Another surprise for the “Wow, there’s really no soy in it!” category: Kraft Singles.
I happened to walk into our daughter’s Sunday School class and saw her munching on a slice of American “cheese”. I grabbed it out of her mouth and told the Sunday School teacher that American Cheese is not cheese (It’s a pasteurized prepared cheese product) and always made with soybean oil.
Imagine my surprise to read the label and find that there is absolutely no soybean oil in Kraft singles. Every American cheese that we’ve ever seen (especially at restaurants) has soybean oil in it. We’ve just pretty much quit looking at American cheese.
So we’ll still always choose real cheese over “pasteurized prepared cheese product”, but at least we know there’s an option out there.
I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.
We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.