Crackers

Here are a few examples of crackers that either are confirmed not to use animal ingredients in the finished product or appear not to from the ingredient list. At the bottom of the page there are a few examples of products to avoid, which have been confirmed with the company to have animal ingredient(s) or list animal ingredient(s) in the ingredient list.

Shortening/ショートニング/shōtoningu, which may appear in crackers and other baked goods, is a solid fat and can be either of animal or plant origin. To figure out which, it will likely be necessary to contact the company.

Atarimaeda Rich Vegetable Crackers can be purchased on Rakuten Ichiba. For those who do not live in Japan, products sold on Rakuten Ichiba can be shipped to other countries via Rakuten Global Express (English).

• Atarimaeda Rich Vegetable Crackers/前田製菓10種類の野菜クラッカー. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, shortening, dried vegetables (onion, red pepper, parsley, burdock, pumpkin, moroheiya, tomato, spinach, carrot), indigestible dextrin, sugar, salt, yeast, dried mashed potatoes, glucose, leavening agent.

As of 2019, these crackers are confirmed to use bone char to whiten the sugar. However, per the company, they do not contain animal ingredients in the finished product.

Flavorings and colorings are not used.

Photo from website.

atarimaeda ten kinds of vegetable cracker

Atarimaeda Vegetable Crackers can be purchased on Rakuten Ichiba. For those who do not live in Japan, products sold on Rakuten Ichiba can be shipped to other countries via Rakuten Global Express (English).

Atarimaeda Vegetable Crackers/前田製菓野菜クラッカー ~サプ~. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, shortening, sugar, onion, salt, red bell pepper, yeast, parsley, tomato, bok choy, leavening agent, emulsifier.

As of 2019, these crackers are confirmed to use bone char to whiten the sugar. However, per the company, they do not contain animal ingredients in the finished product.

Photo from website.

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• Colussi Crackers, Salted. Ingredients: Wheat flour, sunflower seed oil (10.5%), salt, yeast, barley and malt wheat extract.

Spotted at Kaldi import store. Marked “palm oil free” in English on the front of the package.

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Delser Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers are marked palm-oil-free in English on the front of the package.

• Delser Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers/デルセール オリーブオイル&ローズマリークラッカー. Ingredients: Wheat flour, olive oil, salt, rosemary, malted barley flour, malt extract, yeast/pH adjusting agent.

Processed on the same equipment as items containing milk, soybeans and sesame.

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Delser Salted Crackers are also marked palm-oil-free in English on the front of the package.

• Delser Salted Crackers/デルセール ソルティン クラッカー. Ingredients: Wheat flour, sunflower seed oil, salt, malted barley flour, malt extract, yeast, pH adjusting agent, antioxidant (rosemary extract).

Processed on the same equipment as items containing milk, soybeans and sesame.

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• Delser Saltine Crackers/デルセール アンソルティンクラッカー. Ingredients: Flour, palm oil, salt, malted barley flour, malt extract, yeast, leavening agent.

The Japanese ingredient list simply says “vegetable oil/植物油,” but when you look at the original Italian ingredient list, you can see it contains palm oil, “olio di palma.”

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• Nabisco Premium Crackers/ナビスコ プレミアムクラッカー. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, salt, malt flour, yeast, leavening agent. Product contains wheat.

Products containing dairy and egg are processed in the same factory.

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Ritz crackers are reported to contain palm oil by the blog sushivoyage.net (Japanese).

Ritz Crackers. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, malt extract, salt, leavening agent, lecithin (contains soybeans), antioxidants (vitamin E, vitamin C).

Product contains wheat and soybeans.

Made in Indonesia.

   

The following four types of YBC crackers appear to possibly be vegan, however, the source of the processed oil is not specified.

YBC crackers can be purchased on Rakuten Ichiba. For those who do not live in Japan, products sold on Rakuten Ichiba can be shipped to other countries via Rakuten Global Express (English).

• YBC Levain Crackers/YBC ルヴァン クラッカー. Ingredients: Flour, processed oil, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, salt, malt extract, rye flour, fermented yeast/leavening agent.

Product contains wheat.

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• YBC Levain Classical/ルヴァン クラシカル. Ingredients: Wheat flour, processed oil, salt, malt flour, fermented yeast, yeast/leavening agent, calcium carbonate.

Product contains wheat.

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• YBC Levain Classical Unsalted Tops/ルヴァン クラシカルノントッピングソルト. Ingredients: Wheat flour, processed oil, malt flour, salt, fermented yeast, yeast/leavening agent, seasoning (inorganic salts), calcium carbonate.

Product contains wheat.

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• YBC Levain Prime Snack/YBC ルヴァン プライムスナック. Ingredients: Wheat flour, processed oil, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, salt, malt extract, fermented yeast/leavening agent.

Product contains wheat.

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Here are a few examples of crackers that are not vegan.

Atarimaeda Black Pepper Crackers/前田製菓 ブラックペッパークラッカー are not vegan, because according to the company as of 2019, the shortening is made of lard, cow fat and fish oil. In addition, the sugar is whitened using bone char.

Photo from website.

atarimaeda black pepper crackers

Atarimaeda Kurogoma (Black Sesame) Soft Cracker/前田製菓 黒ごまソフトクラッカー are not vegan, because according to the company as of 2019, the shortening is made of lard, cow fat and fish oil.

Photo from website.

atarimaeda black sesame soft cracker

 Atarimaeda Rich Staple Grains Cracker/前田製菓 五穀たっぷりクラッカー are not vegan, because according to the company as of 2019, the shortening is made of lard, cow fat and fish oil.

Photo from website.

atarimaeda rich staple grains cracker

• Bourbon Natural Yeast Crackers/Bourbon 天然酵母クラッカー are not vegan, because they contain eggs in various parts of the ingredients, including calcium derived from eggs.

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• Morinaga Malted Wheat Crackers/森永小麦麦芽のクラッカー are not vegan, because they contain flavored powder that has chicken and pork.

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