Life can be not simple for those of you who are vegans. Especially when you are eating out and looking for 100% vegan dishes. There are times when it can be almost impossible: some apparently innocent foods turn out to be unsuitable for people on a vegan diet, even though the animal derivates they contain frequently fail to be mentioned on the label.
The next time you go to a restaurant or buy groceries, keep an eye out for these 6 foods you thought were vegan but which may be anything but:
IS BREAD VEGAN?
Water, flour and yeast? That’s not the whole story. In certain types of bread it is a common practice to add fats to the dough: oil or alternatively lard, butter or milk. Investigate further before grabbing a baguette from the bread counter.
PAY ATTENTION TO RED SWEETS
E120 is a food colouring made from cochineals, insects belonging to the coccidae family. So, look out when you buy sweets, ice-cream or similar examples of bright red junk food.