Tuesday, October 26

10 Foods you didn't know had soy, 3rd edition: Candy special

When I first decided to make the "Foods you didn't know had soy" posts into a series, I was concerned that I wouldn't have enough food items to keep the series going.  Well, I needn't have worried!  There is no shortage of foods that contain soy.

Case in point: Tara and I were at the Dollar store this past weekend and, since Tara can get lost in there and I'm not much of a fan, I decided to check out their food section to see if I could find a few items with soy.   Holy cow! Did I hit the jackpot!  There were so many items that I actually started to get pissed off and upset. I kept running over to Tara to show her a pic, while exclaiming, "This [pointing at the pic], this has soy!"  (It should be noted that while there were a fair amount of off-brands, there was also a significant number of name brands.)

The biggest surprise was the candy aisle.  I found so many items that, in the spirit of Halloween this weekend, I decided to dedicate an entire edition to candy. I didn't list any chocolate candies because I already mentioned chocolate in the first edition.  So, if a candy has chocolate, you're pretty much guaranteed that it also has soy.  Even with ignoring the chocolate candy, I still found soooo many other candy products that have soy!

1. Bit-O-Honey

Bit-O-Honey Candy, 16 Oz

2. Caramel candies

Ferrara Pan Vanilla Milk Caramels, 16 oz

3. Caramel Creams (Bull's Eyes)

Goetze's Caramel Creams, 16 Oz.

I loved these growing up.

4. Certs mints

Certs Mints, Spearmint, 0.72-Ounce Packages (Pack of 48)

5. Wrigley's Spearmint gum

Wrigley's Spearmint Gum, 40 5-stick packages

Every single flavor of Wrigley's that I checked out has soy, including the Orbit White Bubblemint sitting in my drawer at work.  Glee Gum is a great alternative, but it doesn't last nearly as long as regular gum.

6. Creme Savers

Creme Savers Hard Candy Strawberry & Creme, 6-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)

I didn't actually see these at the Dollar store, but I found them when reading the Wrigley's website.

7. Willy Wonka Laffy Taffy

Wonka Laffy Taffy Assorted Flavors, 12-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)

8. Now and Later

Now and Later Apple Flavored Candy Forty-Eight 4-Piece Bars

9. Pez

PEZ Disney, Best of Pixar, 0.58-Ounce Assorted Candy Dispensers (Pack of 12)

I'm not sure why, but this disappointed me the most

10. Sugar Daddy's (and Babies)

Sugar Babies, 6-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

Charms Sugar Daddy Milk Cramel LolliPops - 24 Pops/ Box

Alison, over at Sure Foods Living, made a list of all the available soy free candy that she was able to find.  Also, in doing my searching online, I found a few places that sell soy-free candy; Natural Candy Store has a great selection (no affiliation).

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