Sweets Suitable for Vegetarians

My Everyday Treats Sweet Treats Sweets Suitable for Vegetarians

Sweets are a part of our daily life. They are deliciously tasty, and they also provide us with energy. There are various types of sweets, from cakes to cookies, candies, and chocolates. Unfortunately, most of them contain sugar, fat, or both. However, if you want to eat healthier, you should consider switching to vegetarian sweets. Read on to discover the best sweets suitable for vegetarians and the veggie sweets you didn’t know you needed. 

What sweets are vegetarian?

You will have had many vegetarian sweets without even knowing it. However, there are likely to be many more sweets you’ve enjoyed that contain animal product ingredients. Crazy right? Checking the ingredients on sweets is not something you necessarily think of doing, but you should. While many brands now show the vegan or vegetarian symbol on the packaging, several still don’t. Avoid sweet treats with the following ingredients: 

  • Gelatine is a common ingredient in most chewy or gummy sweets such as Haribo Star Mix. Gelatine is a protein sourced from animal bones, skin, or ligaments. 
  • Carmine (E120) is a natural red food dye created from the bodies of cochineal insects. It is often cheaper than other veggie sources, so be sure to check for this on red products you buy. 

sweets suitable for vegetarians - colourful smarties

What are vegan sweets?

In addition to the above, vegans will not eat anything produced by an animal, including beeswax, used as a glazing agent. Many people also choose not to buy products made with palm fat/palm oil unless produced sustainably to not contribute to deforestation and impact natural wildlife habitats.   

In the UK, sugar is vegan, but you will need to be extra cautious if you order vegetarian sweets delivery from the USA. This is because some sugar in the States is produced using bone char.  

Are Halal sweets vegetarian? 

Just because some sweets are Halal, it doesn’t mean they are vegetarian. For example, Haribo could easily replace pork gelatine with natural ingredients; however, they usually use beef gelatine. 

What are the benefits of sweets suitable for vegetarians? 

Enjoying a bag of your favourite sweets should be done in moderation, but there are some benefits of sweets suitable for vegetarians: 

  • They’re healthier because they contain no animal products. Some people even say they taste better! 
  • They’re often lower in cholesterol and saturated fats and often contain real fruit juice.
  • Many treats can be made with whole grains, which is good for you.

sweets suitable for vegetarians - assorted sweets

Can you tell which sweets are vegetarian just by looking at them?

Vegetarian Sweets Delivery 

Now you know a little more about the types of sweets suitable for vegetarians and vegans, it’s time to look at some of the top brands. 

My Everyday Treats believes in providing sweet treats that everyone can enjoy. All sweets are vegetarian friendly, and many of them are also vegan. Best of all, they’re all sent in eco-friendly, recyclable packaging to minimise the impact on our environment. 

Some of the sweets you can enjoy in our gift packs are: 

  • Millions 
  • Kingways fizzy & gummy sweets 
  • Damel sour candy shocks  
  • Bonds mini fruit pencils 
  • Fudge Factory Vegan fudge – you would never be able to tell the difference. 
  • Retro corn popcorn bags
  • Love Raw vegan chocolate 

Other popular brands to look out for are: 

  • Swizzels, such as love hearts or drum stick lollies
  • Pez
  • Candy Kittens 
  • Haribo Giant Strawbs, Funny mix, and other vegetarian Haribo varieties 
  • Rowntrees Fruit Pastels and Jelly Tots
  • Starburst
  • Bubs 

Sweets Suitable for Vegetarians in Summary 

Whether you’re vegetarian or vegan or just wanted to learn more about what to look out for, you’re now better equipped to stock up on tasty ethical treats. From jelly sweets to chewy sweets or even hard-boiled, the hard part is choosing which delicious sweets you want to eat first! So check out the affordable variety of sweets sold by My Everyday Treats and support my small business as well as line your stomach. 


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