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: niknik
Posted on: 5th Jun 2014

niknik says: Hi blossom, Primo is inf act the bacon we buy. It is what it is REAL BACON. And it keeps well to. That is a pitty that your local fruit and veg Shop closed it will make it a lot harder. I dread the day that happens here. I live in Kingaroy Queensland the peanut capital of australia. Lots of allergens floating around here unfortunately. I've
been lucky enough with my kids not to experience this allergy don't really want them to try them I know they've had a bit but don't want to push it to much due to their grandmother being very allergic to peanuts.
I heard that parmesen was in fact gluten free my kids still couldn't eat it. My daughter had icing sugar a week ago a mum did the right thing and made a gluten free cake unfortunatley i couldn't bring myself to tell her my kids were sugar free as well. Oh boy did I pay for it. The joys of food colourings as well.
I used for my daughters cake frozen berry custard just blended the frozen fruit then added it to the custard. Aldis have gluten free corn flour i was surprised when it said gluten free, it has no additives and preservatives either. I use it in every thing now, makes the best mushroom sauce. Macro is another great brand as well, for gluten free just got to watch some of the sugar levels and additive and preservitives and colourings but other wise they are great I found our local woolies sold bbq sauce I was hesitant at first because of the red tomatoes but that didn't have an effect. If you have a spare pot and get hold of yellow tomato plants they are the best it seems to be self thickening to makes the best saurces. all this makes me want to research even more into the products just so i know what could be effecting my kids. thank you Blossom

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