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Sep. 18th, 2013


vegan snack ideas, things similar to surimi

This has been x-posted to veganpeople just fyi.

I think I can feel my body lacking in protein, and a while back I was teaching ESL in Japan where it is nearly impossible to be vegetarian. To them, seafood isn't even meat, so I'd sometimes have to do with some surimi or even if I would order vegetarian rice / noodle, it always came in fish sauce or broth.

I admit I miss surimi but I've been away from all meat/seafood etc for so long now, I think having it would make me sick. But maybe it's the texture I crave. Would you guys recommend tofu, tempeh, even those vegan cheese and tofurkey slices?

Thanks so much you guys, and I really appreciate the support!

Mar. 21st, 2012



(no subject)

Hey just wanted to know if this is vegan? I've had it for a while but the health nut in me has avoided it because of the high fructose corn syrup. This usually has anchovies in it?

Thank you!

Dec. 25th, 2011



Leather headphones?

It's a long shot but ...

Beats by dre solo HD headphones ... are the earpieces made of leather?
I'm googling my brains out and sniffing them like a weirdo and can't figure it out!


Jun. 4th, 2011



Cruelty free silk?

So in some dry shampoo I wanted to buy it listed

"cruelty free silk powder"

WTF is that supposed to mean?

Apr. 21st, 2011


Gravy Mix

A friend of mine gets old but not expired food from Denny's, which means I have been getting lots of free green beans which is great, but he always brings home this brown gravy mix that has absolutely no ingredient list anywhere on the Denny's website. I have been checking everywhere for a few weeks now. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I am really really hoping it's just like Bisto.


Feb. 8th, 2011



snyders of hanover (and lance, and krunchers)

i asked them about their hot buffalo wing pretzel pieces, but they responded about the chips (which i guess are the krunchers) i looked on the web, and they too have the lactic acid i was asking about, so i'm guessing all of their lactic acid is vegetable sourced.

e-mail about hot buffalo pretzel pieces... which are vegan! yay!Collapse )

Nov. 8th, 2010

Delray's Finest


Joint Juice

Hi y'all.

I was going to get a free sample of this stuff, but I wanted to know if it's vegan. They claim to use vegetarian sources of glucosamine, so don't worry about that one =].


Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Sodium Citrate, Contains 2% or less of: Sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Citrate, Silicon Dioxide (to prevent caking), Sucralose, Vitamins and Minerals (Niacinamide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B6 [Pyridoxine Hydrochloride], Vitamin B12 [Cyanocobalamin]), Acesulfame Potassium, Yellow 5.

Yeah, and I know the 'natural flavor' ingredient is suspect as well, right?

Sep. 24th, 2010



general mills re: betty crocker frostings (they have no information)

>Original Message From: supercarrot
>Originated by Consumer hi. i was wondering if you have a list of your products which are vegan? i'm specifically interested in your frostings and cake/brownie mixes. i noticed in the rich & creamy frostings that there were monoglycerides and natural flavors? i understand about cross contamination. as long as the machines are cleaned between uses, that's fine. trace ingredients are fine. (and sugar source is low on the totem pole. we can't expect every food manufacturer to source sugar which hasn't been processed through bone char.) thank you in advance.

Dear Valued Consumer:

Thank you for contacting General Mills. Your comments are important to us.

We are committed to making a difference in the lives of our consumers. Feedback such as yours is important to the nature of our business.

I am sorry, we do not keep a list of vegan products.

I appreciate your loyalty and the time you took to contact us. Please be assured that I will share your thoughts with the appropriate individuals.


Pat Frances
Consumer Services

Sep. 7th, 2010



Fred Meyer brand bagels

So there are no ingredients listed anywhere on the bag. The only thing it says is:

"Allergens: Nuts, soy, wheat, eggs, milk, wheat, almonds

May come in contact with peanuts and treenuts."

I can't tell if they're saying that the bagels contain all the things in the first line and just possibly come in contact with nuts... or if they're just listing off all the allergens that have to be pointed out in the first line just for fun, and the second line is what it might contain. Does that make sense? I can only assume that the actual list of ingredients was in the store/on a shelf somewhere, but I dumpstered these.

Apr. 27th, 2010


Hansen's Soda

Hey all! I don't know if this has been posted already, but I sent an email to Hansen's Soda company to ask if their soda was vegan. And it is! Yay! Here is the correspondence:

From me to Hansen's:
Product line interested in: Soda
Specific Product: Hansen 's Rootbeer

How can we help you? I wanted to know if your soda is vegan. I know it is made with cane sugar, which is sometimes refined using filters made of animal bones. Do you use vegan cane sugar? Thanks!

From Hansen's to me:
Thanks for visiting the Hansen website.

We use no animal bi-products in any of our Hansen products line. Enjoy!!

Thank you,

Umallah at Hansen

Feb. 18th, 2010



Sally Hansen

Is Sally Hansen vegan ie do they test on animals.

Their site says they do not but then other online sites state they do.

Anyone have any additional info?

Oct. 8th, 2009

nikolska parthenon



Alright, this sort of goes along with a post from june.

I have always assumed if something is made of all man-mad materials that it's alright and vegan. Usually the "man-made material" is listed as "PU" (polyurethane?)

However, yesterday I bought some shoes which said "PU" on the bottom of the shoe, but when I got home I noticed the box said, "Horse PU" and that makes me a little nervous.

I can't really find anything about it online. I can find other things made of horse pu, but not what it is made of.

I'm assuming it's fine? What do you all think?

Oct. 7th, 2009


Are they vegan?

Quaker Oatmeal Squares:



Aug. 14th, 2009



Thai curry

Thai curry - generally/always/sometimes/never vegan?

Jun. 15th, 2009


man made materials

My shoes say, "Man Made Materials," on them. What does that mean, exactly? Man made because a man raised and slaughtered a cow, and then made its skin into leather? Or man made as in cool stuff that didn't come from any animals at all?

The statement is annoyingly vague.

Thank you!

Apr. 17th, 2009



(no subject)

Bee pollen?

aka, bee bread

This is the best I could find for a description:
Info from: http://www.enotes.com/alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/bee-pollen

Mar. 21st, 2009

rainbow eye in the sky



basic Cetaphil lotion is vegan, both in terms of ingredients and animal testing, am i correct?
thanks in advance!

Dec. 18th, 2008


Is it Vegan? Wiki

Have you ever emailed a company and gotten an ingredients list to figure out if something was vegan or not? Did you ever find out if a particular company had shady or good labor practices?

A couple of friends and I started a wiki called Is it Vegan? We really haven't done anything at all with it because of our busy schedules as of late, although that should change in the new year. However, we want it to be a community based wiki where everyone has a say in what goes into the wiki. It's not just for vegan food either: it's for products, companies, specific ingredients, and even ideas.

So this is where I ask for the help of veganpeople: if you have ever gotten an ingredients list please sign up and join and add it. We aren't officially launching yet, because there is no data in there, but this is where you come in. It will be nice to have one central place to collect all the information we've been collecting on companies and products over the years.

In addition, we are looking for a graphics designer and an additional person to help with quality control and maintenance. If you are interested, please let me know!

crossposted to a veganpeople and vegpromo

(If you have any problems with the site, let me know!)

Dec. 8th, 2008


white castle onion rings?

so i tried googling white castle to get their ingredient list and it just keeps taking me around in circles on their website when you click 'nutrition', everything else on the site seems even further from where they would keep their damn ingredients listed.

so i googled 'white castle vegan' and all i got was something about a ""I'm a vegan... a "CRAVEgan."


which....kinda is ridiculous and doesn't make me want to eat there but i'm from upstate new york and we don't have a lot of edible food near me after certain hours so it'd be convienient to find out if this is at least another option.

if anybody knows, thanks.

Nov. 24th, 2008


Curiosity makes me want to know....

Would you consider cooking with semen (human) Veg ?

Nov. 11th, 2008



skittles chocolate mix

hi. i was wondering if your chocolate skittles were vegan.
(no dairy, egg, gelatin, or any other animal products.)
i'm wondering about natural flavors as well.

thank you.

their stock replyCollapse )

my snarky rebuttal that still hasn't gotten a response. granted, it's tuesday. but still.Collapse )

they thought they caught me with a loophole, or that i wouldn't care enough about natural flavors. come on, they're chocolate candies with milk-esque flavors. surely the natural flavors would be questionable. geez!

Nov. 6th, 2008


Is CK's Secret Obsession perfume vegan?

Anyone know if Calvin Klein's Secret Obsession perfume is vegan? I found out today the Laura Mercier one I use, which smells very similar to it has been permanently discontinued :/

If it's not, can anyone recommend a vegan perfume that is amber/vanilla/musk/oriental smelling?

Nov. 5th, 2008


OK, here goes...

Ive been ovo lacto vegetarian off and on for a year and i wanna make the Big Gesture and go vegan....

so heres the deal...

for dinner (pretty much the only meal i eat at home) ive been eating mostly just the normal sides that i cook for my omni dad and just skipping the main course, or leaving out the meat in my part (like spaghetti) and at work (my 2 other meals) i eat yogurt, fruit and oatmeal for breakfast and a meatless mainstream frozen meal and more fruit.... also i shop at Kroger which has tofu and soymilk and thats about it on the vegan friendly products....

my first big vegan shopping trip is saturday and i want to go to Sprouts (because i hear its cheaper than Whole Foods) and i really feel overwhelmed at the prospect of all the differentbrands and types of vegan products that i have never shopped for....

so, i was wondering if you guys had any tips for navigating the wild unknown of the natural food stores, or maybe just good first timer products for me to experience... oh yeah CHEAP is a plus... thanks!

Sep. 16th, 2008



PC 100% whole wheat pasta

Does anyone know if the President's Choice 100% whole wheat pasta from the 'blue menu' is vegan? All it says in the ingredients list is whole durum wheat flour, but then how does it stick together? I read somewhere that pasta can be processed using eggs but the companies aren't obligated to list it as an ingredient, which is really annoying - it goes without saying. Any help/opinions are appreciated. Thanks.

Sep. 10th, 2008


Naked Naturals

I had a coupon for the drug store today and went to pick up White Rain conditioner. But apprently, Duane Reade doesn't carry that. I'm a broke college student so the coupon thing really helps out so I did my best to find something that would possibly be safe.
I picked up 'Naked Naturals' brand conditioner. The problem was at first glance, I didn't think the ingredients looked vegan friendly but then they had a big thing saying, "No animal products! Not tested on animals!" so I thought maybe their ingredients list contains synthetics?

My question is, has anyone tried this brand before? Because I'm still a little skeptical as some of the ingredients listed I didn't think WERE able to be synthesized or from other sources.

Aug. 25th, 2008

Tofu: the other white meat


Hair dyes?

What hair dyes are vegan? Are there brands around like Manic Panic that are vegan? And IS Manic Panic vegan?


Aug. 22nd, 2008



(no subject)

I asked a little while ago about whether or not Clinique Happy Heart was tested on animals, or any clinique product was for that matter.
Here's what their website says:

Clinique Laboratories, LLC. is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country in which our products are sold.

We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.

Clinique Laboratories, LLC. fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these alternatives.

So no, expect when they have to, so yes?
Anyone have any takes is this?
Is animal testing ever really required by law for cosmetics/perfume?

Aug. 19th, 2008


(no subject)

Hi, I just have a quick question.
My skin has been breaking out pretty badly lately and I was wondering if there were any vegan products out there that are good for acne. I'm looking for things like face wash to use in the shower and some sort of astringent. I seem to be having a lot of difficulty though. I'm also running out of shampoo and conditioner, and I didn't really enjoy what I had, so any new suggestions are welcome. I live in a dorm and really only have a grocery store and a mall at my disposal for anything like this. My school has a horrible habit of losing mail too, so buying online is not really an option. Anyway, any help is very much appreciated! God Bless.

Aug. 17th, 2008



dental floss

who woulda thunk?


"All floss is not created equal! Eco-Dent floss is not only the most economical floss, but it has real benefits, such as being vegan waxed, and made with a blend of natural essential oils and enzymes to reduce plaque and help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Eco-Dent packages their floss in a cardboard carton rather than a plastic case to cut down on ecological damage done by plastic and the disposal of plastic. Good for you, good for the environment.

# Vegan waxed using rice bran. the only floss waxed with 100% vegetable waxes. no beeswax. This lighter and smoother wax helps GentleFloss glide more easily between tight teeth contacts.
# Nylon, not silk. Silk production involves chemical sterilization and can be dangerous and involve child labor. Nylon is clean and effective as a floss, without these problems.
# Refreshing, long-lasting clean mint taste.
# Eco-DenT VeganFloss VeganFloss is a natural Cinnamon Flavor. VeganFloss has no mint (suitable for people using homeopathy) VeganFloss is completely free of all animal source ingredients. It comes in the highly economical 100 yd. Size and is packaged in our cardboard pack to eliminate the use of plastic for packaging found in other brands.


Ingredients: 100 % Vegan-Waxed Floss impregnated with Natural Menthol &
Anethole, Oils of Peppermint, Lemon, Orange, Fennel, Anise,Geranium, Bergamont.
Basil, Lavender, Rosemary and Rose, and a naturaly derived Enzyme System (water,
potassium thiocyanate, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, glucose oxidase)."

Aug. 12th, 2008

I'm so rad.


cream of wheat

Normally, I'd take anything pre-fixed, "cream of," and disregard as a non-vegan item for obvious reasons. But there's something about this one that's making me second-guess...

Seriously, I'm not trying to humiliate myself. Cream of Wheat. Is there actually anything dairy in there?

List of ingredients, as supplied by the internet:

Wheat Farina, Wheat Germ, Disodium Phosphate (for Quick Cooking). Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium Carbonate, Ferric Phosphate (Iron Source), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid.

Aug. 10th, 2008

Sakaki and Kamineko


Chocolate Twizzlers?

I picked up some chocolate Twizzlers today and didn't immediately see anything non-vegan about them... but my roommate pointed out that they have chocolate and therefore might contain milk? Anyone know for sure?

Aug. 6th, 2008



(no subject)

I've heard that Revlon doesn't test on animals...if this is true, do their products contain vegan ingredients as well?

Jul. 31st, 2008



Good smelling vegan

I love Clinique perfume.
I originally started buying it because I had read that they do not test on animals.

Now I'm hearing other information.

Anyone know if Clinique perfume is veg?

Jul. 30th, 2008

Onion lover


XPosted in vegetarian: Hiking boots?

Hi guys. I just started working for a nonprofit, environmental conservation organization with an emphasis on hiking. In August I'm getting sent on my second mandatory hiking trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and I'm ecstatic, but a bit unprepared.

Due to the high amount of trips I imagine I'll be going on, I believe I'll need a sturdy pair of waterproof, vegan hiking boots. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can find a better quality, affordable pair?

DW: What idiot caffeinated the Doctor?



I'm heading to FL this weekend and wanted to know how easy it was to find vegan sunblock. Is sunblock pretty much always vegan or are there brands to use/avoid?


Jul. 9th, 2008

olivermeld - Aug.05


First post here: Chinese food & ice cream cones

Hello there~
This is my first time posting here. I've been vegetarian since 1990, and just this last February I finally made the next step into veganism - trying to live my life with as little animal product as possible.. (finally *really* opened my eyes to the horrors that egg-laying hens & dairy cows have to go through. I simply can't contribute to the abuse anymore by buying their products. my heart is in this 100%)

So I've always been a fan of cheap Chinese take-out; like veggie lo-mein and bean curd homestyle-type dishes. While I was enjoying the bean curd homestyle a couple weeks ago, it occurred to me that while there is no *obvious* dairy, meat nor eggs in the tofu, veggies & rice, I'm still not sure what the delicious brown goo consists of..
I know each Chinese take-out place probably has its own recipe and such, but I was wondering ~in general~ what is in that brown goo? I'd like to assume it's some combo of soy sauce & MSG - I really want it to be.

Does anyone have any insight on this? I.. I.. like the brown goo. But if it contains certain animal product I'll never eat it again..

Also - how about ice cream cones? (in general) Had an (non-dairy no egg) grape Italian ice- that day too , and got it in a cone out of habit, and was curious about the status of the Average Ice Cream Cone from an ice cream shop. Vegan? Depends?
(got the cone from Chocolate SHoppe in Madison, WI. their website doesn't show the cone ingredients) (I don't usually buy ice cream cones from the store or anything. actually, I can't remember ever doing so. if I'm eating a cone, it's 'cos I went to a proper ice cream shop)

For the most part, switching to a vegan diet hasn't been as difficult  as I had anticipated - except for the little things like this that come up. Vegetarianism is a cinch, but veganism is a bit more challenging as eggs and dairy turn up *everywhere*!

Thanks to anyone who might be able to shed some light on my inquiries  (^_^)b

Jul. 2nd, 2008



I searched, no luck!

Murad - the facial care line - is it vegan?

Jul. 1st, 2008

Tofu: the other white meat


Lotion/body ingredient lists?

What ingredients do I look for when trying to find out if various lotions/beauty products are vegan? Is there a list online somewhere?

I'm gradually giving away/throwing out and replacing all of my non-vegan body/beauty products, and trying to figure out in the list of very chemistry-sounding ingredients what is and isn't vegan is driving me nuts.

I know people have mentioned glycerin as one but I could've sworn that was listed in a product that Lush labels as vegan, so I'm completely confused.

Thanks in advance!

May. 23rd, 2008



(no subject)

i'm brand new to the community. i'm 23 and i've been vegetarian for 12 years and am going on my 3rd week of veganism. anyway, some questions..

1. why are mono and diglycerides non-vegan? i'm guessing it contains glycerine.

2. when all ingredients in a product are vegan yet the label still says it's made in a factory that makes dairy or egg products, will you still eat it? i haven't been and i don't think i ever will, but i'm curious how many vegans do. i buy some organic stuff from stater bros (southern california) under the brand full circle. there were two styles of boxes for the same cereal. one said it was made in a factory that processed milk products, and the other box said it was only processed in a factory with tree nuts and something else. i'm guessing enough people complained and they switched their factories, with the cereal that was processed in a factory with dairy products just being left over on the shelf when they did the switch over.

May. 21st, 2008



(no subject)

Is there anything vegan at Dutch Brothers coffee?

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