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UK Safe Foods
« on: June 19, 2010, 06:07:11 am »
Forgive me if this info is on here already but I can't find it!

Can people share UK safe brand foods/ names that they use?

The idea of a big label Reading shopping session is not appealing with a 3 week old and 21 month old in tow!
« Last Edit: June 26, 2010, 01:37:58 am by scarlett'smom »

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Re: UK MPI/ MSPI mummies
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 20:55:16 pm »
It is tough. I used a list of milk free products from the Sainsburys website the other day only to find that Mr Kipling must have changed their ingredients and I was eating something with milk protein in it! (should be double checked - doh).

Anyway, the best way I have found of shopping is Waitrose online delivery. On their website you can narrow down their entire product range by foods for a milk free diet, then you just add what you want from that list to your trolley! SO much easier than checking every blumming product you want to put in your trolley in the suypermarket.

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Re: UK MPI/ MSPI mummies
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 20:56:21 pm »
my spot!! I will come back tomorrow....although most is junk food for DS! Are you doing soy free too?
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Re: UK MPI/ MSPI mummies
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 23:03:33 pm »
Thanks ladies - love the waitrose thing - will have to take a look.

Junk food is OK too.

Not soy free yet but that will be the next step!

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Re: UK MPI/ MSPI mummies
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 01:37:28 am »
Hey there - I'm putting this /thread link in a sticky.  I'm changing the title to include safe foods. 

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 12:34:39 pm »
ok I'm back! I can really recommend the alprosoy dark chocolate pots from the freefrom section in tesco or asda. They are really nice. Even though they are meant for DS, i use them quite often for my lunch at work ;)

Most of the houmous's in any shops are safe (nice with asda breadsticks) but steer away from other dips, as they tend to have milk powder or cream in!

Kelloggs cereals are quite good: raisin wheats, corn flakes, rice krispies, even crunchy nut clusters are ok. Have just moved DS onto rice dream milk (available in the UHT milk area) and that seems to be going down ok here.

The trufree range is good too

http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda-compare-prices/Biscuits/Trufree_Wheat_Free_Gluten_Free_Egg_Free_And_Milk_Free_Custard_Creams_125g.html

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 11:00:50 am »
All the following are egg, dairy and soy free:

Golden wholemeal bread from Marks and Spencers
Plain Hob Nob biscuits
Asda crumpets
Tesco crumpets
Some of the Organix range - animal biscuits, gingerbread men, date and apple bars, cereal bars, fruit pots
Little Stars fruit juice jellies
Vitalite spread
Pure spread - the one in the yellow tub. There is also one with soy so if you are avoiding soy, look out.
Eccles cakes from Aldi
Birds eye fish fingers
Heinz baked beans

I'll add any more as I think of / remember them.

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 12:48:52 pm »
Dairy Free chocolate (VERY important for me  ;D)

Lindt 70% coco

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 12:58:57 pm »
Not sure about other stores, but our Asda has a whole 'Free From' section - could you phone your local and find out if they do?


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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 14:42:23 pm »
'Pure' margarines. They do a good sunflower or olive oil spread. I LOVE my butter and have always disliked marg but they are OK in a sandwich - have no taste really. Unlike Vitalite which is vile! Tested the sunflower one in a sponge cake with 'butter' icing and it was great  ;D

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011, 15:22:37 pm »
Hi,

Has anyone else found any dairy, soy and egg free UK foods?

I got some 'cheese sauce' from Holland and Barrett - looks safe to me but how it can taste of cheese ?!?

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011, 16:19:12 pm »
Must admit I don't bother with stuff like that since I know it won't be the 'real deal'.

What sort of things are you looking for? I'm not egg free though.

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 18:15:34 pm »
Not tried it but DS eats that "cheese" sauce mix - easy to make :)

Every supermarket now seems to have a "free from" section which will have the relevant foods.

Vanilla Alpro pots are the ones we buy for DS, which he LOVES!!! 

Also great fans of the Pure spread (works fine in baking too), yellow one. 
DS not that keen on the free-from bread and it doesn't look too appetising (but the bread mixes - Wrights, I think - are free from dairy/egg and you just add water to them) - found beside the baking stuff/flour, etc

WATCH OUT for cold meats as some of them have milk protein etc in them (not sure why!!!) ???
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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 18:24:26 pm »
A lot of bread has soy in so watch out!

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 18:54:27 pm »
Almost all bread (especially white bread) !!! :( That is why we use the Wright's bread mixes.

If cooking dairy free I just follow "normal" recipes and they usually work out fine :)
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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2011, 19:08:33 pm »
Plamil organic chocolate- dairy and soya free (and guaranteed no nuts). Not all bars safe but I think choc and ginger and chco and orange as well as plain choc are safe- got me through Christmas!!

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2011, 19:20:00 pm »
Ginger nut biscuits, fig rolls, hob nobs
Haribo jelly sweets
Watch out for flavourings in crisps - most ready salted or posh crisps are fine
Jordans museli's

I eat a LOT of dried fruit and different types of nuts though - but they are obviously fine

Monetzuma's organic dark chocolate is amazing if you find it.

Booja Booja dairy free ice cream (I found it in a farm shop once)

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2011, 19:20:16 pm »
What sort of things are you looking for? I'm not egg free though.

Hi, I'm brand new the the dairy, egg and soya business, so looking for ideas really!
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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2011, 19:36:03 pm »
weird - it was Liz, not me that said that!! (I had to check - didn't think I had but my baby brain does odd things!!).  Lisa - dietician can give you a dairy-free booklet that gives you an overview of what to avoid and list of calcium-rich foods.  We also got "Neocate" (dairy free formula) prescribed for DS (for older children, not baby formula) - it is revolting (DS takes most foods but shudders when drinks it!!) - okay when made into smoothie or in baking (well, DS takes it!!).
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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2011, 21:02:45 pm »
A lot of plain choc is dairy free but can contain soy. There are some about that don't, sainsburys do one that doesn't. I think waitrose do too. I also stock up on crisps, sesame snaps, muesli bars, marshmallows (dip in melted choc!).

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2011, 21:27:58 pm »
Yes - it does depend whether you avoid the emulsifier soy lechithin or not - my dietician said there is no need too for the vast majority of people. It is an oil which doesn't contain the protein.

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2011, 21:46:33 pm »
Ah that is interesting Liz.  :)

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2011, 12:14:13 pm »
I am going to add the brand Orgran to the thread as it has been recommended over on the CRC board and seems to have a great range of foods online.

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2011, 21:16:50 pm »
New Freedom frozen deserts in major supermarkets - all major allergen free  :D.

Eating some now - chocolate one tastes a bit like frozen angel delight - YUM!!

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2011, 21:26:55 pm »
I'll keep an eye out thanks Liz.

I have just made soy/egg/dairy/wheat free rocky road! WOW what a treat! Used Sains plain choc (no soy), Doves farm hazelnut cookies, Sains DF marg, syrup and marshmallows.

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2011, 21:29:05 pm »
Can you pm me your recipe - I'm drooling - SO long since I had anything like that  :-*

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2011, 20:02:12 pm »
Oh Liz, I am so addicted to this. Have made another batch already. Had 1 bit for breakfast, 1 for snack at 10 and then another for pudding at lunch. Just going to have another bit now and watch Emmerdale. 4 pieces in 1 day! Naughty  :P

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2011, 22:43:19 pm »
I haven't made it yet - but I will this weekend  :)

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2011, 15:18:47 pm »
This recipie sounds like one I should acquire.......:)
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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2011, 16:18:17 pm »
100g SF/DF plain choc
100g DF marg
2tbsp golden syrup

Melt together (1 min in microwave)

Crush 1 packet doves farm DF/EF/WF/SY hazelnut biscuits (or equivalent). Stir in choc mix. Add about a handful of mini marshmellows or nuts - or whatever else takes your fancy really!

Into a tin and set in fridge or 45 mins in freezer (if you can't wait that long like me!)

i have made ANOTHER batch today - a triple batch for Olly's birthday party tomorrow!

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2011, 17:34:21 pm »
Oatly also do a cream which DS loved on pasta today!

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« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2011, 19:27:46 pm »
Will have to get some of the cream for my ds to try. I think he may like that with pasta.



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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2011, 19:37:22 pm »
Yeah we saw this in the shops today too, I was chuft! Tell me how do you do your pasta for Olly?
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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2011, 20:47:34 pm »
I am fairly sure Alrposoya do a cream too but Oatly should suit even more people  ;D

Well until today I didn't think Olly liked a sauce on pasta so he has it dry just mixed with anything he will eat, always a protein and then veg. Sometimes I will put a bit of olive oil over if I think he needs a bit of fat/calories that day. Now I think it is tomato sauces he doesn't like.

He had this today and had eaten his chicken/veg and had a bit of pasta left. Was reading a AK book and saw she had a recipe where she pured over the cream at the end and I had some in the cupboard sothought why not! He DEVOURED it! Was actually panting at the carton! Thought I would pull a fast one at dinner and poured it over mashed potato but he was not fooled. Had a tantrum though as he was so desperate for more of the cream! How can anyone not like mash?? lol

Also bought a range of soya cheeses today (from a local organic shop) so will trial these with him too. He loved the cheddar style cheese today it is whether soya loves him though  ::)

If anyone has any suggestions of how I can use the cream to create more recipes it would be appreciated. I have visions of him having his usual pasta, protein, veg just with cream poured over at the end!

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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2011, 18:19:23 pm »
How about using it to make up a creamy korma sauce?
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Re: UK Safe Foods
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2012, 20:10:52 pm »
I have found a lovely dfsfgf Victoria sponge in Tesco ff range.
I would love some ice cream not made with soy. Couldn't get the one mentioned earlier.