Since discovering that in Jewish dietary laws Kashrut, you cannot mix meat and dairy in one meal, I have been obsessing over these biscuits, they are the ‘honey crunch’ biscuits by Rakusens. They are the best biscuits I’ve had since being dairy free- unlike many biscuits which are directly aimed at dairy free people, these actually taste like they have a buttery aspect to them- which must be due to the honey and vegetable oil in the recipe. They have a coconut and sweet aftertaste- the texture is like a hobnob- but they taste nicer! Most dairy free biscuits, due to the lack of butter, mean that they taste like cardboard, but that isn’t the case with these- they’re crunchy and buttery and oat-y! They also kind of melt in the mouth- everything you would want from a biscuit!
If you go into a supermarket with a Kosher section, or into a Jewish deli, look for the word ‘Parve’ on the foods. After the Kosher symbol, there will usually either be the word ‘dairy’ or a ‘D’ but this doesn’t mean that is hasn’t been processed on equipment which could be cross contaminated. Therefore you have to look for the word ‘Parve’ so that you know its been made in a ‘neutral’ environment (neutral in this case means that it’s not been manufactured around meat or dairy.)
|The Kosher symbol and Non Dairy wording to look out for!|
It is worth noting that you can’t fully rely on the Parve assurance, it is possible that it is considered as ‘dairy free’ by Kashrut rules, and therefore carries the Parve label. Personally, I’ve been okay stomach wise with eating Parve foods, (which I am not if there is normal factory contamination possibilities) but if you can’t even handle the slightest possibility of contamination, then be careful when trying Parve foods. When reading online however, it is pretty clear that most Jewish kosher food producers take the ‘Parve’ label and meaning pretty seriously and therefore they really should be okay to eat with a dairy allergy!
I found my information about Kashrut online at Judaism 101: http://www.jewfaq.org/kashrut.htm