What new things have you found for your milk free diet this month? Here are some products I discovered, and some we were sent to try.
Dream Rice Milk & Oat Milk
Early in January I got a surprise package in the post of some Dream Ireland products to try. Rice Dream and Oat Dream. As the FSAI advise against rice milk for children under 4.5 years old, I had never given it to the boys. Of course both my boys are over that age now but it had never occurred to me to try it. They absolutely love it. They have been begging me to buy it again, so it will probably be a rotation of almond, soya and rice now every third litre. Rice Dream is available in Tesco, Dunnes Stores and SuperValu nationwide. They are on the long life shelf, so usually in the free from aisle.
Alpro Dessert Moments
These featured in November’s Product watch but we hadn’t tried them at that stage. They are very nice, the boys loved them of course. They are a very handy off the shelf dessert. Find in Tesco, SuperValu and Dunnes Stores.
Flora Freedom Dairy Free
I was hoping to taste this before writing about it but we haven’t tried it yet. It is on the shelves a while now, another addition to the wide range of dairy free butter substitutes that you’ll now find in the supermarkets. It is marketed for those who want a low-fat and dairy free alternative to butter. Available in Dunnes Stores, Tesco and SuperValu.
Water to Go Filtered Water Bottle
Back in December I was asked to review filtered water bottles by an Irish company Water-to-go. The boys bring water to school so I decided we’d give them a go. We have our own well so I never really considered filtering our water before. The bottles are a generous 500ml size and are clear with bright coloured trims, we received one black one green. So what do they filter? 99.9% of bacteria, fluorine, chlorine and heavy metals. The bottles are BPA free and importantly they pass the leak test i.e. the 5-year-old and 8-year-old managed to bring them to and from school without any leaks. Perfect for school bags. The filters last 1 month and there is an indicator on each bottle to let you know when the filter needs to be replaced. If we were on water mains I think I would definitely use these all the time. As our own water doesn’t need to be filtered, I don’t think I would have bought them for the boys. However for my husband and I for work they are ideal. You can purchase from their website.
Maybe your local Tesco already does this but our local one has increased its dairy free range in the fridge. Everything is now in the one section, cheese, yogurts, desserts, creams and milks. Hopefully all the Tescos are going the same way, it is very helpful and the bit of choice is lovely. They have Violife and Nature Moi cheese, Alpro, Tesco yogurts and desserts and Alpro and Tesco milks and creams. They also have a fab range of Lacto Free lactose free cheese, yogurt and milk also.
Aldi Ireland have increased theri dairy free range, now stocking Alpro Oat Milk and Rice Milk as well as their own brand Almond Sweetened & Unsweetened and Soya Sweetened & Unsweetened.
They also have a selection of Pulsin Raw Choc Brownies available in their permanent range. You will find in the Gluten Free Section.
Have you found anything new in the shops this month? Is there a new free from product your child loves? Let me know!
Disclaimer: I was sent the water filter bottles in exchange for an honest review. The Oat Dream and Rice Dream were a surprise and I have written about them because we liked them. All other products were purchased by me or photographed by me. I have not received any payment to write about these products and all opinions as always are my own.