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Gluten Free Festive Party Food Guide 2021

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There are so many gluten free party food items in the shops this year that I decided a little round up was in order.

Many supermarkets are switching ingredients to make items in their standard canape lines gluten free now and nearly everywhere has gluten free pigs in blankets.

This is such a change from a few years ago! We are starting to be spoilt for choice and I love it :D.

My top party food tips

1) Always check the ingredients list on pre-bought party food. Even if something isn’t labelled explicitly as being gluten free, sometimes other items in the range happen to be gluten free too. Allergens will always be highlighted in bold if there are any included in the recipe. If you have gluten free guests, avoid any party food containing wheat, barley, rye or oats.

2) When preparing gluten free party food for guests, always cook them on a clean oven tray or dish and use clean tongs to transfer them to the serving platter.

3) Serve gluten free party food items on dedicated gluten free plates – don’t mix them in with gluteny canapes as this causes cross-contamination.

4) Eat, drink and be merry :)!

gluten free party food chorizo pigs in blankets

Here’s a round up of some of the gluten free party food available this year – supermarkets listed in alphabetical order.

Gluten Free Party Food

Aldi

Aldi have a few good bits to try this year, included gluten free crumbed melty cheesy star canapes, pork belly bites and orange ganache chocolate parcels:

Savoury

  • British Christmas Tree Stuffing Centrepiece – tear and share stuffing that’s gluten free!
  • 10 Mini Honey-Glazed Chorizo Wrapped in Pancetta
  • British Pigs in Beds – sausage meat parcels with cocktail sausages tucked in with bacon blankets and cranberry pillows
  • British Stuffing Stars
  • Giant Pigs in Blankets
  • British Stuffing Balls
  • Specially Selected Pigs In Hot Blankets Hand Cooked Crinkle Cut Crisps 150g
  • Specially Selected Pigs In Blankets Hand Cooked Crisps 150g
  • Specially Selected Beef Wellington Hand Cooked Crinkle Cut Crisps 150g
  • Specially Selected Turkey & Stuffing Hand Cooked Crisps 150g
  • Specially Selected Maple Glazed Gammon Crinkle Cut Crisps 150g
  • Specially Selected Salted Caramelised Mixed Nuts 165g
  • The Deli Spicy Chorizo & Chilli Cheddar Cheese Rollitos 80g
  • The Deli 9 Baked Sweet Potato Pakoras 200g
  • The Deli Mediterranean Style Falafels 200g
  • Specially Selected Spicy Charcuterie & Cheese Sharing Selection 268g
  • Specially Selected Charcuterie & Cheese Sharing Selection 295g
  • Snackrite Christmas Tree Shaped Salted Tortilla Chips 200g
  • Snackrite Christmas Tree Shaped Turkey & Stuffing Flavour Tortilla Chips 200g
  • Snackrite Turkey & Stuffing Bites 200g
  • Snackrite Cheese Balls 300g
  • Specially Selected Baking Camembert With Spanish Chorizo 290g
  • Specially Selected Wonderfully Creamy Baking Camembert With Red Onion 290g
  • Specially Selected Baking Camembert – Sprout Pesto 290g
  • Let’s Party Luxury Prawn Ring 287g (Freezer)
  • Let’s Party Chicken Satay Skewers 12 Pack (Freezer)
  • Let’s Party Cheddar Cheese Stars 10 Pack
  • Let’s Party Jalapeno Cheese Bites 10 Pack
  • Specially Selected Spicy & Delicious Salt & Chilli Pork Belly Bites 300g
  • Specially Selected Pork Stuffing With Fig & Stilton 300g
  • Specially Selected 6 Apple & Honey Stuffing Reindeers 276g
  • Ghost Chilli Pigs in Blankets

Sweet

  • Gluten Free Mince Pies 4 Pack
  • Specially Selected White Chocolate & Raspberry Popcorn 63g
  • Specially Selected Milk Chocolate & Salted Caramel Popcorn 63g
  • Let’s Party Chocolate Orange Ganache Bites 200g (Freezer)
  • Gianni’s Reindeer Ice Cream Lollies x 4 (freezer)
  • Gianni’s Snowman Ice Cream Lollies 4 Pack (freezer)
  • Dairyfine Milk Chocolate Santa Lolly x 10
  • Specially Selected Clotted Cream Fudge 150g
  • Specially Selected Hand Rolled Marbled Toffee & Pecan Roulade 445g
  • Specially Selected Hand Rolled Marbled Winter Berry & Sicilian Lemon Roulade 425g
  • Specially Selected Salted Maple Almond Brittle 115g
  • Specially Selected Belgian Dark Chocolate Orange Marshmallows 100g
  • Specially Selected Belgian White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallows 100g
  • Specially Selected Belgian Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Marshmallows 100g
  • Specially Selected Maple & Pecan Fudge 150g
  • Specially Selected Salted Caramel Fudge 150g
  • Specially Selected Raspberry & White Chocolate Pavlova Tower 550g
  • Gluten Free Iced Fruit Cake Bar
aldi gluten free party food 2021

Asda

Asda have a huge range of gluten free products now, with a number of Christmas items in their range. You’ll also find some stealth gluten free items snuggled in amongst the main Christmas lines. Some of my top picks for gluten free party food in 2021 so far are listed below:

Savoury

  • 8 Cheese & Bacon Potato Skins 
  • Extra Special British 12 Pigs in Blankets
  • Extra Special 10 Pigs in Blankets
  • Extra Special 18 Pork Cocktail Sausage Selection
  • Extra Special 18 Pork Cocktail Sausages
  • Extra Special Hand Wrapped Kilted Prawns
  • Extra Special Hand Wrapped Prawns in Blankets
  • 12 Mozzarella Sticks 240g
  • Extra Special Ultimate Pig in Blanket
  • Butcher’s Selection 12 Pigs in Blankets
  • Hash Brown Bites 250g
  • Extra Special 12 British Pork, Sage Caramelised Onion Stuffing Balls
  • Extra Special 12 British Pork, Cranberry & Orange Stuffing Balls
  • Extra Special Pigs in Blankets Fondue 436g
  • Free From Gluten Christmas Party Platter (freezer)
  • Festive Potato Shapes 500g (freezer)
  • Free From Mozzarella Sticks 150g (freezer) – same as above but frozen and a much smaller pack.
  • Extra Special Antipasti Platter 430g
  • Extra Special Vintage Red Fox Red Leicester & Sweet Chilli Bake
  • Extra Special Goat’s Milk Camembert with Honey & Truffle
  • Free From Free From Wensleydale & Cranberry Flavour Christmas Tree Tortilla Chips

Sweet

  • Free From Mince Pies
  • Free From 4 Mini Chocolate Logs
  • Free From 4 Christmas Cake Slices
  • Free From 16 Cream-Filled Profiteroles (freezer)
  • Extra Special Free From Choc Coated Caramelised Hazelnuts
  • Extra Special 12 Chocolate Cup Selection (freezer)
  • Extra Special 9 Chocolate & Blood Orange Snowflakes (freezer)
  • Extra Special Belgian White Chocolate & Raspberry Roulade (freezer)
  • Extra Special Hand Finished Sicilian Lemon & Mascarpone Roulade (freezer)
  • Extra Special Dark Chocolate & Blood Orange Roulade (freezer)
  • Extra Special White Forest Meringue Stack (freezer)
  • Extra Special Salted Honey & Belgian Chocolate Meringue Stack (freezer)
  • Extra Special Handmade Clotted Cream Fudge
  • Extra Special Handmade Irish Cream Fudge
  • Extra Special Handmade Christmas Pudding Fudge
  • Extra Special Milk Chocolate Salted Honeycomb
  • Extra Special Handmade White Chocolate Honeycomb
  • Extra Special Handmade Salted Caramel Fudge
  • Extra Special Pink Prosecco Gourmet Marshmallows
  • Extra Special Gin & Rhubarb Gin Flavour Chocolate Truffles
  • Extra Special Espresso Martini & Vanilla Vodka Flavour Chocolate Truffles
  • Free From Salted Caramel Flavour Choc Reindeer
  • Free From 11 Chocolate Dipped Shortbread People

Coop

There was a lot of disappointment that Coop have changed their frozen party food allergens this year, so most items are no longer gluten free. However, to make up for it there are some wonderful gluten free choices in the chilled party food range. Here’s what I have spotted so far:

Savoury

  • Hot & Spicy Crispy Prawns (fridge)
  • Salt & Pepper Haddock Goujons (fridge)
  • 12 Vegetable Arancini Bites (fridge)
  • 12 Ham & Cheese Croquettes (fridge)
  • 12 Smoked Salmon & Three Cheese Fishcakes (fridge)
  • 12 Cheese Stars and Soft Garlic Cheese Bites Selection (fridge)

Sweet

  • Salted Caramel Profiteroles (freezer)
  • Free From 4 Mince Pies
  • Free From Mini Iced Fruit Cake Bites

Marks & Spencer

For top quality party food that you can feed to everyone without them suspecting gluten free, Marks & Spencers has the top spot. It’s pricey though so either splash out on your gluten free guests or mix and match with some gluten free party food from cheaper supermarkets:

Savoury

  • 12 Mini British Chicken Garlic Kievs
  • 12 Outdoor Bred Pigs in Blankets Frozen 282g
  • 4 Christmas Cheese Snowflakes 120g
  • 10 Gooey Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Potato Skins
  • 16 Delish Pigs in Blankets 380g
  • 16 Chorizo Pigs in Blankets
  • 16 BBQ Pork Belly Squares
  • 12/24 Mini Chicken Kievs (freezer)
  • 12 Sticky Asian Style Chicken Lollipops
  • 8 Mini Lamb Shish Kebabs
  • 16 Cheese in Blankets
  • 10 Sticky Chicken Yakitori Kebabs
  • Continental Antipasti Wreath 300g
  • Made Without 6 Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • Made Without 4 Vegetable Samosas
  • Made Without Chicken Goujons
  • M&S Caramelised Onion Cheese Bake 150g
  • M&S Cornish Cruncher Cheese & Cider Bake 400g

Sweet

  • Candy Cane Colin the Caterpillar sweets
  • Percy Pigs Christmas sweets
  • 12 Gluten Free Christmas cake Bites
  • Made Without 4 Mince Pies
  • Made Without Shortbread Rounds

Morrisons

Morrisons don’t seem to have as much gluten free party food this year and their website is hard to navigate, so it’s generally slim pickings. The other supermarkets have a much better gluten free festive range, which is surprising as Morrisons are usually so on it.

Here are a few bits I’ve spotted:

Savoury

  • Free From 12 Paneer Sticks (freezer)
  • Free From 12 Chilli Cheese Bites (freezer)
  • The Best 16 Gluten Free Caramelised Onion Cocktail Sausages
  • The Best Pork Belly Bites With Maple Bbq Sauce 350g
  • 12 Onion Bhajis (freezer)
  • Free From Christmas Tree Tortillas

Sweet

  • Free From Rudi Reindeer Yule Log
  • Free From Gingerbread Crumble Mince Pies
  • Free From Mini Chocolate Gingerbread Men
  • Free From Mince Pies
  • Free From Iced Fruit Cake Slices
  • Free From Chocolate Orange Yule Logs
Morrisons Gluten Free Party Food 2021

Sainsburys

Sainsbury’s have quite a few party food items that are gluten free this year, they’ve been slowly upping their game. Here is what I have found so far:

Savoury

  • 12 Nacho Cheese Triangles (freezer)
  • 12 Mozzarella Sticks (freezer)
  • Mozzarella Sticks Takeaway Sides
  • 12 Mozzarella Sticks
  • Mini Thai Inspired Scottish Salmon Fishcakes x12
  • Jalapeno & Cheese Pigs In Blankets Wrapped In Smoked Streaky Bacon x12
  • Jalapeño Poppers x10
  • Taste the Difference Truffle Flavoured Pigs in Blankets x10
  • BBQ Chicken Wings 400g
  • Scottish Smoked Salmon Canapes x12 120g
  • BBQ Mini Ribs 350g
  • Pigs in Blankets x 12 with a Whole Baking Camembert for Dipping
  • Mini Cheese & Bacon Potato Shells x9
  • British Pork Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls, Taste the Difference x12
  • Mini Baking Camembert’s Cheese, Taste the Difference
  • Quattro Cheese Bake, Taste the Difference 150g
  • Baking Camembert with a Winter Fruit Compote, Taste the Difference 290g
  • British Pork Chipolatas Wrapped in Bacon, Taste the Difference x6
  • Orange & Cranberry topped British Ham Platter, Taste the Difference 200g
  • Taste the Difference Pigs In Blankets Crisps
  • Roast Turkey & Herb Stuffing Crisps, Taste the Difference 150g
  • Bacon, Onion & Chilli Nut, Taste the Difference 180g
  • Pigs in Blankets Flavour Tortillas 200g
  • Free From Lightly Salted Christmas Tree Tortilla Chips 200g
  • Christmas Tree Salted Tortilla Chips 200g
  • Cheese Balls 140g
  • Free From Honey Roast Gammon Flavour Tortilla Curls 150g
  • Sea Salted Caramelised Nuts Mix, Taste the Difference 195g

Sweet

  • Blonde Chocolate Coated Honey Comb, Taste the Difference 100g
  • Gingerbread Fudge, Taste the Difference 150g
  • Free From Mini Panettone, Taste the Difference 100g
  • Milk Chocolate Almonds & Sicilian Orange, Taste the Difference 200g
  • Raspberry & Lemon Meringue Stack Dessert, Taste The Difference (freezer)
  • Gingerbread Spiced Salted Caramel Roulade, Taste The Difference (freezer)
  • Lemon Infused Cream & Lemon Curd Meringue Roulade, Taste the Difference (freezer)
  • Belgian Chocolate Roulade, Taste the Difference (freezer)
  • Berry Meringue Roulade Dessert, Taste the Difference 450g (freezer)
  • Free From 4 Mince Pies
  • Free From Christmas Cake Mini Bites x9 180g
  • Free From Chocolate & Cherry Tarts, Taste the Difference x4 158g
  • Free From Chocolate & Clementine Shortbread, Taste the Difference 150g
  • Free From Cranberry & Orange Tiffin Bite x9 135g
  • Free From Iced Fruit Cake Bar 300g
  • Free From Mince Pie Chocolate Brownie Slices x4 145g
  • Free From Mini Mince Pies, Taste the Difference x9 275g

Tesco

Tesco are back again this year with plenty of gluten free party food, with choices for both meat-eaters and veggies, but please check the label of any old favourites. I noticed a couple that were gf last year are not coeliac friendly this year. Here is a round up of savoury and sweet products for your festive parties:

Savoury

  • 12 Tomato & Mozzarella Sticks
  • 10 Green Jalepeno Stuffed Peppers
  • 12 Ham & Cheese Croquettes
  • Breaded Cheese Selection
  • Plant Chef No Moo-zarella Sticks
  • 4 Candy Cane Pigs in Blankets with a Maple and Orange Glaze
  • 18 Pork, Honey & Burnt Orange Cocktail Sausages
  • Finest 10 Gluten Free Pigs In Blankets
  • Finest Crinkle Cut Pigs In Blankets Crisps 150G
  • 14 Mini Onion Bhajis (freezer)
  • Plant Chef 12 Bubble & Squeak Bites (freezer)
  • Italian Inspired Meat & Cheese Platter 180G
  • Free From Onion Ring Crisps
  • Free From Pigs in Blankets Popped Chips
  • Cheese Balls Snacks 300G
  • Coronation Turkey Lattice Potato & Rice Snack 125G
  • Free From Turkey & Stuffing Tortilla Chips Christmas Trees 150G
  • Finest Chilli & Maple Parsnip Crisps 125G
  • Finest Crinkle Cut Pigs In Blankets Crisps 150G
  • Finest Prawn Marie Rose Crisps 150G
  • Finest Wild Mushroom & Truffle Flavoured Crisps 150G
  • Finest Crinkle Cut Roast Beef Crisps 150G
  • Finest Bratwurst Sausages Flavoured Crisps 150G
  • Free From Cream Crackers 125G

Sweet

  • Free From 9 Gold Lustre Brownie Bites
  • Free From Chocolate & Orange Flavour Cake Slices
  • Finest Free From 4 Mince Pies
  • Free From Spiced Christmas Stars
  • Free From Tiffin Selection Box
  • Free From Luxury Truffle Collection
  • Free From Honeycomb Dome
  • Tesco Chocolate Orange Popcorn 200G
  • Cream Liqueur Flavour Popcorn 200G

Waitrose

Waitrose have loads of brilliant gluten free party food items in their range this year, I think they are the best out of all the supermarkets (or possibly tied with M&S). Once again, find most of these in the regular chilled party food section:

Savoury

  • 12 Pork & ‘Nduja Croquettes
  • 12 Breaded Cheese Selection
  • 10 King Prawn Lollipops
  • Christmas 14 Pigs in Blankets 294g
  • 12 Sticky Beef Teriyaki Meatballs
  • 12 Ham & Cheese Croquettes
  • 12 Tomato & Mozzarella Arancini

Sweet

  • 9 Gluten Free Mini Choc & Hazelnut Cupcakes
  • 9 Gluten Free Mini Caramel Cupcakes
  • Mini Gluten Free Panettone 100g
  • 4 Gluten Free Iced Fruit Cake Slices
  • 4 Gluten Free Mince Pies
  • 2 Gluten Free Star Mince Pies

There you go! If you have spotted any especially great gluten free party food items that I have missed, give me a shout at mygfguide@gmail.com. Oh also, if you prefer to make your own canapes, check out my recipes:

Or my gluten free Christmas gift guide!

Happy Christmas everyone! x

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