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Surprise dairy & egg free finds - join me in making a list?

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abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 12:56:30

Hi -

I'm new to the whole allergy thing (DS is 15 months old & allergic to milk & eggs). As he's getting older I'm starting to appreciate how limiting it is and how lovely it is when he can have an off-the-shelf item that everyone else is having. So, I thought I would start a thread where we could list surprise finds we've came across (or in my case, that MN have pointed me towards!).

My (very short) list:
- shop bought puff pastry (read this in a thread the other day. A revelation! And just in time for my nephew's birthday party!)
- jammie dodgers (ditto!)
- Nairns Dark Choc Chip biscuits (made in factory handling milk)
- Sacla tomato & garlic stir in sauce
- Sacla Char-Grilled Aubergine Pesto
- Cauldron aduki bean kiev (salty though!)

Anyone like to share their finds?

eragon Tue 28-Aug-12 13:22:38

new york bagels.

earlyriser Tue 28-Aug-12 13:33:45

Pink panther wafer biscuits ;-)

Alpro soya yogurt also good- buy the plain and add fruit puree or mix with a fruity pot.

RunsWithScissors Tue 28-Aug-12 16:32:26

Belgian chocolate chips (at Costco)
Shortbread biscuits (I think tesco's own?)
Fox's party rings
Oreos in north America, but strangely have whey powder here in the uk

Maz007 Tue 28-Aug-12 18:03:40

Cocktail sausages from M&S
Soreen fruit loaf - banana & apple/sultana varieties are milk and egg free - really grateful for a previous poster for this. Great off the shelf 'cake' option for the cupboard.

Maz007 Tue 28-Aug-12 19:21:12

I'm just reading more carefully... would never have thought to even check the ingredients in anything called pesto - so excited about the Sacla Aubergine Pesto!!!!! Thanks a million!

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 19:24:15

Also excited about the pesto!

These chocolate raisins are great. Sell them in the 'free from' section in Waitrose.

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 19:26:18

Maz, I looked at the Soreen mini banana loaves the other day and thought they had dairy in. Will have to look again as can't find details on their site.

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 19:27:48

Most Bourbonbiscuits are fine too, Tescos are smile

trixymalixy Tue 28-Aug-12 19:29:44

Sainsburys basics garlic bread is dairy free. It has a not suitable for milk allergy warning on it, but we ignore these and DS was fine.

Jammy dodgers are now dairy free

Pancakeflipper Tue 28-Aug-12 19:31:16

Is peanut butter egg free? I know supermarket branded one I use is dairy-free.

Didn't know about New York Bagels - brill!

And off for chocolate raisins.

I'm not sure about egg, sorry, but all the following are dairy-free and soya-free:

Sainsburys and Tesco bourbons biscuits.
Hobnob type biscuits.
Tesco Free From chocolate sponge (can you see a pattern here?)
Loyd Grossman's Bhuna curry sauce
Sainsburys cocktail sausages

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:33:06

Garlic bread & shortbread too? Am loving this thread! It's often just ensuring what I have is dairy/egg free so that when he starts begging asking for stuff off my plate there isn't a meltdown. Hence am delighted about all these biscuit options! The aubergine pesto stuff is very tasty.

Can't wait to hear what else folk have found!

I have a vegan brownie recipe which is fabulous if anyone wants it - no dairy, soya or egg. smile I've posted it before but am happy to post it again if it's wanted.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:33:57

Eh?! Did someone say chocolate raisins? How on earth did I miss that? shock

openerofjars Tue 28-Aug-12 19:38:01

DS and DH are lactose intolerant, so this is a bloody godsend. I'm printing it out!

Coop sausage roll bites are dairy free
Plain hula hoops ditto

I'll come back with more, but I'm not tuned into egg free stuff, sorry.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:39:25

Thisonce it may just be the mini ones that have a different recipe. I know someone said on another thread that the mini Jammie Dodgers aren't dairy free.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:40:21

openerofjars DS can tolerate baked eggs (in moderation!) so it may be other posters are the same. Sausage roll bites are going on my shopping list!

Ooh, another one I discovered this weekend - prawn cocktail crisps are usually dairy-free!

Pancakeflipper Tue 28-Aug-12 19:42:55

Betty Crocker Chocolate brownie packet mix.

bran Tue 28-Aug-12 19:43:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bran - the chocolate Kara is lush heated up as well.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:48:27

Brownie mix?! These are gold for lazy folk like me!

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:50:12

What's Kara? <off to google>

Sadly the Betty Crocker mixes have soya lecithin in as an emulsifier so we can't have them. sad

Kara is coconut milk.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:51:55

Ah, thanks!

mamij Tue 28-Aug-12 19:54:20

Waitrose do a dark chocolate biscuit which is dairy free (not sure about egg). Pitta bread too.

bran Tue 28-Aug-12 19:55:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Jojay Tue 28-Aug-12 19:57:59

Oooh, loving this thread as my 13 month old twins are egg and dairy free.

So chuffed to see the pesto and garlic bread grin grin grin

Plain pom bears in the red packet are ok.

Tesco's cheap value plain chocolate, about 30p a bar, is dairy free.

ReturnOfTheMunx Tue 28-Aug-12 19:58:36

Thank you for this thread OP!

DD 20 mo is dairy free, and the treats/biscuits ideas are most welcome as she is always very upset when others get a biscuit at the weekend and she doesn't!

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 20:08:02

I also like Cara, good in tea and cereal too.

Return, Tescos Jaffa cakes are dairy free if that helps. I think they're a 'may contain milk' product but it's not in the ingredients IYSWIM.

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 20:09:44

Am going shopping tomorrow for aubergine pesto and garlic bread!

Puddle, I'd like to see the brownie recipe please smile

I love these threads...

TheGirlOnTheLanding Tue 28-Aug-12 20:10:35

Tesco Jaffa cakes
Mrs crimble's macaroons
Lidl Empire biscuits
Fry's chocolate creme bars

are all dairy free - not completely sure about egg though.

Also very excited by recent purchase of d/free waffle cones (Lidl again) so DD can have her sorbet in a cone like her big sister.

ThisOnce here it is:

2 cups plain flour
2 cups caster sugar
3/4 (three quarters) cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 cup oil (olive or vegetable work best)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees/gas mark 4. Grease a tin roughly 9 inches square or equivalent.

Put all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together. Add all the wet ingredients. Mix. grin Pour into tin and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 20:22:10

Swedish Glace ice cream too, Neapolitan is nice. From most supermarkets.

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 20:33:15

Ooh thank you Puddle

trixymalixy Tue 28-Aug-12 21:25:33

The Betty crocker icing in tubs is egg and dairy free.

mamij Tue 28-Aug-12 21:47:21

PomBears contains milk! I think it's in the guise of whey powder.

Also, Oaty Alternatives do a lovely cream, which I add to cupcake/biscuit recipes instead of milk.

Schmasch Tue 28-Aug-12 21:52:59

A great site to look at is!/groups/suitableforvegansuk/ group. Everyone posts everyday finds, which are egg and dairy free. Some great ideas. There are lists of supermarket egg and dairy free stock too. It's really useful. I'm on there all the time!

Jojay Tue 28-Aug-12 22:04:46

Mamij - how weird - Tesco website indeed says that Pom bears contain milk, yet some I bought a while ago definitely didn't. Maybe there's been an ingredient change at some point?

Schmasch Tue 28-Aug-12 22:12:58

I've never known Pom Bears to be whey free.

co-op own brand custard doughnuts are vegan, according to our resident vegan teenager who virtually lives off them

trixymalixy Tue 28-Aug-12 22:17:04

I looked at Pom bears recently and they had milk in of some form.

Coop jam doughnuts are also dairy and egg free.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 22:24:04

Doughnuts? I like the direction this thread is taking! Took the huff with a work colleague the other day who announced (in reply to my despair that DS never got treats at parties/friends houses etc - even just a wee biscuit - unlike his peers) that "he's only 1! He doesn't need treats!". Grrrr..

Pancakeflipper Tue 28-Aug-12 22:26:31

Doughnuts??? Really? Wow, I am happy.

Maz007 Tue 28-Aug-12 22:29:21

Doughnuts with no egg / dairy! Yay!

I have known pom bears with milk (a couple of years ago when i last looked at them) and therefore stopped buying them. Looked at a packet a couple of months ago and it was fine - the ones I have in the cupboard now definitely milk (in all its forms - casein / whey etc etc) free... I assumed there had been a change in the recipe... but will definitely check carefully when I buy again as it sounds like it's not a straightforward old recipe with milk vs new without confused

ouryve Tue 28-Aug-12 22:37:43

I AM surprised at dairy free doughnuts.

Dairy & egg free treats in this house include lots of cereal bars - Fruitus (chewy and lovely) bars, 9-bars (dairy, egg, soya and pretty much everything untoward free) and fruitus bars all go down well. Sainsbobs basics Oat & Raisin bars used to be dairy free, too.

Most warburtons bread is dairy free (not the rich brown loaf) and a lot of varieties of M&S bread are dairy free. Bready products are so easy to get caught out with when it comes to dairy. The odd one contains eggs as well, but it's less common as eggs are expensive!

mamij Wed 29-Aug-12 06:08:09

Wow! Doughnuts and Jaffa cakes?! DCs would be over the moon!

Pancakeflipper Wed 29-Aug-12 07:39:19

The 10 little gingerbread men you can get at Tesco in the orange bag are dairy and egg free.

OHforDUCKScake Wed 29-Aug-12 08:50:29

Pombears have milk in? My son is anaphylactic to milk but has eaten these a lot and been fine?? (hes definitely still allergic to milk after a recent chocolate incident...)

freefrommum Wed 29-Aug-12 08:51:52

Here's my list of milk, egg AND wheat free (but not soya free):

-Heinz beans and sausages ( a God send!)
-Chicken Tonight Spanish Chicken
-Asda SmartPrice mild curry sauce
-Morrisons freefrom choc chip cookies
-Organix spicy tomato stars
-Asda tinned premium lean ham (handy small ring-pull cans)
-Sainsbury's freefrom chicken nuggets and sausages (frozen)
-Asda & Morrison's soup-to-go chicken & vegetable
-Dietary Specials ciabatta rolls, white or brown (brown's best)
-Asda freefrom choc orange buttons

ariane5 Wed 29-Aug-12 08:58:13

Really pleased to hear that jammie dodgers now milk free! ds1 has been wanting to try them for years after seeing dd1 eating them.

Cant wait to go out now and get some he hardly ever gets treats, I cannot believe something as simple as a jammie dodger could cheer me up so much !

RationalBrain Wed 29-Aug-12 09:02:18

The red pom bears are dairy free - I nearly had a heart attack when our childminder said she had given some to DD1, but I checked and they really are! May be a recent change?

Not only co-op jam doughnuts, but I think the custard ones as well.

Fox's party rings. Say no more.

abigboydidit Wed 29-Aug-12 09:08:06

It is the treats that matter though, isn't it. DS was at a birthday party and he's too little to understand his allergy so I was constantly running after him trying to stop him eating all the discarded sausagee rolls and bits of cake from the floor. Think the other Mum's were worried I didn't feed him..

OHforDUCKScake Wed 29-Aug-12 09:14:12

Rationalbrain, I just looked on Tesco and it said milk protein and whey powder, but I know for sure Ive checked and it hasnt said that.

I cant believe they've added milk now

So we can never rely on 'trusty' safe food for out kids? We have to always check incase they add stuff? That sucks!

ariane5 Wed 29-Aug-12 09:14:52

Def the treats that matter, ds little face when i told him we are going out to buy jammie dodgers!

Parties are an absolute nightmare for us, ds has his own little box of food and has to sit away from other children after an incident of swelling up last year after sitting next to everybody else eating pizza sad

freefrommum Wed 29-Aug-12 09:15:23

Obviously need to watch out for Pom Bear crisps as they definitely DO contain milk nowadays but clearly didn't before. I hate it when they change ingredients - grrrrrr!!!

RationalBrain Wed 29-Aug-12 09:28:29

Bugger, will definitely have to double check all the packets now. Again.

Still, excited by the pesto!

Jojay Wed 29-Aug-12 09:37:39

Glad I'm not going mad over the Pom Bears - I started doubting myself for a bit but I've definitely found some before that are dairy free. Sounds like we have to check every packet - how tedious!

openerofjars Wed 29-Aug-12 14:54:10

DS won't bloody well eat the Tesco gingerbread men. He cries because they are people with faces and buttons on their clothes, even when they are the only available biscuit.

Bloody Shrek.

kate2boysandabump Wed 29-Aug-12 15:03:29

The Moshi Monsters birthday cake I got from Sainsburys was milk free and I think egg free, but not sure. One of ds's friends has a milk allergy and was thrilled to eat cake at a party. His mum asked me to check, I'd just assumed cake was a no go area for him

ThisOnce Wed 29-Aug-12 15:04:25

So I know they're processed crap, but sometimes when you're restricted in diet some processed crap you can eat is kind of cheering...

I found Mr Kipling Apple and Blackcurrant Pies that are egg, dairy and soya free!

abigboydidit Wed 29-Aug-12 15:13:30

Processed crap is what this thread is all about! Great tip off - cheers!

TheWicketKeeperIsDown Wed 29-Aug-12 17:07:03

Pom Bears DEFINITELY contained milk 3 years ago when DD1 was milk allergic.

Waitrose have quite a few biscuits - bourbons, Nice, almond ones.

I love chocolate Oatly heated up - yum! Must try Kara though - i'd assumed it would taste coconutty, and while I love coconut, I don't want it in my coffee!

Dairy and egg free doughnuts?!!!

mamij Wed 29-Aug-12 19:42:12

What's really annoying is Green and Blacks hot chocolate used to be milk powder free. Just finished baking with DD1 and wanted to buy another jar, only to find that they've added milk powder to it! Love the Mr Kiplings tip off!

mintyneb Wed 29-Aug-12 19:57:46

Tesco own brand angel layer cake is milk free as are weightwatchers lemon slices :-)

trixymalixy Wed 29-Aug-12 21:21:34

You're kidding mamij!! Will have to find another brand of hot chocolate. I bloody hate it when companies change recipes for the worse or discontinue things, I'm looking at you Allergycare my kids loved Whizzers chocolate beans and footballs sad angry

TheWicketKeeperIsDown Wed 29-Aug-12 21:49:45

I'm confused about New York bagels being on here - we've had to keep buying Waitrose's own (which aren't as nice) for DD2, who's inherited her sister's CMPA.

Approximately Wed 29-Aug-12 21:54:29

Essential Waitrose Drinking Chocolate.

ouryve Thu 30-Aug-12 08:42:38

Mamij - when a recipe calls specifically for drinking chocolate, I just use half and half cocoa and sugar - which is pretty much all that's in the cafe direct one!

Nesquik is milk free (may well also be egg free) I use it for hot chocolate.
Birds custard powder (the one where you add milk) is milk and egg free.
Tesco angel cake sometimes contains milk, always check.
Kellogg's coco pops are milk free (own brand aren't)
Fair trade double choc chip cookies are milk free too (I haven't checked that for a while though)

RunsWithScissors Thu 30-Aug-12 23:54:37

Just looked at the link for the mr kiplings pies, they have milk protein listed.

AuntPepita Fri 31-Aug-12 00:17:18

The Mr Kiplings apple/blackberry pies were fine last year as were soreen squishy banana cake.

I always thought Pom bears had milk protein.

(but recipies change all the time unfortunately)

Bourbon biscuits - sainsbos and probably others

Jus-Roll puff pastry

Jus-Roll make your own pain au chocolat (they have it in Waitrose in the fridge section)/make your own croissants

Health food shop only but I can't live without Plamil egg free mayonnaise (not the organic, or rice, just the regular one) delish.

Beef & Tomato Pot noodles (guilty secret)

Good life (I think) Glamorgan leek & cauliflower sausages (in waitrose) the cheesiest tasting thing with no cheese in it you will ever taste. (even the shelf ticket says cheese and leek - but they are dairy free.)

Linda McCartney country pies (nice and savoury) and mushroom and ale (not my favourite) pies

Nairns biscuits - there are 4 varieties including the choc chip.

Green & Blacks probably doesn't have milk in (see their website)

They have discontinued whizzers shock???

Maz007 Fri 31-Aug-12 02:22:41

Pain au chocolat?!? Whatever next! Brilliant!

The apple and blackcurrant Mr Kipling pies are fine - the link shows the ingredients for the apple ones which weirdly have milk :-S

trixymalixy Fri 31-Aug-12 10:04:33

Croissants and pain au chocolat!!!!!!

We have had mr Kipling apple and black currant pies before so they definitely have been milk free at some point.

I guess what this thread is telling us is to check the labels of everything. Things you have had before, things you assume would have egg and milk in and things you have checked before and discounted!!!

Stellarella123 Fri 31-Aug-12 10:07:47

My son is the same at parties when he can't have the same as others so thanks for all the ideas, my son loves :
asda mini pork pies (only milk free not egg free )
tesco southern fried chicken straws ( egg and milk free).
ginger nuts,
Maryland snapjacks biscuits,orange and raspberry.
Tesco own brand of skips are great too smile

Walkers crisps are mostly milk free (except cheese and onion and salt and vinegar).
Most of the sunbites are milk free too.

Dukandoit Fri 31-Aug-12 14:29:12

Walkers salt and Vinegar crisps....I think are now dairy free again!! They were dairy free, then they changed the recipe to include skimmed milk, which caused a major problem for us and I phoned Walkers about it. Now several years later the milk seems to have disappeared again.

Also popular here

Doves Farm Fruity Oat Biscuits

Ooh, I shall have to check salt and vinegar some time, I thought they had lactose in.

vvviola Sat 01-Sep-12 01:13:03

~sob~ wishes I was in UK for all this lovely stuff

On the up side, you've inspired me to keep glancing at random food labels just in case... (we do get the dairy free Oreos here though!grin)

Dukandoit Sat 01-Sep-12 13:15:01

Re Walkers salt and vinegar I'm referring to the six bag multi packs with small snack sized green packets. I saw yesterday that a bigger Walkers extra crunch packet did have dairy in it still confused

alibobins Sat 01-Sep-12 13:22:53

My ds1 has just had his first donut thanks to this thread grin x

TheBlackCompany Sat 08-Sep-12 21:19:57

What does the packaging of the Co-op doughnuts look like? What I am looking for? Are they in a in-store bakery section, you know with the cooked in house fresh bread/cakes or in the pre-packaged bread/cake section?

Do they say on them the ingredients? I'd be really bothered about giving a custard doughnut unless I was sure because I'd expect it to have both eggs and milk so it would be a bit of a double whammy if I bought the wrong ones!

Hoopsadazy Sat 08-Sep-12 21:27:16

tons of stuff out there is. If you are new to the restricted diet stuff, go over to the Mumsnet Bloggers section and you'll find loads of blogs by parents dealing with all this and you'll never be alone again!

I know Tesco do a dairy free soft cheese which is not too shabby!

ThisOnce Sat 08-Sep-12 21:39:32

I found M&S cinnamon raisin bagels this week which are dairy and soya free smile

TheBlackCompany Sat 08-Sep-12 21:55:07

The Whole Earth Dark Chocolate spread has had a change of ingredients and a change of jar shape and label design. It now lists skimmed milk powder, see here

I have a jar and a half left of the old type and the old ingredients are: Sugar, Vegetable oil and fat, low fat cocoa powder (30%), emulsifier, soya lecithin, vanilla extract.
It says may contain traces of milk and nuts.

Gutted, will have to find a new brand to buy instead.

Jojay Sat 08-Sep-12 22:03:51

Going back to the pom bear thing, I definitely definitely found a dairy free packet in Holland and Barratt this week. I stared at the ingredients for ages, in case I was going mad, but definitely dairy free. It was a single pack though, not a multi pack, though I have found dairy free multi packs occasionally in the past.

Just thought I'd share grin

OHforDUCKScake Sat 08-Sep-12 22:23:52

Me too! I looked in a health food shop and in tesco. Both pom bears were milk (whey) free.

However, look online at any shop and check the ingredients and they clearly state they have milk in.

So, are the milky packets on their way in or on their way out....?

trixymalixy Sat 08-Sep-12 22:34:49

theblackcompany the co-op doughnuts are in the fresh bakery section in a white paper bag folded over with a sticker that gives the ingredients. I think it just lists the allergens as gluten, wheat and soya.

TheBlackCompany Sat 08-Sep-12 23:29:44

Thanks Trixy, I'll be heading to Co-Op tomorrow!

Pancakeflipper Sat 08-Sep-12 23:41:00

And so will I......

Maz007 Sun 09-Sep-12 00:01:38

Me three smile

trixy I looked at the Co-Op doughnuts the other day after reading this thread - the packaging doesn't list ingredients, it says "May contain..." and one of the items was milk. I was gutted. sad

trixymalixy Sun 09-Sep-12 21:04:09

Ah sorry, that was just from memory. We ignore "may contains". DS who is milk allergic was fine with them.

blue2 Sun 09-Sep-12 21:10:48

Marking... just for myself. I'm dairy wheat and egg free... but too tired to take it all in!
Am loving the suggestions I've seem so far...

Maz007 Mon 10-Sep-12 12:20:42

Muffins with dairy free marg my find of the day today!

OHforDUCKScake Wed 12-Sep-12 16:05:11

Maz, dairy free muffins? Where?!

OHforDUCKScake Wed 12-Sep-12 16:05:32

Oh they wont be egg free will they.

DUCKS I can't help you with muffins but I posted a vegan brownie recipe upthread - no dairy, soya or egg. smile Takes about 5 minutes to make and chuck in the oven.

OHforDUCKScake Wed 12-Sep-12 16:48:48

Thanks grin

ThisOnce Wed 12-Sep-12 20:29:15

M&S has chocolate dairy free muffins which are great but have soya lecithin in them. They're in a really small 'free from' section. They also ave the dark chocolate mountain bar (like a dark choc toblerone) that's dairy and soya free.

Maz007 Wed 12-Sep-12 22:54:19

Oh poo! Sorry to raise hopes... meant crumpets not muffins sad I'm blaming sleep deprivation!

Ellovera Sun 16-Sep-12 09:55:47

We are dairy soya and agg free here

Aldisbreakfast muffins
M n s prawn cocktail crisps and track own too
Cocoa pops cheerios
Montezumas chocolate orange and geranium is gorgeous
Morrisons veggie burgers are yummy
He loves spaghetti with a dollop of minestrone soup in yum

Thanks for brownie recipie ! How much do you to measure "one cup"? I'm never sure!

Ellovera Sun 16-Sep-12 09:56:57

* tescos not track own!
Plain hula hoops and French fries too

Ellovera Sun 16-Sep-12 10:02:04

Oh rich tea biscuits and digestive lights!

I have a set of measuring cups but there's a great conversion chart here.

Thanks for the tip about Montezuma's btw, I thought all their chocolates had milk in!

janey223 Sun 16-Sep-12 23:32:32

Love this thread, DS is only 8 months though!

OHforDUCKScake Mon 17-Sep-12 09:55:20

Cocopops are milk free?????

kay3 Wed 19-Sep-12 21:02:59

Whoever said that the moshi monsters cake from sainsburys was milk free THANK YOU. I thought I would check our local asda and the moshi monsters from there, aswell as peppa pig and Disney princesss birthday cakes had no milk in the ingredients smile Just in time for my dd's 5th birthday in a few weeks smile she has never had a shop birthday cake before.

OHforDUCKScake Thu 20-Sep-12 13:20:53

Linda Mcartney frozen sausage rolls.

Just found out its milk and egg free! Taste lush too.

They do have Soya in though.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 20-Sep-12 17:34:02

Place marking for when I next have pmt and NEED sugar.

superoz Thu 20-Sep-12 19:12:22

All these are dairy, egg and nut free:
Tesco/Sainsburys/Waitrose Essentials Rich Tea Biscuits
Tesco Nice Biscuits
Mcvities Ginger Nuts
Lotus Caramelised Biscuits (in all major supermarkets)
Sainsburys/Tescos Hot Cross Buns

Our local Sainsburys sells:
Orgran 'Outback Animals' chocolate cookies - they are egg, dairy, nut, soya and wheat free.
Their own dairy free chocolate discs wrapped in gold and silver foil which are soya free.
Corn thins which are an alternative to large rice cakes but made of corn.
Chicken goujons which are egg free but do have breadcrumbs on.

We also have Dolmio Sun Dried Tomato Stir in Sauce (one of the other flavours - I think roast peppers? has milk in though so check the label on the others)

harverina Fri 21-Sep-12 12:17:06

Milk, egg, nut free convenience food that really help us day to day!...

- Waitrose Bourbon biscuits (aswell as many others but these excite me the most!)
- asda's own brand ginger nuts and digestives
- Warburtons fruit loaf and raisin loaf (hot cross loaf has milk in it)
- Adsa smart price frozen mini sausage rolls (the more expensive ones had egg in them)
- Birds eye fish fingers
- smiley faces, potatoe waffles, mini waffles, birdseye chips etc
- alpro soya chocolate desserts
- walkers salt and vinegar/ready salted squares, salt and vinegar/ready salted crisps.
- some kettle crisps mmmmm but £££!
- Asda's own brand of pickled onion monster munch...think they are called monster bites. My DD LOVES them
- salt n'shake crisps (and you can give them without the salt or half of it!)
- dolmio bolognese jars
- Heinz classic vegetable soup
- Warburtons toasting muffins
- Warburtons crumpets
- Of course, kinnerton choc lollies and asda's choc and choc orange 'free from' buttons
- swedish glace ice cream
- coco pops

I am very excited about making croissants and pain au chocolat! I have bought shop bought pastry before and made home mad sausage rolls which were lovely but had not thought of making croissants or pain au chocolat! Yippee!!

I think this thread just goes to show that our DC's can have a really varied diet with lots of treats too...its the treats that are the killer, I hate seeing my DD watching other children eating things she cant have but there are so many things here that our DC's can have which appear "normal" iykwim.

Thanks everyone smile

DorisIsWaiting Fri 21-Sep-12 12:34:56

We are a dairy free soya free house.
choco rice and choco moons (like coco pops but cheaper!) DF/SF

Lidl fresh breads (definitley bloomer and a few other) (most of the fresh baked stuff in other supermarkets has milk powder in) sadly we don't have a Lidl with an instore bakery near us!

We eat lots of the tesco own brand value range of biscuits but check every time out of habit.

Tesco snackers biscuits (like ritz crackers but not cheese although quite salty).

Tesco own range or cheap cherry bakewells.

Mr Kipling apple and blackcurrant pies (NOT the apple ones as they always seem to contain dairy whatever the brand).

Nature valley granola bars (ideal for lunch boxes).

Will think of some more later

OHforDUCKScake Fri 21-Sep-12 21:22:39

Doris, am I right in thinking a good few of those things have egg in them?

DorisIsWaiting Sat 22-Sep-12 12:30:35

Sorry ducks... I got excitred and carried away grin

Some of them do have egg in (but they are Dairy and soya free)

abigboydidit Sat 22-Sep-12 21:49:19

Wow! I was. Coming back to resurrect this thread, not realising it hadn't stopped!

Just to add Sainsburys own brand fruit loaf to the list. Dairy & egg free and very tasty.

ThisOnce Sat 22-Sep-12 23:50:08

I tried the Montezuma rose and geranium chocolate today - lovely! Thought I wouldn't like because don't like the smell of geranium in bath products but actually really nice smile

faith41 Fri 28-Sep-12 17:08:31

Plain Pom bears do not contain milk products. Another dairy free biscuit is pink panther wafers x

OHforDUCKScake Fri 28-Sep-12 18:49:44

Ive been busting for a fruit loaf.


This may be the best thread EVER on mumsnet!!! Well done OP! smile

trixymalixy Fri 28-Sep-12 20:44:56

I posted this in the dairy and soya free thread, but in case you haven't seen jus-rol do a tube of croissant dough found beside their dairy and egg free puff, filo and shortcrust pastry blocks in the chilled section.

trixymalixy Fri 28-Sep-12 20:47:01
hwhite6 Mon 01-Oct-12 07:36:10

Mattesons Smoked pork sausage is dairy, soya, egg & wheat free! Couldn't believe it when my friend said, so I've just checked their website & all their products (except the turkey rashers) are dairy, egg & soya free!

NeDeLaMer Mon 01-Oct-12 07:58:17

Puddles - do you have a 'favourite' cocoa for your Brownie recipe? I'm in a 'can't be arsed baking' phase - but that looks very simple, very 'mess free' and potentially very yummy smile

NeDeLaMer Mon 01-Oct-12 08:06:10

GranoVita - they do quite a few vegan things, their Mayonaise & Garlic Mayonaise are really good grin Their 'soyage' (yogurt type thing) much much less so - but maybe OK for kids as a pudding if they aren't comparing it to yogurt?

(Available at Tesco (online at least) and Ocado (online at least))

OHforDUCKScake Mon 01-Oct-12 13:30:44

Another find today!

You know supermarkets have a 'party food section' during christmas time? Tesco's have little sausage rolls which are milk, egg and soya free!

OHforDUCKScake Mon 01-Oct-12 13:31:14

*in the frozen section.

abigboydidit Sun 07-Oct-12 19:54:12

Just back from Lidl and in their new Christmas display they have dark chocolate rings with sprinkles which are dairy free (contain soy) and look lovely and festive!

OHforDUCKScake Sun 07-Oct-12 21:37:27


superoz Mon 08-Oct-12 23:16:26

Just wanted to say thanks for the recommendation on Soreen Banana Loaf which is milk and egg free. Brilliant find!

BalloonAnimals Sun 14-Oct-12 14:11:01

Thank you to whoever suggested the Jus Roll Pain Au Chocolate, we've just had them and they are delicious. Thanks so much, they will become a regular here. Thanks again.

OHforDUCKScake Sun 14-Oct-12 20:39:28

Is the chocolate already in it? Ive not seen these ones.

TeaLady17 Mon 15-Oct-12 15:09:25

I have just found a great yoghurt that is dairy, soya and egg free!

Co Yo is coconut milk yoghurt. It is really lovely though and wished I had found it when I was breast feeding as I really missed yoghurt. It's so yummy and creamy. I have only managed to get hold of the plain one, but you can mix it up with fruit purees. I emailed them earlier to ask about calcium, and they are planning on doing an enriched one in the New Year. I find calcium intake such a worry.

I suppose a lot of folk are okay with soya, but we weren't. And this yoghurt actually tastes great and seems really pure, ingredient wise. I know coconut may not be to everyone's taste, and not always mine (eg Bounty's? - yuk lol). But this is so yummy!

Thought I'd share! Hopefully the more popular/sought after it becomes, the easier it'll be to get, and cheaper hopefully too.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Wed 17-Oct-12 09:52:07

TeaLady - that sounds interesting, where did you buy it?

Maz007 Wed 17-Oct-12 23:17:28

ohforduckscake you have to put them together - they come with little strips of chocolate and you roll them up, Fun for the children to do on a weekend morning :-)

AllegraAllergy Sun 21-Oct-12 19:45:20

Just wanted to thank abigboydidit for the Lidl dark chocolate rings info, we went to Lidl today and bought two packs. Will keep them for Christmas and they will love them.

For anyone interested they were a pound something and they look like jazzies but bigger and dark chocolate.

AllegraAllergy Sun 21-Oct-12 19:49:43

Meant to add that Aldi have a chocolate reindeer that comes in milk or dark chocolate (probably you all already know this!) here Its really nice chocolate but you just have to be careful to pick up the dark one instead of the milk one, the foil is a slightly different colour.

abigboydidit Wed 24-Oct-12 16:12:05

Sainsburys own fruit loaf is also dairy & egg free. As are M& S iced fruit buns.

Glad the rings were a good tip off Allegra. Am definitely heading to Aldi in search of reindeer next! DS (17 months) had the basics Sainsburys garlic bread last night (from freezer section - thanks trixymalixy) & "nom nom"-ed the entire time he was eating it. Too cute!

trixymalixy Thu 25-Oct-12 23:18:24

Ooh, will definitely look out for the iced buns, thanks!

Aww, so glad he enjoyed the garlic bread grin.

It's quite sad how excited I get about finding something new my kids can eat.

trixymalixy Thu 25-Oct-12 23:20:00

I saw the jazzies things in Aldi, but I think I discounted them because they had a may contain nuts warning. I normally don't take any notice of may contains, but chocolate seems to be pretty bad for contamination.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Fri 26-Oct-12 00:57:01

If anyone wants to bake dairy/soy free, and I'll yell this from the rooftops as even my dietician didn't know until I told her - BLOCK STORK margarine like your Granny used to bake with. It's made of vegetable oil.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Fri 26-Oct-12 00:58:41

Birds eye vegetable fingers. In the frozen section.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Fri 26-Oct-12 01:01:52

ASDA now has a DF/SF Christmas pudding. I can't see a nut warning on it anywhere either. Not even a 'made in a factory that also handles nuts' warning.

I got one for DS3 today!!

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Fri 26-Oct-12 01:06:40

Heinz mini meals tins - but only the green labelled tomato & veggie pasta shells and the orange labelled barbecue beans & sausages.

ASDA great stuff mini tins - but only the hot dogs and the VEGETABLE ravioli (not the beef one).

Good for a little one if the rest of the family are eating something they can't have, or for lunches.

Warburton's GF/Wheat free bread is ££, (£2.48 a bloody half loaf) BUT is also CMP & soy free. I separate it into sandwich bags and freeze it in 2-slice packs, so it doesn't go off, and I've always got 2 slices handy.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Fri 26-Oct-12 01:08:47

I can't buy 'may contain'.

AbsintheIsAddictive Fri 02-Nov-12 15:43:34

I know it doesn't help if you can't have 'may contain' things, but B&M Stores are doing individual, decorated Christmas gingerbread men that are egg and dairy free, though it does have the 'may contain' disclaimer on them. They are 2 for £1.50. I've bought them for the stockings, it will be a treat, they usually have egg in them.

abigboydidit Sun 04-Nov-12 21:31:53

Tesco's own brand garlic bread slices are dairy/egg free. In freezer section - pack of 10 or maybe 12. Oddly the garlic baguette in the same range does contain dairy..

dairyfreebabyandme Wed 07-Nov-12 11:37:41

Pom bears - Original (plain)
Pickled Onion (Hallowe'en edition)
Pigs in Blankets (Snowmen - Christmas edition)

dairyfreebabyandme Wed 07-Nov-12 11:39:07

Pom bears - Original (plain)
Pickled Onion (Hallowe'en edition)
Pigs in Blankets (Snowmen - Christmas edition)

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 08-Nov-12 13:43:55

Morrisons Savers frozen apple crumble is milk free.

I don't know if this has already been mentioned but I've just found a box of mince pies in Lidl that are dairy and soya free. grin

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 08-Nov-12 17:11:30

The smartprice mince pies in asda used to be milk free but I havent been in much this year to check. They were ok. You wouldnt serve them to guests....

Foxes christmas pud is milk free and offer at sainsburys for £2.50.

I've just checked the packaging again and they're egg free too. smile

abigboydidit Fri 09-Nov-12 13:30:23

Morrisons gnocchi are dairy & wheat free and very tasty!

Hi everyone.
I've been pointed in the direction of this thread. My GP, HV & myself think DD2 10.5 months is milk & dairy intolerant, so currently trialling going without.
She has been prescribed SMA LF and have to change to dairy-free products. If still not happy then everything the lactose & any other milk proteins have to go too as we're currently not sure which or if she is intolerant to all things milk/dairy related. Also sorry if I am not making sense I've got a horrendous head cold so everything seems like mush at the moment and found out she needs to go milk/dairy-free as possible so all quite over-whelming what I need to change. Iykwim.

So this thread is a great start. Thanks smile

littleladyindoors Wed 14-Nov-12 14:00:38

Hubby is DF and I love the look on his face when we find something he didnt think he could have but he can!! Doughnuts all round at mine!!

I know the asda cheapest frozen garlic bread is DF, as well as the frozen slices (own brand not cheapest) but everything else seems to have it

if you have lactose intolerance, I can recommend the Lactofree cheese- for melting or cooking not for eating (cheese shouldnt bounce!) and the cream cheese too.

For baking I use Pure Sunflower spread. They made it for baking (they do olive and soya too I think) and my lot think that my cakes are better than before.

I think all wraps and pittas are DF and EF too, and I agree with the New York Bagels too, oh and im not sure my hubby could live without the justrol pain au chocolat. if we stay with my ILs we always take them. They totally havent got this dairy free thing down yet

If you can have soya, Alpro Soya custard is fantastic- tastes like posh fresh stuff (according the ILs who get it when they come to us because they dont get a choice!!) and Swedish Glace is yummy- they are bringing out a cheesecake ive heard on the grapevine too!

Oh and lastly, Hotel Chocolat- all their dark choc is dairy free, not the truffles and stuff, but the slabs are, hubbys fave is the fruit and nut one.

littleladyindoors Wed 14-Nov-12 14:01:39

forgot to add, Morrisons have recently changed the recipe on a lot of their bakery products where they used to be DF but not any more- pittas for example, and muffins

Thanks. Don't know what I would do without MN at times!

Is there any custard powder that is dairy free?

HV & GP think DD2 is intolerant/allergic to both parts of milk & dairy (the lactose & proteins) so does that include no soya stuff? feel completely lost about all this.

Maz007 Wed 14-Nov-12 15:19:57

Just a quick one this fact sheet from the lovely anaphylaxis campaign will probably answer lots of your questions.

And birds custard powder is milk / dairy free so you can make it up with whatever you substitute for milk. Kara coconut milk is favourite at ours.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 14-Nov-12 15:25:37

Birds custard powder is dairy free, in the big drum not the sachets, you could make it up with Kara milk. Karas meant to be good but I dont know if babies can have it.

Soyas fine there is no lactose or milk protein at all. It means she cant have lactose free cheese though.

I'm lactose more than protein so I get to have cheese now. There are vegan cheeses and powders to sprinkle on food but they have way too much salt for a baby.

It's not that bad being dairy free. It's harder for you keeping her that way when people say stupid things like "if you have a little bit every day you'll get used to it"

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 14-Nov-12 15:27:35

Aldi do a dairy free spread too, I think it's called pure. Oh dear that's not much use is it?

I'll have a look on Sunday.

Thanks Fluffy.

I've been to Tesco quickly and brought some Vitalite dairy free butter, Oatlys (sp?) small cartons of milk to pour over cereal & tub of Birds custard powder. Hard to know what to get especially as she is only 10.5 months old. An going to have a good read of this thread in a bit and make notes. smile


Where can I buy the Kara coconut milk? Also is it chilled or long life? If long life how long once carton opened does it have to be used?


seabuckthorn Thu 15-Nov-12 09:14:47

DS has CMPA I can't wait to give him some of these treats.
I'm looking for a cheese substitute. Is there anything at all? We can do soya in small quantities.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 15-Nov-12 09:37:42

I think tescos has kara, it might be in the special food aisle. I think it's longlife. It's not cheap so I get Aldi soya.

Vegan websites will do cheeses and the supermarkets usually do a cheddar or parmesan cheese flavour powder but the salt content is really high, I'd check with the gp before giving a child any of them really.

Some of them are basically salt and soya.

Maz007 Thu 15-Nov-12 09:39:30

These people make a really quite nice range of vegan cheese but it might be a bit salty for little people and does have nuts. Their weird liquid cheese is supposed to make delicious pizza.

Thanks Fluffy So DD2 can have soya products as they don't contain the lactose & milk protein is that right?

Also is Tesco's free from milk any good?

OHforDUCKScake Thu 15-Nov-12 10:59:06

Tesco value mince pies are milk and egg (and I think soya) free. And they taste AMAZING.

Ooo will be buying some of them then smile

Also I see Jus-Rol puff, croissant is dairy free but does anyone know if the short rust pastry is?


littleladyindoors Thu 15-Nov-12 16:27:06

all the just rol are dairy free even the filo- I was surprised but I am pretty sure of it.

Got some Kara coconut milk in Tesco's today smile

Thanks for the info on the pastry as both DD's love my chicken pie and I use it for Jam tarts and mince pies etc.

OHforDUCKScake Fri 16-Nov-12 12:32:55

Tesco's value fruit loaf (sorreb basically) milk, egg and soya free.

And it tastes GOOD. grin

Ooo thanks DD2 never tried that so might pick it up and see.

She loves Kara milk. My mum found a dairy free advent calendar in Asda yesterday so will be purchasing one of them today. smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 18-Nov-12 11:22:12

Aldi dark choc reindeer are milk free. They have twinings drinking choc for £1.99 and thats milk free too.

trixymalixy Sun 18-Nov-12 15:26:39

Just a warning about the jus rol pain au chocolat, DS reacted to it. I think it was probably the chocolate as he has been fine with the croissants and the garlic bread and the dough seems to be the same.

Oo thanks for that info. smile

I found some kinnerton dairy-free chocolate lollies in Asda yesterday too.

Asda value garlic bread
Yorkshire tea marmalade loaf cake is DF, as are Tesco value fairy cakes.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 19-Nov-12 16:26:14

Morrisons do flapjacks in a pack of 5 in the instore bakery section, 5 of them for a £1. Dairy free. And delicious.

OHforDUCKScake Tue 20-Nov-12 19:55:33

tesco free value cake have eggs in and possibly the Yorkshire tea cake?

Bonkerz Tue 20-Nov-12 20:08:05

Just marking my place.

Both cakes have eggs in, DS is only milk allergic, I was just happy to find nice cake he could have.

TeaCupCrazy Tue 27-Nov-12 21:49:44

Just marking my place.

fluffywelshsheep Sun 02-Dec-12 17:09:36

thanks everyone for keeping this forum going it great to know there are a few things out there for me , I can't eat wheat/gluten, oats, and dairy, so not always easy for holidays goodies

fluffywelshsheep Sun 02-Dec-12 19:07:02

ok, been looking at the treats i have here

Love hearts (i can't find any warning or in the ingredients for dairy, soya, egg, nuts, wheat or gluten) 1st on the list is sugar so maybe not an everyday treat. (am happy to be told other but i couldn't find an info online) when i looked the ingredience here are not the same that on my packet and no modified starch or E numbers on my packet

9bar pumpkin bar (tesco's & asda have them) (free from gluten,dairy,lactose,wheat,egg,yeast,preservative, artifical colours) no nuts but is in a factory that handles nuts including peanuts.

tesco's free from cornflake no dairy ,egg , gluten, wheat in ingredients

i also love kara coconut milk
Hazelnutmilk is also good as an alternative drink

just a note about Mrs' crimble products the one i looked at are made on a line that also uses milk, but not in the products, (I don't have a reaction with them and i can and sometimes do eat a whole packet of coconut rings in a sitting.

I noticed today that Morrisons free from cornflakes is cheaper that tesco's cornflake. (didn't get a chance to look at ingredient)

fluffywelshsheep Sun 02-Dec-12 19:48:32

tesco sell trufree pretzels (no dairy, gluten, wheat,egg warning or ingredience mentioned)but it has a warning for soya and sesame seeds

asda smartprice lightly salted tortilla chips (maize flour , sunflower oil, salt), (no dairy, wheat, egg warning or ingredience but it has a may contain nuts and /or seeds )

abigboydidit Fri 07-Dec-12 23:15:29

M&S have boxes of orange cream chocolates which are dairy/egg free. After dinner dark chocolate and Florida orange creams I think.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 08-Dec-12 18:35:19

Aldi (classy girl) have mint thins that are dairy free. Their normal stollen at £1.99 is dairy free too.

I tried the croissants from jus rol. I didnt like them sad

I ate two packs to make sure I didnt like them.

abigboydidit Sun 09-Dec-12 13:42:14

Am with you on the croissants unfortunately but the pain au chocolate makes up for it. Just back from Sainsburys and they have mince pie puffs which are dairy & egg free (but do have the "not suitable for.." warning which DS is fine with but I know others aren't)

trixymalixy Sun 09-Dec-12 14:15:43

The croissants aren't brilliant if you've had the real deal. Dairy free DS loves them though so I'm delighted.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 09-Dec-12 19:59:57

I havent tried the pain au chocolat yet, I wasnt going to bother but morrisons sell them so I will try it.

harverina Mon 10-Dec-12 08:35:31

trixy an fluffy, sorry havent had a chance to read back in the thread, but just wondering, when you talk about the croissants and pain au chocolate, do you mean you made them yourselves with the jus rol pastry or that you can actually buy ready made ones?

Either way I am desperat to give them a go! My DD absolutely loves pastry and I am keen for her to have more fatty foods so pastry is perfect! They are not perfect for my diet though but would be good for a christmas morning breakfast treat smile

harverina Mon 10-Dec-12 08:39:35

Can I ask, has anyone tried the vegan pizzas from Holland and Barratt? We usually just make a cheese free pizza ourselves which is actually pretty tasty but would be handy to hav pizzas in the freezer, but only if they are decent! Our home made ones are lovely.

Sainsburys have their chocolate coins in again this year. They are milk, egg and nut free. They are not cheap but I bought a couple of bags to put in my DD's stocking.

Asda have a milk, egg and nut free chistmas pudding however it is tiny - just one serving so we havent bothered to get it this year. I dont think that my DD would be too fussed about it. I wish they would make a big one so that we can serve that to everyone. We dont just buy "safe" products" that my DD will eat, we like to buy them for everyone so that, even if my DD isnt eating it, we dont have to worry about crumbs and cross contamination.

trixymalixy Mon 10-Dec-12 08:43:25

harverina they come in a tube. The dough is perforated into triangles and you rip it apart and roll it up. The DC love making them.

I'm going to try and get a vegan pizza to try today, that would be amazing if it's any good.

We had Tesco basic mince pies last night, which are egg and dairy free. They did have a nut warning though.

harverina Mon 10-Dec-12 08:54:43

Thanks trixy, I will look for them in Asda later today. I havent seen them before!

Yeah I think I will give the pizza a go too...I would have bought them yesterday but I wasn't going home for a while and didnt want them to defrost. They had a couple of varieties too. If you do try them out before me, will you let me know how they are?

I am still searching for a mince pie that is milk, egg and nut free without a nut warning! I usually make my own, but would love to have some on standby that my DD could have too.

chloejaynemummy Sun 16-Dec-12 15:34:12

So glad I found this thread my LG has a milk intolorance and I'm always worried her stuff now I have a list of things she can have, and also pom bears we brought from our local Tesco are milk free xx

misdee Sat 22-Dec-12 16:01:54

sainsburys basic garlic bread

Cattyness Mon 24-Dec-12 00:04:19

Ds is severely cows milk and egg allergic, not doing great at the moment so this thread is brill, p,ease read label to double check in case your dc has a different allergy, sorry if these are already mentioned as haven't read thread properly!
He has weetabix, oatibix (says not suitable for milk allergy sufferers but ds seems fine)
Youngs fish and birds eye fish fingers(read pack as there's so many different ones)
Heinz baked beans, dolmio sauces, Heinz ketchup (branstons contains milk tho ds was fine with it at the time)
Will post more once I've thought of them x

Cattyness Mon 24-Dec-12 00:07:38

Nandos marinade not forgetting x

Cattyness Mon 24-Dec-12 00:10:49

Sainsburys taste the difference fish fingers (the big ones, but ds prefers birds eye)

I am so excited about the jus rol pain au chocolat- I am on a mission to find them tomorrow!

Can anyone else tell me if they adhere to the 'may contain traces of xyz or made in a factory processing xyz' as it seems to be on pretty much everything & we ignore it unless it actually does contain the things dd can't have ( egg, nuts sesame & plum )

Feel that we may be playing with fire though

emisa2okasan Tue 08-Jan-13 10:58:59

tesco everyday value fruited malt loaf is dairy & egg & nut free. also it is cheap 28P !

superoz Wed 23-Jan-13 19:11:45

I just found this in my local waitrose:

It is dairy and nut free which is fab for my dd and she loves it, makes a great substitute for peanut butter/choc spread.
It does contain wheat and soya though so not suitable for those allergic to these.

harverina Fri 25-Jan-13 15:15:24

Superoz I cannot tell you how excited I am to see that spread!

Although I dont know if Id trust myself not to eat it all myself haha! I am going to look for this in waitrose next time I go - I go especially for their bourbon biscuits. We avoid "may contains" too so it makes it harder to find things.

harverina Fri 25-Jan-13 15:17:41

CAn I ask, does anyone know of a garlic bread that is milk, egg and nut free with no "may contain" warnings? The free from stuff is pretty awful from asda, but most of the ones I see that dont have milk or nuts in the actual ingredients have milk or nut warnings sad

freefrommum Fri 25-Jan-13 15:51:58

Sorry no but making your own garlic bread is really easy (even for someone like me who can't cook!). You just need a baguette, some dairyfree spread (eg Vitalite), some minced garlic and some parsley - easy peasy!

LCK Sun 27-Jan-13 21:24:09

this is a great list. all sorts I hadn't thought of, DD is just a year and we found out when she was 6 months she was allergic to milk, egg, cashews, and pistachios (and she seems to have lately developed a couple more) and I am still adapting. If I need emergency foods she still gets an Ella's pouch

Ipanema Sun 27-Jan-13 22:44:44

LCK, I could have written 90% of your post! Thank you all for all these tips! I've been adding some excitement and convenience to her menu with the help of this list.

harverina Mon 28-Jan-13 11:24:24

freefrommum, yeah will give that a go. Just need to find a dcent baguette - asda do a lovely ciabbatta loaf which my DD can have and she loves it so that may be a good alternative to a baguette. In fact, I am going to make that this week!

superoz Tue 29-Jan-13 22:25:25

harverina the Lotus spread is absolutely yummeee! It looks like peanut butter, is great on toast and tastes EXACTLY like the biscuits.Mmmmm....
We too avoid 'may contain' food and find the essential biscuits are some of the few she can have.

mrswheezie Wed 30-Jan-13 11:09:03

Wot no dairy! yoghurts are fab and made of pea protein so great of you have a soya allergy.
Mrs Crimble does a great selection too, but only the Dutch Apple cake is free from dairy and eggs!
Pom bears plain.
Kingsmill 50/50 bread.
We have the same allergies too! Good luck :-)

blue2 Wed 30-Jan-13 11:34:49

I cannot eat wheat or eggs, and have found finding a GF bread really hard as most contain eggs.

I have, however, found these

I wouldn't suggest you try them out on anyone too small, as they contain seeds!

If anyone has any other suggestions, I'm all ears!

Bilbomum Wed 30-Jan-13 12:23:40

Superoz, I have to say a big thanks for the Lotus spread tip off. I hot footed it down to Waitrose yesterday, it's fab! DS was in seventh heaven eating his after school snack grin

miablue1 Wed 30-Jan-13 22:54:18

Hiya Special and determined mum! I just wondered how things were, I had the same experience with my dd1 a year ago and hope that you have found an answer.

I also have a shopping list of Dairy/Wheat/Egg and Peanut free items

Formula- Neocate- prescribed by dietician at hospital

Breakfast cereals
RUDE HEALTH – Honey Puffed Oats
KELLOGS Rice Krispy Multi Grain Shapes

ENER-G Tapioca Bread (purchased from GENERAL DIETARY ONLINE)
ENER-G Dinner Rolls
ENER-G Pizza Breads
D/S Soy flour ciabbatta rolls
D/S Sliced Bread

T-Rex block for baking
Pure coconut oil/butter jar (100% coconut)
CHEESE – Vegusto golden – no soy/dairy cheese
Milk -
OATLEY plain and chocolate flavor (LOW IN CALCIUM)
KARA Chocolate Milk

PASTA/RICE- check for no egg as well as wheat / gluten free
ORGRAN white/brown rice pasta and lasagne sheets
Vermicelli rice noodles
Bob the builder pasta shapes in the free from section at sainsbury’s

KNORR stock gels
BISTO Caramelised onion gravy ONLY
FREE AND EASY Dairy Free cheese powder-good for mac/cheese and fish pie

Heinz Baked Beans
Heinz Tomato Sauce
ORGRAN Spaghetti (in sauce)

Mini rice and veg fusions microwavable bags
Sainsbury’s Free From – fish fingers/chicken breast steaks/ chicken nuggets
McCain Oven chips – (no batter)
McCain Smiley faces/waffles

MRS Crimbles Apple rice cakes and Spiced Apple Cake
LAZY DAY FOODS choc n orange brownies/millionaires shortbreads
Dr Lucy’s Choc chip cookies
Sainsbury’s free from digestives
Organix carrot sticks/oat bars
FROOTZ – sugared fruit drops
Hula Hoops
Chupa Chups
Sainsbury’s Free from choc drops
Moo Free chocolate (no peanuts)

Xanthum Gum – Doves
Potato flour
Dove S/R White Flour
Coconut Flour (100%)
Caster Sugar
(NO ICING SUGAR – Contains egg whites)
Gluten Free Baking Powder and Soda (DR OETKER)
Arrow root
Golden Syrup
Most Jam's
Most Honey's

Hope it helps

OHforDUCKScake Thu 31-Jan-13 22:45:55

What are the ingredients of Lotus Spread?

I just looked at Ocado but couldnt find it.


NameGotLostInCyberspace Wed 06-Feb-13 09:29:28

MN to the rescue! I am having a party on sat and one of the children is egg free. At least now I have a few things that I can give him safely.
Thank you smile

heliotrope Wed 06-Feb-13 13:01:17

Cooperative premium range stem ginger cookies. I forgot the name, maybe 'extra special'? Equivalent to taste the difference at Sainsers. In a black box anyway and taste quite buttery but no dairy or egg.

freefrommum Wed 06-Feb-13 13:53:34

Thanks miablue1, that's a fab list especially for me as DS has exactly the same allergies! Just wanted to add that did you know Heinz beans and sausages are also ok? I was amazed when another mum told me as I always assumed these type of sausages contained wheat. Didn't believe it until I read the ingredients myself but now they're a godsend when we're in a rush and haven't been shopping for a while grin

chloejaynemummy Fri 08-Feb-13 15:38:19

Tesco GARLIC BREAD is milk free xxx

mademred Mon 11-Feb-13 17:31:49

I have an egg allergy, lecithin is in a lot of biscuits including foxes party rings.lecithin is part of the egg.

LCK Mon 11-Feb-13 20:39:31

We love rankins potato farls - like potato cakes but without egg. And sweet and salt pret popcorn dairy and egg free I discovered this week as a super treat.

Maz007 Mon 11-Feb-13 21:04:08

Thanks for bringing up this issue mademred.

I am not sure that is exactly right. Lecithin is a substance that can be found in a range of things, including egg, but it is not part of an egg. Often it comes from other sources.

As I understand it, though I am sure others will be more knowledgeable than me on legal matters, egg has to be declared on the ingredient list, so is it right that unless egg is listed the source of the lecithin must be something else?

mademred Tue 12-Feb-13 11:27:39

I have been allergic for ten years now and had to do extensive research on all this because my throat closes over when I eat the offending foods.yes im sure by law they have to tell you wats on their products, but then I've never seen horse listed on any burger pack ?? Lol.same with wines that use eggs and fish for purity.the only brand I have found is coop Fairtrade who list ingredients and also state whether its ok for veggies and vegans.

OHforDUCKScake Tue 12-Feb-13 20:23:10

Medemerd foxes rings contain soya lecithin. No eggs in them.

emmaspeers Fri 15-Feb-13 11:10:02

WOW! I have just found this thread whilst looking around at dairy free products... are there any other threads re food allergies (so far milk / dairy but just started the rollercoaster of identifying problems after 2 yrs of horrific sickness and breathing problems with my 2 y old, diagnosed with chronic asthma and croup, only to find 2yrs later we are advised to cut milk out to see if any difference and I have only used my daughters inhalers once in 2 wks, and also shes only been sick once in 3 wks, after cutting out dairy, was usually most nights / days).

And so we have so far seen a diff with removing milk protein from the diet, but was finding it a nightmare finding snacks without milk in, and other foods. I saw this thread, and what a relief - the free from products have been costing me a bomb! Last wk at a friends I was relieved when all the kids were eating biccies to discover that Jammie dodgers choco ones are milk free! The toffee ones however arent but still....

She likes the alpro yoghurts and alpro choc desserts. And sainburys so milk choc buttons in free from range for 49p a small pack. So I get the other kids cheap ones, and give her milk free in a bowl and she doesnt know the difference.

We have jst started my son on milk free ass he hass terrible mood swings and i recently read it can be down to allergies (we noticed after 3 days at his nans no bottles of milk and dead calm, coming home and very moody ad aggressive after a bottle of milk so will see...although at 4 he realises the difference and says soya is disgusting lol).

My daughter is loving nibbling on green beans, I hadnt realised she liked them before.

And sainsburys also do in their free from range cakes, we bought her guger slices and lemon slices which she loves and on offer 2 for £3 atm so not too bad.

Smartprice chicken noodles are milk free too i believe :/ Now questioning myself but I know i checked and bought them so am thinking they r off top of my head!

Thanks for bday cake advice, now gunna have to see if i can find a boys one, he likes but not moshi, then my daughter can have a slice! Hmm!

When cutting out dairy what do i need to cut out - milk protein, whey and anything else? Yes to see dietician, after 4 wks of her being milk free I will be referred if it is making a difference, which it is.

Many thanks - hope someone can point me in the direction of a thread which can answer all my Q's x

AllergyAlley Mon 18-Feb-13 15:29:03

Just wanted to say thanks for the tip off about Lotus biscuit spread, it is just gorgeous. I had to wait until I was somewhere near a Waitrose to pick some up but DD just LOVES it.

Today I have bought another 2 jars in B&M Stores, I think they were only £1.49 each, I was very happy to stock up especially as I won't be going near another waitrose for a while. If anyone wanted to know the ingredients they are:

Original biscuits 57% [wheat flour, sugar, veg oil and fat, candy sugar syrup, raising agent (sodium hydrogen carbonate), soya flour,salt, cinnamon], rapeseed oil, sugar, emulsifier (lecithin), acid (citric acid)

OHforDUCKScake Mon 18-Feb-13 15:34:43

Pleeeeeeease can someone answer me. Where in Waitrose is Lotus spread?

AllergyAlley Mon 18-Feb-13 15:52:06

In the Waitrose I was in it was bottom most shelf, underneath peanut butter and jams.

I didn't realise it was new, this is dated Nov 2012

nickelbabe Mon 18-Feb-13 15:54:27

I was looking on Pinterest and was accidentally linked to
accidentally vegan list from PETA.

I don't know if this is a US or British list, but it's worth checking out smile

nickelbabe Mon 18-Feb-13 15:56:38

asda do a really nice dark chocolate spread. alpro chocolate soya milk in lovely, and choccy dodgers - only the normal size ones though

tesco do quite a few different dairy free deserts including one you drink with a straw which is really small and the right size for small children. it's in the fridge section.

I was amazed a few weeks ago when I found milk powder listed as one if the ingredients in Aldi tomato ketchupshock

Samandtheboys Mon 18-Feb-13 22:04:38

Hi my son is almost 14 and he is severely allergic to egg and milk as well as some others! My advice is to check every label even if it seems ridiculous, milk especially, turns up everywhere! Dont know if already been mentioned but have you heard of Plamil and kinnerton? Plamil do egg free mayo, dairy free chocolate spread and you can buy choc chips for baking and choccy bars. Kinnerton also do dairy free choc, Easter eggs available in shops and Christmas advent calendars. You can order plamil items from your local holland and barratt or order off there website! Also goodness direct is a good website to visit for products. I tend to bake alot myself as in the past ive brought biccies for my son that have always been ok only to find after he had taken a bite that they had changed the recipe, not good and a very poorly boy he was! sad Hence always check the labels even if you buy it every week! Sam

OHforDUCKScake Mon 18-Feb-13 22:45:24

Thanks AllergyAlley!

shanelle5 Thu 06-Jun-13 21:03:22

Just wanted to bump this thread as my 6 month old is dairy and egg free due to intolerance to the first and severe allergy to the latter : (

I have found this thread SO invaluable so thankyou to all who contributed. I dont have many other new finds to add, except I LOVE Aldi as they do a fruit cake called "Bara Bryth" which ticks all my boxes - Dairy/egg free, really low fat AND very cheap! I literally eat 2-3 of these a week : ) I used to buy Banans soreen for my cake type treat but at £1.20 roughly they are now relegated for the Bara Bryth which is literally pence! Aldi also have tinned spahetti which is egg and dairy free plus garlic loaf and hot cross buns which I also eat a lot of. All there stuff is so cheap I love it! These are the only things I have discovered which are not mentioned so far on this thread, anyone else got any new finds since February? x

gretagrape Tue 11-Jun-13 17:54:25

fig rolls - mmmmmm!

shanelle5 Sat 15-Jun-13 20:38:31

gretagrape - really? Oh my gosh I LOVE fig rolls! Thankyou grin

Passmethecrisps Wed 19-Jun-13 10:21:53

Shameless bump!

Was just about to start my own thread. I have a 7 month old with dairy intolerance and egg allergy. Weaning is desperately slow as she point blank refuses purée. HV has been singularly unhelpful sadly.

I will print this and add anything I come up with

izzybizzybuzzybees Wed 19-Jun-13 22:32:55

Great thread find pass! I didn't realise P was egg allergic too!

TheDetective Wed 19-Jun-13 23:12:34

Shanelle Get thee back to the Nov 12 thread! There are at least, what 8-9 of us dealing with the same issues!

Mine is CMPI (as well as bastarding reflux!).

Stacks Sat 29-Jun-13 12:47:31

Awesome thread. My 6m DS has had a mild reaction to both dairy and eggs (I think, it was a reaction to mayo). He's not eating much yet but I'm already surprised how limiting it is when eating out.

motherhood Sat 27-Jul-13 23:33:14

Hi not sure if anyones still interested or if these are mentioned already, managed to get these recently that's egg/dairy/nut free.

Iceland dough balls with garlic and herb.
Co-op jam/custard doughnuts.
Tesco marshmallow kubes (rice crispy treats).
Heinz spaghetti but not the hoops.
Smash instant mash potato (great for hols).

cupcakes51 Mon 05-Aug-13 22:48:14

well done to the op who started this!!

marks and spencer do a pdf list of all hidden free from products not containing milk as well as others and multiple allergies (updated monthly)

hope this helps!!


cupcakes51 Mon 05-Aug-13 22:53:30

m and s coldslaw is dairy free

cupcakes51 Mon 05-Aug-13 22:53:56

sorry coldslaw is milk free

StiffGandT Wed 07-Aug-13 16:46:58

Brilliant thread - my 5 yr old was recently diagnosed as dairy intolerant so this is really helpful smile

harverina Sun 11-Aug-13 11:27:26

Cupcakes that's fab, thanks so much for that link. Going to have a look now and see if there is anything we can buy!

duende Sat 31-Aug-13 10:09:27

tesco ciabatta roll

tesco white crusty rolls

I believe both are dairy free?

I'm new to the subject as only eliminated dairy from my diet a week ago, to see if it helps breastfed DD who is 3 weeks old.

Thanks for the tip about the Auvergne pesto (lovely!), bourbon creams and others smile

abigboydidit Tue 03-Sep-13 12:41:57

Lovely to see this thread still going! Seems like forever since i started it. DS has now outgrown his CMPA so haven't checked back for a while. Has someone already posted about the fizzy pop cake? Buy a pack of Betty Crocker (or equivalent) cake mix an replace the wet ingredients (including egg) with a can of fizzy pop eg cola, ginger ale. smile

harverina Tue 03-Sep-13 18:44:35

I am intrigued about the co op dough balls I am going to check them out as dd would love them.

MumToKandD Wed 04-Sep-13 20:55:16

Fizzy pop cake? Wow that sounds good!
Do you use diet fizzy or regular fizzy?

abigboydidit Wed 04-Sep-13 21:42:51

I think both is fine but I used full fat!

danielle2419 Tue 10-Sep-13 22:26:27

Hi Everyone - for anyone wishing to join me in making a dairy and egg free food list on Facebook.

abigboydidit Wed 11-Sep-13 14:43:03

There is a fabulous CMPA support group on FB Danielle with lots of lists of dairy free foods. Worth joining for!

harverina Wed 11-Sep-13 21:58:36

Is the fizzy pop cake any good?

kay3 Mon 07-Oct-13 19:34:36

Mr Kipling's pack of 6 SHOCK AND ORANGE SLICES. They are in the Halloween section of supermarkets and are milk free! smile my dd (6) loves them. So nice to be able to buy something off the shelves and not have to worry!

LCK Wed 05-Feb-14 22:31:48

my latest egg and dairy free discovery is waitrose essential iced fingers. no more baking ahead of parties so she can have a treat like other kids but instead iced fingers every time

arlandria666 Sat 08-Feb-14 10:06:34

I've made the fizzy pop cake several times it's yum smile
my 8 month old is dairy free has and recently been told to go soya free too, he is breastfed so I have been dairy free since he was about 2 weeks old and now have to be soya free too, I read the whole of this thread last night when DS decided sleep wasn't an option from 2 til 4 yaaaawwwwwn!!

Morrisons do an after 8 style choc that's dairy
and egg free & Sainsburys do an orange version. Not sure if these are soya free tho as only have been soya free since Wednesday

I've been very glad to find this thread. It's been a while since I've been on the board as ds2 grew out of his milk/soy allergies, but ds3 is now also having problems with cmp (not sure about soy yet).

It seems that in the last 4 years a fair few things are now suitable to eat that weren't before (yay!)

I will add to this thread that jus-rol have added cinnamon whirls to their range, along with the croissants and pains au chocolat. They don't have egg or milk in the ingredients but both are listed as may contains. There is soy throughout the ingredients list unfortunately so I may use them when I trial soy in a few weeks.

mrsmegatron Wed 19-Mar-14 09:13:22

Hi everyone, I've just discovered this discussion and am v excited to find out about coop dairy free doughnuts!
I've not been able to eat anything containing cows milk for over 10 years so have amassed a list of things I can have! Not sure about baby yet will find out when it's born!

I can add the following to the list that I don't think have been mentioned above:
Sainsburys own brand Jaffa cakes

You can make your own cheesecake with tofutti vegan cream cheese, a little sugar and a biscuit base with dairy free marg and hobnobs - a bit pricey so only for special occasions but v tasty with raspberries and maple syrup!

The best dairy free chocolate spread is by Plamil (I've tried all types!)

I also love Dark Mountain bar from M&S (like toblerone)


Jessd123 Sat 12-Jul-14 21:35:04

They are free but hobnobs say something about may contain milk/soya either that it made in a factory that handles milk.
Please everyone be careful why you give to your kids with milk allergies or any allergy as I have done a lot of research recently an came to find milk can be life threatening and there have been many kids/babies/adults die from it.
P.s my daughter has a milk/soya/dairy/even almond and coconut milk allergy coming across this thread I had no idea that so many kids suffer from this allergy tbh I didn't even know any allergy expect nut allergies existed until my baby was born. Such a scary world.
Keep your heads held high we can protect our little ones and they will have a great life smile Xx

Peppermintlover Sun 27-Jul-14 15:13:25

Asda brownie mini bites are dairy free!!!!! (Sorry they contain egg and say 'not suitable for milk allergy sufferers' but I ignore this if milk etc not in ingredients).

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