October 04, 2005

Brown rice and curried sugar

The original stated purpose of the Brown Rice and Curried Grass entries was to share useful information on vegan food, lifestyle, and nutrition. I haven't quite gotten to the nutrition part because I only ever remember to blog when I'm at work, and my cookbooks with their useful information on vitamins and proteins are sitting on a bookshelf in my kitchen. Apologies.

And yet, once again I find myself at work with a blank blog entry staring me down. What am I to do? Without reference material I can only talk about what I know by heart. This is officially the most elaborate apology I've ever crafted for talking about junk food.

The following disgusting crap is all vegan by my personal standards, which, please note, require two caveats. Caveat 1: Fuck sugar. Refined cane sugar is processed with bone char, which technically results in a product without animal ingredients but is still an essentially unvegan process. Beet sugar, god knows why, isn't made with bone char. I haven't called the companies to find out what kind of sugar they're using. Sue me. Caveat 2: Natural and artificial flavors are made from all kinds of crap, and, as above, I haven't delved into the manufacturing processes to find out which kinds of crap are being used. If you need things that are excruciatingly researched, try VeganEssentials or Food Fight. This, here, is generally available junk food with no stated or recognizable (even to someone who's fairly adept at reading labels) animal ingredients.

  • Original flavor Pringles
  • Kellogg's cinnamon Mini Swirlz cereal
  • Red Vines
  • Safeway "movie theater butter" flavor microwave popcorn (Edit: apparently not.)
  • Most movie theater "buttered" popcorn anyway
  • Oreos (finally!)
  • Lay's KC Masterpiece barbeque potato chips
  • Betty Crocker Rich 'N Creamy chocolate frosting (Katie, please check my brand here)
  • Wheat Thins
  • Mike & Ikes
  • Sunkist Fruit Gems
  • Walgreens generic starlight mints (even the chocolate kind)
  • Walgreens generic gummy spearmint leaves
  • Safeway Select Very Chocolate semisweet chocolate chips (hot god damn these are good)
  • Pillsbury butter-flavored canned crescent rolls
  • Cap'n Crunch
  • Trader Joe's peanut butter filled pretzels
  • Ore-Ida frozen hash browns and tater tots
  • Triscuits (these aren't disgusting crap, okay, but they are a snack)
  • Safeway frozen onion rings
  • Guittard semisweet chocolate chips
  • Pepperidge Farm Entertaining Hearty Wheat Crackers
  • Necco wafers (Edit: apparently not.)
  • Bottle Caps and Sweet-Tarts
  • Nerds and Pez
  • Ritter Sport dark chocolate and marzipan bars
  • Pepperidge Farm frozen apple, cherry, or raspberry turnovers

Begin input and amendments... now. And speaking of vegan things, everyone go look at my sister!

Posted by dianna at October 4, 2005 10:44 AM

Safeway microwave popcorn is a go!

Posted by: Jacob at October 4, 2005 11:04 AM

Calloo! We don't have any left, do we? 'Cause it would go pretty well with some Dune.

Posted by: Dianna at October 4, 2005 04:57 PM

Sadly, we don't. But perhaps we have some popcorn we can make in the air-popper?

Posted by: Jacob at October 4, 2005 05:15 PM

Hey, I am a vegan thing.

Ore-Ida frozen hash browns are vegan too.
Pepperidge Farm Entertaining Hearty Wheat Crackers.
Necco wafers.
Bottle Caps and Sweet-Tarts, which ingredients-wise are the exact same product.
Pop Rocks and Nerds and Pez.

My Delightful Housemate's mom just sent us an inexplicable box of stale candy.

Posted by: katie at October 4, 2005 08:06 PM

I lied about the Pop Rocks. Just kidding. They have milk in them.

Mmm, fizzy milk candies.

Posted by: katie at October 4, 2005 08:38 PM

You are the brute squad!

Is it inexplicably stale, or both inexplicable and stale? Do you have any teeth left? What's so entertaining about hearty wheat crackers?

Posted by: Dianna at October 4, 2005 08:59 PM

Fizzy milk? Whey in onion rings? I wonder if they have to buy big gallon jugs of whey -- nice, thin, runny, watery whey -- just to put it in their goddamn onion rings. Gah.

Posted by: Dianna at October 4, 2005 09:00 PM

Necco wafers have gelatin in them, so they can't be vegan. Bummer! Check out Wikipedia for info about gelatin.


Posted by: Liese at January 17, 2006 03:58 PM

Lay's KC Masterpiece barbeque potato chips are not vegan. I was looking online and a site said that there is chicken fat in them. Don't know how credible the source, but better safe than sorry.

Posted by: Allison at February 14, 2007 11:59 AM