As well as being a coeliac I discovered I am allergic to milk and now have excluded that (It is an allergy rather than an intolerance and not just limited to lactose, milk proteins too).
I get frustrated as many of the so called free-from products may be free from milk or gluten but often not both.
Talking to other coeliacs (friends, family) I have discovered that the gluten and milk combo seems to be more commonplace than I expected. In fact I don't know any coeliacs who do not have a milk intolerance/allergy.
Is this commonplace?
I wrote to the Coeliac Society who were a bit dismissive (shocker) and also have challenged some suppliers - e.g. Genius who are producing a huge range of new products which are all gluten free but full of milk. They replied surprisingly that their products had to have milk in them (!!!!) as it was part of what made them special and there were no alternatives (uh huh!). You can guess my reply!
So, quick straw poll - how many of you do/don't have milk and gluten problems?