It is difficult to tell how much people, especially those on special diets, want to eat traditional Christmas foods these days...
Let's assume that most people are still partial to mince pies, stuffing inside turkey, chocolates and Christmas puddings, and work from there.
Angelic Gluten Free make gluten, wheat and dairy free Christmas Pudding biscuits, available from selected stockists nationwide.
Ingredients: Gluten free flour (rice, potato, tapioca, maize, buckwheat), rolled oats (25%), sugar, margarine (vegetable fats: palm, vegetable oil; rapeseed, water, salt, flavourings), water, raisins (7%), cranberries (5%), mixed spice (cinnamon, coriander, pimento, nutmeg, ginger, cloves) (1%) natural flavouring, salt.
Barkat make gluten, wheat & milk free Pretzels, Pretzel Sticks, and Sage & Onion Stuffing Mix. Available from ALL leading health food stores and online, prices vary. The Pretzel products contain soya and yeast, and the Stuffing Mix contains egg.
Blackberry Cottage Fayre make a gluten, dairy, egg, nut free, no added refined sugar FreeFrom Traditional Round Christmas Pudding, available online in 450g for £8 or 900g for £15.
Ingredients: Currants Sultanas – Vegetable Oil, Palm Oil Raisins – Vegetable Oil, Apricots – Rice Flour, Sulphur Dioxide, Gram Flour Prunes – Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid Sunflower Oil, Orange Juice & Zest, Brandy, Spices – Cinnamon, Coriander, Cloves, Ginger, Nutmeg
Christine's Puddings makes a dairy & gluten free Rum & Orange Christmas Pudding, as well as two gluten free varieties in either Dark Ale or Luxury Christmas Puddings. Available online costing £5.95 for 200g and £10.95 for 454g. With various ingredients, they all contain egg & sulphur dioxide, and the Luxury contains almonds.
D & D Chocolates make a large range of carob and chocolate Christmas gifts. All available online, Snowmen's head retails at £8.99, Father Christmas basket retails at £4.99, Snowmen tubes retails at £4.99, Hollow Father Christmas retails at £5.99, and the Medium Silver Basket £22.99.
Delicious Alchemy make a Limited Edition dairy & gluten free Christmas fruit cake mix. To make your own you'll also need 110g soft unsalted butter or dairy free alternative,
2 large eggs,
75ml brandy or orange juice, and
Zest of 1 orange (optional). Available online costing £5 for 650g mix.
Ingredients: Mixed Dried Fruits (55%) (Raisins, Dates, Sultanas), Dark Brown Sugar, Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Mixed Spices , Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum)
Hale & Hearty make a gluten-free Christmas line that includes Traditional Stuffing Mix (£1.50), Luxury Mince Pies (£3.55), and Traditional Christmas Pudding (£7.99). All products are free from gluten, wheat and dairy and are available from Ocado, Wholefoods and Independent retailers.
inSpiral make a Luxury Limited Edition Raw Organic Gluten Free Vegan Christmas Cake. Each mini, individual 100g jar costs £3.25, is available online and is currently on offer at 20% off!
Ingredients: cashews*, almonds*, sultanas*, coconut oil*, buckwheat*, dates*, coconut palm sugar*, cacao butter*, goji berries*, currants*, apple*, coconut*, apricots*, baobab*, almond extract* (purified water, alcohol, vegetable glycerine, natural bitter almond oil), vanilla*, lemon*, spices*, oranges*, 100% pure raw natural flavour extracts*, nothing else. *organic
iQ Superfood Chocolates make 'AngeliQ', a Limited Edition Organic Festive Orange with Cranberry Chocolate, available from Goodness Direct and other stockists nationwide.
Ingredients: Cocoa beans, coconut, blossom sugar, cocoa butter, cranberries, orange oil, cocoa solids 70% minimum
Lovemore make a selection of freefrom Christmas foods, among them gluten, wheat, milk and soya free Shortbread Thistles (£1.99)! Lovemore's Luxury Mince Pies (£2.53) are made without wheat, gluten and milk, and both products are available online, in Holland and Barrett and Ocado nationwide.
Marks & Spencer make a gluten free mince pie, costing £2.50 for four. Ingredients: Gluten Free Flour (Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Starch, Tapioca Starch, Maize Flour), Sugar, Dried Vine Fruits (Sultanas · Vostizza Currants · Raisins), Butter (Milk), Water, Apples, Vegetable Suet (Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Rice Flour), Brown Sugar, Candied Orange & Lemon Peel (Glucose-Fructrose Syrup, Orange Peel, Sugar, Lemon Peel, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid), Dextrose, Lemon Juice, Ground Spices (Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves), Lemon Zest, Salt, Stabiliser: Xanthan Gum, Acidity Regulator: Acetic Acid, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Black Treacle, Raising Agent: E450, E501, Gelling Agent: Pectin.
Mrs Crimble's Christmassy gluten free products include Cheese Straws (cheesy puff pastry snacks, ideal for sharing - warm gently in an oven before serving), Choc Macaroons with warm Stem Ginger chunks and homebake Sage & Onion Stuffing Mix (ingredients: rice flour, gram flour, onion pieces, salt, sage, parsley). Available online, the macaroons cost approximately £1.65 for 6, the cheese straws are £1.99 a box and the stuffing is £2.30 for a 170g box.
Moo Free make a dairy (lactose & casein), gluten, wheat, and soya free, organic & vegan Advent Calendar, Merry Moos Selection Box (each box contains a Bunnycomb bar, a Minty Moo bar, a Cheeky Orange bar and a Santa bar), and Santa Bar (great stocking fillers!). Advent Calendars are available in Waitrose, Holland & Barrett and other independents costing approximately £3.99. Merry Moos (£3.99) and Santa Bars (99p) are available Holland & Barrett and other independents.
Sainsbury's make a range of freefrom Christmas products, among them some gluten, wheat & dairy free mince pies, available in-store and online for £2.25 a pack (of four).
Although not just for Christmas, Tesco Free From have launched Gluten Free Profiteroles, available in-store and online costing £1.50.
Ingredients: Cream (47%) (Milk), Belgian Chocolate Sauce (20%), Pasteurised Egg, Sugar, Palm Oil, Potato Starch, Maize Starch, Emulsifiers (Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids), Pasteurised Dried Egg, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Dextrose, Rice Starch, Thickeners (Guar Gum, Methyl Cellulose), Iodised Salt, Stabiliser (Carrageenan), Inulin, Caramelised Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Belgian Chocolate Sauce contains: Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Sugar, Water, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Powder, Maize Starch, Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithins, Soya Lecithins), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder
The FreeFrom Bakehouse makes two beautiful gluten, wheat and dairy free Christmas cakes, a gluten and wheat free stollen and a rather indulgent gluten and wheat free chestnut rum truffle torte - all available online.
Waitrose LoveLife FreeFrom Gluten Mince Pies (£2.50 for four). Ingredients: mincemeat (sugar, apple puree, raisins, sultanas, wheat glucose syrup, currants, mixed peel (wheat glucose-fructose syrup, orange peel, sugar, lemon peel, acidity regulator citric acid, preservative sulphur dioxide), vegetable suet (palm oil, rice flour, sunflower oil), mixed spices (cassia, dill, fennel seed, nutmeg, ginger, clove, coriander, turmeric, caraway), cinnamon, acetic acid, treacle, orange oil), rice flour, sugar, tapioca starch, water, palm oil, brown sugar, rapeseed oil, ground almonds, modified maize starch, salt, thickener xanthan gum, emulsifier mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids