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Are Chips Ahoy Vegan? (Spoilers: Nope)

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I’ve read on a few blogs that Chips Ahoy are accidentally vegan. I would like some of what those authors are smoking. Chips Ahoy most certainly are not vegan. And while there are dozens of varieties, they mostly use the same ingredients. I looked through several, and none were even close to vegan. Ingredients in Chips Ahoy! There are some clear issues and some potential issues when you look at...

Are Twizzlers Vegan? [Here’s Why They’re Probably Not…]

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When I first went vegan, I heard that Twizzlers were vegan in a few different places. And while I can see why someone might think that – there’s a very good chance that they’re not. I’ll walk you through why I think this, and you can decide for yourself if you still want to eat them. Twizzler Ingredients There’s no obvious ingredients from animals like gelatin, which is common in other...

Are Junior Mints Vegan? (Maybe, but Probably Not…)

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Can you still eat Junior Mints after going vegan? It depends on how strict of a vegan you want to be, and what risks you’re willing to take. Let me quickly explain why Tootsie’s chocolate-covered candy probably isn’t vegan, but there’s a chance that it is. Ingredients in Junior Mints There are 2 potential issues from the ingredients list: Sugar, Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Processed...

Are Skittles Vegan in 2019? [Spoilers: I Don’t Think So]

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Some people say that Skittles are vegan. I’d argue that they’re misinformed. While there’s no obvious animal products like gelatin, there’s a handful of questionable ingredients in them. I’ll walk you through them, and then you can decide for yourself whether or not you think they’re vegan. Ingredients in Skittles As a side note before continuing, Skittles are not kosher certified, which is often...

Is Glee Gum Vegan? Got Some Bad News For You…

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You’ll find Glee gum in many health food stores. And while it’s more “natural” and environmentally friendly than most other gums, Glee Gum is unfortunately not vegan. In fact, all flavors of Glee Gum have 2 main non-vegan ingredients. If you’re looking for better alternatives, take a look at my rankings of the best vegan gum brands. What’s in Glee Gum? Glee Gum does a lot of things...

Vegan Gum Brands: The 4 Best That I’ve Tried

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There’s a handful of common ingredients in the gum you usually buy that may or may not be vegan. Glycerin, gum base, natural flavors, even sugar aren’t always vegan friendly. Those are all common ingredients in popular gums that you find in grocery stores, and there’s no way of knowing for sure from the label if those gums are vegan or not. Personally, I prefer to buy gum that...

Is Dubble Bubble Vegan?

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Is your childhood bubblegum vegan? Let’s find out together. We’ll take a look at the ingredients list and look for any non-vegan ingredients. Ingredients in Dubble Bubble Here’s what you’ll find in Dubble Bubble: Sorbitol, Gum Base, Glycerol, Artificial Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Mannitol, Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium, Carnauba Wax, Artificial Color (FD&C Red 3), BHA (to...

Is Dentyne Gum Vegan?

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Some big gum brands are accidentally vegan. I wanted to know if Dentyne was one of them, so I looked up the ingredients to all of their gums. I compiled the relevant results on this page to save you some time. Which Dentyne Flavors Are Vegan? Let’s start by looking at the typical ingredients in Dentyne (this is for spicy cinnamon): Sorbitol, Gum base, Maltitol, Natural and artificial flavor...

Are Mentos Products Vegan? (Mints & Gum)

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I’ve seen a lot of claims that Mentos gums and mints are vegan, and also some that say they aren’t. Very few had anything to back them up, and the ones that did were from nearly 10 years ago. So, I decided to take a look for myself. I’ll walk you through what I found. Is Mentos Gum Vegan? After looking at the ingredients in all the flavors of Mentos gum, some are clearly not vegan, while...

Are Sour Patch Kids Vegan? (Hint: Not For All Vegans)

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Every so often I see a post on social media or forum saying “Sour Patch Kids are vegan!” Mainly because there are no obvious animal products like gelatin. But to me, they’re wrong. Kind of… Just because there’s no gelatin in a gummy candy, doesn’t mean it’s vegan. I think there are a few things you need to be aware of before you choose whether or not to...