The recent Hotel Chocolat episode encouraged me and others in the allergy and coeliac community to look into genuine free-from chocolate products — particularly Christmas chocolate, which came up during the weekly Allergy Hour Twitter chat yesterday evening.
You’ll find a list of free-from chocolate brands at the foot of the Hotel Chocolat article, but here are some specific seasonal options which we uncovered.
Billy Goat Stuff
Free from soya, nuts, gluten, egg, cows’ milk.
Goat’s milk chocolate. Seasonal products include chocolate Christmas puddings, advent calendar, ‘merry christmas’ bars, santa lollies.
This brand is free from all allergens except soya.
Seasonal chocolate products are milk / dark mint chocolate penguins, and orange / rice milk santa and reindeer. Also have a chocolate hamper.
Free from: dairy / milk, gluten, egg and nuts. (Seem to use sunflower lecithin so possibly soya free too.)
Huge range of seasonal Chocolate products, including advent calendars, stocking fillers, chocolate snowmen, themed Xmas boxes, and (right) the only Christmas tree chocolate decorations we can find which are allergy-friendly.
Essy & Bella
Free from all 14 allergens.
‘We Three Kings’ chocolate, Christmas shapes and Rudolph Lollipop (pictured right).
Raymond Briggs Father Christmas advent calendar, chocolate figures and chocolate treats.
Of the allergens, contain or may contain hazelnuts only.
Advent calendar, Christmas selection box, snowmen, santas …
Nut Free Chocolate People
No nuts or nut traces.
Gift sets, chocolate bars, hollow chocolate santas …
Nut Free Chox
Children’s Nut Free Chocolate Hamper (right), Christmas santas, chocolate selection box.
Free from all allergens bar soya.
Advent calendar, penguin box, snowmen tray …