Published On: Thu, Dec 13th, 2018

The ultimate guide to accidentally vegan products you can find in supermarkets

We’re spoilt for choice these days when it comes to vegan products in stores, but whilst there are new products hitting the shelves every day many everyday products that you may already know and love are accidentally vegan too*! Here’s a tasty selection of products that are vegan not by design but which are readily available in UK supermarkets. Keep checking back because we’ll keep this page updated when we discover new accidentally vegan goodies. 

Biscuits 

Jus-rol bake-it croissants

Hartley’s Jelly This ready-to-eat sweet treat comes in a range of fruity flavours. 55p for 125g at most major supermarkets

Get your bake on! Now you can have fresh croissants in minutes with this chilled dough.

£2.10 for 350g at most major supermarkets such as Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco, etc.

Sainsbury’s Bourbon Cream Biscuits

Accidentally vegan products

Indulge with a delicious and creamy bourbon biscuit. Perfect for dunking in your cuppa.

Just 40p for 200g.

Nairn’s Organic Super Seeded Oatcakes

Accidentally vegan products

Bite into a delicious mix of flax, sunflower and chia seeds, packed with natural protein. Why not top with peanut butter and banana or avocado and pepper for a tasty snack?

RRP £1.69 for 200g. Available at Tesco.

McVitie’s Fruit Shortcakes

Accidentally vegan products

Tuck into a sweet crumbly shortcake with a sprinkle of raisins. A delicious melt-in-the mouth, mid-morning treat.

From £1 for 200g in all major supermarkets such as Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Asda, etc

McVities Ginger Nuts

Accidentally vegan products

Take a bite of the classic Gingernut biscuit! With a nice crunch, this is perfect to go with your mid-morning cuppa!

From around £1.00 | Widely available in major supermarkets such as Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco, etc

Nairn’s Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits

Accidentally vegan products

Enjoy a tasty, wholesome dark chocolate chip oat biscuit bursting with natural flavour. They contain no artificial colours or flavours and just 45 calories per biscuit.

£1.25 | Available in Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Waitrose

Belvita Breakfast ‘Tops’

Accidentally vegan products

Tuck into a Choco-Hazelnut biscuit for a burst of slow-releasing carbohydrates. Perfect for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.

£2.79 for a box of 5 x 50g bakes at Ocado

McVities Hobnobs

Accidentally vegan products

Full of oats and goodness, this nobbly biscuit is perfect for dunking!

From £1 and widely available at supermarkets such as Sainsbury’sMorrisons, Waitrose, Tesco, etc.

Towergate Gingernuts from Lidl

Accidentally vegan products

At a bargain price of just 25p per 300g packet (!), who can resist a classic gingernut biscuit?

Fox’s Party Rings

Accidentally vegan products

Every day’s a party day with Fox’s Party Rings! They make the perfect lunchbox treat. Prices are typically around £1 for a 125g pack from supermarkets such as TescoAsda, Waitrose, Morrisons, etc.

Oreo Original

Accidentally vegan products

Take a little bite of a ‘wonderfilled’ cookie, with delicious vanilla filling sandwiched between two chocolate biscuits.

Typically costs £1 for a 154g pack from supermarkets such as Morrisons, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, etc.

Crawford’s Pink Wafers

Accidentally vegan products

Enjoy this classic biscuit made with pink wafers and filled with a cream filling.

Costs 80p for 100g found in some major supermarkets such as Ocado and Waitrose.

Nairn’s coconut & chia oat biscuits

Accidentally vegan products

These moreish biscuits are packed with slow-release goodness and are low in sugar.

£1.35 for 200g at major supermarkets such as Waitrose.

Oaties

Accidentally vegan products

The perfect match for your mid-morning cuppa or latte and a great price too!

36p per 300g packet at Aldi

Cakes & Bakes

Co-op Custard & Jam Doughnuts

Accidentally vegan products

Who doesn’t love a doughnut? Enjoy this treat containing either a jam or custard filling with a mid-morning cuppa.

Bag of 5 for only 65p

Tesco Apple Strudel

Accidentally vegan products

Enjoy this hearty pudding of apple chunks and sultanas in a delicious puff pastry, topped off with sugar. Perfect for sharing with friends. Just top off with a spoon of vegan cream.

Only £1.35 for 600g.

Rowan Hill Bramley Apple Pies

Accidentally vegan products

Treat yourself to a scrumptious apple pie, filled with a delicious Bramley apple filling. And a bargain at just 75p for a box of 6 at Lidl.

Mr Kipling Treacle Tart

Accidentally vegan products

Enjoy an exceedingly good slice of treacle tart! Made with a light pastry and oozing with golden syrup, who can resist?

Costs from £1.50 for 370g at many major supermarkets such as Ocado, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, etc.

Mr Kipling Apple & Blackcurrant Pies

Accidentally vegan products

It is definitely the little things that mean the most with these delicious melt-in-the-mouth pies, packed with apple and blackcurrants!

Costs from £1.50 for a box of 6 found in supermarkets such as Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, etc.

Filled Mini Churros

Accidentally vegan products

Thought your doughnut days were over? Well, you can rejoice at Tesco’s chocolate and hazelnut churros, which do not contain egg, butter or anything else ‘animal-y’!

£2 for 12 | Available at Tesco

Warburtons crumpets

Warburtons crumpets Perfect with sweet or savoury spreads at any time of day! £1.25 for a pack of 9 at most supermarkets

Perfect with sweet or savoury spreads at any time of day!

£1.25 for a pack of 9 at most supermarkets such as Morrisons, Waitrose, Tesco, etc.

Ciabatta Breadsticks 

Accidentally vegan products

Snack attack alert… Tasty breadsticks topped with garlic butter and parsley.

£1.70 for 4 at Sainsbury’s

Garlic & Coriander Naan Breads

Accidentally vegan products

Aromatic garlic and coriander naan breads to go with your homemade curries and dhals.

£1 for pack of 3 at Iceland

Tomato & Herb Bagel Thins

Accidentally vegan products

Spread these tasty new bagels with dairy-free cream cheese for the ultimate lunch! Plus they’re only 117 calories each…

From £1 for four at Asda and Waitrose

Balsamic Onion & Thyme Focaccia

Accidentally vegan products

Packed with Mediterranean flavours, these are the perfect accompaniment to a summer salad.

£1.50 for four at Co-op

Devil’s Food Cake Mix

Accidentally vegan products

Whizz up a gooey chocolate cake in no time at all with this easy cheat. Simply add an egg replacement instead of real eggs…

From £2 at most major supermarkets such as Waitrose, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, etc.

Chocolate & Sweets

Millions sweets

Accidentally vegan products

Need a sugar fix? These tiny, chewy candies are a childhood favourite, and they’re vegan too! Flavours include Bubblegum, Cola, Sour strawberry and Vimto – stock up in time for Halloween!

50p per 50g | Available at some major supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda.

Haribo Rainbow Twists Sour

Accidentally vegan products

Not just for kids, these fizzy sour-flavoured sweets are made with real fruit juice and no artificial colours. A great little treat to share.

Only £1.29 at Asda.

Rowntrees Jelly Tots®

Accidentally vegan products

Who can resist a Jelly Tot? There are five great flavours to tantalise your tastebuds: blackcurrant, strawberry, lemon, lime and orange!

A 150g bag typically costs from £1 from most supermarkets such as Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons, etc.

Lidl’s Sugarland Mint Imperials

Accidentally vegan products

Refresh your tastebuds with a cool Mint Imperial for a bargain price of just 49p for
a 200g bag.

Choceur  Dark Mint Chocolate Waves

Accidentally vegan products

Getting bored of plain dark chocolate? These thin and crispy treats have a lovely minty bite!

£1.29 for 125g | Available at Aldi

Ritter Sport Marzipan

Accidentally vegan products

It’s made with almonds, so it has to be healthy, right?!

Costs from £1 for 100g at most major supermarkets such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, etc.

Refresher Choos

Accidentally vegan products

For when you need a fizzy, chewy sugar hit, try these!

75p for 150g at some major supermarkets such as Morrisons.

Eat Your Hat Dark Chocolate 

Accidentally vegan products

This Fairtrade organic choc bar is flavoured with Brazilian mandarin oil

£3.95 for 91g

Hartley’s Jelly

Hartley’s Jelly This ready-to-eat sweet treat comes in a range of fruity flavours. 55p for 125g at most major supermarkets

This ready-to-eat sweet treat comes in a range of fruity flavours.

55p for 125g at most major supermarkets such as Ocado, TescoMorrisons, etc. 

Fry’s Peppermint Cream

Accidentally vegan products

We think this delicious creamy mint fondant and plain choc combo is a real winner!

£1 for a pack of 3x49g bars at most major supermarkets such as Iceland, Morrisons, Asda, etc.

Mr Toms Peanut Bars

Accidentally vegan products

Crammed with peanuts, you’ll love this chewy caramel bar. 

£1 for a 4-pack at Tesco

Crisps & Savoury Snacks

Snyder’s of Hanover Jalapeño Pretzel Pieces

Accidentally vegan products

Bursting with flavour, these pieces of crunchy pretzel are just what you need for a filling afternoon snack with a twist.

£1.40 for 125g | Available at Waitrose

PopCorners Veggie Crisps

Accidentally vegan products

Made with real peas, beets and chickpeas, the fabulous textures and flavours of these crisps are addictive! The ingredients are natural, never fried, vegan and gluten-free too, making it easier than ever to snack well.

£1.80 per 85g | Available at popcorners.com

Snaktastic Sweet & Salted Popcorn from Lidl

Accidentally vegan products

Sit back and watch your favourite Netflix film with a bag of sugared and salted popcorn. The perfect snack for a movie night!

Only 79p for 200g.

Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn  Cinema Sweet

Accidentally vegan products

At only 93 calories per serving, this is the perfect snack for peckish popcorn lovers! And it’s gluten free, too!

From 52p for a 20g bag | Available from all major supermarkets such as Ocado, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, etc.

Kettle® sea salt & balsamic vinegar crisps

Accidentally vegan products

Pop open a packet of tasty and delicious hand-cooked potato chips.

80p for 40g | Widely available at supermarkets such as Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, etc.

Lidl’s Deluxe Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Hand Cooked Potato Chips

Accidentally vegan products

Indulge with Lidl’s take on a classic UK crisp combination flavour. A deluxe extra crunchy taste at a bargain price of just 75p for a 150g bag.

90p for 47.5g | Available at most supermarkets

Bacon Crispies 

accidentally vegan products

Smoky bacon crisps that are OK to eat – it’s a win-win.

£1 for 140g at Sainsbury’s

£1.30 at M&S

Beefy Crinkle Cut Crisps

Accidentally vegan products

No cows were harmed in the making of these crisps! Instead, their flavour comes from yeast extract and onion powder. 

£1 for six at Ocado

Storecupboard 

Morrisons Own Peanut Butter

Accidentally vegan products

The perfect healthy snack on the go, this nut butter is made of 100% peanuts and contains no added sugar, salt, artificial colours or flavours.

£1.78 per 340g | Available at Morrisons

Blue Dragon Pad Thai Noodle Kit

Accidentally vegan products

This quick and easy street food favourite contains tamarind, garlic, peanuts and shallots, inspired by
the vibrant tastes of modern Asia. Add in some fresh veggies and serve with a squeeze of lime.

£2.69 for 265g | Available at Morrisons

The Original  HP Sauce

Accidentally vegan products

Indulge in the nation’s favourite sauce! Enjoy this fruity and tangy sauce with baked beans, on top of a burger, in a sandwich or more!

From around £1.50 from major supermarkets such as Waitrose, TescoMorrisons, Asda, etc.

Branston Original Pickle

Accidentally vegan products

Bring your vegan cheese sandwich to life with the nation’s favourite pickle! Or why not add a spoonful to your savoury dishes to give a tangy taste?

Typically costs from £1.40 for a 100g jar from major supermarkets such as Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons, etc.

Coop Strawberry Jam

Accidentally vegan products

Smother this storecupboard essential on toast for a quick-and-easy breakfast or snack. Plus great as a cake filling.

Price just 99p for a 454g jar.

Texan BBQ Cooking Sauce

Accidentally vegan products

If you’re after a quick and easy meal, stir this sauce into a veg stir fry or drizzle over cauliflower florets before baking.

£1.70 for 200g | Available at most supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, OcadoMorrisons, etc. 

Nestlé Coco Shreddies

Accidentally vegan products

If you like to start your day with a bit of a chocolate hit, Coco Shreddies will see you right.

£3.40 for 750g at most major supermarkets such as Morrisons, Waitrose, TescoAsda, etc.

Choco Hoops

Accidentally vegan products

Just add a splash of your favourite plant-based milk to a bowl of these choccy cereal hoops for a great start to the day.

£1.05 for a 500g box at Lidl

Amarilo hot sauce

Accidentally vegan products

A staple in Peruvian cooking, this chilli sauce will spice up your dinners.

£3 for 150ml at sauceshop.co

Green Thai curry paste 

Accidentally vegan products

There’s no fish sauce in this handy paste, so it’s great for vegans!

£1.50 for 200g at Tesco

Yumello Nut Butters

Accidentally vegan products

With flavours like Salted Date Peanut Butter, these delicious spreads are perfect for breakfast or midday snacks.

From www.yumello.com

Sweet & sour sauce

Accidentally vegan products

Bring your veggies to life with this handy stir fry sauce, made with pineapple, peppers and bamboo shoots   

59p for 500g at Aldi

Chocolate Orange Almond Butter

Accidentally vegan products

We can’t get enough of the Pip & Nut range! It’s palm oil free and ideal on toast or for dipping Brazil nuts!

Drinks

Cadbury’s hot chocolate

Accidentally vegan products

Cosy and comforting when you need a chocolate hit! Just add to warmed plant-based milk.

Around £3 for 500g in most supermarkets such as Morrisons, TescoSainsbury’sWaitrose, etc.

Thatchers Haze Cloudy Cider

Accidentally vegan products

Surprisingly, not all ciders are vegan. This naturally cloudy version, made from Jonagold eating apples, is served
in bars everywhere and has a crisp, sweet taste.

From £1.90 for 500ml | Available at most major supermarkets such as Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco, etc.

Exquisite Cremant du Jura

Accidentally vegan products

Made from 100% Chardonnay, this delightfully crisp and bubbly wine has fresh citrus flavours.

£7.99 for 75cl in ALDI

The Project Sauvignon Blanc from ALDI

Accidentally vegan products

The Project is an exciting collaboration between self-confessed wine nerds, Duncan Savage and Thys Louw. This Sauvignon Blanc exhibits intense grapefruit flavours with a hint of pineapple for a deliciously tropical taste.

(£5.99, 75cl) Available in stores and online now

Grab & Go

Cauliflower & sweet potato satay

Accidentally vegan products

This ready meal for one is perfect for lunch or dinner.

£3.50 for 430g at Tesco

*Please note that these products may not be marketed as vegan and may state that they may contain milk or other animal-derived ingredients, but this is due to being manufactured in the same factory as other food produce. All ingredients listings are subject to change, so please check before purchase.

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