Dark Chocolate Creme De Pirouline Wafers

wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil (palm kernel oil, coconut oil, peanut oil), reduced fat cocoa powder, soy flour, malted barley flour, rice flour, corn starch, whey (milk), soy lecithin, salt, vanilla, caramel color and natural flavors.

Crystal Light

citric acid, aspartame, caffeine, maltodextrin, magnesium oxide, contains less than 2% of natural flavor, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate and biotin (b-vitamins), vitamin b6, vitamin b12, soy lecithin, yellow 5, red 40. phenylketonurics.

Mini Moos

half & half, sodium citrate, datem, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, carrageenan.

Lemon Essential Oil

rinds of Italian lemons

Ingredient Spotlight: Soy Lecithin

Only two of the items we read contain soy lecithin also known as soy leci thin. A little bit of research leads us to believe the soy lecithin is a byproduct of the soy oil production. According to Chris Kresser:

To make soy lecithin, soybean oil is extracted from the raw soybeans using a chemical solvent (usually hexane). Then, the crude soy oil goes through a ‘degumming’ process, wherein water is mixed thoroughly with the soy oil until the lecithin becomes hydrated and separates from the oil. Then, the lecithin is dried and occasionally bleached using hydrogen peroxide.

Not entirely sure what any of that means — but I’d wager that anything requiring hexane extraction isn’t the best thing to put in your body. Stay tuned as we start our directory of “ingredients”.