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No Cow Vegan Protein Bar Review: Great Taste, But is It the Best?

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Where to buy:Amazon When I came up with the goal of finding the best vegan protein bar, the brand “No Cow” came up over and over again. So I added it to the list of about 20 bars to test. I test (or score) all bars for 3 things: Protein content Taste Cost This review of No Cow bars is broken up into those 3 categories. No Cow Bars Have A Very High Protein Content For each bar I tested, I recorded...

Simply Protein Bar Review: Arguably the Best Vegan Bar

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Where to buy: Amazon, Costco To find the best vegan protein bar, I’ll be spending the next few weeks testing and reviewing as many as I can find (I’ve bought over 20 at this point). I started with the Simply Bar, which I’ve had in the past (easy to find at Costco and other stores). Based on my initial set of results, I expect the Simply Bar to be one of, if not the, best vegan protein bar. This...

The 4 Best Vegan Combat Boots in 2019

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More and more vegan combat boots are being made. To save you some time, I’ve looked through as many as I could find, and compiled the top rated, and best value boots. Most are designed for women, but seeing as combat boots are as unisex as footwear gets, I think any of the boots here would look fine on men. Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 Smooth Black Combat Boot If I had to recommend one vegan combat or...

Is White Bread Vegan?

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White bread seems like it could be vegan. Flour, water, yeast, salt…what else do you need? While you can make bread with just those ingredients, most white bread is not vegan. The most common non-vegan ingredients are: dried milk powder or milk butter eggs lecithin (the non-plant kind) Mono- and di-glycerides While some brands of white bread in stores are vegan, most are not. Classic White...

Is Salt Water Taffy Vegan?

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Some salt water taffy is vegan, and some isn’t. It depends on the brand, and sometimes depends on your personal definition of veganism. Let me quickly explain why. Obvious Non-Vegan Ingredients in Salt Water Taffy The core ingredients of taffy are various forms of sugar (corn syrup, plain white sugar, etc.), plus oils. The big issue is that some popular salt water taffies contain egg whites...

Vegetarian vs. Vegan vs. Pescetarian [Differences and Health Effects]

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Maybe you want to reduce your environmental impact. Maybe you’re trying to be healthier. Or maybe you have ethical concerns about eating meat. These 3 diets may all be options for you. But which one is best for you? I’ve created a detailed, but simple comparison of these diets on this page. By the end, you should have a clear idea of the positives and negatives of each diet and which one is most...

The Simplest Vegan Meal Prep Shopping List

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If you’re just getting started with vegan meal prep, it’s best to keep things simple. You want to focus on flexible ingredients that go well with most other vegan foods and reheat well. This lets you cook a big batch of each individual ingredient, and then toss them all together. For each meal, you generally want to aim to have a vegan protein source, vegetables (a mix), a grain. Here are the...

Why Are Vegans So Mean and Angry?

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Aggressive, pushy, pretentious, judgemental… If you asked me to describe vegans just 2 years ago, these words all would have come to mind. Now that I’ve gone vegan, it’s much easier to see and understand the 2 opposing sides. Hopefully I can shed some light into why some vegans are so mean and/or angry. Consider Selection Bias I’d like to ask you a question. How many vegans do you know...

7 Beeswax Substitutes for Skin and Hair Products (Vegan Friendly)

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The best substitute for beeswax depends on what you’re making. While they can all be substituted for each other in a pinch, but some do better in different situations. Some alternatives are better for hair products, while others are better for skin products (i.e. lotions and soaps), and some are better for lip balms. I’ll go through each of your options, and what each is best used for. Note that...

Is Crest Toothpaste Vegan? (Are the Pork Claims True?)

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Go on certain forums, and you’ll see claims that Crest contains pork, and isn’t vegan. So I wanted to find out once and for all. I examined all the ingredients in various Crest toothpastes (we’ll go over them in a bit), and I had 3 main concerns: Gelatin – Gelatin can come from animal sources (like pork) or from plant sources. Only Crest would know. “Color” – Is included in multiple...