Allergy, Intolerance, other…covered

When visiting Ireland, it was amazing to see how attentive they were to people’s food allergies, intolerances, or anything else.  This is one menu I really noticed.  Others would have labels and legends for what each item on the menu contained (dairy, gluten, soy, nuts, etc).  And if somebody wasn’t sure, they would immediately go to the kitchen to find out.  They would go out of their way to make the dish work for you and if they couldn’t, they’d suggest the best alternative.  Why can’t all our places be so good?

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Simple (Dark Chocolate & PB) Pleasures

Simple things for simple minds?  Or simple, old school favorites tweaked to make lactose intolerant people thrilled?  Maybe they go hand in hand.  When I was at the store the other day there were some (unfortunate?) free samples of peanut butter cups.  Normally I just walk by them because they are the typically milk chocolate.  But, these looked a bit darker than usual.  Then I saw the display bag — dark chocolate.  I did some investigative work by reading the label because (too) many companies say their product is dark chocolate and have milk, lactose, cream, etc in them.  Oh, no, heaven be thy name.  There is no dairy in these things!  Thank you Justin’s.  You have brought me to eternal peanut better cup bliss!  And, aside from the little sample pieces, the store was giving away full size treats.  Simple things…

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