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Are Polos Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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These refreshing, round mints go down a treat when they’re offered up. But are they suitable for vegans?

Whether you’re someone who always has a packet of mints on the go, or you’re just someone who likes accepting them when they’re offered, Polos are a refreshing and zingy treat.

What are Polos? 

Polos are an instantly recognisable breath mint that is circular with a distinctive hole in the middle. The peppermint Polos were first made in the UK in the early 20th century by a Rowntree employee in York and since then has become an international name. They’re now owned by Nestlé and over the years a number of flavour varieties have been produced.

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The name has nothing to do with the sports (water and horseback) but is a ‘polar’ reference to its cool, fresh taste.

Are Polos Vegan? 

Yes, Polos are vegan! There are four vegan-friendly staple Polo varieties: Original, Spearmint, Fruit and Sugar-free, all of which are suitable for anyone on a plant-based diet. Occasionally there are limited edition spin-offs, for which it’s always worth checking the label. 

Send more plant-based questions our way in the comments.


By Fabian Jackson
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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