500 common foods you didn’t know were Vegan!

There are hundreds of foods you didn’t know were vegan! When my friends say eating Vegan food must be disgusting I always ask them if they like Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. Who doesn’t like that? So why is this list of unhealthy vegan food important?

It’s important to get people to see veganism as normal. People think nuts and twigs when they think veganism. We need them to see there is a wide variety of “normal” food out there to choose from. If it helps to get them to eat less animals then that is a win for veganism.

I’ll share a true story from my life that demonstrates this perfectly. I don’t eat Oreo Cookies anymore but I used to love them. I wasn’t addicted to them but I would eat them often during my last year of college.

My omnivore roommate came home one night while I was cramming for a test and binging on Oreo cookies. She practically yelled at me “See I knew you weren’t a vegan, I caught you in the act!”

I had no idea what she was talking about until she grabbed the Oreos, shook her finger at me, and said I was a bad girl. It was so funny to me at the time. It was also a turning point in her life. She is actually eating a plant based diet today.

It’s kind of weird but for some reason, when she saw me eating Oreo cookies, it dawned on here that veganism wasn’t something that was so weird she shouldn’t consider it. From that night forward she was always up for a discussion on veganism.

Many things are vegan that you may have never though of. Peta has put together a list of common items that may blow your mind. Who knew there was so much Vegan food? These are just some of the foods from this long list that I have eaten and love. It’s only a tiny sample though.

Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch
7-Eleven Select Apple Snack Pie
Brach’s Cinnamon Hard Candy
Brach’s Root Beer Barrels
Kellogs Bite Size Unfrosted Mini Wheats
Kool-Aid Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix
Monster Energy drinks
Nestlé Nesquik Chocolate Syrup
Red Bull Energy Drink
Clif Bars
Cracker Jacks
Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili
Fritos Bar-B-Q Flavored Corn Chips
Fritos Brand The Original Corn Chips
Ghirardelli Chocolate Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
Ghirardelli Chocolate Intense Dark Twilight Delight
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
Jolly Rancher Lollipops
Keebler Ice Cream Cups
Keebler Original Club Crackers
Lay’s potato chips (Barbecue, Classic, Deli Style Original, Dill Pickle, and Lightly Salted varieties)
Lay’s Wavy potato chips (Lightly Salted and Original varieties)
Lindt Excellence 70%, 85%, and 90% Cocoa bars
Mission Foods Corn Tortillas
Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs Oreo Thin Crisps
Nabisco Ginger Snaps
Nabisco Oreo Chocolate Cones
Nabisco Original Grahams
Nabisco Saltine Crackers
Nabisco Triscuits (over 15 different flavors!)
Ritz Crackers
Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers
Ruffles Barbecue potato chips
Ruffles Original potato chips
Aunt Jemima Pancake/Waffle Mix (Original and Whole Wheat Blend)
Betty Crocker Bisquick Original Pancake & Baking Mix
Duncan Hines California Walnut Brownie Mix
Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting (8 different flavors!)
Duncan Hines Whipped Frosting (Chocolate, Fluffy White, and Vanilla)

This is a very tiny sample of the list. Seriously! You must see the entire list. It’s about 500 items or more! Read the entire list at the link below:

http://www.peta.org/living/food/accidentally-vegan

480 thoughts on “500 common foods you didn’t know were Vegan!”

  1. we encourage people at all levels of awareness. The goal is for less animals to die. Let’s not push out people who are trying to make a change by telling them their change isn’t good enough. I didn’t get here in one step. It was a path and a journey. Thanks for liking and participating on our page!

  2. we post nutritious recipes every day. Usually several a day. We also do posts that help people who aren’t vegan to see that you don’t have to live on an island of no choices to be vegan

  3. Humans are “innocent animals” too. Eating this crap harms the closest innocent animal you know. Also many of these inedible items use palm oil which is definitely not ‘animal friendly’.

  4. Humans eating this ‘crap’ is a decision they are making voluntarily. The animals do not get a say in the matter. You extremist are part of the problem. There are millions of people that would move more vegan if it was simpler, more convenient or acceptable. Pointing out these food helps accomplish those things. Maybe you woke up one day and was instantly vegan and never strayed one single time for any reason ever. But it isn’t that way for most people. Most people start somewhere small and take a journey. We are about helping those people rather than blast them and go all self righteous like you just have. Some things you may want to think about.

  5. Vegan addict, you are projecting, being defensive, and not understanding what I’m saying. Processed junk food is always bad. Harmful to animals(palm oil is one example), harmful to people, and supporting these evil multinational corporations does no good for anyone but the shareholders and employees. These companies are raping earth, killing people, and misleading would be new vegans by making them think ‘its OK’ to eat their non-food.

  6. we will just have to disagree. If I can get someone who is eating junk food that kills animals to start eating junk food that doesn’t kill animals then that is a victory in my opinion. You’re judgmental zero tolerance for anything attitude won’t win many people over. I’ll assume you are a raw food vegan? Because that is the only way you could possibly hold the moral high ground on this. And I should add, an organic only non GMO raw food vegan. If you are anything other than that then you are not really in a position to be preaching to anyone.

  7. So much defensiveness! I’m not “preaching” to anyone. You say these products don’t kill animals and I disagree. I know for a fact that the whole world would be better off without any of these corporations. When you assume you make an a*s out of you and me my friend.

  8. no one said the world wouldn’t be better off without these companies. You deny that the world world would be better if animal eaters ate more of these and less animals. that is where our disagreement comes in. You want everything 100% perfect instantly. So you are delusuional

  9. So you would prefer someone who is considering Vegan continue to eat animals rather than take easy steps away from that? You extremist can’t see the forest for the trees. Pun intended.

  10. Will Gurnett via Facebook

    I did NOT need to see this…. Sweet chili doritos are my weakness… And I was fine believing I could never have them again. #RUINED

  11. Nicole Martinez via Facebook

    Most contain palm oil, canola oil, or other non-sustainable products that directly affect and harm animals. Posts like these often misguide new vegans. If veganism is our moral and ethical baseline, we are responsible for sharing accurate information that addresses actions, in addition to ingredients.

  12. Jessica Maugeri via Facebook

    None of that is fit for human consumption. I wouldn’t feed that crap to a stray animal, lol. Nasty.

  13. De Armond Buckman via Facebook

    Lol..y’all humans..especially those talking about Palm oil..how many animals have been displaced due to colonization..how many people live in homes that have either displaced animals or killed them so you can lie your head and raise your families?..please take a stadium full of seats..this world is not perfect..do the best you can and move on….

  14. Susan Johnson Crowe via Facebook

    Doritos are the absolute worse “food product” you can put in your body. (But they sure are tasty 🙂 )

  15. Some of the items are questionable, yes. But it doesn’t say 500 items you didn’t know we’re healthy! Or 500 items you didn’t know were processed! Or 500 items you should be eating! It just says “vegan.” People are vegan for different reasons and not all of them are health conscious. Vegan is not a synonym for healthy.

  16. Patricia Benavides via Facebook

    I try not to eat processed foods, but this list comes in handy when Im craving chips or cookies. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Nicole Carter Gray via Facebook

    Many of them are made using animal bone char to filter the sugar. Oreos is one I know of for sure.

  18. My changing point was at my brothers farm. He has sheep and I just loved to watch them run around and play and one Saturday I was there the were butchering and after I saw that I made a promise to myself I would never eat any meat again

  19. Bridget Tello via Facebook

    Leslie see this is doable lol not really….I mean this is just so not healthy doesn’t seem vegen at all!

  20. Love my vegan junk food. The Doritos dipped in Tofutti sour cream, yum. Oreos, Ritz crackers and Nutter Butters have put many a smile on my face. ;0) Wow, reading these comments makes me understand why people hate on us vegans. Vegan does not mean healthy, look it up people. It’s all about the animals. Some people need to RELAX.

  21. The bigger picture is seeing all sides of Veganism. Yes of course, what you eat, your attire(fabrics that exclude animal flesh), the cosmetics, medicine (geletin etc).. We get it, yes there are a lot of “junk foods” that are accidentally ‘vegan’ but you also have to take in consideration that there are ingredients like Palm oil, which has been mentioned to be very threatening to the environment and orangutans, and eating products like that ^ is supporting those companies.

    http://www.orangutan.org.au/palm-oil

  22. Chloe Berry via Facebook

    vegans have this elitist attitude that if you’re not perfect in every way…you have somehow failed at life. Did these same people have to start somewhere?! Or were they perfect vegans their entire life? Very discouraging.

  23. While this is not what I typically eat as a vegan, this is a great post for someone who has just considered being vegan… It allows them to see how much crap is out there that is vegan that they can still eat if they want, that becoming vegan doesn’t mean they have to give up every favorite food they have ever known. Once they become vegan and as they do their research and get better at being vegan they will desire these items less and live a healthier life. One step at a time!! People are scared to be vegan because they think that means a life of lettuce only – I’m ok with someone becoming a junk food vegan first then transitioning into healthier food choices as they go!

  24. Progress, not perfection, people!! This post could show people who think being vegan is all about eating kale and granola that there are ‘normal’ foods out there that are vegan and they could start with. It may open a door they had never considered before.

  25. I don’t eat this amd very rarely eat junk food of any sort, but not all vegans are vegan for health reasons. I’d rather see someone eat vegan junk food than non vegan food simply for the ethical aspect. We must remember though as mentioned above many companies still test on animals and depending on what you consider vegan, many of these contain sugar that was probably processed with bone char ect. Either way posts like this give a good idea to people looking to make the change that there are options.

  26. I do consider the health benefits of veganism, but it is hard to go without junk food. I love some Oreos and other vegan foods. I don’t know about these foods being tested on animals but if they are we should email them and just plain bug them for it to stop. PETA seems to be good at that. 🙂

  27. Being vegan is for the animals, being unhealthy affects YOU and it is a personal decision. So stop mixing health and veganism, because people get confused and think that veganism is following a boring and green diet. Let people have their junk food if it doesn’t hurt animals, stop judging! This veganism that is always apologizing anytime it promotes something “unhealthy” is exhausting.

    1. Veganism is about reducing harm to animals. If I want to eat some Doritos that don’t contain any animal products, what’s the problem? It’s fine to just have some junk food every now and then, plus stuff like this makes transitioning to vegan easier.

    2. Matt Kramer I guess I just thought people who cared about animals, the environment, and people would probably know about Monsanto and the crap you are ingesting there. I am not vegan, but I am aware. You may eat anything you like. 🙂

  28. Some of these products are not healthy for you but some are vegan but some of them do contain palm oil and also they do sneak in some animal products in them, you just have to read the ingredients and if you’re not sure you can either ask somebody or don’t eat them at all but I would not recommend eating this all the time. Be vegan for the animals.

  29. Vegan..maybe but bad for us made of plastic and God knows what else and to top it all loaded in pesticides, poisons, artificial colors etc. I wish all the vegan options offered in magazines weren’t that awful.

    1. Bailey Banghart, this is Lays ingredients for their baked BBQ flavor. “Natural flavor” contains animal ingredients a lot of the time. Chicken & milk is included in Lay’s “natural flavor”.

    2. Ingredients: Dried Potatoes, Corn Starch, Corn Oil, Sugar, Salt, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Molasses (Contains Wheat Starch, and Soy Flour), Onion Powder, Brown Sugar, Fructose, Natural Flavors (Contains Milk, Barley, and Chicken), Torula Yeast, Chili Pepper, Tomato Powder, Soybean Oil, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Spices, …

  30. Crap food, processed. Simply to understand plastic and chemicals. Do not take the word “vegan” as a guarantee or an equal to “healthy food” not everything vegan is healthy, neither meet is the answer, choose wisely, read labels and nutritional facts.

  31. These may be Vegan, but they all contain conflict palm oil which result in harming animals 🙁 I feel that foods like this shouldn’t be advertised as Vegan foods if they harm animals.

  32. HEY EVERYONE. This post is stating these products are VEGAN. Nobody is claiming that any of it is healthy. So your comments on the nutritional benefits or lack thereof are 100% pointless. Everyone knows that chips and oreos are not good for you. That’s not the point.

    1. I won’t eat this crap either, but I can’t stand it when people comment on the health of something when it was not solicited. If it bothers people, then they should just move on and not waste their time commenting.

    2. That’s the problem right there – people don’t know the difference between VEGAN and PLANT-BASED. They are two different things but the distinction has become so muddied lately.

  33. That’s also assuming that the TONS of sugar in them wasn’t processed through bone char. The photo alone shows nothing but absolute junk “food.”

  34. Those “foods” are not entirely vegan. You can see the “it may contain traces of eggs/milk” in lots of its labels, not to mention the “natural flavors” definitions that are always very shady.

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