Until I had children I didn’t know much about lactose intolerances or what it meant to be lactose free – I’m not even sure I knew that lactose was anything to do with milk – I was completely ignorant. But when I had children everything changed. Suddenly I had friends with babies who couldn’t have milk, who had to have a lactose free diet to breastfeed their babies or babies who had to have special, expensive, lactose free formula.
Since then I have seen what a big thing lactose intolerance is and how it really effects people’s lives – not just children but adults too. Dairy is often found in processed foods in the supermarket and anyone lactose free would be used to reading packaging labels and ingredients lists to see what they can and can’t eat. It becomes part of their day to day routine and even going to get a coffee in a cafe is something they have to really think about.
You see, it’s not as simple as having a milk alternative in your drink. You have to make sure that the cafe are lactose free with the way they make your drink too – not sharing utensils, cleaning the machine thoroughly and not cross contaminating milk products and milk alternatives. This is where Chicopee come in.
Chicopee have created a purple cloth that basically shouts ‘I’m lacto-free’! It’s a cloth that is used to clean in cafes and coffee shops but it’s one that is kept purely for lactose free machines and spillages. The purple cloth stops a milky cloth being used on a lactose free machine and for anyone that is lactose free the sight of that purple cloth in a coffee shop will mean there’s one less thing to worry about and they can just sit back and enjoy their coffee.
To celebrate their simple but effective purple cloths I have teamed up with Chicopee to give away a Purple Delonghi Coffee Machine to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below – good luck!
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