Last week I was looking for some dairy free ice cream alternatives at the grocery store. Ed had given the girls some sherbet while I was out of town not knowing that it's first ingredient is MILK! AUGH! So, I head over to the healthy food freezer section and find the ice cream...much to my dismay....even though there is dairy free ice cream, it's all horribly expensive!! Does anyone else think that $6 a pint is okay? I mean, you can get a whole gallon of Blue Bell for that price.
I hate that people who choose to eat these foods for health or moral reasons or people who have special food needs (the allergy people) seem to be punished financially. And yes, I do know that there is this little thing called "supply and demand" that causes the price to go up. It just frustrates me that my poor kiddo who can't consume dairy is going to miss out on one of her favorites because I can't bring myself to spend that kind of money on food for her. Someday I will buy an ice cream maker and make all the dairy free ice cream that her little tummy can handle! Until then, we have to figure out some other "su-prises" for my girl.