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Questions Answered: Is Jelly Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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From wibbly-wobbly childhood birthday celebrations to trifles and summer terrines, jelly keeps on cropping up in our food memories, but is it vegan?

Whether you’re asking for a plant-based friend or wanting to recreate a favourite pudding, keeping reading to discover all about jelly.

A (very brief) history of jelly

Traditionally set in anything from a glass mixing bowl to elaborate geometric moulds, jellies have been a centrepiece of British celebrations since Tudor times. It wasn’t until the 18th century that gelatine was added to the mixture of fruits, syrup and water in order to help it keep its whimsical and show-stopping shapes.

Is jelly vegan?

Since the addition of gelatine some 300 years ago, jelly generally hasn’t been vegan-friendly. This is because gelatine is traditionally made from the bones and other off-cuts of livestock, making it without-a-doubt un-vegan. 

Is any jelly vegan?

Fear not, there are plenty of wobbly and tasty plant-based jellies out there for you. They’re made with vegan-friendly gelatine substitutes (read this post for all you need to know).


Vegan jelly brands

Here are a few of our go-to plant-based jellies: 

Ask us all of your vegan questions in the comments below and we’ll keep on busting plant-based myths for you.  


By Fabian Jackson
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.

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