Natural Lawson

The offshoot of Lawson convenience stores called Natural Lawson is probably the best convenience store for vegans. Although a few products from Natural Lawson can be found in regular Lawson stores, it’s worth it to go to Natural Lawson if there are any near you. Natural Lawson stores are currently located in the following areas: Chiba Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Tokyo. Not all products below can be found at all stores.

The shop sign should look like this:

Natural Lawson sign

Let’s begin with some items that could be used to cook a meal. 

The Asahico Toffu Protein Yakiniku (Grilled “Meat”) doesn’t show anything that can definitely be said to be of animal origin on the ingredient lists, but lacks vegan certification. There’s a possibility it does contain animal products off-label. Another possibility is that the items may use use bone-char processed sugar, which would make them ineligible for VegeProject vegan certification. Check the details of said certification on VegeProject’s website.

The Asahico Toffu Protein Yakiniku (Grilled “Meat”) contains brewed vinegar/醸造酢/jyōzōsu, which can sometimes contain honey according to the Japan Vinegar Institute Headquarters.

• Asahico Toffu Protein Yakiniku (Grilled “Meat”)/Asahico Toffu Protein 焼肉. Ingredients: Sauce (domestically produced) (soy sauce, high-fructose corn syrup, grated garlic, starch syrup, vegetable oil, sugar, roasted sesame seeds, brewed vinegar, concentrated apple juice, doubanjiang, black pepper, red bell pepper, processed starch), processed soybean product (soybean protein, rice flour, wheat gluten, cocoa powder), vegetable oil/caramel coloring, thickener (processed starch, xanthan gum), seasoning (amino acids, etc.), spice extract, monascus color, flavoring.

Product contains wheat, sesame, soybeans, and apple. 

Two items in Asahico’s Toffu Protein line are certified vegan by VegeProject Japan. They are both tofu rice (like a tofu version of cauliflower rice, where the ingredient is chipped small to imitate a rice grain). One was seen at Natural Lawson, the Asahico Toffu Protein Tofu Rice with Pearl Barley/Asahico Toffu Protein. 

• Asahico Toffu Protein Tofu Rice with Pearl Barley/Asahico Toffu Protein 豆腐のごはんもち麦入り. Ingredients: Whole soybeans (from America, not genetically modified), barley (pearl barley), salt/coagulant (magnesium chloride (nigari)), anti-foaming agent (glycerin fatty acid ester). 

Product contains soybeans. 

Photos taken in May 2021.     

Asahico Toffu Protein Yakiniku (“Grilled Meat”) and Asahico Toffu Protein Tofu Rice with Pearl Barley    

Asahico Toffu Protein Yakiniku (“Grilled Meat”) and Asahico Toffu Protein Tofu Rice with Pearl Barley backs of packages

Made by the same company in charge of the Chaya Macrobiotics restaurants. Although the restaurants serve fish, according to their website’s Q&A, all of their manufactured products are 100% plant-derived and don’t use white sugar. Photo taken in April 2021. 

Chaya Macrobiotics Soy Risotto Sauce/チャヤマクロビのソイチーズリゾットの素. Ingredients: Soy milk, smoked onion vegetables (onions, olive oil, pepper, salt), king trumpet mushrooms, olive oil, almond paste, sweet corn powder, vegetable bouillon, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, potato starch, garlic paste, yeast extract, pepper.

Includes soybeans and apples.

Items containing egg, milk, wheat, soba, peanut, shrimp, crab, squid, orange, beef, walnut, mackerel, soybean, chicken, pork, banana, peach, yamaimo, apple, gelatin, sesame, and cashew nut are manufactured using common equipment.

•  Chaya Macrobiotics Vegetable Curry/チャヤマクロビの野菜カレーIngredients: Vegetables (pumpkin, carrot, lotus root, red bell pepper), kelp seaweed stock, roast onion, tomato paste, coconut milk, beet sugar, carrot paste, pumpkin paste, olive oil, miso, curry powder, garlic paste, ginger paste, vegetable broth, Chinese cabbage extract, fermented seasoning, wheat flour, vegetable extract, yeast extract, potato starch, salt, spice, soy sauce, rice vinegar.

Items containing egg, milk, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, crab, squid, orange, beef, walnut, mackerel, soybean, chicken, pork, banana, peach, yamaimo, apple, gelatin, sesame, and cashew nut are manufactured using common equipment.

•  Chaya Macrobiotics Soy Keema Curry/チャヤマクロビのソイキーマカレー. Ingredients: Vegetables (carrot, lotus root, zucchini, red bell pepper), roast onion, kombu seaweed stock, granular soy protein, coconut milk, tomato paste, miso, vegetable oil (olive oil, rapeseed oil), garlic paste, beet sugar, rice syrup, spice, ginger paste, vegetable broth, potato starch, fermented seasoning, soy sauce, flour, curry powder, salt.

Items containing egg, milk, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, crab, squid, orange, beef, walnut, mackerel, soybean, chicken, pork, banana, peach, yamaimo, apple, gelatin, sesame, and cashew nut are manufactured using common equipment.

Uses 8 kinds of spices, soy meat with a similar texture to meat, and miso instead of butter or margarine for richness.

•  Chaya Macrobiotics Vegan Green Curry/チャヤマクロビのヴィーガングリーンカレー. Ingredients: Kelp seaweed stock, coconut milk, soy milk, vegetables (bamboo shoots, red bell pepper, onion), vegetable broth, beet sugar, spices, potato starch, ginger paste, garlic paste, yeast extract / chlorella.

Product includes soybeans.

Items containing egg, milk, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, crab, squid, orange, beef, walnut, mackerel, soybean, chicken, pork, banana, peach, yamaimo, apple, gelatin, sesame, and cashew nut are manufactured using common equipment.

Eleven varieties of herbs & spices, coconut milk and soy milk make a rich, spicy, tasty authentic green curry with an addictive kick of red pepper. Non-oil. Does not use wheat flour; suitable for gluten-free diets.

• Chaya Macrobiotics Corn Potage/チャヤマクロビの粒入りコーンポタージュIngredients: Kombu broth, vegetables (corn, onions), sweet corn powder, rapeseed oil, potato starch, vegetable broth, salt, garlic paste.

Items containing egg, milk, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, crab, squid, orange, beef, walnut, mackerel, soybean, chicken, pork, banana, peach, yamaimo, apple, gelatin, sesame, and cashew nut are manufactured using common equipment.

• Chaya Macrobiotics Minestorone/チャヤマクロビのミネストローネIngredients: Vegetables (onion, carrot, cabbage), kelp dashi, diced tomato, roasted onion, starch syrup, pumpkin paste, carrot paste, ume vinegar, garlic paste, olive oil, ginger paste, potato starch, salt, yeast extract, kelp powder, spice.

Artificial flavorings, preservatives, artificial colorings and white sugar are not used.

Items containing egg, milk, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, crab, squid, orange, beef, walnut, mackerel, soybean, chicken, pork, banana, peach, yamaimo, apple, gelatin, sesame, and cashew nut are manufactured using common equipment.

Chaya Macrobiotics Natural Lawson

The Chaya Macrobiotics Pumpkin Stew was spotted in May 2021. The front of the package says “gluten-free” in Japanese. The cross-contamination information for the product is taken from the product page on the Chaya Macrobiotics website. 

• Chaya Macrobiotics Pumpkin Stew/チャヤマクロビの米粉でつくった甘くてとろけるかぼちゃのシチュー. Ingredients: Vegetables (pumpkin, carrots, onions, eringi mushrooms), kelp soup stock (kelp (domestically produced)), pumpkin paste, roasted onions, coconut milk, chickpeas, rice flour, vegetable bouillon, coconut oil, rapeseed oil, beet sugar, garlic paste, salt, yeast extract, pepper.

Manufactured with the same equipment as products including egg, milk, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, crab, squid, orange, beef, walnut, mackerel, soybean, chicken, pork, banana, peach, yam, apple, gelatin, sesame, cashew nut.

Chaya macrobiotics pumpkin stew    Chaya macrobiotics pumpkin stew back of package

Harkis makes a vegetable protein from broad beans. This article, Finnish Vegetable Proteins, details the product in English. These products have been seen at Natural Lawson stores (reconfirmed as of March 2021), however they may be making their way off the market.

The product can be stir-fried or adding it to a salad. All three products are gluten-free.

There are also recipe ideas using this product on the Harkis Instagram page, although they are not all vegan.

• Harkis Finland Plain/ハーキス 野菜のそぼろ プレーン. Ingredients: Broad bean (Finland), pea protein, broad bean flake, rapeseed oil, salt, molasses, dietary fiber, pepper/stabilizer (processed starch, cellulose, methyl cellulose), spice extract, caramel pigment.

harkis plain

• Harkis Finland Ethnic Curry/ハーキス 野菜のそぼろ エスニックカレー. Broad bean (Finland), pea protein, broad bean flake, rapeseed oil, salt, sugar, molasses, dietary fiber, red pepper, pepper, cumin, curry powder, ginger powder, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley powder/stabilizer (processed starch, cellulose, methyl cellulose), spice extract, caramel pigment.

harkis ethnic curry

• Harkis Finland Mexican/ハーキス 野菜のそぼろ メキシカン. Ingredients: Broad bean (Finland), pea protein, broad bean flake, rapeseed oil, sugar, salt, molasses, dietary fiber, red pepper, cumin, oregano, tomato powder, pepper/stabilizer (processed starch, cellulose, methyl cellulose), spice extract.

Harkis mexican

This Strong Heart curry was seen in April 2021.

Strong Heart Spicy Vegan Beans Curry/トマトと赤インゲン豆のスパイシーなビーガンカレー. Ingredients: Onion paste (from Hokkaido), tomato paste, red kidney beans, vegetable bouillon, mixed spices (turmeric, cumin powder, coriander, garam masala, cayenne pepper), garlic, ginger, olive oil, dried vegetables (onions, potatoes, carrots, green onions, celery, parsley), salt.

Manufactured on common equipment with items containing wheat, eggs, milk, shrimp, crab, beef, pork, chicken, mackerel, banana, orange, soybean, and sesame.

Strong Heart Spicy Vegan Beans Curry    Strong Heart Spicy Vegan Beans Curry ingredient list

This made-in-Sri Lanka curry was also seen in April 2021. It says “no animal ingredients” in Japanese, doubutsusei genzairyou fushiyou/動物性原材料不使用, on the front of the package. 

 The Third World Shop Chickpea Curry/ほくっとひよこ豆カレー. Ingredients: Coconut milk, chickpeas, coconut oil, onions, spices, tomato paste, brewed vinegar, salt, raw sugar, rice. 

Products including shrimp and soybeans are manufactured using common equipment. 

The Third World Shop Chickpea Curry    The Third World Shop Chickpea Curry ingredient list

The front of the package of the following gapao and keema curry say “animal ingredients not used” in Japanese, doubutsusei yurai no genryou fushiyou/動物性由来の原料不使用. They also indicate that the products contains no meat, fish, or egg. They were spotted in the refrigerated section in a branch of Natural Lawson in November 2020. 

•  Toyo Corp. Soymeat and Vegetable Gapao/トーヨーコーポレーション 大豆ミートと野菜でつくったガパオ. Ingredients: Green peppers (Portugal), sauteed onion, granulated vegetable protein, reduced starch syrup, sesame oil, soy sauce, gochujang, basil paste, salt, garlic paste, concentrated lemon juice, hydrolyzed protein/seasoning (amino acids, etc.), thickener (xanthan gum), copper-containing yeast extract, pH adjusting agent, sweetener (sucralose).

Product contains wheat, soybeans, and sesame.  

Toyo Corp. Soymeat and Vegetable Gapao    Toyo Corp. Soymeat and Vegetable Gapao back of package

•  Toyo Corp. Soymeat and Vegetable Keema Curry/トーヨーコーポレーション 大豆ミートと野菜でつくったキーマカレー. Ingredients: Vegetables (carrot, potato), sauteed onion (domestically produced), chickpeas, tomato paste, granulated vegetable protein, curry powder, rapeseed oil, reduced starch syrup, garlic paste, salt, ginger paste, hydrolyzed protein, dry tomato, yeast extract powder/seasoning (amino acids, etc.), glycine, thickener (xanthan gum), flavoring, sweetener (sucralose).

Product contains soybeans. 

Toyo Corp. Soymeat and Vegetable Keema Curry    Toyo Corp. Soymeat and Vegetable Keema Curry back of package

It’s really rare to find vegan bread in a convenience store, but this pretzel doesn’t list anything that can be clearly identified as an animal ingredient  in the ingredient list. It is not clear what the source of the emulsifer or enzymes is. It’s marked on the sign and website that it doesn’t contain any of the top 7 allergens like dairy or egg (except for wheat). Photos taken in April and May 2021. 

•  Pretzel/プレッツェル. Ingredients: Pretzel (wheat flour, vegetable oil, yeast, wheat protein, malted barley flour, salt, sugar, malted wheat flour)/vitamin C, thickener (guar gum), emulsifier, leavening agent, enzymes.

Product contains wheat.

Natural Lawson pretzel    Natural Lawson pretzel ingredients

These made-in-Italy grissini (Italian breadsticks) were seen in May 2021. 

Panealba Grissini Breadsticks Onion/グリッシーニ オニオン. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, onion, brewer’s yeast, malt, salt. 

Panealba Breadsticks Grissini Onion

Panealba Breadsticks Grissini Onion ingredients

Panealba Grissini Breadsticks Pizza/グリッシーニ ピザ. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, brewer’s yeast, tomato, malt, salt, oregano. 

Panealba Breadsticks Grissini Pizza

Panealba Breadsticks Grissini Pizza ingredients

The package of the Kokubu Foods The Almond Milk Yogurt says “plant-based” in English and “shokubutsusei shokuhin/植物性食品”  in Japanese. It states that plant-based means that no animal ingredients are used at all and that only plant derived ingredients are used: “Plant-based(植物性)食品は、動物由来の原材料を一切使っておらず、植物由来の原材料のみでつくられています。” The press release states that no dairy ingredients were used. Per a customer inquiry in April 2020, the lactic acid bacteria are plant-derived. Photo taken in May 2021. 

• Kokubu Foods The Almond Milk Yogurt/アーモンドミルクヨーグルトIngredients: Almond paste (domestically manufactured), fructo-oligosaccharides, inulin (dietary fiber), agar, almond oil.

Product contains almonds.

“100% dairy-free” and “gluten-free” are written in English on the package of Sagamiya Beyond Tofu Greek Style. Since this product is a tofu in a Greek yogurt style, made using nigari (bittern) to thicken it, it probably doesn’t contain any live cultures. Photos taken in March 2021. As of April 2021 it doesn’t appear to be on the Beyond Tofu website anymore, meaning the product is probably on its way out. 

• Sagamiya Beyond Tofu Greek Style, Edamame/枝豆風味. Ingredients: Tofu cream, vegetable oil, salt/processed starch, coagulant (magnesium chloride (nigari)), flavoring, gardenia pigment.

Product contains soybeans.

• Sagamiya Beyond Tofu Greek Style. Ingredients: Tofu cream, salt/processed starch, coagulant (magnesium chloride (nigari)).

Product contains soybeans.

Sagamiya Beyond Tofu Greek Style and Sagamiya Beyond Tofu Greek Style, Edamame

The photo of the following variety of Beyond Tofu, a vegan cheese in olive oil, was taken in May 2021. The ingredient list says that the product has ヤシ油, which can either be coconut oil or palm oil according to Japanese Wikipedia. Regular Beyond Tofu is confirmed to use palm oil according to the blog Sushi Voyage, so we’ve chosen to translate ヤシ油 as “palm oil” in this olive oil version.

Beyond Tofu in Olive Oil/BEYOND TOFU オリーブオイル漬け. Ingredients: Edible olive oil (domestically produced), edible sunflower oil, fermented soymilk food product (soymilk, starch, yeast extract), starch, processed oil, low-fat soymilk, powdered defatted soybean protein, powdered corn syrup, salt, edible palm oil, basil, red chili pepper/processed starch, pH stabilizing agent, coagulant, carotenoid pigment.

Product contains soybeans. 

Smoked tofu is not always vegan, but occasionally you might spot some that appears not to have animal ingredients. While not exactly cheese, it would go well with crackers, etc.

The following product was spotted in a branch of Natural Lawson in July 2020. It’s a shimadofu (Okinawan island tofu), a firm tofu product.

• Tofu no Hiroshiya Just Like Cheese Smoked Island Koji Tofu/豆腐スクラップのひろし屋 麹×燻製まるでチーズな島どうふ(スモーク)Ingredients: Tofu (made in Okinawa), miso, koji, rice, sugar, kombu extract, tofu coagulant. 

Product contains soybeans.

Smoked Cheese-like Shimadofu (2)    Smoked Cheese-like Shimadofu ingredient list (2)

INSTANT RAMEN

The vegan restaurant chain T’s makes instant vegan cup noodles in three flavors, using non-fried noodles and as few additives as possible. T’s vegan cup noodles are reported to contain palm oil by the blog Sushi Voyage.

• T’s Vegan Noodles Hot and Sour Noodle Soup. Ingredients: Noodles (wheat flour, salt, soy dietary fiber), soup (soy sauce, sugars, brewed vinegar, salt, vegetable oil, miso, spice, yeast extract, garlic paste, flavor oil, shiitake extract, kelp powder) toppings (tofu, corn, bok choi, chili)/thickener (guar gum), lye water, caramel pigment, antioxidant (vitamin E), spice extract, red pepper pigment.

Product contains wheat, sesame and soybeans.

t's tantan new version

• T’s Vegan Noodles Tantan Noodle Soup. Ingredients: Noodles (wheat flour, salt, soybean dietary fiber), soup (sesame seeds, salt, sugars, vegetable oil, yeast extract, broad bean chili sauce, onion powder, spices, flavor oil, sweet soybean paste, protein hydrolyzate, shiitake extract), toppings (bok choi, sesame, granular soybean protein, edamame, spices)/lye water, thickening polysaccharides, caramel pigment, antioxidant (vitamin E), acidulant, red pepper pigment, spice extract.

Product contains wheat, sesame and soybeans.

t's tantan new version 2

A third flavor, soy sauce, was added in late 2020.

• T’s Vegan Noodles Soy Sauce Ramen. Ingredients: Noodles (wheat flour (domestically produced), salt, soybean dietary fiber), soup (vegetable oil (rapeseed oil, sesame oil), salt, soy sauce, sugar, protein hydrolyzate, yeast extract, spices, Chinese cabbage extract, kelp powder), toppings (tofu, corn, bok choy)/modified starch, caramel coloring, flavoring, lye water, fine-grain silicone dioxide, antioxidant (vitamin E).

Product includes wheat, sesame and soybeans.

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INSTANT NOODLES

The photo below was taken in April 2021. The product page claims it’s Japan’s first RSPO certified ramen (using certified sustainable palm oil).

Sakurai Noodles Yakisoba/(RSPO)さくらいの焼そば. Ingredients: Fried noodles [wheat flour (wheat (domestic)), palm oil, wheat protein, salt], sauce [sugar, tomato puree, salt, brewed vinegar, apple pulp, sesame oil, yeast extract, spices, malt extract], toppings [sea lettuce, dried red ginger],

Product includes wheat, soybeans, apples and sesame seeds.

Sakurai Noodles Yakisoba    Sakurai Noodles Yakisoba ingredient list

Let’s look at a few items that look from the package as if they possibly could be vegan, but are not.

Hikari Miso’s oat meat soups, despite using oat meat, contain various animal products, so are not vegan.

The Curry flavor contains pork extract powder/ポークエキスパウダー/pōku ekisu paudā. It’s also listed as pork/豚肉/butaniku. The package also states the product contains dairy components/乳成分/chichiseibun, chicken/鶏肉/toriniku, and gelatin/ゼラチン/zerachin.

Hikari Miso 3 (2)    Hikari Miso 4 (2)

The Tomato flavor contains chicken extract powder/チキンエキスパダー/chikin ekisu paudā, also marked as chicken/鶏肉/toriniku, as well as cheese powder/チーズパウダー/chīzu paudā, also marked as dairy components/乳成分/chichiseibun. The package also states the product contains pork/豚肉/butaniku.

Hikari Miso 5 (2)    Hikari Miso 6 (2)

The Onion Consomme flavor contains chicken extract powder/チキンエキスパウダー/chikin ekisu paudā, also marked as chicken/鶏肉/toriniku. The package also states the product contains dairy components/乳成分/chichiseibun and gelatin/ゼラチン/zerachin.

Hikari Miso (2)    Hikari Miso 2 (2)

Otsuka’s Zero Meat products are not vegan as they contain powdered egg white. The “cheese” version of the burgers does use plant-based cheese instead of dairy, but still has powdered egg white/粉末卵白, funmatsu ranpaku. 

• Otsuka Zero Meat Demiglace Hamburger/ゼロミート デミグラスタイプ・ハンバーグ

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• Otsuka Zero Meat Demiglace Cheeseburger/ゼロミート チーズイン・デミグラスタイプ・ハンバーグ

zero meat with plant based cheese

CHIPS

Biokura Soybean Chips are a non-traditional kind of chip, but pretty tasty. Photos taken April 2021. 

Biokura Soybean Chips, Green Vegetable/Biokura 大豆チップス グリーンベジタブル. Ingredients: Soybean (domestic, not genetically modified), rice oil, beet sugar, salt, kelp extract, spinach powder, chlorella, yeast extract.

Of the 28 specified allergens, product contains soybeans. 

Made in a factory that produces items containing shrimp, crab, wheat, eggs, dairy, and peanuts.

Biokura Soybean Chips Green Vegetable    Biokura Soybean Chips Green Vegetable back of package

According to the product page of the following Sea Lettuce Vinegar flavor (autotranslated): “The sea lettuce (green laver) used in this product is collected by a fishing method that mixes shrimp and crab.”

Biokura Soybean Chips, Sea Lettuce Vinegar/Biokura 大豆チップス あおさビネガー. Ingredients: Soybean (domestic, not genetically modified), rice oil, powdered vinegar, salt, beet sugar, kelp extract, yeast extract, sesame oil, sea lettuce.

Of the 28 specified allergens, product contains sesame and soybeans. 

Made in a factory that produces items containing shrimp, crab, wheat, eggs, dairy, and peanuts.

Biokura Soybean Chips Sea Lettuce Vinegar    Biokura Soybean Chips Sea Lettuce Vinegar back of package    

Biokura Soybean Chips, Sweet Corn/Biokura 大豆チップス スイートコーン. Ingredients: Soybean (domestic, not genetically modified), rice oil, corn powder, beet sugar, kelp extract, salt, yeast extract.

Of the 28 specified allergens, product contains soybeans. 

Made in a factory that produces items containing shrimp, crab, wheat, eggs, dairy, and peanuts.

Biokura Soybean Chips, Sweet Corn    Biokura Soybean Chips, Sweet Corn back of package

Biokura Soybean Chips, Tomato Basil/Biokura 大豆チップス トマトバジル. Ingredients: Soybean (domestic, non-genetically modified), olive oil, tomato powder, salt, powdered vinegar, kelp extract, beet sugar, yeast extract, dried basil, white pepper powder, black pepper powder.

Of the 28 specified allergens, product contains soybeans. 

Made in a factory that produces items containing shrimp, crab, wheat, eggs, dairy, and peanuts.

Biokura Soybean Chips Tomato Basil    Biokura Soybean Chips Tomato Basil ingredient list

Biokura Soybean Chips, Yuzu Pepper/Biokura 大豆チップス ゆずこしょう. Ingredients: Soybean (domestic, not genetically modified), rice oil, yuzu peel powder, beet sugar, salt, kelp extract, chili pepper, yeast extract, lemon powder.

Of the 28 specified allergens, product contains soybeans. 

Made in a factory that produces items containing shrimp, crab, wheat, eggs, dairy, and peanuts.

Biokura Soybean Chips Yuzu Pepper    Biokura Soybean Chips Yuzu Pepper back of package

These deep-fried udon snacks were found in July 2020.

Crunchy Salted Udon Snack/うどんカリカリ しお味. Ingredients: Flour, vegetable oil, salt, corn starch.

Made in a factory that also produces items that include egg, wheat, soy, apple, peach, and orange.

Deep-Fried Udon Snack    Deep-Fried Udon Snack ingredient list

This photo was taken in May 2021. The front of the package of these Hunter’s Gourmet Hand Cooked Potato Chips says “vegan” in English. 

• Hunter’s Gourmet Black Truffle Hand Cooked Potato Chips. Ingredients: Potatoes (not genetically modified), vegetable oil, maltodextrin, salt, sugar/flavoring.
 
Items containing dairy, wheat, and peanuts are manufactured in the same factory.
 
Natural Lawson Hunter’s Gourmet Black Truffle Hand Cooked Potato Chips
 
The Mungo Bean Farm Green Beans Chips, Original are marked vegan in English on the front of the package. The Sea Salt Truffle flavor is not vegan as it contains egg whites/卵白/ranpaku. The product is made in Thailand. Photo taken in May 2021. 
 
• Mungo Bean Farm Green Beans Chips, Original. Ingredients: Mung beans, soybeans, vegetable oil/leavening agent, sweetener (sucralose).
 
Product contains soybeans. 
 
The factory processes products containing egg, dairy, wheat, peanuts, shrimp, banana, cashews, sesame, chicken, apple, and almonds.
 
Mungo Bean Farm Green Beans Chips
 

The following flavors of the Pernes brand Long Potato Chips don’t show any animal ingredients from the ingredient lists. Ingredient lists taken from the Pernes website (English-language links below). 

Photo taken in March 2021.

Pernes Long Potato Chips, Original flavoured/ペルネス ポテトチップス、オリジナル. Ingredients: Potato flakes (48%), rapeseed oil, wheat semolina, potato starch, salt, antioxidant (rosemary extract).

Pernes Long Chips, Original    Pernes Long Chips, Original, back of package

Photo taken in March 2021.

Pernes Long Potato Chips, Sea Salt & Vinegar flavoured/ペルネス ポテトチップス、シーソルト&ビネガー. Ingredients: Potato flakes (48%), rapeseed oil, wheat semolina, potato starch, spice mix [flavouring (vinegar), salt, maltodextrine, acidity regulator (citric acid), taste enhancer (monosodium glutamate), anti-caking agent (silicon dioxide)], salt, antioxidant (rosemary extract).

Pernes Long Potato Chips, Sea Salt & Vinegar flavoured    Pernes Long Chips, Sea Salt and Vinegar, back of package    

Photos taken in May 2021.

The package of the Tomato flavor says they have cinnamon, but for some reason the English-language ingredient list on the website (reproduced here) instead says they contain cloves. There are some other differences between the English-language ingredient list from the website and the Japanese-language ingredient list, but they may be due to local labeling laws. There isn’t anything listed on either that can clearly be said to be of animal origin. 

• Pernes Long Potato Chips, Tomato flavoured. Ingredients: Potato flakes (48%), rapeseed oil, wheat semolina, potato starch, spice mix [sugar, salt, taste enhancer (monosodium glutamate), flavoring (ketchup), herbs and spices (paprika powder, grounded cloves), rice flour, anti-caking agent (silicon dioxide), acidity regulator (citric acid), natural colouring (paprika extract)], salt, antioxidant (rosemary extract).

Natural Lawson, Pernes Long Potato Chips, Tomato flavoured

The Grilled Paprika flavor is not vegan as the Japanese ingredient list shows whey powder/ホエイパウダー/hoei paudā, which is from dairy. 

Pernes Long Chips, Grilled Paprika    Pernes Long Chips, Grilled Paprika, back of package

Producer Potato Chips, Salted/生産者限定ポテトチップス うすしお. Ingredients: Potatoes (not genetically modified), vegetable fats and oils, salt.

Processed alongside products containing wheat, milk, egg, shrimp, and crab.

Limited edition product. Uses only potatoes from Hokkaido. Potatoes are individually checked and in some cases, hand-cut with a knife to make sure there are no green parts inside. No chemical seasoning is used.

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• Temole Almond Chips, Barbecue and Sea Salt.

Barbecue: Ingredients: Almonds, white beans, almond oil, onion powder, tomato powder, paprika, chili, sea salt.

Sea Salt: Ingredients: Almonds, white beans, almond oil, sea salt.

For both products: Product contains almonds. Made in a facility that also handles: Milk.

Oven baked, gluten-free. Made in Thailand. The Sour Cream flavor of this product (not pictured) is not vegan as it has dairy.

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• Temole Avocado Chips, Sea Salt. Ingredients: Avocadoes, brown rice, corn, onions, tomatoes, limes, rice bran oil, sesame seeds, spinach powder, sea salt.

Product contains sesame.

Made in a facility that also handles milk.

Gluten-free.

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Temole Cauliflower Puffs (English) are available in two flavors. Both are marked “whole grain” and “gluten free” in English on the package.

• Temole Cauliflower Puffs, Kale and Pepper/ティモレ カリフラワーパフ ソルト. Ingredients: Cauliflower, rice, rice bran oil, kale powder, black pepper, sea salt.

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• Temole Cauliflower Puffs, Sea Salt/ティモレ カリフラワーパフ ケールペッパー. Ingredients: Cauliflower, rice, rice bran oil, sea salt.

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These Torres products were found in April 2021. 

• Torres Vegan Snacks, Beans and Peas Bars with Lime and Pepper Flavour. Ingredients: Potato starch, ground runner beans (20%), ground white beans (20%), ground peas (20%), olive oil (19%), lime and pepper flavouring (2,4%), salt, pea protein, flavour enhancer (potassium chloride), dried beets, dried spinach.

May contain traces of soybeans. 

Torres Vegan Snacks Beans and Peas Bars    Torres Vegan Snacks Beans and Peas Bars ingredient list 

The Torres Unique Snacks, Lentil Twists with Honey are not vegan because of the honey. 

Torres Unique Snacks Lentil Twists with Honey    Torres Unique Snacks Lentil Twists with Honey ingredient list        

SWEET POTATO STICKS

These organically cultivated sweet potato sticks are very filling. 

• Dried Sweet Potato Sticks/有機栽培の干し芋スティック. Ingredients: Organically cultivated sweet potato (satsumaimo).

Natural Lawson and Lawson Dried Sweet Potato Sticks    Natural Lawson and Lawson Dried Sweet Potato Sticks back of package

COOKIES

Animal-ingredient-free Biokura macrobiotic cookies are available in a variety of seasonal flavors. They may have cross-contamination from ingredients including egg or dairy from manufacturing. Check for info about the individual flavors in the Biokura website’s snack section. Photo taken in March 2021. 

Biokura macrobiotic cookies  

These filled cookies are made by the same company in charge of the Chaya Macrobiotics restaurants. Although the restaurants serve fish, according to their website’s Q&A, all of their manufactured products are 100% plant-derived and don’t use white sugar. Photo taken in March 2021. The flavor on the left of the photo is Maple Rum Raisin and the one on the right is Strawberry. According to their website, Strawberry is a limited-edition flavor. The product pages are specifically marked vegan-friendly in Japanese, ビーガン対応/vīgan taiou.

Marked “vegan,” “no white sugar,” “no butter no milk,” and “no egg” in English on the packages.

Chaya Macrobiotics Macrobi Butter Sand Maple Rum Raisin/米粉のマクロビバターサンド(メイプルラムレーズン). Ingredients: Cookie dough (rice flour (Japan), soybean powder, palm oil (trans fat free), raw sugar, salt), macrobiotic butter (maple syrup, cacao butter, coconut milk, palm oil (trans fat free), almond paste, malt starch syrup), raisins, rum.

Product contains soybeans and almonds.

May have contamination from wheat, cashew nuts, walnuts, banana, yamaimo, and apple. 

Chaya Macrobiotics Macrobi Butter Sand Strawberry/米粉のマクロビバターサンド(ストロベリー). Ingredients: Cookie dough (rice flour (Japan)), soybean powder, palm oil (trans fat free), raw sugar, salt), macrobiotic butter (date syrup, cacao butter, coconut milk, palm oil (trans fat free), maple syrup, almond paste, malt starch syrup), boiled strawberry syrup (strawberries, raw sugar)/flavoring (vanilla essence). 

Product contains soybeans and almonds.

May have contamination from wheat, cashew nuts, walnuts, banana, yamaimo, and apple. 

Chaya Macrobiotics Macrobi Butter Sand Maple Rum Raisin & Strawberry

These Las Olas cookies are made from 100% plant-derived ingredients, according to their website. They may be on clearance as of May 2021. Photos taken March 2021. 

Las Olas Boule de Neige/ブール・ド・ネージュ(6個入り:2×3袋)プラントベースオーガニックのLasOlas/ラスオラス. Ingredients: Organic wheat flour (manufactured in Australia), organic coconut oil, organic sugar, organic powdered almonds, powdered sugar (sugar, cornstarch), salt/flavoring.

Product contains wheat and almonds. 

Products containing milk and eggs are manufactured after strict cleaning in the same factory. 

Las Olas Boule de Neige Natural Lawson

Las Olas Boule de Rouge/ブール・ド・ルージュ(6個入り:2×3袋)プラントベースオーガニックのLasOlas/ラスオラス. Ingredients: Organic wheat flour (manufactured in Australia), organic coconut oil, organic sugar, organic powdered almonds, powdered dried raspberries, powdered sugar (sugar, cornstarch), salt/flavoring. 

Product contains wheat and almonds. 

Products containing milk and eggs are manufactured after strict cleaning in the same factory. 
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Las Olas Boule de Rouge Natural Lawson

Las Olas Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies/ココアチョコチップ(5個入り)プラントベースオーガニックのLasOlas/ラスオラス. Ingredients: Organic wheat flour (manufactured in Australia), organic sugar, organic coconut oil, organic chocolate, banana puree, soy milk, organic cocoa powder, salt/leavening agent (* 1), flavoring, antioxidant (vitamin C).

(* 1) Aluminum-free baking powder is used.

Product contains wheat, soybeans, and banana. 

Products containing milk and eggs are manufactured after strict cleaning in the same factory. 

Las Olas Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies Natural Lawson

Las Olas Florentin/フロランタン(3個入り)プラントベースオーガニックのLasOlas/ラスオラス. Ingredients: Organic wheat flour (manufactured in Australia), almond slices, organic sugar, soybean beverage, organic shortening (* 1), organic agave syrup, organic coconut oil, organic powdered almonds, processed soymilk food (soymilk cream, vegetable oil, sugar, etc.), corn starch, salt/flavoring, emulsifier (derived from soybeans), cellulose.

(* 1) Uses the company Daabon’s organic shortening, which uses palm oil produced in consideration of the environment and the lives of producers.

Product contains wheat, soybeans, and almonds. 

Products containing milk and eggs are manufactured after strict cleaning in the same factory. 

Las Olas Florentin Natural Lawson

The Okomecuit website says in English that their products are vegan. The packages say “Gluten, egg & dairy free rice flour biscuits.” Photos taken in May 2021. 

Okomecuit Black Sesame/おこめケット 黒ごま. Ingredients: Rice flour (rice (domestically produced), crude sugar, edible organic palm oil, soybean flour (not genetically modified), ground black sesame seeds, arare crackers, rice oil, almond powder, rice bran, salt.

Of the 28 specified allergens, product contains soybeans, sesame, and almonds. 

Products containing walnuts and orange are processed on the same line. 

Okomecuit Black Sesame    Okomecuit Black Sesame back of package

Okomecuit Plain/おこめケット プレーン. Ingredients: Rice flour (rice (domestically produced), crude sugar, edible organic palm oil, soybean flour (not genetically modified), almond powder, rice oil, arare crackers, rice bran, salt.

Of the 28 specified allergens, product contains soybeans and almonds. 

Products containing sesame, walnuts and orange are processed on the same line. 

Okomecuit Plain    Okomecuit Plain back of package

These manufactured-in-Canada Taste Delight Maple Leaf Cream Cookies use shortening, and it is unclear if it is of plant or animal origin. The photos were taken in March 2021. 

Taste Delight Maple Leaf Cream Cookies/テイストデライト メイプルリーフクリームクッキー. Ingredients: Wheat flour, sugar, shortening, high-fructose corn syrup, corn starch, salt, maple syrup/leavening agent, flavoring, emulsifier (soy-derived).

Items containing dairy, egg, and peanuts are manufactured on the same equipment.

Taste Delight Maple Leaf Cream Cookies Natural Lawson    Taste Delight Maple Leaf Cream Cookies ingredient panel Natural Lawson

SALAD DRESSING

In a review of the individual salad dressing packets at a branch of Natural Lawson in May 2021, we were not able to locate any vegan dressings in single-sized packets. All the available single-sized packet options had animal ingredients. 

You might be able to find bottled dressing without listed animal ingredients, though. The Fresh Original Dressing, shown on the left with an “x,” is not vegan as it has skipjack tuna/かつお節/katsuobushi and small dried sardines/煮干/niboshi. However, the Fresh Awaji Island Onion Dressing on the right doesn’t show obvious ingredients on the ingredient list. Photos taken May 2021. 

• Fresh Awaji Island Onion Dressing/淡路島のオニオン生ドレッシング. Ingredients: Edible vegetable oil (domestically produced), onions, soy sauce, brewed vinegar, sugar, salt, garlic, yeast extract, spice/coloring (turmeric), thickener (xanthan gum). 

Product contains soybeans and wheat. 

Fresh Awaji Island Onion Dressing    Fresh Awaji Island Onion Dressing ingredient list

APPLESAUCE

• Brown Sugar 1st. Organic Applesauce. Ingredients: Organic apples.

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BARS

• Organic Cereal Bar with Organic Raisins & Organic Walnuts/有機シリアルバー/レーズン・クルミ. Ingredients: Organic oats (America), organic wheat flour, organic sugar, organic palm oil, organic raisins, organic walnuts, starch syrup (produced in Japan), salt.

Manufactured in the same factory as products containing dairy, eggs, peanuts, and shrimp.

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UHA Mikakuto Happy Dates bars may have been replaced in Natural Lawson stores by the very similar Vegan Bars, which are from the same company. There isn’t much space on the UHA Mikakuto website dedicated to the Happy Dates bars as of April 2021 so there’s a possibility they are being phased out altogether.

• UHA Mikakuto Happy Dates Chocolate Brownie/HAPPY デーツ チョコブラウニー味. Ingredients: Dates, cacao mass, jaggery, roasted almonds, cocoa powder, concentrated date fruit juice, salt (salt from Miyakojima).

Contains none of the 27 allergens.

Chocolate brownie-flavored bars with dates as the main ingredient. Milk, egg, wheat, refined sugar-free. Sweet with the flavor of roasted almonds. Uses salt from an island in Okinawa. The taste is quite chocolatey.

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• UHA Mikakuto Happy Dates Fruit Granola/HAPPY デーツ フルーツグラノーラ味. Ingredients: Dates, jaggery, cacao mass, granola (oats, brown rice puffs, rye flakes, isomaltooligosaccharide, malt extract, molasses), rice puffs, concentrated fruit juice (dates, raspberries), strawberries, chia seeds.

Contains none of the 27 allergens.

Chia seeds, strawberries, and granola are all included in this date-based bar.

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• UHA Mikakuto Happy Dates Rum Raisin/HAPPY デーツ ラムレーズン味. Ingredients: Dates, jaggery, coconut, raisins, cacao mass, rum, concentrated date juice.

Contains none of the 27 allergens.

Rum is included in this date-based bar, making it a sweet treat for adults.

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UHA Mikakuto Vegan Cacao Bar/UHA ビーガンカカオばー.The flavors are rum raisin/ラムレーズン, fruit granola/フルーツグラノーラ and roasted almond/ローストアーモンド.

Rum raisin/ラムレーズン. Ingredients: Date paste (dates (from Iran)), jaggery, cacao mass, coconut, raisins, cocoa powder, rum.

Contains none of the specified allergens.

Fruit granola/フルーツグラノーラ. Ingredients: Date paste (dates (from Iran)), cacao mass, jaggery, barley granola (barley, kokuto syrup, rice oil), rice puffs, cocoa powder, concentrated raspberry juice, chia seeds, strawberry.

Contains none of the specified allergens.

Roasted almond/ローストアーモンド. Ingredients: Date paste (dates (from Iran)), cacao mass, jaggery, almonds, cocoa powder, salt (sea salt from Miyakojima)

Product contains almonds.

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These bars were also spotted at National Azabu grocery store in Tokyo and NewDays convenience store in February 2021. The website states they are plant-based. The company’s customer service, when asked if the bars were vegan (free of animal ingredients and excluding cross-contamination), replied “yes our products are plant-based and free of dairy, egg, shellfish etc. – which includes all flavours of bars + beverages. Our probiotic is also vegan.” Photos taken in March 2021.

• Welo Probiotic Bar, Coconut Cashew. Ingredients (From English ingredient list on the label): Gluten-free oats, brown rice syrup, brown rice crisps, natural cashew butter, vegetable glycerine, chicory root fibre, coconut chips, natural vanilla flavour, natural coconut flavour, probiotic cultures (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086), sea salt. 

Contains: Cashews. 

Processed in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk and sesame. 

Welo Probiotic Bar Coconut Cashew, Natural Lawson

• Welo Probiotic Bar, Matcha Almond: Ingredients (From English ingredient list on the label): Gluten-free oats, brown rice syrup, brown rice crisps, natural cashew butter, vegetable glycerine, chicory root fibre, almonds, matcha green tea powder, natural vanilla flavour, probiotic cultures (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086), sea salt. 

Contains: Almonds and cashews. 

Processed in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk and sesame. 

Welo Bar Probiotic Matcha Almond, Natural Lawson

NUTS

The Bimi Plus Hi Cacao Walnuts, Japanese Curry Cashews, and Salt Caramel Walnuts are not vegan. The Hi Cacao Walnuts and Salt Caramel Walnuts have dairy and the Japanese Curry Cashews have skipjack tuna fish (bonito) (and the allergy section of the label says they also have chicken). 

Bimi Plus Hi Cacao Walnuts    Bimi Plus Hi Cacao Walnuts back of package

Bimi Plus Japanese Curry Cashews    Bimi Plus Japanese Curry Cashews back of package

Bimi Plus Salt Caramel Walnuts    Bimi Plus Salt Caramel Walnuts back of package

There are other Bimi Plus products that don’t show any animal ingredients in the ingredient list:

• Bimi Plus Garlic Soy Sauce Cashew/にんにく醤油カシュー. Ingredients: Cashew nuts (India or Vietnam), wheat flour, sugar, starch, soy sauce, garlic seasoning (dextrin, salt, glucose, spices, yeast extract powder, powdered soy sauce, onion powder)/seasoning (amino acids, etc.), flavoring, fine silicon dioxide.

Product includes cashew nuts, wheat and soybeans.

Products containing egg, shrimp, crab, peanuts, squid, gelatin, chicken, sesame, walnuts, almonds, banana, peach, and apple are processed in the same factory. 

Bimi Plus Garlic Soy Sauce Cashew    Bimi Plus Garlic Soy Sauce Cashew back of package

• Bimi Plus Ginger Walnuts/ほんのり生姜クルミ. Ingredients: Walnuts (America), sugar, maltose, ginger, starch syrup, soy sauce, salt, long pepper extract.

Product contains walnuts, soybeans, and wheat. 

Products containing shrimp, egg, dairy, peanuts, squid, cashew nuts, sesame, banana, chicken, pork, gelatin, peach, and apple are processed in the same factory. 

Bimi Plus ginger walnuts    Bimi Plus ginger walnuts back of package

• Bimi Plus Maple Syrup Walnuts/メープルシロップクルミ. Ingredients: Walnuts (America), sugar, maple syrup, maltose, soy sauce (contains wheat and soybeans), starch hydrolyzate, salt, ginger.

Products containing shrimp, egg, dairy, squid, cashew nuts, sesame, banana, pork, and gelatin are processed in the same factory. 

Bimi Plus maple syrup walnuts    Bimi Plus maple syrup walnuts back of package

These Raw Sugar Taste Mixed Nuts contain 3.9 g of dietary fiber in one bag. 

• Natural Lawson Raw Sugar Taste Mixed Nuts/黒糖ナッツ&ナッツ アーモンド・くるみ. Ingredients: Kokuto almonds (almonds (America), processed kokuto, kuromitsu, salt), kokuto walnuts (walnuts (America), processed kokuto, kuromitsu, salt).

Product contains almonds and walnuts.

Processed in the same facilities as products containing peanuts, wheat, dairy, and shrimp.

Lawson Raw Sugar Taste Mixed Nuts    Lawson Raw Sugar Taste Mixed Nuts back of package

Natural Lawson Walnuts covered in Soybean Flour/京挽ききなこくるみ. Ingredients: Walnuts (domestic), sugar, roasted soybean flour, starch syrup, processed sugar product, salt.

Product contains walnuts and soybeans.

Products containing peanuts, wheat, dairy, and shrimp are handled in the same factory. 

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CHOCOLATE

People Tree, the fair-trade company, makes a line of chocolates marked “vegie.” According to the product pages, the “product contains dairy” warning means (from autotranslate): “* Dairy products are not used as the main ingredient of “Veggie Chocolate Line”. However, the same equipment is used to manufacture some of the raw materials that contain milk components, and it is difficult to completely remove them due to the manufacturing process, so we are alerting people with food allergies.”

The “vegie” flavors of chocolate you may find at Natural Lawson are Bitter Lemon Peel, Bitter Pomegranate, Organic Bitter, Organic Coconut Milk, and Peru 75. They have organic JAS certification.

Other chocolates without the “vegie” label from the same line contain dairy as an ingredient.

• People Tree Fair Trade Bar Chocolate, Bitter Lemon Peel/ピープルツリー フェアトレードチョコ・板チョコ・オーガニック ビター・レモンピール. Ingredients: Organic cocoa mass, organic sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic starch syrup powder, organic lemon peel/lemon flavor.

Product contains dairy.

Manufactured with common equipment with products including wheat, peanuts, oranges, cashew nuts, and rice.

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• People Tree Fair Trade Bar Chocolate, Bitter Pomegranate/ピープルツリー フェアトレードチョコ・板チョコ・オーガニック ビター・ザクロ. Ingredients: Organic cocoa mass, organic crude sugar, organic pomegranate jelly (organic pomegranate juice, organic apple juice, organic rice flour), organic cocoa butter/vanilla flavor, thickener (pectin). 

Product contains dairy.

Manufactured on common equipment with products including wheat, peanuts, oranges, cashew nuts, and rice.

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• People Tree Fair Trade Bar Chocolate, Organic Bitter/ピープルツリー フェアトレードチョコ・板チョコ・オーガニック・ビター. Ingredients: Organic cocoa mass, organic  brown sugar, organic crude sugar, organic cocoa butter. 

Product contains dairy.

Manufactured on common equipment with products including wheat, peanuts, oranges, cashew nuts, and rice.

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• People Tree Fair Trade Bar Chocolate, Organic Coconut Milk/ピープルツリー フェアトレードチョコ・板チョコ・オーガニック ココナッツミルク. Ingredients: Organic coconut sugar, organic cocoa mass, organic cocoa butter, organic coconut flakes, organic coconut milk powder/vanilla flavor.

Product contains dairy.

Manufactured on common equipment with products including wheat, peanuts, oranges, cashew nuts, and rice.

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• People Tree Fair Trade Bar Chocolate, Peru 75/ピープルツリー フェアトレードチョコ・板チョコ・オーガニック ペルー75. Ingredients: Organic cocoa mass, organic crude sugar, organic cocoa butter/vanilla flavor.

Product contains dairy. 

Manufactured on common equipment with products including wheat, peanuts, oranges, cashew nuts, and rice.

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Some branches will have Vivani chocolates marked in English as vegan on the package. The Japanese warning that makes it look like they have dairy on the back means, in this case, that small particles of dairy may be present due to processing, not that dairy was used as an ingredient. Here are some of the flavors you might find at Natural Lawson. The product page links are in English.

Vivani Black Cherry. Ingredients: Cocoa mass*, raw cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, sour cherry crisp* 3,5 % (sour cherry puree*, apple puree concentrate*, sour cherry juice concentrate*, lemon juice concentrate*) Cocoa solids: 62% min.* from organic agriculture certified by (DE-ÖKO-013). May contain components of other shell fruits, milk and gluten.

From Vivani’s website: “Dark Chocolate with Sour Cherry Crisp. Sour, fruity, aromatic. Delicate juicy but crunchy pieces of sour cherry find a perfect contrast in the intensive South American organic cocoa. A duet that appeals to all senses.”

• Vivani Crispy Corn Flakes. Ingredients: Raw cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, rice drink powder* (rice syrup*, dried) 13%, cocoa mass*, cornflakes* 7 % (corn*, raw cane sugar*, sea salt), tiger nuts* (ground), hazelnut paste*, bourbon vanilla extract*, sea salt.
cocoa solids: 37 % min. * from organic agriculture May contain components of other tree nuts and milk.

From the Vivani website: “Crunchy vegan “milk chocolate” bar with rice drink instead of milk, refined with brittle cornflakes. Not just for vegans! 5 Cent Logo for Haiti
As part of the VIVANI ‘KIDS for KIDS’ campaign against child labour, 5 cents per bar are donated to the Ecole Amitié (‘School of Friendship’) in Haiti. This provides street children access to education, food and hygiene.”

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• Vivani Rice Choc 40% Cacao. Ingredients: Ingredients: raw cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, cocoa mass*, rice drink powder* (rice syrup*, dried) 15 %, hazelnut paste*, bourbon vanilla extract*. Cocoa solids: 40 % minimum. * from organic agriculture certified by (DE-ÖKO-013) May contain components of other shell fruits, milk and gluten.

From Vivani’s website: “Trendy snack for vegan chocolate lovers as an ideal alternative to common “milk” chocolates! Instead of milk powder with vegan rice drink powder. Tastes like normal milk chocolate, thus attractive for “non vegans”, too.

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CANDY

It’s also sometimes possible to pick up imported candies with a vegan certification. These Jelly Belly Chewy Candy Lemon & Orange Sours, Sour Grape & Sours have a vegan certification and say “no animal gelatin” in English on the front of the package. They may also be found at Kaldi. The product is made in Thailand. Photo taken in April 2021. 

Products containing dairy are manufactured in the same factory.

Jelly Belly Chewy Candy Lemon & Orange Sours/ジェリーベリー チューイーキャンディサワーレモン&オレンジ. Ingredients: Sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, vegetable oil, orange puree, lemon puree, apple concentrate, carrot concentrate, pumpkin concentrate/thickener (processed starch), acidity regulator, pH adjusting agent, flavoring.

Product contains orange and apple. 

Products containing dairy are manufactured in the same factory. 

Jelly Belly Chewy Candy 3 flavors

Jelly Belly Chewy Candy Lemon & Orange Sours back of package

Bontan Ame/ボンタンアメ is a classic Japanese candy. The English-language website states all ingredients are of plant origin.

• Bontan Ame/ボンタンアメ. Ingredients: Starch syrup, sugar, malt sugar, glutinous rice, wafer sheet, concentrated Unshuu mikan juice, bontan juice, starch/flavor, annatto pigment, emulsifier (from soy).

From the website:

“What is Bontan Ame?
Launched in 1924, it is so unique and original that there is no confectionary like it. Its category varies: candy, soft candy or caramel. The unique texture and flavor have been highly regarded for decades.
Category: We have given Bontan Ame a category of its own. Since it has no competition and there is no similar product in the domestic market, we are proud of this unique product.
Background and Story of Development: Seika Foods was formerly Kagoshima Kashi Co., Ltd. and was in the business of glutinous starch syrup. One day, our founder saw his factory workers playfully cutting Chosen Ame (also called Gyuhi, a popular local confectionary in Kumamoto) into small pieces with scissors. This scene stuck with him and he came up with the idea of developing Bontan Ame. He added flavor and color to the candy and put them in a box like caramel. At the time, the target competition was Morinaga’s Milk Caramel.
Feature: All ingredients are of plant origin. The main ingredients are starch syrup, sugar, maltose and glutinous rice. Most of the glutinous rice we use is Hiyoku-mochi from Saga or Kumamoto Prefecture. Glutinous rice comes in unpolished. It is then cleaned, further polished and milled at our factory before being soaked overnight in cold water of 10℃ or below (known as “exposure to the cold”). The final process is steaming for two and half hours.
The finished candies are wrapped with a thin, starch wafer (made from potato and sweet potato flour) and they are soft, sticky and chewy. The fresh and sweet-sour flavor comes mostly from citrus fruits grown in southern Kyushu: Bontan extract (oil) from the Akune Pomelo; Sour Pomelo juice from Ichiki-Kushikino; and juice of Kyushu mandarin orange.”

Photo from website.

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FRUIT

Like other convenience stores, Natural Lawson shops will typically have a variety of fresh, frozen, and dried fruits.

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These are prepeeled, sliced apples.

• Apple Sweets/アップルスイーツ. Ingredients: Apples (grown in Japan), trehalose, antioxidant (Vitamin C), calcium carbonate.

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Tropical Maria frozen fruit in a cup comes in Grapes, Blueberries, Golden Pineapple, and Mango, with no additional ingredients listed on the package.

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Here are some examples of dried fruits you might find. 

The photo of the Apple de Cinnamon was taken in May 2021.

• Apple de Cinnamon/アップル de シナモン. Ingredients: Apple (domestic), high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, glucose, cinnamon powder, lemon juice/trehalose, antioxidant (vitamin C), acidity regulator, calcium lactate. 

The factory also handles products containing dairy, wheat, peanuts, walnuts, banana, kiwifruit, almonds, and cashews.

Apple de Cinnamon

• Bimi Plus Dried Fruits Mix/彩りベリーミックス. Ingredients: Dry cranberry (cranberry (Latvia), sugar), sultana raisins (Turkey), dry blueberry (blueberry (America), sugar, vegetable oil), dried figs (figs (Turkey), rice flour). 

Products containing milk, wheat, peanuts, squid, soybeans, sesame, cashew nuts, walnuts, orange, peach, and apple are processed in the same factory.

Bimi Plus Dried Fruits Mix    Bimi Plus Dried Fruits Mix back of package

The following product is probably meant to read “La France Glacé.” La France is the name of a European pear that is commonly grown and very popular in Japan. Photos taken in March 2021.

• Japan Delicious Food Tour, La France Grasse/日本のおいしいものめぐり ラ・フランス・グラッセ. Ingredients: Pear (produced in Nagano Prefecture), sugar, glucose/trehalose, citric acid, antioxidant (vitamin C), calcium lactate, spirits.

Products containing orange, kiwi fruits, peach, and apple are produced in the same factory.

Japan Delicious Food Tour, La France Grasse    Japan Delicious Food Tour, La France Grasse back of package

The photo of the Japan Delicious Food Tour, Mandarin Chips was taken in June 2021. 

• Japan Delicious Food Tour, Mandarin Chips/日本のおいしいものめぐり みかんチップス. Ingredient: Kyushu mandarin (produced in Kumamoto Prefecture).

Japan Delicious Food Tour, Mandarin Chips

The photos of the Japan Delicious Food Tour, Round slice kiwi fruits were taken in May 2021. 

• Japan Delicious Food Tour, Round Slice Kiwi Fruits/日本のおいしいものめぐり 輪切りキウイ. Ingredients: Kiwi fruits (produced in Oita Prefecture), sugar, glucose, reduced starch syrup, dietary fiber/trehalose, antioxidant (vitamin C), citric acid, calcium lactate, flavoring, spirits.

Products containing orange, peach, and apple are produced in the same factory. 

Japan Delicious Food Tour, Round Slice Kiwi Fruits    Japan Delicious Food Tour, Round Slice Kiwi Fruits back of package

Photos of the Japan Delicious Food Tour, Semi dried peach were taken in March 2021. 

• Japan Delicious Food Tour, Semi dried peach/日本のおいしいものめぐり セミドライピーチ. Ingredients: Peach (produced in Fukushima Prefecture), sugar, glucose/trehalose, acidity regulator, antioxidant (vitamin C).

Product contains peaches. 

Products containing wheat, soba (buckwheat), egg, dairy, peanuts, orange, cashews, kiwi fruits, walnuts, sesame, soybeans, banana, apple, and gelatin are produced in the same factory. 

Japan Delicious Food Tour, Semi dried peach    Japan Delicious Food Tour, Semi dried peach back of package

• Sunny Fruit Organic Apricots. Ingredients: Organic apricots.

Marked “gluten-free, no sugar added, good source of fiber, nut-free” on package.

Product of Turkey.

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• Sunny Fruit Organic Figs. Ingredients: Organic figs.

Marked “gluten-free, no sugar added, good source of fiber, nut-free” on package.

Product of Turkey.

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FROZEN CONFECTIONERY

All photos of frozen confectionery taken in May 2021.

The Iceplantze Monaka are both marked vegan in English on the front of the packages. They’re also described as plant-based/プラントベース on the Iceplantze website’s product pages. 

Iceplantze Monaka Dessert, Soymilk & Choconuts/豆乳&チョコナッツ. Ingredients: Soymilk (includes soybeans: not genetically modified) (domestically produced), non-centrifugal sugar, starch syrup, monaka (includes wheat), roasted hazelnuts, cocoa mass, cocoa powder, maltodextrin, vegetable oil, inulin (dietary fiber), salt/processed starch, emulsifier, flavoring, stabilizing agent (thickening polysaccharides).

Product contains wheat and soybeans. 

Products containing milk components are manufactured on shared equipment.

The following item is annin tofu flavored. 

Iceplantze Monaka Dessert, Soymilk & Almond Jelly/豆乳&杏仁豆腐. Ingredients: Soymilk (includes soybeans: not genetically modified) (domestically produced), non-centrifugal sugar, apricot sauce (apricot, sugar, starch syrup), monaka (includes wheat), starch syrup, vegetable oil, inulin (dietary fiber), apricot kernel processed product, salt/processed starch, emulsifier, stabilizing agent (thickening polysaccharide), flavoring, acidity regulator.

Product contains wheat and soybeans. 

Products containing milk components are manufactured on shared equipment.

Iceplantze Monaka Dessert, Soymilk & Choconuts and Soymilk & Almond Jelly

The Iceplantze Mochi Desserts don’t have a vegan label, but they’re described as being plant-based/プラントベース on the Iceplantze website’s product pages. Both flavors are free of dairy, gluten, artificial sweeteners, and artificial colorings.

The Soymilk & Yuzu flavor doesn’t contain any yuzu juice, but does contain yuzu peel.

• Iceplantze Mochi Dessert, Soymilk & YuzuIngredients: Malt sugar (domestically produced), soymilk (contains soybeans), yuzu sauce (yuzu peel, sugar), mochi flour, starch syrup, non-centrifugal sugar, vegetable oil, inulin (dietary fiber), sugar, cornstarch, salt/trehalose, emulsifier, stabilizer (thickening polysaccharide), flavoring.

Product contains soybeans.

Products containing milk components and almonds are manufactured on shared equipment.

• Iceplantze Mochi Dessert, Almond Milk & RaspberryIngredients: Malt sugar (domestically produced), starch syrup, raspberry sauce (starch syrup, raspberry, sugar), mochi flour, non-centrifugal sugar, almond milk, vegetable oil, inulin (dietary fiber), sugar, cornstarch, caramel sauce (sugar), salt/trehalose, emulsifier, stabilizer (thickening polysaccharide), flavoring, acidulant, pH adjusting agent, thickener (gellan).

Product contains almonds.

Products containing milk components and soybeans are manufactured on shared equipment. 

Iceplantze Mochi Dessert, Soymilk & Yuzu and Almond Milk & Raspberry

The following product uses some ingredients which may not be familiar: “rare sugar” is a type of monosaccharide (English explanation at the Kagawa Prefectural website). Dainagon adzuki beans are a large variety of adzuki beans. 

• Imuraya Gold Adzuki Bar/井村屋 ゴールドあずきバー. Ingredients: Sugar (domestically produced), Dainagon adzuki beans, rare sugar-containing syrup, cornstarch, salt.

The production line also produces products containing milk components.

Imuraya Gold Adzuki Bar

Natural Lawson (and Lawson) convenience stores carry a house brand called Uchi Cafe (meaning At-Home Cafe). Some past flavors of the Uchi Cafe Japanese Fruits ice bars are shown here. We have looked at the ingredient list of various Uchi Cafe Japanese Fruits bars and the ingredient lists we have seen have not listed obvious animal ingredients like milk, egg, honey, or gelatin (with the exception of the Furano Melon flavor, which contains dairy/乳製品/nyūseihin as an ingredient). Other bars under the Uchi Cafe brand may contain animal ingredients like dairy. Photos of the Uchi Cafe bars were taken in May 2021.

• Lawson Uchi Cafe Japanese Fruits Amaou Strawberry/ローソン ウチカフェ 日本のフルーツ あまおういちご. Ingredients: Strawberry juice (domestically produced), high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, starch syrup, powdered starch syrup, fructose, liquor, cornstarch/stabilizing agent (polysaccharide thickener), coloring (anthocyanin, safflower yellow), flavoring, acidulant.

Lawson Uchi Cafe Japanese Fruits Amaou Strawberry

 Lawson Uchi Cafe Japanese Fruits Fuji Apple/ローソン ウチカフェ 日本のフルーツ ふじりんご. Ingredients: Apple juice (domestically manufactured), sugar, processed apple product, apple sauce, powdered starch syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, fructose, cornstarch, liqueur/sorbitol, stabilizing agents (polysaccharide thickener, processed starch), acidulant, flavoring, colorant (safflower yellow), calcium lactate.

Product contains apple. 

• Lawson Uchi Cafe Japanese Fruits Kyoho Grape & Shine Muscat/ローソン ウチカフェ 日本のフルーツ 巨峰&シャインマスカット. Ingredients: Grape juice (domestically produced), sugar, starch syrup, grape puree, high-fructose corn syrup, fructose, vegetable oil, liquor, cornstarch/stabilizing agent (polysaccharide thickener), fruit pigment, flavoring, acidulant, emulsifier.

The Lawson Uchi Cafe Japanese Fruits Furano Melon/ローソン ウチカフェ 日本のフルーツ 富良野メロン is not vegan as it contains dairy/乳製品/nyūseihin as an ingredient. 

Lawson Uchi Cafe Fuji Apple, Kyoho Grape & Shine Muscat, Furano Melon

Another example of a product that is not vegan is the Mrs. Freeze Toasted Almond Handmade Ice Cream. It’s an example of a product type that is dairy-based with some almonds added in. The back of the package says “ice milk/アイスミルク/aisu miruku” and the first ingredient is dairy/乳製品/nyūseihin. 

Mrs. Freeze Toasted Almond Handmade Ice Cream

PROTEIN POWDER

• GRØN Protein Blend, Green Monster/GRØN プロテインブレンド, グリーンモンスター. Ingredients: Soy protein (non-GMO), amazake, yomogi, shell ginger, striped bamboo, spirulina, sugar beet molasses.

Marked vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and non-dairy on the package in English.

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GRØN Protein Blend, Red Heat/GRØN プロテインブレンド, レッドヒート. Ingredients: Soy protein (non-GMO), amazake, goji berries, maca, beetroots, Okinawa purple sweet potato, sugar beet molasses.

Marked vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and non-dairy on the package in English.

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NON-DAIRY MILKS AND COFFEES

Individual Natural Lawson branches may have a great deal of non-dairy milk or not much. Here are some of the products you might see. Products may contain ingredients that are not confirmed vegan such as flavorings and emulsifiers. Check our Soy, Almond, & Other Non-Dairy Milks page for more detailed information.

All varieties of 137 degrees milk listed below say suitable for vegans and lactose intolerant, no soy content, dairy free, carrageenan free, gluten-free, and low sodium on the package.

• 137 degrees Almond Milk/137ディグリーズ アーモンドミルク オリジナル. Ingredients: Almond milk, sunflower seeds, coconut flower nectar.

 137 degrees Iced Coffee Latte/137ディグリーズ アーモンドミルク ラテ. Ingredients: Fresh almond milk 75% (from whole almonds grown in California, USA), espresso shot 20%, organic coconut flower nectar 5%.

 137 degrees Matcha Green Tea Latte/137ディグリーズ ウォールナッツ抹茶ラテ. Ingredients: Walnut milk, sunflower seeds, matcha, coconut flower nectar.

• 137 degrees Walnut Milk/137ディグリーズ  ウォールナッツミルクオリジナル. Ingredients: Walnut milk, sunflower seeds, coconut flower nectar.

• 137 degrees Double Belgian Chocolate with Pistachio Milk/137ディグリーズ ベルギーチョコピスタチオミルク. Ingredients: Fresh pistachio milk 60% (from whole pistachios), , cashew blend 36%, cocoa from Belgium 2%, organic coconut flower nectar 2%.

• 137 degrees Pistachio Milk/137ディグリーズ ピスタチオミルク オリジナル. Ingredients: Pistachio milk, cashew nut milk, sunflower seeds, coconut flower nectar.

Processed at 137 degrees for several seconds to preserve as much nutrition as possible and keep the beverage fresh. Sweetened with organic coconut nectar produced locally and sustainably in Thailand to help revitalize farming communities.

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Almond Breeze photos taken in March 2021. 

• Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Almond & Coconut/アーモンド・ブリーズ アーモンド&ココナッツ. Ingredients: Sugar (domestically manufactured), almond paste, edible coconut oil, salt/calcium lactate, cellulose, potassium citrate, emulsifier, stabilizer (thickening polysaccharide), vitamin E, pH adjuster, flavoring.

Product contains almonds.

Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Almond & Coconut, Natural Lawson

• Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Unsweetened/アーモンド・ブリーズ アーモンドミルク 砂糖不使用.Ingredients: Almond paste (manufactured in America), dextrin, vegetable oil, salt/calcium phosphate, potassium citrate, emulsifier, stabilizing agent (gellan), cellulose, vitamin E.

Product contains almonds.

Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Unsweetened    

The following photo was taken in March 2021. It’s one of the three mixed fruit/vegetable/soy drinks called Soy Plus in Kagome’s “Life with Vegetables/野菜生活” line. Kagome does animal testing. When the products launched in 2020, the emulsifier of the Mellow Plain and Berry Prune Mix flavors was reported to be vegetable emulsifier. (Another flavor, Orange Mango Mix, was added afterwards and would presumably have the same emulsifier.) The drinks have 7 grams of vegetable-derived protein.

Kagome Berry Prune Mix Soy Plus/Kagome 野菜生活Soy+ベリープルーン Mix. Ingredients: Fruit (apples (imported), pineapple, raspberry, blueberry, lemon), vegetables (carrot, kale, spinach, asparagus, watercress, parsley, pumpkin, lettuce, cabbage, beets, daikon radish, Chinese cabbage, onion, celery), soybeans, prune extract, defatted soybeans, soymilk, salt (from Okinawa Prefecture)/emulsifier, pH adjusting agent, flavoring, cellulose, stabilizing agent (gellan gum), ferric pyrophosphate.

Product contains soybeans and apple.

Kagome Berry Prune Mix Soy Plus

In 2019, Kikkoman stated that they use beef bone char as a filtering agent for the sugar production process of their soymilks. They also stated they use no other animal-derived agents in the process of making the soymilks. 

Probably their most famous soymilk product is their regular adjusted soymilk, which is used widely across Japan, including in many commercial establishments (coffees and smoothies are often made with this) and vegan items (unless you’re in a vegan restaurant that specifically states they don’t use bone-char processed sugar, in which case they might use something like unadjusted soymilk instead).

At the bottom of the package it reads “植物性たんぱく飲料,” shokubutsu-sei tanpaku inryō, meaning “vegetable protein drink.” 

For much more extensive information about Kikkoman soymilks, check our Soy, Almond & Other Non-Dairy Milks section. 

• Kikkoman Adjusted Soymilk/キッコーマン 調製豆乳. Ingredients: Soybeans (Canada or USA) (not genetically modified), sugar, rice oil, sun-dried salt/calcium lactate, emulsifier, thickener (carrageenan), flavoring.

Product contains soybeans. 

Kikkoman Adjusted Soymilk, Natural Lawson

• Marusan Co-Trip Brown Sugar Syrup Soymilk Beverage/Marusan ことりっぷ 豆乳飲料 黒蜜きなこIngredients: Soybean (Canadian) (not genetically modified), saccharides (high-fructose corn syrup, fructose, sugar, brown sugar syrup), soy powder, salt, mirin, yeast extract powder/flavoring, stabilizer (thickening polysaccharide).

Product contains soybeans.

This collaboration product with travel book co-Trip is made with Japanese brown sugar syrup called kuromitsu and kinako soy powder and is meant to taste like a traditional dessert.

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The photos of the Marusan Oat Milk were taken in May 2021. The Marusan website’s product page recommends drinking it as-is or mixing with coffee. 

Marusan Oat Milk/オーツミルク. Ingredients: Saccharified oat liquid (manufactured in Japan), oat flour, salt/stabilizer (thickening polysaccharide), pH adjusting agent, flavoring.

This product does not contain any of the allergenic substances that are required or recommended to be labeled.

The oats used in this product use shared harvesting equipment, etc. with wheat. 

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Marusan Unadjusted Organic Soymilk/Marusan 有機豆乳無調整. Ingredients: 100% organic soybeans (non-genetically modified). 

Has a soybean solid content of 9%. Uses soybeans from China and America.

Photo from website.

Marusan Organic Unadjusted Soymilk

The following two photos were taken in March 2021.

Marusan Soy Premium Kocha (Japanese Black Tea) Soymilk Beverage/Marusan ソイプレミアム ひとつ上の豆乳 豆乳飲料紅茶. Ingredients: Black tea extract, soybeans (not genetically modified), sugar, salt/flavoring, pH adjusting agent, emulsifier.

Product contains soybeans. 

Marusan Soy Premium Japanese Black Tea

Marusan Soy Premium Unadjusted Soymilk/Marusan ソイプレミアム ひとつ上の豆乳 成分無調整. Ingredients: Soybean (domestic) (not genetically modified).

Soybean solid quantity of 11%. 2017-2019 Monde Selection Gold Award winner.

Product contains soybeans.

Marusan Soy Premium Unadjusted Soymilk Natural Lawson

The following photo was taken in March 2021. Both products are certified vegan by VegeProject Japan

The Cacao Soy Latte was released in March 2021. 

Marusan Vegan Protein Cacao Soy Latte. Ingredients: Soybeans (Canada), organic blue agave syrup, organic powdered pea protein, powdered soybean protein, cocoa powder, salt/stabilizer (thickening polysaccharide), baking soda.

Product contains soybeans. 

The Matcha Soy Latte was renewed in March 2021.

Marusan Vegan Protein Matcha Soy Latte. Ingredients: Soybeans (Canada), organic blue agave syrup, organic powdered pea protein, powdered soybean protein, matcha, salt/stabilizer (thickening polysaccharide), baking soda.

Product contains soybeans. 

Marusan Vegan Protein Cacao Soy Latte & Marusan Vegan Protein Matcha Soy Latte Natural Lawson

Otsuka Amazing Soy Premium Yukipirika/スゴイダイズ プレミアム ゆきぴりかIngredients: Soybean powder, not genetically modified. Unadjusted soymilk with a refreshing taste. High isoflavone soybean “Yukipirika” is used to create a drink with 100 mg of isoflavones in 200 ml of product.

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This zero-cholesterol beverage uses traditional ingredients kinako powder (roasted soybean flour) and kokutō. Photo taken in March 2021. 

• Pokka Sapporo Soyafarm Delicious and Refreshing Roasted Soybean Flour Soymilk Beverage/ソヤファーム おいしさスッキリ きな粉豆乳飲料. Ingredients: Soymilk, sugars (kokutō, san’ontō), roasted soybean flour, salt, agar/cellulose, calcium lactate, pH adjusting agent, stabilizer (thickening polysaccharide), flavoring.

Product includes soybeans.

Pokka Sapporo Soyafarm Roasted Soybean Flour Soymilk Beverage

• Provamel Soya with Banana Drink. Ingredients: Water, raw cane sugar*, hulled soya beans (7.2%)*, corn maltodextrin*, natural banana flavoring with other natural flavorings , sea salt.

• Provamel Soya with Chocolate Drink. Ingredients: Water, hulled soya beans * (7.8%), raw cane sugar*, fat reduced cocoa* (1.3%), chocolate* (1.1%), sea salt, thickener (locust bean gum), bourbon vanilla extract*

• Provamel Soya with Strawberry Drink. Ingredients: Water, hulled soya beans (7,2%)*, raw cane sugar, natural flavoring, sea salt.

Provamel Soya Original with Calcium Drink (English).Ingredients: Water, hulled soyabeans* (9,8%), apple concentrate* (3,3%), algae Lithothamnium calcereum (0,4%), sea salt

* = organically grown/produced

Vegan, organic, gluten-free, wheat-free per Provamel’s website.

Allergy information: Contains soya. Produced in a nut-free production facility.

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The product links below are for larger, 1L sizes on Amazon Japan (you can set the page language to English).

Tsukuba Thick Almond Milk, Plain (no sugar)/ツクバ濃いアーモンドミルク まろやかプレーンー 砂糖不使用. Ingredients: Almonds (from U.S.A.), pH adjuster, thickener (gellan).

Tsukuba Thick Almond Milk, Aromatic Roasted Fragrance (no sugar) /ツクバ濃いアーモンドミルク~香りばさしのローストー 砂糖不使用. Ingredients: Almonds (from U.S.A.), pH adjuster, thickener (gellan).

• Tsukuba Thick Almond Milk, Lightly Flavored with Brown Sugar/ ツクバ濃いアーモンドミルク~ほんのりの黒糖入り~. Ingredients: Almonds (from U.S.A.), powdered syrup, brown sugar. Additives: pH adjuster, emulsifier, thickener (gellan).

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SMOOTHIES

Kagome Vegetable Life 100 Smoothies are widely carried. The available flavors vary by season. The products use no sugar, sweetener or thickeners. The company does animal testing. Some products in the line use dairy (fermented dairy/発っ酵乳), so are not vegan. 

This flavor was released in March 2021. Photo also taken in March 2021. The source of the vitamins in this flavor is unknown. 

 Kagome Vegetable Life 100 Vitamin Smoothie Yellow Peach & Valencia Orange Mix/Kagome 野菜生活100 Smoothie ビタミンスムージー 黄桃&バレンシアオレンジMix. Ingredients: Vegetables (carrots (New Zealand or America), kale, spinach, asparagus, watercress, parsley, pumpkin, lettuce, cabbage, beets, daikon radish, Chinese cabbage, onions, celery), fruits (apples, oranges, lemons, bananas, peaches), dietary fiber/flavoring, vitamin C, citric acid, vitamin E, vitamin B2, vitamin B12.

Product contains oranges, banana, peach, and apple. 

Kagome Vegetable Life 100 Smoothie Vitamin Smoothie Yellow Peach & Valencia Orange Mix

Sujahta Meiraku Drinkable Taiwanese Sweets, Toufa/スジャータ めいらく 飲む台湾スイーツ 豆花(トウファ). Ingredients: Sugars (sugar, high-fructose corn syrup), organic soybeans (not genetically modified) (Canada or USA), grain konjac with sweet potato flour (konjac flour, sweet potato starch), banana pulp, agar/modified starch, stabilizer (polysaccharide thickener), calcium hydroxide, colorant (gardenia, tomato pigment), flavoring.

Product contains soybeans and banana.

Sujahta Meiraku Drinkable Taiwanese Sweets, Toufa

WINE

You may wish to check the English-language website Barnivore to find the vegan status of imported wines. The following labeled vegan Landlust wine was found in May 2021. 

Landlust vegan wine