Cuppa Tea and a Biscuit anyone?
I mean, who doesn’t love a cuppa tea and a biscuit?!
I try to make transitioning into a plant based diet easy for everyone and I understand that not all of us have time to make our own alternatives. Making plant based biscuits by hand are definitely a healthier alternative to shop bought, but I know this isn’t convenient for everyone. As a result I have accumulated a bunch of photographs for you for some shop bought biscuits which are all vegan and easily accessible.
The Oreo’s I noticed contain vegetable oils including palm oil. This actually makes them non-vegan! I’m not 100% sure about ingredients for them around the world but this left me a bit suspicious. Oreo’s have always been known as a vegan go-to biscuit/ cookie so I’m left wondering. I will leave this up to you to make your own opinion but as for ingredients otherwise, they’re definitely plant based; no dairy.
I want you to know that a vegan/ plant based diet doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult. If you do have time to make your own biscuits then I’d definitely recommend doing this! However if you have a party to go to and need to take something, these could be useful. Alternatively you may have children who still want their biscuits as a treat and this way you can feed them vegan foods without them knowing the difference.
Whatever works for you is what is most important and there are lots more on the market so do keep an eye open for them.
Things to take into account:
Recipes change all the time so always double check the packaging. For example: Jaffa Cakes and After Eights used to be vegan and now they are NOT.
Brands differ. For example: Regular digestives are NOT vegan, but some cheaper brands ARE.
Just because biscuits say chocolate or cream, it doesn’t always mean it isn’t vegan. You’ll be amazed by what is vegan so always check the packet first.
OREO’S: so far I have found that all varieties are dairy free apart from the Peanut Butter brand.
These are not a “health food”: although the biscuits are vegan and/ or plant based they contain oils and unhealthy sugars. If you do choose to eat them then do so in small amounts.
The British Classics
Oreo’s – the “Vegan” favourite
Like I say, these are just a few I found whilst out shopping today. Always double check before you buy, dairy products are written in BOLD so are easy to find.