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:



Nabisco Oreo Thin Crisps

Cinnamon Life

cinnamon life cereal

Ghirradelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix



 Lay’s Air Pops


Fruit by the Foot

fruit by the foot

Hershey’s Syrup

hershey's chocolate syrup

Kettle Brand Potato Chips (Backyard Barbecue, Jalapeño, Maple Bacon, Pepperoncini, Red Curry, Roasted Garlic, Sea Salt, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Spicy Thai, Sriracha, and Unsalted varieties) 

kettle chipsJujyfruits

Lay’s Potato Chips (Barbecue and Plain)

lay's potato chips

 Quaker Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes

Rice-CakesDuncan Hines Whipped Frosting (Chocolate, Fluffy White, and Vanilla)

Mission Tortillas

mission tortillas

 Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars (Peanut Butter)

nature valley peanut butter bar

Nabisco Ginger Snaps


Red Bull Energy Drink

red bull

Ritz Crackers

ritz crackers

Swedish Fish

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 Multigrain

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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