Is Shellac Vegan?

Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.

Banned - Not acceptable for diet/lifestyle.

Never Vegan

Foods with ingredients that contain shellac
Chocolate Chip Cookies

May not be Vegan

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  • Beeswax - Wax usually obtained from melting honeycomb with boiling water, straining it, and cooling it.
  • Chocolate - Most chocolates are not vegan. Check the ingredients for dairy or milk.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Confectioner - Glazing Agent - Most likely a resin secreted by the lac bug.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Riboflavin - May contain milk.
  • Ammonium - Another type of salt derived from Lactic Acid, which can be obtained from whey or milk.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Shellac - Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Chips - Some potato chip seasonings may contain malt vinegar or wheat starch.
  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Chocolate - Some varieties have a risk of contamination from other products. Read the label to see if gluten free.
  • Candy - Some candies include wheat-based ingredients.
Sour Brite Eggs Gummi Candy

May not be Vegan

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  • Beeswax - Wax usually obtained from melting honeycomb with boiling water, straining it, and cooling it.
  • Confectioner - Glazing Agent - Most likely a resin secreted by the lac bug.
  • Gelatin - Protein obtained by boiling animal skin, connective tissue or bones, usually from cows or pigs.
  • Shellac - Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.
  • Calcium - May be derived from the shells of marine organisms, snails, and eggs. Check the label to be sure.
  • Lactate - A type of salt derived from Lactic Acid, which can be obtained from whey or milk.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Lactic - Typically derived from plants such as beets. When animal-derived, found in blood and muscle tissue.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Glaze - A pure food glaze and natural glaze. Made with shellac from the lac bug. Also known as beetle juice.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Gelatin - Protein obtained by boiling animal skin, connective tissue or bones, usually from cows or pigs.
  • Calcium - May be animal based. Double check the label to be sure of the origin.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

Probably Gluten Free

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Cherry Sours

May not be Vegan

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  • Beeswax - Wax usually obtained from melting honeycomb with boiling water, straining it, and cooling it.
  • Shellac - Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.
  • Wax - Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Glaze - A pure food glaze and natural glaze. Made with shellac from the lac bug. Also known as beetle juice.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.

Possibly Gluten Free

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  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
Brookside Pomegranate Chocolate
Brookside Pomegranate Chocolate

May not be Vegan

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  • Butter - Ingredient contains butter. Most likely derived from dairy but may be plant based.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Shellac - Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.
  • Chocolate - Most chocolates are not vegan. Check the ingredients for dairy or milk.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • E322 - Emulsifier - From soy or eggs. Check for vegan labeling or contact the supplier.
  • E904 - Glazing Agent - Shellac is the secretion of the lac bug.
  • Lecithin - May contain egg yolks. Can also be directly obtained from animal fat or soy.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

Possibly Gluten Free

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  • Dextrin - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Chocolate - Some varieties have a risk of contamination from other products. Read the label to see if gluten free.
Easter Hunt Eggs Candy, Marshmallow

May not be Vegan

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  • Beeswax - Wax usually obtained from melting honeycomb with boiling water, straining it, and cooling it.
  • Confectioner - Glazing Agent - Most likely a resin secreted by the lac bug.
  • Gelatin - Protein obtained by boiling animal skin, connective tissue or bones, usually from cows or pigs.
  • Shellac - Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

May not be Vegetarian

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  • Gelatin - Protein obtained by boiling animal skin, connective tissue or bones, usually from cows or pigs.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

Possibly Gluten Free

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  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.

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