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The best free from advent calendars to countdown to Christmas

Whether you're free from gluten, can't have nuts or dairy is a no-no, Jenna Farmer rounds up the best free-from advent calendars for those with dietary restrictions.

Ombar Advent Calendar

What is it? Ombar is known for its planet-friendly, vegan chocolate that tastes unbelievably smooth and creamy. Their new oat m'lk calendar includes twenty-five individually wrapped mini bars (a nice change from the usual slabs of chocolate) of their vegan choc (made from gluten-free, Organic British-grown oats, rather than regular milk. Each door opens to one of four flavours: Original Smooth & Creamy, Hazelnut, Fruit & Nut, and Salted Caramel Truffle-our personal favourite. As well as being gluten-free, it's certified vegan, organic, and fair trade-along with the whole calendar being recyclable and plastic-free. What's more, each calendar sold helps support a reforestation project.

Free from? Gluten-free, dairy-free, palm oil free. Contains nuts.

Buy it from: £15, from Ocado

NOMO Classic Advent Calendar

What is it? NOMO is one of the most popular vegan chocolate brands on the market and there's very good reason. It's launched a huge six new free-from-Christmas products this year: Choc Fudge Reindeer, Kids’ Selection Box, Caramel Sharing Box, Orange Sharing Box, Mint Sharing Box and Reindeer Hollow. Whilst their classic advent calendar is still a great buy. At just a fiver, this 24-piece advent calendar contains NOMO chocolate drops in two of their amazing flavours: caramel and sea salt and creamy choc.

Free from? Gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts.

Buy it from: £5, from Ocado. (and other major supermarkets)

Vegan Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, Popcorn Shed

What is it? Don't fancy chocolate in your advent calendar? This vegan, gluten-free popcorn advent calendar might satisfy your sweet tooth instead. Behind every door is a mini bag of popcorn, in festive flavours like Butterscotch, Chocolate Orange, Cherry Pie, Cocoa, Caramel Gingerbread and Christmas Pudding

Free from? Gluten, and dairy (although some flavours have a 'may contain' warning).

Buy from: £23.99, from Popcorn Shed.

Play in CHOC 12-Day Advent Calendar

What is it?

This eco-friendly advent calendar (which also comes as a 24-day calendar if you'd prefer) combines a planet-friendly (card toy to piece together, a fact card and their 4-ingredient, super smooth 100% organic chocolate. The chocolate, made simply of cacao solids, coconut sugar, creamed coconut and vanilla pods, is super smooth and luxurious and the all-natural ingredients make it ideal for children with multiple allergies.

Free from? Free from a whopping 14 common allergens, including gluten, dairy, nut and soy.

Buy from: £24,95, Play in CHOC

Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar by Joe and Seph's

What is it? Joe & Seph’s gorgeous popcorn flavours combine in this stunning advent calendar, which opens up to a beautiful festive scene. It's certainly enough to get you feeling Christmassy, along with their seven unique flavours, such as Vegan Strawberry Caramel, Vegan Chocolate Orange and Vegan Salted Caramel. Behind each window is a mini pack of popcorn in one of these delicious flavours.

Free from? gluten-free, dairy-free. Vegan.

Buy from: £30, from Joe and Seph's.

Flapjack Advent Calendar

What is it? Countdown to Christmas with a flapjack to tuck into with your mid-morning cuppa. All flapjacks are gluten-free and flavours include caramel latte, creamy fudge, ginger and dark chocolate, clotted cream and salted caramel. Flapjackery is an independently owned business based in Tavistock, west Devon that makes by hand-all gluten-free flapjacks with British oats in a range of flavours.

Free from? Gluten-free.

Buy from: £55, Flapjackery

OMV! Deliciously Vegan Advent Calendar

What is it? Asda have released their Plant-Based OMV! Advent Calendar, as part of their wider OMV! (Oh My Vegan!) range. The advent calendar is a delicious rice-based alternative to a standard milk chocolate advent calendar and is made with 100% sustainably sourced cocoa too. This product is perfect for Vegans and will get them excited to count down the days to Christmas with 25 tasty treats waiting inside for them!

Free From? Gluten, Milk.

Buy from £4, Asda.


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