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Are After Eights Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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For many people, a highlight of Christmas is cracking open a box of After Eights. We find out whether the iconic treat is vegan.

What are After Eights?

After Eights owned by Nestle and they are loved by many as a more luxurious but accessible treat. It’s a square mint fondant that is coated in dark chocolate and each square is individually wrapped in a paper sheath. For mint chocolate lovers, it's the real deal.

Are After Eights Vegan?

Unfortunately, After Eights aren’t vegan. In 2002, Nestle changed the formula to include butterfat; this was to prevent chocolate bloom (if you’ve ever had a piece of chocolate that is inexplicably covered in a white-ish substance, that’s chocolate bloom and it’s effectively just sugar). As a result, After Eights are no longer vegan.

But, if you still have a sweet tooth, we recommend you hunt down the Galaxy Smooth Mint which is vegan and will very easily replace the void After Eight may have left in your heart. Enjoy!


Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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