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It doesnt say on the packet, and it just says 'flavourings' but not what!<br><br>
Just wondered if any1 knows for sure?!<br><br>
Its just the orginal ones if that helps!<br><br>
Thanks!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Well, I don't have the package right in front of me (so I could be wrong), but if I remember right- Starbursts have gelatin in them. Gelatin isn't a vegetarian ingredient.
 

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Yeah, they do have gelatin. Not vegetarian.<br><br>
According to this the Starburst jelly beans are ok tho, and they taste the same to me, albeit a diff. consistency, so you could eat those.<br><br><a href="http://www.petakids.com/candy.html" target="_blank">http://www.petakids.com/candy.html</a>
 
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In the UK starburst don't contain gelatine, (they do in the states though) so while you're in Britain, you're ok on that front! The general consensous that i've always heard is that in the UK, they're ok.<br><br>
You could always email them about the 'flavourings' issue, if it worries you.<br><br>
From what i remember, Jellytots used to be ok too, but i haven't had them in a few years, so they might have changed. Apparently nestle (if you don't have ethical issues with nestle) has fruit polos listed as vegan on their website too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I was going to say, you must not be from the United States....<br><br><br><br>
United States Starbursts not vegetarian. UK Starbursts vegan.<br><br>
However, the Starbursts Jelly Beans are vegan in all countries!!
 

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I don't care for starburst, but it makes absolutely NO sense to me why they wouldn't just use the UK formulation in Canada.<br><br><br><br>
Mr. meatless bought some vegan UK starburst at the Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair. He enjoyed them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> He's grown now, but still beautiful. His name is Chewy.
 

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Skittles are the same way, fyi. Not vegetarian in the United States, but suitable for vegans in the United Kingdom. Skittles are one of my favorite candies.
 

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Tends to be anything chewy contains gelatin, it's my rule of thumb to be safe. Starburst, Mentos, Skittles = ALL BAD
 

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Skittles are coated in shellac now in the UK, so not vegan. I haven't checked the colourings recently in Starburst or Skittles either. Jelly tots are all good though!
 

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As far as I can remember, the starburst jelly beans (in Ireland, which I assume is the same as the UK) contain shellac.<br><br><br><br>
I also recently bought some fruit polos, only to find they use carmine in them.<br><br><br><br>
But you're better off checking labels whereever you are, I suppose.<br><br>
Cheers!
 

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I don't get why companies put animal products into everything.....i don't know much about food production but i'm sure it'd taste the same without! GRR
 
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