KoKo Dairy free new nut warnings

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 claim my breakfast was #nutfree 🙁 At first I was confused (I was petrified… sorry, […]

Soya allergy and guar gum – is there a connection?

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 you examine ingredient lists from many freefrom foods, guar gum is often present. So what […]

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

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 the market. Many companies are labelling oats in bold but just as many are not. […]

Beware Stork WITH butter – NOT dairy free

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 is just as good with stork, you wouldn’t even know it wasn’t made with butter […]

FreeFrom Food Awards shortlist is out… my highlights may differ

It’s that time of year when I get on my FreeFrom-Food-Awards-Disguise and hot foot to Foods Matter Towers for some very secret food tasting. Before I get started you will be delighted to hear that the Shortlist for the FreeFrom Food Awards is now out. More nut free products please! This year I changed it […]

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

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 no good if you are allergic to these allergens but for me, they’re tasty and […]

Beware of disintegrating labels – allergen labelling

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 the Waddesdon 5k run in sweltering heat one evening last week. The run was great […]

New gluten #GF and wheat free beer from Van Bulck

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 they look really good, come out just how you wanted them to, or when I […]

Calling all adults with peanut allergies !

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 in allergic people. The Food Standards Agency is hoping the study will help identify thresholds […]