CategoryPackaged foods

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Complete Vegan Guide to Whole Foods Market

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Warning: Super long post. I went vegan cold turkey one night and I was faced with a difficult question: “What am I supposed to eat now?” I was used to a typical North American diet, so I was out of my comfort zone. My gut told me: Go to Whole Foods. I had no clue what to buy, so I aimlessly wandered around and eventually picked out a few things. This guide is my attempt to...

Is White Bread Vegan?

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White bread seems like it could be vegan. Flour, water, yeast, salt…what else do you need? While you can make bread with just those ingredients, most white bread is not vegan. At least not the ones you find in stores What’s In White Bread? On top of the ingredients I mentioned about, there are some common non-vegan ingredients as well: Dried milk powder or milk Butter Eggs...

Vegan Clif Bars: Find Out Which Flavors Are Vegan

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I’ve been a big fan of Clif Bars for a while. They’re not super healthy, but they have a decent amount of protein, and taste great. Many types of Clif Bars happen to be vegan-friendly, and they’re easy to find in stores and on sites like Amazon and Billion Vegans. There are 5 main types of Clif Bars, all with different core ingredients, so I’ve divided this guide into 5...

Is Wrigley’s “5 Gum” Vegan?

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Many common gums aren’t vegan. But what about 5 Gum (or 5Gum)? Well it partly depends on your personal definition of veganism, because there are 2 potential issues in most flavors of 5 Gum. Let’s start by looking at the ingredients of 5 Gum. Ingredients of 5 Gum There are 5 main flavors currently. They all have similar base ingredients, but have slightly different coloring additives. Here are the...

Are All K Cups Vegan? [List]

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This is a good news and bad news situation. Many K cups are vegan, but some are not. To make life more complicated, the ingredients are usually only listed on the box itself, not the individual cup containers. That makes things especially difficult if you’re used to grabbing a K cup at work or from a friend. There are literally hundreds of unique K cups, so I haven’t created a list of all of...

Is Smart Balance Butter Vegan?

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All Smart Balance butter spreads are now dairy-free. That’s a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t necessarily make them vegan. There are a few flavors that are vegan, and a few that aren’t. We’ve got a few things to look at here, let’s get started. Why Some Smart Balance Spreads Might Not Be Vegan There are a few ingredients that might cause you some concern...