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So me and the fiance decide to make our first attempt at a vegan pizza. We had spotted some soy cheese at the grocery store earlier in the week so we went back to pick up that, some yves vegan pepperoni, sauce, and ingredients.<br><br>
We go home and I give the cheese a try. Not too bad. Gave the ingredients a quick look for the hell of it. Contains soy and milk... Why? I mean who would buy soy cheese unless they did not want to eat cheese with milk in it? Who is their target audience??<br><br>
Well we were going to go to the organic store to get some good old reliable daiya but they had just closed. Ended up making a cheeseless pizza.<br><br>
I guess I just need to start thoroughly reading things even more than I already do. It's like a never-ending game. It almost seems malicious the way they sneak things into food.<br><br>
$4 down the drain, lesson learned.
 

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This happened to me when I first went vegan. I bought soy cheese at trader joe's, assuming soy cheese meant no dairy. Of course, I thought it was pretty good, too. Don't remember what made me check the ingredients at that point but I found out it had casein in it. It is very frustrating. We really do need to check ingredients every time, especially if it's something we haven't had before. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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yeah im pretty sure the soy cheeses (w/ milk ingredients) or veggie cheese is for vegetarians because it doesnt have rennet in it.
 

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<a href="http://www.galaxyfoods.com/galaxy-products/soy-cheese/veggie/veggie-shreds/" target="_blank">http://www.galaxyfoods.com/galaxy-pr...veggie-shreds/</a><br><br>
This brand is a huge offender of that.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SuicideBlonde</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3020976"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.galaxyfoods.com/galaxy-products/soy-cheese/veggie/veggie-shreds/" target="_blank">http://www.galaxyfoods.com/galaxy-pr...veggie-shreds/</a><br><br>
This brand is a huge offender of that.</div>
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That would be the culprit.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>dmclean</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3020948"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Contains soy and milk... Why? I mean who would buy soy cheese unless they did not want to eat cheese with milk in it? Who is their target audience??</div>
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I'm pretty sure that the market for these foods, as well as the market for vegan foods is the same market as for gluten-free foods, vegetarian foods, low fat foods, cholesterol-free foods and so on... it's the "health" market. That market is larger and is growing faster than the "ethical consumers" market.
 

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The Galaxy products brandish LACTOSE FREE in huge bold letters on all their packaging, so that's at least one intended draw.
 

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I've had similar experiences before with (supposedly) dairy-free soy yoghurt. Over time, I've learned to read labels thoroughly if I'm buying a new brand for the first time.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ElaineV</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3021029"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm pretty sure that the market for these foods, as well as the market for vegan foods is the same market as for gluten-free foods, vegetarian foods, low fat foods, cholesterol-free foods and so on... it's the "health" market. That market is larger and is growing faster than the "ethical consumers" market.</div>
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Soy cheese is hardly healthy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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They stopped selling Follow Your Heart cheese here. Now they just have non-vegan almond cheese. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Stonybrook Farms - O Soy brand yogurt is all soy, but with active milk cultures. I also discovered this after I bought it for my kids. I was bummed because they actually liked it and it had a good amount of fat and protein.<br><br>
Sneaky sneaky sneaky....
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>agalloch</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3021016"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm fairly certain those cheeses are marketed toward the lactose intolerant.</div>
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And the taste intolerant too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>karenlovessnow</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3020960"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This happened to me when I first went vegan. I bought soy cheese at trader joe's, assuming soy cheese meant no dairy. Of course, I thought it was pretty good, too. Don't remember what made me check the ingredients at that point but I found out it had casein in it. It is very frustrating. <b>We really do need to check ingredients every time, especially if it's something we haven't had before.</b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
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I tend to check ingredients beforehand anyway, because of family allergies.
 

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I'm pretty sure that the market for these foods, as well as the market for vegan foods is the same market as for gluten-free foods, vegetarian foods, low fat foods, cholesterol-free foods and so on... it's the "health" market. That market is larger and is growing faster than the "ethical consumers" market.</div>
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Well the "health" market is also for those of us who are coeliacs and NEED gluten free products. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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vegetarians.<br>
or someone who was lactose intolerant maybe i guess?</div>
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'Contains Milk' may be a no-no for the lactose intolerant.
 

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'Contains Milk' may be a no-no for the lactose intolerant.</div>
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Not necessarily. I bought some soy yoghurt a few months ago, said lactose free on the label, looked closer at the label, and one of the ingredients was milk proteins.
 
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