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FYI: Your Favorite Snack Is Probably Vegan

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Posted November 22, 2013 by Whitney Calk

For me, going vegan opened up a delicious new world of food choices. I mean, it’s practically impossible to walk into any grocery store these days without finding vegan meat from brands such as Tofurky and Gardein and dairy-free options such as soy milk and Daiya brand vegan cheese.

But something else that really excited me about going vegan was finding out that so many of my favorite snacks from my pre-vegan days were still safe for me to eat, i.e., they were “accidentally vegan.” Which snacks am I talking about, you ask? Here’s a hint:

accidentally vegan snacks teaser

And before you go all, “But Whitney, why are you so psyched about unhealthy food?!” let me say this: I never said that this stuff was healthy. All I’m saying is that most of these are snacks you ate before—and can continue to eat now without a guilty conscience (because they don’t contain any animals or animal byproducts). That’s a big ol’ vegan win-win situation!

OK, now on to the good stuff. Prepare your taste buds and check out our fave “accidentally vegan” foods:

Airheads

airheads

Cinnamon Life

cinnamon life cereal

Cracker Jack

cracker jack

Fritos

fritos

Fruit by the Foot

fruit by the foot

Hershey’s Syrup

hershey's chocolate syrup

Kettle Brand Potato Chips (Sea Salt & Vinegar)

kettle chips

Kellogg’s Unfrosted Pop-Tarts (Brown Sugar, Blueberry, and Strawberry)

unfrosted poptarts

Lay’s Potato Chips (Barbecue and Plain)

lay's potato chips

Mission Tortillas

mission tortillas

Nabisco Oreo Cookies

oreos

Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars (Peanut Butter)

nature valley peanut butter bar

Red Bull Energy Drink

red bull

Ritz Crackers

ritz crackers

Ruffles Original Potato Chips

ruffles chips

Sour Patch Kids

sour patch kids candy

Thomas’ New York Style Bagels (Plain, Everything, and Blueberry)

thomas' everything bagels

Wheat Thins

wheat thins original

Once you’re done jumping for joy and writing up your next grocery list, be sure to share this list with your friends to show them how dang easy it is to be vegan!

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  • 260 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    GMO heaven!!!! that’s why I don’t eat anything that has a commercial might be vegan but they’re full of chemicals that are not good for your body.

  • 315 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How are Oreos vegan? What about the cream in the middle? Is there no dairy in it? And the unfrosted Poptarts may not have dairy but there’s still gelatin in the middle?

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      310 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Check out the ingredients. They are vegan. :) No gelatin or dairy.

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    373 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have only oreos, lays chips, and red bull in the country where I live. Actually, oreos are very fatty and there is a lot of sugar in there. Energy drinks are unhealthy too. What about sugar in oreos? Is it vegan too?

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    451 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I must admit that RedBull was the most surprising one for me! Was so happy to see this list! : )

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    468 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos are also vegan, plus they’re my favorite :3

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    479 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    what about Monster energy, is that vegan

    • Profile photo of annie-l

      472 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Yep, it’s vegan! :)

  • Profile photo of yfgc

    489 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG OREOS ARE VEGAN THANK YOU FOR THIS LIST!!!!”” :-)

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    565 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sure these may be “vegan friendly” but many of these companies are using ingredients full of GMOs

  • Profile photo of iaaliyah730

    605 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Isn’t the filling in all poptarts made out of the same things? How are the unfrosted ones vegan when I thought the filling contained gelatin?

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      605 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      The frosting is what contains gelatin in the non vegan ones.

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    613 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    No poptarts are vegan theres gelatin in all of them

    • Profile photo of annie-l

      612 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      The unfrosted ones are vegan. :)

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    613 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG HAPPY DANCE XD I love lays chips and naturevalley and pretty much everything on here haha

  • Profile photo of crazycathorse

    613 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Poptarts have gelatin in them

    • Profile photo of annie-l

      612 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      The unfrosted poptarts are vegan. :)

  • Profile photo of serena47

    613 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Lay’s BBQ chips are soaked in chicken fat, they’re the grossest form of not vegan.

    • Profile photo of annie-l

      612 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      The classic flavor is vegan. :)

    • Profile photo of katkat

      605 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      thankyou for telling me that, that is so gross!

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    615 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is so cool! I never thought unfrosted pop tarts or Oreos were vegan.

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    615 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    you are amazing i love all these foods and i had no idea:D thank you so much.!!

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