Lactose intolerance is caused when an individual cannot digest lactose, the predominant sugar found in milk. Lactose intolerance is a non allergic food sensitivity and is usually caused if a person cannot produce lactase – the enzyme in the body that causes lactose to be broken down and digested.
The level of lactose in Kinnerton chocolate is around 10% (100000mg per Kg or 100000 ppm). There are no published threshold levels below which sufferers do not react, generally this is established through a process of trial and error by the patient. Given the high level of lactose present within our chocolate we would advise that it is not suitable for those suffering from lactose intolerance.
Our allergy free range is specifically designed for those individuals suffering from milk allergy or lactose intolerance. See our Allergen Free Range HERE.