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Is Red Bull Vegan? (Probably, But It Depends on You…)

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At first glance, a few ingredients in Red Bull seem like they might not be vegan. Same goes for Monster Energy drinks. Taurine is the obvious one, which technically isn’t always vegan (even though the vast majority of modern taurine is vegan). If you’d like to know if you can consider Red Bull to be vegan, read on. A Quick Look at the Ingredients in Red Bull The Red Bull...

Are Chips Ahoy Vegan? (Spoilers: Nope)

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I’ve read on a few blogs that Chips Ahoy are accidentally vegan. I would like some of what those authors are smoking. Chips Ahoy most certainly are not vegan. And while there are dozens of varieties, they mostly use the same ingredients. I looked through several, and none were even close to vegan. Ingredients in Chips Ahoy! There are some clear issues and some potential issues when you look at...

Are Tostitos Vegan? These Flavors Are…

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There are 3 main types of Tostitos: scoops, triangles, and rounds. For each of these, there are multiple flavors, some of which are vegan, and some are not. I went ahead and looked up all the ingredients in each variety to figure out which Tostitos flavors are and are not vegan. Non-Vegan Ingredients in Tostitos There are some obvious non-vegan ingredients in most of the varieties that...

Is Reign Total Body Fuel Vegan? (Good News!)

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Reign is a pretty new product quickly gaining popularity. Their website is pretty barebones for now, just explaining that it’s a pre-workout supplement with BCAAs, caffeine, CoQ10, and electrolytes. BCAAs in general are sometimes vegan, but not always. I contacted the company about whether or not it’s vegan, and got back a pretty standard templated response: Hi, Thanks again for taking the...

Are Twizzlers Vegan? [Here’s Why They’re Probably Not…]

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When I first went vegan, I heard that Twizzlers were vegan in a few different places. And while I can see why someone might think that – there’s a very good chance that they’re not. I’ll walk you through why I think this, and you can decide for yourself if you still want to eat them. Twizzler Ingredients There’s no obvious ingredients from animals like gelatin, which is common in other...

Are Junior Mints Vegan? (Maybe, but Probably Not…)

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Can you still eat Junior Mints after going vegan? It depends on how strict of a vegan you want to be, and what risks you’re willing to take. Let me quickly explain why Tootsie’s chocolate-covered candy probably isn’t vegan, but there’s a chance that it is. Ingredients in Junior Mints There are 2 potential issues from the ingredients list: Sugar, Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Processed...

Are Skittles Vegan in 2019? [Spoilers: I Don’t Think So]

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Some people say that Skittles are vegan. I’d argue that they’re misinformed. While there’s no obvious animal products like gelatin, there’s a handful of questionable ingredients in them. I’ll walk you through them, and then you can decide for yourself whether or not you think they’re vegan. Ingredients in Skittles As a side note before continuing, Skittles are not kosher certified, which is often...

Is Pizza Dough Vegan? (Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and More)

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Cheese and toppings aren’t the only non-vegan ingredients to worry about when ordering or making pizza. The dough might not be vegan as well. I’ve tracked down the ingredients list of the most popular pizza chains in North America, and we’ll look at whether each type of crust they offer is or isn’t vegan. Is Pizza Crust Usually Vegan? If you’re ordering from another chain, is it safe to assume...

The 5 Best Vegan Gym And Lifting Shoes for Athletes

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A lot of popular lifting shoes aren’t vegan. Even classic brands like Converse often use adhesives that contain animal products. Adidas has a few product lines that some claim are vegan, but they’re never clearly labelled or certified. Personally, I’d like to be sure that my shoes are vegan. A while back I needed new shoes, and ended up researching the best options. I’m going to share with you...

The Best Vegan Minimalist Shoe Brands for All Occasions

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I’ve only worn minimalist shoes for the last 9 years or so. The only problem is that many minimalist shoes are not vegan, and unless you’re really into minimalist shoes, vegan ones can be hard to find. Lucky for you, I am. And I’m going to share with you the best brands for vegans looking for minimalist shoes. These brands cover all the main types of shoes: Runners Hiking shoes Casual...