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#1 Old 09-30-2010, 10:51 PM
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I was munching on a bowl of frosted mini wheats earlier and Mandy went to look to see how they were made. She read on a webpage that they usually contained gelatin. I went and checked the box and sure enough it was the third ingredient listed.

I had no idea and I was really pissed because I love frosted mini wheats. Just thought I'd share.

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#2 Old 10-01-2010, 05:20 AM
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Yeah....I really wanted some brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts the other day, but they didnt have any unfrosted ones....the gelatin is in the "frosting".....sigh.....
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#3 Old 10-01-2010, 06:37 AM
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TNS once posted that the Kroger brand of Frosted Mini Wheats were vegan (gelatin -free). Definitely double check before you buy, but it may be an option!

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#4 Old 10-01-2010, 06:56 AM
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There's another brand out there that's gelatin-free: Arrowhead Mills.
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#5 Old 10-01-2010, 07:34 AM
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Organic Frosted Mini Wheats, I believe do not have gelatin.
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#6 Old 10-01-2010, 12:53 PM
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This was one of the first things I bought after deciding to go veg that I assumed was safe, and then found out it wasn't. I had Trader Joe's brand and couldn't believe there was gelatin in it.

Upon reading more about gelatin, I learned that it is a common ingredient in frosted cereals (as well as the other things we all are aware of - gummy products, marshmallows etc) but it's such a bummer they ruin such good things with animal bone marrow.
My son's gummy vitamins have to go too.. not sure who loved them more... him or me! ha.

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#7 Old 10-01-2010, 01:06 PM
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That's why you have to read labels, some of the less obvious items contain animal products. Frosted Pop-Tarts (I used to eat the brown sugar and cinnamon) contain gelatin as well.

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#8 Old 10-02-2010, 09:05 PM
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Gelatin is one of those sneaky items they put in a lot! I have been horrified to find candy corn, body wash, and hand lotion that all use gelatin.
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#9 Old 10-02-2010, 09:22 PM
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Gelatin is pretty much in many things. And yes, anything frosted or jelly like has a good chance of having gelatin in it.

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