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So, a couple of days ago my mom bought me some cheese, it was labeled "Veggie Slices" and "Lactose Free", so we pretty much assumed it was vegan. I was on my last slice, and felt the need to read the ingredients. One of the first ingredients was "milk protein" I'm so ticked off! In case you're wondering, it was from Galaxy Natural Foods, and was called "American Veggie Slices". (I think. It was something like that) Why would they label it "Veggie Slices" if it's just like any other vegetarian cheese! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:">
 

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That cheese is just for lactose intolerant people, I think.<br><br>
sometimes when I'm eating Redwoods stuff, which I know is all vegan, I still have to go and check the label again, just to be sure...that can get a bit like constantly going back to check the door's locked.
 

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Yeah, the cheeses are pretty confusing. The lactose free casein-containing cheeses are right next to the vegan cheese in my local grocery stores. Galaxy does make a vegan cheese, I think? But of course check the labels to be sure.<br><br>
Some vegan brands I've found locally are Follow Your Heart, Daiya, and Veganrella. Sadly I haven't found a vegan cheese I really love, but..oh well.
 

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You're probably better off getting all the cheese out of your diet than attempt to replace it with substitutes.<br><br>
The subs will either: 1) contain some silly thing that is not vegan (casein, rennet, whey....for whatever reason) or 2) taste gross. Guaranteed.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Bluejeans84</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2839372"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Why would they label it "Veggie Slices" if it's just like any other vegetarian cheese! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"></div>
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Because they have every right to. By the current definition, milk is still a food that vegetarians consume. If you want vegan you have to buy vegan not "veggie". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Scorpius</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2839465"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You're probably better off getting all the cheese out of your diet than attempt to replace it with substitutes.<br><br>
The subs will either: 1) contain some silly thing that is not vegan (casein, rennet, whey....for whatever reason) or 2) taste gross. Guaranteed.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> This is what I've always thought. Maybe after I've been vegan a little longer I'll have more interest in trying the subs, but for now... bleh. I've heard so many things about them either not being vegan or not being good that it's really put me off.<br><br>
I don't miss the taste of cheese at all. If I want something rich/creamy/filling, then I go for avocado or nut butters.
 

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This is a really good faux cheese sauce/spread: <a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=7126.0" target="_blank">bulk uncheese</a>. I like the flavor a lot better than any of the commercial vegan cheese I've tried, and it is easier to keep on hand, since the dry mix keeps for a long time in the fridge and you can make up just what you need rather than having a whole block of cheese sitting in the fridge.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ashlend</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2839526"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> This is what I've always thought. Maybe after I've been vegan a little longer I'll have more interest in trying the subs, but for now... bleh. I've heard so many things about them either not being vegan or not being good that it's really put me off.<br><br>
I don't miss the taste of cheese at all. If I want something rich/creamy/filling, then I go for avocado or nut butters.</div>
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THIS!! Best advice on getting over cheese!<br><br>
eventhough I wasn't big on daiya initially, i'm starting to like it a bit now. I think the big difference is you have to make sure it is melted, or it tastes like cardboard!
 

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Happened to me too! They put it right next to all the vegan produce at the grocery store. I was so mad! haha I went to my co-op and found some daiya cheese but really I don't miss cheese much and hardly use it.
 

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This happened to me as well. I bought something called "veggie shreds" from the produce dept. and after I had eaten half the bag, I decided to actually look at the ingredients only to find casein on the list. Why on earth would you call something veggie anything if it isn't truly veggie?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Vegan Wannabe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2840204"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This happened to me as well. I bought something called "veggie shreds" from the produce dept. and after I had eaten half the bag, I decided to actually look at the ingredients only to find casein on the list. Why on earth would you call something veggie anything if it isn't truly veggie?</div>
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Maybe its the same reason Stonyfield uses milk-based cultures to make its "O'Soy" yogurt? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br>
I've been vegan going on 7 years now and still ALWAYS check labels....even things that were vegan in the past often get switched up (as in the case with the soy yogurt) and you don't find out 'til you finish it and read the fine print! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Not cool!!
 
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