30 Foods You Never Understood Were Vegan

Being vegan is easier than ever. The amount of fashionable restaurants, food blog sites, and vegan-friendly items has actually taken off recently, making those who are egg, dairy, and meat free smile from ear to ear. However it turns out a lot of things are coincidentally vegan that may stun you. You have actually got another thing coming if you think vegans just consume kale, brown rice, and vegetables in quite bowls that appearance oh-so-pretty in Instagram pictures.

For example: did you understand Baco-Bits and Oreos are vegan? We understand, we were shocked and amazed also, and lead to question preciselywhatremains in these food. That buttery taste you like in Ritz Crackers and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls? Very same deal. We’re scratching our heads and itchin’ to look at ingredient lists. Take an appearance at these common and surprisingly vegan foods, simply do not attempt to persuade yourself they’re healthy.



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America’s Favorite Cookie is vegan-friendly!

#SpoonTip: Know cross-contamination with milk.

2. Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Icing


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The Home-Style Butter Cream, Caramel, Classic Chocolate, Vanilla, Coconut Pecan, Dark Chocolate Fudge, Lemon Supreme and Strawberry Cream ranges are all vegan. Cheers to vegan buttercream! Now hand us the spoon.

3. Duncan Hines Cake Mixes


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In Classic Carrot, Moist Deluxe Butter Golden, Classic Yellow, Dark Chocolate Fudge, Devil’s Food, Fudge Marble, German Chocolate, Red Velour, Swiss chocolate, Coconut Supreme, Lemon Supreme, Pineapple Supreme AND Strawberry Supreme all contain no dairy or eggs. Some people might get finicky about food color sources, but for a lot of, all of the above are vegan-friendly. Swap out the eggs and butter/oil for a can of soda or carbonated water and you’ve obtained the fluffiest vegan cake you might ever desire.

4. Jell-O Immediate Pudding Mix


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Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon, Pistachio, and Banana Creame are all vegan! Add your preferred non-dairy milk and you’re excellent to go.

5. Smucker’s Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping


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As marshmallows contain gelatin (made from cow hooves), lots of vegans pass them up. Now vegans can rejoice– Smucker’s has made a gelatin-free version AKA vegan marshmallow fix is possible.

6. Taco Bell’s Bean Burrito (minus the cheese).


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No lard in these beans, bitches!

7. Taco Bell’s Cinnamon Twists.


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For after the lard-free burrito.

8. Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup.


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For your soy milk, almond milk and non-dairy ice cream pleasure.

9. Chipotle Sofritas.


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More Healthy & Deliceous Recipes

Which honestly everybody ought to attempt.

10. Betty Crocker’s Bac-O’s Bacon Taste Bits.


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We’re unsure if this is something to commemorate or be really, extremely afraid of.

11. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.


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Ahh, the buttery taste of veggie oils.

12. Ritz Crackers.


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Another food that prides itself on butter flavor, yet has none. Pass us a sleeve with some soy cheese, please!

13. Unfrosted Pop-Tarts.


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In Brown Sugar, Blueberry and Strawberry. Since Pop-Tarts are very important.

14. Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets.


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A terrific shortcut to a scrumptious vegan dessert or appetizer.

15. Lindt Excellence Cocoa Bars in 70%, 85% and 90%.


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Chocoholics rejoice.

16. Famous Amos Sandwich Cookies.


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In Chocolate, Oatmeal Macaroon, Peanut Butter and Vanilla.

17. Goya Flan.


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Yeah, another thing we’re not going to try to explain.

18. Nutter Butters.


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19. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars.


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In Apple Crisp, Cinnamon, Peanut Butter, Pean Crunch, Roasted Almond AND Maple Brown Sugar. We are so darn excited it injures. Cause the crumbs!

20. Nabisco Original Graham Crackers.


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We recommend you pair these with a few of that chocolate frosting mentioned above. #yum.

21. Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies.


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In Apple, Cherry and Peach. PIE ME.

22. Thomas’s New york city Design Bagels.


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In Blueberry, Cinnamon Swirl, Whatever and Plain. Since carbohydrates. And tofu cream cheese.

23. Super Pretzel Baked Soft Pretzel.


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Glorious, wonderful salty carbs.

24. Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams.


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Delicious and vegan. Therefore darn charming we can BEARly stand it.

25. DQ Star Kiss Bar.


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A non-dairy ice cream bar at Dairy Queen. Paradoxical, however we dig it.

26. Sara Lee’s Frozen Pies.


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In Cherry and Apple. We’ll take both.

22. Mast Bro’s Chocolate.


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No dairy in the majority of varieties. WIN.

27. Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookies.


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Spicy sweet perfection. Pro tip: dip in almond butter.

28. Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Chocolate Bars.


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Dark Chocolate, 72% Dark Chocolate and Bittersweet with Almonds. We enjoy you Trader Joe’s.

29. Trader Joe’s Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles.


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Again, we enjoy you Trader Joe’s.

30. Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix.


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Simply sub an egg alternative like a tablespoon chia seeds and some almond milk or a couple of tablespoons of apple sauce and you’re seconds away from gooey vegan brownies.


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