Wondering about taco bell hot sauce and whether it’s vegan? In this guide we will cover a bunch of different flavors including Mild, Hot, Fire, Red and Diablo.
Here’s what you need to know…
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Is Taco Bell Hot Sauce Vegan?
Would we make your day if we said that Taco Bell’s hot sauces are certified vegan?
Because they are!
According to Taco Bell’s Ingredient Statements, the chain’s Border sauces (and red sauce, a very mild Taco Bell hot sauce cousin) are guaranteed vegan.
Let’s check them out.
The Border Sauce Ingredients
Taco Bell makes four Border sauces: Mild, Hot, Fire and Diablo.
We’ll read the ingredients for all four.
Ingredients: Tomato puree (tomato paste, water), vinegar, food starch or xanthan gum, salt, chili spices, sugar, natural flavors, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (P), maltodextrin, garlic concentrate (contains soy). Contains: Soy –>[certified vegan].<–
All plants here.
Ingredients: Tomato puree (water, tomato paste), jalapeno, vinegar, food starch, salt, chili spices, minced onion, sugar, natural flavors, maltodextrin, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (P), garlic concentrate (contains soy). Contains: Soy [certified vegan].
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Ingredients: Tomato puree (tomato paste, water), jalapeno peppers, vinegar, modified food starch, chili powder, minced onion, onion juice, spices, natural flavors (contains wheat and soy), xanthan gum, salt, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (P), garlic powder, paprika (VC). Contains: Wheat, Soy [certified vegan].
Still in Veganville.
Ingredients: Tomato puree (water, tomato paste), seasoning (modified tapioca starch, salt, spices, sugar, maltodextrin, garlic powder, onion powder, natural flavors, xanthan gum, disodium inosinate and guanylate, paprika extracts), vinegar, sodium acid sulfate, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (P). [certified vegan].
Check, check and check.
Taco Bell’s Border sauces are all different levels of cry-worthiness, but yep – they’re all vegan.
But then there’s that red sauce…
Is Taco Bell Red Sauce Vegan?
Taco Bell’s red sauce is an enchilada-like sauce that goes on burritos, tacos – you name it.
Well, that’s vegan, too.
Red Sauce Ingredients
This is what Taco Bell puts in its red sauce:
Ingredients: Water, seasoning (maltodextrin, modified corn starch, paprika, salt, tomato powder, spices, natural flavors, paprika (VC), onion powder, xanthan gum, malic acid, vitamin C, citric acid, torula yeast). [certified vegan].
There it is again: certified vegan.
If you never thought Taco Bell could be for vegans, there’s actually a decent menu (hint: the black beans and flour tortillas are vegan, too).
And now that you know the hot sauces are vegan, well…everyone knows it’s the sauce that makes the burrito.
More Vegan Condiments
If the prospect of vegan Taco Bell hot sauce is making you salivate, there are more vegan condiments to explore!
See our list of essential condiments for the vegan kitchen.
You might want to take a peek at these, too…
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