CategoryGrocery

Are Fruit Loops Vegan?

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For most vegans, Fruit (“Froot”) Loops are not considered vegan. However, depending on your exact definition of veganism, you might be okay with eating them. Let me explain after we take a look at the ingredients (also note that these may vary by country): Sugar, corn flour blend (whole grain yellow corn flour, degerminated yellow corn flour), wheat flour, whole grain oat flour, oat...

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...

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...

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...

The 5 Best Vegan Butter Without Palm Oil

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It drives me nuts that “vegan” companies like Earth Balance use palm oil in their “vegan” butters. I’ve written to them about it and received no response. But you and I both know that palm oil is not vegan for ethical reasons. It passes the basic vegan certification, but let’s be real, it’s not. Unfortunately, it’s fairly hard to find a good vegan butter without palm oil. I’ve spent quite a...

Are Cocoa Pebbles Vegan?

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While cocoa pebbles contain no meat or dairy, they are not vegan friendly. To see why, we need to look at the ingredients: Rice, sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oil (coconut and palm oil), cocoa, salt, caramel color, and natural and artificial flavor, niacinamide, reduced iron, zinc oxide, vitamin B6, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin B2, vitamin B1, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin D3 I’ve highlighted...