For most of my childhood I had a severe allergy to all dairy products. As a result, there were no candy bars or ice cream cones for many years. I distinctly remember playing at my best friend’s house when she and her brother got Hershey bars as a treat and I was given a banana. Not exactly a fair trade to a small kid.
Around the age of 11, my allergy disappeared. A whole world of food freedom opened up to me: milkshakes, sour cream on my baked potato, grilled cheese sandwiches, and those much coveted candy bars…HELLO CHOCOLATE!