Reviews: Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendly Holiday Snacks, Baking Finds and Party Foods

in Food Allergy
Published: December 3, 2015

Whether you’re looking for great free-from and gluten-free ingredients for your holiday baking, or searching for tasty allergy-friendly snacks and sweets to serve up to party guests, we’ve got you covered.

Cookie Swap

Following is a sweet selection of allergy-friendly ready-to-eat treats.
Leave it to the professionals at Natural Decadence for buttery gluten-, egg-, dairy-, nut-, soy- and corn-free shortbread varieties delivered right to your door.

Unwrap and enjoy a box of vanilla lavender, citrus or marble, or surprise your guests with a cookie sampler.


No time to bake? Look for Lucy’s crunch cookies, Chocolate Merry Mint and Holiday Sugars. These festive delights are made in a dedicated bakery that’s free of gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. Contains soy.

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Need a decadent dessert in minutes that rivals homemade? Divvies delivers with their new vanilla creme-filled Brownie Sandwich Cookies. Produced in a dedicated bakery without peanuts, tree nuts, eggs or milk; contains wheat and soy.

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Hurried holidays are no match for quick and nutritious Amazing Foods for Health Cookie Mixes. Available in Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin, these blends are packed with ancient grains and organic sweeteners. Certified gluten-free and produced in a Top 8 allergen-free facility.

Baker’s Box

Upgrade recipe traditions with this sweet array of allergy-friendly ingredients.


The new gluten-free All-Purposed Flour from Enjoy Life Foods is enriched with protein and innovative heat-stable probiotics for tummy-taming baked goods. It’s also the base for their new line of top allergen-free mixes: Pizza Crust, Pancake-Waffle, Muffin and Brownie.


Skip the questionable blends of starches, cellulose and gums. The Neat Egg offers better binding with just two all-natural ingredients: chia seeds and chickpeas. Certified gluten-free and made without top allergens in a facility that processes pecans. (U.S. only)

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Spoon a generous dollop of So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip onto pies, cakes, crumbles and parfaits, and let your free-from worries melt away. The fluffy topper comes in Original and Light, is made without top allergens, and is certified gluten-free, vegan, kosher parve and non-GMO verified.
Available at U.S. Whole Foods nationwide. (U.S. only)

Pop-Up Party So Delicious beverages combo

Impress unexpected guests with these instant allergy-friendly delights.

So Delicious Dairy Free Holiday Beverages in shelf-stable cartons can be stocked up for sipping long after the forma festivities wrap up. Available in Nog and Mint Chocolate, each creamy drink is gluten-free certified, non-GMO verified and made without top allergens. Seasonally available in grocers nationwide.

primo natural products-300dpiProvide the perfect gourmet protein with dried Italian salami, sopressata and chorizo from Colameco’s Primo Naturale. The ready-to-serve slices and new pre-cut chubs are free of nitrites, preservatives, antibiotics, gluten and Top 8 allergens.
Available at U.S. Whole Foods nationwide.
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Provide the perfect gourmet protein with new Capicola Hardwood Smoked Salami, shaved Pastrami and more from Piller’s Simply Free. Their ready-to-serve slices are mad with natural ingredients that are free of gluten, all top allergens and MSG.
Available in Canadian grocers nationwide.


The Hot ‘n Spicy Jalapeño and Super Seed varieties from Mary’s Gone Crackers pack a flavorful crunch that is sure to please with or without dip. Certified organic, non-GMO verified and made without top allergens in a dedicated facility.

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When it comes to the most beloved Mediterranean appetizer, Tribe Hummus one-ups the competition with purely dairy-, egg- and gluten-free recipes, made in a dedicated nut-free facility. (Does contain sesame.) Satiate social butterflies with their creamier Classic variety or try the newer Everything flavor.


Pacify pint-sized palates with TruJoy Organic Candy Canes. From the makers of Surf Sweets, these treats are non-GMO verified, free of corn syrup and made on dedicated nut- and gluten-free equipment to meet mom’s approval.