Important Note: Aside from Decembers’ product review, and the End of Year post, this is the last article for 2020!
I’m going to be taking the last half of December, and the first half of January off, so I will be back with a short story Jan. 15th, meaning the first post will go up the following Monday. (Jan. 17th)
Keep an eye on my social media for the announcement or if anything changes. (Or if you just want to say ‘hey’)
This article was written 20.06.23, when COVID-19 lock down restrictions were just beginning to ease in Toronto/Canada. Please excuse any joke, comment, etc. that is no longer applicable.
With the end of the year fast approaching, and the holidays coming up, I figured now would be the perfect time to do the next Surprising Vegan post.
Whether you’re hosting a circle-of-10 approved party, or want to eat a box while you sit alone watching holiday movies, the below list of surprising vegan cookies – along with the candy and chocolate collages – you now have the snack trifecta of perfect vegan approved stocking stuffers.
Starting from the top left corner, and going clockwise:
- Original Oreo
- Golden Oreo
- Birthday Cake Oreo (Red 40, Yellow 5+6, Blue 1)
- Chocolate Creme Oreo
- Dark Chocolate Oreo
- Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie Oreo
- Mint Oreo (Yellow 5, Blue 1)
- Double Stuffed Original Oreo
- Double Stuffed Golden Oreo
- Original Thins Oreo
- Golden Thins Oreo
- Oreo Mini Originals
- Dad’s Original Oatmeal
- Dad’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
- Dad’s Oatmeal Raisin
- Dad’s Chocolatey Coating Oatmeal
- Pirate Cookies
- Fudgee-O Original
- Christie Maple Leaf Cookies
I was actually surprised that not more of the Oreo flavours used food dyes. This also isn’t a complete Oreo vegan-friendly list. There were some flavours I found that were only available in the US, and while they technically aren’t vegan in the US (due to bone char being used in sugar processing), I was also (only midly) surprised that some of the more… fun flavours – like Mega Stuffed and Heads or Tails – were US only.
As always, the following are based on the Canadian ingredients I could find. I was also quite disappointed to learn that Mondelez International owned the Dad’s and Oreo brands, which made finding the ingredients much harder than it needed to be. I ended up having to e-mail them, only to get a generic ‘check the package’ answer.
The way their websites are set up is just not user friendly. Every time I do one of these collages and I see that they’re the parent company of a brand, I just know it’s going to be a headache to deal with. You’d think if they didn’t want to take the time to answer e-mails with ingredient questions, they would put it in part of their FAQ or make it readily available on their website, but alas…
Anyway, due to their less-than-helpful response, I had to rely on grocery store ingredients for the above, instead of the actual companies ingredients. This means that the ingredients I found may be wrong, or may change, and I recommend checking the ingredients each time you buy a product, along with checking for your specific country.
Like this article? Check out the rest of the series here!