Accidentally vegan food (UK)

Here is a list of accidentally vegan products/junk food in the UK. Make sure you check the packaging as ingredients can change over time. Some of these products may contain palm oil and while it is not typically seen as non-vegan, because it doesn’t come from an animal, it’s best to avoid as much as you can due to environmental damage and the destruction of habitats of endangered species (more information here). If you find that any of these products do contain palm oil pick up the next best thing!

Apart from that one person who once asked me if bread was vegan, i’m sure most people are aware of the foods that are obviously suitable; so i have compiled a list of some products that you may not expect to be vegan.

Biscuits

  • Fox’s chunkie dark chocolate cookies
  • Nairns chocolate chip oat biscuits
  • Nairns fruit and spice
  • Aldi’s chocolate digestives
  • Costcutter chocolate chip cookies
  • Fox’s munch with choccy bits
  • Hobnobs
  • Chocolate chip Hobnobs
  • Fox’s party rings (original/party footballs/raspberry ripple/party fairytales)
  • Belvita breakfast biscuits (choco-hazelnut/strawberry/soft bakes)
  • Morrisons chunky chocolate chip cookies
  • Fair trade double chocolate chunk cookies
  • Asda choc chunk cookie mix
  • Jammie Dodgers
  • Lotus Biscoff
  • Pink Panther wafers
  • Bourbon biscuits
  • Co-op digestive biscuits
  • Co-op Nice biscuits
  • Berry Blast Jammie Dodgers
  • Original Oreos
  • Chocolate Oreos
  • Golden Oreos
  • Double stuff Oreos
  • Asda/Morrisons/co-op/tesco fruit shortcake biscuits
  • Asda/Morrisons/co-op/tesco oat crumble biscuits
  • Asda/Morrisons/co-op/tesco ginger nuts
  • Gingerbread men
  • Double chocolate Jammie Dodgers
  • Fox’s chunkie cookies
  • Fox’s crinkles
  • Morrisons morning coffee biscuits
  • Morrisons oat nobblies
  • Rich tea biscuits
  • Fox’s Mini Vinnies
  • Fox’s Frozen ice whirls
  • Fox’s crunchy oat and coconut biscuits
  • Morrisons Saver/Free From digestives
  • Sainsbury’s shortcake
  • McVities fruit rolls
  • Bergens peanut chocolate cookies in Home Bargains
  • Apple pie cookies in the Co-op

Baked

  • Jus-Rol pastries (pain au chocolat, apple danish, cinnamon swirls and croissants etc. they also do pizza bases and garlic bread)
  • Co-op apple strudel
  • Co-op apple pies
  • Co-op fresh jam/custard donuts
  • Co-op fresh apple & blackberry turnover
  • Co-op fresh apple pie
  • Co-op fresh apple puff pastry pies
  • Co-op fresh tutti frutti iced donuts
  • Co-op fresh ice ring donuts
  • Co-op fresh 5 jam donuts
  • Co-op rhubarb pie
  • Co-op fresh 4 puff pastry mince pies
  • Tesco jam donuts (Tesco sell 2 types: freshly made in store and frozen donuts. Freshly made donuts are confirmed vegan so you’ll have to ask which ones are on sale that day)
  • M&S mulled wine spiced fruit loaf
  • Aldi apple strudel in freezer section
  • Aldi 6 mince pies
  • Aldi apple tart
  • Aldi flapjacks
  • Morrisons Free From millionaires shortbread
  • Morrisons 6 sticky ginger buns
  • Aunt Bessies apple/winter fruit crumble/rhubarb crumble
  • Morrisons very berry/apple strudel
  • Morrisons 6 apple and blackcurrant pies/apple pies
  • Mr Kipling apple and blackcurrant pies
  • Mr Kipling 6 jam tarts
  • Morrisons Savers apple pies
  • Morrisons mince pies

Chocolate

  • Co-op dark chocolate
  • Co-op fair trade dark chocolate
  • Moo free chocolate (buy online or in Boots/Waitrose/Whole Foods, possibly other stores)
  • Co-op fair trade dark chocolate spice and orange
  • Trek bars
  • Nakd bars
  • Aldi after dinner mint/orange thins
  • Aldi mint chocolate waves
  • Aldi dairyfine dark chocolate
  • Moser roth orange & almond/sea salt/dark 70% cocoa
  • Aldi choceur Belgian dark chocolate
  • Aldi choceur Jamaican truffles
  • Morrisons Savers dark chocolate
  • Aldi choceur chocolate santa
  • Aldi choceur chocolate reindeer

You can find more vegan chocolate here. It’s a little on the pricey side but if you can afford it there’s everything from vegan advent calendars to vegan versions of Snickers, Mars and Peanut Butter Cups.

Sweets

  • Co-op strawberry Bon Bons
  • Flying saucers
  • Dairy free fudge ‘with no udder ingredients’ (found in the Co-op and Asda)
  • Co-op cola rippers
  • Pimlico Vegetarian fruit jellies (found in Tesco)
  • Fruit winders
  • Tesco fizzy multi-colour belts
  • Tesco fizzy cola lances
  • Love Hearts
  • Tesco fizzy bubblegum lances
  • Chupa chupa melody pops
  • Aldi fizzy strawberry lances
  • Aldi multi-coloured fizzy belts
  • Skittles

Cereal

Morrisons

  • Strawberry & raspberry clusters
  • Maple & pecan clusters
  • Free from fruit & flake
  • Coco snaps
  • Super hoops
  • Mighty malties
  • Wheat biscuits
  • Corn flakes
  • Fantastic fibre
  • Bran flakes
  • Puffed wheat
  • Sultana bran
  • Whole-wheat muesli
  • Extra fruity muesli
  • Mini cranberry/blueberry neat wheats

Tesco

  • Everyday value coco snaps
  • Malt wheats
  • Everyday value maple & pecan
  • Everyday value wheat biscuits
  • Red cherry wheats
  • Raspberry malt wheats
  • Multigrain hoops
  • Apple and Cinnamon Muesli
  • Cinnamon Squares
  • Fruit and Nut Muesli
  • Golden Syrup Wheats
  • Raspberry Wheats
  • Blueberry Wheats
  • Apricot Wheats

Aldi (Harvest Morn)

  • Choco pillows
  • Luxury fruit & nut muesli
  • Wheat Bisks
  • Multi-grain hoops
  • Fruit & fibre
  • Malted Wheaties
  • Apple & cinnamon crisp
  • Strawberry crisp
  • Pecan & maple crisp

Asda

  • Toffee apple popcorn cereal
  • Cornflakes
  • Apricot wheats
  • Choco balls
  • Malted Wheaties
  • Choco curls
  • Muesli
  • High bran/sultana bran

Co-op

  • Fruit & nut muesli
  • Berries & cherries muesli
  • Fruit, nuts & seeds muesli
  • Blueberry wheats

Lidl (Simply Sumptuous, Crownfield)

  • Strawberry crisp
  • Special muesli
  • Berries & cherries muesli
  • Really nutty muesli
  • Choco rice
  • Frosted flakes
  • Rice snaps
  • Choco hoops/shells
  • Cookie cereal
  • Special flakes
  • Fruit & fibre

Sainsbury’s

  • Apple & cinnamon crisp
  • Puffed wheat
  • Multigrain hooplas
  • Wholegrain malties
  • Cornflakes
  • Wholewheat biscuits
  • Pecan & maple crisp
  • Muesli (fruit & nut/ wholewheat/ basics/ banana, date & coconut/ 50% fruit/ orchard fruit)
  • Red cherry/ raisin/ apricot/ blueberry/ mini/ golden syrup wheats

Big brand

  • Jordans lighter granola
  • Jordans chocolate Country Crisp
  • Kellogg’s just right
  • Kellogg’s fruit n fibre
  • Kellogg’s Special K fruit & nut
  • Kellogg’s all-bran cranberry & sultanas
  • Kellogg’s puffed corn
  • Mornflake chocolaty squares
  • Mornflake muesli
  • Mornflake luxury crisp strawberry/maple & pecan
  • Nestle shredded wheat
  • Nestle shreddies (original/coco/frosted)
  • Oatibix
  • Weetabix
  • Weetabix Banana Flavour
  • Weetabix with Chocolate
  • Weetabix Golden Syrup
  • Weetabix Organic
  • Oatibix Flakes Golden Oats
  • Oatibix Flakes Raisin & Sultana
  • Ready brek Original
  • Ready brek Gingerbread
  • Weetabix Crunchy Bran
  • Weetabix Crispy Minis – Banana
  • Weetabix Crispy Minis – Chocolate Chip
  • Weetabix Crispy Minis – Fruit & Nut
  • Weetabix Crispy Minis
  • Weetabix Bran Flakes
  • Weetabix Weetaflakes
  • Weetabix protein crunch

Spreads

  • Morrisons Savers chocolate spread
  • Tesco Bourbon chocolate spread
  • Lotus Biscoff spread
  • Plamil organic orange chocolate spread

Please note that this is not a complete list and just an idea of the variety of accidentally vegan products in the UK. As mentioned earlier, please double check the ingredients before buying because manufacturers are able to change their recipes at any time. If you are unsure whether a product is vegan or not its best to contact the supplier.