If you live a dairy-free life (whether that be through CMPA allergy or choice) you’ll know that there aren’t too many treats that are safe to eat or that don’t taste like an ‘alternative free-from ‘ product. Here I’ve found some treats that are dairy-free as if by accident… tasty!
If you are a parent, you will be no stranger to seeing these naturally coloured pastel treats dotted around the food table at kiddies parties! Well now can indulge! I can often be seen at said kids parties taking a purple or pink ring biscuit with people often assuming I’m getting it for one of my three kids(Ha!) but the truth is I’m more likely about to drunk it in my tea these days. Come on… the kids will be eating copious amounts of pizza, jelly sweets and chocolate fingers, what’s one (or 2) for me? With ingredients derived from fruit and vegetables with no artificial colours or preservatives, they are a winner in my eyes!
Well, what can I say about these!! Other than YUM!! These chocolate biscuits taste so good and what’s more, they have a creamy filling! Yes, you heard right! A creamy filling that doesn’t contain dairy! Amazing! These accidentally dairy-free biscuits also come in a variety of flavours including mint and work really nicely as a dairy-free cheesecake base (I’ll share my recipe soon!)
Tesco Mint Thins
‘After dinner’ mints were always a firm favourite of mine until I realised I had an allergy to dairy, then they were off the menu… or so I thought until I discovered Tesco Mint Thins! In my opinion (As a self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur), these taste exactly the same and are delicious! Definitely, recommend these after 8 ‘o’ clock, and 9 and 10… well you get the picture!
Having tried a fair amount of dark chocolate in my time, I have to be honest, I find the majority far too rich and harsh… not to mention boring!! (Why can’t we get dark chocolate with honeycomb or something tasty?) I found this dark chocolate by Cadburys and it has to be the creamiest chocolate that I’ve tasted which doesn’t actually contain milk as an ingredient. I find myself happily chomping my way through a whole bar whereas with the dark stuff (you know the 80-90% cocoa kind) I can only ‘manage’ a few squares (Not sure if this is a good thing or not LOL!). A cupboard staple in my house!
Jus-Rol Puff Pastry Block
So we’ve all been there… standing in the queue in the coffee shops (you know the ones), eyeing up the golden pastries in the glass cabinet! Unfortunately for those suffering from a dairy allergy, these are a ‘no-go’! Most pastries contain butter. Fact! It’s due to the way in which the pastry is made. Butter is layered on the uncooked pastry then folded, then another layer is added and again folded and so on (for a fair few layers too!) But… Jus-Rol is different! It doesn’t contain any dairy. So those who would love to get their mouth around a ‘pain au chocolat’ or ‘cinnamon twist’ now can! The only downside is that you have to make it your self! Fear not though, for those that really can’t bake, aside from offering the sweet and puff variety, they also do a ‘pain au chocolat’ dough which you simply roll out. Easy as pie!
Cadburys drinking chocolate
I am sure I wasn’t alone in assuming that drinking chocolate was sure to contain dairy! Well whilst a lot do, turns out Cadbury’s have one that doesn’t! Made with boiling water instead or with your alternative milk (Oat, Soya or Almond depending on which you prefer), you can now enjoy a lovely warming cup of hot chocolate that doesn’t contain dairy in its ingredients list! (Oh and did you know that most marshmallows are also free of dairy so why not pop a few in the top for good measure!? Winning!)
An extra one for the Cake lovers out there…
If you are tasked with baking a dairy-free cake, this cake mix by Tesco is dairy free…!!! I’ve used this ready-mix so many times and it always comes out perfectly. If your toddler/mum/sister/hubby is dairy free, earn some brownie points and bake them a cake that they can actually eat! Thank me later 😉
What are your favourite dairy-free treats?
Hopefully, you have enjoyed this blog and have found a few new treats that you didn’t know were actually free of dairy (accidentally).
Please feel free to share with anyone you think may benefit 🙂
Make sure however that you consider the following…
*…If you have severe allergies to dairy, some of these products may not be suitable due to manufacturing methods. Please be aware that all products are subject to reformulation at any given time. Consequently, it is recommended that you always check the ingredient lists on the packs of all products prior to purchase to determine product content.