Jennifer Byl

Thornton, CA

#105 Jan 8, 2012
Well! my daughters are vegetarian, and when we go out if they have any doubt about anything they ask. If you are really strict about what you eat, you must always ask, because their are meat products in a surprising number of things especially sauces. Chicken broth is used in many many things and I have to substitute in many recipes.
Ya Tang

San Pablo, CA

#106 Jan 10, 2012
Hack me you zucher!
BJ4U

Marina, CA

#107 Jan 24, 2012
Nick wrote:
These mexican guys at my work made me some of this sauce, and the sauce isn't vegetarian. It has dairy.
Dairy doesn't make it non-vegetarian.
Mriosmer

Sacramento, CA

#108 Feb 28, 2012
newt wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you feel betrayed? Was it marketed as being vegetarian? Did you ever ask if it was?
It is sold as orange sauce vegan... Yep
Erin

Huntington Park, CA

#109 Apr 30, 2012
The sauce is 100% VEGAN...

it's is advertized as so, and has been a VEGAN sauce for a very long time.
Afghan Guy

Walnut Creek, CA

#111 Aug 6, 2012
It seems like there are a lot of idiots on here. It says it's Vegan, that means there is no dairy and there is no lard, bacon, pork grease.

Is it possible to make an orange sauce without it being oil based, or dairy based, or swine based?

YES, check this video out:
http://youtu.be/bH-3RvLLhnc

After you make the above recipe in the video it's all a matter of fucking with spices. TRY IT. There's obviously smoke paprika in it and cayenne for the heat, the rest is a mess of their secret stuff.
a concerned citizen

Sunnyvale, CA

#113 Nov 13, 2012
Just FYI to everyone's angry-ness. La Vic's orange sauce currently comes with a sticker claiming that it's Vegan. As a former vegan for 7 years, and now back to eating meat after being diagnosed with severe food allergies including gluten/dairy/soy I no longer eat vegan. But I also eat clean and lead a private online group teaching others to eat clean and live a healthier lifestyle. It is no secret that there are many reasons why Americans are disproportionately obese, including all these hidden ingredients. By no means am I in favor of censorship, or not allowing certain ingredients into foods, but across the board I believe we should be informed, as to contents of media products as well as to all ingredients of food. You should know if you are particular about ingredients, you cannot make a habit of eating out, because you just never know whats in something. But if the restaurant is going to post a label and make a claim that something is vegan, then you should be able to trust that it is. But above all, be smart and realize that you need to snoop out clues and make choices for yourself. Also know that it is entirely possible that a traditional mexican recipe contained pork drippings as well as traditional mayo, however, there are healthier non dairy and non egg mayos available on the market, and are quite easy to make from scratch. Isnt it possible that a smart and successful entrepreneur may have updated a traditional recipe to make it a healthier alternative to offer his loyal customers?
Julie

Walnut Creek, CA

#114 Dec 16, 2012
So... I don't know if this helps you guys but the label now says "It's Vegan" which means no meat or dairy products.
James Masher

Stanford, CA

#115 Feb 11, 2013
a concerned citizen wrote:
Isnt it possible that a smart and successful entrepreneur may have updated a traditional recipe to make it a healthier alternative to offer his loyal customers?
Indeed, it seems likely that mayonaise was always the base, given how cheap mayonaise is and how annoying it would be to emulsify chorito grease to make the sauce, instead of just mixing mayonaise with other ingredients.

Also, the sauce tastes very strongly of garlic and nothing like chorizos, yet the original post claims chorizo grease, chilli and mayonaise.

If I were to make my own (and I plan to) I would use garlic, mayonaise and some kind of chilli/hot sauce.
stacey

San Mateo, CA

#116 Mar 10, 2013
the bottle says it's vegan so it probably is
smart guy

Sterling Heights, MI

#117 Mar 12, 2013
a lot of dumbass people on this forum. it started so many years ago, ragging on someone who was surprised to hear the sauce had meat products in it.

that person REALLY was right to surprised - you know why, cuz many of us asked that question back then. in english, in spanish, and yes, the person behind the counter did understand it. we asked specifically, if there was chorizo, lard, chicken stock, etc, etc, etc, in anything we were being served. in fact a friend of mine, carries a long list of possibles and it was cleared.

the point is, if you go out to eat, you shouldn't assume u will get screwed - that defeats the purpose of laws in this country. people r retarded to blame a person for believing what they are told by a restaurant, and making claims that they didn't ask properly, or the person serving them doesn't have any IQ. who the F r u to judge, u were not even there!

the restaurant continues to claim its 100% vegan - so all you smartasses who wrote - "obviously, it has sausage grease in it you mentally challenged vegetarian. get the F out of the south bay" should probably apologize.

people posting on forums don't always need this. like probably one million people, he/she was curious if anyone could shed light on the real recipe. let's face it, the sauce is simply amazing. if you can ask 50 people to get assurance its vegetarian and guilt-free, I would! if i can find out the full recipe, i'll try making it without meat (if there was meat in it).

nobody needs to hate vegetarians or non-veg. some of it is "a fad". but for the rest of us, it's how you were raised. i have never tasted meat (at least not intentionally) since birth. i've been cautious, and this point I cannot imagine killing a living and moving, blooded, being so that I can put it in my mouth. but that is just me and everyone has different perspectives that they've carried out.

it's stupid that people think it's wrong for us to exist or for us to ask simple questions at restaurants and expect honest answers. i've been told, "i don't know". I've been told, "sorry, we can't accommodate that". those r fine responses. often, i will just order a salad, when i hear that.
Justin

San Jose, CA

#118 Aug 12, 2013
The sauce is delicious.
Im not a vegan nor a vegetarian so its not really an issue for me, but it does say right on the label that its Vegan and im pretty convinced that chorizo grease IS an ingredient so i might understand the deception there.

But just an FYI, stuff like this happens all the time.
Starbucks just changed up their recipe for their strawberry puree because it used beetles for pigment.
reasonable

San Bruno, CA

#119 Aug 29, 2013
Who said that orange sauce was suppose to be vegetarian, get over yourself. It is a sauce, that's all it claims to be.
Patrick James wrote:
<quoted text>
Generally speaking, when one goes to Jamba Juice and orders a fruit smoothy they don't expect it to contain PORK GREASE in it do they?.....When I order a vegetable based sauce I expect it to be vegetable based! Chile is a vegetable, PORK CHORIZO isn't!...Who ever the hell thinks that mustard,ketchup, relish, or any other condiment should contain "animal based drippings" is an idiot! It's all about being transparent and honest with your customer. I myself am not a vegetarian, I love meat of all types, but I HATE any seafood or shelfish products. If I went to a BBQ place and loved their sauce and later found out that they have been putting fish drippings in their sauce without disclosing it....I would be sooo pissed I would wan't to burn the place down!!! As you can tell, I take what I eat VERY SERIOUSLY.... Please dont put cat shit in my soup...I dont care how good "it" tastes...
angryvegan

Redwood City, CA

#122 Aug 30, 2013
Open your eyes to the truth. I dare you to watch Earthlings or Farm to Fridge. I am proud to be vegan, for the animals, the enviroment, and health. Next time you are corpse munching look around you at all the fat nasties. Or maybe the mirror. Animals are not our slaves. Go on youtube and watch those movies, if you have the balls.
Vegan

Cupertino, CA

#124 Oct 12, 2013
It is clearly written on the container as "vegan", not just vegetarian. That means absolutely no animal products, including cream or milk.
Glamjock wrote:
Recently, a new girl was hired at the restaurant I work at. The conversation of, "I wonder what is in La Victoria's orange sauce" came up. She told me that she knew the owner and he told her it had, "chorizo sausage grease, mayonnaise and chili." No wonder it tastes so good. There is only one problem I have upon finding out what is likely among the orange sauce ingredients...I am a vegetarian. I am a vegetarian, and I have been eating at La Victoria for two years. I feel incredibly betrayed and disgusted. I want other people to realize that La Victoria's orange sauce tastes too good to be just another harmless hot sauce.
alex408

Concord, CA

#125 Oct 22, 2013
Patrick James wrote:
<quoted text>
Generally speaking, when one goes to Jamba Juice and orders a fruit smoothy they don't expect it to contain PORK GREASE in it do they?.....When I order a vegetable based sauce I expect it to be vegetable based! Chile is a vegetable, PORK CHORIZO isn't!...Who ever the hell thinks that mustard,ketchup, relish, or any other condiment should contain "animal based drippings" is an idiot! It's all about being transparent and honest with your customer. I myself am not a vegetarian, I love meat of all types, but I HATE any seafood or shelfish products. If I went to a BBQ place and loved their sauce and later found out that they have been putting fish drippings in their sauce without disclosing it....I would be sooo pissed I would wan't to burn the place down!!! As you can tell, I take what I eat VERY SERIOUSLY.... Please dont put cat shit in my soup...I dont care how good "it" tastes...
actually a lot of bbq sauce does have 'fish drippings' in it. its in the form of anchovie paste.

take it easy and stop puting more truth to the notion that people from cali are sensitive morons. I hate that about our state. if I go to chicago or the south or east they bag on us for bein so weak. I cant help but agree especially ehen I see bitchy posts like this
superdude

Fremont, CA

#126 Nov 1, 2013
You all suck butt
MSG

Seaside, CA

#127 Dec 28, 2013
I can't believe everyone missed it. Someone posted the recipe earlier. La Vic's orange sauce is a variation of chile peanut salsa. They probably use vegetable stock and peanut oil instead of chicken stock and peanuts along with variations in spices. But, if you want to clone their salsa, look at this recipe and start tweaking.
MSG

Seaside, CA

#128 Dec 31, 2013
Actually, scratch that. I just made the peanut chili salsa. I used arbols and peanuts and chicken broth. Did not taste like the orange sauce. Although, I think I have some direction on where to go next.
Orange sauce addict

San Jose, CA

#129 Jan 9, 2014
newt wrote:
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Why do you feel betrayed? Was it marketed as being vegetarian? Did you ever ask if it was?
They claim it to be vegan.

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