Is Shellac Vegan?

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

Banned - Not acceptable for diet/lifestyle.

Never Vegan

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Sour Brite Eggs Gummi Candy

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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.

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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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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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.

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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

Not 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.
Petits Curs Choco' Croc
Petits Curs Choco' Croc

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  • Shellac - Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.
  • Glucose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.

Not Gluten Free

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  • Gluten - Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in different forms of wheat.

Possibly Vegetarian

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Chocolats Ct Ouest
Chocolats Ct Ouest

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  • Shellac - Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.
  • Lactose - Milk sugar. A type of sugar only found in animal milk.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Glucose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.

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  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.

Not Gluten Free

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  • Malt - Many malted products contains gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Gluten - Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in different forms of wheat.
Candy Pieces

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  • Shellac - Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.
  • 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.
  • Magnesium - Another type of salt derived from Lactic Acid, which can be obtained from whey or milk.
  • Stearate - Salt of stearic acid. An emulsifier and/or stabilizer.

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.

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