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18 Foods You Won’t Believe Are Vegan

18 Foods You Won’t Believe Are Vegan

Undoubtedly, there are many foods that vegans miss, no matter how committed they are to being plant-based! However, what if some of these foods are suitable for vegans and you didn’t realise? 

Whether you have been vegan for a while or are new to the dietary adaptation, there will be something in this article for you. This article shares 18 vegan-friendly foods that you won’t believe are vegan – you can thank us later.

18 Foods You Won’t Believe Are Vegan

1. Mcvitie’s Hobnob Chocolate Chip 

Don’t be scared away by the words ‘chocolate chip’ – these are completely vegan and use soya lecithin and cocoa mass/powder rather than animal-based ingredients. 

2. Cadbury’s Drinking Chocolate 

Again, carrying on the chocolate theme, hot chocolate drinkers will be pleased to know that this is in fact vegan-friendly. Mix with any plant-based milk for a delicious taste.  

3. Lotus Biscoff Spread 

A perfect alternative to chocolate spread or peanut butter if they’re not your thing. 

4. Pringles (including meaty flavours like Smokey Bacon and Texas BBQ!) 

You will be happy to hear that Pringles are vegan-friendly – including flavours like Smokey Bacon and Texas BBQ. A lot of ‘meat’ flavoured crisps are meat-free, making them a good choice for vegans with a meat craving. 

5. Oreos  

Oreos do not contain any animal products in their ingredients list. However, be mindful that these are made in a factory where milk-based products are also being produced.

6. Chocolate Bourbons 

A bargain biscuit – chocolate bourbons are made with cocoa and don’t contain animal products. Many supermarkets and brands produce many variants of bourbons so, be careful to double-check before you buy.

7. Jus-Rol Sourdough Pizza Base 

You don’t need to spend crazy amounts of money on pre-made vegan pizzas any longer when you can make your own for a very affordable price! Jus-Rol pizza bases don’t include any animal products – it’s time for a pizza party! 

8. Mr Kipling Treacle Tart and Apple & Blackcurrant Pies 

If you are after a post-dinner dessert then you can indulge and not miss out with Mr Kipling.

9. Warburtons Crumpets 

Most bread is usually vegan, however, sometimes are made with eggs or milk. Warburtons crumpets on the other hand are vegan-friendly and super tasty. 

10. Chicken Flavoured Super & Pot Noodles (Batchelors) 

Similar to Pringles, not all meat-flavoured foods include animal products in the ingredients. Batchelors super and pot noodles are vegan-friendly and affordable.

11. Starburst  

A common misconception about sweets is that they all contain gelatine or alternative animal products. A lot of sweets aren’t vegan friendly however, you can enjoy Starbursts!

12. Skittles 

Skittles are also another affordable confectionery suitable for vegans – great for a treat.

13. Turkish Delight 

Most Turkish Delight confectionary today are vegan – however, make sure to double-check before you purchase as some commercial brands add gelatine!

14. Morrisons / ASDA / Co-op Jam and Custard Doughnuts 

Morrisons, ASDA and Co-op are pulling it out of the bag with affordable and tasty vegan-free doughnuts.

15. Betty Crocker Cake Mix  

Most Becky Crocker cake mixes are vegan – instead of adding eggs, you can find alternative vegan options!

16. Haribo Sour Rainbow Strips 

Haribo only offers a small range of vegan sweets – luckily you can have Haribo Sour Rainbow Strips and they taste delicious.

17. Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate 

Green & Blacks 72% dark chocolate is made with Cacao Nibs – vegan friendly with no animal product in sight.

18. Lindt Excellence Cocoa Bars 

Lindt Excellence Cocoa bars come in several variations from 70% to 99% dark chocolate. These are made with cocoa to be vegan-friendly!

Hopefully, this list has been helpful in reducing the feeling of missing out on specific foods!

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Writer and expert

Jennifer Blow is our UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.