Food // Why I'm Going Dairy Free
Ok, so I don’t want this post to sound like I’m being preachy or that I believe that everyone should cut food groups, for reasons other than their own personal choice and values.
But, as the post title suggests, I’m making a switch to a diary-free lifestyle. Towards the end of last year, I was diagnosed with a mild form of IBS and after a process of elimination and following the fodmap food plan, dairy is the culprit. So milk, yoghurt, chocolate and cheese (to a degree. Tiny quantities once a week, is ok) has been switched for plant-based alternatives.
So far, so good. I’m three months in now and I have a new found love for Almond milk, Alpro yoghurt, dairy free butter and even….chocolate.
Eating out is sometimes a struggle and it’s easy to forget but I haven’t had too many bad tummy aches yet and having taken small steps to switch over to dairy free, I’m happy with my progress.
So, when an email landed from the PR team who look after Ombar, I felt it was fate! Whilst dairy-free substitutes are readily available, the cost of going dairy-free can be quite scary. I’m an Aldi girl through and through and despite picking pieces up at Morrisons, it can be costly.
So, I was super excited to try Ombar Chocolateand see how it fairs. I’ll admit I’m already a fan of dark choc so that wasn’t going to be an issue. I love the packaging, the dietary info and the simple explanation of the percentage.
If you’re a dark choc fan already, I’d recommend giving it a whirl. Whilst it’s no Galaxy or Dairy Milk, I’m into it and now I’ve given it a go, I know I will buy it again when I’m craving chocolate!