Whether you’re keeping sugar cravings at bay or giving trick or treaters a sweet surprise, there are plenty of accidentally vegan sweets out there.
Fortunately for us vegans, there are plenty of sweets available that contain zero animal-derived ingredients, so nobody needs to miss out on the fun. We’ve done all the hard work for you, so you don’t need to mess around reading labels!
Tasting the rainbow can be guilt-free, as all flavours of Skittles are now vegan! Top tip: you can often buy treat sized multipacks in discount stores, making them an affordable and perfectly sized treat.
Another childhood favourite, Starburst in the UK are also accidentally vegan. However, in the US Starburst sweets still contain gelatine.
Possibly the chewiest sweet known to mankind, most flavours of Millions are accidentally vegan (not including Chocolate Strawberry) and available in single size portions in supermarkets.
Who doesn’t love a Love Heart? How about a Refresher bar? Thankfully, most of the classic candies by Swizzels are accidentally vegan apart from Drumstick lollies. These are available almost everywhere!
Now these take us back! Luckily, they’re vegan too so go ahead and take that trip down Memory Lane.
M&S veggie Colin the Caterpillar
Unfortunately, none of the high street chain’s Percy Pig range is vegan, but similar line Colin the Caterpillar has two cruelty free options: veggie Fizzy Rainbows and Fruit Sours.
Most supermarkets also stock own-brand accidentally vegan treats. Just be sure to check the label for any obvious non-vegan ingredients like gelatine, or other animal based ingredients disguised in the form of E numbers.
There are also several independent vegan brands available from health food shops, or for less sugary options brands such as Nakd and Bear offer sweet treats made with natural ingredients.
For more information about accidentally vegan products, read Veganuary’s handy checklist.
PAGE UPDATED DECEMBER 2020