Are Snickers Vegan or Vegetarian?



Sorry to disappoint my fellow vegans, but Snickers are clearly not vegan-friendly.

They have multiple animal products in them, so there’s no debate (unlike some candy like skittles).

On a related note, Snicker bars might be vegetarian depending on your diet and how you view palm oil.

Are Snickers Vegetarian?

Here’s what you’ll find in the original Snickers:

Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor), Peanuts, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Palm Oil, Skim Milk, Lactose, Salt, Egg Whites, Artificial Flavor.

All the different Snickers variations are similar.

Tons of milk ingredients and eggs.

This makes Snickers okay for lacto-ovo-vegetarians, but no other types of vegetarians.

The other ingredient I highlighted is palm oil.

For the same reasons that many vegans don’t eat palm oil, many vegetarians don’t either. The palm oil industry is filled with unethical practices.

Whether or not you’re okay with palm products is up to you.

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance nutrition writer. I've been vegan for years and try to make life easier for others by sharing what I've learned.

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