Sainsbury’s, this time you did impress (ice lollies part II)

As I’ve mentioned before, Sainsbury’s is normally a complete nightmare to shop in if you are dairy, egg and nut-free, with a complete lack of (or even non existence of) choice in a lot of areas, notably breads, biscuits, crackers, sweet and savoury snacks. I have to admit there are a couple of things they…

Vegan Marshmallows!

As a vegetarian (non-gelatine eating) it’s been a very, very long time since I’ve eaten a marshmallow. I’ve read about vegan marshmallows, but only today managed to find some (in Fuzzi, Winchester). I have to say that as far as i remember they’re pretty authentic, but it was rather bizarre eating something that is normally…

Ice Lollies (UK brands and why Tesco come out on top again)

As I mentioned, summer has suddenly arrived in the UK – at last, some might say! So thoughts turn to ice lollies, especially if you’re a child and especially if most ice creams are out of the question. I know the girls will be hot and need cooling off when they get home from school…

Tesco Pudding Shakes

Another fab product from the new Tesco Free From range. These lunch-box sized ‘pudding shakes’ are a bit thicker than a milk shake, but drinkable rather than in pudding form. They come in chocolate or vanilla flavour and certainly fill a gap in the dairy-free portable pudding area. My girls loved them and they proved a…

Alpro Soya Pouring Yogurt

Yippee, at last a new Alpro Soya product hits the shelves (well, in Tesco’s at least). This pouring yogurt (seems like the ‘new’ idea in the yogurt world, but didn’t it just used to be called drinking yoghurt?!) is vanilla flavoured, smooth and just about pourable. My daughters loved it. It works well as a…

Easter!

From the aisles of the supermarket you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s nearly Easter – and to most little people Easter equals chocolate, possibly Christianity, fluffy bunnies, chicks and more chocolate. But if you are allergic to milk, chocolate is a bit of a nightmare. You’d possibly think that any quality dark chocolate would be…

Dairy, egg, sesame and nut free products

One of the real challenges of catering for allergies is finding suitable ready made products in the supermarket without spending hours walking up and down aisles, reading virtually every label. Here I’ll make a list of all the suitable products I have found (and where to buy them) and also brands/types to avoid. This will…