When The Ingredient List Is Covered

Hello! Welcome to Beyond Soy!

Here is a quick avoiding-soy frustration for you today: Sometimes the grocery store sticks their own label (or just a sticker) over the label of a product, making it quite difficult to read the ingredient list of that product! So frustrating! 

We can take the time to peel off the additional label to see the ingredients or we can skip the food entirely, but neither option is great. This scenario happens most often in the deli and pre-prepared food section, but can happen anywhere in the store.  

 IMAGE VIA PIXABAY

IMAGE VIA PIXABAY

Usually, we end up avoiding foods like this and purchasing a similar product instead. If you need to buy the food in question, there are a couple of options:

  1. Look through several of the items before giving up. The stickers might not be in the same place on all the items. You might be able to see the ingredient list on some of them (or piece it together from what you can see).
  2. Google the specific brand and food. The ingredients may be listed online (or visible in a picture). This option doesn't work for store products that you can't really search for, like rotisserie chicken.
  3. Ask a store employee if they have any additional (pre-stickered) items in the back or any ingredient information available.

When we run into this scenario we never seem to really need the food in question. Even though it is more of an annoyance than a hazard, we wish this never happened. Happy label peeling!