This week on the blog there was some great brand synergy going on when both Lactofree and Clarks Maple Syrup wrote to me asking to take part in pancake day related fun. We love pancakes, although I admit I hate the mess, and having been chosen to be a Lactofree Ambassadairy for 2014 I was ready to take up the challenge of making delicious dairy free pancakes for me. The team at Clarks Maple syrup set us the dilemma of #MaplevLemon in terms of pancake toppings and sent us a fantastic goodie box with lemons, sugar and of course a large bottle of Clarks Maple syrup.
I don’t suffer from a lactose intolerance that I know of but several years ago started drinking Lactofree milk. If you’ve not heard of Lactofree milk let me explain. It is dairy drink made from regular cows’ milk which is filtered to remove half the lactose, the sugars naturally found in milk. So you get all the benefit of fresh, cool milk but with less sugar. It tastes exactly the same and less sugar in our diets is a good thing. The range started just with milk but now you can get yoghurts, butter and cheese as well all of which have the same great taste.
I’d never heard of ‘lactofree’ products or even really knew what lactose was until about three years ago. It was because of health reasons that I decided to cut out lactose in my diet and at the time there was only a small selection of lactose free products and so the first thing that I tried was the Lactofree milk. If you’ve not heard of Lactofree it is the UK’s leading lactose-free real dairy range. It offers all the taste and nutritional benefits of dairy, just without the lactose. If you don’t know whether you are lactose intolerant or not then you can take the test at the Lactofree website.