May 8, 2012

Recent Allergy Friendly Finds in Fallon & Byrne

I’ve been having lunch in the city 5 days a week for the last 2 and a half months now and boy does it ever get drab when you are following a restricted diet. Needless to say I am always on the lookout for something slightly exciting, new or satisfying whilst also being Food Allergy Friendly and Free From my major problem foods. 
Today I was browsing in Fallon & Byrne (on Exchequer St, Dublin 2) looking to see if I could find anything to tempt my taste buds with when I noticed a couple new additions in the fridge/freezer section... 
First, among the Dairy Free, Raw, Gluten Free and Refined Sugar Free Booja Booja ice creams I found ‘Pink Grapefruit’ sorbet made in Co. Kilkenny for Fallon & Byrne. Predominately a ‘Real Dairy’ ice cream company, I was delighted to see a few sorbet flavours which were

  • Dairy Free (beware of possible cross contamination. No warnings but I would recommend caution due to nature of the company)
  • Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
  • Soya Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

There was an Orange flavour as well but it was the Pink Grapefruit which stole my imagination. So refreshingly sweet. It was a bit soft and maybe a bit on the crystalized side but still a had great flavour and overall a completely yum ‘pick up’ dessert to brighten any Allergen Free day.
Ingredients: Pink Grapefruit Juice (38%), Water, Sugar, Glucose, Natural Thickening Agent (Locust Bean Gum)
Allergy warnings: May Contain nut traces
The other happy thing that I noticed  in the fridge/freezer section of Fallon & Byrne was many many flavours of Sojade Yoghurts. Of course all the old faithfuls were there like Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, Plain, Raspberry, etc, but what got be pulling out my money at the cash register was the new Apple flavour and the Lemon flavour. I immediately thought of the Lime and Lemongrass Provamel yoghurt I found in Salzburg last year that made me amazingly happy and I am happy to report that, although not as amazing, the lemon flavour did come up trumps. Fresh, sweet, and just enough lemon kick to keep this lemon addict wanting more. 

Tomorrow I will try the Apple - I am so curious! I’ve never had Apple flavoured yoghurt before so I will be sure to Tweet about it tomorrow to inform any other tempted soya fans....

  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Egg Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • GMO Free
Ingredients (lemon flavour): Soya Drink (water, hukked soya beans 9.2%), cane sugar, lemon puree 6%, lemon natural flavouring, lemon juice 2% (from concentrated juice), acidity regulator,: calcium citrate, thickeners: locust bean gum - pectin - xanthan gum, selected live cultures of which Bifidus & Acidophilus

Nutritional Information per 100g:
Energy 78kcal/330kJ
Protein 3.8g
Carbohydrates 11g
Fat 2.1g
What’s your favourite comfort food in the city? Or what do you eat for lunch? That most difficult of meals! 

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