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KoKo Dairy free new nut warnings

16Jun

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It would seem that KoKo Dairy free have recently changed their packaging due to circumstances at their factory. I was made aware of this by someone on Instagram who was very quick to point out that I was wrong to … Continue reading

  

Soya allergy and guar gum – is there a connection?

5Aug

Coconut Collaboratives Snow Coconut sticks and soya allergy

If you are allergic to soya you should take a very hard look at anything containing guar gum. This is something I’ve never come across from any doctor or allergy specialist so I’ve never worried about it before. However, if … Continue reading

  

To ‘bold’ oats or not to ‘bold’ oats – that is the question

9Aug

Nairns don't bold oats in their labelling

Hot on the heals of my last blog about oats, gluten and allergen labelling I had a look at some of the oat based products in my larder and others online. It would seem that there is a split in … Continue reading

  

Beware Stork WITH butter – NOT dairy free

22May

Stork Original is Dairy free but don't buy the new Stork with butter

Apart from being a very tall, long legged wading bird, Stork is every dairy allergics kitchen saviour when making pastry or cookies; it means you don’t need butter at all but can still make fantastic pies and baked goods. Pastry … Continue reading

  

FreeFrom Food Awards shortlist is out… my highlights may differ

17Feb

Really scrummy, nicely seasons fish cakes

Earlier this year it was that time of year when I get on my FreeFrom Food Awards disguise and hot footed it to Foods Matter Towers for some very secret food tasting. Before I get started you will be delighted … Continue reading

  

Always check food labels – Sainsbury’s prawn crackers contain milk!

28Oct

Marks & Spencers dairy free prawn crackers

Recently I ate some prawn crackers. I love prawn crackers. They are one of those snacks which I can often enjoy because prawn crackers are gluten, wheat and dairy free. Woo Hoo. They do contain fish and egg so are … Continue reading

  

Beware of disintegrating labels – allergen labelling

23Jul

Aldi burger contains wheat flour

Now this is not a rant, I’m taking full blame for this latest ‘wheating’, but things went a bit wrong in the what allergy household when husband-who-was-trying-to-help offered to cook me some supper after I had just returned from doing … Continue reading

  

New gluten #GF and wheat free beer from Van Bulck

16May

Gluten Free Van Bulck Beer delivery

A day in the life of an allergy blogger is never dull. The doorbell is often ringing with new deliveries of freefrom stuff to try out. There have to be some perks to blogging apart from the proud feeling when … Continue reading

  

Calling all adults with peanut allergies !

30Apr

TRACE peanut study

This week I went to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for an initial consultation to assess my eligibility for the TRACE peanut study. The study aims to pinpoint the level of peanut protein small enough to cause no reaction … Continue reading

  

Newburn Bakehouse Sandwich Thins – just like real bread!

4Feb

Newburn Bakehouse Sandwich thins with humous, watercress and pepper

Just a quick blog to share one of my latest ureka finds from the freefrom shelves. This is one for all you coeliacs, wheat allergic, wheat intolerant people out there and they are also dairy and soya free. I don’t … Continue reading

  

Always check labels – milk in Tyrells vegetable crisps

2Jan

Tyrells Vegetable crisps with Rosemary and garlic contain cheese powder

You know when you go to parties and you either take your own food, eat before you go or speak to the host to check which foods might be suitable for you? Well the one thing I have always known … Continue reading

  

Weekly freefrom shop with allergies – 8 in 1 week!

31Oct

This week's Goodness Direct order with free packet of Goobers

Have you ever analysed how long it takes you to do your weekly allergen friendly food shop? If you’re like me you’ll stock up, use the freezer for home made ready meals and soups but in one week I can … Continue reading

  

What happened at the Food Allergy & Intolerance Summit 2013 – part one

27Sep

Waitrose - clearer allergen labelling

If you haven’t already heard of the Food & Drink Innovation Network (FDIN) and their Annual Food Allergy and Intolerance Summit it’s a two day conference aimed at grocery retail and food service companies who want to explore and realise … Continue reading

  

Gluten or Wheat free beer – coeliac disease or wheat allergy?

19Aug

Gluten Beer Tasting 2013

If you’re a coeliac the recent increase in the popularity of gluten free foods and beer is good news. But if you are wheat intolerant or allergic to wheat you need to be very careful of products containing wheat. CODEX … Continue reading

  

Can you buy nut and dairy free cocoa powder?

29Jul

Plamil chocolate drops nut and dairy free

Cocoa powder is just that, cocoa powder isn’t it? Well maybe not. It nearly always contains sugar; finding one without sugar is impossible. They also probably contain skimmed milk powder if sold as a hot chocolate powder drink and on … Continue reading

  

Dairy free wine from Villa Noria – tested!

25Jun

Uva wines - villa noria freefrom wine

In my quest to find wine that is free from too many chemicals and fining agents, free from dairy and low in sulphites I came across a little independent company called Uva Wines (thanks to my friend Chris, who knows … Continue reading

  

The Allergy Show – my top four funnys

13Jun

Allergy Show 2013 goodies

Since returning from the Allergy Show life has been hectic with work and preparing for a talk at my local library about Food allergies and intolerances (10.30 – 11.30am on Thursday 13th June at Wendover library – more on that … Continue reading