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: toxicgherkin
Posted on: 30th Jun 2014

toxicgherkin says: My two children are nut allergic, mostly to different nuts, with peanuts in common. If I’m purchasing a branded foodstuff I haven’t purchased before in the local supermarket, I always check the ingredients listing. This takes me some time, especially trying to read all that fine print. My bill is the same regardless. I choose to host a nut-free household (save for the inmates!) so there’s never the case where separate meals are prepared. We eat together as a family. One meal to rule them all.

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