Vegan Junk Food No Sane Person Would Eat. But I Do.

Because manufacturers are so cheap, there’s lots of vegan junk food.

So let’s be clear. This is not a post about all of the nutritious, healthy vegan foods and recipes there are. It’s about Evil: The standard America garbage grub that’s vegan junk food just because its manufacturers are too cheap to pay for anything but chemicals.

I learned about this vegan subgroup in the early 2000s from a vegan friend. I wish he hadn’t said anything. I used to eat healthy, anyway.

Actually, though, vegan junk food can be a handy bridge foods for beginner vegans, and also serve as occasional treats for the veteran. That’s my excuse, anyway. Below are some of my favorites. (PETA has a list of healthy ones.)

Be sure to re-check the ingredients each time you buy, tho. They change.

Breakfast

Cereals

Trix

vegan junk food trix

Cap’n Crunch

vegan junk food cap'n crunch

Cocoa Puffs

vegan junk food cocoa puffs

Honorable Mention

Frosted Flakes and Frosted Shredded Wheat, of course: just add sugar.

Pastries

Unfrosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Blueberry, and Strawberry Pop•Tarts.

vegan junk food pop tarts

All Other Waking Hours

Cookies

Oreos. The bane of my existence, especially because nearly all of their flavors are vegan, including possibly my favorite all-time cookie: Oreo Mint Fudge Cremes. Ghuuuuuuh.

vegan junk food fudge-cremes oreos

I do have a question though: How come all their flavors are 70 calories per cookie? Is this possible? Do they build them specifically to hit that calorie count, or do the labels lie?

Side Note — I grew up in a Hydrox family. Hydrox are sometimes vegan. They switch back and further between using for some reason. Read the bag.

Brand X for the Win!

Okay, the cheaper, more generic a brand you can find, the more likely it is to be vegan. For example, Chips Ahoy are not vegan, but cheapo store-brand chocolate chipper cookies may be. Fudge-coated grahams (which I’ll now be thinking about for the rest of the day) are typically vegan, as are vanilla and chocolate wafer cookies. Again, the watchword is “cheap.”

Candy

From FD, I have the following suggestions.

Twizzlers. Thank goodness, sez me. Also Red Vines.

vegan junk food twizzlers

Skittles

vegan junk food skittles

In Conclusion (burp)

Read the labels of these and any junk food you hope is vegan. You’ll likely find some shocking treats of your own every now and then.

 

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