Updated for 2016! When it comes to dairy-free advent calendars, the options are growing. Confectioners in North America, Europe and Australia have recognized the increasing dairy-free demand, whether for allergies, intolerance, or health choices.
Detailed below are all of the dairy-free advent calendars that we’ve located to date, plus highly-rated refillable and non-food advent calendars. I’ve also included the following pinnable image so you can easily reference this page every year. Yes, we will continue to update it annually. But since the joy of the countdown starts on the first of December, I suggest you order this year’s now!
Amanda’s Own Dairy-Free Advent Calendars
This whimsical package contains 24 semi-sweet, kid-friendly chocolate prizes. All are free of gluten and top allergens, including soy, and made in Amanda’s dedicated facility. Amanda’s Own does ship throughout the U.S. and Canada, and we assume this goes for their dairy-free advent calendars, too! Want to know what a milk allergic kid thinks? See Sarah’s review of this product.
No Whey! Chocolate Dairy-Free Advent Calendars
Formerly known as Premium Chocolatiers, No Whey Chocolate now offers not one, but two chocolate-filled vegan advent calendars. And as of 2016, their facility is free of dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts, and soy. No Whey ships their goodies throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Plamil Organic Dairy-Free Advent Calendars
You know it’s going to be good when their is an elf on the front of the package holding a sign that says, “yummy scrummy”! These organic, vegan, and fair trade dairy-free advent calendars from Plamil contain rice milk chocolates that are made in Plamil’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free factory. They’re even soy-free by ingredients. Plamil uses rice milk powder and sunflower lecithin, though they do note that soy is present in the facility. Plamil’s products are most readily available in the UK, Europe, and Australia, but can be ordered online worldwide.
Moo Free Organic Dairy-Free Advent Calendars
How many advent calendars can claim that they are “multi award winning”? Well this one can! This is another organic, milky chocolate-filled gem out of the UK. Everything that Moo Free makes is dairy-free, and their advent calendars are vegan, made with fair trade ingredients, and free of gluten. They’re even made without nuts and soy, but soy and hazelnuts are present in the Moo Free facility. Moo Free products are available online and distributed throughout Europe and Australia. You may even spot them for sale on a website or two in North America.
Montezuma’s Organic Dairy-Free Advent Calendars
This chocolatier thinks that more grown-up tastes should not be forgotten. Montezuma’s fills their dairy-free advent calendars with organic, vegan 73% dark chocolate. But they only deliver throughout the UK and Europe. Also Montezuma’s is not a strictly dairy-free chocolatier. They do make milk-filled chocolates, but never forget their customers on a dairy-free diet when the holidays role around.
Celtic Choices Dairy-Free Advent Calendars (May be Discontinued)
This is a European chocolatier that has been around for some time, though their website seems to be in limbo. Fortunately, we still spotted their holiday chocolates online from UK retailers like Ocado. We just couldn’t find their advent calendar specifically as of 2016. If you can locate it, the chocolates within are of the “milky” variety, made with rice milk powder and 38% cacao for a sweeter treat. They are suitable for vegans and are dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free, though soy lecithin is used.
Holland & Barrett Dairy-Free Advent Calendars
I’m guessing this cute as a bunny advent calendar is created by Moo Free or Plamil, but branded as Holland & Barrett with their own holiday design. It’s filled with organic, fair trade, dairy-free milk chocolates made with cacao, rice powder, sweetener and sunflower lecithin. Holland & Barrett sells the dairy-free advent calendars, in both red and blue designs, on their website and in their stores across the UK.
Hotel Chocolat Dark Chocolate Advent Calendars
Hotel Chocolat does produce milk chocolates, too, but this is their all-dark chocolate calendar that is “suitable for vegans”. The rich little figurines include reindeer, snowmen, penguins and enchanted Christmas trees. Their products are available to people in the UK and Australia.
Tesco Free From Chocolate Advent Calendars
This mega grocer has come out with their own cute dairy- and gluten-free advent calendars, which they are currently calling “Chocologic”. They’re sold online, but we’re pretty sure you can also find them in Tesco stores throughout the UK. However, I’m not sure where else they may be selling these worldwide. Tesco has store chains in Europe, Asia, and North America.
D&D Chocolates Fillable & Dairy-Free Advent Calendars
D&D Chocolates is well-known in the UK for their dairy-free chocolate and carob confections, and this year they are offering an advent calendar for each! They also sell a wooden advent calendar sans chocolates, so you can buy their wrapped advent calendar shapes to refill it year after year. They are based in the UK, but ship throughout Europe.
Lego Advent Calendars
Who says advent calendars have to contain chocolate? Go fun and food-free with Lego! Lego Advent Calendars come in a few themes, at last check Star Wars, Friends, and City, with 24 minifigures, models and accessories to reveal and play with throughout the month!
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Advent Calendars
Not a fan of those little Lego pieces on the floor? Melissa & Doug have their own playful advent calendars, complete with 24 unique wooden ornaments and a tree-topping star. Melissa & Doug toys are typically sustainably made and decorated with water-based, non-toxic paints.
Byers Choice Fillable Advent Calendars
Each year, buy your own chocolates from dairy-free chocolatiers like Premium Chocolatiers and Amanda’s Own and fill these beautiful advent calendars from Byers Choice.
Kubla Crafts Felt Advent Calendars
From nativity scenes to decorative trees, the stuffed felt pieces on Kubla Crafts advent calendars are fun to velcro in place as kids countdown the days to Christmas.
Haribo Candy Advent Calendar
This German gummy maker has its own sweet advent calendar. It’s tricky to locate in the U.S., but in the U.K., you can buy it from online shops like Ocado, and perhaps find it in stores, too.
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