I just discovered vegan, organic Cocoa Puffs! Words cannot express how excited I am. The cereal is called Chocolate Blastems and is made by Health Valley.
I had two bowls for breakfast this morning, with Vitasoy smooth vanilla soymilk (my favorite soymilk).
It's debatable as to whether original Cocoa Puffs are vegan, as vitamin D is one of the ingredients. Unless specified, vitamin D is almost always D3, which is never vegan. Does anyone know whether the vitamin D in Cocoa Puffs is D2 or D3? PETA says it's vegan, but we all know they list some products that aren't entirely vegan.
Regardless, even if original Cocoa Puffs are vegan, there now exists an organic and healthier version. Also, Health Valley is a division of Hain, which is a good company in my opinion.
They're really good! They definitely taste like Cocoa Puffs, but even better (or maybe I just think that because I know they're much healthier).
Chocolate Blastems are also made with 100% whole grains (corn meal, wheat, and oat). Here are the ingredients:
Organic whole grains (organic whole corn meal, organic whole wheat flour, organic whole oat flour), organic evaporated cane juice, organic cocoa powder, organic sunflower oil, natural flavors (chocolate, vanilla), sea salt, calcium carbonate, soy lecithin, natural vitamin E (for freshness).
Chocolate Blastems also contain less sugar than Cocoa Puffs (8g versus 13g per serving).
I bought my box at Whole Foods, as PCC (my local co-op) doesn't have them. I paid $3.29 for the 9oz box.
I definitely suggest you give them a try. What's your favorite vegan cereal?