One of the fun things about living in the 21st century is that people are allergic to everything. Food allergies are particularly prevalent these days, with milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish allergies rounding out the “Big Eight” offenders.
While the consequences of food allergies are no laughing matter (being exposed to a food allergen can cause anything from a skin rash and vomiting to losing consciousness and even death), there are some more obscure food allergies that just beg to be joked about. (We’re laughing with you, not at you, fellow sufferers.) Here are the 10 absurd food allergies you’ve never heard of.
Erica Rivera is the Editorial Development Manager at Evolve Media, where she curates content for ComingSoon, DogTime, Mandatory, and Momtastic. Her freelance writing has appeared in New York magazine, USA Today, the Star Tribune, City Pages, and many other publications and anthologies. She has interviewed hundreds of artists, authors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and changemakers over the course of her career. She is also the author of Insatiable (Penguin Group, 2009) and Come Again (Thought Catalog Books, 2015). For more, visit: www.ericarivera.net.