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Carwere15 06-25-2006 07:18 PM

I read on some odd site that soft drinks are ok (skeptical at least) and when I looked it up on a search engine I got no results, which is never a good thing. I'm guessing Coca-Cola is a no-no seeing as they doing the animal testing thing. Does anybody know anything about if sodas are off-limits on a vegan diet?

ynaffit 06-26-2006 12:44 PM

blue sky and all jones sodas (even including the turkey and gravy flavor) are vegan.

WonderRandy 06-26-2006 01:22 PM

I don't know of any sodas that aren't vegan. Evil Conglorporations, maybe, and Evil Chemicals maybe, but no animal parts in your beverage, AFAIK

Tesseract 06-26-2006 05:35 PM

^^^ I was thinking the same thing... sodas aren't vegan?!?

kpickell 06-26-2006 05:54 PM

Some types of vegan sodas include:

Pepsi

Diet Pepsi

Coke

Diet Coke

Mountain Dew

Diet Mountain Dew

Code Red Mountain Dew

Diet Code Red Mountain Dew

.... and well, nearly every other brand of soda I've ever seen.

Carwere15 06-26-2006 07:17 PM

I know some are but most companies with those sodas do animal testing and I'm as much of a vegan thinker as an eater. So supporting a company like that seems a little counter-productive to the whole reducing my impact on the world thing I'm aiming for here...

kpickell 06-26-2006 07:18 PM

What type of testing do they do?

Moechalatte 06-26-2006 07:40 PM

As far as animal testing goes.... you're really going to have a hard time avoiding companies like that... I think it's wonderful you're looking into animal testing as well as animal products being used, but it's really, really tough. A lot of companies say they don't test on animals, but they often mean "we didn't test on this batch" or "we don't test on this product anymore because we know it's okay now" ... It's just my not-so-knowledgeable opinion, but I think there are much worse products out there as far as animal testing goes than soda companies? I don't know... I would like to know a lot more about it. I just found out my Heineken isn't vegan so I really hope I won't have to cut out most soda as well....!

ynaffit 06-26-2006 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Moechalatte View Post

I just found out my Heineken isn't vegan so I really hope I won't have to cut out most soda as well....!

where'd you find that out from? heineken has always been on the vegan beer lists i've seen.



http://www.veganporn.com/booze.pl

http://www.vegparadise.com/news62.html

Misty 06-26-2006 08:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ynaffit View Post

blue sky and all jones sodas (even including the turkey and gravy flavor) are vegan.





Turkey and Gravy flavoured soda??

ynaffit 06-26-2006 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Misty View Post

Turkey and Gravy flavoured soda??

http://money.cnn.tv/2004/11/16/comme...tler/index.htm

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0920/

karenM 06-26-2006 08:41 PM

Except for the occasional milk product, honey and maybe cochineal in some parts of the world, I can't imagine what kinds of animal ingredients would be used in carbonated beverages. Stay away from red-colored honey-yogurt soda, and you're probably safe.



Pretty much anything we eat and drink involved harm to other living creatures somewhere. There's an impact on the environment just getting clean drinking water to my tap.

troub 06-26-2006 11:08 PM

I'm sure some drink companies use white sugar...



wait never mind LOL I can't believe I would suggest them using something besides high fructose corn syrup, nv/m

troub 06-26-2006 11:10 PM

of course caramel color comes from white sugar right? and most white sugar is filtered in bone char. bones aren't really vegan... calling the company and asking is the best bet.

kpickell 06-26-2006 11:16 PM

The majority of vegans aren't concerned with bone char. But if you are, then yes, you'll want to stick to Diet sodas.

troub 06-26-2006 11:17 PM

but then you get those chemical sweetners. ew.

GhostUser 06-27-2006 12:06 AM

I would avoid all soda completely.

Bugsy 06-27-2006 12:58 AM

me too, soda, is not my thang, tho a vernor's every couple years seems nice...

aotto08 06-27-2006 06:21 AM

Kristall from Sweden makes fruit flavored organic sodas. I think the only thing to worry about would be the amount of sugar on them. But other than that, they are delicious!

Whole Earth Foods make another organic soda, but you'll have to look it up on their website, because I don't have a bottle of the stuff with me now.

These both are vegan to my knowlage.

HandcuffedAngel 06-27-2006 06:50 AM

Soda is bad for you anyway.



I hear Blue Sky is rockin' and not bad for you, either.



Honestly ... you should try to wean off the soda.

Moechalatte 06-27-2006 01:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ynaffit View Post

where'd you find that out from? heineken has always been on the vegan beer lists i've seen.



http://www.veganporn.com/booze.pl

http://www.vegparadise.com/news62.html





: Really?!? That'll seriously make my day if that's true.... I just recently followed a link to a list of vegan beers from another thread on here ... I'm not sure what it was named now. Heineken wasn't on that list, but that could just mean that it just wasn't included on theirs for some reason. I have some checking up to do! Thank you!!!

Tesseract 06-27-2006 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by troub View Post

of course caramel color comes from white sugar right? and most white sugar is filtered in bone char. bones aren't really vegan... calling the company and asking is the best bet.

Actually the sources I've looked say only about 25% of sugar manufactured in the US is processed with bone char. The problem, if that's an issue that concerns you, is knowing WHICH 25%.

MaryC1999 06-27-2006 04:10 PM

I've given up chocolate, ice cream, cheese and milk. I ain't giving up soda darnit!

Then again, I still use white sugar in cooking too basically because it's what I can afford. I think I've made enough sacrifices for one person. lol

I would be interested too in what kind of animal testing Coke does. For soda? The umbrella company?

I'm quite sure though at least some of the things I use might have dubious animal backgrounds. I do the best I can. I'm just not giving up soda.

Mary

das_nut 06-27-2006 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by troub View Post

I'm sure some drink companies use white sugar...



wait never mind LOL I can't believe I would suggest them using something besides high fructose corn syrup, nv/m



It isn't that hard to find soda made with sugar in the US.



Try an ethnic foods grocer. They often have imported sodas that are made with real sugar.

Tesseract 06-27-2006 04:25 PM

Knudsen's Spritzers are sweetened exclusively with fruit juice. They have no corn syrup and no cane sugar. I like them, but sometimes you just want a cola.

Carwere15 06-27-2006 06:18 PM

I have no idea how they do most of the testing they do. I got a PETA e-newsletter a couple weeks back that mentioned Welch's, after hounding (no pun intended) from PETA had stopped it's animal testing. I had no idea then that they could do stuff like that with foods and drinks, but thinking about it more it makes sense. Plus Coca-Cola owns a LOT of companies I'm sure they find some way to pointlessly torture living animals. I like Jone's soda, it's good to know that they are Vegan @ least.

kpickell 06-28-2006 05:07 AM

But I haven't heard of Coca-Cola or Pepsi doing animal testing. I don't think they do. But if you find any information on this, please let me know.



(I did see the PETA article you mentioned regarding juice companies running tests on animals in order to make certain health claims).

MaryC1999 06-28-2006 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Carwere15 View Post

I have no idea how they do most of the testing they do. I got a PETA e-newsletter a couple weeks back that mentioned Welch's, after hounding (no pun intended) from PETA had stopped it's animal testing. I had no idea then that they could do stuff like that with foods and drinks, but thinking about it more it makes sense. Plus Coca-Cola owns a LOT of companies I'm sure they find some way to pointlessly torture living animals. I like Jone's soda, it's good to know that they are Vegan @ least.



I don't know, if you make a claim like that it should be based on something substantial.

Then again, I'm pretty sure every single person who writes on this board does something that negatively affects a living creature at some point. It's silly and naive to believe you can cut it all out.

Not that I care much if anyone drinks soda, I'm just saying.

Mary

PRSPickerAZ 04-11-2017 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kpickell (Post 1241325)
Some types of vegan sodas include:<br><br>
Pepsi<br><br>
Diet Pepsi<br><br>
Coke<br><br>
Diet Coke<br><br>
Mountain Dew<br><br>
Diet Mountain Dew<br><br>
Code Red Mountain Dew<br><br>
Diet Code Red Mountain Dew<br><br>
.... and well, nearly every other brand of soda I've ever seen.

Pepsi, and most other popular sodas are NOT vegan!
They use bone char! I did a LOT of research on this, and no, standard commercial sodas are NOT all vegan at all.

BlueMts 04-13-2017 09:53 PM

For Australians:
The sugar thing doesn't apply to Australia. CSR doesn't use bone char to filter it's sugar it uses activated charcoal so any soft drink (soda) made here doesn't have that problem. Coke sold in Australia is made in Australia and Pepsi and Schweppes. Schweppes makes Pepsi in Aus)

Bobneighbus1112# 07-17-2017 03:41 PM

Yea You can drink all the soda, sugar come from plants

sandwich447 07-17-2017 04:01 PM

Uhh... I believe Pepsi is vegan, but Coca-Cola is rather nasty in their production. They test their products on animals such as rabbits, mice, and even llamas!!

silva 07-18-2017 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobneighbus1112# (Post 4105090)
Yea You can drink all the soda, sugar come from plants

Sugar comes from plants, but some countries, namely America, uses bone char in processing-a slaughterhouse product

Organic sugar, Raw sugar, Beet sugar --all these are always vegan.

Can't look up the link now but you can find the companies that are beet sugar- it's not always on package.

I have Pioneer Sugar at home, it's from beets

David3 07-18-2017 07:06 AM

Could somebody post some information on this topic - information that is substantiated by links to reputable sources? It seems like this thread has become a guessing game.
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Emma JC 07-18-2017 07:26 AM

Sorry if I have said this already... drink soda water/carbonated water and add whatever fruit juices or agave or nothing at all.... we love it and don't drink anything but the low sodium version, anything but plain water or coffee that is.
(and some wine)

Emma JC

silva 07-18-2017 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emma JC (Post 4105330)
Sorry if I have said this already... drink soda water/carbonated water and add whatever fruit juices or agave or nothing at all.... we love it and don't drink anything but the low sodium version, anything but plain water or coffee that is.
(and some wine)

Emma JC

This isn't 'should I drink soda" it's directed to what sodas are vegan
I doubt anyone's confused about weather it's healthy or not

I can't look things up now buy most are made with corn syrup, HFCS, which are vegan, and the ones made with sugar that are listed as kosher would be. There was controversy about Fanta using isinglass (fish bladder) to filter but I don't know

David3 07-18-2017 11:43 AM

The Vegetarian Resource Group has a detailed website about veg and non-veg ingredients. If you would like information about the ingredients of a certain soda, you can look up those ingredients on this website.


http://www.vrg.org/ingredients/


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