We live in a meat-eater’s world. Vegans make up about 1% of the population and vegetarians add another 3 or 4 percent. That means over 95% of the population eats meat. And society has been built around that population.
Amelia and I do our very best to live in our vegan bubble, but some things are non-vegan that you wouldn’t expect, like jelly. You may not know this, but they use Gelatin to make jelly, and Gelatin is made from collagen obtained from various animal by-products. It’s basically disgusting fat squeezed from animal goo.
Palm oil is another one. It’s in almost every processed food you buy at the grocery store. Restaurants sneak meat and dairy into almost everything and if you don’t tell the server you’re vegan, chances are you’ll get something non-vegan in your meal.
Bottom line is, do your best and don’t beat yourself up if something sneaks by.