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: eeyore
Posted on: 5th Jun 2014

eeyore says: About $100 per fortnight. A good example is flour. 1kg normal flour - about $1.00-$1.50. GF - abouit $8 for 500g.

A packet of arrowroot biscuits - normal $2.00. GF - minimum $5.00.

Frozen meals - around $5 each for normal. Minimum $9.00 for GF.

It is pretty crappy, but you learn to read labels, and Coles/Woolworths are bringing out more things all the time. Just this week I found some rissoles at Coles that were GF. Fairly good price. Most plain meat sausages are now GF. It is just label reading, label reading, label reading!

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