Vegan Cheat Sheet
As I have been vegan for over 3 years living in Australia I have accumulated a lot of information and have a very deep understanding of vegan products and what vegans like to call ‘accidentally’ vegan products sold in Australian supermarkets Woolworths and Coles. This list does not even include the amazing alternatives you can outsource from cruelty-free shops and online.
‘Accidentally’ vegan products are items not labeled as vegan from non-vegan companies that produce some products that coincidentally do not contain any animal products. An example of this would be Oreos.
Vegans eat what is called a ‘plant-based diet’ and do not consume meat, fish, eggs, dairy, milk, butter or any substance that comes from animals. Keep in mind that labels stating ‘May contain’ do not exempt a product from being vegan. This just means a product may be produced in the same factory as an item with, for example, dairy, and for allergy purposes, any potential cross-contamination needs to be addressed. This is for legal purposes and does not mean the item has an animal product as a direct ingredient. So, with that out of the way, let get to this list!
WARNING: this list is not for health-conscious vegans! 😉
Vegan Junk Foods
- Original Oreos
- Coco Pops
- Hersheys Chocolate and Strawberry syrup
- Uncle Tobys quick oat sachets in brown sugar and cinnamon
- Sour Patch Kids
- Wonkka Gobsmackers
- Wizz Fizz Original
- Leda Choc Chip Cookies
- Macro Woolworths Double Chocolate Biscuits (basically a vegan tim-tam)
- Nanas Lite Mini Apple Pies *Palm Oil
- Coles Home Brand Apple Pies and Apple and Sultana Strudles
- Nanas mini chocolate filled churros *Palm Oil
- Co Yo Yogurt and Ice Creams
- All Weis Sorbets (including dark chocolate and coconut exotics)
- All So Good Soy Ice Cream
- All Over the Moo Coconut Milk Ice Creams (Cookies !)
- Calippo Icy Poles
- Gelativo Sorbet Fruit Flavours
- Most Homebrand Ice Blocks
- Sipahh Straws (yes the straws that flavour your milk!) try with soy milk.
- Orgran Buckwheat Pancake mix
- Macro Chia Pots in Pear & vanilla, and Rasberry, Blueberry & Acai. NOT Mango Coconut Pineapple.
- Red Rock Deli Chips in Sea Salt
- Kettle Chips in Sea Salt, Salt and Vinegar, Chili and Rosemary and Sea Salt (not rosemary and sea salt in sweet potato).
- Doritos in Original Salted (good with salsa and guacamole, best guac is obela classic from coles)
- CC’s Dorito chips in Original
- Almost all original/salt flavoured chips on market (always check packaging, google if unsure of brand)
- Most regular oven hot chips on market (always check packaging, google if unsure of brand)
- Mcain and Birds Eye Hash Browns and Potato Gems
- Pringles in flavors Roast Chicken, BBQ, Original, Salt and Vinegar
- Kong Fu Seng Fortune Cookies
- Coles brand Butter and Salted popcorn
- Majans Bhuja Beer Mix (Indian snacks)
- Obela Avocado dip in origonal and spicy is the best guac for corn chips EVER!
Vegan Noodles, Pastas, Rice and Soups
- Almost all regular pastas (the only ingredient in regular pasta is 100% durum wheat)
- Indo Mie Original Flavour Mie Goreng *Palm Oil
- All Maggi brand 2 minute noodles (yes even the meat flavours)
- Guzzis Premium Potato Gnocchi
- Most vegetable based pasta sauces are ok. Pesto from supermarkets is not.
- Wokka noodles in Thai Peanut Satay
- Uncle Bens Mexican rice, Tomato and Basil Rice
- All unflavoured regular Rices and Quinoa etc
- Ainsley Harriet Cous Cous in Spice Sensation and Roasted Vegetable
- Warning- just about no powdered soups in supermarkets are vegan. Always check for milk
- Amys Kitchen canned soup in Lentil Vegetable and Split Pea
- Hart and Soul Coconut Lentil Curry and Coconut Pumpkin Soup (great with rice!)
- Heinz Baked Beans Original
- Heinz Canned Soups in Lentil and Chili, Tomato red pepper and Black bean and Mexican
- Tasty Bite Jodhpur Yellow Dahl (not Japiur vegetable)
- Naked Kitchen Moroccan Chickpea Tangine, Thai Jungle Curry and Mexican Black Bean Chilli (great with rice!)
- Yumi’s Curried Chickpeas and Dhal Lentils (again great with rice)
- For all soup and currys you can use the easy mircowaveable rice pockets too!
Vegan Butter, Milk, Eggs and Dairy Replacers
- Nuttelex Butter (Original is my favourite, tastes exactly like butter)
- Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Rice Milk, Coconut Milk, Lentil Milk, Oat Milk
- H2Coco Coconut Coffee (anyone can order a coffee with soy at a café but I prefer this myself personally)
- VitaSoy and Almond Breeze Chocolate Milk
- Bio Cheese Cheddar Shread
- Orgran Egg Replacer
- Co Yo Yogurt
- Nakula coconut yogurt in Natural, Passionfruit, and Mango
Vegan Freezer Foods/Ready Meals
- Yumis Sweet Potato and herbs Veggie Bites (Fridge isle)
- Yumis Zucchini Veggie Bites (Fridge isle)
- Yumis Felafel Bites (Fridge isle)
- Eatwell Lentil Burgers (Fridge isle)
- Eatwell Kale Burgers (Fridge isle)
- Coles Homebrand Curried Pumpkin & Corn Burgers (Fridge isle) only $3.50!
- Coles Homebrand Black Bean Burgers (Fridge isle) only $3.50!
- Asiana Vegetable Spring Rolls and Vegetable Samosas
- Borgs ‘Vegetarian Appetizers’ Savoury Pasties (not the ones with ricotta).
- Woolworths Select 24 Indian Selection with Samosas, Pakoras, and Bhajis
- Amys Kitchen Microwavable bean burritos (be careful not to grab the red packaged one with cheddar!)
- Linda McCartney Mushroom & Ale Pies
- Linda McCartney Sausage Rolls
- Quorn Vegan Chicken Nuggets (omg amazing)
- Quorn Vegan Chicken Schnitzels
- Alternative Meat Co. Vegan Beef, Chicken and Pork in the Chilled Section
- Vegie Delights Classic Not Burgers (amazing)
- Vegie Delights Vegie Roasts (try with cranberry sauce glaze, salted with oil)
- Vegie Delights Lentil Patties (try with pineapple!)
- Vegie Delights Chipotle Mini Sausages
- Vegie Delights Thai Chili Lime Cakes (this brand has far more but these are my favourites. Vegie delights marks their vegan products with a green veg logo and their vegetarian with a red, be careful).
For a more highly detailed list including lollies and much more I suggest checking out the Peta Australia accidentally vegan list, a very handy article for beginner vegans who have a sweet tooth!
Another great resource is the Accidentally vegan Australia page on Facebook you can like here:
Lastly, for anything and everything I will always recommend your local or national vegan facebook groups.