Ok, OKAY, I know it's only October and everyone's angry at the supermarkets for bringing out all their festive free from ranges already. I'm pretty sure I've heard 'but it's way too early' so many times and you know what? I don't care. Because the more gluten free treats on the shelves, the better!
You can moan about the early onslaught of Christmas food all you like - and if that's you, then please do bookmark this page and come back in two months' time. However, if you're already stocking up on treats and starting to feel a tiny bit festive, welcome to the grotto.
As usual, there are lots of new gluten free Christmas products out already. I'm not going to bore you with the usual tirade of mince pies and Christmas puddings. Long story short: look in most free from aisles and you'll find them. Oh no, this post is all about the good stuff. The shiny, new, exciting products appearing on the shelves you haven't tried yet.
Asda rhubarb gin and ginger shortbread
That's right - GIN SHORTBREAD. Asda's free rom rhubarb gin and ginger shortbread are gluten, wheat and dairy free and an absolute game-changer. So tasty!
Tesco gluten free onion rings
Gluten and dairy free onion rings - THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I was so excited to finally get my hands on these and they're only £1 a pack too. Taste like the real deal - I hope they stay past Christmas too!
Gluten free lebkuchen
Oh my word I was SO excited when I found these gluten free lebkuchen by Schar in Asda! I used to absolutely LOVE these pre-coeliac and I am so happy that there is finally a gluten free version!
Gluten free spekulatius
Another brand new find in Asda from Schar are these gluten free spekulatius biscuits - I've never heard of them before but am intrigued to know what they are like!
Tesco gluten free enrobed cookies & cream
These Free From Enrobed Cookies and Cream are basically chocolate covered gluten free Oreos, and they come in 'normal' or chocolate orange flavours! Okay, they're not in festive packaging, but they've launched with all the Christmas products and they sound fantastic!
Gluten free 'MistleMoo' pie
I LOVE Pieminister pies and this gluten free Mistlemoo one I found in the chilled Morrisons aisle looks SO good. It's filled with beef steak, bacon and port, and it just sounds absolutely delicious. Can't wait to try it!
Co-op Ruby Reindeer cupcakes
Ahhhh I loved these cupcakes so much last year and am super pleased they're back in Co-op's free from aisle! They're gluten free and just so cute - perfect for a party snack!
Tesco gluten free mini cheese snackers
If you're more excited by savoury treats, I've not seen these gluten free cheese snackers before they look yummy! I feel like this is the kind of treat you'd keep on the coffee table at Christmas and just nibble on while watching trashy television! I'm excited to try them, I love cheese!
Sainsbury's free from choc, cherry & amaretto cookies
These gluten free choc, cherry and amaretto cookies from Sainsbury's sound divine! They look like a proper grown-up treat and I love the snazzy new-look packaging too. These would make a lovely festive treat, perfect for a party platter or giving as a gift.
Mini gluten free Christmas cupcakes
How cute are these mini Christmas cupcakes in Asda? They're gluten and what free and I love the cheeky little designs. Tempted to make my own versions but these would be fab for gluten free children.
Moo Free hazelnut truffles
How lovely do these sound? Gluten and dairy free (and vegan!) hazelnut truffles, found in Tesco! These would make a fantastic gift and it's great to see some more gluten and dairy free gift options. Christmas is chocolate-central so stock up on these now!
Asda's Roddy the Reindeer Cake
Ok, so Roddy the Reindeer isn't the newest kid on the block, but just LOOK at how cute he is! This cute reindeer cake in Asda is like Colin the Caterpillar's festive brother. It's gluten and dairy free and a great centrepiece for a Christmas party, or to share with children!
Rudi the Reindeer at Morrisons
And while we're on the subject of gluten free reindeer cakes, check out how cute Rudi the Reindeer yule long sponge is in Morrisons! The store is also donating money from the £5.50 price tag to CLUC Sargent. Even more reasons to buy him for your Christmas party platter!
Asda amaretto, apricot and almond shortbread
Another boozy gluten free treat from Asda. These gluten, wheat and dairy free amaretto, apricot and almond shortbread sound lovely and so festive. Cannot wait to give them a try - found in the Asda seasonal aisle.
Gluten free mini pastry tart cases
If you're not a fan of making gluten free pastry then these gluten free mini pastry tart cases can definitely make life easier for you! I found them in Morrisons (they used to be in Tesco last year but I haven't seen them yet this year!) and think they might be a game-changer for some!
Gluten free chocolate brownie star cookies kit
I love a bake at home kit and this one from Morrisons looks fabulous. Gluten free chocolate brownie star cookies sound amazing - this will definitely be a good one to keep the kids happy this Christmas.
Tesco spiced apple tortilla rolls
So these spiced apple tortilla rolls aren't in the free from aisle but they do happy to be gluten free! I love a tortilla roll but I can't quite get my head around these. I'm certainly intrigued - I'll have to give them a go and let you know what I think.
Co-op spiced salted caramel cookies
How incredible do these cookies from Co-op sound? Spiced salted caramel just sounds like the ultimate dream - I can't wait to try them. I reckon these would be lovely dipped in a cuppa while watching a festive movie one evening!
Nairn's gluten free savoury biscuit selection
I've not seen this gluten free festive biscuit selection from Nairn's, but this was new on the shelves in Tesco. I love the Nairn's oatcakes on a cheeseboard so it's nice to be able to buy a full selection of flavours in one box. I'll definitely be getting this for Boxing Day!
Gluten and dairy free mini crackers
I love the look of these little gluten and dairy free mini crackers from Morrisons. They'd be perfect for a party spread and for dipping or topping. I like seeing more gluten free savoury offerings on the shelves.
Free from cookie & shortbread selection
I absolutely love a selection box and this cookies and shortbread selection box from Sainsbury's sounds fantastic. The perfect mix of gluten free treats and great to stock up on for when you have family over or to give as a gift. The double chocolate ones look incredible.
Free from champagne truffles
How lovely do these gluten, wheat and dairy free Marc de Champagne truffles look from Asda? There are some lovely dairy free truffle boxes out there this year but these do look extra special!
Gluten and dairy free chocolate candy cane
Wouldn't this be the coolest gift for kids!? Gluten, dairy and egg free - this is a really cool idea and something a little bit different. Perfect for children at Christmas.
Gluten and dairy free robin sponge Christmas cake
This gluten and dairy free Madeira Christmas cake from Morrisons is super cute and it's nice to see a festive cake which isn't the traditional fruit cake too. I love the little robins on top!
Gluten free Jaffa Cakes
I have absolutely no idea what is so festive about the gluten free Jaffa Cakes from Schar, other than the packaging! However, if you love Christmas and you love Jaffa Cakes, then go crazy! I picked these up in the Asda free from aisle.
Tesco chocolate orange popcorn
This chocolate orange popcorn from Tesco is another goodie from the 'normal' Christmas aisle which is gluten free. I love the sound of this and will help fix the Chocolate Orange-shaped hole in your life if you have coeliac disease. Perfect for Christmas movie watching!
Asda salted caramel shortbread biscuits
How good do these gluten free salted caramel shortbread biscuits look!? I found these in the Asda free from aisle and they just sound divine. I had to resist buying them for now because I'm pretty sure I actually won't be able to stop eating them once I start.
Gluten free cranberry and orange mince pies
I am a HUGE mince pie fan but these gluten free cranberry and orange mince pies from Sainsbury's look extra special! I love the pink dusting on top and the fact they're a large, open-style mince pie. I found these in the free from aisle and am looking forward to trying them!
Costa mince pie and M&S Christmas sandwiches
Ok, so these are two other oldies that have snuck into this post of new Christmas goodies. However, they're such classics I had to include them! I love the Costa Coffee gluten free and vegan mince pie, and the M&S gluten free Christmas sandwich is just the best. This used to be my office lunch from October until January so now I'll have to make some special trips into town to stock up!
Sainsbury's ginger tiffin bites
These cute and sparkly little ginger tiffin bites from Sainsbury's are gluten, wheat and dairy free and they look super festive. They'd be a great addition to a party spread, or just scoff the lot while you're enjoying a festive evening at home!
Tesco caramelised apple crumble pies
Oh HELLO caramelised apple crumble pies from Tesco! How absolutely incredible do these beauties sound? They're gluten, wheat and dairy free and sound like an excellent alternative for those who don't like mince pies. I've seen them getting rave reviews on Facebook too!
Violife festive dairy free cheese platter
How good is this festive cheese platter from Violife? It's all dairy free and includes mature, smoked and garlic & chilli dairy free cheeses. Definitely stock up on this - I found it in Sainsbury's chilled free from aisle.
Sainsbury's dairy free chocolate Santas
How cute are these! They're gluten and dairy free and only £1 each so would make the perfect stocking fillers. I found them in the Christmas aisle in Sainsbury's with the 'normal' chocolates.
Sainsbury's gluten free gingerbread snowman
Another super cute new product! These little gingerbread snowmen in the free from aisle in Sainsbury's would make a lovely present for a kid and are gluten and dairy free.
Tesco gluten and dairy free truffles
These gluten, wheat, dairy and egg free truffles from Tesco look absolutely gorgeous and the perfect gift! It's nice to see some fancy dairy free selection boxes out there and I'd love this as a present!
Tesco gluten and dairy free cheese balls
It was definitely good to find these gluten and dairy free cheese balls in the Tesco free from aisle with the festive crisps. They're £1 a pack and vegan - perfect for party food!
Tesco finest gluten free cookie selection
This cookie selection is another fabulous gift idea - it's gluten and dairy free and found in the festive free from section in Tesco. I love the sound of the zest blood orange and Belgian dark chocolate cookies!
Tesco turkey and stuffing tortilla chips
It's nice to see something a bit different and Tesco really have done that with these gluten free Tesco turkey and stuffing tortilla chips in the shape of Christmas trees! Definitely going to have to try them soon!
Asda decorate your own gingerbread man
How cute is this for a gift idea for kids? A gluten, egg and dairy free gingerbread man that you can decorate yourself! Such a lovely kit and a great activity for the Christmas holidays from Asda.
Gluten free and vegan shortbread biscuits
Check out these lovely tins of gluten free and vegan shortbread biscuits in Holland and Barrett! They're gluten free and vegan and I love the fact they're in an actual tin!
Gluten free and vegan tiffin selection
These gluten free and vegan tiffins from Holland and Barrett also sound lovely. I don't like the fact you can't see what they look like inside but the flavour combinations sound great. A lovely gift idea.
Made Without Dairy selection box
I love the look of this dairy free selection box from Marks and Spencer - and I love the new Made Without branding too. It looks super cute and there's a great selection - I think this is nut free too.
Co-op dairy free Santa
This little chocolate Santa bar from Co-op is so cute and a great little stocking filler. I like that you are able to buy some individual products like this instead of just multi-packs of everything.
Sainsbury's pigs in blankets flavour tortillas
I loved the look of these Sainsbury's pigs in blanket flavoured tortillas! They're in the Christmas aisle and I reckon they'd be amazing in a cranberry sauce-type dip!
Sainsbury's salted tortilla chips
And for all you multi-coloured crisp fans, these gluten free salted tortilla chip Christmas trees from Sainsbury's can also be found with the festive food and would look fabulous in a party food spread.
M&S salted caramel cupcakes
I found these gluten free salted caramel cupcakes in the M&S free from aisle, but have heard people saying they've also found them with the 'normal' food. They're part of the party food deal and look so good!
Any other new gluten free Christmas newbies?
I'll keep a lookout and update this post as I find more gluten free Christmas goodies! I have seen a few other products on social media which haven't appeared in my stores yet, so I'll let you know when I have spotted them. Any I've missed? Let me know in the comments below!
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