Lollies, sweets, candy, whatever you call the tasty sugar treats there are plenty around. But, which ones are vegan? It’s common knowledge that a lot of lollies, especially the softer ones, have gelatine in them.
What is accidentally vegan? Products that are not labeled vegan or marketed specifically to vegans. Thankfully there are a lot of accidentally vegan sweets in the supermarkets and department stores. This list does not include all of the other lollies at cruelty-free supermarkets and websites. So, there are plenty of options if you are looking for something sweet.
Non-vegan ingredients to look out for
- Gelatine – made from collagen which is in the skin, bones and connective tissues of cows and pigs.
- Cochineal and carmine (made from crushed insects).
- Palm oil (exploitation of animals and bad for the environment)
- Beeswax (exploitation of animals)
This list is not a health food list by any means but read on if you want a list of accidentally vegan lollies available from A-Z.
PS. This might be handy to send to grandparents who like to treat your little ones.
Aussie Drops Eucalyptus
Biona Jelly Dinos, Pomegranate Hearts, Peppermints
Bols (Kmart) Sherbet Straws, Sour Straps – Cola, Rainbow, Strawberry, Fruit Quivers, Mint Leaves, Nippers, Rainbow Candy Rolls
Coles Lemon Sherbet, Sour Rainbows, Liquorice Twists Strawberry, Barley Sugar
Darell Lea Liquorice Twists: Original, Raspberry, Grape
Dominion Naturals (Aldi) Sour Rainbow Straps
Dominion Naturals (Aldi) Sour Stilts
Eco-Vital Fruit Gummy Bears, Fruity Hearts, Fruity Sour Snakes, Jelly Fruits, Wine Gums
Flirt (Aldi) Blitz Mints: Peppermint, Spearmint
Fino Flavoured Jells Blackcurrant, Raspberry, Strawberry, Lemon, Lime, Orange
Fisherman’s Friend Original, Mint, Spearmint
Go Natural Organic Liquorice
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Groovy Grape and Seriously Strawberry
Mentos Mint, Fruit, Spearmint, Pineapple, Lemon Lime, Pink Lemonade
Natural Confectionery Co. Sour Patch Kids
Pauly’s Lolly Space Adventure Candy Watches & Rolls
Starburst Chews Fruit Flavours, Sours, Very Berry, Mini Chews, Strawberry & Melon, Tropical Smoothies
Swizzels Fizzers, Giant Fizzers, Giant Love Hearts, Double Dip, Parma Violets
Tic Tac Mint, Orange, Melon Madness
Trolli Dino Rex, Sour Strips, Spaghettini
VegeBear’s Cola Koalas, Frooty Fruits, Fruit Jellies
Wizz Fizz Sherbet
Woolworths Homebrand Barley Sugar, Eucalyptus, Fruit Drops, Humbugs, Spearmint Leaves, Sour Straps: Fruit, Strawberry
X-Treme Sour Straps
This list is accurate as of Feb 2020.