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Hello everyone! Yesterday I looked at the ingredients on one of my favorite breakfast cereals (frosted shredded wheat) and noticed that there is gelatin in it. I was completely bummed, and I guess what I'd like to know is whether or not everyone sticks to avoiding gelatin even when it's in one of your favorite foods. If you do not continue eating that food, how have you managed to find alternatives? And, lastly, Does anyone know of a frosted shredded wheat cereal without gelatin in it? Thanks for you time and have a great day everyone!
 

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I avoid gelatin. At first I didn't, but at the time I didn't know what gelatin was [I live in a town of 12,000...excuse me, "city", and grew up in kind of a secluded life]. But now that I'm very aware, I avoid it.

And to be truthfully honest, I don't really miss anything with Gelatin. Maybe MiniWheats, but it's been awhile since I had 'em, and I don't eat cereal all that much anymore.
 

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I don't eat gelatin.

Personal taste isn't as important as the fact I'd be giving money to a company that slaughters animals.

Even if I wasn't vegetarian, gelatin is disgusting, I'm not sure I would eat it anyway.

As a side note, Gelatins E number is E441.

Is it Kellogs now who do a lot of cereal that's just pure whole grain wheat?
Sounds healthier if you ask me too. If not just look through the indrediants in the different packs in the supermarket, it's time consuming once but when you know, you know


Oh and for people wanting chewy sweets [in UK] iceland do chewy shoe-laces, woolworths do chewey cola bottles in their pic 'n' mix, and sainsburys do sour chewy sweets too - all veggie
 

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this thread prompted me to finally look up whether "jelly belly" jelly beans have gelatin in them (i've been avoiding it for a while) and they don't! which makes me happy
Jelly Bellys are so frigging good. I haven't had them since I went vegan though, I think they have beeswax in them.
 

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I also don't eat gelatin, which was way more of a sacrifice that a lot of other things, as I had to give up starburst and skittles, dammit!

Also had to give up flakies because of beef tallow. WTF? How in hell is that necessary?

ETA: To be fair, though, giving up flakies was probably a good thing.....
 

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It can just be so frustrating sometimes. I really want to do my best to eliminate products with gelatin, but I keep finding more and more of the things I love that have it in it. The website 'I can't believe it's vegan!' that was posted is really awesome. I really do appreciate that; as well as all of your comments. I just wish that an alternative to gelatin could be used more often, if not 100% of the time. There are so many alternatives that it just doesn't make sense.
 

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Sometimes, for some things that have gelatin, it's only one brand. Yogurt is like that, so look around. (if you're eating yogurt) For all the times that I get pissed off, there are also many times where I am pleasantly surprised.
 

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The antibiotics I was on this past week has gelatin in them. I didn't even think anything of it when I was prescribed it. I took it for 5 days, but the entire time, I had severe stomach issues and another infection occured. PLUS, my strep throat ended up moving to my chest anyway. It didn't occur to me until yesterday that gelatin could be in it. I just checked and yes, there is. I was about to start a new thread on vegetarian antibiotics. Nothing is coming up on a yahoo search. I stopped taking the antibiotics early not because of the gelatin, but because of my stomach issues. I doubt the two are related.

I was bummed when I found out Frosted Mini Wheats had gelatin (it was my fav too). The organic kind doesn't, but it tastes a little weird.
 
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