I’m finding that buying dark chocolate for a girl who has extreme lactose intolerance is a near impossible task! Thought it would be easy as there’s so many choices, yet when turning over the bar and reading the label each one of them either explicitly states that it ‘contains milk extract’ or under the allergies it ‘may contain milk’.
For anyone who eats dark chocolate, can you recommend a bar that doesn’t contain any milk? (does such a thing even exist?)
When it says “may contain traces of milk”, it means there isn’t any milk in there but the ingredients may have been in contact with milk. All/most dark choc bars will say this (usually to legally cover their arses in cases of extreme allergies, I assumed??)
I know, I normally have four bars on the go in the fridge at any point (because their loyalty card gives a stamp if you spend a tenner and the bars are £2.59 each). But they’ve stopped doing Bean Machine!
Vegan choc can still carry a ‘may contain traces of milk’ warning. If it’s a brand that only makes vegan choc this is less likely but best to check the allergen info.
@Zygotic i would look in the free from section rather than the chocolate section. Standard dark chocolate is often made on the same production line as milk and my understanding is that when they switch from milk to dark they just flush it through with dark, so there can be (from memory) 0.1%+ milk in there, enough to cause a reaction for someone with an allergy. There’s no set threshold for “dairy-free” i think? But for context to call something gluten-free it has to contain less than 0.002% gluten.