The SO called the restaurant we ate at last night. The soup that he ordered after asking about his allergen and getting the all clear? Yep, it was loaded with it.

The owner of the restaurant was irritated that the SO thought he should keep track of the ingredients in everything he makes. The SO tried to explain the severity of allergies and that he’s not going to sue the restaurant but that because it is on a college campus the owner might have trouble with the lawyer parents of a sick or dead college kid. The owner was unimpressed.

I never understood the panic people have over things like peanuts or other allergens until I had to worry about it.

2 Replies to “Allergens”

  1. I have a problem ingesting alcohol, but not to the point where I land in the hospital… but if I’m driving and I have an itty bit, I’m in trouble. I had a dessert at a family restaurant and the menu said nothing about alcohol in the dessert..

    but as soon as I had a bite, I knew.. this was something a kid could have ordered.. and the waitress didnt’ know.. she had to go ask the chef…


  2. I understand not necessarily knowing whether some specific ingredient was used, but then say that! As a person with an allergy, I need to assume everything has the allergen, unless I’m assured otherwise. It is unconciousable however, to have asked, been assured it was safe, and then find out its not….

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