No, Andes Mints are not gluten and dairy free. They contain both wheat flour and butter, which contain gluten and dairy, respectively. Additionally, they may contain traces of other ingredients containing gluten or dairy. Therefore, those with gluten or dairy allergies or sensitivities should not consume Andes Mints.
Are chocolate mints vegan?
Chocolate mints can vary widely in ingredients and production processes and can be either vegan or non-vegan. Generally, vegan chocolate mints are made with cocoa butter, a plant-based fat derived from cocoa beans, instead of dairy-based ingredients such as butter, cream, or milk. Some vegan chocolate and mints may also use vegan-friendly sweeteners like cane sugar or maple syrup instead of honey. Common non-vegan ingredients to look out for in some chocolate mints include animal-based gelatin, egg whites, and confectioner’s glaze, which is often made with shellac derived from insects. Additionally, some brands that make vegan chocolate mints may use shared equipment or processes to make products that are not vegan-friendly, which can make them unsuitable for vegans. It is important to read ingredient labels and contact the manufacturer to ensure that the specific chocolate mints you are buying are vegan.
What are Andes Mints made of?
Andes Mints are made with a blend of sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oil, cocoa, nonfat milk, natural and artificial flavors, and soy lecithin. The mint-flavored center is made of water, corn syrup, sugar, peppermint oil, and salt. The chocolate coating is made with sugar, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, cocoa, and nonfat milk. All of the ingredients are blended together and then cooled and cut into small pieces.
Do junior mints have gelatin?
No, Junior Mints do not contain gelatin. They are made with a base of corn syrup, sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, and cocoa, as well as various flavors and colorings. As gelatin is derived from animal by-products such as bones, skin, and tendons, it is not found in Junior Mints.
Do Andes Mints have milk in them?
No, Andes Mints do not have milk in them. According to their website, their ingredients are chocolate, sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel and cottonseed oil, non-fat dry milk, cocoa, natural and artificial flavor, soy lecithin, and salt. As you can see, while they do contain non-fat dry milk, there is no actual milk in the candy.
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