Accidentally Vegan Australia

Lots of what you already eat is vegan!

Many well-known products are vegan purely by accident, and we’ve listed some of our favourites below…

The More Obvious…

  • Pasta (dry): almost all dried pasta is made without egg and is therefore 100% vegan
  • Baked Beans
  • Tinned/Canned Spaghetti
  • Yeast extracts like Vegemite 
  • Most fresh bread is vegan and Ciabatta, by its very nature, is always vegan as it is made with olive oil
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tomato Sauce/Ketchup
  • HP/Brown sauce
  • Mustard: whether it’s Dijon, wholegrain, English or American
  • Branston Pickle
  • Hot sauces like Tabasco and Siracha
  • Rice
  • Rice noodles: when ordering a Chinese takeaway, just ask for rice rather than egg noodles
  • Jam: typically made with pectin (to thicken) rather than gelatin
  • Hummus
  • Chips/French fries: if cooked in veggie oil then they are vegan!
  • Porridge/Oatmeal: when made with water or plant milk
  • Crumpets: Mighty Soft and Wonder White
  • Bagels: New York Bagel Co.

The Surprising…

  • Oreos: Original and Chocolate
  • Arnott’s: Chocolate Ripple, Raspberry Shortcake, Gingernut
  • Doritos: Chilli Heatwave and Original
  • Fox’s Chunkie Cookies: Dark Chocolate, Party Rings
  • Walkers Crisps: Ready Salted, Salt and Vinegar and Prawn Cocktail
  • Pringles: Original, BBQ Sauce
  • Mr Kipling Jam Tarts
  • McVities Fruit Shortcake Biscuits
  • Ritz Crackers: Original
  • Kettle Chips: Sea Salt, Kettle Original Salted, Chilli, Root Vegetable Chips – Sweet Potato, Beetroot
  • French Fries: Original, Salt and Vinegar
  • Ritter Sport chocolate: Dark and Extra Fine Dark
  • Wrigley’s Chewing Gums: Airwaves, Juicy Fruit, Hubba Bubba Strawberry
  • Sweet William Chocolate: Original, Rice Crackle and White Buttons, Chocolate Spread
  • Lindt Chocolate Bars: 70%, 85%, 90%
  • Orgran: Outback Animals Cookies – Chocolate, Vanilla
  • HomeBrand: Garlic Bread
  • Coles: Curry Pot Vegetable Samosas, Vegetable Cocktail Spring Rolls
  • Coles: Praise 99% Fat Free Mayonnaise (Light)

Beers and Ciders…

  • Heineken
  • Beck’s
  • Carlsberg
  • Amstel
  • Peroni
  • Budwiser
  • Corona
  • Weston’s: All
  • Old Mout: All (Only in Australia and New Zealand)
  • Aspall’s: All
  • Merry down: All
  • Brother’s: All, including fruit flavours


  • Brown Brothers: Dolcetto Syrah, Cienna, Cienna Rosso
  • De Bortoli: Gulf Station Pinot, Gulf Station Cabernet Sauvignon, Windy Peak Chardonnay, Windy Peak Cabernet Merlot
  • Yellow Tail: Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio


  • Bacardi
  • Southern Comfort
  • Malibu Rum
  • Absolut Vodka
  • Captain Morgan Rum
  • Gordon’s Gin

Soft Drinks…

  • Pepsi
  • Coca Cola
  • Schweppes Lemonade
  • 7 UP
  • Appletiser
  • Powerade: All varieties
  • Sprite

Please note:

  • We have not included the obvious plant foods in the lists below (fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, legumes, dried fruit, nuts, pickled vegetables, oilves etc.), but they are most definitely vegan!
  • Check this list out too, courtesy of Vegan Wiki!
  • On Instagram? Follow @weareveganuary for regular Accidentally Vegan product posts!

Something missing?

  • Know of an accidentally vegan product that’s not listed above? Please contact us on Facebook, Twitter or email us at “info @” and we will add it. Thank you!

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