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Hello all! What's the general consensus about soft drinks? Are they vegan? I read somewhere that Fanta has a fish gelatine that is used as a carrier for the beta carotene but how about Coke?<br><br>
Coca Cola, Pepsi and Nestle are off-limits to vegans due to their questionable ethics or also because of some hidden ingredients?<br><br>
What other international brands do you stay away from (although the products may be vegan)?
 

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I stay away from Procter and Gamble because of their history of animal testing & vivisection. To be honest, I think you'd struggle to find ANY large multi national corporation that is squeaky clean. As they say, nobody can make a million dollars honestly.<br><br>
I try to buy local or from healthfood shops where I can to support small companies but unfortunately I'm on minimum wage & have to live within my means, which sometimes means buying what I can afford rather than what is ethical. As long as you do your research and try to purchase wisely nobody would strike you down for drinking coke once in a while. It IS vegan.
 

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I don't consume many of the things that are made by questionable companies with questionable ingredients to begin with so that isn't an issue for me either way. That said, if I were to desire those things, I'd look for "specialty" products made in a more sound manner, with better ingredients.
 

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<a href="http://www.wholeearthfoods.com/products/5" target="_blank">Whole Earth</a> do some good fizzy pop.
 

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well...considering i had to evacuate my house because of the hurricane and living in a flood zone. the only think the hotel has is water and soda... im trying to drink the water in moderation because whos knows i might be here for days so i hate to say it, but im drinking diet coke...ughh i think under these circumstances its acceptable.
 

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I know many folks who don't buy coke products because of the company's support of professional bull riding.<br><br>
The exact formulation used in many softdrinks varies from region to region even if they are marketed as the same product. I forget the specifics, but Fanta did use a fish-derived ingredient in some regions (European markets if I recall). Don't think they ever did in the US, but I could have that backwards.
 

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Take care and I am thinking good thoughts for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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well...considering i had to evacuate my house because of the hurricane and living in a flood zone. the only think the hotel has is water and soda... im trying to drink the water in moderation because whos knows i might be here for days so i hate to say it, but im drinking diet coke...ughh i think under these circumstances its acceptable.</div>
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Take care and I am thinking good thoughts for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"></div>
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thankyou <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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My thoughts are with you with the storm.<br><br>
as for me I don't think the main stream sodas are Vegan because of HFCS but it depends in your area also.<br>
My husband and I get the Sierra Mist Natural because that don't have HFCS in it and I need it in the house when I have my sinus mishaps or sick.
 

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I read somewhere that fanta stopped putting fish gelatin in their sodas in 2010.
 

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My thoughts are with you with the storm.<br><br>
as for me I don't think the main stream sodas are Vegan because of HFCS but it depends in your area also.<br>
My husband and I get the Sierra Mist Natural because that don't have HFCS in it and I need it in the house when I have my sinus mishaps or sick.</div>
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While HFCS is considered by many to be a nasty, overly-processed, even dangerous additive/sweetener, it's not derived from animal sources. AFAIK, HFCS is vegan.<br><br>
Of course, we've had the debate over vegan sugar a thousand times... So sugar-sweetened sodas may or may not be vegan, based on the source of their sugar, and your particular stance on the topic...
 

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Thank you all for your answers!<br><br>
Indeed, I too know of HFCS to be vegan (but it is, like many other industrial crops, linked to mono-cultures that have a negative impact on the environment). It's a bit cheaper than sugar and this greedy corporations put it into everything nowadays (although some editions may be reverting to sugar, for an added "classic" taste and the like).<br><br>
The label reading and research feels way more intense than when I was a vegetarian but it is worth it!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>peacefulveglady</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2980554"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
My thoughts are with you with the storm.<br><br>
as for me I don't think the main stream sodas are Vegan because of HFCS but it depends in your area also.<br>
My husband and I get the Sierra Mist Natural because that don't have HFCS in it and I need it in the house when I have my sinus mishaps or sick.</div>
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thankyou!<br>
incase anyone was wondering my house is destroyed & im officially homeless.<br>
im trying to eat as vegan as possible at the moment, but its REALLY hard.<br>
i have on tofu stiry fry frozen meal,chips, and cookies...diet coke.<br><br><br><br>
ew & fish gelatin in soda i had no idea.. dont drink soda anyway (until now..)
 

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I'm so sorry to hear this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">( I hope all your dear ones are safe!
 

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Coca Cola, Pepsi and Nestle are off-limits to vegans due to their questionable ethics or also because of some hidden ingredients?<br>
What other international brands do you stay away from (although the products may be vegan)?</div>
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incase anyone was wondering my house is destroyed & im officially homeless.</div>
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I'm so sorry to read that. Do you have a place to stay?
 

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i'm just going to have to waste all of the money i saved up to stay in a hotel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> oh well i could've died or something..
 

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i'm just going to have to waste all of the money i saved up to stay in a hotel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> oh well i could've died or something..</div>
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Do you have any relatives or friends that you can stay with?
 

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i'm just going to have to waste all of the money i saved up to stay in a hotel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> oh well i could've died or something..</div>
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i dont know your exact situation but if you had insurance read it over cuz when i lost my house back in the day insurance picked up the tab for a suite at a hotel (actually two suites children not of the same sex over a certain age are not allowed to stay in the same room) and paid for us to go out to eat for 3+ months till our house was ready to live in again. it totaled around 20k for just food and room thank god for insurance
 

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coca cola is bad, here are more reasons why: <a href="http://theinformedvegan.com/post/7261725619/coca-cola-beats-pigeons-to-death-animal-rights-india-cok" target="_blank">http://theinformedvegan.com/post/726...ghts-india-cok</a>
 
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