NEW: The Ultimate Gluten Free Christmas Chocolate Guide 2020
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.
- Gluten free (contains dairy)
- Gluten Free (no dairy)
- 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
- White Santa
Aero Festive Orange
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 Dairy Milk Chunks Gift
Dairy Milk Buttons or Freddo Faces in Festive Tubes
Cadbury Dairy Milk Mixed Chocolate Chunks Tin
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**
Reeses Tree or Snowman
Thorntons Elf or Snowy Bear
Toffifee – Christmas Edition
Kinder Suprise Figures
Matchmakers – Maple and Pecan
Walnut Whip Selection Box
Baileys Choc Collection Box
Bendicks Mint Collection
(2) GLUTEN FREE Christmas Chocolate (dairy free)
Nomo Caramel Choc Drops Box
Mummy Meagz Hot Chocolate Stirrer
Mummy Meagz Bauble
Booja Booja Selection Box
NOT GLUTEN FREE
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”
Galaxy Truffles – may contain gluten
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
Malteser Reindeer and Truffles
Dairy Milk Hollow Santa – “may contain gluten”
Dairy Milk Little Robins (both flavours) – “May contain gluten”
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”
Cocoa and Co – “May contain gluten”
Tony’s Christmas Chocs
Thorntons Classic Sharing Box – “May contain gluten”
Elizabeth Shaw Ginspired Tipples