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Are any sodas vegan?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
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?
post #2 of 28
blue sky and all jones sodas (even including the turkey and gravy flavor) are vegan.
post #3 of 28
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
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post #4 of 28
^^^ I was thinking the same thing... sodas aren't vegan?!?
post #5 of 28
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.
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
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...
post #7 of 28
What type of testing do they do?
post #8 of 28
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....!
post #9 of 28
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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
post #10 of 28
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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??
post #11 of 28
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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/
post #12 of 28
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.
post #13 of 28
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
post #14 of 28
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.
post #15 of 28
The majority of vegans aren't concerned with bone char. But if you are, then yes, you'll want to stick to Diet sodas.
post #16 of 28
but then you get those chemical sweetners. ew.
post #17 of 28
I would avoid all soda completely.
post #18 of 28
me too, soda, is not my thang, tho a vernor's every couple years seems nice...
post #19 of 28
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.
post #20 of 28
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.
post #21 of 28
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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!!!
post #22 of 28
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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%.
post #23 of 28
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
post #24 of 28
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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.
post #25 of 28
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.
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
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.
post #27 of 28
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).
post #28 of 28
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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
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