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Day 25 - No joy with the soy


I ate a peanut chocolate chip soy joy today. I bought it last night during our 11pm shopping trip thinking it would be a good snack. I picked it up, thew it in the cart and didn't even glance at the ingredients. That was a big mistake.

I devoured the thing this morning, and then decided to look at the wrapper...

Ingredients: Whole Soybean Powder, Raisin, Butter (from milk), Sugar, Peanuts, Egg, Milk Chocolate Chips (sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor (with alkali), dextrose, butter oil, soy lecithin, vanilla extract, salt), Dried Pineapple, Maltodextrin (natural fiber source), Natural Flavors, Salt, Parmesan Cheese (from skim milk)

So in one little bar i consumed refined sugar, eggs, milk, butter, and best of all PARMESAN CHEESE. Seriously, Parmesan cheese is just out to get us. By the way, it didn't even taste all that great. Maybe it was all of that CHEESE in my chocolate.

If you're looking for a vegan bar I would recommend Larabar. The Cashew Cookie rocks my world. Its cashewy goodness that I just cant get enough of - and its good for you! I must throw in that Weight Watchers does not support eating large amounts of nuts, but we've all got our indulgences.

Ingredients: Cashews, Dates

That's it! Just cashews and dates. I would much rather put that into my body and sacrifice the extra calories over eating a long list of ingredients that includes ever so vague "natural flavors".

I know that was our first time together SoyJoy, but Im afraid we're through.


jd said...

The same thing almost happened to me with SoyJoy, too!

I grabbed/bought one of those bars at a Walgreens - I was in a hurry and just assumed it was vegan... Luckily I happened to glance down at the ingredient list when I stepped outside, which led to me turning right back around to return it.

The funny thing is, the cashier who helped me was also a vegan (she was Indian and said it was for cultural/religious reasons), and I NEVER meet vegans in my daily life! So, we ended up having a big discussion about recipes and cooking, which was really cool!

Anyway, good luck on your 30-day challenge! I'm glad to have found your blog and plan to keep checking in to see how the rest of it goes...

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