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Dairy free and fish and chips?

(4 Posts)
Bogburglar99 Tue 05-Apr-16 15:57:05

Hi

We are trying the experiment of a dairy free diet for DD who has longstanding bowel issues. Evidence base is by no means certain, but I am happy to give anything a go at this stage, so we're trying it for a few weeks and review. We've had a promising couple of days but more problematic again today, and I realise we had fish and chips last night.

How often do people on here find fish batter provokes a reaction? It's made to the chip shop's 'special recipe' and I took a flyer on hoping it would be just flour and water.

Thanks for any advice.

Penfold007 Tue 05-Apr-16 16:49:24

I have a dairy free DD and SIL. Most of the time they leave the batter and eat the fish but we find that if we ask the staff they will know if it's a milk free batter and it often is.
I nearly dropped a clanger last week when buying some frozen oven chips, several 'premium' chips have milk protein in their list of ingredients.

It can be a pain ensuring things are dairy free but it has made a huge difference for DD.

MunchyMunchkin Tue 05-Apr-16 17:03:52

Some places will use milk in the batter. You will eventually get in the habit of asking everywhere you go. Most restaurant/takeaways are happy to answer questions and tweak things.

Bogburglar99 Tue 05-Apr-16 18:19:37

Thanks! I've finally managed to get their restaurant menu and it doesn't have milk listed as an allergen but who knows? As you say I will have to get into the way of asking.

Thanks again!

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