. If black truffle isn't your thing, Tyrrells offer a large range of hand-cooked crisps in all manner of delectable flavours.

No.8

Fabulously Free From Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pack of 2

£3.50

An Indulgent Gluten-Free Treat Made With Coconut Cream and Caramel Sauce

A slightly different option from the others on our list, we wanted to include an indulgent treat for those times when you fancy something a bit naughty, and Gü's Fabulously Free From range is just that.


There's no skimping on luxury with these decadent desserts! A crumbly gluten-free biscuit, topped with caramel sauce and coconut cream, makes this snack even better than a regular Gü pot. Sometimes it's great to go wild and just enjoy yourself!

No.9

Snack OrganisationSweet Chilli Rice Crackers

£1.00

A Baked, Low-Fat Sweet and Savoury Snack With Plenty of Flavour, Ideal for Dipping

A versatile nibble, these Sweet Chilli Rice Crackers from Snack Organisation are both great on their own and with dips or cream cheese. Crispy and light with plenty of flavour, if you aren't careful, you might find yourself eating the entire packet.


Taking the entire pack with you isn't ideal for snacking on the go unless you portion them out into a resealable container. That said, they are low calorie and very low fat, so why not!

No.10

A Nostalgic Snack That's Cheap, Tasty and Perfect for Popping in Your Bag for Later

Sesame Snaps are a fun, nostalgic little snack that seems to have been around forever! They are tiny enough to carry in your bag wherever you go and provide a good source of energy for busy or active days.


Tasty and crunchy, their small serving size is surprisingly satisfying. Although they are blended with glucose syrup and sugar, which isn't so healthy, a good portion of sesame seeds is an excellent source of various vitamins and minerals, including fatty acids. 

Written and researched by Melanie McPhail

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