• Safe sodas & candy to eat as a vegetarian?

    Profile photo of sabreena7898

    Over a year ago

    I just made the switch today, so I don’t know what’s safe & what’s not… I’m a big diet soda drinker, mostly diet coke & diet dr. pepper, does anyone know if they’re alright to drink? I heard that the candy company MARS (M&M, Skittles etc) does animal testing, does anyone know if this is true? Also, what candies would be alright to eat? Before hand, thanks! :)

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  • Profile photo of teatowls

    Over a year ago

    @sabreena7898 I’m not American so I can’t say for sure if it is or not but you should always check the ingredients of things since animal ingredients hide in strange places and once you become more accustomed to avoiding certain foods it’ll become much easier and you’ll get used to it fairly quickly.

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  • Profile photo of LittleLotte

    Over a year ago

    I avoid drinks with beta-carotene in them (usually orange and red coloured) as it needs fish gelatine to be soluable in liquid but most other sodas are ok :)

    As @teatowls said, avoid cochineal or E120, but also watch out for shellac and beeswax in sweets, they’re usually used to coat them to make them shiny. (Beeswax is vegetarian but not vegan, shellac is debatable whether it’s even vegetarian but it’s certainly not vegan).

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  • Profile photo of sabreena7898

    Over a year ago

    @teatowls Does that include jelly? Like the kind that you’d put on a sandwich?
    @alexblue Thank you so much! I’ll have to look at all the products to order. :)

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    Over a year ago

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  • Profile photo of alexblue

    Over a year ago

    Online vegan stores can help you find vegan candy brands:
    Natural Candy Store has a huge Vegan Candy section…
    http://www.naturalcandystore.com/category/vegan-candy
    VeganEssentials has superamazing Candy and Chocolate sections!
    http://store.veganessentials.com/food-sweets-and-beverages-c1.aspx

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