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New at vegan so bit confused

Are all bread vegan? I found out yesterday that people buy vegan bread or make it them self's. I didn't know that bread cannot be vegan.

Also is diet red bull vegan? I read that cane sugar is not vegan so i'm confused if sweeteners in fizzy drinks are vegan.
So that means anything with sugar in it i have to avoid?

I saw a documentary on figs about a hundred years ago.  Seems in order for the figs to ripen some kind of spider goes into the fig and lays its eggs.  The eggs hatch and out come the baby spiders leaving some kind of egg sac or sacs behind.  Then a special wasp comes in and eats the remains of the spider egg sacs and then finally the fig can ripen.  Or else the wasps come first and then the spiders?  I really can't remember, it was a hundred years ago I watched this documentary. 

Needless to say, I don't eat Fig Newtons.  I've also heard that chocolate is just as filthy, but I don't know what goes on there.

BTW, canned tomatoes don't have skins because they soak in a LYE bath until the skins disintigrate!

Also, referring to TinTexas's comment about not really being able to call yourself vegan bc you aren't vigilant.  Using some extreme definitions of vegan, none of us could call ourselves vegan as it is virtually impossible to eliminate all animal products/suffering from our lives and still stay alive!  I say whatever you can live with--do it.  Just think of all the animals that are LIVING with what you're doing!

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I saw a documentary on figs about a hundred years ago.  Seems in order for the figs to ripen some kind of spider goes into the fig and lays its eggs.  The eggs hatch and out come the baby spiders leaving some kind of egg sac or sacs behind.  Then a special wasp comes in and eats the remains of the spider egg sacs and then finally the fig can ripen.  Or else the wasps come first and then the spiders?  I really can't remember, it was a hundred years ago I watched this documentary. 

eh gawds! thanks for ruining figs for me.... humm... now i'm gonna have to peel them apart to make sure they don't have a secret crunchy center.

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i see like really hearty whole grain breads and i get excited but then i find out that they have honey in them. why the hell do they have to have honey if there is molasses?????  >:(

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Ezekial bread is vegan, and can be found at some major grocery stores, Trader Joe's, and health food stores.

Also, some of the breads, including bagels, they sell in those bins at Vons for fresh baked goods have no dairy in them too.  They have the laminated ingredients lists nearby.

This link might help answer your question on vegan breads.

http://www.vegsource.com/jo/qa/qabread.htm

Also, this "I Can't Believe It's Vegan," link shows bread brands. Although, I know some would argue that not all of these are vegan.

http://www.peta.org/accidentallyVegan/VeganShoppingQS-BakedGoods.asp?Category=Baked%20Goods

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God only knows how many tiny bugs I've eaten in with my canned beans!

One of my dad's first jobs was as an inspector for Fig Newtons.  They're allowed a certain proportion of infestation.  My dad's friend inspected a plant that processed canned tomatoes.  Apparently it's worse with the tomatoes than with the figs.  Neither of them will eat the product they inspected after see what "else" went into them.

see, that is how vegans get their protein

And no one is 100% pure vegan especially if bacteria count as animals!

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BTW, canned tomatoes don't have skins because they soak in a LYE bath until the skins disintigrate!

:o OMG!! I had no idea!!

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BTW, canned tomatoes don't have skins because they soak in a LYE bath until the skins disintigrate!

:o OMG!! I had no idea!!

That's why I would buy organic canned tomatos but the ones avalible to me have added salt so I get to choose:
organic with tons of crap salt
or
no salt added non organic

grrrrrrrr

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That's why I would buy organic canned tomatos but the ones avalible to me have added salt so I get to choose:
organic with tons of crap salt
or
no salt added non organic

grrrrrrrr

Yeah, seriously, why is there so much salt in canned tomatoes (or canned anything for that matter)? If they can make "no salt added", then obviously they didn't need the salt in the first place. Luckily, Sunflower Market here has "no salt added" organic and they're only 20 cents more than non-organic, but I'm with you on the dilemma...dang salt...

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Luckily, Sunflower Market here has "no salt added" organic and they're only 20 cents more than non-organic, but I'm with you on the dilemma...dang salt...

Must get! what's the brand name?!

wow we have managed to go off topic here and then OFF that topic

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Luckily, Sunflower Market here has "no salt added" organic and they're only 20 cents more than non-organic, but I'm with you on the dilemma...dang salt...

Must get! what's the brand name?!

wow we have managed to go off topic here and then OFF that topic

It's Sunflower Market brand--they have their own line of products (like WF 365 organics line). Pretty sure they don't have them in Germany...sorry  :'( If you're ever in the Southwestern US, though, you should check out Sunflower. They are the greatest!

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I saw a documentary on figs about a hundred years ago.  Seems in order for the figs to ripen some kind of spider goes into the fig and lays its eggs.  The eggs hatch and out come the baby spiders leaving some kind of egg sac or sacs behind.  Then a special wasp comes in and eats the remains of the spider egg sacs and then finally the fig can ripen.  Or else the wasps come first and then the spiders?  I really can't remember, it was a hundred years ago I watched this documentary. 

I don't recall anything about spiders, but figs/fig wasps are a fascinating example of mutual evolution and symbiosis.

http://www.figweb.org/Figs_and_fig_wasps/index.htm

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i'm also not sure if Lucozade is vegan, it says stuff like glucose syrup, lactic acid, colouring of yellow. And i wonder if baked beans are vegan as they have added sugar, i ws thinking this might not matter much if it's just in the sauce.

It says dextrose is in the chips i have and i've heard dextrose might be vegan or it might not. Shall i take my chances? It's annoying to find simple food like that can have something in them for it not to be vegan. :-\

http://vegan-info.com/additives.html

I don't think i can remember all these though.

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See here for Lucozade:  http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070618084945AAsM3Pk
Once again it's just that it's a sugar drink that is not very healthful.

In the states both dextrose and lactic acid are almost always veg-sourced. In the UK I'm not sure.

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I heard that HLS tested on animals for Lucozade few years ago but recently sister said they don't anymore. I always have lucozade, its gets me going more then coffee, i just have once a week or once every two weeks.

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I am addicted to Sugar Free Red Bull and my Mother-in-law said that it contains bull sperm and then I looked it up and I read that it is from cow intestine, and so I was scared but then I read this thread and some people cleared that up for me!  Thank you now I can continue drinking my extremely bad for you stimulant.  :-X

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I may be late to the game on this but alot of breads have egg, milk, whey, and honey

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What about other soft drinks like coke cola, which ones are vegan?

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my Mother-in-law said that it contains bull sperm

those pesky mothers-in-law and their constant attempts to convince us we're drinking bull sperm.

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those pesky mothers-in-law and their constant attempts to convince us we're drinking bull sperm.

;D hahahahaha If my husband's mother said that to me.....Let's just say my mind went right in the gutter

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I tried a fig for the first time last week.  Now I'm scarred for life... I liked it too!  :'(

I used to love the diet red bull, but after Skinny Bitch, no more coffee or soda for me.

What on earth was this topic about anyway?  I'm sure I'm not posting anything related to it.  Sorry.

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