CategoryGrocery

Are Cocoa Puffs Vegan?

A

The short answer is that it depends on how strict a vegan you are. Cocoa Puffs are not vegan if you’re a strict vegan (i.e. consume 0 animal products at all). But, they are vegan if you’re a bit more relaxed with your definition (consume as few as realistically possible). The reason why is clear once we look at the ingredients in Cocoa Puffs: Whole grain corn, sugar, corn meal, corn syrup, cocoa...

Is Captain Crunch Vegan? (Probably Not…)

I

I’ve seen many people claim that Captain (or Cap’n) Crunch is vegan friendly. So let’s find out. I’ve found the ingredients to the original flavor of Captain Crunch. Let’s look at them. Here’s the full list: Corn Flour, Sugar, Oat Flour, Brown Sugar, Palm and/or Coconut Oil, Salt, Reduced Iron, Yellow 5, Niacinamide*, Zinc Oxide, Yellow 6, Thiamin Mononitrate*, BHT (a preservative), Pyridoxine...

Are Reese’s Puffs Vegan?

A

Some people claim that Reese’s Puffs are vegans, while others say they aren’t. So who’s right? Well it depends on 2 factors: your definition of vegan, and potentially your country. Cereal manufacturers maintain similar ingredients across most countries, but not always the exact same. So the information on this page may not be accurate for you, just remember to double-check at the store. Now onto...

How Are Oats Made? (Steel cut, rolled, and quick)

H

How you get from a wild oat plant like this: To the boxes of oats that you see in stores? It’s not too complicated, so let me break down the main steps for you as simply as possible. The Basic 5 Step Process of Making Steel Cut Oats Processing oats really isn’t all that different from most grains. While it will differ based on the facility, there are typically 5 main steps: Washing and cleaning...

Are Fruity Pebbles Vegan?

A

There are no obvious animal products like dairy in fruity pebbles. But that doesn’t mean that they are vegan. In fact, I don’t think Fruity Pebbles are vegan at all. Why not? Let’s look at the ingredients, I’ll highlight the ones that aren’t vegan: Rice, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut And Palm Kernel Oils), Salt, Contains Less Than 0.5% Of Natural And...

Is Miso Paste Vegan?

I

You’ll typically find it next to tofu in the grocery store. That’s because miso paste and tofu are made from the same main ingredient – soybeans. They are both also vegan friendly in just about all cases. What is Miso Paste Made Of? Both red and white miso paste are made of similar ingredients. You’ll typically find: Fermented soy beans (mashed up into a paste) Salt...

Is Sourdough Bread Usually Vegan?

I

When I first went vegan, I thought that bread was off the table. Doesn’t it have eggs or milk or something? Then I learned about sourdough bread, which turns out to almost always be vegan. So much so, that if you see sourdough bread at a restaurant, I would think that it’s safe to order. A typical sourdough loaf has the following ingredients: Flour Water Salt Sourdough starter (flour...

Is Hoisin Sauce Vegan?

I

Don’t confuse hoisin sauce with fish sauce. Hoisin sauce is vegan, while fish sauce is of course not vegan. Hoisin sauce is typically made with soybeans and a collection of spices. This may include: Chili Salt Garlic Vinegar Xanthan Gum I’ve yet to come across a non-vegan hoisin sauce, but let me know if you have. You might notice that some hoisin sauces are labelled “vegetarian” while some...

Why Are My Raw Chickpeas Green?

W

If you buy raw chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) in bulk, you might notice that some of them are fully or partially green. What gives? I first looked into this when I saw a few green chickpeas while soaking my own. There’s 2 main causes of this, one good and one bad. The 2 Causes of Green Chickpeas First, all chickpeas start out green, you may just have a few unripe ones. As they...

Where Can You Buy Beyond Meat in the UK?

W

Beyond Meat is exploding in the United States, and has even began their expansion to Canada. On November 12, 2018, they announced that they would be selling their products through 350 Tesco stores in the U.K. I’ll keep this page updated as they expand to other U.K. retailers. This follows news that Beyond Meat is in the process of going public. If interested, you can find up-to-date news...