Is Wax Vegan?

Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.

Banned - Not acceptable for diet/lifestyle.

Never Vegan

Foods with ingredients that contain wax
WHO-VILLE HOUSE GINGERBREAD COOKIE KIT, GINGERBREAD

May not be Vegan

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  • 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
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Stearic - Fat from cows, pigs, sheep, dogs or cats. Can be obtained from vegetable sources.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Niacin - Used as a cholesterol treatment. In rare cases it can be derived from animal sources.
  • Stearate - Salt of stearic acid. An emulsifier and/or stabilizer.
  • Riboflavin - May contain milk.
  • Magnesium - Another type of salt derived from Lactic Acid, which can be obtained from whey or milk.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Wax - Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Barley - Often contains a form of grain gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Dextrin - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Candy - Some candies include wheat-based ingredients.
Cinnamon Bears

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  • Wax - Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.

Possibly Gluten Free

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

Probably Vegetarian

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CAKE

May not be Vegan

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  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Xanthan - Gum produced from corn sugar. Sometimes purified using chicken lysozyme or fermentation of whey.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.
  • Glaze - A pure food glaze and natural glaze. Made with shellac from the lac bug. Also known as beetle juice.
  • Niacin - Used as a cholesterol treatment. In rare cases it can be derived from animal sources.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Fatty - Fatty Acids: Organic compounds - Saturated, polyunsaturated and unsaturated.
  • Stearoyl - When animal-derived, a fat from cows, pigs, and sheep, etc. May also be of plant origin.
  • Monocalcium - A salt found in rocks and bones. Used as an anti-caking agent.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Riboflavin - May contain milk.
  • Propylene - Emulsifier - May contain animal fats.
  • Lecithin - May contain egg yolks. Can also be directly obtained from animal fat or soy.
  • Eggs - This product contains egg in one form or another. Not vegan friendly.
  • Egg - This product contains egg in one form or another. Not vegan friendly.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Wax - Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Propylene - Emulsifier - May contain animal fats.

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Dextrin - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Egg - May contain gluten if used as an ingredient. Some foods add wheat based batter to eggs.
  • Eggs - May contain gluten if used as an ingredient. Some foods add wheat based batter to eggs.
Cross'N Country, Peanuts, Milk Chocolate Candies, Raisins, Cashews

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  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Wax - Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.
  • Chocolate - Most chocolates are not vegan. Check the ingredients for dairy or milk.

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.

Probably Vegetarian

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Golden Premium Trail Mix

May not be Vegan

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  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Wax - Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.

Possibly Vegetarian

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  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.

Possibly Gluten Free

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

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