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If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy drink, look no further than Simply Beverages. They make many different kind of beverages such as juice, smoothies, oat and almond drinks, lemonade and more. No matter what you pick it’s a great way to start your day or enjoy as a refreshing snack. However, are Simply beverages vegan?
There are several Simply beverages that are vegan such as Orange Juice Pulp Free, Orange Juice Low Acid and Simply Apple just to name a few.
In this article we will take a look at all the beverages that Simply are currently offering and analyzing the ingredient to find out if they are vegan or not.
Is Simply Orange Juice Vegan?
Most Simply oranges juices are vegan except the flavors Calcium & Vitamin D and Medium Pulp with Calcium & Vitamin D because the vitamin D has been made from an oil called lanolin that is found in the fiber of sheep wool.
|Calcium & Vitamin D||No, contains Vitamin D.|
|Medium Pulp with Calcium & Vitamin D||No, contains Vitamin D.|
Is Simply Lemonade Vegan?
All flavors of Simply lemonade are vegan because they don’t contain any ingredient sourced from animals.
Are Simply Juices Vegan?
All Simply juice flavors are vegan because they don’t contain ingredients derived from animals.
Are Simply Smoothies Vegan?
Simply smoothies are vegan because they don’t contain any animal-sourced ingredients.
Is Simply Oat & Almond Vegan?
The flavors of Simply Oat and Simply Almond are vegan because they don’t contain ingredients that are derived from animals.
|Simply Oat Original||Vegan.|
|Simply Oat Vanilla||Vegan.|
|Simply Almond Unsweetened Original||Vegan.|
|Simply Almond Original||Vegan.|
|Simply Almond Vanilla||Vegan.|
|Simply Almond Unsweetened Vanilla||Vegan.|
Simply Beverages Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Almond Milk
- Apple Juice
- Apple Purée
- Banana Purée
- Blueberry Purée
- Calcium Hydroxide
- Calcium Lactate
- Cane Sugar
- Cherry And Cranberry Juices
- Cherry Purée
- Cranberry Juice
- Lemon Juice
- Lime Juice
- Mango Purée
- Natural Flavors
- Oat Extract
- Oat Flour
- Oat Milk
- Orange Juice
- Pear Juice
- Pear Purée
- Pineapple Juice
- Pure Filtered Water
- Raspberry Puree
- Sea Salt
- Strawberry Purée
- Vanilla Extract
- Vitamin D3
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
I contacted Simply Beverages and asked about the source of their vitamin D and natural flavors. Below is their answer.
Thank you for contacting Simply Beverages!
Simply Orange® Pulp Free with Calcium and Vitamin D and Simply Orange® Medium Pulp with Calcium and Vitamin D both contain Vitamin D3 which is derived from lanolin, a natural oil in the fiber of sheep’s wool. Lanolin oil is obtainable without harming the sheep but may be an issue for strict vegetarians and vegans. While our other Simply products do not use any animal derived ingredients, they do not carry a “vegan” label claim, therefore we do not have the ingredient documentation available to support a “vegan” claim. No animal or fish bladders or gelatin are used in the production of Simply juices and drinks.”
This ingredient is not vegan-friendly because it’s made from lanolin found in the fibers of sheep’s wool.
Cane sugar is a tricky ingredient for vegans because there is a possibility that bone char has been used in the production process. Raw cane sugar is always vegan-friendly, but in order for the cane sugar to fit the product better it’s often refined and in this process it’s also bleached.
A common method is to use bone char from dead cows and exploiting animals in the production process would classify the product as non-vegan by many vegans.
Natural flavors often consists of many ingredients, which makes this ingredient very uncertain for vegans. The ingredients can be sourced from animals and plants, the ingredient label rarely discloses the source. If it contains milk then that is disclosed because of allergies.
It’s amazing that so many flavors of Simply Beverages are vegan, making this brand an excellent choice for vegans. With all the flavors, I’m sure you will find one you like.
Thanks for reading, take care!