Haribo Gummy bears might be the most famous and well-liked gummy bears.
Unfortunately, they are clearly not vegan for multiple reasons.
While different flavors might have slightly different ingredients, here’s are the typical Haribo gummy bear ingredients:
Corn syrup, sugar, gelatin, dextrose, citric acid, starch, artificial and natural flavors, fractionated coconut oil, carnuba wax, beeswax coating, artificial colors (yellow 5, red 40, blue 1).
Gelatin and beeswax are never vegan, so that alone rules out these gummy bears from being vegan friendly.
On top of that, most vegans don’t consider artificial colors to be vegan either due to the animal testing surrounding them.
The good news is that there are plenty of other good vegan friendly gummy bears if you have a sweet tooth.