Post # 16
Op I think it’s fine! I have never heard of it but they look delicious.
misslucy : is it super necessary to have alternatives for vegans and lactose interolerances on dessert? I see dessert as kind of optional anyway. Then there’s gluten free and keto dieters, etc. It’s literally impossible to have something for everyone. They would have to hire someone completely different to give an alternative to ice cream. I think it’s a nice thought but totally above and beyond
Post # 17
mrspuppylove : Well, approx 1/3 of our guest list is vegan, and we have a few who are lactose intolerant and one with a gluten allergy. Plus 3 diabetics. I’d hate it if they would have to sit and watch sadly as everyone else enjoyed desert. (And yes, it’s going to be a huge pain to accommodate everyone’s food allergies and dietary needs, but my SO and I each have a severe food allergy so it’s something quite important to us.)
Post # 18
misslucy : We do not have a single person who is vegan on our guest list. One vegetarian and there will be options for that person. We have a couple of people who don’t eat pork (won’t be on the menu) and some people who only eat seafood (there will be an option for them. In regards to dessert, it’s pretty impossible to accommodate everyone without a large dessert table. Vegans wouldn’t even touch cake so this isn’t really in line with my question regarding ice cream vs cake. The itsits ice cream bars also contains no trans fats or high fructose corn syrup. Much more natural and more ”real food” than cake as well.
Post # 19
Never heard of the company but they sound awesome! I became lactose intolerant a couple years ago so sadly I’ll never get to try them, lol. I just wanted to add a comment about that – so I’d be a little bummed I can’t eat it and might salivate a bit (haha) but I see it as just one of those things, not a big deal, I just have to go without some things now. There are actually a lot of delicious desserts I can’t eat now and don’t ever expect a substitute. Also some lactose intolerant people can just take a lactaid pill and eat anything with lactose. Its not like its the actual meal that I can’t eat (which can happen and that sucks). I don’t always eat the cake anyway so NBD to me.
Post # 20
What an amazing idea – and even better, it’s uniquely personal to you and your fiancé! Absolutely agree with the ice cream cart idea to at least store the It’s-It’s. If you want people sitting for dessert you could have someone handing out the ice cream (just leave enough space in your aisles) or if you’re happy for people to eat while they mingle, people could visit the cart to choose their own.
Re: the cake. Wedding cake bakers often make ‘faux cakes’ for weddings as they’re much cheaper. In your case you could enquire about the bottom tier/s being faux cake, while the top tier is a real cake that you cut and freeze or eat or smoosh on each other’s faces.
Post # 21
Just saw mention of dietary requirments in the thread.
Obviously you can never accommodate everyone in a large group, however if it does concern you that not everyone will have the icecream sandwiches, we suggest that you include a small vegan, dairy-free/gluten-free/nut-free/etc. chocolate in your place setting with a sweet note saying ‘Save me for dessert’ which will give everybody something to enjoy at that time, whether or not they like or can eat ice-cream. A quick google revealed this brand: http://paschachocolate.com/free-from-list/