HP brown sauce is extremely popular in Europe, but can even be found in some stores in North America.
It’s made by Heinz, who also makes a few vegan barbecue sauces.
While brown sauce isn’t certified vegan, I’m fairly sure that most people would consider HP brown sauce to be vegan. I’ll go over the ingredients to show you why.
Ingredients in HP Brown Sauce
Here’s the full ingredient list (note that a few vegan spices like garlic are grouped under “spices):
- Tomato puree
- Blackstrap molasses
- Orange juice
- Apple juice
- Mustard flour
Most of those ingredients are obviously vegan.
The only ones that might not be are caramel and molasses.
However, as I’ve written about in detail, caramel is typically vegan. The same goes for molasses.
Verdict: HP Brown Sauce is Almost Certainly Vegan
We can’t be 100% sure if the caramel or molasses is vegan.
But there’s a high chance that they are, and I think most vegans would be comfortable saying that HP Brown Sauce is vegan.
If you don’t want to take any chances, then skip the brown sauce or make your own.