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Store Crawl #5: Shopper’s Drug Mart


This article was written 23.08.28, some of the products below may be out of stock, discontinued or otherwise unavailable at your local store. Please check with your own closest location for product availability.

As a drug store, carrying food isn’t Shopper’s primary focus, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that their vegan offerings are not as plentiful as some grocery stores.

Some of their locations don’t even have a grocery section, and the ones that do, well it’s not that big. You can usually get fresh produce, juice/pops or other snack foods and that’s pretty much it.

Oh, and you can also find great deals on Halloween candy! (Though not the vegan kind)

Faux Milk:

  • Earth’s Own Oat Chocolate
  • Earth’s Own Almond Chocolate
  • Earth’s Own Almond Original
  • Earth’s Own Oat Barista
  • Earth’s Own Oat Original
  • Silk Almond Chocolate
  • Silk Almond Original
  • Silk Almond Unsweetened
  • Silk Oat Original
  • Silk Oat Unsweetened
  • Silk Soy Unsweetened
  • Silk Oat For Coffee Vanilla
  • Silk Almond For Coffee Vanilla
  • Silk Soy For Coffee OG
  • Natura Soy Original
  • Natura Soy Unsweetened
  • Natura Soy Vanilla
  • Natura Soy Chocolate
  • Natura Rice Original


  • Smartfood’s Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn
  • Skinny Pop! White Cheddar Popcorn
  • Skinny Pop! Original Popcorn
  • Smart Sweets Cola Gummies
  • Smart Sweets Peach Rings


  • Lindt Vegan Salted Caramel Bar
  • Lindt Vegan Hazelnut Bar
  • Prana Chocolate Bark Algarve
  • Prana Chocolate Bark No Mylkin’


  • Hellman’s Vegan Caesar Dressing
  • Hellman’s Vegan Ranch Dressing
  • Hellman’s Green Goddess Dressing
  • Becel Vegan Margarine
  • Magnum Non-Dairy Almond Bar
  • Beyond Meat Burger Patties

Personal Care:

  • Attitude Super Leaves Body Wash
  • Attitude Super Leaves Glowing Body Wash
  • Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Volume & Shine
  • Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Clarifying
  • Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Nourishing & Strengthening
  • Attitude Super Leaves Conditioner Colour Protection
  • Attitude Super Leaves Conditioner Volume & Shine
  • Attitude Super Leaves Conditioner Clarifying
  • Attitude Super Leaves Conditioner Moisture Rich
  • Attitude Super Leaves Red Vine Leaves Hand Soap
  • Attitude Super Leaves White Tea Leaves Hand Soap
  • Attitude Super Leaves Deodorant White Tea Leaves
  • Attitude Super Leaves Deodorant Lemon
  • Attitude Leaves Deodorant Sandalwood
  • Attitude Super Leaves Deodorant Orange
  • Attitude Leaves Deodorant Sea Salt
  • Attitude Leaves Deodorant Herbal Musk
  • Attitude Super Leaves Body Cream Nourishing
  • Attitude Super Leaves Body Cream Soothing
  • Attitude Super Leaves Body Cream Regenerating
  • Pacifica Ceramide Barrier Face Cream
  • Pacifica Glow Baby Vita Glow Hydrating Face Lotion
  • Pacifica Vegan Collagen Hydrating Setting Mist
  • Pacifica Vegan Collagen Lip Balm
  • I Love Cosmetics Mango & Papaya Shower Gel
  • I Love Cosmetics Raspberry & Blackberry Shower Gel
  • I Love Cosmetics Coconut Cream Shower Gel
  • I Love Cosmetics Strawberry & Cream Shower Gel
  • I Love Cosmetics Pink Marshmallow Shower Gel
  • I Love Cosmetics Mango & Papaya Body Mist
  • I Love Cosmetics Raspberry & Blackberry Body Mist
  • I Love Cosmetics Coconut Cream Body Mist
  • I Love Cosmetics Strawberry & Cream Body Mist
  • ONE Condoms Mixed Pleasures
  • Durex Avanti Bare RealFeel Condoms
  • Lifestyles SKYN Original Condoms
  • Lifestyle SKYN Elite Condoms
  • Lifestyle SKYN Large Condoms
  • Lifestyle SKYN Elite Extra Lube
  • Lifestyle SKYN Excitation (Ribbed + Snugger) Condoms


Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. Nail Polish:

  • Essential Oil Island Coconut
  • Nail Hardener
  • Base/Top Coat
  • Almond Milk
  • Aquamarine
  • Black Stone
  • Blue Moonstone
  • Blueberry Tart
  • Cashew Butter
  • Cherry Amore
  • Coral Calm
  • Crystal Blue
  • Eco-Rose
  • Frosted Amethyst
  • Fruity Papaya
  • Golden Quartz
  • Honey Harmony
  • Laven-Dear
  • Lavender Haze
  • Light Lychee
  • Love You Lotus
  • Matcha Love
  • Mint Refresh
  • Mystic Topaz
  • Natural Spring
  • Opulent Opal
  • Passion Flower
  • Peony Origins
  • Pink Cardamom
  • Pink Cloud (Sheer)
  • Pink Moon
  • Pink Sapphire
  • Pinky Clay
  • Pomegranate Punch
  • Powder Room
  • Precious Stone
  • Raisin’ The Bar
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Roasted Chestnut
  • Rock Steady
  • Simply Stone
  • Smokey Quartz
  • Sun-Tastic
  • Sweet As Sugar
  • Toasted Toffee
  • Warm Cacao
  • White Tea (Sheer)
  • Natural Red

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Vegan Fast Food: Starbucks Edition


In Canada, Starbucks is known as being the coffee company that tried to take over Tim Horton’s corner of the market with their “weird” offerings and too many choices.

While it’s true they have a lot of coffee customization, it turns out this is a good thing!

Almost all of their coffee offerings you’re able to swap out cow’s milk for a plant alternative (soy, almond and coconut are some of the most popular) and their iced coffees you’re usually also able to just say “no whip”.

As if that wasn’t amazing enough, some locations also have vegan foods available!

Starting in the top left-hand corner, moving clockwise:

  • Hot Coffee
  • Iced Coffee
  • Hot Tea
  • Iced Tea
  • Plain Bagel
  • Sprouted Grain Bagel
  • Everything Bagel
  • Cinnamon Bagel
  • Beyond Meat, Cheddar & Egg Sandwich (minus the cheese and egg)
  • Avocado Spread
  • Steal Cut Oatmeal
  • Lentils & Vegetable Protein Bowl with Brown Rice
  • Apples, Peanut Butter & Trail Mix Snack Box
  • Seasonal Fruit Blend
  • HIPPEAS Organic Chickpea Puffs
  • Spearmint Gum

The following products are also vegan, but I wasn’t able to find pictures of them:

• Classic Oatmeal
• Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal

I also reached out to Starbucks Canada (23.06.08) to find out if the following products were vegan, as their website didn’t have the ingredients listed. Unfortunately they didn’t get back to me for these specific products, so I recommend reading the packaging, or calling/asking your local store before purchasing:

  • Starbucks® Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
  • Squirrel™ Classic Almonds
  • Squirrel Brand® Crème Brûlée Almonds
  • Salted Almond Chocolate Bites
  • Justin’s® Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  • Butter Gourmet Popcorn
  • Crispy Apple Chips
  • Perfectly Salted Kettle Potato Chips
  • Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chips
  • KIND® Nuts Cherry & Dark Chocolate Bar
  • KIND Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bar

Not all these products may be available at every store location, either. But it’s nice to know you’re able to get something other than a customized drink if you want to.

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Where Do Vegans Get Their Vitamin A?


While most people don’t need to specifically worry about whether or not they’re getting enough Vitamin A, it’s still beneficial to learn what foods have which nutrients. It can also be helpful to see some “staple” foods that seem to have every nutrient in them that you should be eating all the time, and other foods you can use to shake up your diet, while maintaining your health.

Speaking of which, you may know that Vitamin A is important for you to eat, but do you know why? (Other than “people say so”)

Vitamin A is important to eat because it helps maintain:

  • Vision
  • Body Growth
  • Immune Function
  • Reproductive Health

There’s actually two kinds of Vitamin A: Vitamin A1 (also called retinol) is the kind only found in animal products, whereas Provitamin A is the kind found in plant-based foods.

And while getting enough Vitamin A is important for your overall health (my research found “males” need 900 micrograms, whereas “females” need 700 micrograms), I also came across an article that said getting too much Vitamin A (200,000mcg) could lead to some not-so-fun side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo
  • Blurry Vision

The article I found this information from was unclear on whether or not they were speaking about the food-sourced Vitamin A or supplements, but I figured it was good information to include, anyway.

Now you know how much you need (and how much to avoid), time to learn the best plant-based sources of Vitamin A:

Starting in the top left-hand corner, moving clockwise:

  • Sweet Potato, Baked 1,920 mcg
  • Carrots, Cooked 1,280 mcg
  • Butternut Squash, Baked 1,140 mcg
  • Spinach, Cooked 943 mcg
  • Collard Greens, Cooked 722 mcg
  • Turnip Greens, Cooked 549 mcg
  • Swiss Chard, Cooked 536 mcg
  • Pumpkin Pie (1 “piece”) 488 mcg
  • Cantaloupe 270 mcg
  • Red Bell Pepper, Raw (1 Large) 257 mcg
  • Romaine Lettuce, Raw 205 mcg
  • Grapefruit (1 full) 178 mcg (89 mcg per half)
  • Kale, Cooked 172 mcg
  • Broccoli 120 mcg
  • Mango 89 mcg
  • Papaya 78 mcg
  • Apricot (2 Apricots) 67 mcg
  • Black Eyed Peas, Boiled 66 mcg
  • Watermelon 43 mcg
  • Tomato Juice (3/4C) 42 mcg
  • Tangerine (1 full) 37 mcg

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Vegan Fast Food: Dairy Queen Edition


Not too surprisingly, Dairy Queen does have vegan options, but there’s not a lot of them, and, their most popular items haven’t been veganized. (Yet)

What did surprise me however, was the fact that they sold more than just ice cream. Their website included burgers, chicken fingers, and more!

Starting in the top left-hand corner and moving clockwise:

  • Non-Dairy Dilly Bars
  • Side Salad
  • Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • Soft Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso*
  • Cherry Misty Slush (Red 40)
  • Kiwi Strawberry Misty Slush (Red 40)
  • Blue Raspberry Misty Slush (Blue 1, Red 40)
  • Lemon Lime Misty Slush
  • Mug Root Beer
  • Mountain Dew Original (Yellow 5)
  • Dr. Pepper Original
  • Brisk Iced Tea

*According to the ingredients listed, the Queso isn’t vegan, however the pretzels are. The description said the queso came on the side, so while I’ve never tried to, you might be able to order the pretzels and ask them to hold the dip. Or give it away to a non-vegan friend.

I also found ingredients for a Grape Misty Slush, but wasn’t able to find a picture.

One thing I found a little… let’s call it ‘sneaky’ is that the Pepsi and Diet Pepsi that are listed on their website have “artificially flavoured Vanilla Ice Milk” listed in the ingredients.

I’m not trying to accuse Dairy Queen of anything – their thing is ice cream, so it makes sense a lot of their offerings contain milk – however, the fact that the Pepsi and Diet Pepsi are listed with the other pops, and not under the Blizzard or other drink labels just doesn’t sit right with me.

According to the ingredients, it’s clearly some sort of drink mix, but to list it as just “Pepsi” and not tell people it’s a mixed drink… I don’t know, I just don’t like that.

Anyway, there you go. If you ever find yourself stranded with nothing other than a Dairy Queen around, now you know at least you won’t starve.

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Store Crawl #4: No Frills


This article was written 23.03.06, some of the below products may be sold out/discontinued/etc. at the time of posting.

Though No Frills is owned by Loblaw, they surprisingly don’t carry as many vegan options as their parent company. Sure they’re a ‘discount’ store, but that doesn’t mean they should carry less vegan products.

Vegans like deals, too!


Earth Balance:

  • Soy Free Buttery Spread
  • Original Buttery Spread


  • Vegan Margarine
  • Unsalted Plant-Based Margarine Brick
  • Salted Plant-Based Margarine Brick


  •  Veggie Ham Slices
  • Veggie Turkey Slices
  • Veggie Bologna
  • Veggie Bacon Strips
  • Ground Round Original
  • Ground Round Italian
  • Ground Round Mexican
  • Veggie Family Hot Dogs
  • Jumbo Veggie Dogs
  • Veggie Chicken Nuggets
  • Veggie Nuggets With Whole Wheat Breading
  • Veggie Breakfast Links
  • Falafel Balls
  • Veggie Meatballs


  • Smart Bacon Strips
  • Smart Dogs
  • Smart Chicken Tenders
  • Original Crumble
  • Original Tempeh


  • 7 Grain Crispy Tenders
  • Chipotle Lime Crispy Tenders
  • Beefless Ground
  • Meatless Meatballs
  • Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n
  • Lightly Breaded Turk’y Cutlets
  • Fishless Fillet
  • Crispy Chick’n Sliders
  • Beefless Tips
  • Crispy Golden Chick’N
  • Barbecue Wings
  • Chick’N Wings Spicy Gochujang Style
  • Crabless Cakes


Beyond Meat:

  • Beyond Beef Ground
  • Beyond Burgers
  • Beyond Mild Italian Sausage
  • Beyond Hot Italian Sausage


  • Shreds Mozzarella
  • Shreds Cheddar
  • Pizza Supreme
  • Pizza Fire Roasted Vegetable
  • Flatbread Mushroom Caramelized Onion
  • Block Cheddar
  • Block Feta
  • Salad Dressing Ranch
  • Salad Dressing Creamy Caesar
  • Cheesecake New York Style
  • Cheesecake Key Lime



  • Almond For Coffee Vanilla
  • Almond For Coffee Hazelnut
  • Soy For Coffee Original
  • Oat For Coffee Vanilla
  • Almond Original
  • Almond Vanilla
  •  Almond Dark Chocolate
  • Soy Original Unsweetened
  • Soy Vanilla
  • Creamy Cashew
  • Half & Half Coffee Creamer
  • Coconut Original
  • Almond Yogurt Vanilla
  • Coconut Yogurt
  • Coconut Yogurt Vanilla
  • Oat Yogurt Vanilla
  • Oat Yogurt Plain
  • Whipping Cream Alternative
  • Oat Original
  • Oat Vanilla



  • Shreds Cheddar
  • Shreds Mozzarella=
  • Slices Mature Cheddar
  • Slices Cheddar
  • Slices Smoked Provolone



  • Butter Alternative Salted
  • Butter Alternative Unsalted
  • Salad Dressing Caesar
  • Cheddar Slices
  • Swiss Slices
  • Coconut Cream Cheese Style Spread
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • – Beefless Undeniable Burgers
  • Vanilla Marshmallows
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Delights

As always, the above list is for the pre-made/faux vegan foods. I don’t list staple vegan products like fresh fruit and vegetables, grains, etc. because not only are those found at every store, including them would make these posts way too long.

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Surprising Vegan Bagged Snacks


Looking at the title of this post might have you confused. “What the heck is a bagged snack?”

Don’t worry, I’m not talking anything weird!

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Starting in the top left hand corner moving clockwise:

  • Bugles
  • Hickory Sticks
  • Corn Twists
  • Humpty Dumpty Ringolos BBQ
  • Humpty Dumpty Ringolos Ketchup
  • Rold Gold Pretzels
  • Skinny Pop Original
  • Skinny Pop White Cheddar
  • Skinny Pop Salt N Pepper
  • Smartfood Simply Sea Salt Popcorn
  • Smartfood Movie Night Butter Popcorn
  • Smartfood Sweet and Salty Popcorn
  • Takis Rolled Fuego
  • Takis Rolled Dragon Spicy Sweet Chili (Allura Red, Sunset Yellow FCF)
  • Takis Waves Fuego (Cochineal, Allura Red, Sunset Yellow FCF)
  • Takis Waves Dragon Sweet Chili (Allura Red, Sunset Yellow FCF)
  • Takis Hot Nuts Flare (Cochineal, Tartrazine)
  • Takis Hot Nuts Fuego (Allura Red, Cochineal)
  • Quaker Rice Crisps Kettle Corn
  • Quaker Rice Crisps Sweet and Spicy Chili
  • Quaker Rice Crisps Apple Cinnamon
  • Quaker Rice Cakes Salt Free
  • Quaker Rice Cakes Lightly Salted
  • Quaker Rice Cakes Caramel Corn
  • Quaker Rice Cakes Apple Cinnamon
  • Quaker Crispy Minis Sweet Chili
  • Quaker Crispy Minis All Dressed
  • Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws

This might also help you shake up your snack routine. If you’re used to reaching for chips, why not try something from the above collage, instead?

*As always, the above information and products are specific to Canada. Please do your own research and read the ingredients list if you’re in a different country.

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Vegan Alternatives to Warm Fabrics


Living in Canada means I get the fun of dealing with 4-feet snow banks and -40C temperatures. Unfortunately, humans aren’t born with a layer of heated skin, so we have to find other ways to keep ourselves warm during winter. The most usual being winter clothes. Jackets, boots, gloves, hats, scarves, etc.

Also unfortunately, most of the go-to fabrics for winter clothing aren’t vegan friendly. Wool, down, fur – even silk! This makes it hard to find vegan-friendly winter clothes for new and veteran vegans alike.

Fortunately though, we’re living in the future!

This means with a little bit of research, you can find suitable winter clothes that will keep you nice and toasty – without compromising your ethics.



This fabric is a synthetic, waterproof and durable cold weather textile. I’ve seen this stuff being used the most as an alternative to the down lining in winter jackets, but I bet with a bit of searching you could find it available for other clothing items, as well.

It also used to be much harder to find than it is nowadays, which is great news for vegans!



Yes, this simple, well-known fabric has many uses – including being a great alternative to wool for winter!

While cotton isn’t water-proof, it does a great job of keeping you warm in the colder months. It’s also soft and breathable, which is a must when you’re layering ten fabrics together!

Another great thing about cotton? It’s super easy to blend it with other fabrics!

Looking for a clothing item that’s a mix of cotton and something else will give your innerds the best chance at staying warm and dry.


Polyester, Nylon and Acrylic

These materials are another synthetic alternative. While they’re some of the most widely-available fabrics, I’ll leave it up to you on whether or not you want to shoulder the environmental responsibility.

That said, keep in mind that buying a clothing item that contains one or more of these fabrics is still ethically better than one of the usual winter go-tos.



Not just for toilet paper – bamboo is another versatile material that’s breaking into the winter clothing market!

Bamboo clothes can be some of the softest, most comfortable pieces you’ll ever wear. It also has antifungal and odour resistant properties, which makes it a great option for doing activities such as shovelling snow.

One downside to bamboo is that it’s not the warmest option available. So you might want to skip wearing it on the coldest day of the year.



Yes, that’s right! While this might be a harder alternative to find than some of the others I’ve mentioned, there are companies out there using wildflowers as an alternative stuffing option to down!


I don’t imagine you’d be able to find these clothing items at ‘normal’ retailers such as Old Navy, but they shouldn’t be too hard to find on a dedicated vegan clothing website.

I’ve also heard of a few companies using materials like coconut or soybean fiber, but like wildflowers, I don’t think those pieces are as widely available as some of the others I mentioned.

Some winter coats also have detachable fur lining on their hoods, so if you’re really in a pinch – and the rest of the materials used in the jacket are alright – you can always zip it off and donate it.

While there’s not too many widely available vegan materials for winter clothes, there’s definitely enough you should be able to find what you need to make it through.

And if you don’t… well you can have a 5 month house party!

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Surprising Vegan Noodles



They come in all different shapes, sizes, and some aren’t even made out of flour!

It shouldn’t surprise you to know that most pasta noodles are made without eggs.

But what might surprise you, is that those aren’t the only noodles available!

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Starting in the top left-hand corner, moving clockwise:

  • Unico Farfalle
  • No Name Rotini
  • Ital Pasta Scoobi Do
  • Rizopia Brown Rice Pasta
  • Tinkyada* Rice Pasta Vegetable Spirals
  • President’s Choice Fusilli
  • Chickapea Pasta Shells
  • Maria’s Homestyle Chickpea Radiatore
  • Mr. Noodles Vegetable
  • Mr. Noodles Mushroom
  • Don Don Japanese Style Udon
  • Catelli Spinach Lasagne
  • De Cecco Spaghetti
  • T&T Buckwheat Soba
  • Young & Young 3 Minute Chow Mein
  • Young & Young Rice Vermicelli
  • Rooster Kongmoon Rice Stick Vermicelli
  • Rooster Thin Rice Noodles

*Tinkyada is a local (Scarborough) made, 100% vegan rice pasta brand!

Unico, No Name, Ital Pasta, Catelli, PC and De Cecco have many different shapes of pasta that are suitable for vegans. If I had filled the collage with every shape they had available, it would’ve been way too big! So instead, I decided to pick 1 shape from each brand to represent what they offer.

Most brands that I’ve found tend to stick with one way to make their noodles. So if you find one shape that doesn’t contain egg (or milk?), chances are good their other shapes won’t.

Some of these brands are also specifically Canadian, so I’m not sure if they’re available in other countries.

Vegan Fast Food: KFC Edition


That’s right!

Even a fast food place with chicken in it’s name has vegan options!

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Starting in the top-hand corner, and moving clockwise:

  • Potato Bun
  • 10.5in Tortilla
  • Flatbread
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Pickles
  • Plant Based Sandwich*
  • Spicy Plant Based Sandwich
  • Spicy Plant Based Sandwich Combo
  • Fries
  • Southern Plum Dip
  • Ketchup
  • Mug of Root Beer
  • Pepsi Original
  • Diet Pepsi
  • Mountain Dew
  • Dr. Pepper
  • 7-Up
  • Orange Crush
  • Brisk Iced Tea
  • Pure Leaf Black Tea
  • Pure Leaf Lemon Tea
  • Pure Leaf Raspberry
  • Dole Apple Juice
  • Dole Orange Juice
  • Dole Strawberry Kiwi Cocktail
  • Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail
  • Oasis FruitZoo Apple Juice
  • Aquafina Water

There were a few other things that were vegan, but I wasn’t able to find pictures of. Those items are:

  • Mayonnaise Type Dressing
  • Sweet and Smokey BBQ Sauce
  • Kentucky Hot Sauce
  • Salt Packets
  • Pepper Packets
  • Vinegar Packets

One thing to note, for the plant-based fillet, though the website says it has vegan ingredients, a different page on the website said it’s cooked in the same fryer as their meat fillets. I believe this is why they’re officially calling it their ‘plant based’ sandwich, instead of actually using the word ‘vegan’.

It’s great to see them opening up to plant based options, but I’ll leave whether or not you want to buy the sandwich up to you.

Perhaps in the future, they’ll see their error and begin cooking it in a different fryer. But for now, it’s a no go for me.

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Where Do Vegans Get Their Vitamin C?


Vitamin C is one of the more popular nutrients people talk about. Maybe it’s because that’s the nutrient people focus on when they catch a cold – everyone knows when you’re sick/have a cold to drink orange juice to replenish your Vitamin C.

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Starting in the top left-hand corner, moving clockwise:

  • Raw Red Bell Pepper 190mg
  • Raw Green Bell Pepper 120mg
  • Cooked Broccoli 102mg
  • Raw Strawberries 98mg
  • Raw Grapfruit (1) 78mg
  • Raw Broccoli 78mg
  • Orange (1 medium) 70mg
  • Kiwi (1 med) 64mg
  • Green Peas 60mg
  • Cantaloupe (1 Whole) 58mg
  • Cooked Cabbage 56mg
  • Raw Cauliflower 52mg
  • Green Beans 18mg
  • Baked Potato (1 Med) 17mg
  • Raw Tomato (1 Med) 17mg

As you can see, there are plenty of fruits and vegetables with Vitamin C, so getting enough as a vegan definitely shouldn’t be a struggle.

And hey, maybe next time you get a cold, you could try juicing a bell pepper, instead?

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