You are never too old to learn. I have been a vegan for 11 months now and about a month or two ago, I learned that not all sugar is created vegan. Who knew, right? According to a very hip and brilliant 23 year old co-worker of mine, who goes by the initials E.S.: sugar is whitened using charcoal from the bones of cows. Can you say GROSS?!?!
Today on The Kind Life, I found a list of vegan friendly sugar sans ground up animals bits:
- American Crystal
- American Crystal Sugar Company
- Florida Crystals Refinery
- Imperial Sugar Company
- Irish Sugar Ltd.,
- Monitor Sugar Company
- Refined Sugars Incorporated
- Wholesome Sweeteners
- Supreme Sugar Company (subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland)
- Sugar in the Raw
Cumberland Packing Corp.
I generally do not use sugar in my day-to-day diet; however, the holidays are nearly upon us and I do plan on baking some vegan desserts. In the past I have used Coconut Crystals; however, I have found that sometimes you just don’t get the right amount of sweetness from it. I do have to make my weekly pilgrimage to Whole Paycheck, I mean Foods, so I will root around for one of the aforementioned brands.
Happy Vegan Thanksgiving everyone!