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Are All Mints Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Whether you’re buying a bag of Fox’s mints at a service station for a long drive or you like to keep a pack of polos in your backpack for after lunch, you might be wondering if mints are vegan – keep reading to find out.


Breath mints might technically be described as a sweet, but their primary function is to make your breath taste better – be that after a garlicky meal or before a big presentation. 

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There are hundreds, if not thousands of breath mints on the market in different shapes, sizes and flavours, but are any of them vegan?

Are mints vegan-friendly? 

Whilst the vast majority of mints are indeed vegan-friendly, there are a few well-known names that aren’t suitable for anyone on a plant-based diet. Non-vegan mints include: 

  • After Eights
  • Trebor Extra Strong Mints
  • Buttermints 
  • Welsh mints
  • Mint humbugs
  • Everton mints

Why are some mints not vegan? 

Lots of these mints include either gelatin or milk, both of which are animal-derived products and not suitable for vegans. Sometimes, but less often, mints can also include beeswax or shellac too, so look out for these on ingredients labels as well.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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