11 Fun Foods You Didn’t Know Were (Or Could Easily Be Made) Vegan

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Let’s be honest: we all want to indulge in some not-so-healthy treats from time to time. Newsflash: There’s vegan fun food too. Here are some delicious and cruelty-free snacks you can enjoy with peace of mind (some require a few super-easy hacks). Which ones surprise you the most? Do you have a favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, we love hearing from you.

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Add some chocolate goodness to your favorite plant-based milk with who-knew-it-was-vegan Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup.

Jell-O Instant Pudding Mix

This one requires a small (and super-easy) hack: To veganize any flavor, substitute plant-based milk for cow’s milk. You may need to experiment with the amount as consistencies can be different. Not including a website link for this one, because a good website for Jell-O doesn’t seem to exist – let us know in the comments if you find one and we’ll add it.

Sour Patch Kids

Sour, then sweet. Need we say more?

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Goya Flan

This one also requires a super-easy hack to veganize – check out our recipe.

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Duncan Hines Cake Mix

Most of these mixes are vegan in terms of ingredients (but always check the ingredients – some contain eggs, like the Angel Food Cake mix). But the instructions often call for eggs or milk. Never fear – use your favorite egg substitute and plant-based milk in these cases.

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Smucker’s Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping

Who says you have to put it on ice cream made using cow milk? Try it on top of one of your favorite plant-based ice cream flavors.

Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix

Just use your favorite vegan egg substitute (Ener-G is a great one for baking) to veganize these delicious treats.

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Kraft Creamy Italian Dressing

Sure, you can make your own super-yummy creamy dressing at home, vegan style, but if you’re in a hurry or on the go, it’s nice to know that this cruelty-free option exists.

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McCormick Bac’n Pieces Bacon Flavored Bits

Bacon bits that satisfy your cravings without harming any pigs – what could be better? These yummies are made from flavored textured soy flour to imitate the flavor and crunchy texture of bacon bits.

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SkinnyPop White Cheddar Popcorn

Go ahead, indulge these savory, dairy-free cheddar snacks.

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Nature Valley Dark Chocolate & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars

Granola bars are great for taking along on hikes, bike rides and camping trips for a quick energy boost when you’re on the go. And these ones are not only yummy – they’re cruelty-free.

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Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.


Need inspiration on your vegan journey? Check out our recipes – sweet, savory and everything in between – right here on TryVeg.

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