Restore, on Camden Street. Since then, I have found these little pieces of Caramel heaven difficult to locate. Although Restore do stock them from time to time they are not permanent residents of the shelves - but protest not! - Over the weekend as I was browsing the Free From shelf in Tesco (Rathfarnham Shopping Centre, Fairways) there in front of me, for €2.99, were my little dairy free diamonds (12 to a box). This is good news to Dairy Free Sweet Teeth everywhere!
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Wheat Free
- Egg Free
Of course I bought them despite my ‘healthy pledges’ of 2012 and savoured each one.
F. tried one too. Although he is not allergic or even intolerant to Dairy, he has been ‘reducing’ his dairy intake for health reasons. But he loves milk chocolate. Unfortunately, he only tried one sweet and refused more because, I quote, ‘milk free chocolate just isn’t worth it’ ... I however, reject this statement! Choices Caramel flavoured chocolates are very similar to my memory of milk chocolate. Sure, its not the REAL deal, and it has less of a mucus residue (wink), but when I eat them I genuinely feel like I just put my hand into a box of Roses and pulled out a caramel filled milk chocolate and to me, thats a damn good substitute. Of course, Booja Booja will always reign #1 but thats gourmet chocolate, which is a whole other kettle of fish.
My sister also agrees with me - but I suppose we have been Dairy Free for a loooong time and F. knows that he can technically have the real McCoy whenever he desires, which is completely unfair! But, as an outsider to the intolerant/allergic world, I thought his opinion worth a mentioning...
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Fondant (Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water) Cocoa Mass, Rice Powder, (Rice Syrup, Rice Starch, Rice Flour), Invert Syrup, Inulin, Water, Coconut Oil, Natural Flavourings, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)
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