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
- Accidentally vegan cakes & desserts
- Accidentally vegan bread
- Accidentally vegan sweets
- Accidentally vegan chocolate
- Accidentally vegan crisps
- Accidentally vegan store-cupboard products
- Accidentally vegan cereal
- Accidentally vegan drinks
- Accidentally vegan ready meals
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
Indulge with a delicious and creamy bourbon biscuit. Perfect for dunking in your cuppa.
Just 40p for 200g.
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
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’
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.
Full of oats and goodness, this nobbly biscuit is perfect for dunking!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Whizz up a gooey chocolate cake in no time at all with this easy cheat. Simply add an egg replacement instead of real eggs…
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
Perfect with sweet or savoury spreads at any time of day!
£1.25 for a pack of 9.
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.
Garlic & Coriander Naan Breads
Aromatic garlic and coriander naan breads to go with your homemade curries and dhals.
£1 for pack of 3.
Balsamic Onion & Thyme Focaccia
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®
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.
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
Crammed with peanuts, you’ll love this chewy caramel bar.
£1 for a 4-pack at Tesco
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
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.
For when you need a fizzy, chewy sugar hit, try these!
75p for 150g.
This ready-to-eat sweet treat comes in a range of fruity flavours.
55p for 125g.
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.
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
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
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
Getting bored of plain dark chocolate? These thin and crispy treats have a lovely minty bite!
£1.29 for 125g.
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.
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
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
Pop open a packet of tasty and delicious hand-cooked potato chips.
80p for 40g.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cosy and comforting when you need a chocolate hit! Just add to warmed plant-based milk.
Around £3 for 500g.
Exquisite Cremant du Jura
Made from 100% Chardonnay, this delightfully crisp and bubbly wine has fresh citrus flavours.
£7.99 for 75cl.
Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur
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