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Are Frosties Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Been wondering if your favourite sugar-coated breakfast cereal is suitable for vegans? Keep reading to find out.

What are Frosties?

Frosties, also known by their full name as Frosted Flakes, is an easily identifiable Kellogg’s cereal. They’re essentially corn flakes but covered in sugar – the dream for many adults and all children, right?

bowl of cereal

There are of course plenty of variations, competitors and supermarket own-brand versions of sugar-frosted corn flakes, but for this post, we’re looking specifically at Kellogg’s. 

Is Frosties cereal vegan? 

To put it simply, the answer is no, probably not. Although you might take a quick glance at the ingredients list on the side of a pack of Frosties and be satisfied, we have to look a little deeper to understand why Frosted Flakes aren’t suitable for vegans. 

Why aren’t Frosted Flakes suitable for vegans?

Our first obstacle is the supplemented vitamin D to fortify cereals. Whilst there are plenty of plant-based sources of this, Kellogg’s uses a compound called lanolin which is extracted from the oil in sheep’s wool.

cereal bowls

Secondly, it’s all about sugar – and what do Frosties have in buckets? Sugar. Whilst most of the sugar in the UK is vegan-friendly, many countries across the world (including the USA) use bone char to filter sugar during the manufacturing process.   

What next?

If you’re still craving something sweet (and vegan) for breakfast, then why not try our recipe for pancake cereal?  

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way in the comments section below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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