I’ve been a vegetarian for about 6 years now and for the longest time I thought I had a handle on all things vegetarian and all things NOT vegetarian.
Let me show you an example:
Vegetables = Vegetarian friendly
Meat = Not vegetarian
Simple as a pimple, right? Right. Except for the fact that in the past year or so I’ve had a few bombshells dropped on me regarding food I deemed ‘safe’, which have then turned out to be… well, not so much!
I look at labels as much as the next person (ok, ok, probably a little less because I’m lazy), but due to these aforementioned bombshells I’m now having to re-check a lot of things I thought we OK, just to be on the safe side.
So! What am I harping on about? Well, here is the list of things I assumed were Veggie, but have turned out not to be.
French Fancies (of the Mr Kipling variety)
Nutella (I know… heartbreaking… but it gets worse…)
Oreo’s (However, only in the Uk, the US ones are vegan)
Apparently ANY Kinder chocolate (though I still have to look into this…)
some Tic Tacs (again…unsure and will be looking into it!)
Apparently most sweets that are RED!
So there you have it – I’m sure there are a million more, but they are some of the ones I’ve only recently been confronted by and shed a tear for. I mean… French Fancies and Nutella? Am I being punished?
Let me know if you’ve found something you thought was fine but turned out not to be!
Until next time,