The Vitamin D in Nesquick is not Vegan as it derived from animal sources. Dairy, eggs, meat and fish are not the only ingredients that aren't Vegan. Vegans do not consume honey (found in granola), shellac (found in nail polish and jelly beans) or cochineal (found in starbucks frapiccino) which are derived from living creatures too. For a full comprehensive list of what to avoid please see this link: http://www.vegansociety.com/lifestyle/animal-substances.aspx
I am trying to go vegan, but i still love my hot chocolate! I had some chocolate Nesquik powder mic lying around and I had the same question as you guys. After my search I found out that the mix is vegan, but there is one exception to possibly some's views. The mix is made on machines that also process milk, soy, and wheat. It does not have vitamin D inside of it, so no worries. If you are fine with it sharing the same machines like I am, then enjoy some Nesquik with almond milk :)
Guys, you can do your own quick hot chocolate (or cold) with 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp water. Heat up 1 cup of any milk you like and mix cocoa mixture in it. Less quick then just scooping Nesquick and adding to milk? Sure, but it's vegan hehe. Just mix up a pot for the week and keep it in fridge.
Oh and for those who still buy cacao products, please see this documentary, you might change your mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vfbv6hNeng I buy mine fair trade, hoping it really is.
"To the world you may be just one person, but to one life you may be the world."
Wow!!!I love different flavored milks but I guess I'll be just making my regular strawberry milk with strawberries,vanilla soy milk, and agave.I don't want to support these goings on.Thanks!!
My advice is, if you aren't sure. Don't drink it. Change brands. If the "Used with the same machinery that processes..." I think is more for allergens (Trust me, some people have extremely severe allergies :( )then veg*ans who aren't comforable eating/drinking animal by products.
personally, if casein or whey (or milk) is not listed in the ingredients, then i will buy the product: i am looking for products that do not DEPEND upon dairy for their existence -- i am not looking for a religious standard. one could argue that if you are buying a product manufactured by a company that also manufactures milk products, then you are endorsing the company. that is a very high standard, and would be a very difficult one to follow.
in an imperfect world, we all have to set our own limits.
i would just like to add: boycotting a company because they are "evil" or have horrendous business practices is a different political issue, and certainly worthy of investigation and discretion. however, i am simply addressing the "vegan" issue.
Last edited by korgy; 05-21-2014 at 04:37 PM.