Cruelty-free products can be hard to find at the local grocery store, but it is never impossible to find them. These are the items and ways to go about shopping cruelty-free. Smart phones are key to bring grocery shopping because there is always an app for everything. The people who produce apps did not neglect those shoppers who want to find cruelty-free, vegan items. If the ingredients list proves to be a bit confusing, the Happy Cow app provides a list to check back with to see which products are derived from animals. A small, easy list of items to avoid are casein and gelatin; both items are derived from animals. The Happy Cow app will provide a more extensive list but, keeping those two animal products in mind can help shopping for cruelty-free items go a lot smoother.
Check The Ingredients On The Label:
Looking at the back of the label can provide lots of information that may be missed at first glance. The Happy Cow app will provide a list of animal derived products; however, there are a few key images and ingredients that are easier to look for. Check the labels for a V (which means the item is vegan). The label may also say vegan, organic, cruelty-free, not tested on animals, sulfate-free, and paraben free. If the label becomes too confusing, and it is unclear if the item is cruelty-free, cross reference the ingredients with the Happy Cow app.
Brand Names That Are Cruelty Free:
To find cruelty-free toothpaste and body products, head over to that section of the store; look for brands such as Tom’s, Alba, Avalon Organics, Jason, and Maui. Some of these brands may be vegetarian, so be aware of ingredients such as honey.
Cruelty Free Food Shopping:
Shopping for vegan food should be pretty easy since there is usually a section in the frozen aisle dedicated to vegan food. The cruelty-free brands to look for are Gardein, Ezekiel, Silk, So Delicious, Go Veggie!, daiya, Follow Your Heart, Earth Balance, Boca, and Beyond Meat. Watch out for the items that are vegetarian that are placed right next to the vegan items. Most vegetarian products contain either dairy or eggs which are not considered cruelty free.
When In Doubt:
With the Happy Cow app and reliable cruelty-free list, shopping cruelty-free should be a breeze. If frustration kicks in resort back to fruits and vegetables which are one-hundred-percent cruelty-free.
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