Are you craving for some soda, and asking yourself “is Coca-Cola Vegan?”. I got the answer, plus a refreshing alternative to coke you will definately enjoy! Just keep on reading!
A Brief History of Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola or coke is a carbonated drink produced by the US Coca-Cola Company and is the world’s marketing leader. As a matter of fact, many people do not know of Coca-Cola’s secret formula, and the Coca-Cola Company has always gone to great lengths to protect it.
So far, Coca-Cola has a lot of competitors such as Pepsi and Royal Crown Cola, which is even listed in Taiwan under the name of “Glory Crown”, but even so Coca-Cola still remains the world’s best-selling carbonated drink.
So, Is Coca Cola Vegan?
Coca-Cola says that the “vast majority” of their beverages are vegan, including all the the Coca‑Cola and Schweppes brands, which means that those drinks contain no milk, eggs or other animal products.
The Company Confessed What?
However, the company also confessed that vegans and vegetarians should know that a few of their beverages DO contain small traces of fish gelatine, which is used as a stabilizer for the beta-carotene color.
Regardless of what the company claims, it is extremely important to do your own research, especially when it comes to cola products.
There are numerous sodas like Sunkist Orange, that contain ester gum, which can be used as emulsifier, texture stabilizers in beverages.
Ester gum is often used to solidify or stabilize food products and because it uses glycerol, it can be of animal origin.
According to a report published in Jordanian magazine, Dr. Mangoshada scientifically proved that Coca-Cola contains extracts from the intestines of pig, which can lead to cancer and other fatal diseases.
Will We Ever Know?
As mentioned earlier, we do not know all the real ingredients or the secret formula in Coca-cola. There is no way we can prove if Coca-Cola is a vegan drink or not.
Unfortunately, the answer to the question of “Is Coca Cola is vegan?”, is only Coca Cola knows.
What does a cute 3-year old think? Watch the short video below that I dug up on YouTube to find out 🙂
What Do I Drink?
If you are a vegan, why risk it? There are other alternatives to drinking soda. I love to drink sparkling water and sometimes I mix it with 100% organic natural fruit juice.
It tastes amazing. It is a lot healthier compared to other carbonated soft drinks, and tastes very similarly. I dare you to give it a try whenever you feel yourself craving for some coca-cola, or any other kind of soda.
Coca-Cola & Weight-Loss
The second ingredient in coke is sugar. Need I say more?
No, but I will. But I’ll keep it short and sweet. Sugar contains a whole lot of calories, and not much else (as in vitamins, or minerals, etc.).
And if you exceed your daily recommended calorie intake, you will store the extra energy as fat and gain weight. It’s that simple.
Plus, if you are a vegan, you should be avoiding anything that has sugar on it. If you don’t already know, many manufacturers use animal bone char to refine sugar. To read all about it Click Here.
Bored? Read My Coca-Cola Story...
About a week ago, it was sweltering in Taiwan. It was actually hot enough to burn a polar bear’s butt.
In order to stay cool on a boiling hot day, my friend Joanna and her grandmother poured 5 buckets of ice cold water over their bodies to beat the heat.
Not only that, they also wanted to play the blindfolded drinking challenge, so they both headed to a local grocery store to buy some cool, refreshing beverages.
Once Joanna’s grandmother blindfolded her, she poured some coca-cola in a big cup and handed it over to Joanna and let her guess the drink.
The minute Joanna gulped the drink, she let out a long, loud burp that scared the living daylights out of her grandmother.
Before Joanna took off the blindfold, she yelled, “That was coke! Goodness gracious me, I am a vegan. Is coca cola vegan? Is it okay for me to drink coca-cola or any other cola products?”
In hopes of finding the answer to Joanna’s question, Joanna and her grandmother headed off to a mysterious cave to visit a master monk who had been a vegan for over 100 years.
In the end, they found the answer and went home to tell everyone whether coca-cola or other soda products are vegan or not.
So what was the answer the master monk gave my friend Joanna and her grandmother? You should know the answer by now!
Although the company of Coca-Cola asserts that a majority of their beverages are vegan, many other cola products are not. Truth be told, the secret formula in coke still remains unknown.
There are a host of other healthy alternatives on the market that you can choose such as sparkling water or Amé Raspberry and Blackberry soft drink.
Is coca cola vegan? What do you believe? I think you will agree that unfortunately the answer is not black and white.
Do you drink Coca-Cola? And if you do, will you try to give it up? Let me know on the comment section below. And don’t forget to share this article in your favorite social media platform!