9 Surprising Foods You Didn’t Know Were Vegan

Surprise: Some of your favorite grocery store goodies, from Oreos to Ritz crackers, are vegan-approved after all. Here are nine that shocked us.

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All the ingredients you’d expect in a cookie—minus the butter or cream.

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Duncan Hines Cake Mix

Top off your creation with Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting, which just so happens to be vegan, too.

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Bacon-flavored Bits

While some brands make bacon bits from actual bacon, the majority that you’ll find at the supermarket are labeled as “bacon-flavored.” Surprise, they’re made out of soy-based protein and plenty of seasonings.

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Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

It gets its chocolatey flavor from cocoa powder, not melted chocolate, meaning there’s no dairy.

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Ritz Crackers

But what about that buttery flavor? It’s canola oil, people.


Lindt Excellence Cocoa Bars In 70%, 85% And 90%

Just five ingredients: chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, demerara sugar and bourbon vanilla beans.


Thomas’s Bagels

Grab that vegan schmear.

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookies

Priorities, people.


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