Twix (back to being Vegetarian!!!) £1.00 from £1.79 @ McColls
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Twix (back to being Vegetarian!!!) £1.00 from £1.79 @ McColls

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Found 28th Feb 2014
Free from artificial colours, flavours, preservatives and bovines!

Looks like either one of the Left or Right twix factories' Managing Directors has had the good sense to realise chocolate doesn't really need to have dead animals added to it!

They must also be putting in two left / right bars per wrapper since only some types of multipack are now vegetarian... hopefully the single packs will go the same way shorty.

For years I've been occasionally folornly checking the backs of Twix packaging hoping they'd changed their minds from making them meaty back in 2007:

metro.co.uk/200…14/

and finally that day has come! 4x2 and 7x2 packs are now kosher and veggie

£1 a pack for the 4x2 at McColls (the link will take you to a store locator) and also on the shelves and on line at most national supermarkets (at apparently random weights and contents):

Sainsbury's
7x50g - reduced from £2.89 to £2.00!
sainsburys.co.uk/gro…790
tesco

7x50g / 406g (dunno how that works out) = £2.75
tesco.com/gro…594

Asda
7x50g = £2.69
groceries.asda.com/asd…-hp

Waitrose
4 pack, 3x50g (not sure how the works either) = £1.79
waitrose.com/sho…645

Ocado
4x50g, nutritional content per piece is 29g (can anyone do maths???) = £1.79
ocado.com/web…011?
or 7x50g (hopefully) = £2.75
ocado.com/web…011?

What's in your new and improved (or seven year's old and original) Twix:

Kosher - KLBD. Suitable for vegetarians. Milk chocolate (35%) covered caramel (32%), biscuit (26%), dead animal (0%)

Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Wheat Flour (17%), Palm Fat, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Milk Fat, Whey Powder (from Milk), Fat Reduced Cocoa, Salt, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Raising Agent (E500), Natural Vanilla Extract

May Contain Barley. May Contain Gluten. May Contain Oats. May Contain Almonds. May Contain Hazelnuts. Won't contain Horns.

To anyone voting cold for just being veggie related... I stick a pair of chocolate and caramel lavished on biscuit / biscuit topped with caramel and choooclate, not sure which, fingers too you!

Can't believe how many people on the internet have asked whether Left and Right Twix are really different!? Course they are!

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Can't see me buying them if they haven't at least got some dead animal in them. Think I may write to them and ask for the 'meat alternative'
Edited by: "davelfc" 28th Feb 2014

brilliant post.. heat added..

Ick... I should really learn to read the back of wrappers. I had NO IDEA they had meat in *boak*

Ive only eaten one or two in the last 5 years thank goodness!

Have some heat!

its the whey

OP do you know of any vegetarian toothpaste because apparently Some toothpastes such as colgate contain glycerin.

I thought whey powder was vegetarian but not vegan?

I never eat the left twix

cheaperthebetter

I thought whey powder was vegetarian but not vegan?


Whey is from the production of cheese, there are three main ways of making cheese; animal rennet, vegetarian rennet and acid.
Acid (in the form of lemon juice or similar) is generally only used to diy or short life cheese.
Animal rennet is the traditional way to make the hard cheeses with vegetarian rennet (there a different types) only being a fairly recent thing.
Nowadays most cheeses use a vegetarian rennet as its cheaper, more reliable and has a wider audience. However some traditional cheeses like parmesan will use animal rennet.
tbh it was probably cheaper for Mars to source animal rennet derived whey then non-animal as I can't see there being much demand for it.

Original Poster

MrMan2011

OP do you know of any vegetarian toothpaste because apparently Some … OP do you know of any vegetarian toothpaste because apparently Some toothpastes such as colgate contain glycerin.



vegsocapproved.com/cor…ste

rubbish meat is great I no longer like twice left or right

I've been buying these for the kids as chocolate hotdogs, Thank goodness I read this page today. the company ought to be ashamed of themselves depriving my kids of their meaty treats
Edited by: "quidstretchy" 28th Feb 2014

Lol at the vegetarian rage.

Food chain and we're at the top of it. You can't deny or change nature.

Banned

Damn it, you mean there's no goodness in them at all now?

What is the world coming to when the meat is taken out of chocolate? Don't think I will bother with it anymore.

Ruined - How else am I going to get my vitamins?

I wondered why my local pizza place had took them off his meat feast!!!

Won't be buying these again. Can anyone point me to a carnivore committee approved chocolate snack please?

Jeez! You'll be telling me that's there's human hair, chicken feathers, duck feathers or bits of cow horns in bread next!!!

naturalnews.com/032…tml

Oh, crud, there already is!!!!
Edited by: "cutthroat_jake" 28th Feb 2014

Thank, It great to know that manufacturers are realising the damage caused by high protein (meat) abd animal fats.
as for the meat lovers indicates the ignorance of damage caused to nature
Thank for the post.

Cold for pandering

Mazel tov

'May' contain gluten? One of the major ingredients is wheat! That gripe aside heat added for good deal and I understand your joy at this, I'm the same when something previously containing unnecessary gluten is changed and now available to coeliacs.

Glycerin comes from vegetable oil.......... It is now a waste product of biodiesel and there is so much floating about that it is difficult to get rid of the stuff.

It can be made synthetically from epichlorohydrin, though I don't see why anyone would do that with so much cruddy stuff hanging around from biodiesel production.

Thanks. Have to admit I didn't realise they were non-vegetarian even though I'm part of a mailing list that obsessively checks and updates on this.

Never understood why chocolate needs meat in it (especially when I can happily munch down on steak, bacon or beef crisps if it wasn't for the abysmal taste). And although it only affects about 7% of us, it should have giant 'not for veggie' marks or adverts just as yorkie does for its forbidden clientele.

And OP.....as a lifelong veggie, although I completely share your philosophy, and can never quite understand why people would want to eat meat, your post did stir a little bit amongst the hardcore meat eaters (of which there are plenty).....remember, we must play along nicely until we outnumber them Despite all the PC equality stuff we're bombarded with these days, no-one ever considers the sensitivity of a veggie.....well maybe your mates might if you're sharing forks, but def not on an anonymous message board!

Please tell me why this is a deal?

AmyX

Cold for pandering



no, there's no panda in it

however, perhaps these veggies should actually be more concerned about palm oil and the significant damage that does ?

it's use in things like this is more of a problem then some minimal animal products from animals that aren't being driven into extinction ! it's use is destroying the rain forests and our planet. WAKE up and smell the coffee veggies !!!

saynotopalmoil.com/pal…php

I think they should pay for one animal to be killed for every 100 bars they produce, sort of like planting trees or co2 offsetting.

For those wondering exactly what rennet is, according to the Google definition:

"curdled milk from the stomach of an unweaned calf, containing rennin and used in curdling milk for cheese."

I'm an occasional meat eater, but to me, that's gross, and I certainly don't want it anywhere near my chocolate!
Edited by: "blizeH" 28th Feb 2014

Dave, now you're just trolling, knowing full well the intended audience of this deal. You clearly wouldn't like me making fun of the number 96 for no apparent reason. What you're doing is pretty similar, so find yourself another hobby.

blizeH

For those wondering exactly what rennet is, according to the Google … For those wondering exactly what rennet is, according to the Google definition:"curdled milk from the stomach of an unweaned calf, containing rennin and used in curdling milk for cheese."I'm an occasional meat eater, but to me, that's gross, and I certainly don't want it anywhere near my chocolate!


Don't research gelatine then, it tends freak people out a lot more then rennet

now now, a lot of veggies are just very short sighted. it's simply fashion for some and a lack of pragmatism/ realism for some others. after all what's more important ? saving a cow that's destroying the ozone layer thru farting or preventing orang utans becoming extinct ?

I remember the good old days when they lavished cow on biscuit and topped biscuit with cow.

joedastudd

Don't research gelatine then, it tends freak people out a lot more then … Don't research gelatine then, it tends freak people out a lot more then rennet


You just knew I was going to search for it, didn't you?

A colourless, tasteless and odourless setting agent made from the boiled bones, skins and tendons of animals. When dissolved in boiling water and then cooled it turns into a jelly-like form that is used to thicken and stabilise desserts such as jelly, custard and fillings.

Why, in 2014, can we not do this in an alternative, less gross way, that doesn't require animals to die unnecessarily? ;/

blizeH

Why, in 2014, can we not do this in an alternative, less gross way, that … Why, in 2014, can we not do this in an alternative, less gross way, that doesn't require animals to die unnecessarily? ;/



If there was no market requirement, people wouldn't breed/keep them. I doubt anyone / many will have a pet cow (for example).
Edited by: "toonarmani" 28th Feb 2014

There would still be a huge demand for milk, cheese, cream etc though.

blizeH

You just knew I was going to search for it, didn't you? :)A colourless, … You just knew I was going to search for it, didn't you? :)A colourless, tasteless and odourless setting agent made from the boiled bones, skins and tendons of animals. When dissolved in boiling water and then cooled it turns into a jelly-like form that is used to thicken and stabilise desserts such as jelly, custard and fillings.Why, in 2014, can we not do this in an alternative, less gross way, that doesn't require animals to die unnecessarily? ;/



I wouldn't say the animals are dying unnecessarily, I imagine gelatine is more a by product after they've taken the cuts of meat etc so the bones and things don't just go to waste.

Why is the right twix always so much nicer?

Tiz true that 99% of cows/chickens etc would not even be alive if we didn't drink their milk or eat their eggs or their meat! They're probably thankful!!!
Only joking, don't lynch me!

blizeH

There would still be a huge demand for milk, cheese, cream etc though.



You're right!!! Lets strap them all to machines and extract it from them! It's how they'd want to live!!!

jonnithomas

now now, a lot of veggies are just very short sighted. it's simply … now now, a lot of veggies are just very short sighted. it's simply fashion for some and a lack of pragmatism/ realism for some others. after all what's more important ? saving a cow that's destroying the ozone layer thru farting or preventing orang utans becoming extinct ?



You do realise it is CFC's that destroy the Ozone layer not Methane Gas, Aka Farts.
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