My Gluten Free Guide

Gluten Free Advent Calendar Round Up 2020

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Oooo I had fun writing this gluten free advent calendar guide and it definitely started to get me in the Christmas spirit. There are some CORKERS on the market again this year, which is so exciting to see. There are loads of gluten and dairy free options too.

Every year the selection of gluten free advent calendars increases and there is now some very impressive variety. Whether you are simply gluten free or have additional dietary requirements, dairy free or vegan, there’s a calendar here for you!

This is a round up of gluten free advent calendars available in the UK (sorry international readers) but some may be available in other countries too, however please double check the gluten free status in case ingredients are different.

I have not included any calendars with a “may contain gluten/wheat” warning, as in my opinion these do not count as being safely gluten free.

Right, let’s get to this round up. All the calendars featured here are gluten free, listed in ascending price order. First we have a gluten free advent calendar section, then a gluten and dairy free section, of which there are some delicious choices available this year.

I’ve noted allergen information for each calendar, where available, but please always double check when you buy in case online information was not accurate or in case I have made a mistake.

Gluten Free Chocolate Advent Calendars 2020

Cadbury White Chocolate Advent Calendar 90g – £1.50

A new white chocolate advent calendar from a Cadbury, which is gluten free with no may contain warning. Available exclusively in Asda. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar 90g – £1.50/£2.00

An advent calendar classic and it is gluten free! While this size is gluten free, some of the larger Cadburys ones are not and have a “may contain wheat” warning – always check the ingredients. Available in Asda, Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose and Ocado. Contains dairy, may contain nuts.

Milkybar Chocolate Advent Calendar 85g – £2.00

Another Christmas advent calendar classic, this white chocolate calendar is gluten free and suitable for coeliacs. Available in Asda, Ocado, Sainsburys, B&M Stores and Morrisons. Contains milk, may contain nuts and soya.

Galaxy Advent Calendar – £2.00

Classic Galaxy chocolate calendar with a milk chocolate piece each day, this was the only Galaxy calendar I could find that was gluten free with no may contain warning. Available in Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, B&M Stores and Tesco. Contains dairy and soya, may contain nuts.

Marks & Spencers Classic Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar – £2.00

M&S have so many brilliant gluten free advent calendars again this year. To kick things off, here are the various designs their simple milk chocolate advent calendar comes in this year, including Where’s Wally, the Science Museum and Nativity Scene. Available in M&S and Ocado. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.

Kinnerton Children’s Advent Calendar – £2.00 (£1.00 in Morrisons and Asda)

Another fantastic range of kid-friendly designs, Kinnerton’s calendars are made in a nut free environment. This year designs include Peppa Pig, LOL Surprise, Trolls, Nerf, Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine and Paw Patrol Calendars. Available in Asda, Morrisons, B&M Stores and Sainsburys. Contains dairy and soya.

Thornton’s Santa Advent Calendar – £3.00

This little Thornton’s calendar features a Santa design and has a milk chocolate piece each day. Available in Morrisons and Tesco. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.

Quality Street Advent Calendar – £4.00

With a classic Quality Street wrapped chocolate behind each door, this calendar is gluten free and has a very pretty house design. Available from Morrisons and Waitrose. Contains milk and hazelnuts, may contain other nuts.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Chunks Advent Calendar 258g – £5.00

A new addition to our gluten free advent calendar options this year, which is very exciting as usual Cadburys contain lots of may contain warnings. This calendar contain individually-wrapped chunks of Dairy Milk, Cadbury Caramel and Whole Nut. Available in Asda, Sainsburys, Ocado and Morrisons. Contains dairy and hazelnuts, may contain other nuts.

KitKat Santa’s Workshop Chocolate Advent Calendar 195g – £5.00

Amazingly the KitKat advent calendar is gluten free this year! I think I’ll be treating myself to this one as I love the little chocolate santas they do. Rather than usual wafer bars (which contain wheat), these chocolate shapes have bits of rice wafer inside making them gluten free. Available in Asda, Ocado and Sainsburys. Contains milk and may contain nuts.

Percy Pig Advent Calendar – £5.00

Percy is back in festive form with a milk chocolate shape every day and a bag of sweets for Christmas day. Available in Marks & Spencer and Ocado. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.

M&S Santa’s Selection Advent Calendar 160g – £5.00

“A festive advent calendar containing an assortment of foiled solid milk chocolate balls, foiled milk chocolates with a caramel centre, foiled hollow milk chocolate figures, foiled milk chocolate shapes with a soft milk chocolate centre behind each window and an aerated milk chocolate Santa”. Available from M&S and Ocado. Contains milk and soya, may contain eggs and nuts.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Minature Cups Advent Calendar – £5.00

Peanut butter fans, rejoice! This Reese’s calendar is gluten free and you get a mini peanut butter cup every day, with a variety of flavours across the month. Yummy! Available in Asda, Ocado, B&M Stores and Sainsburys. Contains milk, peanuts and soya.

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar 480g – £8.00

Get a mini cheese and a cheesy joke behind each door, in this slightly different advent calendar! Available from Ocado and Morrisons. Contains milk.

Montezuma’s Kids Milk & White Advent Calendar 144g – £8.99

New to the Montezuma range this year is this kid friendly white and milk chocolate advent calendar. Available from Ocado. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.

Montezuma’s Christmas Organic Dark/Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar 240g – £9.99

This dark chocolate variety of this advent calendar contains no dairy ingredients but has a dairy may contain warning, hence why I am listing it here rather than the dairy free section. Available from Ocado. Free from soya. May contain nuts and milk.

M&S Advent Calendar with Milk Chocolate Treats – £10.50

An advent calendar filled with Peanut butter & caramel chunkies, Sea salt fudge mini bites, Mini whips, Caramel filled buttons and a surprise bag on Christmas Day. Available from M&S and Ocado. Contains eggs, milk, nuts, peanuts and soya.

Curly Cow Sweets – £12.00

Small business-produced gluten free Christmas pic n mix style sweets. Fully compostable pouches and calendar is recyclable. Two designs available. Available on their website.

M&S Pop Clink Fizz Advent Calendar 255g – £12.00

A dark or milk chocolate champagne truffle each day, with a mini bottle of prosecco for Christmas day. Available from M&S and Ocado. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.

M&S Harry Potter Advent Calendar – £12.00

12 foiled milk chocolate patronuses in the shape of stags filled with a soft milk chocolate centre and 12 foiled solid milk chocolate balls. Available from M&S and Ocado. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.

Green & Black’s Organic Advent Calendar – £12.00

With a generous mini bar of their decadent chocolate every day, this Green & Black’s calendar is gluten free and a real treat for December. Given the size of chocolate and brand quality I think it’s pretty good value too. Available from Sainsburys, Waitrose and Tesco. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.

Salcombe Dairy – Christmas Tree Advent Calendar £15.00

White, milk or dark chocolate behind each door, the Salcombe Dairy chocolate is all gluten free and is delicious. It reminds me of Hotel Chocolat (but better and without a may contain warning). Really good!

Salcombe Dairy – Yawl Advent Calendar £20.00

A luxury chocolate advent calendar with a selection of 8 white, milk and dark flavours.

Montezuma’s Chocolate Truffle Advent Calendar 350g – £24.99

Selection of gluten free rich dark, creamy white and smooth milk chocolate truffles. Full compostable/recyclable packaging. Available from Holland & Barrett. Contains dairy, soya and hazelnuts, may contain other nuts.

Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar – £25.00

I tried and loved this gorgeous advent calendar from Joe & Seph’s last year and it’s good to see their calendar is gluten free again this year. Not only is the packaging fantastic, but each day you get a mini bag of their handmade popcorn. It comes in amazing flavours such as speculoos chocolate orange and banoffee pie and is completely gluten free. Available online.

Gluten & Dairy Free Advent Calendars 2020

Tesco Free From Advent Calendar – £1.95

The best value gluten and dairy free advent calendar I’ve found so far this year. It contains a milk choc alternative shape for each day. The calendar is gluten, wheat and milk free and is vegan friendly. Available in Tesco.

Morrisons Choccy Advent Calendar – £2.50

An own brand options from Morrisons, which you should be able to find in the free from section. Available in Morrisons. Contains soya, may contain nuts.

Moo Free Original/White Chocolate Advent Calendar – £3.99

An alternative to milk chocolate/white chocolate made from a blend of cocoa, sugar & rice, these organic calendars are gluten, soy and dairy free and vegan. May contain nuts. Available from Ocado, Lidl, Waitrose and Sainsburys.

Plamil So Free Advent Calendars – £4.95

This popular dairy free range makes some various gluten and dairy free advent calendar designs, including salted caramal and white chocolate varieties. I was not a huge fan of the chocolate but it’s a decent option within a lower price bracket. Available online.

Mummy Meagz Vegan 24 Day Advent Calendar – £4.99

A dark-milk vegan chocolate blend piece for each day. Available in Holland & Barrett. Contains soya, may contain nuts.

Nomo Advent Calendar – £4.99

The Nomo advent calendar is available supermarkets this year and I hear very good things about their dairy free chocolate. It is vegan, dairy, gluten, egg, nut free. The calendar contains 12 caramel sea salt and 12 creamy chocs. Available in Sainsburys.

Swizzels Advent Calendar – £5.00

Full of classic Swizzels sweets, including Love Hearts and Refreshers bars, this calendar is gluten free and dairy free. Available in Sainsburys. Contains soya.

Morrisons Free From Luxury Truffle Advent Calendar – £6.00

This gluten and dairy free truffle choc calendar from Morrisons sounds lovely. The selection of truffle flavours include salted caramel, maple truffles and white coffee. Contains soya.

Candy Kittens Christmas Advent Calendar Tree – £8.00

Gourmet sweets calendar in a 3D tree design with a little box of sweets for each day. Their sweets are gluten and dairy free and come in flavours such sour watermelon and wild strawberry.

Cocoa Libre Advent Calendar – £15.00

Fantastic dairy free chocolate, which I really enjoyed when I tried it last year, as it is very smooth with a lovely flavour. Each day serves up a chunky chocolate treat, from elves and stars to reindeer and Christmas trees, and the packaging design looks very high quality. Definitely one to try. Available online. Contains soya.

Jelly Belly Advent Calendar – £18.00

Packed with gluten and dairy free jelly beans, you get a different flavour each day and a surprise bag on Christmas eve. Available from John Lewis and Amazon. Suitable for gluten, dairy, egg, soya and nut allergy sufferers.

Nono Cocoa Chocolates Advent Calendar – £24.00

What a beautiful selection of hand-decorated vegan chocolates. I have not tried this calendar but it’s full of beautiful dairy free, gluten free chocolates. Created by a parent who did not want her autistic son to miss out on equal enjoyment of Christmas treats in spite of allergies. Gluten and dairy free, raw and vegan. Available online.

Joe & Seph’s Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar – £25.00

A beautiful advent calendar from Joe & Seph’s with a small bag of gluten free, vegan popcorn flavour each day. Flavours include salted caramel, toffee apple, strawberry caramel and salted maple. Available online from Joe & Sephs.

Livia’s Kitchen Advent Calendar – £39.99

The Livia’s gluten and dairy free calendar is back again this year. It’s a really good one as each day you get a full sized Livia’s treat, from Millionaire’s bites to cookie Dunx. Gluten and dairy free and vegan. Available online and in Selfridges. Contains nuts.

Play In Choc – £55.00

Yes this one is expensive but oh my goodness it is gorgeous. I fell in love with this calendar when Play In Choc sent me one to review last year and Alba still plays with the cardboard animals from it almost 10 months later. Each day you get a gluten and dairy free mini chocolate (probably the best dairy free chocolate I have tried – it was so smooth and creamy), a fact card and an animal or scenery figurine to make. At the end of the month you have a lovely play set for your child to keep and enjoy. PLUS everything is made from recycled, recylable and compostable materials. Available direct online from Play In Choc. Dairy, nut, gluten, soy & plastic free.

I hope you have found this guide helpful, please do drop me an email if you have any additions

I will have some more Christmas guides and recipes coming for you in the next few weeks! In the meantime, check out some of my other gluten free product guides:

Laura x

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