Allergy members - how do you shop for food?

Can you talk me through how you go about food shopping for yourself or a member of your family that has a food allergy. Do you go to the local supermarket or specialist store? If a supermarket, do you buy from the health food aisle or regular aisles? Do you have to check every ingredient label or do products advertise themselves well enough? Do you have to buy specific foods? Is your food bill more expensive as a result? And finally does your household all eat the same meals, or does the person with the food allergy eat separate food?

Last reply: 10th Jun 2017 / 83 replies / Post by looklively



Posted by: MazzyJ
Posted on: 31st Oct 2016

MazzyJ says: I'm allergic to Fish, Bananas and Lavender. So I don't buy fish and when I go to the fruit section I hold my breath until I am past the bananas or I will start dry Retching. If I have to go down an Isle that has lavender (Clothes soap, air fresheners, shower gels) I have to be quick their too and hold my breath too. Lavender give me badly infected sinuses and I end up on ant-biotics and can't drive for dizziness

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