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I Tested 20 Vegan Protein Bars to Find The Best Ones [Buying Guide]

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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...

Vega Sport Protein Bar Review: Which Vega Bar is Best?

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Where to buy: Amazon I’m a big fan of Vega Sport’s protein powder, so naturally I was excited to try the Vega Sport bar as well. I included it as one of the 20 or so bars to test to try and find the best vegan protein bar. Each one is tested for the 3 most important areas of a protein bar: protein content, taste, and cost. You’ll find all my testing results in this review. Bar Nutrition...

Vega 20g Protein Bar Review: Is It Vega’s Best Bar?

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Where to buy: Amazon Vega makes 3 vegan protein protein bars: The 10g protein snack bar The Vega Sport bar (also 20g) This bar (the 20g bar) This bar shares a lot in common with the Vega Sport bar, but it’s still a separate product line so I wanted to review it separately. My goal is to find the best overall vegan protein bar, that’s why I’ve bought about 20 different bars so far to test. For...

Vega Protein Snack Bar Review (2019!)

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Where to buy: Amazon Vega makes 3 types of vegan protein bars. The “snack” bar is essentially the lite version, with the least amount of protein. Still, I wanted to review it because it’s so easy to find both online and in stores. I’ve tested around 20 bars so far, and for each of them I look at 3 things: protein content, taste, and cost. This review is divided into those 3...