10 delicious snacks you didn’t realize are vegan
Going vegan is often associated with eating all the plants. And, while eating plant-based is largely about eating lots of fruits and veggies, it certainly doesn’t mean us vegans don’t get cravings for a chocolate chip cookie every now and then.
Plus, eating a plant-based diet definitely doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the same snacks and treats as those who aren’t vegan. In fact, you may be surprised to find that there are more foods that are totally vegan-friendly without even realizing it.
So, if you have some serious munchies coming on, we’re letting you in on ten delicious foods and snacks you didn’t realize were vegan.
Grab that glass of almond milk because Oreo’s are on the top of our list.
10 Delicious Foods You Didn’t Realize Are Vegan
#1 Oreos: Ok, so not the most nutritious snack item, but if you’re craving something sweet, and you want something that you can quickly grab from the store, Oreos check all the dessert craving vegan boxes. Next time you’re at the store, grab a bag of America’s favorite cookie, and dunk them in your glass of almond milk with zero shame in your vegan game.
#2 Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup: Craving a good old fashion glass of chocolate milk? You’re in luck because the number one most popular chocolate syrup brand happens to be vegan. And, you can find this at just about any grocery store, so grab a bottle next time you’re out shopping, and drizzle some in your glass of soy, almond, or coconut milk. Better yet, make a vegan milkshake with Hershey’s chocolate syrup, frozen bananas, and coconut milk. Yum!
#3 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes: Who new Duncan Hines cake mixes were actually totally vegan? They are easy to find, super affordable, and make whipping up a birthday cake incredibly easy. If you are in a pinch, or just don’t want to make a vegan cake from scratch, grab a box of Duncan Hines cake mix. Nearly all of the flavors are vegan, and you can easily sub out the eggs and butter for a flax egg and coconut oil to make a delicious vegan cake that literally no one will complain about eating.
#4 Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting: Oh, and while you’re grabbing that box of Duncan Hines cake mix, pick up a container of their home-style frosting. Most varieties are also vegan, so you can feel good about licking the spoon after frosting that birthday cake.
#5 Unfrosted Pop Tarts: If Pop Tarts were a staple breakfast item for you growing up, turns out, you can still enjoy them on a vegan diet (in moderation, of course!) Unfrosted Pop Tarts in brown sugar, blueberry, and strawberry flavors are all vegan-friendly. Plus, by ditching the frosted version, you can feel a little better knowing you’re at least doing away with some of the added sugar that comes with this favorite breakfast treat.
#7 Lindt Excellence Cocoa Bars: Chocolate lovers out there, this one’s for you. Lindt Excellence Cocoa Bars in 70%, 85%, and 90% are all vegan, so you can go and get your chocolate fix on without the added dairy.
#8 Famous Amos Sandwich Cookies: If Famous Amos cookies are more your style, you’ll be happy to know these too are vegan-friendly.
#9 Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars: Crunchy food lovers, rejoice! If you are looking for a little more crunch and a little less sugar, these bars will hit the spot. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars in peanut butter, apple crisp, cinnamon, roasted almond, and maple brown sugar are also vegan.
#10 Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookies: Get excited. These perfectly crispy caramel and cinnamon flavored cookies are vegan and can be found at your local Trader Joe’s. Grab your cup of tea and a speculoos cookie…or two. These are a must-have vegan treat for the cinnamon lovers out there.
At this point, you may be ready to run to the nearest grocery store and pick up a box of Duncan Hines cake mix or hit your local Trader Joe’s and grab and box of their famous Speculoos cookies. So, here’s your invitation to get your snack on, vegan and all. Because life’s too short not to eat the piece of cake.
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