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Does anyone know if this is vegan?<br><br>
My dad ordered pizza for dinner here.. including a cinnapie. I'm quite confident that it's not lowfat or healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but it looks (and smells!) oh so tempting! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br>
Heck, if anyone out there has a recipe that would imitate this, I'll gladly take it *g*<br><br><br><br>
Thanks!
 

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the pizza dough, cinnapie spread, and frosting type substance for dipping are all vegan. I have also heard that the garlic dipping sauce is vegan, since it's made from some form of margarine.<br><br><br><br>
Maybe you could email their corporate office for a listing of ingredients? I'm sure they'd be willing to accomodate you with a list. ^_^
 

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Someone else will have to decipher this...<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Michael<br><br><br><br>
Listed below is the ingredients information for the Cinnapie. Have a good day.<br><br><br><br>
Cinnamon Spread: Sugar, margarine (partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils, water, salt, mono and diglycerides, lecithin, sodium benzoate and citric acid [preservatives], artificial flavor, artificial color, vitamin A palmitate added), bleached enriched flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), soy oil, molasses, cinnamon, water, potassium sorbate (preservative), and soy lecithin.<br><br><br><br>
Icing (White): Sugar, water, corn syrup, stearic acid, artificial color, agar, salt, potassium sorbate (preservative), guar gum, pectin, dextrose, citric acid, sodium hexametaphosphate, natural and artificial flavor.<br><br><br><br>
Pan Pizza Shells: Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Soybean Oil, Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oils) Olive Oil, Yeast, Salt, Sugar, Glycerin, Wheat Starch, L-Cyst<br><br><br><br>
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The sugar may be concerning, if you're concerned about sugar. The stearic acid and L-cyst give me a red flag for some reason, but I'll have to look that up... Otherwise...I think it looks okay. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Though I realllllly don't want to be wrong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Okay, I checked them both out. I checked on the Animal Ingredients A-Z page and found stearic acid to be on the animal ingredients list. I looked through the glossary of animal ingredients in my copy of <i>How It All Vegan</i>, and it describes stearic acid as "Fat from cows and sheep and from dogs and cats euthanized in animal shelters ( <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"> ), etc. Most often refers to a fatty substance taken from the stomachs of pigs." It later goes on to say that stearic acid can be derived from many vegetable fats and from coconut.<br><br><br><br>
ARGH. It totally depends on where they get their stearic acid from...
 

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The hygenodrated soybean and cottonseed oils would keep me away from it. Nevermind the the white flour, sugar and preservatives. I guess I don't have to wonder why America is so fat and diseased.
 

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Also it lists lecithin....and then later it lists soy lecithin....this leads me to believe that the "nondescript" lecithin is egg lecithin.
 

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Herself, you are so right about the natural flavor thing. It's an additive. I rememnber doing some research on it years ago but can't remembrer exactly what I came across. I'll have to look into it again.
 

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I've heard that 99% of lecithin used in food is derived from soy.<br><br>
Mono & diglycerides are an iffy ingredient. The stearic acid bothers me even more - I belive they frequently get that from animal sources. I also wonder about the natural & artificial flavors. Considering what this is, i wouldn't be surprised if the natural flavors came from dairy. I've also heard that artificial flavors can be animal derived - if they're processed enough, they can be called artificial.<br><br>
Also - depending on how "picky" you are, the garlic sauce isn't vegan. They've really fudged around about it, but the source of the lactic acid in it is dairy - they think that just because it's been so far processed from the original source that they can say it doesn't come from an animal - argh! Most of the time they'll replace the garlic sauce for marinara if you ask.<br><br><br><br>
I guess i'll now have to see about making my own cinnapie .. if i come across a good recipe, i'll make sure to share it here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
btw - thanks Michael for emailing them for the info!<br><br>
And then all the hydrogenated fat & preservatives - yuck!
 

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By the way, when I wrote I asked if it was vegan and even explained what vegan meant. What I got back was what you see above - a list of ingredients. Which is how most companies respond but it always makes me suspicious when they don't also give me a yes or no answer.
 

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Michael, it's because they don't really know. they don't bother to find out where the ingredients come from cause most people probably don't ask.
 

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About the lecithin...they specifically list it as soy lecithin...but then you'll see that before the "soy lecthin" (as a completely different ingredient) they list just "lecithin". Isn't that weird? Why 2 different lecithins?<br><br>
Hey Obsidian Zebra, if you come up with a Cinnapie recipe fork it over! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> Maybe Kreeli could come up with one? Hmmmm.
 

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Ingredients that can be either animal- or vegetable-derived (like stearic acid) are a pain in the ass. It sure would be nice to have some kind of definitive labelling to reflect what's actually in something.
 

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Okay, I think i've got this cinnapie figured out - to obtain a recipe replicating it anyhow. After analyzing a sample, to me it looks it could be made with any basic cinnamon roll recipe - just roll out the dough in a circle, spread out the cinnamon filling like a pizza sauce on top, then drizzle on the icing .. Now to find a good vegan cinnamon roll recipe to experiement! yum! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 
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