We love our sweet treats so much that we’ve set up a new Twitter account called Junk Food Vegans to share what we eat when we’re being ‘naughty’ and to also retweet others who use the hashtag. The account came about to dispel the myth that all we eat is salad and tofu. There’s a wealth of dairy and egg free goodies out there, although it isn’t always easy to find them.
We decided to create a round up of where we’ve discovered vegan doughnuts to help those craving a sugar fix. Don’t blame us if you eat the whole bag 🙂 We need to stress that there may be differences from store to store which is why we always recommend you check the allergen advice in store. A lot of these supermarkets don’t seem to include allergen information on the packaging so don’t necessarily rely on this.
A case of asking to check the allergen folder in your local store to see if the bakery make the doughnuts from scratch or not. Don’t rely on the staff knowing as I’ve heard one thing from staff and read another in the file!
You can find out more about Asda’s Jam Doughnuts in our review here.
Like Asda, we’d advise you check in-store for suitability. We love Sainsbury’s Vanilla Doughnuts, which are filled with custard, while the Jam variety is also SFV. We tried them out here on your behalf. This blogging lark is hard work!
It is a bit concerning that there is no ingredient info on the back of the packet as even items that have been SFV historically can have their recipe adapted over time. The ones to look out for in the Co-op are the Jam and Custard ball doughnut varieties. As the store has provided a list of SFV items across its stores online it is worth reiterating that no other doughnuts they sell at present other than the two mentioned are listed by the brand, as an FYI.
There’s 5 in a pack and the generous filling has been injected into the centre. I personally find them quite ‘bready’ and they can be dry depending on how much filling they have. I’ve heard surprise from some who love these and couldn’t believe they were vegan. I really don’t know what people think we eat all day.
Although allergens aren’t listed on the packaging, it is still worth checking in your local Morrisons whether they bake their doughnuts from scratch. The allergen folder will provide more information that staff, who seem to offer conflicting information from store to store. We tried out the Raspberry Jam filled treats recently, which you can read about here. Also potentially suitable are the Salted Caramel flavour and Apple.
Added to a decent list of vegan-friendly products are Ikea’s doughnuts, sold at the kiosk usually as you’re leaving the store. Like with most of the listings in this post, please check in-store by asking to see the allergen folder before tucking in as recipes and ingredients can change.
We’ve heard Tesco may also be adapting recipes so they have accidentally vegan doughnuts in their range, but until I’ve checked my own store I don’t want to say for definite this has happened. I’ll keep you posted!
Thanks for reading,