The Top Vegan Sweets for 2022:

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Your Guide to the Best Sweet Treats Without Dairy

Well, 2022 is going to be an exciting year for vegans! Rewind to a decade ago, and vegans didn't exactly have much choice when it came to food.

Consuming a plant-based diet was hard, and people often gave up because there were so few suitable foods.

Luckily, technology has given us many ways to enjoy many new vegan-friendly sweets that taste as good as the real thing. So, with that in mind, it's time to reveal what you can look forward to this year.

Here are some of our favourite vegan sweet brands.

Traditional Sweets

We class traditional sweets as the ones you'd see in a pick and mix stand or old fashioned sweet shop. Think boiled sensations, chewy jellies and foam candy.

Candy Kittens

Loved by the likes of Niall Horan and Pixie Lott, Candy Kittens are one of our favourite vegan sweet brands. Not only do these gourmet sweets taste amazing, but they're also free from gelatine.

Created by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, these cute little sweets are busting with flavour. Try the watermelon or keep it sweet with the tropical mix if you love sour sensations. You can also buy the creamy, dessert-themed Eton Mess kittens, so plenty of choices are available.

Biona Organic

If you're looking for a classic British sweet, Biona Organic is a perfect choice. These jellies are full of flavour and are made with real fruit juice and organic sugar, and they're also gluten-free.

Some of our favourite sweets from Biona include sour snakes, fizzy peaches and gummy bears. Choose from raspberry, blackcurrant or strawberry flavours to get your fruity fix.

Free From Fellows

If you're looking for vegan sweets that are also free from gluten and dairy, Free From Fellows is the perfect choice. The brand offers a range of delicious sweets, including wine gums, cola bottles, gummy bears, rhubarb, and custard jellies.

A very welcome recent addition to Free From Fellows are vegan marshmallows, which have all of the softness you get with a traditional marshmallow.

The Conscious Candy Co

All we can say is wow. Seriously, you need to try The Conscious Candy Co because they've managed to make vegan foam eggs and bananas.

Forget about the past because these sweets taste just like the real thing, and we challenge you to spot the difference. They're free from artificial colours too, so if you want to splash out on a pick and mix sweets that are both vegan-friendly and ethical, this is definitely it.

You can also try the vegan fudge, which is highly creamy and indulgent. It's so good; you won't even know the difference.

Vidal Sweets

Vidal knows how to make a good sweet. They've been making them for many years, and their range is entirely vegan-friendly.

If you're looking for sour or fizzy sensations, Vidal has it all. There are also plenty of fruity flavours, including tangerine, mango and blackcurrant. Once you try this brand, you'll never want to go back.

Better still, Vidal is one of the more cost-effective brands, so if you're looking for delicious wholesale vegan sweets that won't break the bank, you're in the right place. 

Jealous Sweets

Jealous Sweets are a great vegan sweet brand and the perfect choice for those who want something different.

This brand offers sour watermelon sweets, gummy fruits and other unique sensations that you won't find anywhere else. If you're looking to try something new this year, Jealous is well worth trying.

These sweets are also free from artificial colours and flavours as well as being gluten-free too! So if you suffer from allergies or intolerances, then these might be right up your street.


Who doesn't love chocolate? It's delicious and the perfect way to unwind after a stressful day. You don't need to brave the bitter taste of dark chocolate just because you're vegan; here are some delicious vegan chocolates.

Dirty Cow Chocolate

A small, independent confectioner makes dirty Cow chocolate in the UK. The chocolates are all vegan and gluten-free, making them perfect for those with dietary restrictions.

The range includes classic flavours like milk and dark chocolate and more unique options such as cookies with no cream, salty pretzels and bourbon flavour. If you're looking for a luxurious treat, Dirty Cow Chocolate is a perfect choice.

Nakd Bars

OK, so Nakd isn't exactly a chocolate or sweet brand, but they're so delicious and suitable for vegans we couldn't leave them off of our list. Coming in a range of weird and wonderful flavours, you can enjoy healthier recreations of chocolate oranges, Bakewell tarts, and other fantastic creations.

If you're looking for a guilt-free sweet treat, Nakd won't disappoint.

Pret Dark Chocolate Salted Almonds

Pret is one of our favourite lunch spots, and their dark chocolate salted almonds are to die for. They're vegan, too, making them the perfect snack if you're looking for something sweet but healthy.

Plus, who doesn't love Pret? With many stores over the UK, finding a packet of these delicious treats is always convenient when the sugar cravings hit.

Mainstream Brands

Let's not forget that plenty of mainstream brands offer vegan versions of their chocolate bars. For example, you can find vegan bars from Lindt, Cadbury, Montezumas and Hotel Chocolat, which all taste great, but they're highly ethical too.

There are also vegan options with confectionery brands such as Swizzels, and Rowntree's fruit pastilles are naturally vegan.

If you're not a fan of trying new things, check out your favourite brand because most will have a vegan alternative. This idea is beneficial for new plant-based eaters because there's some familiarity.

The Wrap Up

Well, there you have it; the top vegan sweets for 2022. Each sweet on this list is delicious and a testament to how the world has evolved in the last few years.

We can expect to see new vegan brands demonstrating their creativity in the near future, and the team here at Appleton Sweets can't wait to try them! If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to check out our guide: Everything You Need to Know About Plant-Based Sweets.

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