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12 Guilty Pleasures You Might Not Know Are Vegan

Contrary to popular belief, Oreos are not vegan (due to cross contamination with milk). Bummer. But before you jump off a bridge, take a look at these other great cruelty-free options that will satisfy your snack attack. Munch on!

1. French Fries

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Oui, oui! It’s true. You can bite into on an entire Foreign Legion of these delectable spuds, just so long as they’re fried in vegetable oil.

2. Onion Rings

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Similar to french fries, this is a diner staple that can be a vegan’s best friend after a night of partying. Add a little ketchup (also, obvi vegan) for the win!

3. Uncrustables

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Photo Credit: Austin Kirk

4. Lays

Worried that you might get milk or eggs in your bread? Not with Uncrustables! This new twist on classic PB&J’s got you covered.

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While junk food brands are synonymous with processing, the Lays recipe is simple: vegetable oil, potatoes, salt. And other flavors (Barbecue, Deli Style Original, Dill Pickle, and Lightly Salted) are also cruelty free!

5. Fritos

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Just like it’s potato chip counterpart, this big shot corn chip is completely free of animal products.

6. Jolly Ranchers

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Photo Credit: Mene Teke

This is the only rancher that vegans can eat, but that’s part of what makes them so jolly.

7. Peanut Butter Crunch

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Crunchatize me Cap’n! You can enjoy a bowl of Peanut Butter Crunch with almond or soy milk every morning if you’d like.This is the only rancher that vegans can eat, but that’s part of what makes them so jolly.

8. Kool-Aid

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Oh YEAH! This sweet beverage can’t be beat on a hot day, especially if you’re trying to please vegan taste buds.

9. Monster/Red Bull Energy

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Photo Credit: Mike Mozart

Meat-eaters shouldn’t get the edge when it comes to getting a buzz, and both Red Bull and Monster are vegan-friendly.

10. Nesquick Syrup (Strawberry and Chocolate)

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So long as you’re not squeezing it into cow’s milk, Nesquick Syrup will bring back some childhood memories without ruining your lifestyle.

11. Airheads

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 Photo Credit: Mike Mozart

Someone at Airheads was pretty smart to make these taffy treats without any animal products.

12. Swedish Fish

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The only way a vegan can go fishing completely guilt-free, and you won’t need any special equipment!

By Zack Hillman

Zack Hillman considers Liz Lemon to be his spirit animal, since he also waits until they throw out yesterday's donuts. After graduting with a creative writing degree, he began writing professionally, sometimes for money. He is composed of anywhere between 0-35% chili cheese fries, depending on the day.

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