I read with much interest the suggestions on dairy, nut, soy and egg free chocolate. I was personally made to increase my knowledge in multiple folds if not exponentially when my LO has multiple allergies and had one anaphylactic incident. Here are some of my learning:

- lactose free does not mean dairy free

- whilst the word soy is not present in ingredients, it does not mean it is soy free. Lecithin, hydrolysed protein and vegetable gum to name a few may well contain soy

- buying the same brand and product doesn’t guarantee it will remain allergen free as the company may decide to change its manufacturing process. Therefore, reading the label EVERY time a new pack is purchased is of utmost importance.

Having said that, i’m more relieved now my LO is a little older and is also able to verbalise whether a new food that is introduced will cause discomfort or allergy symptoms

Posted by jocelynwong31, 27th September 2013

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  • Anyone with allergies must always check labels just to be sure and safe.


  • the story is exellent


  • I have learnt to always check a packet even if I have brought it before


  • Thanks for sharing what you have learnt.


  • Labelling is confusing at the best of times and it can be difficult to navigate and understand.


  • its all so confusing thatnks for the info


  • It’s so frustrating needing to read labels & not being able to fully understand them, let alone companies changing the way they manufacture things you have been buying for ages.
    Agree the labels on food packaging should be made easier to read for every day mums & dads.


  • Labelling should be made easy to read


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