Not all sugar is created vegan!

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
  • Sucanat
  • 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!

-GE

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