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: wojo12
Posted on: 5th Jun 2014

wojo12 says: I am allergic to eggs, peanuts, tomato, MSG among other things. I am a boring shopper. I buy the same brands every time. Sometimes manufacturers and labellers (supermarket brands) can trick you by either changing the ingredients in a product, or in the case of the supermarket brand, they change the supplier but the packaging remains the same. Rarely do I experiment because I prefer my current health than adressing an alergic reaction. Shopping for one makes my method easy and convenient.

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