You’d best stock up while you still can.
Another tragic victim of the misguided fight against trans fats: Anna’s Swedish Thins, that tasty mainstay for vegans shopping long days at IKEA. Anna’s has traded their hydrogenated oil for a non-hydrogenated margarine that’s made with whey. While you’ll still be able to find the vegan version on the shelves for a bit longer, North American company manager Keilani Bell says they’re phasing it out in favor of the new milky version–Ginger Thins are the first casualty. “At this point in time there is no plan to have that margarine modified so that it does not contain whey,” Bell told me. “However as many have enjoyed our ‘old’ product because it was suitable for the vegan diet I will address this with our Plant Manager for future consideration.”
You can write to Keilani Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know how much you like your ginger thins milk-free. And when you go to the store, make sure you buy the box that doesn’t say “0 Trans Fats!” on the front.
This is part five of SuperVegan’s “No more trans-fats? But how will I go on?” series on the ban as it affects vegans in New York City (and beyond!). Catch up here.