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Is Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal Vegan?

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Depending on how strict a vegan you are, you may or may not consider Raisin Bran may to be vegan-friendly. I’ll explain why after a quick look at the ingredients list: Whole grain wheat, raisins, wheat bran, sugar, brown sugar syrup, malt flavor, salt, niacinamide, vitamin B1, B2, B6, folic acid, vitamin D3, vitamin B12 It looks good until the very end. Most of the ingredients are in fact...

Subway Veggie Patty Ingredients – Is It Vegan?

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This information is accurate as of December 2018. It’s possible that the ingredients have changed since then. According to Subway, their veggie patty consists of: Water, water chestnuts (water chestnuts, water, citric acid), onions, carrots, cooked brown rice (water, brown rice), whole grain oats, mushrooms, egg whites, wheat gluten, soy flour, corn oil, calcium caseinate (from milk), green...

Are Graham Crackers Typically Vegan?

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The short answer is that while some vegan graham crackers exist, most graham crackers are not vegan friendly. Why not? Let’s look at a few popular brands to find out. Here are the ingredients for Amazon’s brand of graham crackers: Enriched flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, high oleic canola and/or soybean oil, honey, contains 2% or less of: leavening (baking soda, calcium phosphate), salt, natural...

Is Marmite Vegan?

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The short answer is yes, Marmite is vegan. If you want to know why, read on. Marmite is the popular food spread from Britain that I can’t recall ever seeing here in Canada. The ingredients in Marmite are: Yeast extract, salt, vegetable juice concentrate, B vitamins, natural flavouring All of those are typically vegan, and Marmite themselves even say the product is suitable for vegetarians. If...

Where to Find Seitan in the Grocery Store?

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There are 2 things that make seitan hard to find in grocery stores. First, it’s not that common of a food to stock. Second, it’s rarely called “seitan,” because no one other than vegans have even heard of it. Instead, you’ll find it in the “fake meats” section, usually found with the tofu, but sometimes there’s a freezer section as well. Almost all...

Where to Buy Tempeh in the Grocery Store?

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Tempeh is a lot easier to find than it used to be, but can still be a challenge. If a store has tempeh, it will almost always be right next to the tofu, which is usually either by the produce or dairy sections. If your go-to grocery store just doesn’t have it, you have 2 options that will likely succeed. First, if you have a Whole Foods near by, it’s your best option. Not only do they...

Where Do You Find Nutritional Yeast in the Grocery Store?

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It took me 4 or 5 visits to my normal grocery store to find nutritional yeast when I first became vegan. It was always there, I just didn’t know where to look, or what to look for. Asking someone who works there is typically the easiest option, but if you don’t want to do that, I’ll try to help you find it. In general, you’ll find nutritional yeast in a few different...

Are Haribo Gummy Bears Vegans?

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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...

Are Monoglycerides Vegan?

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The short answer for this question is that some monoglycerides are vegan, and some are not. Sorry to say, there’s no easy answer that always applies. The reason is because monoglycerides are made commercially by a reaction between triglycerides and glycerol. If you’ve read my post on if glycerol is vegan, you’ll know that some glycerol comes from plant sources, and some comes from animal sources...

The 8 Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Brands [Sortable by Price and Sugar]

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Being vegan means giving up a lot of your favorite foods. Luckily, chocolate chips aren’t one of them. While many have dairy, there are many non-dairy, vegan chocolate chip brands for you to enjoy still. Most are fair trade, which makes them suitable for even the strictest vegans. I researched all the different options out there, and came up with a list of 8 that I you’ll be able to find at least...