CategoryGrocery

Is Red Bull Vegan? (Probably, But It Depends on You…)

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At first glance, a few ingredients in Red Bull seem like they might not be vegan. Same goes for Monster Energy drinks. Taurine is the obvious one, which technically isn’t always vegan (even though the vast majority of modern taurine is vegan). If you’d like to know if you can consider Red Bull to be vegan, read on. A Quick Look at the Ingredients in Red Bull The Red Bull...

Are Tostitos Vegan? These Flavors Are…

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There are 3 main types of Tostitos: scoops, triangles, and rounds. For each of these, there are multiple flavors, some of which are vegan, and some are not. I went ahead and looked up all the ingredients in each variety to figure out which Tostitos flavors are and are not vegan. Non-Vegan Ingredients in Tostitos There are some obvious non-vegan ingredients in most of the varieties that...

Cruelty-Free and Bone Char-Free Sugar Brands in 2019 [Vegan Friendly]

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Yes, some white sugar still has bone char, even though there are cruelty-free ion exchange alternatives. Many large sugar companies have made the switch, but a few are lagging behind. So while it’s not too hard to find bone char-free sugar, it’s good to know which brands to look for. Quick reminder: Bone char is only a worry for non-organic white and brown sugar, made from...

Is Top Ramen Vegan? (Some Flavors MIGHT Be)

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There are currently 6 flavors of Top Ramen. Some are clearly not vegan: chicken, beef, shrimp, and hot & spicy beef. But two are not as obvious: the soy sauce and chili flavors. Is Top Ramen Soy Sauce (Oriental) Vegan? Top Ramen says this flavor is vegetarian, but is it vegan as well? I won’t list the full ingredients list, but there are some ingredients that concern...

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...

Is Orbit Gum Vegan? (Some Flavors Might Be…)

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Orbit is one of the most popular brands of gum, and a lot of their gums might just be vegan-friendly by accident. But it depends on where certain ingredients come from, and your personal views on certain controversial ingredients. I’ll walk you through them, and then we’ll look which flavors are most likely vegan. Possible Non-Vegan Ingredients in Orbit The ingredients...

Is Molasses Vegan? Here’s What You Need to Know…

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The short answer is that yes, molasses is typically vegan, but isn’t always. But there’s one aspect of molasses manufacturing that you might not consider vegan. I’ll keep it as brief as possible, but you do need a bit of background information to understand why. How Molasses is Made The sugar products we use today have been made for hundreds of years by boiling and...

Are Cocoa Puffs Vegan?

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The short answer is that it depends on how strict a vegan you are. Technically, Cocoa Puffs are not vegan. If you’d like to know why, read on. Ingredients in Cocoa Puffs There are 2 potential non-vegan ingredients when you look at the ingredients in Cocoa Puffs: Whole grain corn, sugar, corn meal, corn syrup, cocoa processed with alkali, canola oil, fructose, salt, caramel color...

Sodium Caseinate is NOT Vegan (Similar to Whey)

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It’s pretty obvious that sodium caseinate is not vegan-friendly when you hear its other name – milk powder. On ingredients list, milk powder is the more common term, but sodium caseinate is sometimes listed. It’s often used in powdered coffee mixes, lactose-free milks, and even in the cream versions of instant oatmeal. If you buy coffee (and related products), you need to be read...

Is White or Brown Sugar Really Vegan? (What About Bone Char?)

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Plain sugar obviously doesn’t have any animal product in it, yet still might not be vegan. That’s because bone char is often used during the refining process. Maybe you’ve heard this, but want the full story, and that’s what I’m here for. I’ve done the research so you don’t have to. This post will walk you through the facts so that you can make your own decision about whether or...