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AIBU to wish dairy-free would become trendy too?

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OhSoggyBiscuit · 13/09/2015 20:06

I can only find dairy-free ice cream in a few supermarkets and it seems 80% of chilled ready meals have cream or cheese. Just for once I would like pasta that was not spag bol. Even sausage and mash always has cream in the mashed potatoes making it unsuitable.

I can't even be sure sometimes McDs don't mishear me and put cheese in my burger when I say not to. Angry That meant I had to wait another 10 minutes for them to get me a new burger minus the cheese.

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trixymalixy · 14/09/2015 07:57
hannibalismisunderstood · 14/09/2015 17:59

DD is allergic to cows milk protein and soya protein and according to the hospital it's common to be allergic to both as the protein chains are so similar and yet the standard dairy alternative is soya!!

Starbucks annoy me as again the dairy alternative is soya and so DD can't have a nice babychinno or any cakes.... they aren't open to suggestions either....

Bread often has soya flour or milk and I have yet to find a dairy AND soya ice cream

bostonkremekrazy · 14/09/2015 19:58

slowlygoing - the asda cheaper dairy free choc is no good for soya allergy sufferers unfortunately.....

hannibal - have you tried sourdough bread? - the best we've found is the tesco also do one. all other breads i've tried have soya in - unless you know of one i've not found.
Tesco also do a nice raspberry sorbet and a mango sorbet which dd 2 likes - so quite child-friendly....she doesn't notice its not ice-cream. i've yet to find ice-cream without milk/soya in.

1 in 5 who have dairy allergy have soya allergy too.

JanetBlyton · 14/09/2015 20:29

Why eat all that junk anyway.
I just eat normal real food and dairy is never an issue as it isn't in it.

trixymalixy · 14/09/2015 21:09

That's your choice though Janet, it's different when you have no choice but to eat "real food" as you put it. It doesn't really help telling a child that ice cream is junk food when he's the only one of his friends unable to have one in the park.

SlowlyGoingINSAINIA · 14/09/2015 21:13

slowlygoing - the asda cheaper dairy free choc is no good for soya allergy sufferers unfortunately.....

I know that, I was suggesting it for lactose intolerant people.

You can easily make soy free and dairy free 'chocolate' using cacao, or even just eat cacao nibs.

Ice cream can be made using only frozen banana.

trixymalixy · 14/09/2015 21:20

Hannibal, there are definitely a few dairy and soya free ice creams now. If your DC can have nuts booja booja ice cream is dairy and soya free and I've definitely seen others made from almonds.

I actually cried when we were in Rome and I found a shop that sold dairy and soya free ice cream and DS was able to have his first ice cream that I hadn't made.

Arabidopsis · 14/09/2015 22:51

What I hate is that some places try and have one product that covers all the allergies/intolerances/dietary choices, i.e. vegetarian/dairy free/gf/nut free. Anyone unfortunate enough to require all of them probably rejoices but it's far harder to make something tasty if you're cutting out so much stuff.

Wiifitmama · 14/09/2015 23:00

For those looking for dairy free ice-cream, Coconut Collaborative do one made with coconut milk. They do lovely yoghurts too

TelephoneIgnoringMachine · 14/09/2015 23:10

YANBU. I'm lactose intolerant - it makes me quite wheezy & stuffy in my sinyses, which in turn sets off my migraines, so I avoid. I also have to avoid caffeine, alcohol, soy, msg, also red meat most of the time as it contains substances similar to msg, as they all also set off my migraines. There's almost nothing I can eat on an average pub or restaurant menu, & I'm always checking packets for ingredients lists.

To top it off I have IBS & a whole long list of things that set that off!

MillyMollyMardy · 15/09/2015 00:56

DS had his first ever ice-cream cone this weekend. Thank you Tesco's. He loved it.
Agree with what everyone said. Dairy free is getting easier to find. Cheap biscuits and cakes with palm oil are usually dairyfree. M+S do now do some dairy free fishcakes but most of their stuff has dairy in.

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