Well, yesterday taught me that it is important to remember that allergens aren’t just hiding in food; but also beverages! Yesterday at school and friend and I decided to pop out to the Canadian favourite Tim Hortons for a hot drink before our next class. I ordered a white hot chocolate (which was delicious by the way), because I figured it’s just hot chocolate! After returning to school and I sat in Year Book class I began to feel extremely nauseous, sweat and just feel plain crappy! By the time I got home from school I felt terrible and figured I had come down with the flu! Today I was telling my friends about my experience after drinking the white hot chocolate and a friend of mine who works at Tim Hortons explained to me why I felt so sick. She says that white hot chocolates from Tim Hortons are loaded with coconut oil (which I am allergic to). I am so thankful that it didn’t result in anaphylaxis and a trip to the ER. From now on I think I will avoid the white hot chocolate and keep in mind that my allergens could be hiding in my drinks!
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