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Voortman Wafers have right flavor and are crispy and delicious. These wafers come in a variety of flavors, such as strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla. But, are Voortman Wafers vegan?
Voortman Peanut Butter Wafers is indeed vegan-friendly, but the rest of flavors are not vegan because they contain milk and egg.
Below is a table showing Voortman Wafers flavors and its vegan status.
|Voortman Peanut Butter Wafers||Vegan.|
|Voortman Vanilla Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Strawberry Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Chocolate Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Orange Créme Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Raspberry Lemonade Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Pumpkin Spice Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman S’mores Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Tropical Fruit Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Banana Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Chocolate & Raspberry Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Lemon Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Key Lime Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
|Voortman Raspberry Wafers||No, contains Milk & Egg.|
Voortman Wafers Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Baking Soda
- Canola Oil
- Enriched Flour
- Folic Acid
- Thiamine Mononitrate
- Malted Barley
- Vanilla Extract
- Nonfat Dry Milk
- Palm Oil
- Natural Flavor
- Soy Lecithin
- Vegetable Oil
- Strawberry Powder
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
The milk comes from cow’s and is not a vegan-friendly ingredient.
The same verdict goes for eggs, not vegan, because it normally comes from hens.
Sugar is a very common ingredient in Wafers and for vegans, sugar could be a problem. Two of the most common sugar types are beet sugar and cane sugar, the latter being the most popular one. Raw cane sugar is always vegan-friendly, but when the cane sugar gets refined it can cause problems for vegans.
In the refining process the sugar is also bleached and a common bleaching method is to bone char from dead cows. Exploiting dead animals in the production process would technically make the product non-vegan.
Palm oil is a very controversial ingredient and the industry has made many people around the world very upset. The reason for this is the severe deforestation that is taking place to make room for the industry. This has left wild life without a home such as orangutans.
There is a way to make the palm oil vegan-friendly and it’s called RSPO. It’s a non-profit organisation that helps companies produce sustainable palm oil that has minimal effect on the environment.
Natural flavors can be a tricky ingredient for vegans because it often consists of several ingredients and the problem with this is the fact that the source of these ingredients are very rarely disclosed on the ingredients label. So if the ingredients are sourced from animals, it would not show on the ingredients label.
Vegan Alternative To Voortman Wafers
I searched a lot and I found some more vegan wafers flavors from other brands and I recommend that you check out Ruger Wafers.
Read More: Are Ruger Wafers Vegan 2022?
Are Voortman Wafers Vegetarian?
Voortman Peanut Butter Wafers are suited for all vegetarians and the rest of flavors are suited for lacto-ovo vegetarians because they contain both milk and eggs.
|Voortman Peanut Butter Wafers||All vegetarians.|
|Voortman Vanilla Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Strawberry Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Chocolate Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Orange Créme Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Raspberry Lemonade Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Pumpkin Spice Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman S’mores Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Tropical Fruit Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Banana Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Chocolate & Raspberry Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Lemon Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Key Lime Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
|Voortman Raspberry Wafers||Lacto-Ovo.|
Finding vegan-friendly wafers is not easy, because two common ingredients are milk and egg. The same goes for Voortman Wafers, but there is at least one flavor for vegans, Voortman Peanut Butter Wafers.
Thanks for reading, take care!