If you’re vegan and love snacking on a bag of chips, this article is for you.

Eating vegan is one of the best things that you can do for animals, your health, and the environment. And in your quest to avoid dairy ingredients, you play it safe at 7-Eleven by picking up a bag of chips flavored with a “hint of lime.” Sounds vegan, right? But then, standing in line, you turn the bag over just to double-check the ingredients—and bam! You see the words as clear as day in bold type, taunting you: “CONTAINS MILK INGREDIENTS.

Before you went vegan, you may never have even thought about the ingredients list on a bag of chips, but now that you’ve “glowed up,” you try to swerve those nasty dairy “products” at all cost. We feel you. So to help you avoid any disappointment, we’ve put together a list of the chips that should be vegan but aren’t (for some unknown reason) and the best cruelty-free alternatives:

❌ Funyuns (Not vegan)

If these onion-flavored rings lived up to their name, they’d be vegan—after all, the dairy industry is no fun at all for cows. But unfortunately, they come up short. ?peta-owned

✅ Wise Onion Rings (Vegan)

Instead, try Wise Onion Rings. They’re stocked in some branches of Rite Aid and Walmart.


❌ Lay’s Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Vinegar (Not Vegan)

Because why make them with just sea salt and vinegar when you could add milk??


✅ Kettle Brand Sea Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips (Vegan)

But don’t worry—you can always try Kettle Brand Sea Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips or 7-Eleven’s salt and vinegar kettle chips.


❌ 7-Eleven Spicy Guacamole Tortilla Chips (Not Vegan)

Yep, that’s right—even guacamole-flavored chips aren’t safe. ?


✅ Food Should Taste Good Guacamole Tortilla Chips (Vegan)

For a more authentic guacamole taste, grab some Food Should Taste Good Guacamole Tortilla Chips—they sound amaizeballs.

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❌ Tostitos Hint of Lime (Not Vegan)

We’ll give you a hint—there’s a hint of more than just lime in these.  ?


✅ Beanitos White Bean Chips Hint of Lime (Vegan)

For a more accurately named product, tuck into Beanitos White Bean Chips Hint of Lime.


❌ Tostitos Hint of Jalapeño (Not Vegan)

Tsk-tsk! This time, Tostitos claims to be spicing things up with just a hint of jalapeño when it’s also adding a totally unnecessary hint of milk. ?


✅ Kettle Brand Organic Jalapeño Potato Chips (Vegan) 

Instead, try the Kettle Brand Organic Jalapeño Potato Chips, which are packed full of zesty lime flavor.
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❌ Sun Chips Garden Salsa (Not Vegan)

Umm since when does a garden or salsa contain anything that comes from a cow?!  Since they made these garden salsa-flavored chips with dairy. ?


✅ Beanfields Pico de Gallo Bean and Rice Chips (Vegan)

A tasty cruelty-free option is Beanfields Pico de Gallo Bean and Rice Chips.
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Conclusion: Don’t get caught out by chip flavors like “hint of lime” or “guacamole flavored”—names can be deceiving! While some snacks have pesky milk ingredients added for no good reason, the great news is that there are TONS of vegan chips available, and some of them might surprise you: 17 Chips You Didn’t Know Were Vegan