Thank you, I have bought dairy free chocolate buttons in sainsburys before. I will try holland and barratt tomorrow, i didnt think of them, and let you know! It's for children in my school, they all get a Christmas card from all staff with a gold foil chocolate coin and I'd so like to find equivalent d-f ones! There are some online, £4.95 for 20, so expensive but I'd expect that.
MMM - last year I bought DH dark choc coins, I shall have to think where, but it would have been mainstream.
It depends if you are intolerant or allergic. The one's marked dairy free are prepared in a dairy free enviroment, dark chocolate as far as I'm aware may be "contaminated" with traces of milk products. My ds is intolerant and can cope with small amounts of dairy. Milk chocolate makes him vomit but he likes dark chocolate which is why I'd love to find some dark chocolate coins. None in Thorntons when I looked but I haven't looked in the last 10 days.
it should say on the label if it has been produced on a line with milk or in the same factory. so if the child is severely allergic then best to avoid unless it states unequivocally that it hasn't been near any milk at all!
a lot of dark chocolate does still have milk added. but thorntons doesn't afaik
Thanks, better to be safe for sure. This is not an area that I've had to worry about with my own DC so I'm a right novice. I just want all these children to all have a chocolate coin in gold paper, some of which are dairy free. I think one of the big supermarkets is missing a trick here!
Thorntons did do plain chocolate coins in red foil in bags, ideal for hanging on the tree etc - I found them Christmas 2007 and 2008 but when I enquired last christmas they said they did not sell them anymore as they were not popular!
Given up searching - last year I bought some metal christmas shapes from Lakeland and make my own, but don't think there is a coin shape unfortunately. You can buy coloured foil for wrapping chocs from The Home Chocolate Factory and lots of different christmas shaped moulds - except a coin one!!
I have officially given up, I've looked everywhere inclusing Sainsbury's, M+S, Waitrose, Morrison's, John Lewis, Montezuma's, Hotel Chocolat, the assumption by retailers is obviously all children like milk chocolate only. So online it is.