When Zachary Twigger was just 18 months old, he developed a phobia of food that left him able to eat only Dairylea sandwiches.
For years he lived off just soft cheese sandwiches and water, and would gag if he tried any other food.
Now 10, Zachary’s phobia has been ‘cured’ through hypnotherapy, which means he now feels comfortable eating cooked meals.
His mum Becky, 38, is hugely relieved, not only because she has worried about Zachary’s health as a result of his restrictive diet, but because she’ll no longer need to spend a small fortune making sure Zachary has an entire tub of Dairylea for each and every day.
Becky, from Coventry, said: ‘I remember trying Zachary on solids as a baby and the only thing he liked was Dairylea.