Yes, my “almond” flat white was accidentally made on oat milk and I didn’t realise it until several sips in... 😵
Normally this would send me into a panicked tailspin but I’ve worked on my anxiety over the years, stayed calm and seemed to have been okay - thank goodness! 🙏 But this spurred some important thoughts about your coffee order for my coeliac friends.
❓Do you think twice before your coffee order? ☕️🍵 It’s important to be aware when ordering powdered or flavoured drinks as they can be sweetened with malt or add wheat starch for anti-caking. And watch out for oat milk 🙅♀️
If I see oat milk on the shelf, I either ask for a washed or fresh jug or I avoid the frothed altogether and get a long black or chai tea with a cold milk option on the side.
I never hold back about asking to see a label and ingredients before placing my order. HAVE NO SHAME IN YOUR GAME FRIENDS! You’re not an inconvenience - you’re a customer and your health and well-being always comes first 💛
If I see an oat milk carton or a soy I don't recognise near the coffee machine, I make sure to tell them. Otherwise I just go for a flat white with a little prayer. Asking to check the chocolate powder for a cap is too much trouble (so I save those for dovetail).
I'm lactose intolerant. I asked for a shake at a gloria jeans. They automatically put whipped cream on top I didn't think anything of it as I thought well lactose free milk the whip must b. Yeah it wasn't had cramps for days shopping trip cut early
I thought oats dnt have gluten?
the local I use when I am at work (only part time) has changed their almond milk brand because I pointed out the sweetness of the brand they were using and the carb count was through the roof! They have switched and while it's not 'great' at least I don't feel like I have 3 or 4 sugars in my coffee now! If I am spending $50 a week on coffee... I want something that is pleasant to consume!
Miss 5 grandie is clued up - asked for a dairyfree babychino - lady said oh thats Zymil - no Miss 5 says, I need Soy milk.
Why is this an acceptable change??? Especially not even consulting you!
My daughter would of been about 4 and we ordered a meal at a restaurant gluten free now they did everything right APART from the server who started bringing it to the table then stopped knowing it was for a child she stopped and popped on some very cute puff pastry stars for her to "enjoy". Lucky enough I saw the whole thing BUT was surprised me more is the plate was set down in front of my daughter she looked at the server and asked "are these stars gluten free" where instant the ladies face dropped and said "no" my daughter then turned around and said "can I have a new meal please, this will make me sick" I was over the moon I had taught my girl to use her voice.
The chef came out and apologized so much and made her a complete new meal.
She is 12 now and very voiceful still. Diagnosed at 23mths
Oh goodness I think I had a moment of panic for you 🤦🏼♀️
I was at a work conference and checked the buffet lunch with the waiter, explaining I was Coeliac. I asked in particular about one salad and was told it was rice salad. He came back about 10 minutes later and told me it was barley 😔
Another work lunch at a local club I had ordered a gf steak sandwich, questioned he waiter when he brought it out as bread looked too good. He confirmed it was GF. A couple of minutes later my colleagues steak sandwich came out on GF bread 😖
This is what nightmares are made of.....
Asked for a takeaway cappuccino, no chocolate (as I knew their choc contained wheat)....luckily I watched, as he shook chocolate all over it, spooned some off, stirred the rest in and went to put the lid on....then I had a word, or 3....
I've only just seen oat milk appearing in cafes recently - I didn't even know it was a risk until the last month or so!
A soy flat white lady myself - always have to check the brand of soy they use because as we know not all soy milk is also gluten free - sigh
I always state that it needs to be gf df, or ill be in hospital!
Usually ensures extra care given..otherwise I stick to black coffee.
I had a coffee yesterday ordered my usual lactose free latte just from a different cafe and I had a very bad reaction a few hours later still feel super sick the day after. Some places I'm fine with their coffee and others I'm not? Are there questions I should be asking before ordering?
I just order a plain black coffee with caramel shot or nothing because I am sick and tired of having to explain why or having my order screwed up entirely!
I was out for dinner and ordered a gf chicken burger, making sure the server knew I am coeliac. The meal arrived and as the burger looked different from another burger in our group, I was confident they had got it right. About 3 or 4 bits into it, the server came rushing back to our table to inform us that my burger was not gf! I just looked at her and said - Well then, I guess I will be in your toilet in about 30 mins! Her supervisor then appeared and asked if I required an ambulance, to which I replied "Won't kill me, but I will feel bloody awful". After bringing me a replacement meal and apologising profusely, they ended up crediting us for both my meal and one of the bottles of wine, as well as giving me a $50 voucher! Luckily, I was not sick, just felt a bit seedy when I got home. I have been back since to spend the voucher, and everything was fine.
Oat milk is gluten free though?
Great tips - the wrong product can cause pain for days!!
I always get low fat milk and no flavourings or sugars. When I was a kid though mum told me that caramel flavouring (for milk shakes) often contained malt or gluten. don't think it still does but I don't drink those.
Your body will probably appreciate less oxolates from not having almonds
I’ve honestly never thought of it! Thank you for highlighting 🙏
What on earth is oat milk? New to me!
I ask staff every time is the chocolate and the almond milk g/free as sometimes they may buy a different brand.Some staff are obliging and some roll their eyes at you as if its too much to ask.
Is oat milk gf?
I believed oats are not.
Us as celiac cannot have it.
Mornings are hard with a baby... between unpredictable wake ups, feeding, putting the dog out, changing nappies, me brushing my teeth and putting on clothes... finding time for breakfast can feel impossible. MEAL PREP!!! This week I batch prepped to ensure I actually ate.
I roasted a tray of diced sweet potato, onion and zucchini, as well as sausages, all in the oven. I then just pop it in the microwave in the morning and fry an egg, when bub lets me 🤪
Exactly 16 weeks ago!!! My body has changed... but my love for burgers hasn’t 😂 My pregnancy cravings just didn’t understand #COVID19 🤰🏼 Standing so far away from allll the things 😷 So happy I can always depend on @bettys_burgers for a coeliac safe burger and chips 🍔🍟
That big belly had a #37weeks baby in it! The time just FLEW!!!
Thanks for the tip, I didn’t realise they did a gf version, I’ll give them a go!
Just be careful, they have a disclaimer that food may come into contact with wheat and that has happened with the coeliac in our family. 90% of the time there’s been no issues but once burned makes it tough for a coeliac to return 😞
Peyton our fave burgers in Surfers! Yes we know now how safe the GF at Bettys Burgers is for sure..
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