These 15 Childhood Fave Packaged Snacks Are Vegan & We Had No Idea

When we think of vegan food, our minds tend to wander to fresh, unprocessed, grains, veggies, fruits, and nuts. And not so much to the tearing, unwrapping, popping, and munching in a land of packaged (and processed) snacks. But, in reality Packaged Food Land actually has more than its fair share of meat- and dairy-free goods! Not only that, but the majority of these tasty bags and boxes happen to be some of our all-time favorite nostalgic treats and noshes.
Perhaps you've already heard word about a certain cookie favorite? Ahem, Oreos. Or maybe you've even caught wind of whispers about certain go-to bags-o-chips? Regardless of what you have (or haven't) heard, ahead we've rounded up 15 surprise snacks that are vegan-friendly.
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Note: Some products have been manufactured in facilities that also process and handle dairy, so please be sure to read individual ingredient labels prior to consumption if at risk for an allergy.
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Oreos
Contrary to what the packaging and creamy centers suggest, these cult-fave cookies are completely dairy-free!
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Fritos
Who knew these buttery corn strip chips aren't buttery at all?
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Justin's Peanut Butter Cups
Hankering for a sweet treat? Justin's dark chocolate PB cups are dairy-free deliciousness.
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Doritos
Although famous for a cheesy flavor, Doritos actually boasts a kick-ass cheese-free bag: Spicy Sweet Chili.
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Nature Valley Granola Bars
You'd swear these creamy dreamy peanut butter bars have dairy in there somewhere.
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Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Shocking, we know — Pillsbury's famous rolls actually use a mixture of soy and palm oil instead of butter in those creamy crescents.
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Unfrosted Pop-Tarts
Sure the frosting is where the fun's at — but Pop-Tarts unfrosted vegan-friendly options are just as tasty fresh out of the toaster.
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Swedish Fish
Who needs milk chocolate when you've got a bag of these?
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Ritz Crackers
The butteriest of buttery crackers amazingly have no butter, whatsoever.
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Smucker's Uncrustables
Yes, these little pillowy, crustless bites are indeed dairy-free.
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Barbara's Peanut Butter Puffins
A bowl of Barbara's PB Puffins with some ice cold almond milk is breakfast goals for vegans and non-vegans alike.
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Sun Chips
Ah, Sun Chips — the taste of childhood cafeterias.
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Cracker Jacks
Cracker Jacks are the epitome of buttery-caramel corn — so it comes as a pretty big surprise that these golden kernels are crafted dairy-free.
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Sour Patch Kids
Turns out Sour Patch Kids are not only sour and then sweet — but, they're also vegan.
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