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: lark_7
Posted on: 6th Jun 2014

lark_7 says: Shop at supermarket and read and re-read labels every time I shop , sometimes they can change the ingredients in a product , allow more time for shopping , food bill is more expensive , especially from the 'health food 'aisle , Some things may say they are gluten free but have wheat in them , or oats or rye . It is a lot easier now than 29 years ago.I find that if I do buy or make a treat is hard for me not to eat in a couple of days :/ . Husband eats 90% the same but he has oats for breakfast and fish once a fortnight .

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