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Are Parma Violets Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Parma Violets: some people love them and seek them out in a party bag of sweets, others opt for love hearts instead. But is the iconic sweet vegan?

What are parma violets?

Parma Violets are small disc-shaped candies that often come in multi-pack sweet bags alongside love hearts, drumsticks and refreshers; These are all made by Swizzels. Parma Violets are similar in texture to fizzers, however they are not fizzy and instead of having different flavours, Parma Violets are all violet-flavoured. Violets are a flower with a history in herbal medicine and have a very distinctive flavour and is probably why some people leave Parma Violets at the bottom of a party-bag (I am certainly one of those people). 

Are Parma Violets Vegan?

For Parma Violet lovers, some great news for you — they are indeed vegan! Though, according to an old Guardian article, they are one of the least liked sweets amongst the millennial generation.

Want some (better) vegan sweets in your next shop? Check out our guide to the best plant-based treats here.

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, 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 a last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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