Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Conquering The Beast

As of July 2014, Barnivore has declared most of the Kahlua lineup Vegan Friendly! 
See the details here...
But you can still make your own if you like.  :)

Bone char...you are a sinister beast.

I cruised over to Barnivore.com last week to look up the veganosity of a liqueur and BAM! right there on the front page loomed the shocking words...

Kahlua ... Not Vegan Friendly

All of their products are now considered NVF, including Kahlua Hazelnut, Kahlua Mocha, Kahlua Vanilla and so on.
The company stated in November 2012 that the sugars they used were not bone-char processed, but an update check by Barnivore in August 2013 confirmed that Kahlua's sugar supplier uses "natural charcoal which may contain bone char".

Kahlua Company...have you gone off the deep end? Are you really willing to alienate legions of liqueur-loving vegans?

Well go ahead, cuz as it turns out, we don't need you. What we can't find, we make. Our way...

from Jessica at Clean Green Simple

from Jess at Get Sconed!

from The Spicy Vegan

from Anne at A Party Style
(Supercute bottles from Nicole at Diary of a Mad Crafter)

Now that you've got it, crazy it up...

from Dana at Minimalist Baker

from Christina-Marie at Sexy Vegan Mama

from Joseph Shuldiner via The Guardian

from Mihl at seitan is my motor

from Jes at Eating Appalachia

from Ally at Made of Stars

from Allysia at The Real Meal

from Bryanna at Notes from the Vegan Feast Kitchen

from Rebecca at Blissfully Vegan

from Betsy at The Blooming Platter of Vegan Recipes

Take that bone char! You are an evil nemesis, but it's vegans for the win every time!  ;)


  1. I used to drink these Kahlua on flights :) it’s sad to know that they are not vegan-friendly, thank you for this information!

    1. According to Barnivore, Koval Organic Coffee Liqueur, Galliano Ristretto and Tia Maria coffee liqueurs are vegan-friendly.
      Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Pernod Absinthe, Luxardo Amaretto di Saschira and Frangelico are all vegan-friendly if that helps. :)