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Laurashears Fri 14-Oct-16 20:56:05

My little girl is dairy intolerant and apart from the supermarkets does anyone have any recommendations of products which they know are great quality and that she is likely to enjoy. I'm thinking treats e.g. Chocolate, cakes etc as its not so bad to cook healthy meals without dairy but the occasional treat is less easy to find!

I also run a food distribution business and would like to support some uk suppliers of this type of items but I'm not having much luck!

oatybiscuits Fri 14-Oct-16 21:01:10

Have a look at 'cows milk protein allergy support' facebook pages as people tend to post things as they find them there! Oreos, hobnobs, marshmallows, haribo, some dark chocolate, off the top of my head smile

May09Bump Fri 14-Oct-16 21:06:43

Orgran range is brilliant, biscuits /cake mix / pizza base mix / pastas. Also ella kitchen for nibley fingers (like flap jacks) . You can make ginger bread too - the bbc food website has recipes. We use Alpro soya growing up milk in recipes.

seven201 Fri 14-Oct-16 21:13:15

I second joining the cmpa facebook page, it's great.

228agreenend Fri 14-Oct-16 21:18:45

I know You said no supermarkets but I'm impressed how Tesco has improved their range. Ie. Tesco 'cornetto' cones in two flavours, more Swedish glace soya icecream products etc.

HariboFrenzy Fri 14-Oct-16 21:19:40

Gregg's do yum yums, and their mince pies are df. Own brand Jaffa cakes, booja booja chocolates... Try googling 'Lauren's List' for normal treats that are not from the 'free from' ranges (and therefore tend to be cheaper), e.g apple pies

228agreenend Fri 14-Oct-16 21:20:58

Also, look for the value biscuit products as they contain vegetable oil, not butter/milk, and are a lot cheaper than the free-from ranges.

PoppyPicklesPenguin Fri 14-Oct-16 21:27:03

Swedish glacé icecream is absolutely delicious! I brought some for DP and then I ate the rest of the tub by accident

Company called Yumbles - makes tasty treats including marshmallows (not cheap but tasty)

Frozen grapes are also very tasty but maybe a bit less treat like

Castleonacloud Fri 14-Oct-16 21:30:36

Tesco bourbon biscuits are dairy free, as is their chocolate brownie tray bake. Most popcorn is also dairy free.

I make my own crumbles and cakes with dairy free spread instead of butter and have custard made with birds custard powder and soya milk or Swedish glace dairy free ice cream. Yum!


BankWadger Fri 14-Oct-16 21:35:51

Poke around pintrest, plenty of cakes, muffins and biscuits are dairyfree or easily adapted to.

I use coconut oil in place of butter (can be creamed in its solid state), and use almond milk for real milk (found oat a bit drying in baking and HATE soy). Things like carrot cake use oil, you just have to forgo the cream cheese icing sad

Nakd bars are nice and handy on the go.

Booja-booja do an "ice cream" and chocolate truffles.

Gingernuts are typically dairyfree too.

Sadly most freefrom items are full of soy, palm oil and other hmm ingredients, so back to my original suggestion grin

BankWadger Fri 14-Oct-16 21:37:12

If you have an ice cream maker you can make sorbet as well.

Blondie1984 Fri 14-Oct-16 23:27:31

Moral Fibre is another one for you to look at - they are utterly delicious!

987flowers Fri 14-Oct-16 23:34:46

Just freeze a banana in chunks thrn blitz with cocoa and a squirt of honey and you've chocolate ice cream!

Tbh I found sweet treats easier than savoury (but then I love cheese!), just make cakes with a dairy free marg and you are good! When I was dairy free (breast feeding intolerant child) I used to make rocky road, brownies, Victoria sandwich all dairy free!

Oh and I agree about Tesco bourbons! I don't think I ever bought any specific dairy free stuff as I felt it a con!

Laurashears Fri 14-Oct-16 23:38:26

Thank u!!! Loads of great suggestions which I'll try. We do love the Swedish glacé ice cream and Tesco or js brownies are great but I'll try some of the things you suggest as I'd like to vary it up a bit for her. 👏🏼👍 x

oatybiscuits Fri 14-Oct-16 23:46:22

Also when I was dairy free I bought the 'deliciously ella' cookbook which is pretty annoying, but has some lovely recipes for sweet treats especially 'fudge'. Worth checking out her blog I think

ZuzaPa Fri 14-Oct-16 23:55:38

We love choices chocolates here! There are loads of biscuits df... but you just always need to check each brand.

We have a big list of allergies here so options are much more limited, im a crap baker but make nice banana muffins with vegan chocolate & good old rice crispy cakes for treats when we will be at dinners or parties.... its a blessing really because otherwise my dd would be eating all the other junk available!

We are also doing dairy & egg ladder & tolerance in definitely increasing, slowly.

ZuzaPa Fri 14-Oct-16 23:58:38

The choices chocolate caramels are devine but can be hard to find. My supermarket used to stock but then stopped, bit are available through amazon.

MagikarpetRide Sat 15-Oct-16 00:06:28

There's so much out there dairy free you'd be surprised. Marshmallows and meringue should be. Anything you'd make at home with butter and a splash of milk can be easily replaced with dairy free spread and alternate milk.

If you can get your way to a Jewish shop (or look out for the pareve/parve symbol) you'll find dairy free goodies. Put local does Parve Walls which even my non dairy avoiding hubby thinks is better than supermarket dairy stuff. Possibly a matter of taste, but Parve stuff will be dairy free.

At home make stuff with dark choc. You can always add sweetness or creaminess from a non dairy source such as coconut.

seven201 Sat 15-Oct-16 18:08:40

Since giving up milk products and soya (breastfed dd is intolerant) I have eaten my weight in own brand bourbons and baked something at least every other day. I have got fatter! I blame this on generally only being able to order chips or crisps for lunch in a lot of places -- nothing at all to do with the bourbons or baking.-- Lindt 70% chocolate is really nice and is dairy and soya free.

I'm going to try that frozen banana ice cream tonight!

wellIdeclare Sat 15-Oct-16 19:29:11

Moo free little chocolate bars - moo free also do a dairy free advent calendar - well, they did last year so I'm hoping they do again this year.

wellIdeclare Sat 15-Oct-16 19:31:46

Oh, and they do a Christmas selection box - bought one for my teenage dd last year and she was so excited to get it as she'd never had an Xmas selection box before!

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