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Kashi is a cereal company that produces breakfast cereals, snacks, and other food products. They are healthy, sustainable and delicious, but are Kashi cereal vegan?
Almost all flavors of Kashi cereals are vegan because they don’t contain any ingredients derived from animals. The flavors that are not vegan contains honey.
Below is a table showing Kashi Cereal flavors and its vegan status.
|Kashi GO Cereal Dark Cocoa||Vegan.|
|Kashi GO Cereal Cinnamon Vanilla||Vegan.|
|Kashi GO Toasted Berry Crisp||Vegan.|
|Kashi GO Chocolate Crunch||Vegan.|
|Kashi GO Peanut Butter Crunch||Vegan.|
|Kashi GO Cinnamon Crisp||Vegan.|
|Kashi GO Honey Almond Flax Crunch||No, contains Honey.|
|Kashi GO Original||No, contains Honey.|
|Kashi GO Crunch||No, contains Honey.|
|Kashi GO Coconut Almond Crunch||Vegan.|
|Kashi Organic Blueberry Clusters Cereal||Vegan.|
|Kashi Organic Strawberry Fields Cereal||Vegan.|
|Kashi Whole Wheat Biscuits, Autumn Wheat||Vegan.|
|Kashi Whole Wheat Biscuits, Berry Fruitful||Vegan.|
|Kashi Whole Wheat Biscuits, Island Vanilla||Vegan.|
|Kashi Whole Wheat Biscuits, Cinnamon Harvest||Vegan.|
|Kashi Simply Raisin Whole Wheat Biscuit||Vegan.|
|Kashi Maple Waffle Bites||Vegan.|
|Kashi Organic Honey Toasted Oat Cereal||No, contains Honey.|
|Kashi Organic Warm Cinnamon Oat Cereal||No, contains Honey.|
Kashi Cereal Vegan Ingredients
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Acacia Gum
- Baking Soda
- Brown Rice
- Cane Sugar
- Canola Oil
- Chickpea Flour
- Chicory Root Fiber
- Chocolate Extract
- Cocoa Butter
- Cocoa Powder
- Degerminated Yellow Corn Flour
- Dried Blueberries
- Dried Cranberries
- Expeller Pressed Canola Oil
- Guar Gum
- Hard Red Wheat
- Lentil Protein
- Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E) For Freshness
- Monk Fruit Extract
- Natural Flavors
- Oat Fiber
- Pea Protein
- Peanut Butter (Peanuts)
- Peanut Oil
- Puffed Whole Grain Blend
- Rosemary Extract For Freshness
- Sea Salt
- Semisweet Chocolate
- Sesame Seeds
- Soy Flakes
- Soy Lecithin
- Soy Protein Concentrate
- Sunflower Oil
- Tapioca Starch
- Vanilla Extract
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Wheat Sticks (Whole Wheat Flour
- Whole Grain Oats
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Honey is not a vegan-friendly since it’s made by bees and vegans don’t consume anything from the realm of insects either.
Cane sugar is a very controversial ingredient within the vegan community because of the possibility of bone char being used in the production process. Raw cane sugar is always vegan-friendly, but the cane sugar is often refined before used in a product.
In this refining process the sugar is also bleached and the problem here is that the most common bleaching method is to use bone char from dead cows. This does not align with veganism.
The next ingredient on our questionable ingredients list is natural flavors. Natural flavors is often a mix of several ingredients and the problem that this causes for vegan is the fact that the source of these ingredients are never disclosed on the ingredients label.
So they could be animal-sourced and just by reading the ingredient would not disclose this. So vegans needs to be careful when it comes to natural flavors and unless the product is labeled vegan then it would be safe for vegans to consume.
Absolutely amazing that so many flavors of Kashi cereals are vegan-friendly. With the vegan movement on the rise so is the number of vegan-friendly products hitting the market, making our lives easier with tasty and healthy foods.
Thanks for reading, take care!