Vending machines pose particular challenges for allergies!

Vending machines can pose a risk to anyone with a dairy allergy. Watch out if you ever use one. What you think is hot water, black tea or coffee could be anything but…

‘Look what we found’ gluten, dairy, celery and tomato free soup

This week I found a lovely gluten, dairy, celery and tomato free soup which is just delicious from ‘Look what we found’. Tasting is believing so give it a go.

Prednisolone contains lactose! Why do steroids contain dairy?

Drugs and pills often contain lactose because it’s perfect for the job. It is almost tasteless, prevents caking, makes a great coating and ‘hardly anyone reacts to it’. But if you have a dairy allergy, what are the alternatives?

Hedgehogs can’t drink cows milk either!

Cow’s milk should not really be given to any mammals except calves. Some cats and humans can tolerate it due to their size and varied diet, but it’s not good for hedgehogs, rabbits, or other small animals…

Does fish batter contain milk?

A question that has been confusing me this week – does fish batter contain milk? Having previously thought that it did, now I’m not so sure. Read on to find out what my research unearthed…

My coffee shop allergy – reacting to milk vapour?

Something strange has begun to happen to me in coffee shops recently. I suspect it’s something to do with all the latte and hot chocolate slurpers surrounding me on all sides, but what am I to do?

I’ve changed, I’d be good for you now…

Over 90% of people who think they can’t have dairy can with Lactofree. It’s worth checking out, but if you do have a real dairy allergy Lactofree is not suitable. I just thought this new video was so funny I had to share…

Can’t drink milk? You’re normal!

For many, the mere mention of milk will be enough to invoke memories of nausea, skin rashes, cramps, bloating, and in extreme cases, even anaphylaxis. These sypmtoms can be caused by a lack of the enzyme lactase. What would you say if I told you that ‘lactose deficiency’ in adults is atually normal? It’s those milk guzzling ones who are abnormal…

Taste test – Dairy free chocolate milk

I have never really thought that milk alternatives would taste that good just drunk fresh and cold on their own, but this week I decided to try two different dairy free chocolate milk varieties. Both were delicious. If you love chocolate milk read on…