We’ve all been there before, starring down the snack aisle with longing and slight resentment. ‘Why do they put milk in everything?’ You may wonder as you read box after box of cookies, crackers, etc.
Whether you’re a new vegan who’s worried about not being able to eat your favourite snacks, a veteran who’s maybe sick of eating kale chips or perhaps you’ll be hosting a vegan at a get together and want to make sure they have something to nibble on, the following Surprising Vegan Snacks collage can help. These are all snacks that aren’t specially made vegan, and should be pretty easy to find. Some of these may only be available in Canada, (like the Maple cookies) but I’m sure that no matter where you are, you’ll be able to find at least some things in your local store.
Snacks shown (starting top left and going clockwise):
- Ruffles Original
- Ketchup Doritos (Only available at limited times, sadly)
- Sweet Chili Heat Doritos
- Hickory Sticks
- Bugles (Original)
- Smartfood Sweet & Salty Popcorn
- Pringles (Original)
- Lay’s Classic
- Skinny Pop White Cheddar Popcorn
- Kettle Brand Sea Salt and Vinegar
- Tostitos Restaurant Style
- Tostitos Scoops! (My personal favourite)
- Tostitos Rounds
- Tostitos Multigrain
- Rold Gold Pretzels
- Ruffle’s All Dressed
- Super Nibs
- Rockets (called ‘Smarties’ in the US)
- Sour Patch Kids Original
- Pull N Peel
- Vegetable Thins
- Ritz Cracker Originals
- Oreo’s Original
- Maple Cookies
- Twizzlers Originals
- Betty Crocker Whipped Vanilla Icing
- Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Kernels Original & Kernel’s Krazy Ketchup Popcorn Seasoning
- Skittles Original
Clearly, this is not every non-specially made vegan snack out there, but they are all the ones I’ve found to date.
If you know of any surprising vegan snacks, feel free to comment them below so I can continue to update this post.
**I took out the Miss Vickies Salt N Vinegar, Lays Ketchup and Lays Salt N Vinegar chips because they all contain lactose. I also took out the Pop Tarts as they conained gelatin. I thought they were vegan, but a quick re-check of the ingredients confirmed they weren’t. Sorry for that, and hopefully you didn’t go out and buy any.