Friday, May 12, 2006

8th Continent Soymilk IS vegan!

Its been vegan for a while, but there is still some controversy I am trying to clear it up.

For those of you who dont know, 8th Continent Soymilk used to contain Vitamin D3, which is NOT vegan (its either lanolin [wool fat] or fish oil). It is now vegan, with Vitamin D2.

People are still telling others not to use it, but it is VEGAN. Spread the news. 8th Continent is one of the cheaper, tastier soymilks and available in most supermarkets.

ADDITION AS OF 14 OCT 2007

People have been saying that the FAQ of the company says it is not vegan. That is OUTDATED. The current website has this to say:
Veganism is a philosophy and lifestyle that avoids using animals and animal products for food, clothing and other purposes. There are no animal components in the ingredients of 8th Continent soymilk.

See for yourself here. The website doesnt even have an FAQ, you have to go under "Health Benefits - Other Benefits" to get that information.

6 comments:

Lindsey said...

Hey, I just stumbled upon your blog through another vegan blog, I hope you don't mind!

I just wanted to reply to you about this because I infact emailed the company only a couple of weeks ago to confirm whether or not thier soymilks are vegan and they told me that no, they're definately not vegan because it's not only the vitamin D3 that comes from an animal source, but any of the vitamin D they use. I wish I'd kept the email so I could re-post it for you but it did come straight from the company :/ I'd try emailing them yourself so that you can be absolutely positive.

Sexy Vegan Chick said...

Strange, only a little while ago I asked them and they said they were. Its posted all over VP and PETA2 bds as well.

Anonymous said...

i also emailed the company and they said that none of their products are animal-derived nor do they contain ingredients that are animal-derived (which would include vitamin D3). i suppose it's just really up to the individual whether or not to believe 8th continent is vegan or not.

Anonymous said...

Hey I love your blog here. Awesome stuff I have been Vegan for about 5 years or so and I think you rock for being so young and intelligent. I just wanted to say 8th Continent is GMO and not organic unlike every other soymilk out there. Thats probably why its cheaper. Just saying, I wouldn't never buy it. I love your blog keep up the good work.

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