Are Oreos Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian ?

Following our ever-popular Is Hartley’s Jelly Vegan? post today we are asking “Are Oreos Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian?”

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Ingredients:
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder 4.6%, Wheat Starch, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents (Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, Sunflower Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin).

As you can see there is nothing dairy based in the ingredients however…

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MAY CONTAIN MILK

I believe this refers to the risk of cross contamination at the factory that makes the Oreos. NOT that one week the big Oreo boss may pour half a ton of Gold Top Jersey Milk into the production line.

If you have a nosey at their Website you will find they have clear dietary details.

Are Oreos Suitable for Vegetarians?
Yes

Are Oreos Suitable for Vegans?
No because of contact with milk.

Are Oreos Suitable for Dairy Free diets? No because of contact with milk.

How you choose to interpret this information is up to your individual dietary philosophy and medical requirements.

I know many vegans aren’t bothered by what animal products their food has shared a factory with.
Whereas a parent with an anaphylactic level milk allergic child may not want any chance of a reaction.

In the Moosick household we take a strong Pro-Oreo stance. Oreos are probably the only food Queen of the Picky Eaters Toddlerini will try everytime the shiny blue packet appears.

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