The Ultimate Gluten Free Christmas Chocolate Guide 2021
Here’s my EASY GUIDE to Gluten Free Christmas Chocolates!!
First up, have a read of the big changes from 2020 to 2021 (under the blue heading below) and then you can scroll through the following 3 sections:
- Gluten free, contains dairy
- Gluten and dairy free
- Not gluten free!!!! The ones to avoid
I’ve kept the supermarket own brand products out of this – they’re going somewhere else!! Watch this space 😉
As always, please check the labels for yourself just incase anything has changed
*THE BIG CHANGES FROM 2020 TO 2021*
Chocs are no longer gluten free:
- Cadbury Tree Decs are now a may contain
- Thorntons Characters are a may contain
New products that are gluten free:
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Classics Mixed Chocolate Chunks Pouch
- Grand Ferrero Rocher Milk & Dark
- Terrys Chocolate Orange Milk Crispy Oranges
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Orange
These are the ones I want to flag as its soooooo easy to make a mistake:
- Maltester vs Kit Kat – both in red bags and similar figures so its easy to pick up the wrong thing
- Kinder Joy eggs are not gluten free but the Kinder Suprise ones are. They look almost identical.
(1) GLUTEN FREE Christmas Chocolates (not dairy free)
Cadbury Roses – all safe!
Cadbury Hero’s – all safe EXCEPT the dinky decker. They have confirmed the dinky deckers are made on a different production line so there’s no CC risk
Quality street – all safe excluding the John Lewis special edition “Crispy Truffle Bite”, although I’m not sure if they’re even doing it this year!!
Cadbury Dairy Milk Classics Mixed Chocolate Chunks Pouch
Terrys Chocolate Orange Milk Crispy Oranges
Lindt – Lots of Lindt chocolates contain barley malt extract. Sometimes this ingredient can be considered gluten free because the level of gluten is less than 20 parts per million (read more about that here) HOWEVER with Lindt, Coeliac UK have not been able to confirm if that’s the case. Lindts own website implies otherwise, but I’d always trust Coeliac UK over anyone!
As a result, if you see barley malt extract in the list of ingredients on a Lindt product, it will not be safe.
These are the safe bits I’ve found:
- White or strawberries and cream truffle balls
- White Santa
Aero Snowbubbles and Festive Orange
KitKat Santas – be careful!!! they look like the Malteser Reindeers which are NOT gluten free. Also, just wanted to flag that we can have the Kit Kat advent calendar too!!
Grand Ferrero Rocher Milk & Dark
Dairy Milk Snowman (plain or orange)
Dairy Milk Snow Balls
Dairy Milk Buttons or Freddo Faces in Festive Tubes
Cadbury Dairy Milk Mixed Chocolate Chunks Tin
Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Orange – only this flavour, none of the others
Dairy Milk Freddo Treasures – haven’t seen these around in 2021to check the ingredients but they were definitely gf in 2020 so keep your eyes peeled
Reeses Tree or Snowman
Toffifee – Christmas Edition
Kinder Suprise Figures and Christmas Egg – NOT the Kinder Joy eggs
Matchmakers – Quality Street editions
Walnut Whip Selection Box
Baileys Choc Collection Box
Bendicks Mint Collection
(2) GLUTEN & DAIRY FREE Christmas Chocolate
Moo Chocolates – white and milk
Nomo Caramel Choc Drops Box
Rhythm 108 Truffle Selection
Mummy Meagz Hot Chocolate Stirrer
Mummy Meagz Bauble – a ball that you put into a mug, pour hot milk over the top and get a hot chocolate!
Booja Booja Selection Box – there’s a whole variety of flavours now! Expensive but so good.
NOT GLUTEN FREE
Thorntons Characters – these were gf last year but “may contain” in 2021 🙁
Celebrations – Cross contamination risk with all of them
Lindt – See the Lindt products in the gluten free section for a bit more info on what is/isnt allowed with Lindt. We can’t have:
- ANY of the plain milk chocolate items – e.g. tree decs, red truffle balls, bear, reindeer.
- Any of the truffle ball flavours not listed in the section above (i.e. we can only have strawberries and cream or white choc)
- The snowflake or snowdrops
Ferrero Rocher – any tin/size, except the giant ones!
Terrys Oranges and Bar – all a “may contain gluten”. Only allowed the ‘Crispy Oranges’ in the first section.
Galaxy Truffles – may contain gluten
Cadbury Winter Chocolate Bars – all “may contain gluten” EXCEPT the orange one
Dairy Milk Chocolate Noisette Jingly Bells & Hazelnut Creme Jingly Bells – “may contain gluten”
Cadbury Oreo Tree Decorations
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate House Kit
Cadbury Bauble Tree Decorations (all size packs)
Dairy Milk Hollow Santa – “may contain gluten”
Dairy Milk Little Robins (both flavours) – “May contain gluten”
Malteser Reindeer and Truffles
Nestle Munchies Festive Tube
Aero Bliss Sharing Mix
Any Smarties Product!
Quality Street Intrigue Range – all “may contain gluten”
Guylian – “May contain gluten”
Thomas Fudge Florentines – “May contain gluten”
Tony’s Christmas Chocs – all may contain
Thorntons Classic Sharing Box – “May contain gluten”
Elizabeth Shaw Ginspired Tipples
Kinder Joy Egg – this egg is not gluten free but the “surprise” eggs are