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ANNE ELSPETH RECTOR: Local solutions for a sensitive Valentine

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Having shared consumer struggles those of us with sensitivities to food, fabrics, and environment often encounter, and as family and friends search for safe treats for me – and others with frustrating allergies, I’ve found some solutions right here in Quinte. For anyone with similar challenges I’ll flag a few finds for Valentine’s.
First, a caveat: everything I buy is far more expensive than regular products; usually triple the cost, and little is within budget reach of those with significant health issues and lesser incomes. That expensive reality said, I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a decadent treat so, I’ll begin with decadence itself; chocolate.
For years I’ve been unable to enjoy chocolate since soy is routinely used in commercial bars, along with dairy and sulphites I can’t digest. A childhood favourite gone from my life, I really missed chocolate. Then, Good Health Mart’s Teresa asked if I’d tried........

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