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Is Bisto Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Gravy is a classic on a Sunday, and Bisto is the most well-known brand of gravy — but is it vegan? Here’s the lowdown on why it’s complicated. 

What is Bisto?

Bisto is a brand loved across Britain that sells gravy granules. The first Bisto product was released in 1908 and has since become a British household staple for a no-fuss gravy.

Is Bisto Vegan?

There’s a lot of confusion as to whether Bisto is vegan.. Bisto doesn’t actually contain any animal products in its ingredient list; however, the brand doesn’t advertise the product to be vegan. This is because it's made in the same production line as other products containing animal products and there may be cross-contamination. So, some vegans determine that Bisto is vegan, while others are put off by the potential cross-contamination. It depends on your own views as to which camp you fall into.

Can I buy vegan gravy from other brands?

Yes! If you would rather find fully plant-based gravy, there are lots of options in major supermarkets. Read our guide on the best vegan supermarket gravies here


By Toni Olukiran
Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, 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 her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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