Whole Foods - Read the Labels!
In the last week, I have bought three things at Whole Foods that I wouldn't have bought if I had carefully read the labels. They were:
* frozen spinach florentine ravioli in the plastic box, not the bag: in very small letters it said vegan which meant it had soy ricotta. I'm not a vegan and I hate fake cheese. The texture of the filling was strange and the taste, to me, was off.
* fresh salsa which was marked spicy but not very noticably, and obviously I didn't notice. Too hot for me!
* my husband bought prepared chocolate pudding which he said tasted not as good as usual. I checked the label, and it too was vegan made with almond milk. But the labeling was not obvious.
My point in writing this is to remind all of us - vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, etc. to check the product labels carefully to make sure you're getting what you want. You don't want to waste money at Whole Paycheck!
Perhaps Whole Foods is more likely to have vegan products / soy substitute ingredients. I would not expect a conventional grocer's ravioli to have soy cheese and would not be looking out for this on a standard shopping trip - although in general I do read the ingredients of new-to-me products pretty closely.
I have to agree. It sounds like everything was labeled accurately -- you just didn't notice the wording. I shop at Whole Foods from time to time and have never been "misled" like you describe. It just sounds like you need to slow down and read the description of what you're buying before you put it in the cart.
If you're talking about this ravioli, it says "vegan" right there on the front. I've had it before -- I personally like it (no I'm not vegan either).