Vegan Candy Galore

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Posted August 17, 2011 by peta2 staff

The following article was written by PETA intern Heather Mangal.

Lollipops and taffy and bonbons! Oh, my! You can be vegan and still feel like a kid in a candy store, with the large variety of accidentally vegan candy options out there. Your sweet tooth will thank you because this guide will have you skipping down the vegan candy lane.

Chocolate

I love eating chocolate when taking bubble baths or when I get those ever-so-often cravings. If you are jonesing for a chocolate fix, go with my top picks: Chocolove Dark Chocolate BarsGhirardelli Twilight Delights, and my ultimate favorite, the Endangered Species dark chocolate collection. It’s my favorite because I am saving animals in more than one way: While indulging in decadent, rich vegan chocolate, a portion of my purchase goes to a fund to help save endangered species.

vegan chocolate products

Lollipops

I have always associated lollipops with special moments from my childhood, but as an adult, I still love them! And the best ones just happen to be vegan. Charm’s Blow Pops and Dum Dums are the vegan winners that will throw you back in time to your elementary school days.

Gummy Candies

If you are like me, candy is the way to go at the movie theater. I always grab some Sour Patch Kids or Swedish Fish. The sweet, chewy goodness of these babies beats popcorn any day, and they are sold at almost every theater. Chewy candies sometimes have gelatin in them, but these are free of animal parts.

sour patch kids candy

Chewy Candies

Taking a road trip? Candy can come to the rescue here too! It can be challenging to stay awake or maintain the momentum to keep driving, and coffee can become too monotonous. My vegan candy picks for long drives are Airheads taffyFruit by the Foot, and Big League Chew gum.

airheads

Hard Candies

Are you a hard-candy type of person who likes to reach for the candy bowl at work on a regular basis? For the candy dish at the office, my suggestions are Atomic FireballsBrach’s Cinnamon Hard CandyJolly Ranchers, and Smarties. Having those hard candies melt in your mouth is bound to relieve that everyday stress at work.


Everyone is entitled to indulge their sweet tooth every now and then. So don’t be afraid to reach for the vegan candy options listed here when strolling down the candy aisle. You deserve it! Don’t forget to check out peta2’s list of other accidentally vegan foods.

What’s your favorite vegan candy, and when do you enjoy eating it?

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  • Profile photo of haylzzz

    234 days ago

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    Jolly Ranchers are my all-time favorite

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    601 days ago

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    But they also have to be all natural!

  • Profile photo of ranverr

    619 days ago

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    Vegan Jelly Beans eat em all the time! They are better than the other brand of Jelly Beans

  • 942 days ago

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    […] you can still satisfy your sweet tooth without chewing on some pig bones. In fact, you can find vegan candy at every grocery store! Check out our Guide to Vegan Grocery Shopping for some yummy […]

  • Profile photo of ElsH

    956 days ago

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    I love this!!! ^_^

  • 1373 days ago

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    Im trying really hard to find some vegan rock candy… you know the chocolates that look like rocks? Anyone know of any? If you do.. please message me

  • 1375 days ago

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    I love sour patch kids, because I love how if you have them on your gums where your wisdom teeth are, you get a sour overload :)

  • 1375 days ago

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    Wow there is more delicious and animal free candy out there than I previously thought!

  • 1376 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    what’s that sound? It’s me gaining a couple pounds form reading this. XD

  • 1377 days ago

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    I <3 dum dums and swedish fish–went to the movies last night to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes and brought a bag of swedish fish! Teehee.

  • 1378 days ago

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    I WANT CANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh and what types of gum is vegan?

  • 1378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yum! it makes me hungey now!

  • 1378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    BLOW POPS!!! SWEDISH FISH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love jolly ranchers! :)

  • 1378 days ago

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    ive seen the dark chocalate candy bar at my local grocery store, this is aweosme, i know some of theirs have milk so i wasnt sure, i loved it cause it funds to help endanger animals,and now i love it more cause its VEGAN! im so ganna go get some today..dork chocalate here i come.

  • 1378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    GREAT LIST!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Haha this list is great. I always have a stock pile of all sorts of candy.

  • 1378 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG i love them sour patch sweets!!!!!!! =) my faves

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