Each year we get a lot of requests for advent calendars that are suitable for those who have specific dietary needs like dairy free, sugar free and gluten free diets. We have looked around and have found what we think are the best value, and where you can get them.
Moo Free Advent Calendar: While researching this blog the advent calendar that kept popping to the top of my search was the Moo Free Dairy Free Advent Calendar, probably because it ticks so many of the boxes. It is dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, lactose free, soya free, GM free and vegan. Also in the range they do a Merry Moos Christmas Selection Box and Mini Moos Chocolate Santa. The Moo Free Advent Calendar is sold by Ocado* and Waitrose* for £4.99.
Holland & Barrett make a Dairy Free Advent Calendar* and a No Added Sugar Advent Calendar*, both of which are £3.99. The No Added Sugar version is also listed as dairy free, gluten free and nut free. These are available both in stores and online.
Although Thorntons do a No Added Sugar* range, that is also listed as Gluten Free, they have not got an advent calendar listed as yet on their website. They do have a range of chocolate gifts though, with prices from 95p for single bars, and fro £7 for boxed chocolates. We will be checking back to see if an Advent Calendar appears nearer to Christmas.
Another choice is the Plamil Organic Fairtrade Dairy Free Milky Chocolate Advent Calendar*, available for £6.49 at Amazon. It is dairy free, gluten free and nut free.
Tesco have just started stocking a 'Free From' Advent Calendar* which has no dairy, wheat or gluten, and although it doesn't look very big with just 72g of chocolate it's a cracking price at just 50p!
As the supermarkets release details of the the advent calendars they will be stocking we will update you with what what they have for special dietary requirements.
If there is anything we have forgotten or any requests that you would like us to look into on this subject then please get in touch and we will do our best to help.