Respond to Review of VeganEssentials.com
by material girl
Review: store. This store they have it on VegNews. I thought I would try them out big mistake I got sick because they are not vegan. People when you buy food items READ THE FINE PRINT. When the products arrived at my place. I didn't see anything crossed out but, I didn't know why I was getting sick. I looked closer to the packaging and the DIARY FREE name was crossed out of the package. And it was manufactured in a diary and meat facility so I don't trust the store I have pic to prove it and there is not refund and you can't send the products back. So it's buy aware. Type of thing. And when I also looked online I am not the only complaining about certain products from this store. So as a vegan I am boycotting this company.
Posted by Daniel B. on Monday, September 16, 2013
I think what you're confused about is that MANY vegan items are made in facilities that also handle non-vegan ingredients for other items being made. Most small vegan companies can't afford their own manufacturing facility, so they have to contract out to other companies to make their products. The item you mentioned with the "dairy-free" crossed out, if I remember right, was a candy bar by Go Max Go Foods, they had some trouble with FDA regulations last year and they had to manually cross that statement off of their products until they had new packaging (I received some of these bars as well, but talked with the manufacturer to find this out when I was worried about the marker on the label). Those bars are made in a facility that does make milk chocolate for other companies, but that doesn't make the Go Max Go bars non-vegan.
I guess some people are more worried about personal purity than they are actually supporting vegan companies, but if you're that concerned, I recommend NEVER eating anywhere that is not 100% vegan ever again, because you're going to get more cross-contamination at non-vegan restaurant than you will from buying a chocolate bar that doesn't contain any dairy!