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#1 Old 02-07-2010, 06:19 PM
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Q: 1. I love Barilla Pasta, so I'm wondering if I become Vegan are these Okay?

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1. http://www.barillaus.com/home/Pages/...tiniPasta.aspx



2. http://www.barillaus.com/home/Pages/...bowsPasta.aspx



3. http://www.barillaus.com/home/Pages/...allePasta.aspx





Q: 2. I'd really appriciate it if someone can tell me.



And also does anyone know some good fake button I can get at Shoprite? For example is "I can't believe it's not butter" vegan? The spreadable kind? Because I don't use sauce on my Pasta, just butter and salt. So is spreadable I can't believe it's not butter Okay? If not what is? Thanks!
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#2 Old 02-07-2010, 06:24 PM
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1) you'll have to look at the ingredients on the packet. if it says "durum wheat semolina" then thats flour. thats fine. if it says anything to do with eggs, then no- not vegan.



2) i've never been to a shoprite, but i doubt it very much cos the one my bf has isn't vegan. its got dairy in it. i think smart balance light is vegan:



http://www.smartbalance.com/Butter37.aspx



blue bonnet light looks vegan too:



http://www.dietfacts.com/html/nutrit...read-37162.htm
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Go here to see a BIG LIST of great Vegan items:



'I Can't Believe It's Vegan'



http://www.peta.org/accidentallyVegan/default.asp

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Go here to see a BIG LIST of great Vegan items:



'I Can't Believe It's Vegan'



http://www.peta.org/accidentallyVegan/default.asp



some of that stuff isn't actually vegan... but much of it is quite close.
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Hi PigsAreFriends, welcome to Veggieboards! You can ask as many questions as you need, that's what we are here for



I'm pretty sure those pastas are safe. Usually the only thing I find in pasta that isn't vegan is egg, but that's usually the wheat Omega-3 ones. Just flip over the box, pasta is pretty easy to read.
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Just check the ingredients, most is vegan i've noticed.







And, that peta vegan list isnt vegan.

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1. I don't see why not. I'm pretty sure those pastas are just flour and water, but check the ingredients anyway just in case they changed recipes.



2. Get used to reading packages. Many margarines, including some generic brands, are vegan, but many of them are not. If you can't find a vegan margarine at Shoprite and don't like most sauces, olive oil is also good on pasta. I usually put olive oil and a spice blend on pasta if I'm not having it with sauce, or olive olil, vinegar, and spices on cold pasta for a pasta salad.
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I'm almost 100% certain I can't believe it's not butter is made with buttermilk and/or whey. Several of the Smart Balances are vegan (and marked as such), and most of the Earth Balances are vegan (they had a 50/50 butter blend for a while... not sure if they still make it or not). Neither has trans fat either. You want to avoid margarines that say "partially hydrogenated" anything cause that's trans fat, and it's bad. Oddly, fully hydrogenated (generally just listed as "hydrogenated") oils are not bad.



The only barilla pastas I know of that aren't vegan are the ones in the yellow box, Barilla Plus (and of course the obvious ones like cheese stuffed tortellini). The Barilla whole wheat and the regular pastas are vegan.

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I can't believe it's not butter is not vegan. Smart Balance Light and Nucoa are
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some of that stuff isn't actually vegan... but much of it is quite close.



I have heard people say that several times before. Which products are not vegan that they list?
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I have heard people say that several times before. Which products are not vegan that they list?



unfortunately i don't have the inclination to do a google-search for the ingredinets to every product, and i haven't checked labels in the supermerkets cos i'm in canadia, but at the bottom of the page it says in very small letters:



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"*Items listed may contain trace amounts of animal-derived ingredients. While PETA supports a strict adherence to veganism, we put the task of vigorously reducing animal suffering ahead of personal purity. Boycotting products that are 99.9 percent vegan sends the message to manufacturers that there is no market for this food, which ends up hurting more animals. For a more detailed explanation of PETA’s position, please visit http://www.caringconsumer.com/labels.html."



... so i don't trust it as far as i can throw it- i have no idea what they deem 'trace' to be- does that mean D3, carmine/cochineal, whey powder, or what... and do they actually do the 99.9% test or is it more like 86.3% on every other tuesday that looks close enough to them- you know?



.... compounding my dubiousness is the fact that the link they provide to 'a more detailed explaination' is a page of someone rambling on about rat hairs and car tyres and rooting about in peoples cupboards.
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Bisquick wasn't vegan the last time I checked, but I haven't bought it in years, so things may have changed. It goes both ways - things that were vegan or vegetarian at some point suddenly have an ingredient change, and no longer are, and others that weren't, suddenly are.



Changes in ingredients have tripped me up a number of times over the years, so now I check ingredients even when it's something I buy on a regular basis.
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unfortunately i don't have the inclination to do a google-search for the ingredinets to every product, and i haven't checked labels in the supermerkets cos i'm in canadia, but at the bottom of the page it says in very small letters:







... so i don't trust it as far as i can throw it- i have no idea what they deem 'trace' to be- does that mean D3, carmine/cochineal, whey powder, or what... and do they actually do the 99.9% test or is it more like 86.3% on every other tuesday that looks close enough to them- you know?



.... compounding my dubiousness is the fact that the link they provide to 'a more detailed explaination' is a page of someone rambling on about rat hairs and car tyres and rooting about in peoples cupboards.



It is sad that they would mislead people to believe that the products are all vegan. That just causes more confusion in the long run for vegans and for people who are trying to cook for them/understand what is acceptable for a vegan and what is not. Maybe they should list the stadards they set, ie. what possible ingrediants are included in some of the foods that some vegans may not deem suitable. I thought all vegans avoided whey, carmine/cochineal, etc. I don't think that those are trace at all, they are actually quite simple to avoid. When I cook for vegans I make sure to avoid those types of products.
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don't get me wrong, i think that seeing a big list of foods that are very nearly vegan and quite possibly vegan is great, especially when its known brands- and especially for daunted newbies- and i don't judge anyone for eating whatever they want or think is ok... its just... i think they're selling it as something its not, and hiding behind smallprint, and i don't like that one bit.
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This link has the most complete a-z listing of animal ingrediants I've seen yet:



http://www.veganwolf.com/



Dry pastas are easy to find vegan. It's those wide stroganoff type noodles you need to watch for.

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Cool Hi.

It only has a gradients of flour like thanime monitrate and riboflavin for you sample. There are no added ingredients. All it has is flour. Earth balance and the Smart balance spread are both vegan. I recommend balance, because it is 50 cal lower.
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It only has a gradients of flour like thanime monitrate and riboflavin for you sample. There are no added ingredients. All it has is flour. Earth balance and the Smart balance spread are both vegan. I recommend balance, because it is 50 cal lower.
Wow- this is an old thread!
Really have to check Smart Balance as it's changed packaging. I'm not sure anymore if all the ones with Flax are vegan, or if the original is vegan. They used to label them vegan, don't know if they do anymore.
I've been making my own with this recipe to avoid buying palm oil. It's really good, I've played with using a higher proportion of liquid oil like canola with the coconut to make it more spreadable-
http://www.vegan.com/recipes/bryanna...-vegan-butter/
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