Did you know that Dr Pepper is written without a period? That’s right. It’s not “Dr. Pepper.” It’s “Dr Pepper.” How’s that for an interesting fact? Anyway, this blog post is about whether Dr Pepper is vegan. Dr Pepper is generally considered vegan. There are no obvious animal ingredients. The only potential “gray area” ingredients … Read more Is Dr Pepper Vegan?
Cheerios are a funny cereal. The box boldly claims that it will lower your cholesterol—meanwhile, it’s still a processed food containing sugar and other curious ingredients. But today, we’re looking specifically at whether Cheerios are vegan. Cheerios are not strictly vegan. They contain vitamin D sourced from sheep’s wool, plus sugar likely filtered with bone … Read more Are Cheerios Vegan?
I ate Wild Berry Pop-Tarts all the time as a teenager. But as a vegan adult, I recently learned: Wild Berry Pop-Tarts contain carmine, a red dye made from crushed up, dead beetles. Yuck! But what about other Pop-Tart flavors? Are any Pop-Tarts vegan? Unfrosted Pop-Tart flavors are generally considered vegan. These include Unfrosted Blueberry, … Read more Are Pop-Tarts Vegan? [All Vegan Flavors and Brands]
Did you ever hear that gum is made from horse hooves? Well, it’s not true. But as a vegan, it certainly raises the question: Wait… what is gum made of? Is gum vegan? Gum is usually vegan, but not always. The main animal ingredients to avoid in gum are gelatin, beeswax, confectioner’s glaze, and carmine. … Read more Is Gum Vegan? The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Chewing Gum
What do pistachio shells, printer ink, and red popsicles have in common? The answer: Red 3. This controversial artificial food dye has many different uses! But what’s it even made of? Is Red 3 vegan? Red 3 is generally considered vegan. It is made synthetically and without the use of animal products. However, Red 3 … Read more Is Red 3 Vegan? And Is It Safe?
The artificial food coloring “Blue 2” is used in pet food, candy, medications, and more. It’s the fifth most common artificial food dye in terms of pounds produced annually (source). But what’s it even made of? Is Blue 2 vegan? Blue 2 is generally considered vegan. It is made synthetically from petroleum, not animal products. … Read more Is Blue 2 Vegan? (Indigo Carmine)
Can you guess what cotton candy, canned peas, and mouthwash have in common? Answer: Blue 1. This artificial food dye is quite common! But what’s it even made of? Is Blue 1 vegan? Blue 1 is generally considered vegan. It is made synthetically from petroleum, not animal products. However, Blue 1 is still the subject … Read more Is Blue 1 Vegan? Is It Actually Made of Pork or Bugs?
Yellow 6 is a legal food coloring in the United States—but not everywhere. This controversial food dye, also known as Sunset Yellow FCF, sure has its detractors. And we’ll cover that below. But first: What is it made of? Is Yellow 6 vegan? Yellow 6 is generally considered vegan. It is made synthetically from petroleum—not … Read more Is Yellow 6 Vegan? And Is It Safe?
Do you know what Mac N Cheese, Mountain Dew, Doritos, and Pickles all have in common? The answer is Yellow 5. This artificial food coloring is one of the most widely used in the world. But what’s it made of? Is Yellow 5 vegan? Yellow 5 is generally considered vegan. It is made synthetically from … Read more Is Yellow 5 Vegan? Is It Made From Pork?
Let me guess… You’re here because you heard that red food dye is made from crushed bugs. Is it true? Well, kind of. There is a popular red dye made from beetles. But is that Red 40? Or are you getting your red dyes confused? Is Red 40 Vegan? Red 40 is generally considered vegan. … Read more Is Red 40 Vegan and Halal? Is It Made of Bugs or Pork?