Is this a world first?
I picked up a packet of sweets today, flipped it over and saw the words ‘suitable for vegetarians/vegans’. Great!
I could have stopped there and bought the packet of wickedly wild watermelon candy sticks but being the fussy vegan I am, I scanned the ingredients list.
First red flag? Beeswax. Second? Gelatine.
What the hell? I thought this was labelled suitable for vegans. I glanced back to where I thought I saw this much-loved phrase and was stunned to see it actually read “NOT suitable for vegetarians/vegans’.
Not suitable! L-O-fucking-L.
I have never in my career as a professional overeater seen a warning that a product is NOT suitable for vegans.