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Due to childhood illness, Laura Hudson has been completely bald since she was nine years old. Laura's hair loss is due to Alopecia Universalis, an auto-immune disorder for which there is no cure.

Laura says, "I would have given anything to have someone tell me they understood what I was going through, that it was OK to be different, that if I just hung in there and was strong I would be victorious. It would have made all the difference in the world. I could have been spared so many doubts, questions and fears. Since I didn't have that person, I want to be that person."

Laura Hudson is a motivational speaker and the Marketing Director for Aviv Moon Productions.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vegan Report Card - Target

Target ProduceStore: Target
Location:  Gastonia, NC 
Vegan Friendly Grade:  C

When this brand spanking new Target (now with Fresh Grocery) opened - the whole town got excited!  Yep - me too!  As nice as it is, I would have to give it a mid grade.  The vegan selections were not as impressive as I had hoped they would be.

Here are the vegan pros and cons of this Target store.

Let's start with what is missing:
  • No refrigerated faux vegan products - no soy dogs, Vegenaise, or Daiya cheese.
  • No vegan or organic pet food.
  • Very weak organic make-up selection.
  • Most disappointing gluten-free offering.
  • Very limited (if any) organic produce.
What was all right!
  • Vegan snack options galore, include smoothie drinks for kids!
  • Decent selection of "milk" options.
  • Several non-chemical based cleaning product options.

Huge Redeeming Factor!!!

This Target store had a massive spice section with affordable spices.  I loved the little bottles and found msyelf really wanting to buy one of each.

All things considered, I would shop at this store to purchase snacks and spices but I would not use this Target store as my grocery shopping destination.

Lyvie Says Cuties Juice

Code Red Alert!

Lyvie loved the Cutie drinks (made by the same folks that bring you the Cutie clementines) - I read the ingredients and they were all approved ingredients.

It wasn't until I went to the website that I found that some of them are not Vegan Approved!  New blog to come on that - the site says that each drink has 10 grams of Whey protein!  The one that Lyvie drank, Tangerine Pineapple did not have that ingredient on the label.  I'm looking into it!


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