Or…maybe that’s just me.
Yep, ever since I learned that Oreos do not have animal products listed on their ingredients, I have flaunted the definition/intent of vegan and packed my kid’s lunchbox with Oreos. I even once sent a packet of them to school when he was asked to “bring a plate” for a morning tea.
This is my go-to parenting hack, and whilst you’re probably judging me, you might also admit that it’s quite inspired. It’s also backed up by the internet – well, parts of the internet, anyway.
For example, the world’s most prominent animal rights organisation, PETA tweeted earlier this month on #NationalOreoDay, “It’s true, Oreos are vegan!”
— PETA (@peta) March 6, 2018
PETA was excited, but it wasn’t news to some vegans, who tweeted that they discovered the fact years ago and had been using Oreos as an indulgence ever since. There were also some responses that wanted PETA to ‘cut the (animal) fat’ and understand that Oreos do not fit the definition of vegan food. It was a typical Twitter debate, but it didn’t give us a definitive answer to the crucial question: