Yes, there are many, you will just have to read the labels. Most will have whey (milk product), but some are totally vegan. Many of us here use Earth Balance which you may only find in a health food store, but I've seen in it regular stores. However we had some debate about it recently.
I have also used kosher pareve margarines like Mother's(again, read the label) when I needed something in a pinch.
yes i was shocked too. what happened was i was helping my mom make dinner when she asked me to hand her the "i cant beileve its not butter" which we use all the time. I never thought to look at the ingredients(yeah im kicking myself now) even though I normaly am very good at remembering to do that. Well, I happen to look cause i was curious to see if it was vegan. I for some reason assumed it was vegetarian. I was so shocked! I had no idea i had been eating gelatin forever. I of course refused to eat it anymore.
Which ones are you referring to? Willow Run and Nucoa do not, to my knowledge - I mean, I've looked on the web and never found anything.
Smart/Earth Balance products don't test on animals. (Didn't we just cover this in another thread?) They never did. They are "guilty" however of useing the results of an independant study (which was done on animals) for developing their product, but it was done by another company and not paid for or affiliated with them.
The source of our gelatin is animal protein and it is processed according to high standards of purity. Gelatin is used in the lower fat spreads to provide a pleasing texture and consistency. It is used to both thicken and to stabilize the low fat spreads in order to maintain the desired texture.
Smart Balance Light with Flaxseed is however vegan and it says so on the lable. Organic SB also is vegan but it's not available in my area anymore.
Just in case price is a factor. Otherwise I'd go with Earth Balance.
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