Are you a vegan? Do you have a lactose intolerance? or just not a fan of cow’s milk? Should we have to pay for our milk to be switched to soy?
Friday past I had stopped in town for a coffee with my mam, we decided to go into the cute little coffee shop on the high street, I had asked for a regular latte with soy milk and I was really angered when I saw the menu board “add soy milk… £0.35” I had to pay for my milk! Why should we still be made to pay for this alternative when cow’s milk is free in the coffees?
Up to 15% of the UK population are lactose intolerance; Lactose is the most prevalent sugar found in cows’ milk and dairy products, making up approximately 4.8% of the average gross composition of milk. So many people allegoric to this sugar in cow’s milk and being made to pay for the change in their order, surely that isn’t fair.
Veganism also is growing throughout the world; It is a lifestyle that avoids all animal foods such as meat, dairy, eggs and honey; animal derived products like leather; and, as far as possible, products tested on animals. There are half a million people in the UK defined as a vegan, following the cruelty free plant based lifestyle, so why are we still in some places made to pay for the switch in milks?