I love spring rolls. I order them most of the time when I go to Asian restaurants—and I’ve even made spring rolls myself at home. But honestly, sometimes I’m not even sure what all of the ingredients are. Are there ever non-vegan ingredients to worry about? Spring rolls are usually vegan, but not always. Usually, … Read more Are Spring Rolls Vegan? What About Egg Rolls?
Beans are the cornerstone of many vegetarian and vegan diets. They’re cheap, they’re nutritious, and they’re very versatile. But which bean products in the store are actually fully vegan? All beans are vegan, as they come from plants. However, beans can be bought today as canned or dried. All dried beans are vegan. Most canned … Read more Are Beans Vegan? (Baked Beans, Refried Beans, Bean Dip, & More)
In the past, I always just assumed that Vitamin Water was vegan. None of the ingredients stuck out to me as known animal products. But with all those long vitamin names, I couldn’t be 100% sure. I decided to finally ask the company. So, is Vitamin Water vegan? Yes, Vitamin Water is vegan. All flavors … Read more Is Vitamin Water Vegan? I Asked the Company. Here’s What They Said
It’s pretty obvious that something like “milk chocolate” isn’t vegan—it has “milk” in the name. But what about cocoa powder itself? Is cocoa powder vegan? Cocoa powder, in its pure form, is vegan. If “cocoa” is the only ingredient on the label, there are no animal products in it. However, some cocoa products do have … Read more Is Cocoa Powder Vegan?
“Lactic acid” really sounds like it might not be vegan… But that’s just because it sounds similar to “lactose,” which is in milk. As it happens, lactic acid is something else entirely. Is lactic acid vegan? Yes, lactic acid is vegan. Commercial lactic acid is typically fermented from vegetables like corn starch, potatoes, or molasses, making … Read more Is Lactic Acid Vegan? What About Sodium Lactate?
Which energy drinks are vegan? What is taurine, and is it really made from bull testicles? Are the BCAAs in Bang energy drink really sourced from animals? Today we’re talking all about vegan energy drinks! If you want to check if a specific brand of energy drink is vegan, click the brand to skip to … Read more The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Energy Drinks
Figuring out if candy can be classified as vegan or not can be tough. There are quite a few debates out there about what exactly defines a food as “vegan.” Plus there are so many weird ingredients in candy! We’ll be doing our best today to examine if Nerds candies are vegan. Are Nerds vegan? … Read more Are Nerds Vegan? What About Nerds Rope & Other Candies?
If you’re new to veganism, it can be confusing to keep track of the difference between vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, flexitarians, and so on! One particular issue is the common confusion over whether vegans can eat fish. So, do vegans eat fish? Vegans do not eat fish, as they do not eat any animal products. The … Read more Do Vegans Eat Fish?
I love peanut butter. And that didn’t change when I went vegan—I still eat peanut butter regularly. Usually, I choose the most natural brands that only have peanuts in the ingredients. But sometimes I get tempted by name brands like Skippy or Jif that include more extra ingredients. Is Skippy peanut butter vegan? Skippy peanut … Read more Is Skippy Peanut Butter Vegan?
I loved Mountain Dew as a teenager. So when I went vegan 12 years ago, I was sure to check right away if I could still drink it. So, is Mountain Dew vegan? Mountain Dew is generally considered vegan. There are no major animal ingredients in any flavor. Mountain Dew may contain sugar that was … Read more Is Mountain Dew Vegan? What About Diet, Kickstart, & Code Red?