Originally Posted by vegbunny83
Yes, there are quite a few vegetarian gel desserts out there! You can still satisfy your little one without animal gelatin! I believe there is a brand (if you are in the US) called Horizon Fruit Gels that you can get at most grocery stores. Also Hunt's Snack Packs gel desserts contain no gelatin, and Kool-Aid Gels don't either.
EDIT to add: I just found out about another one- Dole Fruit-N-Gel cups are made with carageenan instead of gelatin. The Lime/Pineapple and Orange are vegan. Watch out for the Strawberry/Black Cherry gels though- I believe they contain carmine which is derived from insects!
Wow, thanks Julie for sharing this! I stopped eating Jello and the like years ago when still an omni, because I found out about gelatin. Nice to know there's something without gelatin to take to work and snack on!
Also, I am another one who didn't know about Worchestershire sauce, however, I never liked it and never ate it before anyway. But the Caesar dressing broke my heart. Never knew it had anchiovies. Maybe I'll search and see if I can find one without anchiovies
My biggest surprise was finding that things like frosted Pop Tarts or cereals like Frosted Mini Wheats have gelatin in them, in the frosting! Gee.
I was also upset that I was, in many cases, hard pressed to find good vegetable soups, even minestrone in some cases, without chicken or beef broth! I found Progressive has some nice vegetarian soups and it's labeled on the back for most of the vegetarian ones. For ones not labled, read the ingrediants. Why does a vegetable soup even need meat broth? It's veggie soup? I never noticed this as an omni but would have even questioned it then. The thing I hate most - find meat broth or fish oils in something I thought I might like to eat.
I was just telling my mom tonight about some colorings coming from beatles, and I sort of said they "smush" the beatles to get the coloring. I really don't know if that's true but it just came out, and she goes "What? Poor, poor thangs." (She's from West VA & lived 25 yrs in TX, and has a cute mixed up accent. LOL!)