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Is chex mix vegan?

post #1 of 18
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I googled it and everyone said no, because there is milk in the ingredients. The package I was looking at did NOT have any milk or milk ingredients, so I'm just as confused as when I started looking. LOL I know Worcestershire sauce is a common ingredient in homemade chex mix, but the bag did not mention it, nor any fish ingredients. There were "natural flavors" though.

Anyone know?
post #2 of 18
It must depend on the flavor. I know the cheesy tasting flavor probably isn't vegan. And natural flavors can come from an animal.
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post #3 of 18
Are you making it yourself? As I recall, the recipe calls for worchestershire sauce. Regular worchestershire sauce isn't vegan- has anchovies in it- but there are vegan versions of it.

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post #4 of 18
The original has some sort of cheese stick thingy in it. It was one of my favorite snacks. I miss it since I went vegan!
post #5 of 18
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The original has some sort of cheese stick thingy in it. It was one of my favorite snacks. I miss it since I went vegan!

The *original* has chex, pretzels, breadsticks, and rye chips. No cheese sticks. There is no dairy/egg/meat ingredients listed on the packaging. You might contact the company about natural flavors, however.
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post #6 of 18
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The original has some sort of cheese stick thingy in it. It was one of my favorite snacks. I miss it since I went vegan!

There's no more cheesesticks as far as I can tell. There's a "breadstick" looking thing, but it's not cheesy.

I was hoping someone here would know. Guess I'll have to call the company. I'm too damn lazy! LOL
post #7 of 18
Probably. I'd be worried about natural flavors. I wish they'd list what they were.
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post #8 of 18
Lol, I always thought those little things were cheese sticks (really bland ones)! I'm happy to know they have no cheese, but the natural flavors makes me wonder too.
post #9 of 18
If the ingredients look vegan, but does contain "natural flavors" and people are saying it isn't vegan, then I'd assume the natural flavors have some sort of animal derived ingredient in them. Only way to find out is to contact the email by phone or email and ask if the natural flavors contain any animal derived product.
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post #10 of 18
I can't think of an animal flavoring that would be needed in Chex Mix.
post #11 of 18
I want to work on a vegan version of chex mix. I love chex mix and will have to figure a recipe for Christmas to make. Yummy!

Another thing I was sad to realize wasn't vegan recently was bugles. Why oh why do items like this need milk products......sigh!
post #12 of 18
Or you could make it yourself.


3\tcups Corn Chex® cereal
3\tcups Rice Chex® cereal
3\tcups Wheat Chex® cereal
1\tcup mixed nuts
1\tcup bite-size pretzels
1\tcup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces (Stacy's brand is vegan I think, check out that one)
6\ttablespoons margarine
2\ttablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2\tteaspoons seasoned salt
3/4\tteaspoon garlic powder
1/2\tteaspoon onion powder


1.\tIn large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
2.\tMicrowave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.
Oven Directions Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.


post #13 of 18
I think I might try that recipe... I rarely cook but I love Chex Mix. Think it would taste okay with less salt?
post #14 of 18
Salt it to taste. Most of the items in the mix are salty enough on their own.
post #15 of 18
I thought worcestire sauce was icky even before I learned it had anchovies.
I would totally subsitute either teriyaki, tamari or Braggs amino acids.

Actually teriyaki ginger sounds great!

And most definitly store brand chex. The brand is crazily priced when all the store brands are way cheaper!
post #16 of 18
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I can't think of an animal flavoring that would be needed in Chex Mix.

Hah they're never needed, so to speak, but that's why we have to watch out for the nasty little buggers Even foods as inconspicuous as potato chips have beef listed as a flavoring on their ingredients.
post #17 of 18
I'm crazy for Chex Mix and got worried about those "natural flavors" so I wrote to General Mills to ask about it. Their response: "We apologize that we do not maintain lists of products by the ingredients that the product contains. If you would like for us to research a specific product to see if there is any animal ingredients in the product, we will need the UPC code and, when possible, the Better If Used By code. Once we have this information, we will be able to check the product to see if there is animal ingredients in the product." So I wrote back with the UPC and "Better If Used By" codes from a single bag -- still awaiting their response, but I suspect that the cagey answer probably means there are animal ingredients hiding in the "natural flavors"... :-(

Thanks for posting the recipes for home-made!
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Shauna_m View Post

I googled it and everyone said no, because there is milk in the ingredients. The package I was looking at did NOT have any milk or milk ingredients, so I'm just as confused as when I started looking. LOL I know Worcestershire sauce is a common ingredient in homemade chex mix, but the bag did not mention it, nor any fish ingredients. There were "natural flavors" though.


Anyone know?

Yes, in fact they are vegan. source: voice mail from Generral Mills - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OTIbIgybwU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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