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Free From Christmas 2017 - M&S, Aldi, Waitrose and More

So many fabulous gluten free Christmas food floating around this year. Some places have the plain old cake and mince pies but others have gone above and beyond.

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Free From Christmas 2017 - M&S, Aldi, Waitrose and More
In previous blogs we have posted about Tesco and Sainsburys fab Christmas range, which we followed up with Asda and Morrisons offerings. All the other big names are beginning to follow with their own gluten free offerings.

Quite surprisingly Aldi and Lidl (well kind of when it comes to Lidl) have chipped in with gluten free offerings this year, something they haven't done in previous years. Marks and Spencer of course have their range though not as extensive as we could have hoped. Waitrose are trailing behind but do have a selection, it appears to be smaller than any of the other major supermarkets though. Holland and Barratt have a fair selection of options available and following up the rear is Iceland with very limited options but still a few bits none the less.

The range of gluten free items is fairly standard but they are cheaper than most of the other supermarkets, there are a couple of frozen party items in for Christmas which don't contain gluten either, but only a few bits. It is nice to see Moo Free products in Aldi though!

Gluten Free Christmas Pudding
Gluten Free Mince Pies £1.69
Gluten Free Top Iced Fruit Cake £1.99
Ice Cream Bites (Champagne, Strawberry and Mint) 99p
Moo Free Advent Calendar £2.99
Moo Free Selection Box £2.99
Peri Peri Chicken Skewers £1.50

We have only managed to find Gluten free mince pies, though whether other stores have any other options I don't know, maybe one to keep an eye on since they have mince pies.

Marks and Spencer
When it comes to shelf products, items are pretty standard however there is a good selection in the freezer when it comes to stuffed joints and sides. We are in no doubt that when the party food comes in there will be a good selection there too, there always is. We hope the mini Yorkshire Puddings with Cranberry makes a comeback! They also have the turkey made without sandwich back in too!

Dairy Free Dark Chocolate Selection
Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Rolls
Mince Pies
Mini Chicken and Garlic Kievs
Pigs in Blankets
Pork, Sage and Onion Stuffing
Six Month Matured Christmas Pudding
Six Month Matured Holly Tree Christmas Cake
Stuffed Turkey Breast Joint
Top Iced Bar Christmas Cake
Turkey Breast Joint with pigs in blankets and stuffing
Turkey Feast Made Without Sandwich

Waitrose used to be good when it come to gluten free but these days they barely compete, maybe more will come in when the party food etc makes an appearance, however we only managed to find puddings, cake and mince pies.

Mince Pies £2.50
Richly Fruited Christmas Cake (also milk free) £5
Richly Frutied Christmas Pudding £5
Richly Fruited Christmas Pudding Small £1.80

Gluten free isn't Icelands forte, however they do have puddings and mince pies available.

Matthew Walker Christmas Pudding £1
We Love Cake Mince Pies

Holland and Barratt
Most of Holland and Barratts range is chocolate based but there are cake and puddings in there as well as shortbread, nothing particularly special but we do like the look of the no added sugar advent calendar, something you don't see often.

Balance Christmas Chocolate Crocants Box £5.99
Balance Christmas Chocolate Seashells £5.99
Booja Booja Around Midnight Espresso Truffles £6.99
Booja Booja Champagne Truffles £9.99
Booja Booja Gourmet Selection £19.99
Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffles £6.99
Booja Booja Rum Sozzled Sultana Truffles £6.99
Celtic Fine Dark Chocolate Mint Crisps £4.49
Choices Dairy Free Chocolate Santa £1.49
Choices Dairy Free White Chocolate Santa £1.49
Choices Xmas Selection £4.99
Cocoa+ High Protein Chocolate Advent Calendar £7.29
Cocoa Libre Santa and Reindeer £2.99
Cocoa Libre Vegan Chocolate Orange Santa and Reindeer £2.99
Holland and Barratt Dairy Free Advent Calendar £3.99
Holland and Barratt No Added Sugar Dairy Free/Gluten Free Advent Calendar £3.99
Love More Fruit Cake Slices £3.49
Lovemore Ginger Bread Men £1.99
Lovemore Shortbread £2.89
Lovemore Shortbread Fingers £1.99
Matthew Walker Christmas Puddings £2.49
Matthew Walkers Christmas Pudding Large £8.49
Meridian Cranberry Sauce £2.49
Meridian Mince Pie Filling £3.59
Moo Free Santa £1
Moo Free Advent Calendar £4,99
Moo Free Selection Box £4.79
Plamil Dairy Free Selection Box £3.99
Plamil Dairy Free Snowmen £1.99

The only major place we haven't seen any Christmas gluten free from yet is co-op, no doubt there will be making an appearance soon too.

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