Many chips turn out to be accidentally vegan.
Unfortunately, most Pringles are definitely not vegan friendly.
I went through the ingredients list for each main type of Pringle (on their website) in order to save you time trying to find a vegan flavor.
I’ve summarized the results below.
Which Pringles Might Be Vegan?
The base of all Pringle varieties are just:
- Vegetable oil (no palm oil)
- Corn flour and cornstarch
But then there are many filler ingredients and flavoring ingredients, many of which are derived from dairy (e.g. whey, cheese, milk).
The only grey area is in the case of mono- and diglycerides. These are derived from fats, which may come from plants or animals, so we can’t be sure if these mono- and diglycerides are vegan or not.
The table below notes the ingredients that a vegan should be aware of.
|Flavor||Potential Non-Vegan Ingredients||Verdict|
|Original||Mono- and diglycerides||Maybe Vegan|
|Cheddar Cheese||Whey, Cheese, Butter||Not Vegan|
|Cheddar & Sour Cream||Whey, Cheese, Milk||Not Vegan|
|Honey Mustard||Honey||Not Vegan|
|Memphis BBQ||Natural and Artificial flavors (contains milk)||Not Vegan|
|Pizza||Whey, Cheese, Milk||Not Vegan|
|Sour Cream & Onion||Whey, Sourcream, Milk||Not Vegan|
|Screamin’ Dill Pickle||Whey||Not Vegan|
|Buffalo Ranch||Whey, Milk||Not Vegan|
|Extra Hot||Whey||Not Vegan|
|Ranch||Whey, Sourcream, Milk||Not Vegan|
|Salt & Vinegar||Lactose||Not Vegan|
|Parmesan & Roasted Garlic||Whey, Cheese||Not Vegan|
|Rotisserie Chicken||Buttermilk||Not Vegan|
Summary: Are Any Pringles Vegan?
Aside from the original flavor, all the other flavors are definitely not vegan.
The Original Pringles might be vegan.
But it depends on whether or not the glycerides come from a plant source. If you’re okay with taking a risk, go for it.
For more strict vegans, Pringles just aren’t the best chip to go for.