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Is Cotton Candy Typically Vegan?

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Cotton candy is typically made of 2-3 ingredients: Sugar Flavors (natural or artificial) Artificial colors Figuring out whether or not it’s vegan comes down to how strict of a vegan you are. I’ll need to go over each of them to explain why you might or might not consider cotton candy to be vegan. Why Sugar in Cotton Candy Might Not Be Vegan Some sugar is processed with bone char and is not...

Is Gnocchi Vegan? (Sometimes, Watch Out for These…)

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Gnocchi is one of those foods that can easily be made vegan. But a lot of the time, it contains animal products that make it unsuitable for vegans. If you’re going to a restaurant, you’ll need to check with the kitchen staff to find out. If you’re just looking to buy gnocchi in a store to make at home, I’ll go over the ingredients to look out for. Common Non-Vegan Ingredients in Store-Bought...

Are Nutter Butters Vegan? (They Might Be…)

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Nutter Butters are one of those snacks that some people say is vegan, and others say is not. I’ll quickly lay out each side of the argument, and you can decide for yourself. Ingredients in Nutter Butters Here’s the full ingredient list, I’ve highlighted a few important ingredients: Unbleached Enriched Flour, Sugar, Peanut Butter (Peanuts, Corn Syrup Solids, Hydrogenated Rapeseed And/Or Cottonseed...

Are Onion Rings Usually Vegan?

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Onion rings can be vegan, but it depends on the batter. Batter often contains eggs or milk products. If you go out to a restaurant, it is not safe to assume that their onion rings are vegan. Based on what I’ve seen, it’s about a 50/50 chance. For Example, Harvey’s in Canada Has Vegan Onion Rings The ingredients in Harvey’s onion rings are: Onions, water, enriched bleached wheat flour, yellow...

Is Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Vegan?

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Sodium stearoyl lactylate isn’t the most well-known ingredient, but once you start reading ingredient labels, you’ll see it everywhere. It’s used as an emulsifier (to encourage mixing), a foaming agent (creates bubbles), and can strengthen dough as well. You’ll find it in everything from baked goods to whipped cream when it comes to food, and in a lot of beauty products. What’s Sodium...

Is Yeast an Animal? (Can Vegans and Vegetarians Eat Yeast?)

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This is a simple question to answer by looking at the definition of what an animal is, and what yeast is biologically. Yeast is a class of single-celled eukaryotic microorganisms, a fungus. They are incredibly small, typically between 3-40 µm in diameter. Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms. Because yeast are not multicellular, it’s clear that yeast are not animals. Can...

A List of Vegan Country Crock Butters

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Most of Country Crock’s products might look vegan at first, but actually aren’t. There’s a good chance that they all will be sometime in the future, it seems that Country Crock keeps moving towards plant-based ingredients. I’ll go over which ones are vegan here, and why. Country Crock Plant Butter is Vegan (For Some) Country Crock launched a line of “plant butters” that is dairy-free and gluten...

Are Wheat Thins Vegan? (Spoiler: Most Flavors MIGHT Be)

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Let me clarify that title. Most wheat thin flavors have no obvious non-vegan ingredients, but do have one that may or may not be vegan. So if you’re okay with taking a risk on it, then most wheat thins are still an option for you. I’ve gone over which wheat thin flavors might be vegan in this post, and which ones are definitely not. Which Wheat Thin Flavors Might Be Vegan? Take a look at the...

Are Ritz Crackers Vegan?

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Many crackers turn out to be accidentally vegan. So let’s put Ritz Crackers to the test. Ingredients in Ritz Crackers I just looked at the original crackers here, but all the other varieties are similar. Here’s what’s in Ritz, I’ve highlighted a few ingredients of interest: Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Soybean Oil...

Vegan Food at Walmart: The Complete Guide

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When I first went vegan, the only place you could easily find vegan specialty foods was Whole Foods Market. Since then, other stores have caught up quickly, including Walmart, which has a large selection of foods for vegans. This guide has all the food from Walmart that a vegan might be interested in, aside from the most obvious ones (e.g. fruits and vegetables). You won’t find...