• 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

    Gelatine isn’t vegetarian so avoid products with that in and it can hide in funny places…typically it’s jelly and jelly sweets though.
    Carmine or Cochineal is a red dye made from beetle so keep an eye out for that in the ingredients for any food dyed red.

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  • Profile photo of Dagmar

    Over a year ago

    Wait Diet Coke is vegan? What a relief I’ve been cutting everything with aspartame thinking it was animal tested.

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  • Profile photo of sabreena7898

    Over a year ago

    @annie-l Thanks for that info, I’m glad to hear that diet coke & dr pepper are alright! :)
    @hakred I’m gonna print out that list, thank you. :)
    @styna I cut out all meat products, and I’m trying to find companies that do animal testing so I can stay away from all their products.

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    Over a year ago

    http://www.petakids.com/candy.asp

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  • Profile photo of annie-l

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    Over a year ago

    Hey @sabreena7898,

    Yay! It’s great that you went vegan.

    Diet coke and diet Dr. Pepper are vegan. :)

    MARS does test on animals http://marscandykills.com/, but the good thing is that there are many other candies to chose from. Check out some of our faves here: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/guide-to-vegan-grocery-shopping/.

    ~Annie from peta2.

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