Founder, Cygnia Rapp, sat down with Don T to listen to his story about finding Honey MELT® as a part of his journey to enjoy life with lactose intolerance.
“Thank you for your hard work in putting forth such a fine product. Living with lactose intolerance is not easy and neither is finding alternatives. The Honey MELT is just perfect and I LOVE it! I don’t how you get that hint of honey in Honey MELT, but I have to say you have done a superior job over so many other brands that seem so dull.
I discovered MELT as a part of my journey to find alternatives that could support a dairy-free diet. For about two years I was terribly sick and none of the doctors I visited could figure out what was wrong with me. They put me through all kinds of tests looking for something catastrophic. I took the celiac test to see if gluten was the culprit, but no one thought of testing for lactose intolerance since I didn’t drink milk, preferring almond or soy milk anyway. After going through several doctors, I finally found a doctor who decided to put me through a lactose intolerance test since every other test had been done. The test was interesting: blood was drawn at 9 am, I drank two big cups of lactose, and blood was drawn four more times, once every 30 minutes. When the test results were in, the doctor concluded, “You are severely lactose intolerant.” Of course I was distraught because I was told I had to eliminate dairy from my diet, and if I didn’t, I would continue to be sick all of the time. As it was, I couldn’t go anywhere or do much because of stomach pains, vomiting, gas, diarrhea, etc. I thought I would never be able to eat anything again!
At the same time, I was happy to finally understand what was wrong with me so I could turn my life around after being sick for so long. I just had to be more resourceful. I did my own research, started reading labels, and little by little made the changes I needed, using alternatives for foods containing dairy and adapting recipes. I know my limitations, I know how to solve my problem, and MELT helps me solve my problem. I am forever thankful and grateful that you were able to come up with this unique recipe that makes my life more enriched.
I love to cook. Cooking and baking have become my hobbies now that I have retired. I had to figure out how to eat without getting sick. I used the other butter substitute, but it wasn’t very exciting. I came across MELT, saw the coupon, and read your story on the website. So I bought MELT and I fell in love with it. I just love Honey MELT! I don’t eat a lot of carbs, but every now and then I treat myself to sourdough. The Honey MELT on sourdough toast comes out golden and has such an enrichment from the MELT. I became addicted to it. I started using MELT on French toast, pancakes, and waffles.
My life has been enriched by your wonderful product. I have to say that I don’t miss butter whatsoever. They can have all the butter they want. I bake quite often since I can’t buy cake, cookies, frosting, etc in the store: they all contain butter or milk. I make my own pies, cookies, and cake with MELT!
I have been so dedicated to creating a new dishes that I am writing a cookbook. I am going to write my story, talk about how to make things at home, and how you don’t have to live a terrible life because of dietary restrictions. And, I want to list MELT as an ingredient in my recipes!”