I've been attempting to go dairy free to see if it helps my Weird Undiagnosed Throat Thing, that no one seems that interested in diagnosing anymore. I'm not even interested anymore.
However there's always a lot of debate around about dairy and if it is, or is not, a mucus forming evil food. But what the hell I thought, no harm in giving it up and seeing if it makes a difference. Because even though I gave up on finding out what the problem is, that doesn't mean I'm not interested in fixing it.
So I was at the supermarket a couple of days ago and saw some soy cheese and bought it. Took it home, cracked out the rice crackers and loaded a few up to test it out. Hmm, I'm thinking, not as bad as I was expecting. Then I turn it over and read the ingredients and one of the main ingredients is Casein (diary protein). So not only is my soy cheese mainly made of a dairy product, but Casein is the protein in dairy that will cause you a problem if you're going to have one with dairy products.
So I was pretty pissed off that I'd paid money for this so called soy cheese when I may as well of just had a slab off the block of Nimbin Natural in the fridge.
But then I thought you'd be pretty pissed off if you were a vegan and were eating this cheese thinking it was in line with your beliefs.
This seems a bit deceiving to me. There really needs to be better labelling on products.
There is one brand of cheese here, Kingland, that is casein free, but it's not sold where I live.