Surprise! There’s Egg in That

Let’s face it - eggs are kind of magical. Eggs bind ingredients in meatballs, leaven soufflés, thicken custards, emulsify mayo, and glaze cookies for a perfect finish. Eggs are used to clarify soups and coffee, and retard crystallization in boiled candies and frostings. Eggs add color, flavor, and moisture to so many baked goods. In short, eggs are everywhere.

This is a disaster for people with egg allergies. 

While peanut allergies sometimes get all the attention, people with food allergies will often tell you that an egg allergy is far more terrifying. We surveyed nearly 200 Food Allergy Moms whose children have an egg allergy. Almost every single person had an accidental exposure to eggs because they didn’t realize all the ways that eggs are used and all the foods that eggs are used in. 

The “Most Surprising Food that Has Eggs”:

  • Ice Cream
  • Deli Meat
  • Honey Mustard
  • Coffee
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Pies
  • Sweet Tarts
  • York Peppermint Patties
  • Icing or Frosting
  • Ketchup at Wendys
  • Foam in espresso drinks
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Sprinkles
  • Laffy Taffy (some flavors)
  • Soups
  • Spices and Spice Mixes
  • Salad dressings
  • Cheeses
  • Meatballs
  • Burgers
  • Battered & Fried foods
  • Bagels with egg wash
  • Sunscreens
  • Beauty products
  • Shampoo conditioners
  • Body washes
  • Pet food
  • Potting Soil (can have egg shells)
  • Snickers / Milky Way

There are probably a few things on that list you are shocked could have eggs in them. And that can be lethal to a person with an egg allergy. 

It can be scary living with an egg allergy. Thankfully, we now know that many egg allergies can be prevented by feeding babies eggs regularly starting as early as 4 months old. To learn more about egg allergy prevention, keep reading through our articles.


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