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!
2. Caramel candies
3. Caramel Creams (Bull's Eyes)
|I loved these growing up.|
4. Certs mints
5. Wrigley's Spearmint gum
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
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
8. Now and Later
|I'm not sure why, but this disappointed me the most|
10. Sugar Daddy's (and Babies)
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).