• Ally Holt

Vegan Brands I Love

I've been pursuing a vegan lifestyle since college, but always seem to have missteps, either from fuck-it moments or missed ingredients. Over the years, I've come to cherish a few vegan friendly brands that help me get my cheesy, crunchy, sweet fix without eating dairy.

While I was searching for vegan recipes, I found this list of vegan and non-vegan food brands on Food.com. I was surprised by some of the items that aren't vegan, like Boboli pizza crust and some types of Oreos.Most of them aren't vegan because they have whey in them, which is a byproduct of making cheese.

Below, are some of my favorite vegan snacks and foods, along with some surprises that aren't.

Surprising Vegan Brands

Annie's Natural worchestershire sauce Back to Nature: all crackers Earth Balance margarine Edward & Sons worchestershire sauce Famous Amos chocolate creme sandwich cookies Fritos Genen unflavored gelatin substitute Gimme Lean Sausage Style Gimme Lean Ground Beef Style Leiber's unflavored jel (gelatin) Lightlife Chick'n Ranchero tortilla wraps Lightlife Light Burgers Lightlife Original Tofu Pups Lightlife Organic Tempeh Fakin Bacon strips Lightlife Organic Tempeh Flax Lightlife Organic Tempeh Garden Veggie Lightlife Organic Tempeh Soy Lightlife Organic Tempeh Three Grain Lightlife Organic Tempeh Wild Rice Morningstar Farms Grillers Original Vegan Morningstar Farms Grillers Crumbles Morningstar Farms Chicken strips Morningstar Farms Beef strips Natural Desserts [vegan gelatin USA/Canada only source] Newman-O's Mint Creme cookies Oetker Simply Organics pudding powder Oreo Sandwich Cookies Golden Original Oreo 100 Calorie Pack Thin Crisps Oreo Sandwich Cookies Double Delight Mint'n Creme Oreo Sandwich Cookies Golden Uh-Oh With Chocolate Creme Oreo Sandwich Cookies Halloween Orange Creme Pangea: Vegan Sweet Marshmallows [only ones sold in US] Smart Bacon Smart Breakfast Breakfast Patties Smart Deli Baked Ham style Smart Deli Bologna Style Smart Deli pepperoni slices Smart Deli Santa Fe Chick'n Style Smart Deli Turkey Style Smart Ground (Original) Smart Ground (Taco & Burrito) Smart Menus Meatless Meatballs Smart Strips Chick'n Strips Smart Dogs Smart Dogs Jumbo Smart Patties Burger Style Smart Pretzel Dog Smart Strips Steak Style Strips Smart Links Country Breakfast Style by Lightlife Soy Garden margarine Spectrum Naturals margarine

Surprising Foods that are NOT Vegan Anchor Bay Buffalo wing sauce (honey) Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake and Waffle mix (whey) Boboli Original Pizza Crust (whey) Boddington's ale Cool Whip Denmark's finest Dill Havarti(rennet) Dole Peaches in strawberry all fruit gel Famous Amos cookies (other than chocolate creme sandwich cookies) Florida Natural Fortified Orange juice (cholecalciferol aka fish oil or lanolin oil) Francesco Rinaldi's Tomato, Garlic and Onion Pasta sauce(rennet) Foster's Lager Guinness Stout Kellog's Special K contains milk powder) Kellogg's Mini Wheats Kikkoman Sweet and Sour Sauce Lucky Charms, General Mills (gelatin) Morningstar Farms Grillers Prime Morningstar Farms Grillers (plain) Oreo Sandwich Cookies, Regular and Double-Stuffed (contain whey in USA) Pam Butter-Flavor Cooking Spray Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts Promise Light Margarine (cholecalciferol aka fish oil or lanolin oil) Red Oval Farms Stoned wheat thins (whey) Sake (filtered sake may have gelatin residual) Sam Adams some special cask conditioned brews Skittles Smart Balance Light Spread (whey) Starburst fruit chews Thoma's Original English Muffins (whey) Tropicana Orange Strawberry Banana Juice Wegman's fruit cocktail (the cherries) Worchestershire sauce (anchovies)

Information provided by Food.com

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