When I was growing up we always had an advent calendar of some sort. When I was young we had the type that had a picture inside the door and a bit of story on the actual door I was so excited to read the story every year – though I guess it never occurred to me it was always the same! When we were older it was the chocolate type that are the norm now, though when I was a kid this was a massive treat. For a few years, when my mum wanted to move to Holland, we did a mock Dutch thing with gifts in wooden clogs for the 5 days before xmas.
As the norm is generally for chocolate advent calendars these days I have written all the advent calendars I have found kicking around our most favourite supermarkets into a big allergy list (have you guessed how much I love lists yet!). For those that don’t really like the chocolatey treat thing for 24 days pop back tomorrow to find my round up of alternative advent calendars – for both the kids and when the kids are in bed!
Lots of these are the usual fayre, most of us know by now that malteasers are off limits, however there are a couple of shockers in there. Haribo advent calendar – which would usually be my go to for my GF’ers actually contains wheat!! I was devastated this is the one thing i can usually rely on. However Kinnerton do such an amazing array of themes (PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, My Little Pony and many more) that it should cover most kids chocolatey needs. As for the grown ups – there are some really lovely looking advent calendars out there.
As for my kids – well gluten free mummy needs to cut corners where she can, so they have a Tesco Advent Calendar which cost 75p! still they quite like it – the chocolate is nice apparently, is gluten free (though check for other allergens) and saving a bit of cash here and there is letting me take them to see a Christmas movie and ice cream this year. YAY!
Here are some of the other nice looking options! Though it seems hard to find much that works for majority allergies.
And here is the BIG XMAS list……………
|Selection Box||Allergens||May Contain|
|Merryteaser Advent Calendar||Milk, Barley, Wheat, Lactose||Almonds, Eggs, Hazelnuts|
|Nestle Milkybar Advent Calendar||Milk||Tree nuts, Soya|
|Heroes Advent Calendar||Soya, Milk||Nuts, Wheat|
|Lindt Advent Calendar||Milk, Lactose, Soya, Barley||Almonds, Hazelnuts|
|Celebrations 3D Large Advent Calendar||Milk, Lactose, Peanuts, Wheat, Barley, Soya, Egg||Hazelnuts, Almonds, Oats|
|After Eight Big Ben Advent Calendar||Milk, Wheat, Barley||Tree Nuts, Soya, Egg|
|Smarties 3D Advent Calendar||Milk, Wheat|
|Tesco Countdown to Advent Calendar||Milk, Soya|
|Thorntons Advent Calendar||Milk, Soya|
|Reeces Advent Calendar||Milk, Peanuts, Soya|
|Kinder Advent Calendar||Soya, Milk, Butter|
|Haribo Advent Calendar||Wheat|
|Quality Street Advent Calendar||Milk, Hazelnuts||Peanuts, Tree Nuts|
|Lindt Lindor Advent Calendar||Milk, Lactose, Soya, Barley||Almonds|
|Swizzles Advent Calendar||Sulphur Dioxide|
|Real Chocolate Advent Calendar (Fairtrade)||Milk, Soya||Nuts|
|Thorntons Continental Advent Calendar||Milk, Soya, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Sulphur Dioxide||Egg, Nuts|
|Milkybar Wowsomes Advent Calendar||Oat, Milk||Peanuts, Soya, Tree Nuts|
|Kinder Maxi Mix Advent Calendar||Milk, Soya, Butter|
|Green and Black’s Chocolate Advent Calendar||Hazelnuts, Soya, Milk||Nuts, Wheat|
|The Buttermilk Countdown to Christmas||Milk, Soya|
|Divine 70% Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar (Fairtrade)|
|Moo Free Advent Calendar (Organic)|
|Candy Kittens Advent Calendar|
|Dairy Milk Retro Advent Calendar||Milk,||Nuts|
|Galaxy Advent Calendar||Milk, Soya||Almonds, Hazelnuts|
|Kinnerton Advent Calendars – Peppa Pig, Shimmer & Shine, Paw Patrol, Transformers,||Milk, Soya|
|M&M’s and Friends Advent Calendar||Milk, Barley, Soya, Egg, Wheat, Peanuts||Almonds, Hazelnuts, Oats|
|Montezuma’s Advent Calendar||Milk||Nuts, Sesame|
|Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendar Truffles for Two||Pecan Nuts, Hazelnuts, Milk, Soya,||Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Gluten, Wheat, Egg, Sesame|
|Prestat Advent Calendar||Milk, Milk Whey, Soya,||Nuts, Eggs, Wheat, Barley|
|Hershey’s Cookies n Crème Advent Calendar||Cereals inc. Gluten, Milk, Soya, Wheat||Nuts, Almonds|
|Jenny Wren Advent Calendar||Milk, Soya||Nuts|
|Godiva Advent Calendar||Milk, Soy, Wheat||Egg, Nuts|
Thanks for reading my list of advent calendars and allergy warnings……….pop back tomorrow for Blogmas #3 when I will be focusing on less chocolatey based calendars.
* If I have missed any advent calendars off it is not intentional – these were the advent calendars I found in my local superstores
*Please always check allergy labels before buying – do not take my word for something so important. To the best of my ability I have given correct and accurate information here but its not worth the risk of not checking!