KIND bars are super popular these days, you can find them at most grocery stores, and even at Costco.
Unfortunately, most of them aren’t vegan-friendly.
The most common reason why is that most bars have honey, and certain bars have milk and other animal products in them.
But there are still a few KIND products you can buy if you really love the brand. I’ll go through each type of KIND product and explain which flavors are vegan.
If you need an alternative, try Clif bars, most of which are vegan. I’ve written a detailed guide to which Clif bars are vegan.
Are KIND Nut Bars Vegan?
No flavor of KIND nut bar is vegan, all of them have honey.
On top of that, some of them have milk and other non-vegan ingredients.
Are KIND Simple Crunch Bars Vegan?
KIND simple crunch bars are also not vegan, every single flavor contains honey.
Are KIND Nut Butter Filled Snacks Vegan?
Once again, every flavor of these contain honey.
So, KIND nut butter filled snack bars are not vegan.
Are KIND Whole Fruit Bars Vegan?
Finally, we come to some vegan products.
Most of KIND’s whole fruit bars are vegan-friendly.
However, the dark chocolate ones both have palm oil in them. Many vegans do not consider palm oil to be vegan because of ethical issues surrounding the industry. Personally, I’m in the camp that palm oil is “technically” vegan, but I don’t touch the stuff myself.
Decide for yourself.
|Flavor||Potential Non-Vegan Ingredients|
|Mango Apple Chia Bars|
|Dark Chocolate Strawberry Bars||Palm oil|
|Dark Chocolate Banana Bars||Palm oil|
|Strawberry Apple Cherry Chia|
|Cherry Apple Chia Bars|
|Pineapple Banana Kale Spinach|
Are KIND Protein Bars Vegan?
None of the KIND protein bars are vegan.
Every bar either has milk, honey, or both.
Are KIND Healthy Grains Granola Bars Vegan?
No, none of the KIND healthy grains granola bars are vegan.
They all have honey in them.
Are KIND Breakfast Bars Vegan?
Again, all breakfast bars are NOT vegan.
All the flavors contain honey.
Are KIND Grain Clusters Vegan?
If you’re a vegan and you like KIND products, the grain clusters are just about your only option.
They’re a new-ish product line of granola, rather than bars.
Most of them are clearly labelled vegan on KIND’s website. So even though some have ingredients like glycerine (which can come from animals or plants), we can be very confident that they are from plant-sources.
Same goes for sugar. It’s not always vegan in North America, but considering the product pages are labelled vegan, I think it’s fairly safe to say that the sugar was not made with bone char.
Here’s the full list of grain cluster flavors:
|Flavor||Potential Non-Vegan Ingredients||Verdict|
|Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters||Vegan|
|Oats & Honey Clusters||Honey||NOT Vegan|
|Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds||Vegan|
|Dark Chocolate Whole Grain Clusters||Sugar||Vegan|
|Almond Butter Whole Grain Clusters||Honey||NOT Vegan|
|Maple Quinoa Granola Clusters||Vegan|
|Raspberry Granola Clusters||Vegan|
|Cinnamon Oat Granola Clusters||Vegan|
Summary: Which KIND Products are Vegan?
Let’s finish off with a quick summary of all the major product lines that KIND makes:
- Nut bars – Not vegan
- Simple crunch bars – Not vegan
- Nut butter filled snacks – Not vegan
- Whole fruit bars – Most are vegan
- Protein bars – Not vegan
- Healthy grains granola bars – Not vegan
- Breakfast bars – Not vegan
- Grain clusters – Most are vegan