About

Hi, my name is Chloe I love to eat and drink tea. I was diagnosed as being allergic to cow’s milk as a child. I had my own pack up to take to school, parties and days out. I looked forward to the weekends when I would go to a local health food shop to get my carob biscuits and special crisps. Luckily things are a lot easier with the advent of the free from market. It is certainly easier to get dairy free food and drinks. However, it is not uncommon for products that I have enjoyed for a long time to change their ingredients and become unsuitable. Eating out is still problematic. Waiting staff appear to be more knowledge about food allergies and intolerances so let’s hope that this only continues to improve. I find social media a great source of help and support finding new products and recipes to try or to now avoid. I therefore took the plunge to join in and share my thoughts and opinions on the food, cups of tea, cafes and restaurants that I try. I hope that you enjoy my blog. Please feel free to comment any feedback is much appreciated.

161 Comments

  1. November 8, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    HI Chloe– fun to find your blog! I love grocery stores– so your reviews are great. We lived in Spain for 12 years a while back and would drive 3 hours to Gibraltar to pick up British treats– like some of the times you write about! Happy to read you posts…

    • November 23, 2014 / 1:06 pm

      Hi,
      Thanks for following. I hope you enjoy it. Fingers crossed I will get more posts done soon.

  2. November 16, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    Hi Rhonda,
    Many thanks for your kind comment. I hope to get better at blogging soon.

  3. November 23, 2014 / 9:01 am

    Hello Chloe, nice to meet you and thank you for following my blog! Wish you all the best with yours..;)

    • November 23, 2014 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you, great ideas on your blog. I am hoping that I will get better at posting soon.

  4. CookItSlim.com
    December 10, 2014 / 4:34 am

    Where are you from? I don’t recognize a lot of the products that you try and post on your blog! πŸ™‚

    • January 20, 2015 / 7:40 pm

      Hi,
      Sorry for the delayed response I have been rubbish at blogging lately. I live in the UK.

  5. CookItSlim.com
    January 21, 2015 / 3:03 am

    oh ok, thanks for answering, I was just curious! πŸ™‚

  6. April 21, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    My friend told me that I might be lactose intolerant. Food allergys are manageable but medicinal onwa like penicillin aren’t. I go into shock and death when I have penicillin.

    • April 22, 2015 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks for the comments. I hope you find some of my reviews helpful.

  7. May 12, 2015 / 4:07 am

    Thanks for the follow, Chloe! I’m self-diagnosed “lactose-intolerant” so most of the dishes I cook are dairy-free. That said, I don’t seem to react as much if the dairy is butter from grass-fed cows and has been cooked into a dish. I hope you find some recipes you like! -Moira

  8. May 21, 2015 / 2:16 am

    From time to time in our lives, my children (6 of them) and I have eliminated gluten and dairy from our diet, not due to any particular issue, simply because we believe it to be healthier. We are devout consumers of almond and coconut beverages in place of cow’s milk and alternative grains. We also have recently eliminated cow’s milk cheese and have found some delicious alternatives. I found your blog to be extremely well done, fun to explore, and thank you for stopping by my humble little blog!

    • May 21, 2015 / 8:31 am

      Hi, thank you for stopping by and following my blog. I really appreciate your kind comments. I personally mix and match the milks that I have. I am trying new cheeses at the moment as more vegan cheeses become readily available to buy.

    • May 31, 2015 / 6:28 pm

      Thank you for the nomination, great news.

  9. May 29, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    So you might remember the dairy free toffee they used to sell in the health food shops… either by granny mel or granny anne ? And the Whizzer’s mini eggs and footballs? Boo, such a shame they are all discontinued.

    • May 29, 2015 / 9:08 pm

      Sadly, I don’t remember these.

  10. June 5, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Hey, I have nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Award. My post will be up in 24 hours – In it I ask you 11 questions if you would like to answer them. I hope you enjoy doing the post if you fancy doing it – don’t feel obliged.
    Best wishes
    Sian x

    • June 5, 2015 / 9:39 pm

      thank you, I will take a look.

  11. June 9, 2015 / 11:50 pm

    Do you avoid lactylate, lactic acid, and potassium/sodium lactate?

    • June 21, 2015 / 7:20 am

      thanks for the nomination.

  12. June 21, 2015 / 1:33 am

    Thank you for checking out my blog, Hill Love, and for the Follow! I look forward to checking out more of your reviews. My youngest has a dairy allergy and there are so many more options to explore. Your blog looks like it will be a great resource.

    • June 21, 2015 / 7:21 am

      Thank you for your kind comments.

    • July 6, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you, I shall take a look.

    • July 25, 2015 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you very much for the nomination.

  13. July 29, 2015 / 1:24 am

    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  14. July 31, 2015 / 1:26 am

    Hi Chloe, thanks for following my blog. I hope that you’ll find some recipes that you like.

    • September 8, 2015 / 7:29 pm

      Thank you 😊.

  15. October 5, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Hey! I really enjoyed reading your lactose-free blog, so I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award.

    https://catinacookiejar.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/blogger-recognition-award/

    For some this award nomination procedure maybe like sending chain letters like we did in elementary. You can simply ignore this post and decline it or you can embrace it as an opportunity to get in touch, maybe build a community and show fellow bloggers you like what they are doing.

    Greetings from Austria! Kate

    • October 5, 2015 / 8:07 pm

      Hi Kate,
      Thank you for the nomination much appreciated 😊.

  16. seule771
    December 22, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    Abnormalities is common with me; when in high school, I had to bring my own lunches to school; things like prune juice and those dry sticks cereals now one would call them vegan. fruits and veggies were my palate and as adult because fruit and vegetable is so very expensive, I don’t have them as much. I live mainly on Ramen Noodles which is not very good for you health wise but I enjoy a good cup of the stuff time and again. I tend to flush them with water to wash out the heavy salt content at times making them taste blahhhhhhhh. Lots of bloggers out there with many different reason for being a blogger. I don’t have friends or allies; I have a husband and not much else. I don’t know how to speak with others either; it is bothersome when meeting people for first time and you are asked ‘where you from?’ not how are you doing? or how do you feel? We all have our quirks and annoyances, I tend to raid on parades…I mean I play devil’s advocate and come across as abrasive. I have said far too much; another bad habit and example of being a downer. And the next post / comment will be from a Robert since using the word ‘downer’ as in downey jr. but not. I am also ridiculous. Happy holidays Chloe.

  17. January 1, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Hi Chloe! Thanks for following my blog. I am about to take a look around at yours! Happy New Year!!

  18. January 4, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Thank you for following my blog!

    • January 4, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      No problem 😊.

  19. tokyolocalsites
    January 5, 2016 / 5:36 am

    Thanks for visiting. You have a nice, informative blog. Enjoying reading through it.

    • January 5, 2016 / 6:52 am

      Thank you 😊.

  20. January 17, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    I had the same allergy too but as years go by the symptoms are improving. I think I’m getting used to cow’s milk now.

    • January 17, 2016 / 6:36 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to read my bio. Nice to know you are able to start tolerating cows milk. Did you have any favourite dairy free treats ? Chloe.

      • January 18, 2016 / 3:02 am

        Yes it’s a relief. I think the allergy gave up on me coz I’m stubborn. I eat some food that I shouldn’t be eating (then regret it big time afterwards.). πŸ˜€ Anyway, soy products is my favorite.

  21. January 24, 2016 / 11:59 am

    Excited to be following and learning from your blog!

    • January 24, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      Hi Emily,
      Thanks for the follow I look forward to learning from yours as well Chloe 😊.

  22. January 28, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Hi Chloe. Thanks for dropping by Pensitivity101 and hitting the follow button. Nice to meet you and have you aboard. I’m a type 2 diabetic, but luckily under no medication and controlling everything by diet. I don’t have any food allergies that I’m aware of, only likes and dislikes, but maybe some of my basic recipes will be of interest as we live on a tight budget and I am always looking for cheap alternatives or experimenting in my little kitchen. It’s great to hear from my readers, so please add comments as and when you wish. I love the interaction and feedback.

  23. January 29, 2016 / 12:15 am

    Very interesting blog! Great source of information and help for many…. πŸ‘

    • January 29, 2016 / 6:39 am

      Hi Nicole, thanks for stopping by angry your kind comments.

      • January 29, 2016 / 6:40 am

        Should say and your not angry sorry Nicole.

  24. February 5, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Hi Chloe, thanks for visiting my blog. Though I am a passionate dairy product consumer I sense that we have a lot in common and it’s really nice to meet you.

    • February 5, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Hi, thanks for the time to look at my blog. I look forward to catching up over future posts 😊.

  25. February 13, 2016 / 10:54 am

    I have just enough vegan friends to know how hard it is to cook without dairy products–especially desserts.

    • February 14, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      Hi Ellen thanks for taking the time to take a look at my blog. Luckily there are lots of helpful people in the blogging and Twitter world that share their ideas. So I’m constantly trying new things.

  26. solshia
    February 18, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Awesome blog! I’ll be watching for good recipes you share to give to my friends who also can’t have lactose. Thanks!

    • February 19, 2016 / 6:58 am

      Hi Solshia,
      Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments, Chloe.

  27. March 6, 2016 / 2:48 am

    Hi Chloe, just wanted to stop by and tell you that I always enjoy reading your blogs. I find them very nice, and relaxing to read πŸ™‚ I’m a fellow lactose-intolerant, so I feel your pain! Lovely blog

    • March 6, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Hi Kara, thank you for taking the time to read my posts and your kind comments, much appreciated. I hope that you find my future posts helpful, Chloe.

  28. March 10, 2016 / 7:44 am

    Hi Chloe, thx for following me, now I’m following you! Will read your reviews and recommendations with interest as love finding new places to go out locally. Where shouts do u live in Surrey? I’m in Banstead. Perhaps we should meet up sometime for lunch? Love Abi x

    • March 12, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Hi Abi thanks for the follow. I hope you find my eating out reviews helpful. I have several to do in the near future. None local to Banstead though, sorry. I will have to do some in the future, Chloe.

  29. March 13, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Thanks for following my blog! I love what you write about interesting varieties of tea. πŸ™‚

    • March 13, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Hi Mari no problem. I look forward to reading your future posts. Thank you for your kind comment about my tea reviews, Chloe.

  30. plotus
    March 17, 2016 / 2:08 am

    Thank you for liking my poem. πŸ™‚

  31. March 20, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    Hi Chloe, it’s a pleasure to meet you.

    • March 21, 2016 / 6:55 am

      Likewise 😊.

  32. insearchofsukoon
    April 8, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Hi Chloe,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I am just starting so still understanding the world of blogging.

    • April 9, 2016 / 7:33 am

      No problem, good luck on your blogging journey.

  33. May 14, 2016 / 3:49 am

    Thanks for following my blog. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and learning about some different dairy-free products. I’d love to visit the UK and try some of them. Maybe I’ll find some of those products here in the US. I look forward to reading more posts.

    • May 14, 2016 / 7:36 am

      Hi, I hope you get the chance to visit the UK one day. I enjoy trying the different dairy free foods when I visit the US. I discovered one of my favourite snacks Nature Valley cereal bars several years ago whilst in the US. I was so pleased when they were available in the UK, Chloe.

  34. May 21, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Hi Chloe,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and expressing your appreciation. Good to read your reviews about tea and other foods. Keep the good work going.

    Regards,
    Sangamithra
    sangaaa.wordpress.com

    • May 21, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      Hi Sangamithra, thanks for taking the time to look at my blog and your kind comments. Much appreciated, Chloe.

  35. May 30, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Hi Chloe,

    Thanks for visiting my website! I love a good cuppa, so I really enjoyed reading your reviews about different tea.
    I hope you could find a recipe on my website that you could try making! I suggest the Blueberry Crumble, and substitute the butter for coconut oil πŸ™‚

    Cheers,
    Wenny

    • May 30, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Hi Wenny,
      You can’t beat a nice cuppa. I’m glad you enjoyed reading my tea reviews. I’m sure I can find a recipe that I can try. The blueberry crumble sounds perfect, Chloe.

  36. June 10, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Hey Chloe Just had a look/read through your blog.. It’s great. I wish mine was as good as yours! I’m still new to blogs lol. Xx

    • June 10, 2016 / 6:45 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind comments it’s much appreciated. Good luck with your blogging journey 😊.

  37. June 11, 2016 / 1:14 am

    Chloe, what a platform you have for a blog. Many with allergies or sensitivity to milk need to know many of your food secrets. Thank you for stopping by my blog on tea. I’m a great tea fan and for those like you who can’t enjoy milk, tea can be a wonderful choice. Good luck with your blog.

  38. June 16, 2016 / 2:53 am

    Thanks for the follow, I really enjoy your blog! I look forward to reading your future posts. Happy steeping.

  39. Claire
    July 7, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Hi Chloe, great site, with fantastic detail of products and your experience. I have loved reading your reviews this afternoon. I to am dairy free due to allergy. Loved your holidays section, as this can be a problem would like to share that Princess Cruises are excellent, I have written to them before I go, they always ask what alternatives I want for milk/cheese/yogurt etc, but you also have a head waiter who looks after you, takes your order and liaises with the chef’s. They were excellent and I love food, but if it is wrong I am very ill, I felt so safe, protected and looked after it was a huge joy, the food that is! Just thought I would share. Many thanks for sharing your comments

    • July 7, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Hi Claire, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and read my reviews. Your kind comments are much appreciated. I am not very good on boats which is a shame because it sounds well worth a holiday on Princess Cruises. Feeling safe and being looked after especially on holiday is so important. I hope you have another cruise booked soon, Chloe.

  40. July 21, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  41. September 1, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Hi, Chloe! I can’t find a ‘follow me’ button, but I hope you will add me to your fan list. I have CKD (chronic kidney disease), and I heard somewhere that green tea can help reduce the amount of potassium in one’s body, and keeping potassium levels lower than ‘ordinary’ people should is a ‘must’ for CKD sufferers. I recently found myself consuming a box of Bigelow green tea, and I was (negatively) impressed by their elaborate packaging. Having a ‘hat’ over the lab on the bag seems a real waste to me! I look forward to reading our comments, and I hope you will follow FoodTradeTrends.com as well as my other blog, YouSayWHAT.info.
    Doug

  42. October 1, 2016 / 9:40 am

    Just came across your blog and I love it! I love your About page (and tea)!

    • October 1, 2016 / 12:38 pm

      Hi Leen,
      Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated, Chloe.

  43. October 4, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Hi Chloe, just stumbled upon your blog, love it. I would like to send you samples of our tea for you to try out. We have all types of natural loose leaf & wellness tea blended in Germany. Thx

    • October 4, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. I am based in the UK. Please contact with further information on: pinkiebag9@gmail.com
      Thanks, Chloe.

  44. October 16, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Hi Chloe,

    Oh dear, I hear you! I am allergic to milk, as well, which I found out by myself in my 30’s. What a relief to get rid of all those symptoms I thought I would have to live with and what a struggle, at first, to read through all the ingredient lists and find out which products are suitable. Meanwhile I am not struggeling with that, anymore and I feel much healthier and generally better.
    Like you, I noticed that some products tend to change their ingredients. My former favourite brand of German marzipan (Niederegger), for example, now seems to use milk in all their products and during our long term stay in Ireland, a few years ago, we noticed that Green & Black’s dark hot chocolate suddenly contained milk. So, the scanning of ingredient lists became a habit, as well as using less prepared foods and making a lot stuff ourselves – which actually turned out to be fun!

    Thank you for writing about this topic, for sharing your experise and for providing a space for exchange!

    Much love,
    Steffi

    • October 16, 2016 / 9:42 am

      Hi Steffi,
      Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it. Luckily, I’m really not a fan of marzipan. Scanning ingredients is a pain but routine for many of us. What I have learned through my blogging journey is check products you may never think would be possible to eat. It sometimes comes up trumps. I discovered some delicious mince pies last week. I hope you find my blog helpful, Chloe.

  45. October 30, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    It sounds like you know your own mind. Well done. Thanks for following my blog.

  46. November 5, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Thanks for shedding light on the difficulties of eating out with a dairy allergy. I have 2 adult children with dairy allergies, and most of their meals out have to be very plain. I have found that Parve foods are usually safe, and luckily, we have a kosher bakery at our local supermarket. Keep us posted!

    • November 7, 2016 / 7:51 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my about page. It is often the case that my meals out have to be plain to be safe. I have found some bread I can have at my local main supermarket but sadly no sweet treats, Chloe.

  47. November 19, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    I also enjoy drinking tea. I am a fan of Earl Grey and also like English Breakfast tea. I must confess to adding milk to my Earl Grey which is, I believe not something approved of by purists! Being diabetic I try to use skimmed milk. Kevin.

    • November 19, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Hi, earl grey is my favourite tea at the moment. I add a slice of lemon to mine. It’s just personal taste.

  48. December 6, 2016 / 5:26 am

    am so glad I happened here – am a fellow tea lover! so many amazing chinese teas as well as european – infinitely more interesting, healthier, & I hope cruelty free than coffee

    • December 6, 2016 / 6:50 am

      Thank you 😊

  49. December 21, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    Chloe, thank you for your recent likes on Shift Key. Enjoying your blog (just read your Holiday posts). Sadly, I couldn’t agree with you more about poor tea service in America. I, too, have written poems about its sad state for years. The “average” USA restaurant doesn’t know how to do tea properly. O well. There is always hope. Best to you and yours for the holidays and in the year ahead.

    • December 23, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I was pre warned about the tea before I went on my little adventure. Next time I shall ask for the hot water and use my own tea. Oh and yes there is always hope. Thank you for the kind festive wishes. I hope you have a nice Christmas and a happy new year, Chloe.

  50. December 25, 2016 / 5:32 am

    I am not allergic to milk nor suffering from milk intolerance, but I am intolerant of milk because of a childhood circumstance. It was the practice of our primary school to provide each child with a free small bottle (I mean bottle not carton) of milk for each morning tea break. The crates of milk bottle were left outside the school door in the sun and so by the time they reached our desks, the milk was on the turn. Vile sour milk – and it stank as soon as the tops were off!. Awful. Never since have I been able to consider milk. I did go through phases of soy milk etc, but now I have settled on black tea, green tea black and herbals.

    • December 28, 2016 / 9:17 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my blog. The thought of warm milk which is turning makes me shudder. Luckily, this was not the case at my school. I struggle to enjoy any dairy free milk but try to have some with breakfast and the odd dairy free hot chocolate. I certainly can’t have it in any tea although I should try it. Luckily like you I can enjoy many teas milk free, Chloe.

  51. violetannie63
    January 6, 2017 / 12:35 am

    Thank you very much for following my blog πŸ™‚ I have some food/diet issues too, being renal-impaired. It makes life so much trickier, having to watch everything you eat, so I feel for you.

    • January 6, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time visit my blog and comment, much appreciated, Chloe.

  52. January 12, 2017 / 2:16 am

    Fun to find your blog Chloe!! Sadly, I don’t live in England to try your recommendations. But we did travel there pretty often the 12 years we lived in Spain (now we’re settle back in California). Like you friendly style– and the food!

    • January 12, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments much appreciated, Chloe.

  53. February 1, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Thank you for following my blog, I have followed you in return πŸ™‚

    • February 1, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you 😊

  54. February 2, 2017 / 2:19 am

    Hi! Thank you for liking my post! Next to crafts, I love cooking and drinking tea as well and I think your blog is pretty cool. I look forward reading your posts too.

    • February 2, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Hi Michelle,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment on my about page. I hope that you find my future tea reviews helpful, Chloe

  55. February 2, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Interesting blog. Glad to have found you. I also don’t eat dairy, but more by choice.

    Take care πŸ™‚

    • February 3, 2017 / 6:56 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it. I hope you find my dairy free reviews helpful, Chloe.

  56. March 26, 2017 / 12:53 am

    I’ve been dairy free for 6 years now! πŸ™‚ I’m really glad for all the options available to us these days. What do you think of daiya cheeses and Go veggie cheeses? Those are the two I’ve eaten since I’ve been on a dairy-free diet.

    • March 26, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      Hi, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look at my blog. It is great that more choices are becoming available. I’ve not tried Daiya or Go Veggie as I’ve not seen these in the UK. I shall take a look let time I visit America.

      • March 26, 2017 / 4:35 pm

        Oh I didn’t think of that! The Go Veggie isn’t my favorite, but I love the Daiya. πŸ™‚

        • March 27, 2017 / 5:12 pm

          No problem. I still get amazed at how many visitors I get on my blog from America. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Chloe.

  57. April 4, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Thanks for liking my post about the inspiration behind my organic skin care venture. πŸ™‚ I’m following along with you as always on the look out for dairy free goodies for my boy. Of course we have to exclude soya and egg too but there might be some goodies pop up from time to time. πŸ™‚

    • April 5, 2017 / 6:09 am

      Hi, many thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and comment. Much appreciated. I hope that you find it helpful.

  58. May 11, 2017 / 3:14 am

    Thank you for following my blog. I too have lots of food and chemical allergies and intolerance. I am lucky to live in the Seattle area in the US where finding alternatives is relatively easy. We were visiting parts of Italy, Greece and London last year and it was not easy to find alternative ingredients in most of the grocery stores. The best way for me is to look in the internet for blogs like yours and others before visiting/traveling. Thank you for sharing.

    • May 11, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to visit by blog and commenting. I’m surprised you were unable to find much in London, such a shame. if you visit again there are some great blogs with recommendations of where to visit, Chloe.

  59. June 10, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    Hi Chloe,
    Thanks for following my blog. I am excited to keep reading more about tea and living a dairy free life! I love tea and am always looking for new options.

    • June 10, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you I am looking forward to reading your future posts 😊.

  60. Christina
    June 14, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Love your blog! My husband has a milk allergy so I’m always on the look out for new dairy free treats to try! Wish I discovered this sooner, will be stalking you on twitter! haha Looking forward to more of your product reviews πŸ™‚ xxx

    • June 14, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I hope you find my reviews helpful. I’m always on Twitter.

  61. June 22, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    I’m hooked on mint tea with frothy almond milk toppers! SO delicious πŸ™‚

    • June 23, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Oh that sounds very nice.

  62. July 17, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Heya! Have you promoted your blog in any Facebook groups before? I have just set up my own called Blogs In Bloom. It would be great to have you on board! I have a blog post about it if you want more information, thanks πŸ™‚ (I am following you, I’m not just a random person!)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1894424554140611/

    • July 17, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Hi, I shall take a look. Thank you.

      • July 17, 2017 / 7:53 pm

        Thanks Chloe. Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

        • July 17, 2017 / 9:01 pm

          Thank you 😊

  63. July 30, 2017 / 8:13 am

    Hi Chloe, I have son who was initially diagnosed with lactose intolerance. But then now the list has got so long it is easier to say what he can eat than to say what he can’t eat. The list consist of Wheat, certain fruits eg, mango, peaches, plums, apple, pears, an array of vegetables, onion, garlic, cabbage, beans, honey, soy, yes like I said long list. So I can understand how you feel. Yes eating out is nightmare with him. I am yet to read your blog on that. I have started make my own of many things. Bread (I use spelt flour), ricotta cheese using lactose free milk, yogurt, ice cream. I make cookies, cakes and brownies and all with spelt flour.

    • July 30, 2017 / 4:14 pm

      Hi Uma,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I hope that you find my blog helpful. It must be very tough for both you and your son to eat out with so many restrictions. Homemade is always best isn’t that what they say. When I was growing up my mum made me my own special yogurts and ice cream as well as many other things. There are some fantastic bloggers out there who share recipes and ideas if you like further info please just let me know. Have a lovely week.

  64. July 31, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I absolutely love tea (earl grey is my favourite) & I’m lactose intolerant too. I have a milk-free diet but I don’t abstain from all dairy. I found that I needed to have some teeny tiny amount of butter, yoghurt and cheese in my diet because I was calcium deficient, even though I was having products with ‘added calcium’ in them. I don’t rate ‘lacto-free’ products and prefer to use dairy alternatives such as rice and soya milk. It’s interesting to see how different people cope with having an intolerance and their food choices/recipes and recommendations. Look forward to reading your reviews! Rhi

    • July 31, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Hi Rhi
      Thank you so much by stopping by and commenting. It’s nice to link up with fellow a fellow tea lover. I hope that you find my blog useful, Chloe

  65. August 18, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Great blog! Congrats!❀️

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:43 pm

      Thank you 😊

  66. August 25, 2017 / 6:43 am

    Hi thanks for liking some of the posts on the blog that I just started. I like your blog and am happy to find another dairy free blog! I find avoiding dairy difficult because there are so many free from alternatives I don’t like or can’t eat. All the best, Victoria.

    • August 25, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Hi, Victoria nice to meet you. Yes indeed the free from is really aimed at gluten free but at least there are lots more choices now. I hope that you find my reviews helpful, Chloe.

  67. October 14, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Love your blog! The other day I accidentally gave my son a B12 vitamin that had lactose in it. Have you thought of adding nutritional supplements to your list of reviews? Keep up the great posts πŸ™‚

    • October 23, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you 😊.

  68. December 7, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    I love tea! And I love your blog 😊

    • December 7, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you, that means a lot 😊

  69. December 21, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Hi Chloe! Thank you for following my blog! And taking the time to read. I have a dairy allergy too (and I’m also allergic to soy, peanuts, tomatoes, and some others), so I really understand it being hard to eat out! I didn’t find out about my allergies until I was in my early 20s and I’d been having stomach issues for a long time and I was finally sent to have food allergy testing. My arm lit up like a Christmas tree. How long have you been blogging?

    • December 23, 2017 / 8:31 am

      Hi Kelsey,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. Gosh you certainly do have a few allergies and must be tough especially when eating out. I can imagine that you always have a back up pack up with you. I’ve been been blogging for a few years now initially just to express my opinions. I didn’t expect to be as popular as it is and now post twice a week. It’s now part of my everyday life. It’s a great way to learn and share with fellow bloggers from across the world.

  70. lynelleg
    January 15, 2018 / 8:22 am

    Great blog. Really enjoying it. PS Also a lover of tea! Thanks for checking out my blog.

    • January 15, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you and hello to a fellow tea lover.

  71. April 14, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Great photo and china Cloe! So great to get your like from another tea party fan. The tea party I poemed about was cancelled today due to a snow storm. Rescheduling for later in the week. Tea on. -Dawn

    • Pinkiebag
      April 18, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Oh. A shame about the tea party, I hope you get to the tea party later on this week.

  72. May 4, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    Great about page and great blog! I was diagnosed with IBS when I was 18. I had to cut out wheat and thankfully that was about the same time that gluten free eating started becoming a trend. However, the first gluten free products were terrible: I remember very sandy textures, in particular!
    Since then I’ve found many more food sensitivities. You’re right that the market is getting better and (some) servers/restaurants are learning, but social media is a great resource and I love how you’re helping people like me with this blog!

    • Pinkiebag
      May 12, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments. Although I am not gluten free I have shared many items with mum over the years and I remeber that sandy texture that you mentioned. I hope that you IBS is fairly well controlled.

  73. May 12, 2018 / 4:52 am

    Hi Chloe, your reviews are quite in detail with even the history of the names behind the brands and products. And quite honest, too. Hey, thanks for visiting and following!! πŸ™‚

    • Pinkiebag
      May 12, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Hi, I try to be as honest as I can with all of my reviews. Thanks for taking the time to comment C 😊.

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