Are you a fan of M&Ms? Do you always have a bag lying around when you’re feeling hungry? M&Ms are a popular treat all over the world, and many people love the chocolaty, crunchy goodness that comes with every bite. But if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, you might wonder whether these delicious treats contain any dairy products. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the ingredients found in M&Ms and answer the question: do M&Ms have dairy?
Ingredients in M&Ms
The ingredients found in M&Ms vary depending on the specific type of M&Ms you are buying. The classic milk chocolate M&Ms contain simple ingredients such as sugar, cocoa butter, milk, and cocoa. But these M&Ms also contain other ingredients like artificial colors, corn starch, and corn syrup. All of these ingredients are considered safe and generally not allergenic.
Do M&Ms Have Dairy?
Yes, M&Ms do contain dairy. The classic milk chocolate M&Ms contain milk, which is a dairy product. This means that if you are vegan or lactose intolerant, then you should avoid eating M&Ms. However, there are some other varieties of M&Ms that do not contain dairy, so you may be able to enjoy them if you have a dairy allergy or intolerance.
Other Types of M&Ms
There are several different types of M&Ms that do not contain dairy, so if you are vegan or lactose intolerant, you may be able to find something to enjoy. Here are some of the dairy-free varieties you can try:
• Dark Chocolate M&Ms – These M&Ms are made with dark chocolate and are dairy-free, which makes them an excellent option for vegans or people with a dairy allergy or intolerance.
• Peanut Butter M&Ms – These M&Ms are made with peanut butter and are also dairy-free.
• Coconut M&Ms – These M&Ms are made with real coconut and are dairy-free.
• Fruit & Nut M&Ms – These M&Ms contain a variety of dried fruits and nuts and are also dairy-free.
• Caramel M&Ms – These M&Ms are made with real caramel and are also dairy-free.
Are M&Ms Healthy?
M&Ms are not considered to be a healthy snack, as they do contain added sugar and artificial colors. While some of the dairy-free varieties may contain less sugar and fewer artificial colors, they still contain a large amount of calories. Additionally, some of the dairy-free varieties also contain added sugar, which can increase the calorie content.
Alternatives to M&Ms
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to M&Ms, there are plenty of options available. You can opt for dried fruit and nut combos or dark chocolate-covered nuts and seeds. You can also make your own trail mix with items such as dried fruit, nuts and seeds, and dark chocolate chips.
Are M&Ms Gluten-Free?
Many M&Ms are gluten-free, but not all of them. The classic milk chocolate M&Ms do contain wheat flour and are not gluten-free. Therefore, if you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, you should avoid eating these M&Ms.
However, there are several types of M&Ms that are gluten-free, such as dark chocolate M&Ms, peanut butter M&Ms, coconut M&Ms, and fruit & nut M&Ms. Additionally, the Caramel M&Ms are also gluten-free.
M&Ms are a popular treat all over the world, but if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, you may be wondering whether M&Ms contain any dairy products. The classic milk chocolate M&Ms do contain dairy, but there are several other types of M&Ms that are dairy-free. Additionally, some M&Ms are gluten-free, while others are not. When choosing a snack, it’s important to read the label carefully to make sure that it’s dairy-free and/or gluten-free, depending on your dietary needs.
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