I had emailed the Wrigley's company a couple of weeks ago to ask them, and was told that all of the Extra gums were vegan, except the ones with the ice crystals, like the Extra Polar Ice, and with the hard coating. Here's what they wrote:<br><br><br><br><i>Thank you for contacting us about animal ingredients and our products.<br><br><br><br>
To answer to your question, the vast majority of Wrigley products sold<br><br>
in the U.S. are free from ingredients of animal origin, including egg<br><br>
and dairy products. At present, the only chewing gum exceptions are<br><br>
Extra® Polar Ice stick gum and Juicy Fruit® pellet gums.<br><br><br><br>
Extra® Polar Ice gum and Orbit® Crystal Mint contain tiny flavor beads<br><br>
encased in a microscopic layer of gelatin, which is animal based. We<br><br>
have requested the development of a gelatin-free flavor bead that is<br><br>
currently being worked on by our supplier. Juicy Fruit Grapermelon and<br><br>
Strappleberry gums use shellac as a coating agent.</i>
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"> Shellac? I used that during arts & crafts at summer camp growing up. Some days I think I prefer to remain ignorant about what's in processed food...
<span style="color:#008000;">Yes! I had hoped that Extra Cool Watermelon and Cool Sour Apple were vegan too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
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