Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vegan Products List (Available in Australia)

Hi everyone

Here is a list of all the items available in stores that happen to be vegan*. I encourage you to add to my list or inform me if something is wrong, so I may publish this as a PDF for distribution. If I have not mentioned where to buy these, then this implies they are available in most supermarkets.

*(This list may; 1) Include items which have been processed on equipment which also produces dairy/egg products 2) Include companies that are not vegan themselves (P&G, for example) 3) And, may contain palm oil. It is up to you where you draw the line. Take soy milk, for example. Vitasoy is owned by National Foods who also produce dairy products. However, I strongly believe in supporting any non vegan company's vegan product. By increasing demand for their vegan products, we are assisting in the mainstreaming of veganism. This list is not to discourage supporting the 100% vegan companies, but rather, this list is designed to simply make your life easier :-D)


Cheese/Cold Dairy
1) Tofutti Cheese slices (Supa IGA, some Coles/Woolies or Cruelty Free Shop Online)
2) Tofutti Cream Cheese (Some supermarkets and speciality stores or Cruelty Free Shop Online)
3) Tofutti Sour Cream (Some supermarkets and speciality stores or Cruelty Free Shop Online)
4) Sheese Vegan cheese (Strong 'cheddar', smoked, edam from Radical Grocery)
5) Kingland or Soygurt soy yoghurts (note: soy life yoghurt is not vegan)
6) Rich's and Hadars vegan cream - BEST cream you will ever use (Kosher supermarkets and speciality stores)
7) Vegan Margarine (Nuttelex, Coles margarine spread, 5 STAR Margarine)

Savoury
1) Praise fatfree mayo
2) Masterfoods bacon bits
3) Birds eye corn fritters
4) Homebrand (Woolworths) garlic bread
5) Coles and Aldi onion rings
6) Coles salt and vinegar chips (BBQ is TBC)
7) Kettle salt and vinegar chips
8) Coles Hot Cross buns
9) Masterfoods traditional tartare sauce
10) Massel brand 'chicken' and 'beef' stock cubes and powder
11) Coles Worcestershire sauce
12) Gravox traditional gravox
13) Pringles texas bbq and bacon flavoured chips
14) Healtheries poato stix, chicken and potato flavours
15) Herbert Adams vegetable pies
16) Coles veggie spring rolls
17) IGA brand BBQ 'pringles'
18) Aldi onion rings
19) SPC spaghetti
20) Massel Supreme gravy
21) French fries (plain and salt and vinegar)
22) Dashan samosas and vegetable spring rolls
23) Salada (original, wholemeal, multigrain, saltine)
24) Vita Wheat (original, 9 grain, sesame, soy and linseed, cracked pepper)
25) Water Crackers (original, sesame, cracked pepper)
26) Lemon crisp
27) Heinz 8 vegetable soup and vegetable barley soup
28) IGA olive bread
29)- Kraft Peanut Butter (Smooth & Crunchy)
- Kraft Light Peanut Spread (Smooth & Crunchy)
- French Classic Dressing
- Balsamic Italian Dressing
- Italian Classic Dressing
- Free Balsamic Italian Dressing
- Free French Dressing
- Free Italian Dressing
- Vegemite
- Tomato & Basil Deli Spread
- Capsicum & Chilli Deli Spread
- Roasted Eggplant & Garlic Deli Spread"
30) Lazuppa Soup range (sweet corn, spinach and capsicum, minestrone, lentil, capsicum)
31) Tasty Bite Indian microwavable meals (Coles and Woolworths)
32) Osem Chicken Flavour Noodle Soups (Specialty stores and Kosher supermarkets)
33) Vegetarian Oyster Sauce (Cruelty Free Shop Online)

Mock Meats
1) FRYS range (Sausages, beef patties, chicken schnitzels, cottage pies) (Woolworths) (For their extended range you will need to go to a Kosher Mart. They also sell polony, beef strips, mince etc)
2) Sanitarium veggie hot dogs, veggie roast, nut meat, casserole mince
3) Red wood mock meats range (bacon rashers, pepperoni/ham slices)

Sweets
1) Cottees thick and rich chocolate topping
2) Coles brand strawberry topping (Coles)
3) Cadbury drinking chocolate (and many other brands)
4) Quick set Aeroplane Jelly
5) Pre-made jelly available in cold section (green only, red contains carmine)
6) BIG W frog lollies (BIG W)
7) BOLS licorice bullets, hard jube lollies, lemon sherberts, rainbow laces, sour straps (it was believed that their soft jubes, mint leaves and wildberries were vegan but they are NOT anymore)(KMART)
8) Black and Gold milk bottle lollies (SUPA IGA)
9) Starburst jellybeans
10) Skittles (this is not confirmed, as the coating may contain Shellac - TBC)
11) Coles choc mint crunch lollies (Coles)
12) Pez bonbons
13) Chupa chup fruit lollipops
14) Sherbies lollies (TBC)
15) Fruit tingles
16) Mentos
17) Nannas Lite Apple Pies and Mixed Berry Apple Pies
18) Darrellea licorice (most flavours)
19) Lifesavers
20) Aldi breakfast muffins (TBC)(Aldi)
21) Golden Days sesame snaps in plain and dark chocolate
22) X-treme sour straps (cola, strawberry)
23) Greens Lolly Gobble bliss bombs (original and butterscoth)
24) Candies Marshmallows (Cruelty Free Shop Online)
25) VANS Waffles (Health food stores such as Habibs on Flinders St or www.vansfoods.com)

Cake/Cakemixes/Baking
1) Homebrand/Black and Gold vanilla, butter and chocolate cake mix, pikelet mix, custard mix
2) Homebrand dark cooking compound chocolate
3) Pampas pastry (puff, shortcrust)
4) Sweet William dairy free choc chips (Health food shops or Cruelty Free Shop Online)
5) White chocolate chips (Kosher supermarkets or Cruelty Free Shop Online)
6) Aldi Blueberry muffin mix (As well as many other cake mixes in stores. Especially in the health food sections)
7) Condensed Soy MIlk (Go Vita in KNOX City, various health food stores or Cruelty Free Shop Online)
8) Orgran Egg Replacer (most supermarket health aisles or Cruelty Free Shop Online)

Chocolate
1) Guylian Solitaire chocolates (Myers)
2) Lindt dark chocolate blocks (72% and above)
3) Whittakers dark chocolate blocks (dark ghana, zesty orange (TBC), rum & raisin)
4) Odense marzipan (Myers and David Jones)
5) Blackwood Lane marzipan (Myers and David Jones)
6) Aldi Moser Roth dark chocolate (chilli, almond/orange, mint, plain) (Aldi)
7) Anna's ginger lays
8) Mrs Mays nut clusters (TBC)
9) Alpha confectionary range (Alex's Kosher Supermarket in Caulfield)
10)Bonbar dark chocolate and coconut bar (Health food stores, Lord of the fries)
11) Bonbar dark chocolate and nougat bar (Health food stores, Lord of the fries)
12) Sweet William chocolate spread
13) Cocoa Rhapsody bars (Serious Dark, Dark Nut Cove, 70%, Jaffa, Mint Condition, GingerSpiced. Visit their website)
14) Constant Craving chocolates (Coffee, Scorched Almond, Jaffa Delight, Toffee Crunch, Coconut Rough and Apricot Dream. Visit their website)
15) Eden Handmade chocolates (White, Dark or "Milk" varieties. Email them for info on delivery in Aus: sodapopz@hotmail.com)
16) Sweet William dairy free chocolate bars and multi packs (Some Woolworths/Coles)
17) Chocolatier dark chocolate thins (Kmart / Target)
18) Pink Lady dark chocolate (Myers)
19) Cocolo dark premium chocolate (Woolworths/Coles)
20) Ballantyne Giner Lovers (most supermarkets and chocolate shops)
21) Plamil organic premium chocolate (organic shops)
22) Artisse organic dark chocolate
23) Booja Booja organic truffles (Around Midnight Espresso, Hazelnut Crunch Rocher, Ginger Wine, French Champagne, Cognac Flambeed Banana. Buy from: Vegan Perfection)
24) Loving Earth raw chocolate bars (most organic/health food shops)
25) Loving earth raw chocolate spread (most organic/health food shops)
26) Lindt Swiss Thins (David Jones)
27) Walkers after dinner mints, chocolate mint leaves (BIG W, Kmart)
28) White chocolate chips (Kosher supermarkets or Cruelty Free Shop Online)
29) KRAS boxed cherry liqueur dark chocolates (Coles - International Foods section)
30) Reject Shop cherry liqueur dark chocolates (Reject Shop)
31) Reject Shop dark chocolate mint truffles (Reject Shop)
32) Personal favourite: Coco Chocolate, Superior Organic Handmade Chocolates (Buy vegan gift boxes, hampers, blocks - very high quality, great for gifts)

Biscuits
1) Oreos (original) (strawberry contains carmine)
2) Arnotts raspberry shortcake biscuits
3) Arnotts lemon slice biscuits
4) Arnotts choc ripple biscuits
5) Arnotts nice biscuits
6) Hob Nobs biscuits
7) KRAS Napolitanke wafers (all flavours - but not the one in the bigger packet, only the ones in the smaller packs)
8) Homebrand gingernut biscuits
9) Eskal scottish shortbread (International foods section in Coles/Woolies)
10) Aldi Spekulatius biscuits (Aldi)
11) BBQ Shapes
12) Coles freshly baked ANZAC biscuits (Coles)

Cereals
1) Nutrigrain
2) Cocopops
3) Rice Bubbles
4) Weetbix choc malt bites
5) Cheerios (TBC)

Icecream
1) Frosty fruits (NO LONGER VEGAN, now contains gelatine)
2) Most icy poles such as Lifesavers, Twin Pole etc
3) So Good chocolate, vanilla, chai latte (now discontinued), strawberry
4) Kosher STREETS brand sells vegan magnums, cornettos, icecream tubs (Buy from Alex's Supermarket in Caulfield, Victoria or Kosher Mart in Menora, Perth)
5) Spoil me raw (raw, available in health food shops only)
6) Nushies icecream (raw, available in health food shops only)
7) Calippos
8) Gelativo dairy-free fruit sorbet
9) Weis fruit flavoured sorbet

Alcohol
Refer to: Vegetarian Network Victoria's Alcohol List

Whats Not Vegan That Used To Be
Apart from the obvious ;)

1) Soy Life yoghurt (contains animal derived vitamin D)
2) Soy milks containing vitamin D
3) BOLS soft jubes, wildberries and mint leaves
4) Frosty Fruits


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the best thing ever. I love you, Amy! Please tell me you are single :-)

Anonymous said...

great list, thanks. The x-treme sour straps contain palm oil though,

Anonymous said...

I thought strawberry flavoured Oreos had cochineal in them?

Anonymous said...

no no no Cole BBQ chips aren't vegan...we not long ago contacted the company and they told us they weren't vegan.... forget exactly why...something to do with the "flavours"

and the red premade jelly in the cold section has the big no no red colouring in it *scratches head* I swore it did

Amy said...

Hey guys - thanks for the comments!

Anon #1: Sorry, not single haha :)

Anon #2: Yes, however, as my disclaimer states: "*(This list may; 1) Include items which have been processed on equipment which also produces dairy/egg products 2) Include companies that are not vegan themselves (P&G, for example) 3) And, may contain palm oil. It is up to you where you draw the line. Take soy milk, for example. Vitasoy is owned by National Foods who also produce dairy products. However, I strongly believe in supporting any non vegan company's vegan product. By increasing demand for their vegan products, we are assisting in the mainstreaming of veganism. This list is not to discourage supporting the 100% vegan companies, but rather, this list is designed to simply make your life easier :-D)"

So, it is totally up to you whether you are going to consume products containing palm oil. Maybe, in my PDF version I will mention which products contain it, to make things easier.

Anon #3: My sources tell me 'It is vegan' however, i'll put a TBC next to it until i read the labelling myself. Problem is, there seems to be no mention of these oreos online on the Nabisco website. Grr!

Anon #4: Thanks for letting me know regarding Coles BBQ, I'll remove it once I confirm with Coles :) TBC shall go next to it in the meantime.

With red coloring - my sources tell me it is not cochineal based but I'll double check the colouring number on the labelling.

Anonymous said...

Kolios fasting cheese is most definitely not vegan. They all contain sodium caseinate. Staff at delis don't know what that is so assume it is vegan. A few people I trust have asked to read the packet at the deli and sure enough it contains sodium caseinate.

Here is what Greek vegans have to say about their fasting cheeses.

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=46576628963&topic=8880

Also, here is a thread from the wvd forum
http://forum.worldveganday.org.au/viewtopic.php?p=12771&highlight=&sid=f69472c9719fca8a05a928e7d00b8031#12771

Check out the comments on this blog http://bluerthanpink.blogspot.com/2008/05/kolios-nistisimo-is-vegan-you-might-be.html

Case closed, IMO.

Amy said...

Hey anonymous!

I called KOLIOS in Greece about the product in question. This was over a year ago.

I called again last Friday requesting they provide me updated product information. They said they'll be in contact soon.

When I called a year ago, they stated there are no animal products in the fasting cheese and confirmed this with the relevant departments.

HOWEVER; whether this has changed since then, I cannot confirm!

I'm onto it :)

Anonymous said...

Aeroplane jelly discontinued the 'quick set' variety. Do you know of any other brand that's vegan?

Amy said...

Hi Anon!

YES i heard the quickset is discontinued. Bugger!

You can buy several vegan jellies from kosher super markets. (Look online for your nearest kosher supermarket) or from vegan supermarkets such as Radical in Melbourne. Or www.crueltyfreeshop.com.au

Lyn said...

Hi just wanted you all to know that I have just been to Big W Coles and Woolies and here are a few things I found
Big W frogs are not vegan and never have been. I just spoke to the company and they just didn't put gelatine on the ingredients list on the small packet but the new packets now have it included.
Coles Hot Cross buns are no longer vegan
Bakers Delight Hot Cross buns ARE vegan
Herbert Adams vegetable pastie is NOT vegan due to milk solids
Coles garlic bread 2 pack IS vegan
Hope this helps

Lyn said...

Hi again just spoke to Coles and their BBQ chips are NOT vegan only suitable to vegetarians. Bummer.
I put a complaint in and if everyone calls them then maybe they will change the recipe.

Amy said...

Lyn

Thanks so much for the information.

How can the big w frogs not have had gelatine on the ingredients, that is absolutely bizarre!


Cheers
Amy

Robyn said...

Fantastic list Amy, Thanks so much, I now have a much wider range of biccies, lollies etc to eat. Will have to watch those kilos that start to go on!

adam said...

Hi Amy,

I greatly appreciate your time and effort in putting this list of daily needs for us esp for Australians.

I was referred this link by a friend that I met at the Vegan Expo 2011 in NSW and she got the link whilst shopping and from some stranger Vegan and I am also in NSW so its amazing how once you start it all kinda links up like facebook.

Although, there might be some differences in terms of procuring due to different states' supplies but i imagine woolies and coles would be more or less the same but a great start and list never the less and thanks for the future pdf in advance so more aussies into this path can just cut the hassle and time and get on with happy veganing thanks to you and your group of supporters and verfiers.

On behalf of the vegan community and animals on earth, my thank you.

will be checking back in for more goodies

over and out for now

Sandy said...

Awesome list Amy! thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi I was wondering if you know anything more about those streets icecreams? I can't find anything so if you have any links or any other information that would be awesome. icecream is the one thing I miss like crazy!

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