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« on: May 13, 2009 05:10:17 PM »

So...this is probably an incredibly dumb question. It makes sense that they WOULDN'T be, but I was cleaning out the cabinets of anything "non-vegetarian" and came across some Beef Bouillon cubes. There's not any animal ingredient directly listed, but I don't know how to tell otherwise. I've done google searches on a couple of the ingredients and come up with nothing. Any of you guys know?

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Salt, hydrolyzed soy protein, sugar, corn syrup solids, natural flavors, monosodium glutamate, onion powder, caramel color, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, spices, silicon dioxide, garlic powder

I've got a bunch of ramen packets in the cabinet that are chicken flavor. It'd be nice to not use the packets and use a bouillon cube instead, but I can't find vegetable cubes anywhere.


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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009 09:15:18 AM »

It looks like they are fine

I know McCormick's (and other brands) make vegetarian Bouillon that come in Beef, Chicken, and Vegetable flavours.  If there is animal product it is typically animal fat or solids, so that's what to look out for.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009 09:23:15 AM »

Thanks! I brought one to put in my ramen today Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009 08:32:39 PM »

It looks like they are fine

....except for the whole "natural flavours" part....which could really go either way in terms of plant or animal sourced. Generally I would just take the gamble with natural flavourings, but for something that is meant to taste like beef I would probably call the company to find out what exactly their natural flavouring is.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 09:41:41 AM »

i found a french onion bouillon that is great in with ramen, and is all natural with no animal products. its packed right now though because were moving, and i dont remember the brand
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009 11:51:13 AM »

Call or email the company that makes the cubes and ask what the natural flavors are. Otherwise you can't know if they're vegetarian or not.
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