Are Smarties Vegan?
Smarties are the go-to decoration for colourful rainbow cakes, and many of us have been gifted with big tubes of the stuff as stocking fillers. But are they vegan? Find out below.
What are Smarties?
Smarties will mean different things depending on whether you’re talking to a Brit or an American, and this is because there are actually two different types of confectionary that go by the name. In the US, Smarties are small tablet-like sweets that come in a variety of fruit flavours in each pack. These are reminiscent of British Fizzers, which can be found in an assortment of sweets in Swizzels packs (typically alongside refreshers, love hearts, parma violets and other classics). However, Smarties in the UK consist of round chocolate with a sugar coating in a range of different colours. They have been produced since 1937 and are currently owned by Nestlé.
Are Smarties vegan?
This is an open-and-shut case, and the verdict is that unfortunately, Smarties aren’t vegan. This is due to the presence of milk and dairy products in the chocolate treat.
However, all is not lost, because there is a vegan version that exists — and it tastes just as good as the original. You can find it over at The Vegan Kind Superstore.
Got a sweet tooth? Us too. For more about our favourite vegan chocolate, find our guide here.
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.