Help me with my lactose intolerance.
August 14, 2010 2:00 PM Subscribe
[DairyFilter] Which processed/pre-made foods have lactose in them? Which do not?
posted by griphus to health & fitness (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There comes a time in a man's life when he realizes that even the smallest amounts of milk make him horrifically and disgustingly ill for days on end. At this point, not even Lactaid is helping, so I'm on a 100% abstinence plan. The problem is that I eat a lot of processed/premade food (NB: I am aware that cooking everything for myself would solve this problem. Not gonna happen.) And a lot of said food either doesn't come in packages with clearly denoted ingredients or I just get fed up and anxious trying to do shopping while looking on the back of every goddamn thing to see if there is milk in there and leave and end up having to eat sandwiches for dinner. Again.
So, what is it that one would not obviously suspect to contain lactose actually contains lactose ? Inversely, what am I avoiding that I would generally be fine with because I think it has lactose but it doesn't?
Extra bonus question: Which pre-packaged, popular candies don't have milk in them? I have kind of a sweet tooth but everything with milk chocolate is right out and I'm having trouble picking something that isn't Sour Patch Kids/Gummi Bears.
Double extra bonus question: Which brand of dairy-free sour cream comes the closest to the real deal's texture and taste?