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Biscuits, Biscuits, Biscuits: Are Custard Creams Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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No matter if you like to dip, snap, dunk or share (or keep the pack all for yourself), custard creams are some of the UK’s most loved biscuits. But we’ve been wondering: are they vegan?

Here’s everything you need to know about these crunchy, sweet and creamy biscuits. 

Custard Creams

Custard creams are one of the quintessential British biscuits that you’ll find accompanying cups of tea across the country. They’re made from two vanilla flavoured and domino-shaped biscuits that are filled with a creamy custard-tasting buttercream filling. 

Are custard creams vegan? 

Yes and no. Custard creams traditionally rely heavily on dairy-based butter and milk for their creamy filling, however, there are plenty of plant-based options that just require checking the ingredients list. Be that on purpose in ‘free from’ ranges, or sometimes just accidentally vegan. 

Are McVities custard creams vegan?

Unfortunately, the iconic McVities custard creams aren’t suitable for vegans. They contain whey, dried dairy-milk powder making the big brand’s custard creams not vegan-friendly.  

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Which custard creams are vegan?

Fear not, it’s not all doom and gloom. For you plant-powered custard cream fiends, there are plenty of vegan alternatives.  A few of our favourites include:  

If you’re desperate to know more about plant-based biscuits, then make sure to check out this post of our 11 favourite vegan biscuits. You might just stumble across your next favourite treat.

Make sure to send more plant-based questions our way in the comments section.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns 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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