Are Wotsits Vegan? What Crisps Are Vegan?

Are you a cruncher or a melter? Do you like to nibble those smooth, round edges? And wondering if Wotsits are vegan? Let’s find out. In this post, we’re going to dig into the topic of Wotsits and get you the answers you need to determine if they are suitable for vegans.

Wotsits is a British brand of cheesy flavoured corn puffs, owned by Walkers company.

Walkers is the British equivalent of Lays, and owned by the same company.

Wotsits are mainly cheese flavored curly shaped potato chips.[1]

The main ingredients in Wotsits are:

  • Maize, Rapeseed Oil.
  • Cheese Flavour [Dried Cheese (7%).
  • Milk Lactose, Flavour Enhancer (Disodium 5′-Ribonucleotide).
  • Acid (Lactic Acid), Colours (Paprika Extract, Annatto).
  • Natural Flavourings, Salt, Potassium Chloride.

It also contains milk and made in a factory that also handles: Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Soya, Celery, Mustard.

Are they vegan? Are Wotsits vegan? No. Wotsits are not Vegan. They contain milk and therefore they are unsuitable for vegans.

But Wotsits are suitable for vegetarians as they contain milk.

What Crisps Are Vegan?

Here’s a list of vegan Crips available in the market:

  • Texas BBQ Pringles are vegan: Along with Pringles Original, Pringles Sweet Chilli, Pringles Paprika, Pringles Smokey Bacon Flavour (surprisingly!), and Pringles Original Tortilla Chips.
  • Kettle’s Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Crisps is also suitable for vegans.
  • Tesco Bacon Rashers are vegan and they have a good crunch and flavour.
  • Tyrrells Mixed Root Vegetable Chips are also vegan.
  • Eat Real Sour Cream & Chives Quinoa Chips is another plant based crips.

But we recommend always double-checking the product packaging yourself.


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Are Wotsits Gluten-Free?

The answer is yes. Wotsits are gluten free. But be aware that although there are no gluten ingredients within the Wotsits, they are made in a factory which handles wheat & barley.

We always advise you to check the packet when you buy them to ensure you’re informed of exactly what is in it.

Final Words

Although, Wotsits are suitable for Vegetarians, they are not currently suitable for Vegans, this is because they use milk in the product.