All the accidentally vegan products you can find in supermarkets

Read Time:   |  13th December 2018

Here's a tasty selection of accidentally vegan products that are vegan not by design but which are readily available in UK 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*!

Accidentally vegan products are those which are vegan not by design and are not marketed as suitable for vegans but which happen to contain no animal ingredients.

Keep checking back because we’ll keep this page updated when we discover new accidentally vegan products which are readily available in UK supermarkets.

Best accidentally vegan biscuits 

Perfect with a cuppa, you might be surprised to find many British favourites are accidentally vegan!

Lotus Biscoff Sandwich Cookies

The new Biscoff sandwich cookies are utterly irresistible and consist of the brands signature caramelised sandwich biscuits filled with a Biscoff cream filling.

£1.39 for a pack of 15

Accidentally vegan products

Sainsbury’s Bourbon Cream Biscuits

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

Just 40p for 200g.

Jammie Dodgers

Jammie Dodgers are suitable for vegans once again following a recent recipe change. The new vegan recipe is easy to find thanks to a new darker coloured packet design and logo which makes it easier for people to spot which packs are suitable for vegans.

Accidentally vegan products

McVities Ginger Nuts

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Belvita Breakfast ‘Tops’

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.

Accidentally vegan products

McVities Hobnobs

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

From £1.

Accidentally vegan products

Fox’s Party Rings

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Oreo Original

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

Typically costs £1 for a 154g pack.

Accidentally vegan products

Crawford’s Pink Wafers

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

Costs 80p for 100g.

Want to see more? Check out our ‘Accidentally vegan biscuits page‘!

Best Accidentally Vegan Cakes & Bakes

Although cakes and bakes are traditionally made with eggs and dairy, surprisingly many pre-made cakes swap out animal ingredients for oil to help them last longer making them suitable for vegans.

Accidentally vegan products

Mr Kipling Treacle Tart

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Co-op Custard & Jam Doughnuts

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Tesco Apple Strudel

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Filled Mini Churros

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.

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

Jus-rol bake-it croissants

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

£2.10 for 350g.

Accidentally vegan products

Mr Kipling Apple & Blackcurrant Pies

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.

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

Warburtons crumpets

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

£1.25 for a pack of 9.

Accidentally vegan products

Tomato & Herb Bagel Thins

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Garlic & Coriander Naan Breads

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

£1 for pack of 3.

Accidentally vegan products

Balsamic Onion & Thyme Focaccia

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

£1.50 for four at Co-op.

Accidentally vegan products

Devil’s Food Cake Mix

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.

Want to see more? Check out our ‘Accidentally vegan cakes & bakes page’!

Best Accidentally Vegan Chocolate & Sweets

Many nostalgic sweet treats are accidentally vegan and these days manufacturers are starting to wise up and remove animal ingredients such as gelatine so that everyone can enjoy their products.

Accidentally vegan products

Rowntrees Jelly Tots®

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Fry’s Peppermint Cream

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

£1 for a pack of 3x49g bars.

Accidentally vegan products

Mr Tom Peanut Bar

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

£1 for a 4-pack at Tesco

Accidentally vegan products

Millions sweets

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!

Accidentally vegan products

Haribo Rainbow Twists Sour

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Choceur Dark Mint Chocolate Waves

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

£1.29 for 125g.

Accidentally vegan products

Ritter Sport Marzipan

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

Costs from £1 for 100g.

Accidentally vegan products

Refresher Choos

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

75p for 150g.

Hartley’s Jelly

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

55p for 125g.

Fruit Pastilles

Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles are switching to a vegan-friendly recipe for the first time ever this year!

From October, Fruit Pastilles sharing bags will be suitable for vegans with single tubes and multipacks following from February 2021.

Want to see more? Check out our ‘Accidentally vegan chocolates & sweets page‘!

Best Accidentally Vegan Crisps & Savoury Snacks

When you’re feeling peckish, it’s always good to have some snacks readily available. Thankfully these days, supermarket shelves are bursting with accidentally vegan snacks!

Accidentally vegan products

PopCorners Veggie Crisps

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Kettle® sea salt & balsamic vinegar crisps

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

80p for 40g.

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

Chorizo & red pepper tortillas

Accidentally vegan products

Flavoured with paprika, not sausage, these crunchy chips are great with guacamole or crushed up on top of a chilli.

£1.30 at M&S

Bacon Rashers

Accidentally vegan products

If you loved Frazzles as a child, treat yourself to a bag of these crisps and relive that nostalgic flavour, guilt-free (ish).

59p at Lidl

Want to see more? Check out our ‘Accidentally vegan crisps & savoury snacks page‘!

Best Accidentally Vegan Store Cupboard Products 

Open your cupboard and you may be surprised to find that many of the items you already have in your home are suitable for vegans.

Accidentally vegan products

The Original HP Sauce

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.

Accidentally vegan products

Nestlé Coco Shreddies

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

£3.40 for 750g.

Want to see more? Check out our ‘Accidentally vegan store cupboard page‘!

Best Accidentally Vegan Drinks

Stay hydrated or enjoy a warming hot chocolate with these accidentally vegan drinks.

Accidentally vegan products

Cadbury’s hot chocolate

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

Around £3 for 500g.

Accidentally vegan products

Exquisite Cremant du Jura

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

£7.99 for 75cl.

Want to see more? Check out our ‘Accidentally vegan drinks page‘!

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