lol the hot and spicy flavor is made from shiitake mushrooms!
The only drawback to all types of jerky is the high sodium content. but for a quick snack that's portable and high in protein, it's hard to beat jerky.
Funny you should mention whole foods, i have their website open right now because I'm headed there tonight. The problem I get when I walk in there is that I want to buy everything.
And the store in Bellevue is 56,044 square feet (listed on their website
Like the OP said I've heard/read both sides of the story. Here's a good article. Soy and Hormone Related Cancers - Caring4Cancer
But then you see stuff like this: Is soy healthy?
I agree with what the caring 4 cancer website says, though
"The bottom line is that there is not enough research, to know with 100% certainty, that soy foods are helpful, harmful or completely neutral (neither helpful nor harmful) for women with a history of breast or other hormone related cancer.
However, at Caring4Cancer.com, after reviewing hundreds of studies on soy foods and breast cancer, we believe that soy food can be a healthy part of a woman's diet, even if she has a history of breast cancer or other hormone related cancer. "