Aldi’s gluten-free Christmas products 2023 – the ultimate guide for the festive season from the budget supermarket that we wish stocked more gluten-free products! Everything in this post is all on shelves right now, Coeliac-friendly and wheat-free.
Aldi’s gluten-free Christmas products 2023 – let’s just start by saying… don’t get your hopes up! I’ll keep heading back to Aldi across December, so keep checking back for more updates in case I find anything new. I’ll be doing posts like this for all the supermarkets this Christmas as I do every year, so look out for those too.
Aldi’s gluten-free Christmas products 2023
Since this is a MEGA guide to Aldi’s gluten-free Christmas products 2023 I thought I’d split this post up into four sections as you’ll see below.
Using the contents list below, you can jump to particular sections if you’re looking for something specific, or feel free to just scroll down to see everything:
Aldi’s gluten-free Christmas products 2023: Free From Aisle
You might remember in the past that Aldi used to stock their own brand gluten-free mince pies and a gluten-free Christmas pudding during the festive season and whilst that was usually about it, at least it was something.
But in 2023, if you go looking for these or any of other Aldi’s dedicated gluten-free Christmas products (or a free from aisle), you’ll be sure to find…
That’s right, there’s not even gluten-free mince pies or Christmas pudding this year and they don’t even have any all-year-round free from products to fall back on.
Don’t worry though, this post isn’t entirely empty! Keep scrolling down below this non-existent free from section for all the rest of the ‘accidentally’ gluten-free Christmas products I did manage to find in Aldi this year. But first, here’s a little rant from me, featuring an important ask that might just improve things for us by next Christmas…
Ok, I should probably explain why I’m even still here typing when there’s literally no dedicated free from aisle or free from products in Aldi to speak of! First of all, including Aldi’s non-existent free from section in this post wasn’t just for consistency’s sake (because I always include it in my other supermarket product posts), or for the sake of an ironic joke. Nor is it to shame Aldi for not having a dedicated free from aisle at Christmas… or the rest of the year for that matter.
Well, actually it is a little bit of the last one! Having been gluten-free for nearly 15 years, I can safely say that things won’t change for the better unless we constantly remind everyone that we exist and that we will happily give businesses our money if they provide for us at respectable prices. After all, without letting businesses (like supermarkets, fast food chains, cafes, restaurants or even TV shows) know that we exist, the status quo of having little to no gluten-free options/representation will just continue.
So this rant is my little dedication to politely reminding Aldi that we exist because, if you’re reading this Aldi, every supermarket I’ve covered so far across these posts has a dedicated section of gluten-free products apart from you! And guess what? If you reliably stocked more gluten-free essentials all year round, all of us would then be able to shop there more often! Aldi UK currently only list 10 gluten-free products online and out of that 10, one is a bottle of Coke. Need I say more? Aldi’s gluten-free landing page even mentions/depicts several products they no longer stock – such as gluten-free plain flour, cereal bars and all butter cookies.
And guess what will probably just annoy you even more if you live in the UK? Aldi Ireland stock tons of gluten-free products, including mince pies and even gluten-free bread, cake, biscuits pasta and oats – you can see for yourself by tapping here. It’s the same in the US, where Aldi stock all the essentials we need all-year-round too.
So this empty section of this post is a reminder to you, the reader, to message Aldi politely asking for a dedicated free from section with essential free from products (like bread and cereal!) to be stocked there all year round at reasonable prices at the very least. Yes we’re mildly happy you have 10 (actually 9) products that are gluten-free and the occasional special buy, but that’s not enough. And whilst you might feel like one message won’t make a difference, if we’re all persistently doing it, we’re much harder to ignore.
Here’s how you can get in touch with them:
- Aldi UK Facebook (probably best to just comment on recent posts as I can’t see how to private message them on there)
- Aldi UK Twitter
- Aldi UK Instagram
- Aldi UK Threads
- Aldi UK Website
Anyway, onwards with what I did find in Aldi that was gluten-free….
Aldi’s gluten-free Christmas products 2023: Snacks, Party Food + Christmas lunch
Though Aldi certainly isn’t the destination of our dreams when it comes to festive gluten-free products, there’s actually a decent amount of savoury products to look out for while you’re in there.
In fact, it might be time to raid Aldi’s selection of festive crisps because there’s a lot of choice of ‘accidentally’ gluten-free bags of crisps on offer. Just ensure you check the ingredients list for any gluten-containing ingredients or ‘may contain’ warnings as, in the past, Aldi has had a habit of varying ingredients on their crisps depending on where you live in the UK.
Note the nut roasts too – something which is quite notorious for not being gluten-free in most cases!
Aldi’s gluten-free Christmas products 2023: Seasonal Confectionery Aisle
Like most supermarkets, you’ll find some decent options in Aldi when it comes to small festive sweet treats or boxes of chocolates for sharing or gifting. These would all make good stocking fillers!
Aldi’s range of truffles are the standout here, not just being for being ‘gluten-free’ and having a nice selection, but also for their affordable price. Also, the ‘milk chocolate mountain bar’ is like a cheaper Toblerone!
Sadly, if you’re dairy-free, you likely won’t find anything in Aldi that’s suitable at all here.
Aldi’s gluten-free Christmas products 2023: Desserts
Aldi’s saving grace here is that they actually do have a few suitable gluten-free desserts in their freezer section that are ‘accidentally’ gluten-free.
The double chocolate igloo is a stand out as it’s very rare that anything gluten-free is also simultaneously festive, fun and cute whilst also being edible by us.
So maybe note that one down and check your local Aldi’s freezers for it next time you’re in there.
Aldi gluten-free Christmas products 2023: Don’t forget to check out these Christmas supermarket posts too…
Thanks for joining me in checking out Aldi’s gluten-free Christmas products for 2023! What did you think? Which one was your favourite? What would you hope to see in there in the future?
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