In our nut free menus, we mean that we will not add any form of nuts. If the attendee has a serious nut allergy please always call us to discuss the order. An allergy to nuts is the most common type of severe food allergy, though the severity of nut allergies does vary greatly from person to person. In the UK, 0.5% of the population is allergic to tree nuts and about 0.1% to peanuts, a figure that is growing. Most people with a nut allergy will experience a reaction between 14 months and two years old. Only 20% of people with a nut allergy outgrow it and usually these are people with only a mild reaction in the first place.