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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...

Is Trident Gum Vegan? (Spoilers: Probably Not)

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Trident definitely doesn’t make any gum that is vegan on purpose. But many gums are vegan by accident. I spent about an hour going through all the ingredients of different Trident product lines and flavors to see if any were vegan. I’ll walk you through the results in this post. Possible Non-Vegan Ingredients in Trident Gum A few of the gums are clearly not vegan because they contain gelatin. On...

Are Sour Patch Kids Vegan? (Spoiler: Maybe, But Probably Not)

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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 on the ingredients list, because of a comment someone left on this post claiming that there were some ingredients that were effectively hidden from the label. Still, I both emailed and phoned Mondelez International asking “is...

Is Salt Water Taffy Vegan?

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Some salt water taffy is vegan, but most isn’t. It depends on the brand, and sometimes depends on your personal definition of veganism. Let me quickly explain why. Obvious Non-Vegan Ingredients in Salt Water Taffy The core ingredients of taffy are various forms of sugar (corn syrup, plain white sugar, etc.), plus oils. The big issue is that some popular salt water taffies contain egg whites...

Is Chex Mix Vegan? (These Flavors Might Be…)

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Chex Mix is super easy to find, particularly at convenient stores and gas stations, so it’d be nice if it was vegan friendly. Out of the several flavors of Chex Mix, it turns out that most are not vegan. But 2 of them potentially are. I looked up all the ingredients on the Chex Mix site for each flavor to save you time, and noted down any non-vegan or possibly non-vegan ingredients. The...

Are Swedish Fish Vegan?

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Whether or not Swedish Fish are vegan depends on how strict of a vegan you are. It also depends on your location (I’ve heard some stories of Swedish Fish containing beeswax in some places), although that’s not an issue in North America. I’ll break down the ingredients that may not be vegan, and then you can decide for yourself. Swedish Fish Ingredients Here’s the typical...

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. If you’d like to know why, read on… Haribo Gummy Bear Ingredients 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...

Are Candy Canes Vegan? (Most Aren’t…)

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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...