So it’s that time of year again, and Christmas is fast approaching. In preparation for the big guys’ visit, I’m doing a guide for allergy sufferers and those who have invited anybody with allergies and are starting to panic- please don’t it will all be fine.
First things first Advent Calendars
No Christmas would be complete without one of these especially for children, this got me thinking, what’s out there, nut free so my little one isn’t left out? The best ones I think are
Nut Free Chocolate People these little goodies are handmade individual chocolates to go in an advent calendar (although they sell that as well). They also sell boxed chocolates but all are nut and gluten free.
Kinnerton have a great selection, including frozen (one even lights up), Peppa Pig and Marvel comic characters so a good selection for boys and girls.
If you are after a more traditional advent calendar, then M&S do a nativity themed calendar which is gluten free, but may contain nuts.
Again the Nut free Chocolate People do coins so worth a look on their website.
These from John Lewis are also stated as Nut Free and a bargin at £1.00.
The Best Of The Rest
These chocolate lollies from Waitrose are both nut and gluten free
Again from Kinnerton there is this cute Santa figure
Moo Free offer a great selection of gluten,Dairy and vegan products including advent calendars and selection boxes, however these aren’t suitable for people with nut allergies.
For things like mince pies, Christmas puddings and cakes all the supermarkets are offering these options, and whilst all are gluten free, they are lacking in nut free options, the “May contain” being on all boxes. I can feel myself getting itchy teeth just typing this as these warnings frustrate me…..but I digress and for now will shove my soap box to the side. All is not lost however, Matthew Walker offer both a gluten free pudding (it’s delicious) they also do a nut free one, so no one is left out.
So there you have it, my guide to a gluten free, nut free Christmas in terms of treats. I will be following up with the supermarkets’ selections of offerings in the next couple of weeks, and some lovely festive recipes for you all to try.
If you have found any other little gems for the festive period, let me know in the comments below.