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March forwards with GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Boxes for Mothering Sunday (with Photographs, Allergen Info and Links)…

Whilst My Mum isn’t GLUTEN FREE, for Mother’s Day 2016, she will be enjoying a Chocolate Box which DEFINITELY is GLUTEN FREE. I want to support the Manufacturers whom I can enjoy and share this choice with my family. Of course, I could make up my own basket of GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Bars, but with lots of choice for Mothering Sunday, (some explicitly state they are GLUTEN FREE and some made with NO GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS), it’s just knowing what choice you have…

 

This blog post includes…

  • Chocolate Boxes which are GLUTEN FREE or have NO GLUTEN CONTAINING Ingredients (and no warnings or “may contains”) as at March 2016.
  • Pictures of the items with ingredients shown for selective controversial products (and typed out where it is particularly difficult to read the packaging).
  • Items made with NO GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS. Warnings have been highlighted from packaging.
  • The listings includes Chocolate Boxes by Cadburys, Nestle, Bendicks, Green & Blacks, Lindt, and High Street stores: Thorntons, M&S, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Aldi, Lidl, Selfridges and Fortnum & Masons.
  • Some of the Chocolate Boxes are SOYA FREE, EGG FREE, NO ADDED SUGAR and DAIRY FREE.
  • Links have been included: direct to manufacturer’s websites showing their ingredients listings and allergen information (where available).
  • It is accurate at the time of publishing (March 2016) but manufacturers do change their mixes so you should always read the labels before you put anything in your mouth and enjoy! It’s your own responsibility to remain GLUTEN FREE.
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CADBURYS:

The following boxes of Cadburys Chocolate are GLUTEN FREE: 

Because the Lady loves Milk Tray (by Cadburys)

Because the Lady loves Milk Tray (by Cadburys)

Contains MILK, SOYA & HAZELNUTS. States “May contain other NUTS

Heroes by Cadburys

Heroes by Cadburys

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May contain NUTS

Box or Carton of Roses by Cadburys

Box or Carton of Roses by Cadburys

Contains MILK, SOYA & HAZELNUTS. States “May contain other NUTS

And a new spin-off for Roses: Separate bags of Strawberry Dream chocolates:

Roses Strawberry Creams (bag by Cadburys)

Roses Strawberry Creams (bag by Cadburys)

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May contain NUTS

And also from Cadburys:

 

Other bags and boxes by Cadburys which are GLUTEN FREE include

  • Dairy Milk Peebles
  • Bitsa Wispa
  • Twirl Bites
  • Caramel Nibbles
  • Giant Buttons
  • Buttons (regular size)
  • White Chooclate Buttons (regular size)
  • Eclairs
  • Eclairs Orange
  • Eclairs Velvet
  • Eclairs Velvet Coffee


NESTLE:

Nestle produce a very comprehensive listing of products which are suitable for people avoiding Gluten. This has been updated with the current latest version of this information but it is updated regularly, the latest version: (Nestle List Dated JANUARY2016 as at 03/01/16. This is always updated (early in the month) and they highlight (in bold), any new additions:

The following Chocolate Boxes (rather than bars) are GLUTEN FREE from Nestle:

  • Matchmakers Mint
  • Matchmakers Orange
  • Matchmakers Honeycomb
  • After Eights
  • Quality Streets

Contains MILK

After Eights Chocolates by NESTLE

After Eights Chocolates by NESTLE

Contains MILK. States “May contain NUTS and PEANUTS

Box of Nestle's Quality Street

Box of Nestle’s Quality Street

Contains MILK & HAZELNUTS. States “May contain traces of PEANUTS

Plastic Tin of Nestle's Quality Street

Plastic Tin of Nestle’s Quality Street

Contains MILK & HAZELNUTS. States “May contain traces of PEANUTS

And last Christmas (2015), Quality Street packaged individual sweet collections which would also make a lovely gift for Mum:

Quality Street: Just the Strawberry ones (Large one!)

Quality Street: Just the Strawberry ones (Large one!)

Contains MILK. States “May contain traces of PEANUTS, NUTS and MILK Protein

Quality Streets: Just the Purple ones (A Large one!)

Quality Streets: Just the Purple ones (A Large one!)

Contains MILK. States “May contain traces of PEANUTS

The Nestle GLUTEN-AVOIDANCE list also include other GLUTEN FREE products (Yogurts, Fromage Frais, desserts and beverages).


BENDICKS: Seen in Supermarkets as well as Department Stores:

Benedicks Bittermint Discs

Bendicks Bittermint Discs

Contains SOYA. States “May also contain HAZELNUTS, ALMONDS and otherNUTS

Benedicks Mint Collection

Bendicks Mint Collection

Contains SOYA. States “All varieties may also contain HAZELNUTS, ALMONDS and other NUTS


BOOJA BOOJA: A small independent Chocolatier whose complete range is GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, SOYA FREE and all Organic.

A small but delightful Gluten Free Dairy Free and Soya Free Chocolate Box

A small but delightful Gluten Free Dairy Free and Soya Free Chocolate Box

States “May contain NUTS

The range includes Chilled Collections:

  • Stem Ginger Chocolate Trufles
  • Run sozzled Sultana Chocolate Truffles
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles
  • Around Midnight Espresso Chocolate Truffles

And (as above) the Four Corners Collections:

  • Truffle Selection No 1
  • Truffle Selection No 2
  • Truffle Selection No 3
  • Truffle Selection No 4

GREEN & BLACKS: A great bar which is available in a Gift Box:

Green and Blacks Selection Box

Green and Blacks Selection Box

The Tasting Collection includes 24 Green & Black’s Organic 15g Miniature Bars: White Chocolate, Milk with Sea Salt, Milk Chocolate, Butterscotch, Almond, Raisin & Hazelnut, Ginger, Hazelnut & Currant, Hazelnut, Dark with Burnt Toffee, Dark 70%, Dark 85%.


 LINDT: Many of their lines include BARLEY MALT as a key ingredient but from my research, they much of their Excellence Range has NO GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS. And for Christmas, their Limited Edition “White Chocolate Truffles with strawberries and cream and a smooth melting filling” has NO GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS and NO WARNINGS about WHEAT but if you’re sensitive to WHEAT (and cross-contamination) then avoid Lindt (specifically addressed on their FAQ on the USA Website). This “Limited Edition” was launched at Christmas 2015 but is still around in Shops NOW (March 2016). Indeed, they also have a “Limited Edition” Easter Egg which has no warnings, no GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS and looks so tempting I will have to try it, but back to Chocolate Boxes for Mum…

Limited Edition LINDOR: Strawberries & Cream

Limited Edition LINDOR: Strawberries & Cream

Seen in Waitrose and Sainsburys. Contains MILK & SOYA. States “May contain HAZELNUTS &ALMONDS


 

WHITAKER’s MINT CREMES: Made in Yorkshire and seen in Lakeland

Mint Cremes

Mint Cremes

Contains SOYA and states “may contain MILK, NUTS or EGG


CHOC O FRUIT Chocolate Boxes: Seen in Lakeland and in several independent Garden Centres. Made with Belgian Chocolate by Duva: this range mixes candied fruit with dark chocolate (so these are healthy!). They are DAIRY FREE and EGG FREE.

Orange Choc O Fruits

Orange Choc O Fruits

Contains SOYA

Choco O Ginger fruits

Choco O Ginger fruits

Contains SOYA


HIGH STREET STORES:

M&S (Marks & Spencer) : A great ambassador for Coeliacs and offer an extensive range of products which are WHEAT FREE and GLUTEN FREE. A full listing can be obtained from their website as well as “exclusive” Mothering Sunday gift boxes. They have a great selection of beautiful GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Boxes including:

Even some regular bars are GLUTEN FREE.

Even some regular bars are GLUTEN FREE.

Contains MILK, HAZELNUTS and SOYA.

Even More Chocolates by M&S

Even More Chocolates by M&S

Contains MILK ALMONDS & SOYA.

More Chocolates by M&S

More Champagne Chocolates by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy sufferers due to manufacturing methods

Chocolates by M&S

Chocolates by M&S

Contains MILK, HAZELNUTS & SOYA. States “Not suitable for NUT allergy sufferers due to manufacturing methods

Walnut Classic Whip by M&S

Walnut Classic Whip by M&S

Contains MILK, WALNUTS, EGG & SOYA. No other warnings.

Cappuccino Whips by M&S

Cappuccino Whips by M&S

Contains MILK, EGG & SOYA. And states “Not suitable for NUT allergy sufferers due to manufacturing methods used

Belgian Flaked Truffles by M&S

Belgian Flaked Truffles by M&S

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “not suitable for NUT Allergy sufferers due to manufacturing methods


MOSER ROTH (Aldi) Chocolates: Received for Christmas (2015), I can confirm they have NO GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS and are pretty delicious, (it’s just my Mum might think I’m being a little cheap!):

Moser GF Chocolates

Moser GF Chocolates

Contains MILK, SOYA, EGG & HAZELNUTS. No other warnings.


 

LIDL J D GROSS: PRALINE SUPERIEURS: The nearest Chocolate Box to Guylian Chocolate Shells (which I know my Mum loves. I won’t buy Guylian Chocolates as they include the warning “May contain: Cereals Containing Gluten” but the ones from Lidl are GLUTEN FREE:

LIDL's Belgian Chocolate Shells (similar to Guylian Shells)

LIDL’s Belgian Chocolate Shells (similar to Guylian Shells)

Contains MILK, NUTS & SOYA.

 


THORNTONS: Also a High Street Chocolatier who have an extensive range of GLUTEN FREE Chocolates boxes and knowledgeable staff: Their Continental Range is GLUTEN FREE (as seen at Christmas 2015, hence the wrapping paper!):

Continental Selection of milk, white and dark Chocolates by Thorntons.

Continental Selection of milk, white and dark Chocolates by Thorntons.

Contains MILK, HAZELNUTS, ALMONDS, & SOYA and states “May also contain OTHER NUTS, EGG

More Thorntons Chocolates (with X Factor branding).

More Thorntons Chocolates (with X Factor branding).

Contains MILK, SOYA & HAZELNUTS. States “may also contain other NUTS, PEANUTS


SELFRIDGES:  A huge selection of in-house Chocolates (although many containWHEAT!) and a great source of many different Chocolate Boxes:

14 Chocolate Pralines Box by Selfridges

14 Chocolate Pralines Box by Selfridges

Contains MILK, SOYA, HAZELNUTS, COBNUTS & WALNUTS. “may also contain traces of sesame

These MAGNUM chocolates are based upon the Ice Cream brand, made in Australia byUnilever & Kinnerton and made with no GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS:

MAGNUM Chocolate Box

Contains MILK, SOYA, HAZELNUTS. States “May contain PEANUTS EGG

Milk Chocolate Discs by MAGNUM

Milk Chocolate Discs by MAGNUM

Contains MILK & SOYA. No other warnings.

Coffee Flavoured Dark Chocolate Discs by MAGNUM

Coffee Flavoured Dark Chocolate Discs by MAGNUM

Contains MILK & SOYA. No other warnings.

Mint Flavoured Dark Chocolate Discs by MAGNUM

Mint Flavoured Dark Chocolate Discs by MAGNUM

Contains MILK & SOYA. No other warnings.


WAITROSE: An exclusive Chocolate Box made by Heston Blumenthal has no GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS. A selection of milk, dark and white chocolates mixed with the flavours of classic cocktails:

HESTON's Cocktail Chocolate Box at Waitrose.

HESTON’s Cocktail Chocolate Box at Waitrose.

Contains MILK & SOYA and states “may also contain NUTS


SAINSBURYS: A “Taste the Difference” box of Chocolates (with NO GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS):

Taste the Difference Chocolates by Sainsburys

Taste the Difference Chocolates by Sainsburys

Contains MILK, SOYA, ALMOND, HAZELNUT & CASHEW NUTS” States “not suitable for customers with an allergy to other NUTS due to manufacturing methods.”


FORTNUM & MASONS: HRH Queen’s Grocer have lots of beautiful Chocolate boxes, some of them are made with NO GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS:

Assorted Creams Chocolates

Assorted Creams Chocolates

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Produced in an environment that handles NUTS

Roses & Violet Creams by F&M

Roses & Violet Creams by F&M

Contains MILK & SOYA. States “Produced in an environment that handles NUTS

Milk & Dark Selection Chocolates by F&M

Milk & Dark Selection Chocolates by F&M

Contains MILK, SOYA, ALMONDS, HAZELNUTS and PECAN NUTS.


So lots of GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Boxes which you can enjoy with YOUR MUM!


PLEASE NOTE:

  • Other GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Boxes are available (but check the labels for the Ingredients and any warnings the Manufacturers place on them).
  • A separate Chocolate Bar blog post was updated in January 2016 and Christmas Chocolate Boxes & Bags.
  • Many UK Supermarkets offer their own-label Chocolate Bars, some of which are GLUTEN FREE but read the labels. (For example: M&S produce a monthly GF listing and provide specific information for Coeliacs).
  • No money, samples or freebies have been provided by any of the featured Manufacturers.
  • This information was correct as of March 2016 and all the links (to relevant manufacturer’s pages) where live when this was published.

If you are a member of Coeliac UK, they produce a comprehensive directory which covers over 16,000 food and drink items (including GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Bars). This is available in a paper-based Manual and online FREE to members of Coeliac UK.

One of the hard-hitting posters from Coeliac UK for Awareness Week.

One of the hard-hitting posters from Coeliac UK for Awareness Week.

One of the hard-hitting posters (featuring Yours Truly) from Coeliac UK launched for Awareness Week, launched in 2015 and to be seen again in 2016.


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This information was correct as of January 2016.

But as I am learning, ingredients do change and therefore you should always read the label and check for yourself whether it is GLUTEN FREE or not!

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