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Seeking a Coconut Free Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap and showergel

Today I am looking for help.

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I’m wondering if anybody can suggest a shampoo, conditioner and shower gel that would be suitable for my two year old daughter who has developed a serious allergy to coconut and coconut derived ingredients.

Unfortunately as you can see from the list below this excludes a lot of traditional ingredients in ‘cleaning’ products such as the Laureth Sulfates.

Her allergy has escalated from being triggered by eating coconut ingredients to the point that now she starts exhibiting symptoms if an ingredient touches her skin, even diluted in a bath!

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Illumi Gluten Free Singapore Noodle Review

Today I am reviewing:

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Ilumi Singapore Style Rice Noodle Pots.
I picked one of these up in Asda because I was needing a quick gluten-free lunch.

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What is it?
Rice noodles
Powdered seasoning
Dried veg
Add water, wait 4mins, stir, eat.

Ingredients:
Rice Noodles 70% [Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch], Maltodextrin, Dried Vegetables (5%) (Carrot, Spring Onion, Red Onion, Peas), Flavourings (contain Celery), Potato Starch, Sugar, Curry Powder (1.4%) [Coriander, Turmeric, Salt, Pimento, Ginger, Fenugreek, Garlic Powder, Pepper, Cumin, Red Pepper, Bay], Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Chinese Five Spice [Salt, Star Anise, Onion Powder, Sugar, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Ginger, Fennel, Clove, Garlic Powder], Chilli Powder, Dried Coriander, Mushroom Powder, Colour (Curcumin). Allergens in bold.

Free from:
Dairy
Wheat
Gluten
Egg
Coconut
Meat
Honey
Gelatine

Thus suitable for:
Coeliacs
Vegans
Vegetarians
Allergy/intolerance sufferers

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Looks like:
Thin ribbons of rice noodle
Plentiful quantities of finely chopped veg (plump up nicely with water)
Yellowy curry sauce

Smells like:
A mild gingery curry

Tastes like:
A mild gingery curry…
…but a really, really, REALLY yummy one.
Good amount of plumped up veg
Good consistency

Price:
£1.29 in Asda

Conclusion:
I absolutely LOVED these noodles.
I’ve paid good money in restaurants for a lot worse.
Delicious.

5/5 – yum.

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B Free Multigrain Wraps – Dairy Free Reviews

Today I am reviewing:

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BFree Multigrain Gluten Free Wraps .
Having returned to a gluten free diet due to horrendous digestive problems I thought I would try these as an alternative to gluten free bread.

What is it?
Gluten free multigrain tortilla style wraps.
Instructions suggest warming for 10ish secs in microwave.

Ingredients:
Water, Potato Starch, Corn Starch, Sorghum Flour (Whole Grain), Tapioca Starch, Brown Rice (Whole Grain), Corn Flour (Whole Grain), White Rice Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Sourdough (Fermented Quinoa, Corn and Rice Flour), Amaranth Flour (Whole Grain), Quinoa Flour (Whole Grain), Millet Flour (Whole Grain), Teff Flour (Whole Grain), Pea Protein, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose, Psyllium, Guar Gum, Yeast, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sugar, Ascorbic Acid, Monglyceride, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid.

Free From:
Dairy
Gluten
Wheat
Eggs
Nuts
Meat
Gelatine
Honey
Coconut

Thus Suitable For:
Coeliacs
Vegans
Vegetarians
Allergy / intolerance sufferers

Looks like:

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A thin, pale tortilla wrap
Bubbles and craters…
…yup, the moon.

Smells like:
Quite bready

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Tastes like:
Pleasant enough.
Slightly leathery texture
No overpowering taste to ruin the filling.

Price:
£2.30 for 6 in Asda

Conclusion:
These wraps feel and taste very different to any ‘glutened’ wrap I have ever tasted. This is not a bad thing as such, but a realistic observation.
Also worth noting is the fact when heated I found these wraps more likely to crack and fall apart. This was the opposite to what I had expected and was rather messy…
However I did enjoy these wraps and would definitely recommend them. Just do not expect them to be identical to a ‘glutened’ product.

3.5/5 – nice.

Bex
Thank You For The Moosick
– Dairy Free Reviews

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Morrison’s Free From Christmas Pudding Review

As part of our Great Free From Christmas Pudding Review 2015 today we are reviewing:

Morrison’s Free From Christmas Pudding.

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Morrison's Free From Christmas Pudding

What is it?
Spiced Fruit pudding with cider

Ingredients:
Sultanas (27%), Sugar, Cider (11%), Raisins (9%), Rice Flour, Currants (5%), Palm Oil, Candied Citrus Peel (Glucose Syrup, Orange Peel, Sugar, Lemon Peel, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)), Water, Gram Flour, Molasses, Potato Flour, Maize Flour, Rum, Salt, Maize Starch, Mixed Spice (Coriander, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cardamom), Lemon Juice, Dextrose, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel.

Free From:
Dairy
Gluten
Wheat
Soya
Egg
Meat
Honey

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It looks like ET – Jus-Rol Pain Au Chocolat

Fabulous product awful cooking on my part….

I shall tell this tale in photos:

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Jus-Rol Pan Au Chocolat Review

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Jus-Rol Pan Au Chocolat Review

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Jus-Rol Pan Au Chocolat Review

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Jus-Rol Pan Au Chocolat Review

12 minutes at 180° ….

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Phone home....

This was my fault. Full review tomorrow.

P.s….my burnt Pain Au Chocolat looks like ET!

Bex
Thank You For The Moosick
– Dairy Free Reviews

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Asda Belgian Chocolate, Cranberry and Orange Tiffin – Dairy Free Review

Today I am reviewing:

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Asda Christmas Tiffin

Asda Belgian Chocolate, Cranberry and Orange Tiffin.

As regular readers will know I do love a nice slice of Free From Tiffin I was therefore terribly excited when I spotted these little beauties winking seductively from the Free From aisle of Asda.

What is it?
Chocolatey squares with biscuit and fruit

Ingredients:

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Asda Xmas Tiffin

Free From:
Dairy
Gluten
Wheat
Egg
Honey
Coconut
Meat

Thus suitable for:
Vegans
Vegetarians
Coeliacs
Allergy / intolerance sufferers

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Asda Christmas Tiffin

Looks like:
Good chocolate colour
Very visible fruit and biscuit
Pretty sprinkling of red cranberry sugar over top

Smells like:
Chocolate & orange
Christmas (waves arms and makes an excited “squeeeee” sound)

Tastes like:
The cranberry sugar hits straight away giving a sharp yet pleasing TING to your taste buds.
This mellows to a sweeter candified twang as the surprisingly rich chocolate reaches you.
The biscuit is crunchy and tasty
The fruit is plump, juicy and in plentiful supply without overpowering the chocolate.
Delicious.

Price:
£2

Conclusion:
Asda has excelled here.
I absolutely loved this tiffin.
By far one of the best seasonal products I have tasted.

5/5 – Tiffin’ lovely.

You may also enjoy:
Asda Chosen By You Free From Christmas Pudding

Bex
Thank You For The Moosick
– Dairy Free Reviews

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Blog Party Invite – Thank You For The Moosick – Dairy Free Reviews

Tomorrow (5th of November 2015) you are all invited to Thank You For The Moosick‘s first ever BLOG PARTY!

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Thank you for the moosick - blog party

What is it?
A blog party is a great way for us all to:
Find fantastic new blogs
Share our blogs
Learn more about our readers

Rules:
1. Post a link to the best of your blog in the comments section of the Blog Party post.

2. No more than 1 link per post..

3. …and no more than 3 posts throughout the day (WordPress will think you are spamming).

4. Only post your link/s on the official Blog Party page (it will go live at 00.01 5th of 11th 2015).

5. Make an effort to visit at least one other Party Guest’s links.

6. Please follow us and/or link back to us. (You are welcome to use our little Moo Party poster above).

We will be partying from 00.01 til 23.59 so make sure to pop by.

Bex
Thank You For The Moosick
– Dairy Free Reviews

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Vegetarian Free From at McDonalds UK

So…your friends / children / relatives / dogsitter wants to meet at Mcdonalds; “Great” you say…then as you put your phone down you’re met with that thought common to all following special diets – “ahhhhh what can I eat???”

As you may suspect; sadly the UK Mcdonald’s-braving-vegetarian of 2015 hasn’t the widest choice beneath the golden arches. McDonald’s site informs readers that although their fries are perfectly free from gluten, dairy and animal products, their bread rolls all have milk and gluten in them. McDonald’s wraps are dairy free but not gluten free.

Burger wise you have two variations on the one ‘burger’ patty and that’s what we will be focusing on…

The Spicy Veggie Patty.

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Are Oreos Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian ?

Following our ever-popular Is Hartley’s Jelly Vegan? post today we are asking “Are Oreos Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian?”

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Ingredients:
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder 4.6%, Wheat Starch, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, Sunflower Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin).

As you can see there is nothing dairy based in the ingredients however…

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MAY CONTAIN MILK

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Tesco Finest Aromatic Edamame and Pea Salad

Today we are reviewing:

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Tesco Finest Aromatic Edamame and Pea Salad.

What is it?
A bean and pea salad with a chilli and ginger dressing.

Ingredients:
Edamame Soya Beans (37%), Broad Beans, British Peas (13%), Green Pepper, Water, Sugarsnap Peas, Sugar, Rapeseed Oil, Rice Wine Vinegar, Ginger Purée, Spinach, Garlic, Coriander, Tomato Purée, Salt, Lemon Juice, Garlic Purée, Malt Vinegar, Soya Bean, Red Chilli, Cornflour, Lemongrass Purée, Spirit Vinegar,Wheat Flour.

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