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York Peppermint Patties have been a beloved treat for many years. Since their introduction in 1940, the classic combination of chocolate and mint has been delighting taste buds around the world. But, are York Peppermint Patties vegan?
York Peppermint Patties are not vegan because they contain milk and eggs.
Below is a table showing York Peppermint Patties flavors and its vegan status.
|York Dark Chocolate Peppermint Covered Patties||No, contains Milk & Eggs.|
|YORK Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties Hearts Candy Valentine’s Day||No, contains Milk & Eggs.|
|YORK Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties Snack Size Candy||No, contains Milk & Eggs.|
|York Thins Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties||No, contains Milk & Eggs.|
|Dark Chocolate Peppemint Patties Candy Miniatures||No, contains Milk & Eggs.|
|YORK Peppermint Patties Dark Chocolate Sugar Free Candy||No, contains Milk & Eggs.|
York Peppermint Patties Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Cocoa Butter
- Corn Syrup
- Egg Whites
- Invert Sugar
- Lecithin (Soy)
- Milk Fat
- Natural Flavor
- Oil Of Peppermint
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Milk & Eggs
Since milk and eggs comes from animals, these ingredients are not vegan-friendly.
This is a controversial food ingredient and reason for this is because of the fact that sugar could be classified as non-vegan. The most common sugar types used are beet sugar and cane sugar, they are often vegan with the exception of refined cane sugar.
The cane sugar often needs to be refined to fit the products and in this process the sugar is also bleached. A common bleaching method is to use bone char from dead cows and this has made many vegans upset. Exploiting dead animals in the production process would make that product non-vegan.
This is a tricky ingredient for vegans and the reason is because natural flavors often consists of several ingredients. Sometimes it’s impossible for us to know the ingredients inside, because they are not disclosed on the ingredients label.
The only way to know for sure is to contact the company and ask.
Corn & Soy
Corn and soy are two of the most common GMO crops in the US and the problem with these crops is the high amount of herbicide needed in order for them to grow. This can pollute the surrounding ecosystem and damage it severely.
York Peppermint Patties share a common problem with many other candy brands and it’s because they use milk in their products. Luckily more and more companies are becoming more aware for the vegan movement and are creating products that are suitable for vegan costumers.
Thanks for reading, take care!