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Companies which are generously donating their products to our cause:

European companies that won’t be able to make it to the podcast:

we may be recording on the 13th, so this is super short notice.

if you know of other brands not listed, please shout out.

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ok.  yogurt.  all kinds.  soy, rice, coconut.  have at it.

  • Silk
  • Trader Joe’s (do they still have this in their stores?  I know they rotate products in and out all the time)
  • NuLait nut milk yogurt  (won’t have product available for the podcast. they’re relocating their facility)
  • Ricera rice milk yogurt (they’re reformulating their recipe, but we’re still going to taste test the existing recipe anyway)

Companies that are generously donating to the episode:

Canadian/European Brands (not feasible for this episode):

  • So Nice, Kingland, Alpro, Provamel, Sojasun

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Call for Brands for the upcoming recording of flavored sandwich cookies (flavors other than the traditional chocolate cookie/vanilla filling)

Not vegan: (at the time of recording. remember companies are reformulating all the time. so keep checking those packages)

  • OREO fudge mint has whey (and partially hydrogenated oils)
  • Back to Nature covered mint has whey :-(
  • Nature’s Promise (going by memory, but i think it was whey)
  • Snackwell’s (contains milk, whey, glycerides, DATEM and a host of other potentially non-vegan ingredients)
  • E.L. Fudge (egg, whey, undisclosed flavors, palm kernel oil)
  • Cameo (whey)
  • Famous Amos: vanilla, peanut butter, oatmeal macaroon (natural/artificial flavors – confirmed non-vegan by Kelloggs)
  • Vienna Fingers (natural/artificial flavor) (They said their Vitamin D is a mix of D2 and D3.  Parent company is Kashi.)
  • New Morning Graham-wiches chocolate/peanut butter, honey graham/vanilla  (honey)

Needs Investigation:

  • Trader Joe’s Joe-Joe’s – dark chocolate covered? vanilla cookie and creme? none of the joe-joes are listed on their vegan PDF, but that might be an oversight. they are on the vegetarian PDF (html version here) Also available seasonally are the candy-cane joe-joes. and I think we might have a benefactor that had hoarded us a box from this past winter. *fingers crossed that the waiting wasn’t too unbareable for her* haha!
  • Wild Harvest Organics vanilla sandwich. (ingredients aren’t on the web) (contacted)
  • Supervalu’s Shopper’s Value
  • Giant’s brand Twisto’s (their website only indicates traditional flavors, but you’d never know)
  • Wegman’s mint, chocolate with chocolate creme (artificial flavors)

gosh. my stomach is yelling at me just looking at the list.

shout out if you know of a brand that isn’t here. (you can also send a tweet @veganreview)

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Hey folks.  here is the call for brands post for the future episode of plain and vanilla soymilks.  We will be pitting the winners of the first episode against the brands that we hadn’t tasted yet.

Winners which will go on to the next round:

vitasoy unsweetened organic
365 original (WholeFoods)
Wild Harvest (Supervalu: Acme, Albertson’s, Shaws, etc.)
(and possibly vitasoy lite plus plain depending on the overall quantity of the other brands acquired, since that one had gotten some positive feedback.)
silk refrigerated very vanilla
wegmans vanilla

New brands which will be tasted:

ZenSoy, Organic Valley, Pacific, Pearl, Wildwood, Brighton Falls, Mogami

International brands?  (it’s a possibility)

Natura (CA), So Good (NZ),

Generics/store brands (we might split these taste-tests up, since there are so many grocery stores.):

Shoprite’s brand, Nature’s Promise (Giant/Stop n Shop) Archer Farms (Target) Nature’s Place (Hannaford, Sweetbay, Kash & Karry)  O Organics (Safeway stores) Great Value (Walmart) Nature’s Basket (Giant Eagle) …etc.

(please suggest brands if you know of any that aren’t listed here.  Particularly the national brands.)

Losers which will not go on:

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