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This offer is printed on the Stonyfield Farms O'Soy yogurt lids.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Free 1 year subscription to Vegetarian Times or Yoga Journal.<br><br><br><br>
...To order your free subscripton, send your name, address, and magazine choice(s) on a 3"x5" card or sheet of paper by June, 30, 2007 with 10 (ten) O'Soy offer lids (clean please) as proofs of purchase or 20 (twenty) lids to get both magazines.<br><br><br><br>
Stonyfield Farm O'Soy Magazine Offer<br><br>
P.O Box 4840<br><br>
Manchester, NH 03108-4840<br><br><br><br>
Offer good in the US only. Offer expires 6/30/07.<br><br>
Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.<br></div>
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eta Look for the lids with the picture of the magazines.
 

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Hmm... I might have to do that. I was looking for a free subscription online a few days ago. Thanks for posting this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I have enough extra lids for 1 magazine subscription. The first person to post here can have them. PM me the address you want the subscription sent to and which magazine you want (Vegetarian Times or Yoga Journal). I can send in the lids for you.<br><br><br><br>
I only have enough for one person right now. First come first serve. If I buy more yogurt before this offer runs out I'll post again.<br><br><br><br>
Just a reminder, the company is only offering this in the US and the offer expires June 30, 2007.
 

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Me, me, me!!!! If the offer is still open?<br><br><br><br>
I just sent you a pm., thanks so much!!!<br><br><br><br>
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Your welcome, Michelle. I have your info and I'll mail it in tomorrow.<br><br><br><br>
Everyone else, I'll post again if I get more lids.
 

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There is a store locater on the web site.<br><br><a href="http://www.stonyfield.com/StoreLocator/" target="_blank">http://www.stonyfield.com/StoreLocator/</a>
 

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I hated it, and it isn't Vegan. It tasted like salt to me, for some reason.<br><br><br><br>
Sticking to Silk here.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Aussyj</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I hated it, and it isn't Vegan. It tasted like salt to me, for some reason.<br><br><br><br>
Sticking to Silk here.</div>
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What ingredient in the yogurt do claim is not vegan? Did you try the regular yogurt or the O' Soy yogurt? (The company makes both dairy yogurt and soy yogurt.) I've read the ingredients of the soy yogurt several times and don't see any animal products.<br><br><br><br>
Here is a copy of the ingredients of the strawberry soy yogurt.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">OUR FAMILY RECIPE: CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC SOYMILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES, INULIN, NATURAL FLAVORS, CALCIUM CARBONATE, PECTIN, ORGANIC BEET JUICE CONCENTRATE (FOR COLOR). CONTAINS: SIX LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING: L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. CASEI, AND L. REUTERI.</div>
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At first glance, I don't see anything that is not vegan.<br><br><br><br>
According to the web site inulin is a type of fiber that aids the body's absorption of calcium. They get their inulin from chicory roots. <a href="http://www.stonyfield.com/Wellness/Inulin.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.stonyfield.com/Wellness/Inulin.cfm</a><br><br><br><br>
Pectin comes from fruit.<br><br><br><br>
The live active cultures ( L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. CASEI, AND L. REUTERI.) are bacteria. All yogurt (including the Silk brand you like) contains bacteria. Some types of bacteria exist naturally in the human colon and are actually beneficial to human health. To the best of my knowledge the presence of this bacteria in the yogurt does not make it non-vegan.<br><br><br><br>
Calcium <b><i>carbonate</i></b> can come from mineral sources.<br><br><br><br>
I wrote the company and email asking them about the source of the calcium and also the source of the "natural flavors." I will post any reply the send me here.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jojob1969</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What ingredient in the yogurt do claim is not vegan? Did you try the regular yogurt or the O' Soy yogurt? (The company makes both dairy yogurt and soy yogurt.) I've read the ingredients of the soy yogurt several times and don't see any animal products.<br><br><br><br>
Here is a copy of the ingredients of the strawberry soy yogurt.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
At first glance, I don't see anything that is not vegan.<br><br><br><br>
According to the web site inulin is a type of fiber that aids the body's absorption of calcium. They get their inulin from chicory roots. <a href="http://www.stonyfield.com/Wellness/Inulin.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.stonyfield.com/Wellness/Inulin.cfm</a><br><br><br><br>
Pectin comes from fruit.<br><br><br><br>
The live active cultures ( L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. CASEI, AND L. REUTERI.) are bacteria. All yogurt (including the Silk brand you like) contains bacteria. Some types of bacteria exist naturally in the human colon and are actually beneficial to human health. To the best of my knowledge the presence of this bacteria in the yogurt does not make it non-vegan.<br><br><br><br>
Calcium <b><i>carbonate</i></b> can come from mineral sources.<br><br><br><br>
I wrote the company and email asking them about the source of the calcium and also the source of the "natural flavors." Those are the only two things that I could find that might possibly be non-vegan. I will post any reply the send me here.</div>
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On their site, they have a section in the FAQs about the cultures in both (Soy and Dairy). Both have dairy-derived cultures.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
L-Casei (Casein)
 

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I got a response from Stonyfield Farms about the natural flavors in the yogurt. I sent the email before I read your response so I did not specifically ask about the source of the bacteria. This is the email I got:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Hello Joanne,<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for contacting us! We always welcome comments and questions from<br><br>
our yogurt lovers, and we're grateful when someone takes the time to tell<br><br>
us what they think of our company and products.<br><br><br><br>
To answer your question regarding if the new O'Soy product is vegan,<br><br>
it may not be completely vegan due to the fact that is made in a dairy plant<br><br>
on dairy lines. O'Soy is the first product produced on the line and only<br><br>
after a thorough cleaning of the lines the night before. Though we don't<br><br>
add dairy there is always a possibility of trace amounts in the product,<br><br>
due to the fact that it is made on dairy lines, air borne particles and human<br><br>
error. We test the product for dairy and strive for less than 5 parts<br><br>
per million (0.000005). The industry standard is for less than 10 parts per<br><br>
million.<br><br><br><br>
The natural flavors do not contain any animal product or by-product in<br><br>
them. They are flavorings that are naturally extracted from fruit and<br><br>
flavor compounds. It is considered proprietary information by our fruit<br><br>
manufacturers therefore we cannot be more specific.<br><br><br><br>
We're passionately committed to making the best-tasting, healthiest<br><br>
yogurts available, and trying to do some good in the world while we're at it!<br><br>
Please visit our website at Stonyfield.com to learn more.<br><br><br><br>
Sincerely,<br><br>
Diana Godbout<br><br>
Consumer Relations Coordinator<br><br>
The folks at Stonyfield Farm</div>
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After reading your previous post I did a search on L casei bacteria. You are correct that it can be grown in dairy and is often used in cheese production. It can also be obtained from fermented vegetables and exists naturally in the human body.<br><br><a href="http://genome.jgi-psf.org/draft_microbes/lacca/lacca.home.html" target="_blank">http://genome.jgi-psf.org/draft_micr...acca.home.html</a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">L. casei are a remarkably adaptive species, and may be isolated from raw and fermented dairy products, fresh and fermented plant products, and the reproductive and intestinal tracts of humans and other animals (Kandler and Weiss, 1986). Industrially, L. casei have application as human probiotics (health-promoting live culture), as acid-producing starter cultures for milk fermentation, and as specialty cultures for the intensification and acceleration of flavor development in certain bacterial-ripened cheese varieties (Fonden et al., 2000; Fox et al., 1998; Kosikowski, 1982).</div>
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The FAQ page at Stonyfield Farms does mention the use of L. casei, but I did not see any information on the FAQ page about its source. I sent the email to Stonyfield before I read about the L casei so I did not ask how the lab that supplies the bacteria for their yogurt obtains and grows the L casei.<br><br><br><br>
It seems to me (but I could be wrong) that if the bacterial cultures were grown in dairy, that the dairy content of the yogurt would be higher than 5 parts per million, especially since the soy yogurt is produced in the same building as dairy products. It would appear that there is no dairy in the bacteria at the time that it is added to the yogurt. This is just my speculation, I could be wrong.<br><br><br><br>
This is starting to sound like one of those controversial grey areas not unlike the vegan sugar/bone char issue. I'm just going to post this information and let everyone decide for themselves whether they want to use this product.<br><br><br><br>
The bottom line: This product is made in a plant that manufactures dairy products and contains a strain of bacteria that may have been originally obtained from and/or cultured in dairy.<br><br><br><br>
If anyone wants to contact the company for more info you can fill out the form on this page:<br><br><a href="http://www.stonyfield.com/Contact/GeneralContact.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.stonyfield.com/Contact/GeneralContact.cfm</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jojob1969</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have enough extra lids for 1 magazine subscription. The first person to post here can have them. PM me the address you want the subscription sent to and which magazine you want (Vegetarian Times or Yoga Journal). I can send in the lids for you.<br><br><br><br>
I only have enough for one person right now. First come first serve. If I buy more yogurt before this offer runs out I'll post again.<br><br><br><br>
Just a reminder, the company is only offering this in the US and the offer expires June 30, 2007.</div>
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I have another set of lids. Same deal as before. I will send them in for the first person to reply here. PM me your info.
 

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I would LOVE them if they aren't already taken!! I have been wanting to sign up for vegetarian times.Let me know if I can pm you my info <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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MeganLynn,<br><br><br><br>
Congratulations you were the first to respond to the offer. PM me the address you want the magazine sent to and I'll mail the lids to the company for you.
 

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Figures. I love yoga journal and nobody within 100 miles of where I live sells it. I did the store locater thing...</div>
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I'm sure she'll offer this again, I was the lucky winner the first go around!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"> So, just continue to check her thread!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br>
I'll let everyone know when I get my first veg. times, so that way maybe it will give others a timeline as to when to expect theirs!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Michelle<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:">
 

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I just recieved an enevelope today in the mail from Stonyfield Farms, when I opened it they had sent me a coupon for $1.00 off on 6 cups of Stonyfield Farm O'Soy Cultured Soy.<br><br>
On the reverse side it was a "...thanks for participating in our O'Soy Lovers Rewards program. You will recieve the first issue of your magazine selection(s) in 6-8 weeks.<br><br><br><br>
So for anyone else who jojob1969 is gracious enough to help get their subscriptions, this will maybe give you a timeline to go on.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bow:"><br><br><br><br>
Oh & jojob1969 I'd be more than happy to send along this coupon for you, if you want to send me you info.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks again for offering to do this for us!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br>
Michelle
 

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We can't eat soy yogurt at our house, so if anyone gets any extra and care to share, please, please let me know! Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Oh & jojob1969 I'd be more than happy to send along this coupon for you, if you want to send me you info.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks again for offering to do this for us!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br>
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Thanks, Michelle, I sent you my info.<br><br><br><br>
MeganLynn, you should be getting one of those letters in the mail too.<br><br><br><br>
Macylee36 and sararie, I sent you both pm's. Send me your info if you are still interested.<br><br><br><br>
If anyone else can't get the yogurt where you live, send me your info. I can put you on a waiting list and send in the offer for you if I get more lids. I can't say how long of a wait it will be. It all depends on how much yogurt my family eats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:">
 
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