Have you seen this Chocolate?
You’d be surprised at the amount of chocolate that you can eat when you have an peanut allergy, but don't be rushing to buy a box of Celebrations just yet, a lot of those chocolates contain or may contain nuts - making it very risky still. When I tell people about my peanut allergy they always presume I don't eat chocolate, but they honestly couldn't be further from the truth. I love chocolate. There’s nothing better than a cheeky KitKat with a cup of tea in the afternoon when you’re having a stressful day at work.
Below is a list of my top 5 favourite nut free chocolate bars to help give some ideas to those who may be too afraid to eat chocolate due to their allergy:
A personal favourite of mine, and something I only ever buy if I'm treating myself. Out of all the chocolate it's definitely my favourite. I remember the first time I had Galaxy and it really surprised me that it was nut free. I even remember checking the ingredients several times just to confirm that it didn't contain nuts! I remember thinking how good it tasted. After a few bites I did find it quite sickly, but that was probably because I’d never had proper milk chocolate before.
I recently read that in the US it says ‘may contain nuts’ on KitKat wrappers, perhaps because it’s made in a different factory compared to the UK? But I just double checked the label and I can’t see anywhere on it where it says ‘may contain nuts’. You can’t have a cup of tea without a KitKat in the afternoon - it’s become a tradition, and a personal favourite of mine if I’m having a stressful day.
Can’t remember the last time I bought an Aero, however with its bubble-like texture inside and the minty taste, it’s definitely worth a mention in the list. I do enjoy an Aero from time to time, not quite up there with KitKat though.
I had always avoided Yorkie chocolate bars, as I presumed it contained nuts for some reason. I think it was because it reminded me of a Snickers for some strange reason. The first time I came across a Yorkie was in my last company - they had a vending machine with loads of chocolate. I remember going back to my desk one day and googling whether it contained nuts. Pleasantly surprised it didn't and I’ve not looked back since.
I’m pretty sure I buy a Milkybar at least once a week, only nut free white chocolate I've ever eaten. You could say I am slightly obsessed with white chocolate and would pick it over dark chocolate any day of the week.