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Are Kirkland Chocolate Chips Vegan 2022? All Ingredients Analyzed


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Kirkland chocolate chips are a type of semi-sweet chocolate that can be used in baking or eating as is. These chocolate chips are perfect for cookies, cakes, or even melted down and used as a dipping sauce. However, are Kirkland Chocolate Chips vegan?

Kirkland Signature Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips are vegan because they don’t contain any ingredients derived from animals.

Below is a table showing Kirkland Chocolate Chips flavors and its vegan status.

FlavorVegan Status
Kirkland Signature Semi-Sweet Chocolate ChipsVegan.

Kirkland Chocolate Chips Ingredients

Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.

  • Chocolate Liquor
  • Sugar
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Vanilla

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As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.

Questionable Ingredients

Sugar

Sugar is a controversial ingredient within the vegan community and reason for this is the risk of bone char from dead cows being used in the production process. This problem is narrowed down to refined cane sugar, which means that raw cane sugar is always 100% vegan-friendly.

So why is the cane sugar refined? It’s because it helps the sugar fit the product better and it’s in this refining process the cane sugar could have been bleached using bone char. So some vegans tends to stay away from sugar all together while others don’t. The choice is yours here.

Soy

One of the most common GMO crop in USA is soy and the problem with this is the fact that a high amount of herbicide is needed in order for the GMO soy to grow properly. The herbicide can pollute the surrounding environment and damage it severly.

This is why many vegans try to find products that has the label non GMO Project. This means that the product is GMO-free, making it a good choice for vegans.

Conclusion

It’s great that Kirkland Chocolate Chips are vegan, because they are delicious and my kids love these. It’s not always easy to spot vegan products and that is why I made this article to help you analyze the ingredients.

Thanks for reading, take care!

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