All the accidentally vegan products you can find in supermarkets

Author: Rachel Smith

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.

In this article, you’ll discover a range of accidentally vegan products that may surprise you, including:

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

Sainsbury’s Bourbon Cream Biscuits

Accidentally vegan productsIndulge with a delicious and creamy bourbon biscuit. Perfect for dunking in your cuppa.

Just 40p for 200g.

Jammie Dodgers

Jammie Dodgers are vegan 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.

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.

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.

McVities Hobnobs

Accidentally vegan products

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

From £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.

Asda Nice Biscuits

These biscuits are perfect paired with a cup of tea for an afternoon snack.

45p at Asda

Asda Bourbon Cream Biscuits

These creamy chocolate biscuits are perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.

36p from Asda

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

Accidentally Vegan Cakes & Desserts

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Soreen Banana Loaf Bar

Packed with fibre, these little snacks are a great way to get that sweet fix without gelatine or unhealthy sweeteners.

60p at Waitrose

Accidentally Vegan Bread

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chicago Town Garlic Dough Balls

These mouthfuls of garlicky goodness make a perfect side dish for a family dinner.

£2 from Morrisons

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

Accidentally Vegan 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.

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.

Skittles

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You can taste the rainbow whilst still being vegan as Skittles are accidentally vegan and completely free of animal products!

You can find Skittles in every supermarket and most corner shops.

A 45g bag is typically priced at 65p

Mr Tom Peanut Bar

Accidentally vegan products

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

£1 for a 4-pack at Tesco

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!

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.

Refresher Choos

Accidentally vegan products

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.

Rainbow Drops

These puffed rice sweets will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

50p at most supermarkets

Sainsbury’s Flying Saucers

These fun, retro sweets are a great treat for the kids.

40p from Sainsbury’s

Turkish Delight

This Turkish delight is made with hints of rose and lemon and presented in a keepsake wooden box. A great gift or something to share with the family!

£1.50 at Waitrose

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

Accidentally Vegan Chocolate

Ritter Sport Marzipan

Accidentally vegan products

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

Costs from £1 for 100g.

Orange & Almond Dark Chocolate

Rich, sweet and crunchy — we love this version of Green & Black’s.

£1.99 at Waitrose

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.

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.

Mint Thins

Made from dark chocolate with a dash of peppermint oil, these chocolatey treats are great to stock up on and bring out at Christmastime and New Year’s Eve.

£1.50 at Asda

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!

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.

Kettle® sea salt & balsamic vinegar crisps

Accidentally vegan products

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

Snackrite Teddy Faces

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy these!

99p at Aldi

Walkers Baked Wotsits Flamin’ Hot

These supersized Wotsits are deliciously tasty and this spicy flavour is just the kick you need to get through the day.

£3 at Sainsbury’s

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

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.

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.

Nando‘s Peri-Peri Sauce

No need to eat chicken to enjoy this spicy sauce.

£2 at Tesco

Goldenfry Beef Gravy Granules

This gravy is the perfect topping for a vegan Sunday roast!

£1 at Tesco and Iceland

Askey’s Chocolate Flavour Topping

Create imaginative and fun sweet treats any time with this topping. You can add it to drinks, desserts and snacks!

£1.30 from Tesco

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

Accidentally Vegan Cereal

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.

Asda Choco Balls

A naughty but nice way to start your day!

£1.30 at Asda

Accidentally Vegan Drinks

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

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.

Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur

Edinburgh Gin

This fruity liqueur is balanced by a delicate warmth and spicy finish; it would be a great gift or a perfect evening drink.

£16 for 50cl at John Lewis

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

Accidentally Vegan Ready Meals & Lunches

Itsu Satay Rice’Noodles

A great quick option for lunch on the go and these tasty noodles are also gluten-free!

£1.75 from most supermarkets

Tideford’s Tomato, Lentil & Red Pepper Soup

A hearty lunch — and organic too.

£2.79 at most supermarkets

Green Thai Vegetable Curry

This dish of mixed vegetables in a coconut sauce with coriander, lemongrass and galangal makes a quick and easy dinner option.

£3.90 at Waitrose

Asda Vegetable Balti

This ready meal is made with cauliflower and chickpeas prepared with a spiced tomato and onion sauce.

£3.50 at Asda

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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