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    Anyone else out there allergic to soy?

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    Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:00 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Depends what product you are looking for. Or are you meaning just in general?

    As a rule, I try not to buy anything that leaves its ingredient list too vague. If it's generalized with "natural flavors" or it has several things on it I can't pronounce, I bypass it for something else. If I do happen to purchase something with a name on it that I have no idea what it is, I google it when I get home, but I'm nerdy that way. icon_smile.gif

    I personally think that there are just too many unregulated things when it comes to food. All companies should have to label things specifically because of allergen issues, but they don't. I know they like to have their secret recipes and such, but honestly, just knowing what is in something doesn't mean they're giving out the exact recipe, and duplicating something exactly without specific amounts of something is VERY difficult. That's my grevience for the day. HeeHee...All done. icon_biggrin.gif
    Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:53 pm Groupie
    I always google as well.

    I meant what do I use to bake with gluten free flours if I am not using xanthan gum & guar gum?
    Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:05 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    UmmBinat wrote:
    I always google as well.

    I meant what do I use to bake with gluten free flours if I am not using xanthan gum & guar gum?

    That I don't know. I'll have to research that one out a bit and get back to you.
    Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:11 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster This appears to be what you're looking for as far as gluten-free, soy-free flour. Never used the product, but it may be worth checking out. icon_smile.gif It appears they have other products for baking as well that may be some that you can use. Hope that helps! icon_smile.gif
    Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:44 pm Groupie
    I'm not looking for gluten free flour. I am wondering what to replace the guar gum or xanthan gum with in baking.
    Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:47 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I've never used either for baking, so I'm not sure. I just use flour that is soy-free. I'm not even sure what you'd use them for to be honest. icon_smile.gif I suppose you could google "replacement for xanthan gum or guar gum" and see what pops up. I was able to find this article, though, about using flax seed or coconut flour to replace it. Sorry I can't be of more help.
    Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:46 pm Groupie
    It is used to make the final product of a more glutinous texture like normal flour would make it.

    That's an interesting link. Thank you it is what I am looking for! icon_smile.gif
    Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:50 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    You're welcome! Glad I could help! icon_smile.gif
    Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:29 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I hate it when someone says something like "You should be grateful because..." but I am about to say it now.

    You should be grateful you aren't me. I am allergic to soy, wheat, corn... I am allergic to 47 foods, I am lactose intolerant and gluten intolerant. Food shopping is so depressing to me that I dread going. I have to prepare all my foods from scratch. I thought it was tough when soy was the only allergy I had. Then add in wheat and corn... HOLY HUNGER! Have you tried to find something corn free lately? It's a lovely lesson in futility.

    I was complaining about the soy for years. I had no safe food that didn't go untouched eventually. But when I hit 47 food allergies plus lactose plus gluten... I stopped complaining and I am just grateful I can eat anything at all.

    Don't get me wrong. I am not frolicking through the isles singing "Yea, I can eat something!" I cry when I go to the store. But when I get home, I am very grateful I am not on a peg tube feeding or something similar. I'd probably be allergic to all that too. So I am just grateful I have anything left on my plate.
    Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:44 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    @Chef #426199
    I too am a chocolate lover. There *are* soy-free chocolates out there. They tend to be a little more expensive. But some of them are really good. offers a brand called Michel Cluizel--they do not use soy lecithin (or any soy). I think it's company policy or something. Two others: Taza chocolate and Enjoy Life has some dark chocolate bars. Also, check out this site: (Some of it's out-dated. For example, Green&Blacks has added soy. But it's a good guideline.)

    There are a lot of products that soy has been added to besides candles--though many of these may not actually be a problem, it's not a bad idea to be aware. Like soy ink (if your thumbs are black after reading a book or newspaper, it may be soy ink). For that reason, if you're getting a tattoo--temporary or real--check what kind of ink is used. There are now (or soon will be) "green" water bottles made from unspecified vegetable (Dasani). The 2007 Mustang supposedly contained chairs made from soy foam. I think I've heard of soy fabric too.

    Lodge preseasoned cooking skillets are preseasoned with vegetable oil. All commercial pan oil sprays (except for Manishewitz--available around Passover) contain soy lecithin--even when they're canola or olive oil sprays. 100% cheese *may not be safe*. For example, McDonalds ingredients menu mentions that their American Cheese contain soy lecithin for slice separation. Just be sure you check the ingredients even on cheese. I've seen shampoos with soy protein or lecithin. Mascara and lip gloss with soy lecithin. Orange soda (HI-C, Fanta, etc) contains "brominated vegetable oil" to help the flavoring dissolve. I myself have taken to avoiding citrus flavored sodas for this reason. You want orange soda--try mixing orange juice and plain seltzer. Also, beware candy floss/cotton candy--they often use flossine (sugar) from soy.

    Anyway, I hope some of this is useful.
    Kelli Baumann
    Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:26 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Yes I'm allergic to soy also. Like you this is very new to me and am trying to find out what I can eat without having an asthma attack so bad I end up in the hospital for a week or having to take shots and loads of Benadryl. Your right it's in everything and no one else seems to understand how someone can be allergic to soy when it's suppose to be so good for you. Good luck
    Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:35 pm Groupie
    Oh, it is not even good for you whether allergic or not!!!
    Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:44 pm Groupie
    For soy free chocolate try carob powder in place of cocoa in recipes. I did that yesterday in One Bowl Gluten Free Chocolate Cake which worked well and was chocolaty to someone who doesn't eat chocolate barley ever anymore. I did use guar gum though which would have to be avoided but we are more allergic to corn which is the other option (xanthan gum)

    Also made Carob Pudding (Gluten & Dairy Free) which is completely soy free to my knowledge.
    Philip Orange
    Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:44 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hello all,

    Me too, i discovered allergy to soy base food about 15 years ago: mainly soy bean sprouts, and not cooked and not fermented soy sauce, and soy milk.
    Bread is less a problem but feel uncomfortable when I eat that. It may evolve in worst reaction if i keep that in my food.

    I am also very interested to find bread and cookies without lecithin in shop.

    Until 2 years ago i was living in France and it was not a problem. Here in USA it seems almost impossible to find soy free bread from stores.

    Any advice will be welcome.

    Thanks in advance

    Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:21 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi I realized you posted this all the way in 2006, but wondered if you found anything helpful? I am recently allergic to soy ( as well as mold products ) so I am already experiencing a horrible time finding foods I can eat, please let me know what has worked for you since years later I hope you found something. Thanks icon_smile.gif
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