I haven't even heard of those brands, or at least I haven't paid attention to them. I've had soy products before, so I do have some exposure. The only brand of chocolate soy milk that I remember is SoGood. At least I think that's what it's called. I picked up some soy cheese the other day: mozza and cheddar. They both seem to be okay.
If I'm allergic to milk, then I won't be able to have some of these products either though, which will be really devastating. So far my experiments seem to be working and my most persistent symptom is going away.
I blew it today by having some chocolate pudding and am already starting to pay for it. Oh well. Tomorrow is another day. I'm willing to make sacrifices for chocolate
Thank you for your support. It is really a hard transition to take out even "part" of a food group (ie. just avoiding lactose vs avoiding complete dairy). Especially since I love all my food groups too. The other part that bothers me a lot about this, are the effects my decisions will have on my son. I still have to do a lot of research before I make any permanent decisions about my diet and my family's diet.
That was a great hug. Thanks, I needed it