NEW: The Ultimate Gluten Free Christmas Chocolate Guide 2020

21st October 2020
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EASY GUIDE to Gluten Free Christmas Chocolates!!

I wanted to make this as easy as possible to flick through this post and find out what is/isn’t gluten free, so I’ve divided it into 3 groups.

  1. Gluten free (contains dairy)
  2. Gluten Free (no dairy)
  3. Not gluten free!

I’ve kept the supermarket own brand products out of this – they’re going somewhere else!! Watch this space 😉

Couple of Quick Notes:

  • Sharing Boxes – Roses, Celebrations, Heros etc… I’m taking the advice from Coeliac UK as of Christmas 2019. So far, I haven’t heard of any changes but keep your eyes peeled, just incase!!
  • As always, please check the labels for yourself just incase anything has changed

(1) GLUTEN FREE Christmas Chocolate (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!!

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. As a result, aside from the usual rules (no barley, rye, oats, wheat or spelt), 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
  • Nuxor
  • White Santa

Aero Snowbubbles

Aero Festive Orange

Aero Festive Orange Sharing Bar 100G: Grocery

KitKat Santas (be careful – they look like the Malteser Reindeers which are NOT gluten free). We can also have the Kit Kat advent calendar!!

Dairy Milk Snowman (plain or orange)

Dairy Milk Snow Balls

Cadbury Chocolate Mini Snowballs Bag | Ocado

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunks Gift

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunks Gift 250G

Dairy Milk Buttons or Freddo Faces in Festive Tubes

Cadbury Dairy Milk Mixed Chocolate Chunks Tin

Cadbury Diary Milk Mixed Chocolate Chunks Tin 396G

Dairy Milk Freddo Treasures

Cadbury Milk Chocolate Tree Decorations 9 or 14 Pack **careful you don’t pick up the oreo tree decs!!! very similar packet**

Cadbury Milk Chocolate Tree Decorations x9 83g | Sainsbury's

Reeses Tree or Snowman

Thorntons Elf or Snowy Bear

Toffifee – Christmas Edition

Toffifee Christmas Toffees - ASDA Groceries

Kinder Suprise Figures

Matchmakers – Maple and Pecan

Quality Street Matchmakers Maple & Pecan 120G

Toblerone White

Toblerone White 360G

Walnut Whip Selection Box

Baileys Choc Collection Box

Lir Chocolates Baileys Chocolate Selection 280G

Bendicks Mint Collection

(2) GLUTEN FREE Christmas Chocolate (dairy free)

Moo Chocolates

Nomo Caramel Choc Drops Box

Nomo Caramel Filled Chocolate Drops 93G

Mummy Meagz Hot Chocolate Stirrer

Mummy Meagz Vegan What's O-Stirring Hot Chocolate 45g

Mummy Meagz Bauble

Mummy Meagz The Bursting Bauble Vegan Hot Chocolate Single

Booja Booja Selection Box

Booja Booja Award-Winning Selection 184g


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

Terrys – all a “may contain gluten”

MilkyBar Characters

Galaxy Truffles – may contain gluten

image 1 of Galaxy Milk Chocolate Truffles 206G

Cadbury Winter Chocolates – all “may contain gluten”

Dairy Milk Chocolate Noisette Jingly Bells & Hazelnut Creme Jingly Bells – “may contain gluten”

Cadbury Milk Chocolate & Oreo Tree Decorations

Cadbury Milk Chocolate & Oreo Tree Decorations 14 Pack 136G

Malteser Reindeer and Truffles

Dairy Milk Hollow Santa – “may contain gluten”

image 1 of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hollow Milk Chocolate Santa 175G

Dairy Milk Little Robins (both flavours) – “May contain gluten”

Nestle Munchies Festive Tube

Nestle Munchies Giant Tube 100G

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”

Cocoa and Co – “May contain gluten”

Tony’s Christmas Chocs

Thorntons Classic Sharing Box – “May contain gluten”

Elizabeth Shaw Ginspired Tipples


  • Sharon

    22nd October 2020 at 6:31 am

    Just wanted to thank you for this very comprehensive list. It’s very useful indeed. I’m 20 months in to being coeliac and still very much learning. I feel so deprived at ‘treat time’ so this will really help focussing on what I can have rather than what I can’t for a change.

  • Emily

    22nd October 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I’m a bit confused about the Heroes. According to the Coeliac UK app the creme egg twisted contain barley malt extract. Do you know if they still do or if it is below 20ppm?

    1. Ciara Duffy

      21st December 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you so much for this list, my brother is always complaining that he can’t find gluten free Christmas treats!
      Can I just ask if you know if the Cadbury DarkMilk collection is GF? No gluten listed as allergens in the ingredients?

      1. jkitchengf

        22nd December 2020 at 8:48 am

        Hey! Aw no problem – glad its helpful!! Good question – not sure I’ve seen it in the shops. Have you got a link to the product and I’ll have a look? If it doesn’t have gluten (or barley etc) listed on the ingredients and no “may contains”, then it’ll be all good 🙂 Happy Christmas x

  • Thomas

    13th November 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Hello, would just like to say a big thank you to you for putting so much time and effort in. Makes a massive difference to me and my little one and I get to watch her enjoy treats like I did as a child ?

  • Judith

    18th November 2020 at 7:50 am

    Thank you, great information, extremely helpful. You are doing a brilliant job, very much appreciated, by my daughter & myself who are fairly recently diagnosed with coeliac. Thank you. Xxx

  • Heidi

    1st December 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Thank you so much for this guide, very helpful for me and my daughter x

  • Barry

    10th December 2020 at 6:45 pm

    The Kit Kat Santas packet you have displayed says on it that it has wafer pieces…I don’t think they are gluten free

    1. jkitchengf

      11th December 2020 at 9:09 am

      Hey! Good news – its gluten free wafer 🙂 As always, check the ingredients on the packet you pick up just incase something has changed but Kit Kat Santas are definitely safe 🙂 x

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