Christmas is an exciting time but can be stressful for many of us too. From last minute present buying to preparing the festive feast, we can often feel worn out before the big day arrives, especially if you’re stressing out trying to find food to cater for family or guests with food allergies and intolerances.
Thankfully, the little elves at Holland & Barrett have been working hard all year stocking up on a wide variety of delicious free from festive treats, so everyone can enjoy the Christmas period free from worry. Whether you’re dodging dairy or going gluten-free, the range includes a great selection of sweet and savoury snacks, perfect for those much-needed free from pick-me-ups.
Holland & Barrett Advent Calendars – £3.99 each
Advent calendars are the ultimate Christmas essential, perfect for the only month when chocolate is acceptable for breakfast! Suitable for vegans and coeliacs, the free from Advent Calendars come in two varieties. One is made with no added sugar, sweetened with cocoa, xylitol and soya and the other is a delicious dairy free option with a blend of cocoa, sugar and rice powder, so no one has to miss out!
Lovemore Gluten Free Mince Pies – £2.89 for a pack of 4 mince pies
Christmas isn’t the same without a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Whether you have wheat and gluten free diet requirements or are just trying to eliminate it from your eating plan, these mouth-watering pies are a delicious festive treat. Made with shortcrust pastry and deep-filled mincemeat they contain no artificial colours or flavour.
Feel Free Christmas Puddings – £4.99 for 2 puddings
Wheat and gluten-free, each pack contains two rich and luxurious puddings made with love and care to finish your perfect Christmas day menu. Spicy and sweet, they are delicious when served with an alcoholic twist flambé, cream or brandy sauce (or all three!).
Montezuma Vegan Truffle Collection – £14.79 for 16 truffles
This beautiful box of organic truffles is completely dairy free and suitable for vegans. The taste, texture and colour of these truffles would fool most people into thinking that they were conventionally made with butter and cream, but rest assured no dairy ingredients have been used in the making of these wonderful chocolates, which you can share will all your loved ones or keep them for yourself!
Yogi Tea Christmas Collection – £2.49 for 24 bags
Pick up Yogi Tea Christmas Collection, get the kettle on and snuggle up by the fire. This unique collection of teas will undoubtedly leave you refreshed and in the Christmas spirit. Each box contains 24 tea bags which include a choice of 12 flavours including chocco, sweet chai, ginger lemon and liquorice mint. The product is available in a convenient bag with gorgeous packaging in case you are selfless enough to share this tasty treat with a loved one.
Isabels Gluten Free Yorkshire Pudding Mix – £2.15 for 100g
A Christmas lunch wouldn’t be the same without Yorkshire puddings piled high on your plate and these gluten-free, crisp, golden-brown beauties are very quick and easy to make which means you can forget about having to make another batch for non-coeliac guests – these are delicious enough for everyone.
Moo Free Merry Moo Christmas Selection Box – £4.49 for 103g
Moo Free’s award winning, dairy free, gluten free and organic chocolate is now available in a festive Merry Moo selection box. Inside the box of Mini Moos treats you will find a delicious Bunnycomb bar, a Cheeky Orange bar, a Minty Moo bar, and perhaps most importantly, a yummy chocolate Santa bar.
Cocoa Libre 8 3D Penguins Rice Milk Choc – £4.99 for 8x 100g chocolate penguins
These almost too-cute-to eat chunky chocolate penguins are made with rice milk as a creamy alternative to dairy. They are also free from gluten, nuts and wheat so are suitable for vegans and coeliac sufferers too. Pop inside a loved one’s stocking for a delicately hand-made, tasty and very special festive gift.
Eat Nakd Christmas Pudding bars – 99p
Fans of the Nakd bars range will be overjoyed to see this festive variety on the shelves. Gluten, wheat and dairy free, Nakd bars are designed to be a tasty treat for those with and without intolerances or allergies. This Christmas Pudding flavoured bar is a 100% natural and combines delicious fruits and nuts, without any added sugars or hidden extras – the ideal sweet snack for on-the-go in the run up to the festive season.
All products are available from Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and online at www.hollandandbarrett.com.
For more information of Holland & Barrett’s Free From food offering, visit www.hollandandbarrett.com/info/free-from