The ultimate guide to vegan sweets in the UK

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Read time 10 mins
Updated 04 Sep, 2020
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As people who used to eat entire packs of Haribo in one sitting, we thought losing sweets would be one of the hardest parts of ditching animal products. Where are all these vegan sweets hiding? We’ve seen the chocolate, sampled the ice cream and desserts, but when it comes to fizzies, sours and gummies, some brands aren’t shouting about their animal-free sweets.

The best vegetarian and vegan sweets money can buy

Take a look at our run-down of our favourite vegan and vegetarian sweets you can find in the UK:

  • Fizzy sweets, gummy sweets and classic sweets are all included
  • Available easily to buy in corner shops, supermarkets and online
  • Affordable vegan and veggie sweets (Candy Kittens, we’re looking at you…)

MEGALIST of vegan and veggie sweets

Welcome to the cruelty-free sweets mega list. We will update this as often as we can. The list was last updated in November 2020.

  • Jelly Tots (V, VG)
  • Millions (all except Chocolate Strawberry, which is an impossible flavour to find anyway)
  • Refreshers bar (original and sour apple)
  • Vimto Chew Bar
  • Vimto Chewy Sweets
  • Vimto Chewy Bon Bons
  • Starburst (FKA Opal Fruits)
  • Love Hearts
  • Skittles (original, sour, wild berry, tropical)
  • Giant Skittles
  • Tutti Fruttis
  • Fruitella Gelatine-Free Sour Snakes
  • Fruitella Gelatine-Free Koalas
  • Haribo Sour Rainbow Spaghetti
  • Refreshers Choos
  • Dip Dab Sherbet
  • Chewits strawberry laces
  • Jom Organic sour raspberry and sour blueberry sweets
  • Chewits Xtreme (sour apple, pineapple, tutti frutti)
  • Chewits Xtreme Chew Mix
  • Fizzy strawberry lances
  • Haribo Jelly Beans
  • Haribo Funny Mix
  • Haribo Giant Strawbs
  • Haribo Sour Rainbow Twists
  • Haribo Sour Rainbow Strips
  • Flying Saucers
  • Candy Kittens entire range (but sort out your prices please, we ain’t made of money)

UK supermarket vegan and veggie sweets

So who sells vegan sweets? It turns out that some supermarkets have heard our cries and are producing animal-free sweets under their own brands.