If you’ve got a craving for a finger or four of chocolate and have just turned vegan or maybe you’re looking for a vegan Kit Kat alternative, we’ve got the low down on which are and which aren’t vegan.
We’ll start with the standard most common and originally Nestle Kit Kat, sadly this isn’t vegan, this is because it contains milk in the milk chocolate and whey powder also derived from milk. You may be thinking that the Dark chocolate versions may be vegan-friendly but these contain milk as well. All is not lost though as there are vegan Kitkat alternatives for you to either buy or make!
A Kit Kat typically has around 75% milk chocolate and as you may know this isn’t vegan as the milk in which it is made is regular milk from cows. If they had made this from oat, almond or soya milk then they may be a chance it would be vegan but as it currently stands Nestle use cows milk within their Kit Kat products.
For those of you who follow a vegetarian diet, you’ll be happy to hear that many of the Nestle Kit Kat products are vegetarian friendly, this is because they don’t use parts of animals, only the milk.
As with any product please check the ingredients list before eating as these do differ from country to country as well as companies changing what they use without much warning.
One of the best methods for getting your Kit Kat craving is to make them yourselves, we’ve come across many different recipes for vegan Kit Kats and have listed our top three for you below. Each has slightly different ingredients that you’ll need so if you find you’re missing one thing from a recipe try one of the others.
Another way to make vegan Kitkats is to find a suitable vegan wafer and then get yourself vegan chocolate whether this is dark or milk-style chocolate and melt this and cover the wafers with it.
As with many big companies they are seeing a massive increase in demand for making existing products vegan or bringing out vegan alternatives. Nestle has acknowledged this and we don’t doubt that they will be looking into bringing a vegan Kitkat version to the shelves of the UK.
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Good luck :)