A few weeks ago, I posted Soybeans are of the Devil because they are truly something I have to be aware of when I look for foods to eat. I will acknowledge that there are times when I take a risk and eat something without asking about the ingredients. Sometimes it works out ok, while other times…well, let’s not talk about that.
The other day, I asked a fellow Google Plus user about one of the meals she posted – cheddar cheese potato soup and a toasted baguette. My G+ pal said she really liked the soup, and the mix is made by Bear Creek Country Kitchens. I normally wouldn’t eat cheddar cheese potato soup, but then I thought about it a little more. If I like cheese on my potatoes, how much different can it be as a soup?
I decided to search the Bear Creek website for information on their ingredients because I know that most soup mixes have soybean protein in them. Ok, so the Bear Creek website was a bust. They only provided nutrition information and nothing about the ingredients. At that point, I took to handy dandy Google and searched for “bear creek soup mix ingredients” and found a site called Labelwatch.com. This site confirmed what I feared – there are all kinds of proteins in the Bear Creek soup mixes including corn, wheat, and of course, the evil soybean.
As you can see, Labelwatch is pointing out every single ingredient in this mix. Are there any soup mixes that have no soy protein in them? I would like to eat soup again one day. (I feel like singing Annie’s Tomorrow because maybe tomorrow will be the day I find soy protein free soup mix.)
Well, that puts an end to my cheddar cheese potato soup craving, but at least I have found a new tool that will help me avoid other soy ladened foods. Labelwatch.com is just what a person with food allergies and/or food intolerances needs in their life.
If you have a favorite online ingredient tracker I would love to hear about it. Oh! and if they have an iPhone app that would be a double plus.