Accidentally Vegan Foods- 44 Top Picks

Accidentally vegan foods

Now, while we don’t condone stuffing your face with vegan junk food, now and again is defitenly okay. And anyways, how could you mis out on these tasty treats at least now and then? We’re running through our favourite accidentally vegan foods so you know the perfect items to add to the shopping trolley Peta has created the perfect list, where you can find a bunch of awesome accidentally vegan foods, especially if you’re living in the UK!

Sweets and Chocolates

  • Starburst (UK only)
  • Millions
  • Haribo – Sour Rainbow Strips, Sour Rainbow Twists
  • Flying Saucers
  • Love Hearts
  • Polo Mints Original
  • Jelly Tots
  • Sherbet Fountain
  • Skittles
  • Cadbury Bournville Plain Chocolate
  • Green & Blacks – Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut & Currant, Ginger, Maya Gold, Espresso, Spiced Chilli, Lemon, Mint
  • Lindt Excellence –  70%, 85%  and 90% Dark Chocolate
  • Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp Dark Chocolates
  • Divine – Dark Chocolate Mint Thins, Dark Chocolate Ginger Thins, dark chocolate bars in various flavours
  • Ritter Sport Marzipan
  • Fry’s Chocolate Cream
  • Marks and Spencer Veggie Percy in a Twist and Colin the Caterpillar Sour sweets
  • Turkish delight – almost always vegan but do double check the label

Find more vegan chocolate treats here.

Crisps and Popcorn

Accidentally vegan foods

  • Walkers – Salt & Vinegar, Ready Salted, Prawn Cocktail, Worcester Sauce, Crinkles Simply Sea Salted, Chipsticks Salt ‘n’ Vinegar Flavour
  • Walkers Sensations – Lime & Coriander Chutney Poppadoms, Balsamic Vinegar & Caramalised Onion
  • McCoy’s – Salt & Malt Vinegar, Ultimate Sea Salt & Black Pepper, Ultimate Sizzling BBQ Chicken, Ultimate Chargrilled Steak & Peri Peri
  • Skips Tingly Prawn Cocktail
  • Sunbites – Sweet Chilli, Original
  • Pringles – Original, BBQ, Paprika, Smokey Bacon
  • Hula Hoops – Original, Salt and Vinegar,
  • Kettle Chips – Lightly Salted, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt & Crushed Black Peppercorns
  • Kettle Tortilla Chips – Sweet Chili Salsa, Sea Salt
  • Tyrrells Crisps – Lightly Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar, Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper, Sea Salt & Black Pepper, Naked, English Barbecue, Red White & Blue
  • Tyrrells Veg Crisps (all flavours apart from Crinkly Veg)
  • Doritos – Lightly Salted, Chili Heatwave
  • Tesco Bacon Rashers Snacks, Sainsbury’s Bacon Crispies and many other own-brand bacon snacks
  • Propercorn – Smooth Peanut & Almond, Lightly Sea Salted, Fiery Worcester Sauce & Sun-Dried Tomato, Sweet & Salty
  • Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn  – Sweet ‘n Salt, Sea Salt, Wasabi Glaze, Cinema Sweet
  • Butterkist – Sweet Cinema Style, Sweet & Salted, Microwave Popcorn Salted

Biscuits and Cakes

Accidentally vegan foods

  • Lotus Original Caramelised Biscuits
  • Fox’s Party Rings
  • Bourbon Biscuits
  • Oreo cookies
  • Nairn’s Biscuits – Dark Chocolate Chip Oat, Stem Ginger Oat, Mixed Berries Oat, Fruit & Spice Wheat Free
  • Crawford’s Pink Wafers
  • McVitie’s – Ginger Nuts, Fruit Shortcake, Fig Rolls, Hobnobs, Chocolate Chip Hobnobs
  • Mr Kipling – Apple & Blackcurrant Pies, Jam Tarts, Treacle Tart

To create your own delicious biscuits and cakes, check out our tips for vegan baking.

Savoury Biscuits

Accidentally vegan foods

  • Duncan’s of Deeside Scottish Oatcakes – Family, Olive Oil, Wheat Free
  • Jacob’s Cream Crackers
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Nairn’s – Rough Oatcakes, Fine Milled Oatcakes, Organic Oatcakes, Cracked Black Pepper Oatcakes, Gluten Free Oatcakes, Organic Herb Oatcakes, Mini Oatcakes, Gluten Free Herb & Seed Oatcakes
  • Ryvita Multi-Seed Thins

Pair these biscuits with a delicious vegan cheese – check out our guide for some ideas.

Spreads and Toppings

Accidentally vegan foods

  • Lotus Smooth Caramelised Biscuit Spread
  • Peanut butter
  • SunPat Choc-A-Nut Peanut Spread
  • Tesco Bourbon Biscuit Spread
  • Hershey’s Reese’s Shell topping
  • Marmite Yeast Extract

Snack and Protein Bars

Accidentally vegan foods

  • Clif Builder’s 20g Protein Bar – Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Nākd bars – all flavours
  • Ma Baker Giant Bars
  • Trek – Peanut Power, Berry Burst, Original Oat Flapjack, Cocoa Chaos, Cocoa Coconut Flapjack
  • 9bar – Peanut & Raisin, Apricot & Strawberry, Nutty, Original, Flax, Fruity, Chia Berry, Pumpkin, Almond & Raspberry, Peanut, Cashew & Cocoa, Hazelnut, Coconut, Raspberry

For more about healthy snacking on the go, read our guide to putting together a vegan packed lunch.


Accidentally vegan foods

  • Betty Crocker Cake Mix – Super Moist, Devil’s Food, Vanilla, Chocolate Swirl, Carrot Cake
  • Jus-Rol Bake-It-Fresh Pain au chocolate (Most Jus-Rol pastries are vegan – just be sure to check the label.)
  • Pot Noodle – Beef & Tomato, Bombay Bad Boy, Sweet & Sour, Brazilian BBQ Steak, Chilli Beef, Chinese Chow Mein, Piri Piri Chicken, Sticky Rib
  • Batchelors Cup A Soup – Tomato, Tomato and Basil
  • Heinz Cup Soup – Vegetable, Minestrone
  • Bird’s Traditional Custard Powder
  • Sainsbury’s Raspberry Jelly

Awesome Accidentally Vegan Foods

Head to the shops, stock up and indulge in a bounty of accidentally vegan foods, the more we buy vegan products the more there’ll be in future! Shout outs to Peta for the awesome list and article!


    • In the UK, Starburst regular are vegan and do not contain animal-based gelatin. In the US they are not vegan. We’ve updated the article to reflect this, thanks a lot!

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