If you’ve recently decided to take up a vegan lifestyle, finding products you can still use can be a challenge. While a vegan veteran friend of yours might be able to impart a few pearls of wisdom, you could still be surprised to find how many of your favourite products pass the vegan test.
As animal products could still slip into recipes when they
are revised, we urge you to inspect ingredients lists carefully. To the best of
our knowledge, though, the following products are, at the time of writing, vegan-friendly…
If you prefer dark chocolate to the more traditional milk
variety, you probably often reach for a Bournville bar rather than the brand’s
Dairy Milk offering. Fortunately, Bournville
is vegan-friendly because it is dairy-free, GoodtoKnow
You wouldn’t be “crackers” to rummage around in a
box of these sweet treats – as, contrary to what you might have assumed, their
lovely taste isn’t attributable to butter.
Ritz crackers actually contain vegetable oil in place of
butter, making them what
Showbiz Cheat Sheet calls an
“accidentally vegan” snack. You could strengthen its
vegan-friendliness by eating it with soy cheese or a sans-dairy dip.
Unfrosted Pop Tarts
New vegans who have long been partial to the Kellogg’s-produced
toaster pastries known as Pop Tarts will be delighted to learn that they count
as vegan-friendly… or, should we say, the unfrosted versions do. That means
the blueberry, strawberry and brown sugar-cinnamon varieties.
Therefore, you’ll have to rule out snacking on maple-bacon
Pop Tarts – but, reassuringly, you should see the word “Unfrosted”
large and clear on the boxes of the vegan-friendly Pop Tarts.
It’s easy to miss pizza once you’ve switched to veganism –
but, perhaps surprisingly, you can still get suitable pizza, provided you are
careful what ingredients you choose for it.
Thankfully, at counters in Asda stores, you can afford to be
so careful, as you can assemble your own pizza by adding veggie toppings to a
vegan-friendly base and leaving out the cheese.
Nature Valley crunchy
When you need to rush out of your home early in the morning
for work, you can still meet your breakfast needs by grabbing a cereal bar –
and Nature Valley’s crunchy granola bars are a great source of whole grain you
might otherwise usually get from cereal in a bowl.
While not all of these particular bars are vegan, the Apple
Crisp, Cinnamon, Maple Brown Sugar, Peanut Butter, Pecan Crunch and Roasted
Almond versions do fit the bill.
The vegan credentials of CBD oil are admittedly something of
a grey area, so bear with us here. CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, has
been credited as beneficial for people with acne, cancer, chronic pain,
depression and anxiety – and you can take CBD oil in the form of drops.