29 Accidentally Vegan Candy Options To Grab At The Store

It may not be healthy, but surprisingly finding vegan candy isn’t all that difficult. Nowadays, there are also more and more candy brands that are vegan.

However, there are plenty of mainstream candies that are accidentally vegan and very accessible.

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Common Ingredients to Avoid

Obviously, vegan candy doesn’t include dairy ingredients, but there are some ingredients to avoid that you may not even realize are not vegan.

  • Gelatin – is often found in gummies and is one of the most common candy ingredients that are not vegan. Gelatin is made from animal tendons, ligaments, and bones that are boiled into liquid form.
  • Dairy – is not only labeled as “milk.” It also can be found in the form of milkfat, whey, or casein.
  • Shellac – is also known as “confectioner’s glaze.” It is created using the excretions of insects.
  • Carmine – is found mostly in bright red products. It’s a pigment made by crushing the shell of a female cochineal insect. Can also be labeled as “cochineal extract” or “Natural Red 4.”
  • Beeswax
  • Honey

Vegan Candy That You’re Safe To Snack On

Ingredients can change at any time, so it’s best to always check the label.

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Chewy Candy

1. Twizzlers
2. Swedish Fish (double check label; some flavors contain beeswax)
3. Airheads (not Airheads Bites)
5. Skittles
6. Laffy Taffy
7. Brach’s Orange Slices
8. Jujubes
9. Jujyfruits
10. Mamba Fruit Chews
11. Red Vines
12. Sour Patch Kids
13. Haribo Sour S’ghetti Gummi Candy

Hard Candy

14. Now and Later
15. Jolly Ranchers (hard candy only)
16. SweeTARTS (only the original form)
17. Smarties (US only)
18. Brach’s Cinnamon Hard Candy
19. Chick-O-Sticks
20. Atomic FireBalls
21. Gobstoppers
22. Lemonheads
23. Pez

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Vegan Suckers

24. Dum Dums
25. Charms Blow Pops
26. Ring Pops

Other Vegan Candy

27. Fun Dip
28. Pixy Stix
29. Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum

Ashley Hubbard

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