Having the right vegan snacks in the cupboard can make getting through some days so much easier!
At The Vegan Society we’re passionate about everything to do with vegan food and we get excited when any new brand approaches us about registering for The Vegan Trademark. But probably one of the most exciting things about going vegan is getting to explore the growing world of plant-based snacks!
From the latest vegan chocolate bars and sweets to exciting flavoured crisps, there are more options than ever before. Aside from obvious ingredients like
dairy (which frustratingly even manages to make its way into crisps!), there are many other animal-derived ingredients that can often sneak into our daily vegan snacks.
These can be in the form of things like certain flavourings and E-numbers, and even through some of the manufacturing processes involved.
The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark ensures that products carrying our mark involve the use of no animal ingredients and by-products, and have not been tested on animals, leaving you with the important job of picking the perfect selection of snacks to get you through the day!
We’d love to see your go-to Vegan Trademarked snacks. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with our latest vegan snack registrations, and make sure to tag @vegantrademark to share your personal favourites with us.
Brand Marketing Officer, The Vegan Society
Karma Bites Popped Lotus Seeds
Made from popped lotus seeds, Karma Bites is the new healthy and delicious way to snack.
Karma Bites is vegan, gluten-free, free of any chemicals and has no refined sugar or palm oil. It is also packed with protein and minerals. If you can’t find the ingredient in your kitchen cupboard, it doesn’t go in the pack.
Choose from five flavours: Caramel, Coconut & Vanilla, Peri-Peri, Himalayan Pink Salt and Wasabi.
£1.29–1.39, available from Ocado, Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Holland & Barrett and Revital. www.karmabites.co.uk
Peter’s Yard Sourdough Flatbreads
These flatbreads are made with a 45-year-old sourdough starter, which ferments for 16 hours before each batch is made. They are then seasoned with hand-harvested Halen Môn PDO sea salt and hand-baked until crisp.
They’re available in three delicious varieties – Sea Salt, Seeded and Smoked Chilli. The flatbreads are high in fibre and low in sugar and saturated fat, and are best enjoyed with vegan dips or as part of a sharing board.
£2.40, available at Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and online at petersyard.com/shop
The British Crisp Co. Handcooked Crisps
In the mood for a bag of crisps? The British Crisp Co has a range of completely vegan and allergen-free handcooked crisps that should really hit the spot!
The crisps are made on a farm that not only grows its own potatoes, but is powered by renewable energy. So, these crisps don’t just taste good – they do good, too.
Flavours in the range include Sea Salt, Cheese & Onion, Sea Salt & Black Pepper, Sweet Chilli, and Salt & Vinegar.
£1 per bag, www.britishsnackco.com
Fudge Kitchen Chocolate Trio Slider
The ultimate dairy-free chocoholic fantasy! These rich chocolate fudge flavours combine a creamy signature recipe fudge with sultry dark chocolate for a truly holistic cocoa experience.
Flavours include Chocolate & Raspberry, Chocolate Coconut, and rich Classic Chocolate Fudge. The vegan gourmet butter fudge is produced using an original special recipe vegan butter, giving it the same deep flavour and inimitable creaminess as the Fudge Kitchen’s classic dairy fudge flavours.
Produced in small batches by artisan confectioners, all the fudge is hand-made using only the best all-natural vegan and gluten-free ingredients and flavourings.
Moo Free Mini Bars
The folk at Moo Free know a thing or two about making vegan chocolate – that’s what they’ve been doing for the last ten years! This delicious award-winning chocolate has no dairy, soya or gluten and comes in seven super-tasty flavours.
Mini Bars are made for lunchboxes, snacks and treats for dairy dodgers on the go! Each flavour of Mini Bar has its own super-cute character and story based around them. Loved by adults and children alike, the range of Moo Free Mini Bars has something for everyone – whatever their favourite chocolate flavour.
60p, available from independent shops and major supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose, Ocado and M&S. You can also buy online at moofreechocolates.com
Sweet Freedom Choc Pot Chocolate Spread
Choc Pot chocolate spread is the answer to all your chocolate snacking needs! With far less fat and calories than other chocolate spreads, it tastes deliciously indulgent, is sweetened only with fruit extracts, plus is high in fibre as well as being GMO-free!
We love spreading it on pancakes and toast, stirring it into porridge, and making icing for vegan bakes and cakes!
£3, available from Tesco, Asda, Morrisons (Free From shelf), Sainsbury’s (Spreads shelf), plus Ocado.com and sweetfreedom.co.uk
Chocolate and Love Ltd ‘Pomegranate’ Bar
This vegan dark chocolate bar with pomegranate is truly tantalising as fruity flavours are brought together with delicious chocolate. The cacao originates from Madagascar, which is valued for its unique flavour notes with hints of citrus and natural sweetness.
This chocolate is made with 70% cocoa and pomegranate, which is a potent antioxidant; plus it’s rich in flavonoids and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Enjoy a piece of this tasty chocolate as a great snack.
*This post is sponsored by The Vegan Society