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25 Accidentally Vegan Snacks You Can Find at Virtually Any Convenience Store

Forget the quinoa, and pass the Sour Patch Kids.

Snacks are truly a godsend—they can get you through a busy work week, a cram session in a dimly lit library basement, and even the kind of colossal breakup that leaves you ugly-crying in that same sad basement searching for something to eat your woes away. To our delight, a number of companies have been making accidentally vegan snacks for years, and we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite go-to treats you can find practically anywhere. Bookmark this list for the next time you’re on a road trip in the middle of nowhere, in need of something to munch on at the movies, or trying to get through a difficult moment and are in need of some sweet or salty fuel.

oreos

1. Oreo cookies
How could we not include the most iconic cookies to ever exist as the kick-off to this delectable list?

Pringles
2. Pringles
The ultimate barbecued snack can be found at your local grocery store—just be sure to get the two vegan-friendly flavors—Original and Barbecue Pringles.

Takis
3. Takis
Two flavors of these spicy, crunchy chips are vegan: Takis Fuego and Takis Nitro.

Unfrosted Pop-Tarts
4. Unfrosted Pop-Tarts
We already know which vegan flavors we’re having for a mid-morning snack tomorrow: Unfrosted Strawberry, Blueberry, and Brown Sugar.

Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili
5. Doritos
Finding these Spicy Sweet Chili-flavored tortilla chips at a vending machine or gas station is a safe bet.

Fritos
6. Fritos
The inventor of these salty corn chips was supposedly vegetarian. Try the Original and Bar-B-Q flavors for your dairy-free chip fix.

Fruit by the Foot
7. Fruit by the Foot
Introduced in 1991, the fruity snack is like childhood currency at lunchtime and playgrounds.

Ritz Crackers
8. Ritz Crackers
No butter is added to the original flavor of these buttery, versatile crackers—it’s made with vegetable oils—so enjoy them with vegan cheese, peanut butter, or salsa.

Sour Patch Kids
9. Sour Patch Kids
We’re ready to get our sweets fix with this chewy, soft, and gelatin-free candy. Even better? Beloved Sour Patch Watermelon is also vegan.

ruffles chips
10. Ruffles Potato Chips
Classic Original and Canadian cult favorite All Dressed are two dairy-free flavors of these recognizable crinkle-cut potato chips.

smarties candy
11. Smarties
We’re adorning ourselves with Smarties candy necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Nostalgia lane, here we come!

nature valley granola bars
12. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars
Granola bars are a smart addition when packing your bag for hiking, studying, or travelling. Flavors such as Apple Crisp, Cinnamon, Maple Brown Sugar, Peanut Butter, Pecan Crunch, and Roasted Almond are positively plant-based.

Lay's Chips
13. Lay’s Classic Potato Chips
This common party staple’s Classic, Barbecue, Salt & Vinegar, and Lightly Salted Barbecue flavors have no animal-derived ingredients. Sports games and tailgates just got a whole lot simpler.

Smucker's Uncrustables
14. Smucker's Uncrustables
You can expect to find these peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the frozen aisle—the Grape Jelly and Strawberry Jam flavors are vegan. We’re packing them for our next picnic.

Haribo Sour S'ghetti
15. Haribo Sour S’ghetti Gummi Candy
It’s sometimes a search to find a gummy candy that has no gelatin, so discovering these gelatin-free sour gummies has us jumping for joy.

Thomas' New York Style Bagels
16. Thomas’ New York Style Bagels
If you’re craving a heartier snack, a bagel topped with vegan cream cheese or vegan butter is sure to satisfy. The Blueberry, Cinnamon Swirl, Everything, and Plain versions are plant-based.

Lindt dark chocolate bars
17. Lindt Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate in 70, 80, 85, and 90 percent cacao varities is healthy, right? Right! 

Clif Bars
18. Clif Bars
A quintessential snack to take for strenuous outdoor activities, every flavor is vegan except for Mini Blueberry Crisp.

Triscuit Crackers
19. Nabisco Triscuit Crackers Baked Whole Grain Wheat
We’re seeing a trend—crackers, crackers, and more vegan crackers! We’re diving into Fire Roasted Tomato and Rosemary & Olive Oil Triscuits with hummus and a glass of red wine for a small but titillating treat.

Nabisco Grahams
20. Nabisco Grahams Original Crackers
Snack-food giant Nabisco is clearly onto something. Its Ginger Snaps, Oreo 100 Calorie Packs, and Saltine Crackers are all also accidentally vegan. Keep ‘em coming!

Snyder's of Hanover Jalapeno Pretzels
21. Snyder’s of Hanover Jalapeño Pretzel Pieces
Jalapeño-flavored anything is sure to have us fired up, but jalapeño-flavored pretzels? Next level. Snyder’s Pretzel Sticks in Oat Bran and Pumpernickel & Onion are also vegan-friendly.

sun chips
22. Sun Chips
Often touted as a healthier chip option, it’s no surprise the Original flavor was also vegan all along.

Herr's Onion Rings
23. Herr’s Onion Rings
Are our eyes deceiving us? Vegan onion rings?! We need these right now!

Nutter Butter
24. Nutter Butter Cookies
Shaped like peanuts with the same creamy, peanut butter taste, and accidentally vegan? We’ll take a case.

belVita Crunchy Breakfast Biscuits
25. belVita Crunchy Breakfast Biscuits
Ideal for someone on-the-go, these crunchy biscuits provide lasting energy and come in flavors such as Toasted Coconut and Cinnamon Brown Sugar.

Note: Ingredients may differ in every country. This list is only for products sold in the US.

Aruka Sanchir is an editorial assistant at VegNews Magazine who is heading to the nearest corner store to stock up on these snacks.

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