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Unexpected Vegan Foods

Updated on November 13, 2014

Maybe you're a new vegan wondering what on earth can I eat now?, an old vegan hoping to learn some new tricks, or a non-vegan wondering what to feed your vegan guests. Whatever your background, you have to admit: sometimes mixing up your own healthy vegan cuisine is way too much work and you just want some empty calories. For lazy days, here are some foods that are vegan right off the shelf.

Oreos
Oreos

Oreos

Okay, everyone knows this one. But just in case you didn't, it's pretty important! No one should have to live without Oreos, and vegans and people with egg and milk allergies don't have to. Hooray!

Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch
Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch

Cap'N Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch

Sure, you could go for the Fiber One rabbit-food options...or you can have something totally delicious, ridiculous, and somehow vegan. Kid-you beams at you from your past.

Fritos
Fritos

Fritos

Important.

Ghiardelli Hot Chocolate
Ghiardelli Hot Chocolate

Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate

They're not all vegan, but the Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Mocha, and Double Chocolate are. Make them with water, or with rice milk/almond milk/soy milk/whatever kind of milk floats your boat for extra decadence.

Lay's Potato Chips
Lay's Potato Chips

Lay's Potato Chips

Not all of them, but a big thumbs-up to Plain, Thick Cut Sea Salt, and Natural Country Barbecue. Lay's is always coming out with novelty flavors, too, so check the ingredients and see if you get to taste some of the weirdness.

Swedish Fish
Swedish Fish

Swedish Fish

It's true, no gelatin in these! Swim right on into my mouth, fishies. Similarly...

Sour Patch Kids
Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids

Be a children-eating vegan.

Kraft Creamy Italian Dressing
Kraft Creamy Italian Dressing

Kraft Creamy Italian Dressing

Yup, "creamy," and still vegan. There's more out there than vinegar and olive oil! (Not that that isn't delicious too...). This goes great with raw veggies, or anywhere you would have used ranch in a non-vegan life.

Walden Farms Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Walden Farms Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Walden Farms Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Or just have some ranch dressing. Warning: This stuff has no calories so it's probably kinda gross.

Airheads
Airheads

Airheads

Protip: Before you unwrap it, shake shake shake it forever until it forms a little lump in the bottom of the wrapper. Concentrated Airhead goodness.

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Maybe the best part of these is how delicious they are on their own. You won't even miss the butter.

Red Bull Energy Drink
Red Bull Energy Drink

Red Bull Energy Drink

No more sleepy vegans.

Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili-Flavored Tortilla Chips
Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili-Flavored Tortilla Chips

Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili–Flavored Tortilla Chips

Non-vegans don't eat healthy all the time, so why should you!

Ritz Crackers
Ritz Crackers

Ritz Crackers

Hooray! The possibilities are endless.

Betty Crocker Bac-Os Bacon Flavor Bits
Betty Crocker Bac-Os Bacon Flavor Bits

Betty Crocker Bac-Os Bacon Flavor Bits

Because you say you don't miss bacon, but you know you do.

Smucker's Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping
Smucker's Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping

Smucker's Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping

Or maybe what you really miss is marshmallows. Obviously having regular ice cream with this is a no-go, but how about putting a little on a peanut butter sandwich, hmm?

Sara Lee Oven Fresh Apple Pie
Sara Lee Oven Fresh Apple Pie

Sara Lee Oven Fresh Apple Pie

Go figure. Grab one when your vegan guests are coming to town and stick it in the oven before dinner. Viola, foolproof vegan dessert.

Strawberry Unfrosted Pop Tarts
Strawberry Unfrosted Pop Tarts

Pop Tarts

Some of the unfrosted (none of the frosted) versions are vegan. I have to admit...personally, Pop Tarts are nothing to me without the frosting, but more power to you if you can stomach the sad brown tops.

Campbell's Tomato Soup. Be a vegan Warhol.
Campbell's Tomato Soup. Be a vegan Warhol.

Campbell's Tomato Soup

If anyone ever asks you how you stay vegan, telling them that you can still have this stuff might make it all make sense. Also...

Heinz Tomato Ketchup
Heinz Tomato Ketchup

Heinz Tomato Ketchup

Put it on all the things!

Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

For things that don't go well with ketchup.

Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting (Classic Vanilla)
Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting (Classic Vanilla)

Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Frosting (Classic Vanilla)

It's not easy to make a good homemade vegan frosting, so let Duncan Hines do the magic for you.

Pringles
Pringles

Original Pringles

Everyone knows Original is the best.

But Don't Be Fooled--These Foods are NOT Vegan (or Even Vegetarian!)

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    • Hannah Elise profile imageAUTHOR

      Hannah Moskowitz 

      3 years ago from New York

      @My Bell Thanks! I'm actually a meat-eater, haha, but I have a ton of vegan friends who I like eating vegan with...and I also love junk food. :)

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      Marcelle Bell 

      3 years ago

      Nice list! I'm vegetarian, not vegan, but do try hard to choose vegan products when practical. Upped this hub!

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