Are Walkers Crisps Vegan?
As one of the most popular brands of crisps in the UK, Walkers has an extensive (and sometimes quite eclectic) range of flavours – but are any of them suitable for vegans? Keep reading to find out.
Walkers have been producing potato-based crisps since 1948 when it was first founded in Leicester. Today they, perhaps unsurprisingly, produce the majority of UK crisps, holding around 56% of the national market.
If you think about it, try picturing a supermarket or corner shop that doesn’t sell at least three flavours!
Are Walkers crisps vegan-friendly?
Unfortunately, this isn’t a clear cut yes, or no. The majority of Walkers crisps are in fact suitable for vegans, even a few of the flavours you might not have expected – we’re talking about you, Prawn Cocktail and Roast Chicken!
Which Walkers crisps aren’t vegan?
Any varieties that use non-synthetic meat or animal-derived flavourings aren’t suitable for vegans, and neither are any that have whey or milk-derived flavourings.
Non-vegan flavours include:
- BBQ Pulled Pork (includes pork powder)
- Cheese & Onion (includes cheese powder and dried milk whey)
- Beef & Onion (includes dried milk lactose)
- Smoky Bacon (includes dried milk lactose)
- Tomato Ketchup (includes dried milk whey)
- Spicy Sriracha (includes sour cream powder)
Are Walkers Ready Salted crisps vegan?
For anyone who doesn’t like to stray too far from a classic, you’ll be happy to hear that Walker’s Ready Salted crisps are vegan-friendly!
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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.