Vegetarian & Vegan Sweets & Treats

An increasing number of people are choosing to follow vegetarian and vegan diets. According to Harris International, 3.9 million people in the UK class themselves as vegetarian.

Let us help you discover lots of vegetarian and vegan friendly treats, whether you feel like making your own or just popping down to the shop!

Bring Out Your Baking Tins!

Nothing can beat an indulgent homemade chocolate cake, airy meringue or summery trifle. If you are vegetarian or vegan however, some of the key ingredients used to create these delicious deserts are produced or derived from animals. Thankfully the lovely people at the Vegan Society are sharing the secrets to egg-free cakes and meringues and gelatine-free trifles. Their recipes are easy to follow and taste delicious!

Off The Shelf

Going vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you have to stop eating your favourite foods. Many products that you may presume contain animal products actually don’t! Our friends at PETA UK have put together a list of ‘accidentally vegan‘ snacks that you can buy off the shelf in shops and supermarkets.

Dining Out

More and more restaurants and cafes are creating vegan sweets, shakes, ice creams and desserts that look amazing and taste even better! Up and down the country vegan cafes, ice cream parlours and ‘Junk Food’ shops are opening up and our favourite eateries are serving vegan versions of much loved favourites. To find your local vegan eatery, PETA have put together a list of the UK’s top Vegan Sweets and Deserts around the UK.

Love Hearts Ice Lollies

Love Hearts are now available as a tasty and refreshing fruit lolly. Made using Love Hearts flavours: Cherry, Lime, Pineapple and Lemon, the pack contains four pastel-coloured lollies with the well-known fruity sherbet fizz.

The lollies have stayed true to the sweets’ romantic heritage with every ice lolly stick featuring a message of love. The lollies are also designed to look like a classic Love Hearts roll.

The soft textured lollies contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and each ice lolly is just 70 kcal. The ice lollies are available in packs of four from Tesco, Asda and Ocado.


Love Drumsticks, love Refreshers? Well you can now discover a choice of new flavours in our ‘Choos’ sharing bags:

Drumstick Choos – Original Raspberry & Milk flavour sits alongside Strawberries & Cream, Cherry & Apple, Strawberry & Banana and Peaches & Cream.

Refreshers Choos – Classic Lemon accompanies Apple, Raspberry, Pineapple and Strawberry, all with the fizzy sherbet centres.

What’s more, everyone can enjoy these treats as they are both Vegetarian and Vegan friendly!

Retro Favourites

At Swizzels we have been creating yummy sweets for 90 years and the great news is that many of our classic and much love sweets are suitable for vegetarians and vegans! Love Hearts, Rainbow Drops, Fizzers & Parma Violets, the list goes on! All of these classic family favourites and more are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Check out our full selection of vegetarian and vegan sweets including a range of gift hampers.

To discover our full range of sweets head over to our sweet shop!

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