Veg Consumer

February 24, 2010

Cream Soda Crush

Filed under: Drink — Tags: , , — vegconsumer @ 11:52 pm

Called Crush about their cream soda and they said that the red colour comes from an artificial source. Yes, I guess you can say I like sweet things.. tsk tsk so unhealthy

Skittles

Filed under: Candy — Tags: , , — vegconsumer @ 11:50 pm

The skittles made in America – available at bellingham contain no gelatin – although always good to double
check cause sometimes you find some with gelatin. Also, I called skittles and it looks like their red skittles are safe to eat – this is all in reference too American Skittles. Although, skittles aren’t really that healthy, but can be a once in awhile treat

Herbacin Kamille Hand Cream

Filed under: Body — Tags: , , , — vegconsumer @ 8:58 pm

I was glad to see that Herbacin Kamille Hand Cream (and all other Herbacin products) are free of animal products, animal by-products, and gluten. Yes! Finally a lotion that is safe for vegetarians and vegans.

The only downside is that it has alcohol in it. I retrieved this information about two years ago (2008) by e-mailing Herbacin and checked their website FAQ which still maintains that it is safe for vegetarians. http://www.herbacincanada.com/index.php?show=faq

Avoid: Almond Fresh (Earth’s Own)

Filed under: Drink — Tags: , , , , , , — vegconsumer @ 8:16 am

I went to Safeway and purchased Earth’s Own "Almond Fresh," almond milk, which one would assume is vegan-safe. However, I suspected the sugar may be refined with bone char. I emailed them and I received this response:


Thank you for contacting Earth’s Own. All ingredients are of mineral and plant source only, including all flavours.However the cane sugar we use is filtered with bone char; which is considered a “processing aid”. It is used as a filter and does not carry over into the finished product. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Kind Regards,
Annalisa G.
Consumer Services
Service aux Consommateurs
www.earthsown.ca

I wasn’t very happy with that response so I asked them to send a formal complaint about it. They responded as such:

Again, we do apologize for the negative experience. I have forwarded your email/comments to the Marketing Manager for her review and record to this regard. Your complaint/concern has been logged. Please note that our organic So Nice soy and YÜ basmati and soy products do NOT use sugar that has been processed with the aid of bone char but organic evaporated cane juice.

If you email them, and a whole bunch of people email them, they may decide to change their sugar to the kind that is not refined with bone-char. You can contact them at: consumer@soyaworld.com

Vegenaise

Filed under: Dressings — Tags: , , , , — vegconsumer @ 7:37 am

No sandwich should go without vegenaise. Unlike other eggless mayos it has flavor and its tangy! You can get it from Choices supermarket and some Superstores have it in the healthfood section. But next time you go across the border pick up a few jars because it’s much cheaper.

Avoid: Yves Veggie Round & Patties

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , , , , , — vegconsumer @ 5:22 am

Hi 🙂

I used to love having Yves Veggie Ground Round and Patties but recently I have noticed the packaging says "May contain eggs."

Some products like bread say "may contain trace amounts of egg," which seems to be an allergy alert – but this says simply "eggs," not "trace amounts of egg," so I am more suspicious. I am going to try to get in touch with Yves because unfortunately I think a lot of strict vegetarians continue to consume their product without knowing about this change.

Introduction

Filed under: General — vegconsumer @ 5:05 am

Hello 🙂

This is a group blog for information about products of all kinds for people who keep a vegan or lacto-vegetarian diet. We’re always surprised about how many new products that seem to be legit actually have been tested inhumanely on animals or contain animal-derived ingredients. So this blog will share information about which products are good and which should be avoided.  If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment here.

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