Did you know that many popular candies actually contain animal ingredients? It would seem like that’s impossible, but it’s true. Finding the perfect vegan candy to eat can seem tricky, but with this list, it’ll be a sweet breeze. Fortunately, there’s a pillowcase-full of delicious sweet treats that are naturally vegan, ripe for eating by the fistfuls.
Keep reading to discover 10 vegan candies you can enjoy at any time, anywhere.
Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels are an award-winning, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and Non-GMO delicious candy option. Oprah Magazine called them “TRANSCENDENT!” and we can easily see why. Caramel isn’t usually a vegan choice, but now they are. These candies are described as smooth, luscious, rich and warming — just as a caramel candy should be. Purchase a package of 3 for $13.99!
Raed, an Amazon reviewer, said, “One of the very few candies I can eat due to annoyingly difficult food allergies.
What an absolute joy to eat. So delicious. Often coconut candies have that slight fibrous feel to them. Tiny coconut meat fibers floating around. These caramels do not have that. They are as smooth as they are delicious.”
Torie & Howard Chewie Fruities can easily become a family favorite. These vegan candies are colored with beetroot juice and contain 100% of your daily vitamin C. They come in two fresh flavors; nectarine and pomegranate, which taste authentic and perfectly sweet. They’re non-GMO, gluten free, soy free and casein free. Buy some for $2.97!
Amazon reviewer Al V said, “Organic Starbursts. Not gritty at all, very smooth chew. Amazing flavor! My son has dye/preservative sensitivity so we have to go organic. Big hit for my son’s birthday party treat bags, got these in different flavors. All the kids wanted more, all the adults were asking about them.”
Similar to Starburst flavors, Lovely Organic Chewy Candies come in strawberry, lemon, and cherry. The main difference is that they are consciously sourced and crafted, totally cruelty-free and kid-approved. They don’t contain any high fructose corn syrup, soy or artificial ingredients. What a sweet treat! Buy some for $5.99!
These Cocomels Chocolate Covered Caramel Bites are organic, gluten-free, dairy-free and super delicious. These smooth and creamy chocolate covered caramels are made with sweet, creamy coconut milk instead of regular dairy. You can enjoy some $4.77!
Claire H. said, “One of the most delicious little chocolate candies EVER………I love that it is made with Healthy COCONUT MILK instead of dairy, which is acidic, plus the caramel inside is chewy and scrumptious!!”
Wholesome Organic Cinnamon Bears are USDA Organic Certified and Non-GMO Project verified, plus they’re filled with flavor. They’re made with fair-trade organic sugar, giving them natural sweetness. They have cinnamon flavors and are deliciously vegan. They’re only $4.79! Make these your replacement gummy bear!
These Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups will easily replace any other peanut butter cup because they’re naturally sweetened and made with crispy quinoa. They’re low sugar and have the perfect combination of textures. They’re Fair Trade Certified and non-GMO Project Verified, so feel free to enjoy these as much as you want.
Leola said, “These are so delicious. They taste better than Reese’s. They have a nice little crunch u barely notice but crave more once you do. Be careful. When I buy these, I end up eating all 8.” Buy some for $9.88!
Yummy Earth Organic Wild Peppermint Candy Drops are truly a unique, vegan treat! They’re kosher, contain 100% natural colors, flavors and are all allergen free. They contain a natural mint flavor and are not overly sweet and sugary, which make them perfect to pop in during the day. Get these for $6.18!
Ryo1549 said, “These candies are pretty good. Some come in different sizes within the package but that was ok to me. I actually bought these for my mother who is currently going through chemo treatments and this helps her cleanse her palette before trying to eat. This has helped her a lot in being able to have an appetite. Overall the candy is pretty good and I have bought this a few times for her already.”
OCHO Candy The Organic Bar Coconut Minis are organic, yeast-free, wheat-free and kosher! Sweet, creamy organic coconut center is covered in rich organic dark chocolate and that’s all we could ever want! They’re made from fresh organic coconut flakes, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Buy some for $12.95.
Whitewave said, “These are expensive for a candy, but it must be because they are ‘organic.’ They taste delicious and remind me of a Mounds candy bar, but these are dairy free!”
Parker’s Maple Organic Maple Cotton Candy will delight your taste buds! This is made with 100% real cane sugar and real maple sugar, making it perfectly, naturally sweet. Having 4 maple cotton candies in this multi-pack makes it easier than ever to make this an everyday snack for you or your child. Buy some for $14.99.
Lindsay said, “Holy hell this stuff is so good. Tastes super maple-y and it’s perfectly fluffy. I’m going to need to set up a repeating delivery of this so I can have it on hand constantly.”
Black Forest Organic Gummy Worms Candy are the perfect gummy snacks. The colors and flavors come from natural sources. Delicious flavor combinations include Apple/Cherry, Orange/Lemon, and Cherry/Pineapple. They’re made from lemon juice, organic cane sugar, potato starch, carrot juice, and beet juice, so eat as many as you wish. Buy a pack of 12 $17.09!
AJ said, “I’m not entirely sure how they make “organic” gummy worms but I’m sure glad they do! They are by far the best type of gummy snack ever!!!”
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