kondike bars and allergies

by Kym on September 8, 2009

I am sitting here eating the last Klondike bar and feeling sorry for myself. Last fall my allergies kind of went haywire even on the great meds and Baylee convinced me to go have the allergy testing done again…I have been avoiding eggs since my flu shot and breaking out in dots, so I finally went in last week. In addition to being really allergic and getting the “Wow, come look at this!” reaction from the nurses, I did find out that I am NOT allergic to eggs. Yippee! Pecan Pie, here I come…I am not allergic to pecans either!!! I am allergic to everything else…well, almost. The most insidious, and the one that was probably putting me over the dotty edge, is soy. Did you know they put soy in almost everything????? I do, because I am eating this Klondike bar knowing that my lip is going to blister (yes, I am feeling it) and my face will probably have a new zit-like itchy spot that will give me away to my kids, but I couldn’t stand it anymore!!! AND it was the last one, so now the evil is gone from this house!!!
I have been able to eat bacon…no soy, eggs…no soy…water…no soy….and a carefully prepared chicken dinner that David spent hours making because he could not use any Chicken flavoring…has soy, he had to make bread to eat with it, because the store brands all have soy…or at least the ones he read do…and I know I am using too many dots, so I will stop! On top of the NO SOY issues, we got a virus that kept us home from Florida this weekend. I got it Sunday, so I felt bad and not like cooking or running to the grocery for food. That is when David got to take up the “NO SOY” mantle.
If any of you out there have good ideas on how to eat modern day foods that do not include soy, or raw veggies (they make my face and throat itch…and I eat them anyway, except David has to make homemade salad dressings because store salad dressings all have SOY!) and raw fruits do the same thing! Also, if any of you have had the allergy shots and they have worked, please let me know!

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ocean September 9, 2009 at 12:48 am

awww, so sorry to hear you are having such a hard time


ocean September 9, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Question-do they think the fruit and veggie issue is from the wax added to the outside? I know it can contain soy. If that is the case-buy locally raised stuff-washing helps but not completely because some of the product leeches through to the fruit or veggie. You may already know this but just thought I would throw it out there.

Also-this link is for VERY basic info-most likely stuff you have found out

I used to babysit for a family who had a little guy w/ a soy allergy. I remember he could eat Carr's Table Water crackers, bugles, Old Bay Seasoning (most others have an anti-caking agent that is soy based), canned salmon, cheerios (not sure if the ingredients have changed), Kosher easter/passover chocolate (I'm thinking Manschevitz or something like that), Boar's head and French's mustard, Hain's mayo, Canada dry ginger ale, IBC root beer, and lots more.
I know there is a web site out there by California Institute of technology that lists TONS of soy free and soy containing foods but I googled it and came up with nothing.
I will let you know when I find it.


ocean September 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Kym-mentioned to a Jewish friend of mine that I couldn't remember the name of passover chocolate-they didn't know either BUT she did tell me MOST or maybe even ALL passover foods are soy free-she didn't know why but it of course has something to do with it not being an approved food for Passover. Just an FYI.


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