The Best Vegan Candy to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Finding vegan candy is surprisingly easy—these classic treats avoid animal-based ingredients for the perfect snack or indulgence.
New to Vegan Candy? Here’s What to Look For
While vegan versions of recipes are typically on the healthier side—going vegan doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sweets! (Check out these homemade vegan dessert recipes.) You just have to know how to navigate the candy aisle:
- Aside from avoiding obvious non-vegan ingredients like eggs and dairy, keep an eye out for other add-ins that incorporate animal products, like gelatin; shellac, which adds a glossy appearance; and carmine, which lends a deep, red color.
- Also, refined cane sugar is often not vegan, though it can be if it’s organic.
- If you’re in doubt, check for a certified vegan seal on the product or reach out to the candy’s manufacturer.
In the meantime, satisfy your sweet tooth with these top-rated vegan ice cream brands.
Wrigley recently removed animal ingredients from Skittles so vegans and vegetarians can enjoy the tangy treat. However, there may still be some non-vegan products on the market, like limited edition flavors, so it’s important to check the label just to be safe. When you’re in the candy aisle be sure to grab these vegan chocolate bars to balance out the fruity sweetness of the Skittles!
Good vegan gummy candy can be hard to come by, which is why we’re thrilled that one of our favorites, Sour Patch Kids, is vegan. Want to mix it up? Sour Patch Watermelons are also vegan, if those are more your weakness. Make sure to balance out all of that candy with some yummy vegan meals!