Hi treehugga...........Supercook do a little bottle of red food colouring which is suitable for vegetarians so it's probably safe for vegans too. I don't know if you can get their products where you are but you could always email them and just make sure it's vegan. SuperCook Red Food Colouring
SuperCook Food Colourings have been a trusted favourite in home bakers' kitchens for many years.
Red Food Colouring can be used to achieve reds and pinks in cake, icing and dessert recipes. It gives a pillar box type red or pink rather than a crimson red.
Use sparingly, a drop at a time until you achieve the colour you want. When colouring Ready to Roll Icing add just a few drops and knead until you have a consistent colour with no streaks.
Available in a 38ml bottle.
! Allergy Advice No allergens for this product Due to ingredient changes, please always check allergen information on the packaging Other Advice Suitable for Vegetarians
Last Updated: 30/04/07
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I *think* Queen brand Red Pillar Box colouring is suitable for vegans, none of the numbers are on a list I have and the only one that contains glycerin is the black colouring and I rang them, it's from palm oil.
But I also agree w/ trying beetroot, next time I want coloured icing I'm planning on spinach for green, & beet for red
I've never seen it sold in Australia or on Aussie ebay, but I think I might have found a substitute. I know cochineal is 120. Does anyone know what 123 is? It's a Queens brand that was recommended- just want to double check?