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Surprise dairy & egg free finds - join me in making a list?

(264 Posts)
abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 12:56:30

Hi -

I'm new to the whole allergy thing (DS is 15 months old & allergic to milk & eggs). As he's getting older I'm starting to appreciate how limiting it is and how lovely it is when he can have an off-the-shelf item that everyone else is having. So, I thought I would start a thread where we could list surprise finds we've came across (or in my case, that MN have pointed me towards!).

My (very short) list:
- shop bought puff pastry (read this in a thread the other day. A revelation! And just in time for my nephew's birthday party!)
- jammie dodgers (ditto!)
- Nairns Dark Choc Chip biscuits (made in factory handling milk)
- Sacla tomato & garlic stir in sauce
- Sacla Char-Grilled Aubergine Pesto
- Cauldron aduki bean kiev (salty though!)

Anyone like to share their finds?

eragon Tue 28-Aug-12 13:22:38

new york bagels.

earlyriser Tue 28-Aug-12 13:33:45

Pink panther wafer biscuits ;-)

Alpro soya yogurt also good- buy the plain and add fruit puree or mix with a fruity pot.

RunsWithScissors Tue 28-Aug-12 16:32:26

Belgian chocolate chips (at Costco)
Shortbread biscuits (I think tesco's own?)
Fox's party rings
Oreos in north America, but strangely have whey powder here in the uk

Maz007 Tue 28-Aug-12 18:03:40

Cocktail sausages from M&S
Soreen fruit loaf - banana & apple/sultana varieties are milk and egg free - really grateful for a previous poster for this. Great off the shelf 'cake' option for the cupboard.

Maz007 Tue 28-Aug-12 19:21:12

I'm just reading more carefully... would never have thought to even check the ingredients in anything called pesto - so excited about the Sacla Aubergine Pesto!!!!! Thanks a million!

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 19:24:15

Also excited about the pesto!

These chocolate raisins are great. Sell them in the 'free from' section in Waitrose.

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 19:26:18

Maz, I looked at the Soreen mini banana loaves the other day and thought they had dairy in. Will have to look again as can't find details on their site.

ThisOnce Tue 28-Aug-12 19:27:48

Most Bourbonbiscuits are fine too, Tescos are smile

trixymalixy Tue 28-Aug-12 19:29:44

Sainsburys basics garlic bread is dairy free. It has a not suitable for milk allergy warning on it, but we ignore these and DS was fine.

Jammy dodgers are now dairy free

Pancakeflipper Tue 28-Aug-12 19:31:16

Is peanut butter egg free? I know supermarket branded one I use is dairy-free.

Didn't know about New York Bagels - brill!

And off for chocolate raisins.

I'm not sure about egg, sorry, but all the following are dairy-free and soya-free:

Sainsburys and Tesco bourbons biscuits.
Hobnob type biscuits.
Tesco Free From chocolate sponge (can you see a pattern here?)
Loyd Grossman's Bhuna curry sauce
Sainsburys cocktail sausages

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:33:06

Garlic bread & shortbread too? Am loving this thread! It's often just ensuring what I have is dairy/egg free so that when he starts begging asking for stuff off my plate there isn't a meltdown. Hence am delighted about all these biscuit options! The aubergine pesto stuff is very tasty.

Can't wait to hear what else folk have found!

I have a vegan brownie recipe which is fabulous if anyone wants it - no dairy, soya or egg. smile I've posted it before but am happy to post it again if it's wanted.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:33:57

Eh?! Did someone say chocolate raisins? How on earth did I miss that? shock

openerofjars Tue 28-Aug-12 19:38:01

DS and DH are lactose intolerant, so this is a bloody godsend. I'm printing it out!

Coop sausage roll bites are dairy free
Plain hula hoops ditto

I'll come back with more, but I'm not tuned into egg free stuff, sorry.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:39:25

Thisonce it may just be the mini ones that have a different recipe. I know someone said on another thread that the mini Jammie Dodgers aren't dairy free.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:40:21

openerofjars DS can tolerate baked eggs (in moderation!) so it may be other posters are the same. Sausage roll bites are going on my shopping list!

Ooh, another one I discovered this weekend - prawn cocktail crisps are usually dairy-free!

Pancakeflipper Tue 28-Aug-12 19:42:55

Betty Crocker Chocolate brownie packet mix.

bran Tue 28-Aug-12 19:43:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bran - the chocolate Kara is lush heated up as well.

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:48:27

Brownie mix?! These are gold for lazy folk like me!

abigboydidit Tue 28-Aug-12 19:50:12

What's Kara? <off to google>

Sadly the Betty Crocker mixes have soya lecithin in as an emulsifier so we can't have them. sad

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