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Is Sweet Chili Sauce Vegan?
Sweet Chili Sauce Ingredients
Maggi Sweet Chili Sauce (pictured above) is a pretty commonly used sweet chili sauce. It's made with the following ingredients, which are all vegan:
Ingredients: Sugar, Chili, Tapioca Syrup, Vinegar, Garlic, Water, Salt, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum.
So is Thai chili sauce different? Is it vegan, too?
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Mae Ploy Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
The ingredients for Mae Ploy Thai Sweet Chili Sauce are as follows:
Ingredients: Sugar, Water, Pickled Red Chilli, Vinegar, Garlic, Salt, Stabilizer : Xanthan Gum.
A little different from the Maggi stuff, but close, and still vegan!
So you know that you can use sweet chili sauce or Thai chili sauce interchangeably in a recipe. But what if you don't have any of either?
Fear not! There's a real simple hack for sweet chili sauce.
If you've got hot sauce and sweetener, you can make a sweet chili sauce substitute. Just mix together fairly equal amounts of the spicy and the sweet stuff, and viola!
A lot of sweet chili sauce recipes incorporate some kind of tomato base, so Sriracha would work nicely, but you can use Tabasco, sambal oelek, or anything similar. For the sweetener, try sugar, maple syrup, honey or agave.
More Vegan Condiments
Want more vegan condiments like sweet chili sauce?
Scope out our list of vegan-friendly condiments no kitchen should be without.
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