Autumn has well and truly hit and I’m so here for it.
Since early September there’s been a trickle of dairy free Christmas products hitting the supermarket shelves. We’re now well into November and everything is ramping up. The supermarkets are in full Christmas mode with lots of new dairy free launches popping up daily.
So I thought it would be good to take a closer look at what dairy free options are available at each of the supermarkets and today we’re starting with Sainsbury’s.
Disclaimer: Please always check ingredients lists and may contain warnings to ensure products are suitable for your intolerance or allergy. Some products may be free from dairy but could still be made on the same factory line as other dairy free products.
I’ve listed the current prices for each product and not the Nectar price. Lots of products were cheaper with a Nectar card so do click through to take a look and see what’s on offer.
Sainsbury’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Tarts, Taste the Difference – £3.25 – These sound lovely. They’re free from gluten and milk pastry cases filled with date sponge, caramel sauce and pecan nuts.
Pret Vegan Croissants – £3.40 – For ages these were only stocked in Tesco so it’s good to see them in Sainsbury’s. I like having a bag of these in the freezer over Christmas for an easy last minute brunch idea.
Sainsbury’s Plant Pioneers Festive Chestnut Roast – £4.00 – This is a roast made with chestnuts and mixed vegetables with a vegan gravy. It’s always good to have something easy and allergy or vegan friendly ready to go over the festive season.
New York Bakery Co. Cookies N Cream Bagels – £1.90 – I don’t know how I feel about these but I’m intrigued. I think they’re probably be very tasty with butter or even cream cheese.
Elmlea Brandy Flavoured Alternative To Dairy Cream – £2.00 – I always make sure I have a few tubs of dairy free cream in the fridge throughout December. It comes in handy for baking and to accompany desserts. I haven’t tried this brandy cream before though so I’d love to know your thoughts on it.
Sainsbury’s Gingerbread Mincemeat, Taste the Difference – £2.25 – This sounds delicious for making homemade mince pies with a little gingerbread twist. I’ll be grabbing a couple of jars next time I’m in Sainsbury’s.
Buttermilk Coconut Choccy Bar – £1.50 – Buttermilk do an excellent range of dairy free chocolates so I have very high hopes for this Bounty dupe.
Plant Pioneers Christmas Pudding – £1.50 – A cute little Christmas Pudding made with sultanas, raisins, cider and rum.
Candy Kittens 24 Days of Gourmet Advent Calendar – £10.00 – A fun advent calendar filled with gourmet sweets with flavours like wild strawberry, sour watermelon and eton mess and the new flavour shox.
Califia Farms Oat Pumpkin Spice Barista Blend – £2.30 – I love this and can’t wait to get another bottle. It’s basically a pumpkin spice milk alternative that works beautifully in coffee and I think it would be good for baking with too. Perfect for autumn and the festive season.
Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee with Almond – £2.75 – This is also nice but not something I’d buy on a regular basis now that they have the oat blend without the coffee added in.
Sainsbury’s Bao’s of Holly, Taste the Difference – £6.00 – These look very cute. They’re steamed buns filled with mixed vegetables and decorated with coloured dough pieces. Ideal for any parties or something fun for the kids….or grown ups.
Sainsbury’s Free From Gingerbread Snowman £1 – These always go down well with the little ones.
Sainsbury’s Free From Christmas Pudding, Taste the Difference – £2.00 – There seem to be a few options when it comes to dairy free Christmas puddings. This one is made with vine fruits, cider, brandy, rum and almonds.
Sainsbury’s Freefrom Ginger & Chocolate Tiffin, Taste the Difference – £3.00 – I love tiffin and this dairy free ginger and chocolate one sounds insanely good.
Sainsbury’s Free From Iced Mince Pies – £2.50 – These dairy and gluten free mince pies topped with fondant icing look so good. I never think of buying these but they’ll be on my shopping list later in December.
Sainsbury’s Free From Mince Pies – £2.00 – These are gluten and dairy free mince pies with a sweet pastry.
Sainsbury’s Free From Iced Fruit Cake Slices – £2.75 – Another gluten and milk free combo here. These are fruitcake slices with dried fruits, glace cherries and mixed peel, topped with a layer of marzipan and a layer of icing.
Sainsbury’s Free From Turkey & Stuffing Flavour Tortilla Curls – £1.20 – Gluten and dairy free turkey & stuffing flavour tortilla curls.
Sainsbury’s Free From Christmas Pudding – £1.50 – Another dairy free Christmas pudding made with sultanas, raisins, cider and rum.
Sainsbury’s Alcohol Free Orange & Cranberry Christmas Pudding, Taste the Difference – £4.50 – Oh, one more dairy free Christmas pudding but this one is also alcohol free too. This one is made with vine fruits, sweetened dried cranberries, orange and lemon peel and concentrated orange juice.
NOMO Advent Calendar – £5.00 – This is the dairy free advent calendar I have (thanks mum) writing for 1st December. I love NOMO chocolate so I’m looking forward to this.
Moo Free White Choccy Snowballs – £1.25 – I don’t think I’ve seen these before. Perhaps they’re a totally new launch from Moo Free. They’re basically white cocoa covered biscuit flavour rice balls.
Moo Free Cookie Crunch White Choccy Bar with Crunchy Cocoa Balls – £1.20 – This is a new launch and one I’ve heard good things about. I’m yet to try it but do le the know if you have.
Sainsbury’s Free From Lightly Salted Christmas Tree Tortilla Chips – £1.20 – These are Christmas tree shaped and lightly salted. Simple and on theme for the season.
Moo Free Moofreesas Choccy Bar with Crunchy Biscuit Balls – £1.20 – Another new launch from Moo Free. An alternative to milk chocolate cocoa bar with crunchy biscuit rice ball pieces.
Nomo Choc Orange Crunch – £5.00 – These new orange flavoured non-dairy chocolates from NOMO look divine. They’re also individually wrapped which makes them ideal for making your own tub of dairy free ‘Celebrations’.
Moo Free Oscar the Bear – £4.00 – A very cute hollowed shaped cocoa bear.
Moo Free Olivia the Bear – £4.00 – A white chocolate hollowed bear.
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Freefrom Salted Caramel Chocs – £4.00 – These look the part don’t they? They’re gluten free and milk free chocolates with a salted caramel centre. Another good one to add to your list of dairy free gift ideas.
NOMO Reindeer – £4.50 – Dairy free chocolate reindeer from good old NOMO.