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Smart Balance Vs. Earth Balance: Ingredients and Nutrition

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Smart Balance and Earth Balance are arguably the 2 most popular non-dairy “butter” spreads. They’re sold in most stores, so it makes sense that people on a plant-based or vegan diet would be interested in them. I’ve created a side-by-side comparison to show you the main differences between Smart Balance and Earth Balance. They’re quite similar, but there are some small differences...

Is HP Brown Sauce Vegan? (Full Ingredients List)

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HP brown sauce is extremely popular in Europe, but can even be found in some stores in North America. It’s made by Heinz, who also makes a few vegan barbecue sauces. While brown sauce isn’t certified vegan, I’m fairly sure that most people would consider HP brown sauce to be vegan. I’ll go over the ingredients to show you why. Ingredients in HP Brown Sauce Here’s the full...

The 5 Best Vegan Heavy Cream Substitutes

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Whether you’re vegan or just lactose intolerant, heavy cream might not be an option for your diet when cooking. Unfortunately, there’s no perfect replacement you can buy in stores. You can use one of Silk’s creamers as a decent substitute, but it’s really intended as a coffee creamer, and not a heavy cream. Alternatively, there are quite a few substitutes...

The Best Vegan Egg Substitute for Breading: I Tested 3

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Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy many of the same breaded foods you did before. Although it won’t be the exact same. None of these are perfect substitutes for eggs in breading, but most do a pretty good job. Some people actually prefer them. I did my research, and there were 3 breading substitutes for vegans that kept being recommended. So, I tested these 3...

Are Twizzlers Vegan? [Probably Not…]

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When I first went vegan, I heard that Twizzlers were vegan in a few different places. They don’t contain gelatin, like many other non-vegan candies, so I can see why someone might think that. However, there’s a very good chance that Twizzlers are not vegan-friendly. I’ll walk you through why I think this, and you can decide for yourself if you still want to eat them. Twizzler...

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...

Which Panera Bagels Are Vegan? (2020 List)

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Panera Bread has a decent number of vegan options when it comes to bagels. The following bagels appear to be vegan-friendly: Plain Everything Blueberry Cranberry Walnut Sesame Bagels The only reason I use the word “appear” is because these bagels have sugar or brown sugar in them. In North America, some white and brown sugar isn’t vegan because it’s made using bone char.  However...

Cruelty-Free and Bone Char-Free Sugar Brands in 2020 [Vegan]

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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...

Are Skittles Vegan? (Original, Sour, Tropical, etc.)

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Some people say that Skittles are vegan. I’d argue that they’re misinformed. While there’s no obvious animal products like gelatin, there’s a handful of questionable ingredients in them. I’ll walk you through them, and then you can decide for yourself whether or not you think they’re vegan. Are Original Skittles Vegan? As a side note before continuing, Skittles are not kosher certified (being...

Is Being Vegan Expensive?

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Many people, both vegans and non-vegans, see expensive specialty vegan food, and assume that being vegan has to be expensive. But nothing is further from the truth. In fact, most vegans find that they spend less on food after the initial transition period. At first, it makes sense to buy those pre-made foods for convenience, especially if you went vegan cold turkey. But when...