Biscuits, Biscuits, Biscuits: Are Chocolate Bourbons Vegan?
Whether you’re a dunker, a snapper, a sharer or a keep-them-all-for-yourself-er, bourbons are undeniably some of the UK’s most loved biscuits. But are they vegan?
Here’s everything you need to know about these crunchy, chocolatey and creamy biscuits.
Bourbons are a classic biscuit that you’ll find in kitchen cupboards and shop shelves across the country. They’re made of two domino-shaped chocolate biscuits filled with a smooth chocolate buttercream filling.
Are bourbons vegan?
Yes. Bourbons get their rich chocolatey flavour from cocoa powder and, traditionally, are dairy-free which makes them a suitable (and delicious) biscuit choice for vegans. This is one of those times where we’re thrilled something’s accidentally vegan.
Are bourbon creams vegan?
However, sometimes manufacturers use milk-powder in the buttercream filling (these are often called bourbon creams). These packets won’t be vegan-friendly, so it’s always important to double-check the ingredients list before tucking in.
Vegan bourbon brands
There are a few more questions we need to answer around popular brands like ‘are McVities bourbons vegan?’ and ‘are Tesco bourbons vegan?’ You'll be glad to know that, yes, they are! Here are a few of our go-to vegan bourbons:
- Waitrose essential bourbons
- McVitie’s (Crawford’s) bourbon creams
- Sainsbury’s own brand bourbon creams
- Tesco’s bourbon biscuits
Fun bonus bourbon-biscuit fact
Bourbons were the first biscuit ever eaten on the moon by American astronaut Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin!
If this hasn’t quite satisfied your thirst for plant-based tea-time treats, then be sure to check out this conclusive post of our 11 favourite vegan biscuits – spoiler, it’s more than just accidentally vegan Oreos.
Go forth and dunk your vegan bourbons, and be sure to ask us any more plant-based questions in the comments below.
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.