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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I was tricked by Morningstar. I got one of their vegan entrees, the sweet and sour chick'n. It was alright, so I bought some of their veggie burgers, which someone suggested. Which, to me, and the rest of the <i>planet</i> means they're made of vegetables, soy, stuff like that.<br><br>
Turns out they now have milk and eggs in them, without actually telling people... The frak guys! I already ate two and feel rather guilty for it, and just took the one off of the sandwich I'm currently eating. Even though I already bought it, I couldn't cope with willingly/knowingly eating such things.<br><br>
That's all, just wanted to rant, and hopefully keep others from trusting that terrible brand.
 

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Oh yes, as far as I recall, they only make one vegan burger patty. It does say vegan right on the box. You can't always find it everywhere they sell them though.
 

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O_O Yikes. I wouldn't call them terrible. They clearly label "100% Vegan" and "100% Vegetarian" which makes things a lot easier for us veg*ns.<br><br>
And I've always been under the impression veggie burgers have a solid chance of having eggs as a binder, or milk as flavoring. I've never just assumed a veggie burger was vegan. I didn't know I'm at odds with the "rest of the planet" on this one, but I guess I am!<br><br>
I was sad when their meatless crumbles went from vegan to vegetarian, because I did end up eating a bag or two after the switch. Once I had identified them as "safe" for me to eat, I stopped reading the ingeredients. It was actually thanks to this board I realized they had changed their recipe. LOVE YA, VB. :p
 

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I don't feel they're clear! I searched for that little label so long on the chikn grillers I wanted to throw it!<br>
Esp. when a brand caters to both ovo/lacto and vegans they could at least change up the color of the package. I find Morningstar worse than reg. stuff, mostly because they should be more sensitive about it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>silva</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2903408"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't feel they're clear! I searched for that little label so long on the chikn grillers I wanted to throw it!</div>
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At that point, I'd have just read the ingredients. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I've learned never to assume that anything is "safe" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> ALWAYS read the ingredients!!<br>
I bought carrot juice from Trader Joe's and when I got home I saw that it had anchovies in it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"> (I should have been more careful; the label did say it contained Omega-whatever's.)<br>
Veggie burgers frequently contain eggs/egg whites.<br>
And now you know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I love Morningstar and have always thought they did a great job of specifying which products are vegan and which ones are not. I do however relate to your experience and hate when I buy something that I assume is vegan only to get home and then read the ingredients and find out I was wrong. I also hate when a product used to be vegan and so I keep buying it without checking until one day I realize they changed the ingredients several months ago and it now contains egg whites or casein or monkey fur.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kpickell</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2903585"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I love Morningstar and have always thought they did a great job of specifying which products are vegan and which ones are not. I do however relate to your experience and hate when I buy something that I assume is vegan only to get home and then read the ingredients and find out I was wrong. I also hate when a product used to be vegan and so I keep buying it without checking until one day I realize they changed the ingredients several months ago and it now contains egg whites or casein or monkey fur.</div>
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Just out of curiosity, what product would contain monkey fur? Seems like a pretty weird ingredient.
 

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Well, nothing to my knowledge, but you get the point.</div>
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Oh you were joking. I guess that should have been obvious... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
On topic: I'm not vegan, but I eat vegan food most of the time. I learned awhile back to at least quickly scan the ingredients several times. I run my finger along the words as I'm reading to help insure that I'm not missing anything. Anyone watching me probably thinks it looks weird, but it helps me.
 

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The thing is I did scan it, but totally missed "egg whites", <i>somehow.</i> *facepalms*. I guess they're not horrible, as they did have it on the box, it was my fault for missing it.
 

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You may be interested to read this:<br><a href="http://www.cok.net/camp/morningstar-farms/" target="_blank">http://www.cok.net/camp/morningstar-farms/</a><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Earlier this year, Compassion Over Killing (COK) and Vegan Outreach (VO) teamed up with caring people everywhere in urging Morningstar Farms, a Kellogg subsidiary that has been making vegetarian foods for over 25 years, to offer more vegan items by removing eggs from its products.<br><br>
Were excited to announce that after receiving thousands of letters from consumers and after discussing this topic with COK and VO, Morningstar Farms is taking a very meaningful step in that direction!<br><br>
According to company spokeswoman Kathleen Eckler, in 2008 Kellogg is reducing the amount of eggs we use in our Morningstar products by a minimum of one million eggs. Were committed to announcing even more new vegan products for our customers.<br><br>
By reducing Kelloggs egg usage by more than a million eggs per year, nearly 4,000 fewer laying hens will suffer in factory farms each year.<br><br>
Please call Kellogg today to thank the company for its compassionate decision and to let it know that youre looking forward to seeing more vegan products from Morningstar Farms in the near future: 1-800-962-1413 (press 9).</div>
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Does this mean more are coming, or there were actually fewer before...
 

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Something about MS, is that the crumbles used to be vegan, and they they added eggs to them without telling anyone. They just updated the ingredients list and left it at that. So vegans kept buying them, because they were vegan at one point well known for being vegan, and then people would look at the ingredients and see there were effing eggs in them now. People were pissed. Luckily I didn't buy any during the time MS switched them, so I wasn't one of the many 'tricked' into eating eggs because MorningStar sucks.<br><br>
But yeah, be very careful about MS products. Read the ingredients of all of their things, even if it is known for being vegan. I know some packaging of products sent to some stores don't list they're vegan when they are, then if you go to another store down the street it'll have the 100% Vegan listed on it. (For example the Sweet N Sour one) MorningStar sucks at labeling their packages.
 

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You may be interested to read this:<br><a href="http://www.cok.net/camp/morningstar-farms/" target="_blank">http://www.cok.net/camp/morningstar-farms/</a><br>
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They made that claim a few years ago and have not kept their promise. In fact, they went the opposite direction and put eggs and milk in products that didn't previously have it. They also killed off a few products that were vegan. Today, they have less vegan options than ever before.<br><br>
That's why I don't particularly like the Morningstar company.
 

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They made that claim a few years ago and have not kept their promise. In fact, they went the opposite direction and put eggs and milk in products that didn't previously have it. They also killed off a few products that were vegan. Today, they have less vegan options than ever before.<br><br>
That's why I don't particularly like the Morningstar company.</div>
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Exactly! Even according to that link the date is 2008 that they made the claim.
 

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They made that claim a few years ago and have not kept their promise. In fact, they went the opposite direction and put eggs and milk in products that didn't previously have it. They also killed off a few products that were vegan. Today, they have less vegan options than ever before.</div>
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Yep. If you look at their website, most of their new products (like breakfast sandwiches with egg) are non-vegan.
 

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Why would they do that? From a company stand point that doesn't make sense. More people would buy their stuff if they were vegan, and it's apparently possible to do, since more of their stuff used to be vegan. I wonder if it's harder/more expensive to mass produce stuff with vegan ingredients.
 

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I figure it is cheaper, since animal products are subsidized so heavily by the government. Also, it's important to note that that the majority of people who purchase Boca and MSF products aren't vegan or even vegetarian. They're omnis hoping to cut calories.
 
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