It may not say vegan on the packet, but don’t let that fool you. Here are 15 accidentally vegan sweet treats you never knew you could eat.
1. Phizzy Pig Tails
M&S seem to have tons of sweets all glaring at you as you walk to the checkout, but unfortunately most aren’t vegan as they contain beeswax. But the wonderful Phizzy Pig Tails are and contain no artificial colours or flavouring.
One of the UK’s favourite sweets are vegan. These little multicoloured beauties became vegan friendly when they removed the E120 (cochineal) ingredient, which comes from an insect – eww! While this new variety of Skittles are vegan, be careful of old packets or limited editions.
3. Cliff Bars
Available at outdoor shops, WHSmiths and The Vegan Kind. Its the oaty bar that takes some chewing but is packed full of energy and delciousness.
4. IKEA Doughnuts
IKEA can be your best friend or your greatest enemy. Back in the day it used to be flat packs and achy feet for vegans, but now at least there are some plant based treats on offer. The doughnuts are a new addition and go nicely following a bowl of vegan meatballs from their cafe.
If you are lucky you will find this delicious light crispy chocolate bar at your local supermarket. They also can be found at The Vegan Kind store.
6. Belvita Soft Bakes
What can only be described as biscuit shaped cakes filled with nutella stlye chocolate filling. These badboys can be found at supermarkets and shops all over the country and they are divine!
7. Fererro Rocher Kavici Spheres
Available at Pound Stretcher, these chocolate balls are supposed to be an imitation of the very fancy non-vegan Fererro Rocher. We have to say that they have had some very mixed reviews since their release, but still worth a mention.
8. Mr Kipling’s Treacle Tart
Available at most supermarkets, a sweet treat that is perfect with lashings of Alpro single cream.
9. Sesame Snaps
This seasame cracker seems to have been around for decades, but who would have thought it was also vegan friendly?
10. Love Hearts Ice Lollies
The ice lolly version of a childhood classic, you can find these summer favourites in Asda supermarkets.
11. Tesco Plain Chocolate Digestives
Now vegans can enjoy the only type of digestive biscuit that should be eaten – the chocolate kind!
12. Swizzels Drumstick Choos
13. Gregg’s Iced Belgian Buns
On 13 April, Gregg’s ended their silly trial of non-vegan iced belgian buns and they are now vegan again.
14. Co-op Jam & Custard Accidentally Vegan Doughnuts
No list of accidentally vegan products would be complete without an appearance from the king & queen of accidentally vegan cakes: the Co-op doughnuts. They’re cheap, delicious and it’s scary how many of these can be eaten in one sitting.
Don’t ask us how or why, but for some reason whoever created this universe decided to make crumpets largely vegan-friendly. Warburtons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco always seem to be a safe bet.
All these products are subject to change, so please always check the label to make sure.