McDonald’s – home to the Happy Meal®, McCafe® menu, and Extra Value Meal®. I can say with confidence that everyone has been through the McDonald’s drive-thru at least once.
So, that means they have a gluten-free menu, right? Not exactly. McDonald’s disclaimer states that they will not certify anything gluten-free.
So, does that mean McDonald’s is creating celiac friendly locations? No, but I’m allowed to dream.
I reviewed the entire list of menu items and created a list of wheat-free items based on the allergen labels that McDonald’s uses on their website and ingredients list.
Also, I used the Nima Gluten Sensor to test for gluten in three popular items.
Best Gluten Free McDonalds Options
Gluten Free McDonalds Menu – Drinks
Gluten Free McCafe® Menu
Just in case you want to mix or match items to make a meal, here is a list of other options.
Nima Gluten Sensor Tested McDonalds Menu Items
I tested the hot fudge topping and fat-free ice cream on the Hot Fudge Sundae.
And, the Nima Gluten Sensor says its “Gluten Free.”
I tested the Southwest dressing that is commonly paired with the Southwest Chicken Salad.
And, the Nima Gluten Sensor says it’s “Gluten-Free.”
As you may know, there has been some controversy as to whether or not the World Famous Fries® are gluten-free. While McDonald’s won’t certify or substantiate that anything is gluten-free, the fries are labeled with a wheat allergen. And, the fries have a natural beef flavor with hydrolyzed wheat. The Nima Gluten Sensor cannot detect hydrolyzed gluten which would make it difficult to get an accurate test result. While Nima shows a “smile” which tells us a food sample is gluten-free if you have any doubts about eating the fries, you can avoid them.
If you try the fries, please let us know by leaving a comment.
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