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16/01/2018 08:00 GMT | Updated 17/01/2018 11:01 GMT

Veganuary: 11 Surprising Treats You Didn't Know Were Vegan

Party Rings for the win.

If you’ve stuck to vegan food for the past fortnight congratulations, you are half way through Veganuary.

We think that deserves a treat and thankfully, there are plenty of products on supermarket shelves that are free from animal by-products. In fact, you’ve probably eaten some of them in the past, without even realising they’re vegan.

Having said that, when choosing vegan treats, there are some important things to keep in mind. Some of these treats do contain palm oil and although this is technically vegan, some vegans do try to avoid it due to its link to deforestation and destroying the habitats of endangered species, such as the Orangutan.

What’s more, some of these products come with a warning that they “may contain milk”, despite not listing any animal by-products in the ingredients. According to Peta, many companies add this phrase to their packaging if foods are produced in the same factory as non-vegan products, as a disclaimer against potential cross-contamination. However, the animal rights charity does class these products as vegan. 

With that in mind, be sure to check the ingredients on packets to find a treat you’re truly happy to chow down on. Here are 11 of our favourite surprising vegan finds: 

1. Fox’s Party Rings

Foxs


2. Hula Hoops Original 

KP Snacks

 

 3. Divine 85% Dark Chocolate

Divine


4. ASDA Extra Special 4 Garlic & Parsley Ciabatta Breadsticks 

Asda

 
5. Refreshers Original Lemon Flavour

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6. Waitrose Bourbon Cream Biscuits

Waitrose


7. Whole Earth Crunchy Peanut Butter 

Whole Earth

 

8. Walkers Sunbites Sweet Chilli Snacks

Walkers

 

9. Tesco Strawberry Flavour Lances

Tesco

 
10. Drumstick Stickpack 

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11. McVitie’s Ginger Nuts 

McVities

For more inspiration, check out Peta’s list of “accidentally vegan” snacks, but be sure to check ingredients on the packet first as formulations may have changed.

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