7 PRODUCTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T REALIZE CONTAIN ANIMALS ...
- Marshmallows - (And most Rice Krispy Treats, S'mores, Gummy Candies, Altoid Mints, Starburst and Frosted Cereals) contain an ingredient called "Gelatin," which is obtained by boiling the skin, tenants, carcasses and and ligaments of animals (most commonly cows and pigs) with water. Fortunately, there are dozens of vegan marshmallow/cereal/candy brands on shelves today!
- Tropicana Orange Juice - (And other brands) are enhanced with "Omega-3's" which are derived from acids in fish/anchovy oil. Also, the "Vitamin D" listed in their juice is derived from Lanolin, which is a natural oil found in the fiber of sheep's wool. Because who doesn't want some tasty animal oil in their OJ first thing in the morning?
- Guinness Beer - (and a few other beer/wines) is filtered during the brewing process through an ingredient called Isinglass. Which is literally sourced from a fish's bladder. (Fortunately, websites like Barnivore.com are quick Go-To's when drinking out as a vegan/mindful consumer!)
Condoms - Many condoms such as Trojan and Durex are coated in Casein, which is a fat derived from cow's milk. Nothing sexier than milk fat in a woman's reproductive organ, am I right? Check out companies like "Glyde" or "L" Condoms available at Whole Foods or online in bulk 👌🏽
- Nail Polish - (and some lip stick and lipgloss) contains Guanine (often listed as "Pearl Essence,") which companies obtain from from fish, notably herring, scales. I love "Mineral Fusion" Nail polish and the "BunnyFree" App when shopping for vegan + cruelty free cosmetics/beauty products!
- Red Candies - (and MANY chewy fruit snacks and dairy ice creams/yogurts) contain Carmaine, which is a powder produced by drying and crushing red cochineal beetles. Ew. Just ew.
Other companies and products that contain Carmaine include
Nature’s Way: Alive Women’s 50+ Multivitamin/Multimineral
Laci Le Beau
Healthy America: Triple Strength Natural Cranberry Fruit Concentrate
Applied Nutrition: Libido Max for Women
CVS Pharmacy: DHA Prenatal Multivitamin
Naturade: MemorAid with Omega 3 & Vitamin D
Lucerne: Smoothie Dairy Beverage
Twinlab: Ripped Fuel
Werther’s Original Hard Candies
Harry & David Candy
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Jamieson Natural Sources
- Cigarettes - Not only are they f*cking killing you, they're also killing pigs! Hemoglobin is included in many cigarette filters, and is also derived from pig's blood.
Best news of all? When you adopt a whole foods, plant based vegan diet you don't have to worry about eating any of this gnarly sh*t!
PLEASE ask yourself, Do you "love" animals? Or do you as a consumer personally support companies that exploit them for their bodily parts?
THINK before you shop, eat and drink. Please. You deserve so much better than sex with cow's breast milk and dead beetles in your desserts. I promise you!