So at Fairway on Friday and saw a new food product. Ricera, rice yogurt. I tweeted it as well. You know how I am about trying a new thing a week. So I bought one, had no allergens posted, just made out of rice, and organic at that. Had a taste, didn’t like it, threw it out.
Then within the hour my throat started to itch. Not lips, not tongue but definitely throat and inside ears. Huh. Allergic or getting a cold? Sometimes it’s really hard to tell the difference. The NYT did a brief article on that recently.
“Then there are hallmark symptoms of each. Allergies virtually always cause itchiness, in the eyes, the nose, the throat, while a cold generally does not. Telltale signs of a cold are a fever, aches and colored mucus.”
I think this is was an allergic reaction. I didn’t end up getting any cold symptoms and my throat is still not 100% but recovering slowly. How odd! There's nothing in the stated ingredients of this product that I’m allergic to. The only thing I could find was that the inulin is made from Jerusalem artichokes but I would think it would be SO processed that that shouldn’t mattered and as far as I know I’m not allergic to sunflowers which is what the JA really is unless I have a new allergy.
Ah, the mysteries of life.
I’m fine just a little perplexed. And you can bet no more Ricera for this allergic girl.