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Kellogg’s have been producing club cracker for some time now and whether you are having a dinner party, movie night or just chilling with some friends, they are the perfect snack. However are club crackers vegan?
Several flavors of Kellogg’s Club crackers are vegan such as original, snack stacks, multi-grain and reduced fat because they don’t contain any ingredients sourced from animals.
Below is a table showing Club Crackers flavors and its vegan status.
|Kellogg’s Club Original Crackers||Vegan.|
|Kellogg’s Club Snack Stacks||Vegan.|
|Kellogg’s Club Minis Original Crackers||Vegan.|
|Kellogg’s Club Crisps Sea Salt||No, contains Milk.|
|Kellogg’s Club Crisps Ranch||No, contains Milk.|
|Kellogg’s Club Multi-Grain Crackers||Vegan.|
|Kellogg’s Club Reduced Fat Crackers||Vegan.|
|Kellogg’s Club Minis Multi-Grain Crackers||Vegan.|
Club Crackers Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Enriched Flour
- Baking Soda
- Canola Oil (With TBHQ For Freshness)
- Corn Syrup
- Defatted Wheat Germ
- Degerminated Yellow Corn Flour
- Dried Potatoes
- Folic Acid
- Garlic Powder
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Modified Corn Starch
- Monocalcium Phosphate
- Natural Flavor
- Nonfat Milk
- Oat Bran
- Oat Fiber
- Onion Powder
- Reduced Iron
- Sea Salt
- Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
- Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
- Soy Lecithin
- Soybean Oil
- Vitamin B1 [Thiamin Mononitrate]
- Vitamin B2 [Riboflavin]
- White Vinegar Powder
- Whole Wheat
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
There are several ingredients made from milk in the crisps flavors such as whey, nonfat milk, butter and buttermilk. The milk comes from cows and is not vegan.
This is one of the controversial ingredients and with good reason. In the snacks and candy industry, the two most common sugar types are refined cane sugar and beet sugar. Beet sugar is 100% vegan and so is raw cane sugar. However when the cane sugar is refined, that where the problem lies for many vegans.
A common practice when refining cane sugar is to also bleach the sugar in order for it to fit the product better and a popular choice is to use bone char from dead cows. Exploiting animals in the production process does not align with veganism and whether you choose to consume sugar with an unknown source is up to you.
The big win with veganism is to avoid sugar, but rather avoid eating meat and a lot of product containing animal-derived ingredients.
Natural flavor is the second questionable ingredient and the problem here is that companies can add whatever ingredients they want and only have to call it natural flavors. Companies often discloses if it contains milk, but not animal-derived ingredients.
So unless disclosed, it’s impossible to know the source and if it’s vegan.
Corn & Soy
These two ingredient are the most common GMO crops in USA and there can be some issues connected to this. In order to get good yields, a lot of herbicide is needed and this can damage the surrounding ecosystem.
Where is something called non GMO project that a lot of vegans tends look for in products.
Vegan Alternative To Club Crackers
There a few vegan alternatives to club crackers.
- Back to Nature Crackers
- Annie’s Organic Saltine Classics
You can read more about them here.
Are Club Crackers Vegetarian?
Club crackers maybe vegetarians, but all flavors contains riboflavin and niacin, which could be made from both animal and plant-based ingredients.
|Kellogg’s Club Original Crackers||Vegetarian.|
|Kellogg’s Club Snack Stacks||Vegetarian.|
|Kellogg’s Club Minis Original Crackers||Vegetarian.|
|Kellogg’s Club Crisps Sea Salt||Vegetarian.|
|Kellogg’s Club Crisps Ranch||Vegetarian.|
|Kellogg’s Club Multi-Grain Crackers||Vegetarian.|
|Kellogg’s Club Reduced Fat Crackers||Vegetarian.|
|Kellogg’s Club Minis Multi-Grain Crackers||Vegetarian.|
It’s great that so many of Kellogg’s club crackers are vegan.
There are also some great alternatives, which might satisfy your taste buds.
Thanks for reading, take care!