Whatever your reason for going vegan, it can be hard to navigate the pitfalls of the snack aisle without a little guidance. Effectively studying an ingredients list involves knowing which dyes and additives are acceptable, as well as making tons of personal ethical decisions. For this list, we’re basing our suggestions off the guidelines set by PETA and other organizations, which means we’re not eschewing bleached flours, nor are we avoiding brands that make both vegan and non-vegan foods; if any possibility of cross contamination is an automatic no-go for you, check the allergen listings on the labels. Whatever your ethos, we hope this list brings you happy snacking.
What You Should Know
- USDA organic, non-GMO certified
- 40 percent less sugar than the traditional chocolate spread
- With fair trade red palm oil
An essential ingredient for vegan bakers who need a regular dose of rich chocolate and toasty hazelnuts, this spread is perfect for drizzling into coffee or over vegan ice cream. With a thinner texture than standard Nutella, it’s a little runny for use directly on toast, but can be whipped with peanut butter or other thickeners to achieve a more spreadable texture.
“We used to be Nutella addicts, but when looking for a “healthier” alternative came across this spread. We love it! To us it tastes more earthy and not as sweet as Nutella. Not sure if it is the cocoa or the nuts but either way the taste is really good. It reminds me of a dark chocolate candy bar with hazelnuts.”
What You Should Know
- Made in a certified organic, gluten-free and nut-free facility
- No soy
- With oatmeal, molasses, and sorghum
Crispy but not dense, these lightly sweetened cookies have vibrant coconut and oatmeal flavors, and are perfect for a snack on the go. If a vegan diet has left you bereft of a go-to treat to satisfy a sweet tooth, these cookies are just what you’ve been waiting for. Guilt free, but still tasty, you’ll need to be disciplined or you’ll eat the entire box right away.
“These cookies arrived in excellent condition and were as good or better than any cookies I have tried including those that are not organic or gluten free.”