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The Best Vegan Companies to Invest In: Public and Private Stock Options

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I support vegan businesses any way I can. One of the ways you might want to do that is by finding vegan companies to invest in, and add them to your portfolio. While you don’t have a ton of options when it comes to vegan companies that are publicly traded, I’ve put together a comprehensive list of your options. You basically have 4 options to invest in vegan businesses, based on your...

Are Cocoa Puffs Vegan?

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The short answer is that it depends on how strict a vegan you are. Technically, Cocoa Puffs are not vegan. If you’d like to know why, read on. Ingredients in Cocoa Puffs There are 2 potential non-vegan ingredients when you look at the ingredients in Cocoa Puffs: Whole grain corn, sugar, corn meal, corn syrup, cocoa processed with alkali, canola oil, fructose, salt, caramel color...

Want to Invest in Beyond Meat? Here’s What You Need to Know

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As soon as I went vegan, it became really clear that veganism is growing fast, and Beyond Meat is crushing it. They are dominating a rapidly expanding niche, and it’s going to be years until any competitor can compete with their quality or scale. If I could invest in Beyond Meat today I would, and I’m sure you would too. But here’s the bad news… Beyond Meat is still a private company...

Best Vegan Protein Bars in 2019 – 20 Bars Tested and Compared

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After trying a few pretty gross vegan protein bars, I set out to find the best ones. I was hoping to find at least one that had a solid amount of protein, was low in sugar, tasted good, and didn’t cost too much. So I spent about the last 2 months collecting and testing vegan protein bars that had good reviews or were recommended by other vegans. I developed a testing...

Orgain Organic Vegan Protein Bar Review

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Where to buy: Amazon When I tested vegan protein powders, Orgain was one of the powders I tried. When I saw they also made a protein bar, of course I wanted to test it. My goal is to test as many bars as possible to find the best vegan protein bar. All bars are tested for protein content, taste, and cost. Protein Content The most important thing to most people looking for a protein bar...

Vegan Health Problems: A Science-Backed Summary

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Some people say that a vegan diet is going to destroy your health. Others say that a vegan diet will cure all your problems and make you a virtual superhuman. Which one (if either) is right? The issue with most of those posts is that they aren’t based on any actual scientific evidence. Some do, but it’s often cherry-picked either way. And since this is a topic people are very passionate about (on...

Is Caramel Color Vegan? (Don’t Confuse it With “Caramel”)

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Long story short: It’s probably safe to assume caramel color is vegan, but it’s possible that it’s not. You’ll find it mainly in drinks like soda, but also in a variety of foods. Whether or not it’s vegan depends on what sweetener it was made from. Read on to learn why. How is Caramel Color Made? Caramel color is made by heating carbohydrates (i.e. sugar), which is the caramelization...

Sodium Caseinate is NOT Vegan (Similar to Whey)

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It’s pretty obvious that sodium caseinate is not vegan-friendly when you hear its other name – milk powder. On ingredients list, milk powder is the more common term, but sodium caseinate is sometimes listed. It’s often used in powdered coffee mixes, lactose-free milks, and even in the cream versions of instant oatmeal. If you buy coffee (and related products), you need to be read...

Is White or Brown Sugar Really Vegan? (What About Bone Char?)

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Plain sugar obviously doesn’t have any animal product in it, yet still might not be vegan. That’s because bone char is often used during the refining process. Maybe you’ve heard this, but want the full story, and that’s what I’m here for. I’ve done the research so you don’t have to. This post will walk you through the facts so that you can make your own decision about whether or...

The Complete Vegan Guide to Whole Foods Market

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Warning: Super long post. I went vegan cold turkey one night and I was faced with a difficult question: “What am I supposed to eat now?” I was used to a typical North American diet, so I was out of my comfort zone. My gut told me: Go to Whole Foods. I had no clue what to buy, so I aimlessly wandered around and eventually picked out a few things. This guide is my attempt to...