So, it’s not long until December starts! And if you will be celebrating Christmas, what better way to get the festivities started than with an advent calendar!
There are so many to choose from, but you’ll be so surprised at how many aren’t suitable for coeliacs because of a dreaded ‘may contain traces’. And I’m not really about the extravagant advent calendars that you can get either. So I thought I would share with you guys the ones I like for December 2017, no poncy-ness included . I don’t stand in supermarket aisles 24/7 reading the labels on every item on the shelves, so I didn’t want to make a full list (I have a life, you know!).
This little list has a few last minute supermarket heroes, some online versions that will get here just in time for December 1st, and it includes my DREAM advent calendar.
So, lets get started.
The last minute supermarket saviours.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar RRP: £2.00
This is available in Asda, Tesco, and Wilko, and may also be available in bargain stores. Now Cadbury’s Dairy Milk is one of THOSE chocolates that has a ‘may contain wheat’ disclaimer in the individual bars. This advent calendar does not have any gluten containing ingredients or “may contain” disclaimer, so wahey! And there are two other Dairy Milk calendars that have the same disclaimer, so I would scan labels before purchasing, to make sure it’s the correct one.
Moo Free Free From & Organic Advent Calendar RRP: £3.00
This multiple award winning advent calendar is Soy Free, Dairy Free, Non GM and of course Vegan as well as being a great gluten free option. This is good for those with multiple allergens and intolerances, and it’s great to know that the chocolate is all made from organic and ethically sourced ingredients. It can be purchased at Asda, Morrisons, Ocado and Holland and Barrett, from what I’ve seen. I bought mine from ASDA.
Chocologic Milk, Wheat and Gluten Free Advent Calendar RRP: £2.50
I spotted this in my local Tesco and thought the illustration was absolutely adorable. Gluten free and dairy free, this is surely perfect for those intolerant to dairy as well as being a coeliac. I like traditional designs on things, and I think it’s super cute!
Marks and Spencer Where’s Wally Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar, RRP: £2.50
I only popped into M&S to get a festive butty, and thought I would have a look and see if they did any cool advent calendars, and found this! They do have other themed ones, but I though Where’s Wally would be a great way to count down the days until the big man pops down the chimney. I don’t know about Wally, but the numbers for the doors are hard to find!
Fancy something different?
Swizzels House Shaped Advent Calendar, RRP: £4.99
Tesco and Sainsbury’s are stocking this bad boy, and it contains all the classic retro sweets that we all know and love. I think this is the one for me, I am partial to a Parma Violet, and I probably would reach for the Squashies instead of the chocolate really.
MyProtein Protein Chocolate Advent Calendar, RRP: £4.99
This is a great idea for those who want to keep their training on track, but still enjoy a tasty treat. The chocolates are made with cocoa butter and their whey protein isolate. They have a 55% cocoa content, along with a high fiber content. I think this would be a great pre-christmas gift if you have a gym lover in your life.
Pukka Tea Advent Calendar £7.99
This is available on their website, and contains 24 sachets of organic herbal teas to help you through the season, including the festively named Wonder Berry Green, the tummy soothing Three Mint, and the most trusty one to help you through a cold, Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey.
And this wouldn’t be a post about advent calendars without a beauty one right?
Boots No7 Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar £40.00
This is literally my dream calendar, if I could bear spending that much on it, and if it wasn’t always sold out! It has the full 25 doors, each with a different cosmetic product behind them. From Mascara, to facial serum and even makeup applicators, I think this is THE calendar of 2017. I would use every single thing behind these doors, unlike some beauty advent calendars I can think of. And what’s more is that Boots No7 products are all gluten free if you’re into gluten free skincare, and the brand is cruelty free, too.
So that’s it for my favourite advent calendars of 2017. Are you picking up a different one? Let me know in the comments below.