Accidentally Vegan

Dark Chocolate Vegan

You may already know that your favourite supermarkets, such as Coles, Woolworths, IGA and Aldi, stock a great range of meat and dairy substitutes suitable for vegans. But did you know that there are also a wide variety of crackers, chips, breads, cereals, soups, convenience foods and many other delicious products available that are “accidentally vegan”?

We’ve come up with a list of popular “accidentally vegan” products that you can find at most local supermarkets.

Happy shopping!

Savoury Snack Items

Ajitas Vege Chips
Arnolds Farm Full O Fruit Breakfast Bars
Arnott’s Cruskits – Corn
Arnott’s Salada crackers
Arnott’s Sensations Shapes – Lime & Chilli
Arnott’s Vita-Weats – Original*
Artisse Organic Rice Crackers
Beanfields Bean Rice Chips: Nacho, Sea Salt
Burger Rings
Chic Nuts – Sicilian Herbs & Garlic
Coles Organic Popcorn: Salted, Sweet & Salty
Coles Popcorn: Butter, Lite
Doritos (original chips)*
Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili chips*
Eat Rite Wholegrain Brown Rice Tamari Seaweed Crackers
Freedom Foods Chick Pea Chips
French Fries chips: Original and Salt & Vinegar
Grain Waves chips: Original, Sweet Chilli, Sweet Chilli Jam Plus Beetroot
Kettle Chips – Sea Salt & Vinegar, Chili, Original Plain
Mamee Gluten free Rice Chips: BBQ*
Mission Organics Corn Chips: Blue Corn, White Corn
Mission Tortilla Corn Chips*:Yellow Corn, Deli-Style Triangle, Peppery Lime, Smokey Spicy BBQ, Chili & Lime, White Corn
Mrs. May’s Nut Clusters
PopCorners: Sweet & Savoury, Sea Salt
Pringles:  BBQ, Original
Red Rock Deli Potato Chips: Sea Salt
Red Rock Deli Peanuts: Sweet Chilli and Basil, Red Pepper and Roast Garlic
Ritz Crackers
Sakata – BBQ Delites
Smith’s: Original chips
Snappy Soy Crisps
Sunrise Gluten Free Rice Crackers
Wise Crackers Snacks


Abbott’s Bakery: Rustic White, Farmhouse Wholemeal, Country Grains, Light Rye, Dark Rye, Harvest Seeds & Grains, Grainy Wholemeal, Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds, Sun-dried Tomato & Basil, Toasted Soy Chickpea & Quinoa, Sourdough Fig & Date, Sourdough Grains & Seeds, Sourdough Orchard Fruits, Sourdough Rye
Ancient Grains – Organic Oat Sourdough Rolls, Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls, Baked at Home Wholegrain Spelt Dinner Rolls, Organic Spelt Pizza Single Base
Bakers Delight Apple and Cinnamon Scroll
Bakers Delight Chia Wholemeal
Bakers Delight Fruit Bun
Bakers Life: Soft White Toast, Bakehouse Light Rye, Hot Dog Rolls, Sliced Raisin Roast, Multigrain Sandwich
Bazaar Pita Pockets
Bill’s Certified Organic Sourdough 100% Wholemeal
Byblos White Pita Bread
Coles Bakery: White Sandwich, Soft White Sandwich, Super Soft Sesame Hamburger Rolls
Coles Taco Shells
Falcones bread
Golden Hearth Organic Bread
Helga’s bread
Homestyle Bake Herb, Garlic, Parsley Focaccia
Laucke Wholemeal Bread mix
Lawson’s bread
Mighty Soft: Raisin Toast, Fruity-licious, English muffins, crumpets, burger buns
Misson Taco Shells*
Mission Wraps – Original*
Mountain Bread Wraps – rice, rye, corn
Old El Paso Taco Shells*
Old El Paso tortillas
Old Time Bakery Certified Organic Gluten Free Wraps
Orgran Wholemeal Bread Mix
Pane Toscano Pizza Base
Pane Toscano Pizza Bruschetta
Pieros Italian Wood Fired Pizza Base Pk 2 400g
Quattros Pizza Base Unsauced – 12 inch 3 pack
Skorpor Fullkorn wholegrain crisprolls (Ikea)
The Real Bread Mix Gluten Free Bread Mix 450g
Tip Top: 9 Grain Original, 9 Grain Pumpkin Seed, Wholemeal, Cafe Coconut & Cranberry, Cafe Raisin, Oatilicious White, Oatilicious Wholemeal, Raisin Toast, Soft Multigrain Sandwich, Soft White, Texas Toast, Original English Muffins
Yum! bread
Wonder: White Toast, White Sandwich, White High Fibre Sandwich, Wholemeal Sandwich, Soft Wholemeal Loaf
Woolworths: Soft Wholemeal Loaf, Rustic Sourdough Vienna Country Rye, Rustic Sourdough Vienna Country White

NB: So much of the bread on Australian supermarket shelves is vegan, but we recommend giving the label a quick scan to be sure!

Pastry and Frozen Savoury Goods

Asian Selection Cocktail Vegetable Spring Rolls
Birds Eye Corn Fritters
Borg’s Curry Pastries
Borg’s Shortcrust Pastry
Coles Hash Browns
Coles Oriental Vegetable Platter*
Coles Puff Pastry
Coles Short Crust Pastry
Crazy Dragon Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Darshan Premium Vegetable Samosas
Darshan Vegetable Spring Rolls
Ho Mai Spring Rolls
Ho Mai Yum Cha Cocktail Vegetable Spring Rolls
Homebrand Mini Spring Rolls – Vegetable
Homebrand Puff Pastry Frozen Sheets*
McCain Healthy Choice Straight Cut Frozen Chips
Nevana Fresh Pizza Bases
Orgran Pastry Mix – Puff, Shortcrust, Shortbread
Pampas Puff Pastry*
Pampas Shortcrust Pastry*
Piero’s Wood Fired Pizza Bases
Trangs Spring Roll Pastry
Woolworths Free From Gluten Croissants

Rice, Pasta and Noodles

Blu Gourmet Pearl Couscous
Chang’s Long Life Noodles
Chang’s Super Lo-Cal Wok-Ready Noodles
Hakubaku Noodles – Udon – Organic, Soba Organic
Health Reflections Gluten Free Black Rice
Lentilicious – 4 Flavours: Lime Time, Turmeric, Red Chilli and Mediterranean
Monika Noodles Chinese
Pasta Riviera Spinach Fettuccine
Pirro Radiatori Pasta
Rice Vermicelli Noodles – Gold Pearl Dong Guan Rice Sticks
Slendier Slim Angel Hair Pasta
Smart Rice Microwaveable Brown
Springlife Organic Instant Noodles – Spinach or Carrot with Organic Noodles, Hot Chilli and Garlic Tomato in Cup
Supreme Wonton Wrapper
Tilda Legendary Rice Steamed Brown Basmati Rice
Vetta High Fibre Gnocchi Pasta

Misc. Savoury

Campbell’s Country Ladle Farmhouse Vegetable canned soup
Celebrate Health – Lentils Mediterranean, Quinoa Moroccan, Lentils Moroccan, Organic Vegetable Stock
Coles Curry Pot Yellow Dhal
Coles Farmland Beans Mexican Chilli
Coles Organic Canned Spaghetti
Hart & Soul Coconut Lentil Soup
Heinz – Baked Beans in Rich Tomato
Heinz Canned Soups – Very Special Homestyle Veg and Barley, Spicy Lentil
La Zuppa soups
Maharajah’s Choice Dhal Tadka
Maharajah’s Choice Dosai Instant Mix (Savoury lentil pancake)
Maharajah’s Choice Vadai Instant Mix (Savoury lentil doughnut)
Massel Stock Cubes – Vegetable
Melinda’s Gluten Free: Sundried Tomato & Spinach Muffin Mix, Tuscan Style Risotto Cake Mix
Monika Pickles: Lime, Mango, Mixed Pickles
Pitango Organic Soup – pumpkin & ginger, tomato & thyme and minestrone
Raguletto Pasta Sauces: Bolognese, Venetian Onion Herbs and Spices
Slim Pasta – spaghetti
SPC Baked Beans – Rich Tomato
SPC Spaghetti – Rich Tomato
Spiral Foods Organic Instant Miso Soup
Tangkorn Seaweed Topping (Ikea)
Tofutti American Flavour Soy Cheese Slices
Woolworths Homebrand Garlic Bread*

Dips, Sauces and Spreads

Adam Curry Paste: Thai Red, Thai Massaman, Thai Panang, Thai Chilli Jam
Black Swan – Hommus with Garlic Olive Oil, Sweet Potato with Coriander, Red Lentil, Cashews and Lemon Zest, White Hommus, Hommus with Egyptian Spiced Dukkah Blend
Blue Dragon: Black Bean Stir Fry Sauce, Chow Mein Stir Fry Sauce
Chris’ Dips Hommus – Traditional
Coles Caramelised Onion Hummus, Olive Hummus, Sweet Potato Dukkah
Coles topping: Chocolate
Copha Vegetable Shortening
Cottees Thick & Rich Chocolate Flavoured Topping
DOLMIO Sauces: Basil, Classic Tomato, Garlic, Extra Garlic, Italian Herbs, Mushroom, Spicy Peppers, Tomato Onion and Roast Garlic, Farmhouse Vegetables, Extra Garden Vegetables
Fountain Satay Sauce
Freedom Vege Spread
Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup
Jamie Oliver: Green olive & fennel bruschetta topping, Tomato & black olive bruschetta topping, Tomato & red onion bruschetta topping
Jamie Oliver: Chilli & garlic pesto, Red onion & rosemary pasta sauce, Tomato & Italian wine pasta sauce, Tomato aubergine & olive pasta sauce
Jensens Organic Pasta Sauce – Basil & Garlic
Kingland Soy Cream Cheese
Kraft Peanut Butter*
Kraft Vegemite
Macro – Hummus Dip, Hummus With Sun Dried Tomato
Macro Soy Margarine Spread
Massel Stocks
Massel Gravy Mix Supreme
MasterFoods – BBQ Sauce,  Tomato Sauce
Masterfoods Dijon Mustard
MasterFoods Traditional Tartare Sauce – Rich & Creamy
Mcilhenny Tabasco Sauce
Monika Curry Paste: Butter Chicken, Mild Curry, Rogan Josh, Tandoori, Vindaloo
Nando’s Sweet Chilli and Lime Sauce
Nuttelex margarine range* – Kosher, lite, original, olive lite, olive oil, pulse
Nuttelex spreads* – original, lite, olive and olive lite
Old El Paso Dip – Spicy Salsa Bean Medium
Oxfam Fair Dark Chocolate Spread*
Pilpel Moroccan Style Baba Ganoush
Praise fat-free mayonnaise
Praise Lite Dijonnaise
Pureland Organic Hummus*
Reggae Reggae Sauce – Jerk/ BBQ
Sanitarium: Crunchy Peanut Butter, Smooth Peanut Butter, Crunchy natural peanut butter, Smooth natural peanut butter
Scooby Doo Chocolate Mud Spread
Spiral Soy Sauce Tamari Gluten Free
Sweet William Dairy Free Chocolate Spread*
Sweet William 60% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread*
Table of Plenty – dukkah, all varieties
Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese*
Tofutti Sour Supreme Sour Cream
Wattle Valley Chunky Dips Exotic Thai with cashew
Wattle Valley Roasted Pumpkin & Basil
Yumi’s – Basil and Pinenut, Creamed Beetroot Dip, Harissa, Spicy Pumpkin Dip, Hommus Topped with Charred Red Peppers & Herb, Hommus Topped with Flery Tunisian Chili, Beetroot & Hommus


Carman’s Porridge Natural Fruit & Seed
Cheerios 4 Wholegrains
Coco Pops
Cocoa Puffs
Crunchola cereals
Dorset Cereals: Berry Granola, Luscious Berries and Cherries Muesli, Simply Nut Granola, Fabulous High Fibre
Freedom Foods Corn Flakes
Jordan’s Crispy Oat Clusters: Crunchy Nut, Maple & Pecan, Strawberry
Kellogg’s All Bran: Original, Wheat Flakes, Apple Flavoured Crunch
Kellogg’s Cornflakes
Kellogg’s Frosties
Kellogg’s Coco Pops
Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts: Unfrosted Strawberry, Unfrosted Blueberry, Unfrosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Kellogg’s Rice Bubbles
Kellogg’s Special K With Protein Plus
Kellogg’s Sultana Bran
Macro Maple Nut Crunch
Macro: Nut and Blueberry Granola, High Fibre Coconut Muesli, Orchard Fruits and Almond Muesli, Protein Fruits Nuts and Seeds Muesli, Toasted Tumeric and Teff Muesli
Norganic Organic Corn Flakes
Norganic Organic Corn Flakes With Blueberries
Sanitarium Light N Tasty Berry With Oat Clusters
Sanitarium Organic Wholegrain Wheet-Bix
Sanitarium Weet-Bix
Table of Plenty muesli – Nicely Nutty, Velvety Vanilla, Berry Basket, Fig and Plum, Crunchy Chia, Maple Pecan, Gingerbread Yumola
Uncle Toby’s Plus Fibre Apples & Sultanas
Wholeflakes by Artisse Organic Cinnamon Spelt Flakes

Cold/Frozen Aisle Sweet Things: Icy Poles, Ice Cream and Sorbets

Arlingtons Fruit Tapioca
Borgs Desserts, Apple & Cinnamon
Calippo Icy Poles
Co Yo yogurt and ice creams
Creative Gourmet Smoothie Cubes
Gelativo Sorbet – fruit flavours
Homebrand Ice Blocks
Nannas Choc Filled Churros
Nushies Natural Ice Creams
Peters Frosty Fruits Icy poles – Tropical flavour only
Rio Doro Freeze Pops
Sanitarium So Good – Chocolate Bliss Ice Cream, Vanilla Bliss Ice Cream
Smooze Ice Blocks
Tofutti Cuties*
Weis Sorbets
Woolworths Select Wild berry Fruit Pops

Biscuits and Bars

Anna’s Ginger Thins*
Arnott’s Choc Ripple biscuits, Gingernut biscuits, Lemon Crisp biscuits, Nice Biscuits, Farmbake Peanut Brownie Biscuit and Raspberry Shortcake biscuits
Artisse Aribars
Delinut Dip Singles
Eskal Scottish Shortbread
Golden Days Original Sesame Snaps and Peanut Snaps
Gullon: Sugar Free Choc Chip biscuits, Sugar Free Vanilla Wafer Biscuits
Homebrand Gingernut Biscuits
Kids Outback Animals Biscuits*
Kong Foo Sing Fortune Cookies
Leda Choc Chip Cookies, Chocolate Rum Balls, Choculence, Dunkies Biscuits, Gingernut Cookies, Golden Crunch, Minton Biscuits
Leda Fruit Filled Bars – Triple Berry, Apple, Strawberry
Lotus Biscoff
Macro – Double Chocolate Biscuits, Golden Chocolate Filled Biscuits*
Macro Raw Food Bars
Munchy Museli Cookies: Brownie, Spice, Vanilla
Nakd bars
Oreos – Classic and Chocolate*
Oreo Choc Wafer Fingers: Vanilla Cream
Orgran Itsy Bitsy Bears biscuits*
Orgran Premium Shortbread Hearts*
Share Pack (Scooby-Doo)
Woolworths Free From: Mint Creme, Double Choc, Creme Choc, Scotch Finger Biscuits
Woolworths Gingernut

Lollies and Chocolate

See our complete list of vegan lollies here.

101 Rainbow Sherbet Straws
Aeroplane Glitter Jelly – Berry Blue, Lime and Strawberry flavours
Aldi Just Organic Dark Chocolate
Black & Gold Milk Bottles
Choklad Mork (IKEA): Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate 70%
Choices Dairy Free Confectionery Easter Eggs
Chupa Chups: Cola, Orange
Coles Licorice Twists: Original, Strawberry
Coles Simply Less Dark Chocolate With Peppermint
Coles Soft Eating Licorice Original
Darrell Lea Batch 37 Black & Strawberry,
Darrell Lea Twists Black, Raspberry, Grape
Darrell Lea Liquorice Bites Black, Strawberry
Dollar Sweets Popping topping
Dominion Natural Bubble Gum Sticks
Eskal Noble Choice Dairy Free Dark Mint Chocolate
Fino Premium Confections Flavored Jells: Berry, Citrus
Godis Frukt organic gummy lollies (IKEA)
Green & Black’s Dark Chocolate
Guylian Solitaire chocolates
Heidi Grand’Or Hazelnuts Dark chocolate
Homebrand Sour Straps*
Hubba Bubba bubblegum
Jila Sugar Free Mints: Spearmint, Peppermint
Jelly Belly Chewy Candy – Sour Grape, Assorted Sours, Lemon and Orange Sours
Leda Chocolate Rum Balls
Life Savers (Pep O Mint flavour)
Lindt Dessert 70% Cocoa Cooking Chocolate
Lindt Excellence Dark Noir chocolate
Lindt Swiss Thins
Moo Free: Original Chocolate Bars, Honeycomb Bars
Moser Roth Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs
Pez candies*
Select Spooky Skull Lollipops
Sipahh Straws
Sour Patch Kids
Toffee Apples – 20g bars only
Ricci Licorice
Sweet William Chocolate: Dairy Free Chocolate Original, Dairy Free White Delight
Sweet William: Rice Crackle Chocolate, Sweet As no Added Sugar Rice Crackle Chocolate
Sweet William: Dairy Free Mini Bar Multi Pack, Dairy Free Choc Chips*, Rice Crackle Chocolate Easter Bunny, Easter Bunnies Multi Pack, Chocolate Santa’s Multi Pack, No Nuts Bar, Sweet As No Added Sugar White Chocolate with Strawberries
Sweet William I’m Sweet Enough Sugar Free range: dark orange, dark velvet, original
The Natural Confectionary Co Vegan Fruit Flavoured Jellies
Uncle Tobys Fruit Fix: Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Raspberry, Mango, Pineapple
Uncle Toby’s Roll Ups: Funprint, Strawberry, Rainbow Berry, Fruit Salad, Variety Fun Pack
Vitality, Well Naturally Sugar Free Dark Chocolate: Rich Dark, Mint Crisp, Valencia Orange, Almond Chip
Walkers of London Chocolate Mints
Whittaker’s – 72% Cocoa Dark Ghana Chocolate, Bittersweet Peanut Slab, Peppermint Dark Chocolate, 62% Cocoa Dark Almond Chocolate
Wonka Long-lasting Gobstoppers
X-treme Sour Straps
Zappo Sour Straws

Miscellaneous Sweet Goods

Airplane Ready to Eat Jelly Snacks: Orange, Raspberry, Strawberry
Altimate Waffle Cones
Bickford’s chocolate milk mix
Bickford’s Vanilla Malt Milkshake Mix
Bird’s Custard Powder
Cadbury Drinking Chocolate
Coles ice cream cones
Coles Waffle Ice Cream Cones: Chocolate Vanilla, Plain
Deliciously Free Moist Chocolate Mud Cake Mix
Deliciously Free Savoury Muffin Crepe Mix
Fino Gourmet Fruit Sauce: passion fruit, strawberry, mango
Foster Clark’s Custard Powder
Freedom Foods Pancake Mix
Golden Days Dark Chocolate Sesame Snaps
Greens: Chocolate Brownies mix, Smooth Lemon Cake mix
Homebrand Custard Powder
Hopper 100’s & 1000’s Blue
Jellycious Apple Jelly
Macro: Gluten Free Banana Bread Mix, Cupcake Mix, Sponge Cake Mix
Macro vegan jelly
Melinda’s: Passion fruit Slice Mix, Lemon Delicious Slice Mix, Choc Walnut Slice Mix, Gluten free brownie Mix
Monika Sweet Mango Chutney
Movietime – Caramel Popcorn, Multi-Colour Popcorn
Mrs May’s Dry Snacks – Pumpkin Crunch, Cranberry Crunch
Naturally Good Deliciously Free Chocolate Mud Cake Mix
Nesquik – Chocolate
Nestlé Nesquik Syrup – chocolate, strawberry and vanilla
Sanitarium Slice Apricot & Coconut
Sipahh Straws: Chocolate, Strawberry
Soy Life Yoghurt: Vanilla, Apricot & Mango, Boysenberry, Blueberry
Table of Plenty  – Dark Chocolate Mini Rice Cakes
Vitarium 100% Naturally Sugar Free Drinking Chocolate
Vitarium Jelly
White Wings Black Label Chocolate Fondant
Woolworths Homebrand Chocolate Cake Mix
Woolworths Hot Cross Buns

*Contains palm oil

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    Although this product contains no animal-derived ingredients, it does contain palm oil. Orangutans and other animals are affected by the spread of palm oil plantations, and some people choose to avoid these products for this reason.

    PETA supports the move toward truly sustainable palm oil operations that (among other things) use land that is already cleared, invest in increasing crop yield, and refrain from clearing land for new plantations.

    Though some groups call for a boycott of palm oil products or companies that use palm oil, many environmental and animal-protection groups—including ones that focus on the well-being of primates displaced by palm oil plantations—agree that such a boycott would result in two major problems:

    1. It would drive the price of palm oil down to a point where already-high demand is further increased.
    2. It would promote the development of other tropical oils that are less efficiently grown than palm oil and would contribute to more deforestation and habitat loss.

    To those who can avoid all tropical oils, we say: Go for it. Purchasing locally sourced, tropical-oil–free household products and foods is a great way to ensure ethical sustainability. We also encourage consumers to contact companies that have been dragging their feet on this important issue, urging them to make the commitment to using truly sustainable palm oil, and letting them know you won’t buy their products until they do so.

    For more information on PETA’s policy on palm oil, please contact us.


Products change ingredients often, so be sure to double-check the label. If you notice that something on this list is no longer vegan, please notify us by email.

Inspired to include even more vegan foods in your diet?