Blogmas #2 – Allergic to Advent

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!

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  • Reply
    December 3, 2018 at 12:41 am

    That’s good there are a lot of options for chocolately advent calendars based on your dietary needs. I get the Lindt advent calendar each year.

    • Reply
      December 3, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Oh the Lindt one looks lovely – tho its always xmas when I need to lose weight HAHAHA

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