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sherocks54 04-12-2016 11:13 AM

I need fellow vegans options
 
I need to know what are drinks vegans drink like you can buy at walmart? I had some motts 100%apple juice that looked okay by the ingredients but I want to make sure it is ? I really love apple juice it's something I need as a new vegan and also I keep hearing mixed reviews on oreos do Vegans eat them?

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silva 04-12-2016 11:41 AM

Welcome:hi:
What you'll want to look for in drinks like that are mostly carmine or cochineal - I can't look their E number right now, but they both mean a red food coloring made from crushed cochineal beetles. I rarely find it, but I do recall seeing a "juice' blend that had it- more of a artificial kind.
Vitamin D3 is a possibility, but again pretty rare. Trader Joes has a blend called Dynamo I think that I was buying for all the potassium, B12 and others, then I noticed the D3!
Fish oil? I guess, anything that says omega DHA you need to watch for- esp margarines- it's often fish oil, but could be algae which is fine. I do know some orange juice contains that.
Possibly gelatine? Never seen it, but it's in so many things.

As for things like oreos, in the US processed cane sugar had about a 50-50 chance of being filtered through bones- it's the sugar that keeps some people from feeling it's vegan enough because of that chance, others feel an occasional cookie isn't enough to pick over.
I mention US because most of Europe does not use bone char. Also because oreos in Canada at least contain some kind of dairy. Countries differ in processiong

sherocks54 04-12-2016 11:48 AM

Thanks For Your Reply I Just Called Motts Company They Can't Even Give Me Information On Their Juice if Its Vegan I Feel Sick To My Stomach Now I Drank Like 4 Bottles Of Motts 100%Apple Juice. ..

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David3 04-12-2016 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by sherocks54 (Post 3948177)
I need to know what are drinks vegans drink like you can buy at walmart? I had some motts 100%apple juice that looked okay by the ingredients but I want to make sure it is ? I really love apple juice it's something I need as a new vegan and also I keep hearing mixed reviews on oreos do Vegans eat them?

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Hi sherocks,


A Google search shows that Mott's 100% Apple Juice contains water, apple juice concentrate, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C): http://www.motts.com/products/2/100-apple-juice . Ascorbic acid is commercially produced from glucose, which is commercially produced from plant starches. It is vegan.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascorb...al_preparation


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucose#Commercial

sherocks54 04-12-2016 01:17 PM

If they were vegan why couldn't they tell me it was very odd?

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David3 04-12-2016 01:21 PM

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If they were vegan why couldn't they tell me it was very odd?

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Hi sherocks,


I think it's because different people have different definitions of "vegan". I've had the same experience when I've asked companies whether a food/beverage product is vegan.

sherocks54 04-12-2016 01:29 PM

I know it's so confusing I called Coca-Cola Company about the honest juices they said they are vegan - some of their teas with honey

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ModVegan 04-12-2016 01:32 PM

As a new vegan, it can be overwhelming when you realize how many products use animal ingredients. Read labels, but I'd advise against worrying about sugar processed with bone char for now. If you already make all your own food, it's not a big deal to buy vegan sugar, but if you eat processed products, I really think that it's too much stress. It's far too easy to overload yourself with information and give up. Being consistently vegan is way more important than being the "perfect" vegan.

As for juice, if it's not red or purple, it probably doesn't have cochineal. Carmine is used in tons of products (especially kids' foods - anything that's a brilliant red colour). Food manufacturers use it in some yogurts (not a problem if you're vegan) and a number of other things, like some Dole ready-to-eat jello (which is otherwise vegan, because it's made from seaweed instead of gelatine).

At walmart, I buy my kids Minute Maid apple grape juice and apple juice, both of which are vegan. And Silk chocolate soy milk is popular with everyone in our house.

sherocks54 04-12-2016 01:38 PM

Thank so much! Honest kids juices is vegan too I called Coca-Cola what you think

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sherocks54 04-12-2016 01:39 PM

It is so overwhelming it's making me so stressed out

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sherocks54 04-12-2016 01:49 PM

My skin is breaking out bad as a new vegan I guess my skins detoxing

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Naturebound 04-12-2016 06:36 PM

Here are some lists of vegan foods and drinks you can find at Walmart (by the way, have you have tried those fruit waters called Bai? They are labeled vegan).

http://www.vrg.org/blog/2013/05/06/p...an-in-walmart/

http://www.yourdailyvegan.com/2013/0...vegan-walmart/

Naturebound 04-12-2016 06:37 PM

Here are some lists of vegan foods and drinks you can find at Walmart (by the way, have you have tried those fruit waters called Bai? They are labeled vegan).

http://www.vrg.org/blog/2013/05/06/p...an-in-walmart/

http://www.yourdailyvegan.com/2013/0...vegan-walmart/

Beautiful Joe 04-12-2016 08:15 PM

I also want to add that Walmart sells Just Mayo, which is vegan.

sherocks54 04-12-2016 08:54 PM

Thanks guys I need that just cookie dough so bad and the daiya cream cheese

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David3 04-12-2016 09:16 PM

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It is so overwhelming it's making me so stressed out

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Whoa, slow down and relax. You don't need to go vegan overnight, and you don't have to worry about being 100% perfect. If you stress out, you won't be able to enjoy your food!

Sherocks, here is a nicely-done Vegetarian (actually vegan) Starter Guide. It explains vegan nutrition on page 13, and it has lots of very easy meal ideas: http://www.mercyforanimals.org/files/VSG.pdf

silva 04-13-2016 03:31 AM

E120: Carmine, Carminic acid, Cochineal. Origin: Natural red food colour isolated from the insects Dactylopius coccus, living on different species of succulents. E120(i) is the pure colour, whereas E120(ii) is the crude extract.

It has to be labeled because it's an allergan so if not, you're okay.

I don't sweat sugar in packaged foods, but so you know, all organic sugar is vegan, beet sugar is always vegan, I buy Pioneer- it doesn't say beet on the bag, but I found out here--
https://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2007is...sue4_sugar.php

I really suggest you focus on the bigger picture. It gets wayyyyyyy easier as time goes by.

Trader Joe has some confusing products - like their roasted veg pizza- vegan except for honey! Yeah, honey in a cheeseless pizza. Their Dynamo juice which has loads of good vitamins including B12 also contains D3.

They have other awesome vegan foods, including soy chorizo, the firmest extra firm tofu, vegan cream cheese, tempeh, frozen meatless meatballs, and frozen dinners. Personal products --soap shampoo, love their peppermint toothpaste

Vegan Mike 04-13-2016 12:21 PM

You could maybe try making your own apple juice if you like. As for the oreos I would stay away from them even if they're vegan. There's all sorts of unhealthy ingredients in those I'm sure. If you're looking for a snack how about an avocado or banana? Avocados are full of nutrients like omega 3, omega 6 and potassium and bananas are full of potassium and other nutrients as well! Personally I think most fruit makes a good snack, they're tasty and nutritious! :)

kaitie813 04-15-2016 12:47 PM

It's fine, since you need it to live. Like others have said, there is no way to be a "perfect" vegan, but as long as you are making an effort and are doing what is feasible for you, you are still a vegan. For example, I have to take anti-depressants. They have most likely been tested on animals, but for my daily life, they are important for my well-being and as such, I still take them despite adapting a vegan lifestyle.

lockie 04-17-2016 06:30 PM

My walmart also has a lot of soy milk options. Chocolate and vanilla.
Pretty much all juices are vegan but probably contain a lot of sugar.

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