CategoryCandy

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 Candy Canes Vegan?

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Candy canes are just sugar, right? Surely they’d be vegan? The reality is that some candy canes are vegan, but most aren’t. Why Candy Canes Often Aren’t Vegan The basic ingredients for a candy cane are simple. Usually along the lines of: Sugar Corn syrup (aka sugar in a different form) Peppermint Artificial coloring Occasionally flavors like butterscotch have dairy in them, and...

Are Sour Patch Kids Vegan? (Don’t Be Fooled)

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Every so often I see a post on social media or forum saying “Sour Patch Kids are vegan!” But they’re wrong, and I hope you haven’t been misled by them. Just because there’s no gelatin in a gummy candy, doesn’t mean it’s vegan. Let’s take a look at the ingredients of Sour Patch Kids: Sugar, corn syrup, modified corn starch, citric acid, tartaric...

The Complete Guide to Which Jelly Beans Brands Are Vegan

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Going vegan isn’t easy if you’re a jelly bean lover. Many of the most popular jelly beans are not vegan, although some are depending on your personal definition of being vegan (I’ll explain shortly). I’ve put together this guide to help you know which popular brands are and aren’t vegan-friendly. The most common non-vegan ingredients to look out for are: Beeswax Gelatin Food coloring...