Published On: Thu, Dec 13th, 2018

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 

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.

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.

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

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 Tesco, Sainsburys, 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

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 Chunkie Cookies

Accidentally vegan products

Indulge with these deliciously chocolately cookies! Perfect for sharing with friends or a treat for a cosy night in. A 175g pack typically costs £1.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 most major supermarkets

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

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.

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

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

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

Kettle® Bites Maple Barbecue

Accidentally vegan products

A deliciously baked-not-fried tasty snack with only 95 calories per pack! Made with real food ingredients and no added monosodium glutamate, artificial flavours or colours.

80p for 22g, Available in Tesco, Sainsburys, Ocado and Waitrose

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.

Sundried Tomato & Chilli Proper Corn

Accidentally vegan products

Made with fiery cayenne, this posh popcorn is the perfect Friday night treat.

80p for 20g | Available at Waitrose

McCoy’s Steak & Peri Peri Crisps

Accidentally vegan products

Yep, these steak-flavoured crisps don’t actually contain any steak – hurrah!

90p for 47.5g | Available at most supermarkets

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 & Ocado

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

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.

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

Drinks

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

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

*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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