Monday, 4 April 2016

Allergy Alphabet - Blogging A to Z day 3

Welcome back to my allergy alphabet. I have to warn you this one could get a little ranty.

C is for Cost. Or rather the ridiculously high cost of many free from foods. I've written about the cost of free from living once before. And I'm surprised it's only once. It's one of my favourite rants.

I don't actually buy a lot of food from the free from ranges. We enjoy cooking so most things are made fresh and with the combination of Monkey's allergies it's hard to find suitable products even within the free from ranges.

Sometimes though, I want to treat her and this is when I get annoyed. I understand that free from food costs more to produce but I really don't think they cost so much more. Digestive biscuits are four times the price, a single yoghurt can cost me £2.

What's even more annoying is when a food that is naturally free from allergens and they still stick a free from label on it and double the price. Tesco's healthy eating pasta sauce and free from pasta sauce have almost identical ingredients - guess which one costs more?

I honestly don't think there is any reason for these foods to be so expensive. I think they are taking advantage of people with allergies and allergy parents who just want their children to feel the same as everyone else. It's not fair and it's not right. And it annoys me.

Rant over (for now!)


  1. My goodness, it's crazy. I wonder if there's a campaign against this exploitation. Food manufacturers need to show more compassion. So lovely you can make most of your food from scratch. #AtoZChallenge

    1. I did sign an online petition about it but couldn't remember where to share it in this post.