So here’s the thing. If we’re pals on Instagram, you’re probably already familiar with me banging on about multiple allergies, but hear me out. Whilst there’s no denying that there’s been a huuuuge increase in free from food and brands here in the UK, and it’s been absolutely brilliant for people with gluten and dairy allergies, many of these new developments have proved rather problematic for the nut-allergic community.
Why? Because so many of these brands that proudly proclaim they’re ‘allergy-free’ and ‘allergy-safe’ are full of nuts: one of the most fatal allergens of all. Whenever any existing foodstuff is developed into a free-from product, so much of the time it seems to be at the expense of nut allergies. And what’s more, so many of the products that are marketed as ‘nut free’ (either by themselves or others) are in fact, not. As anybody else with life-threatening allergies will know, that ‘may contains’ warning is way too important to disregard.