Sweet, no gelatine! Your guide to cruelty-free lollies in Australia!

Here's your ultimate guide to vegan lollies - satisfy your sweet tooth and be kind to animals at the same time.

Animals Australia

Animals Australia team

Last updated November 1, 2016

Hungry for a sugar buzz? We’ve got you sorted…

It’s true; they can put some pretty creepy stuff in lollies — gelatine made from boiled up animal parts? No thanks! But there are tons of vegan lollies in the confectionery aisle that don’t contain any animal ingredients. Here’s your guide to satisfy your sweet tooth and be kind to animals at the same time.

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Tall, dark and delicious! Here are your go-tos for gelatine-free liquorice:

Darell Lea Fresh Liquorice Batch 37
Darell Lea Liquorice Twists: Original, Raspberry
Uncle John’s Traditional Licorice
Fyna 2 Metres of Licorice
Coles Original Soft Eating
Coles Licorice Twists Original, Strawberry
Woolworths Licorice Twists Original, Strawberry
Go Natural Organic Liquorice
Ricci Liquorice
Black Knight Traditional Licorice Assortment

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Mints & Gum

Try these for ultimate freshness, without animal ingredients:

Extra Peppermint, Spearmint, Bubblemint, Raspberry & Lime, Strawberry, Tropical, Lemon Lime.
Eclipse Chewy Mints Fruit Trio, Lemon Lime, Mango & Passionfruit, Peppermint, Raspberry, Spearmint, Strawberry, Tropical.
Pascall Murray Mints
Allen’s Kool Mints
Eclipse Mints Lime, Mild Cool Breeze, Peppermint, Spearmint, Strawberry, Watermelon
Eclipse Gum Peppermint Ice, Spearmint, Cooling Mint
Fisherman’s Friend Original, Mint, Spearmint, Citrus, Aniseed, Blackcurrant
Hubba Bubba Original, Strawberry, Grape, Cola, Bubble Tape
Mentos Mints Fruit, Spearmint, Sugar Free
Tic Tacs Pepperint, Orange
Jila Mints Peppermint, Sugar Free Peppermint, Spearmint
PK Gold, Blue
Juicy Fruit
Dollar Sweets Extra Strong Peppermints

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Sour Straps & Sherbet

Strap yourself in! These cruelty-free sour sweets pack a punch:

Chupa Chups Sour Bites
Starburst Sour Chews
Pascall Sherbet Strawberries, Sherbet Lemons
Sour Patch Kids Original, Max Super Sour, Tricksters, Watermelon
Lagoon Sherbet Bombs
Jelly Belly Assorted Sours, Grape Sours, Lemon & Orange Sours
Swizzels Fizzers, Giant Fizzers, Giant Love Hearts, Double Dip, Parma Violets, Snap & Crackle Bar
Fruit-tella Hippos, Sour Wrigglers
Wizz Fizz Original Sherbet
X-Treme Sour Straps Blue Raspberry, Strawberry
Warheads Assorted Flavours, Sour Jelly Beans
Fini Strawberry Belts
Coles Sour Cola Sticks, Sour Strawberry Pencils, Sour Rainbows, Lemon Sherbets

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If you’re a sucker for a sucker, get your hands on these gelatine-free pops:

Chupa Chups Fruit Flavours, Cola, Candy Cane
Melody Pop
Starburst Sucks
Kmart Rainbow Swirly Pops
Dollar Sweets Lollipop Cake Toppers

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Hard & Soft Candy

Lollies in all shapes and sizes – all without gelatine:

Darrell Lea Bo-Peep
Allen’s Spearmint Leaves, Jubees
Pascall Sherbet Strawberries, Sherbet Lemons
Starburst Chews Fruits, Very Berry, Strawberry & Watermelon, Tropical
Natural Confectionery Co. Vegan Fruit Flavoured Jellies, Berry Salad
Wonka Everlasting Gobstoppers
Rowntree’s Jelly Tots, Fruit Pastilles, Fruit Gums
Zappo Drops
Life Savers
Peelies Mix-Up, Grape
Lifesavers Blackcurrant Pastilles
Coles Choc Mint Crunch, Barley Sugars
Woolworths Barley Sugar, Spearmint Leaves, Fruit Drops, Humbugs
Glucojel Black Jelly Beans
Black & Gold Milk Bottles
Kmart Spearmint Leaves
Swedish Fish
Dino Rex
Dollar Sweets Popping Candy

As well as being free from gelatine — which is made from collagen in the skin, bones and connective tissues of cows and pigs — the lollies in the list above are also free from cochineal and carmine (made from crushed insects), and free of palm oil and beeswax, so you can chomp away happily knowing that these sweets are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. And these aren’t the only ones out there! Check out your local supermarket to see what gelatine-free sweets they’re stocking. You can also order many other vegan lollies and plant-based treats online from retailers such as The Vegan Grocery Store and Vegan Perfection.

More useful stuff

Since you’re in the market for vegan lollies or gelatine-free sweets, you may be keen to know about other animal-friendly food options too! Our Veg Starter Kit contains tips for some of the most delicious (and convenient) plant-based products on shelves. It’s also got recipes, nutrition tips, and more! The best bit: it’s FREE.

Order your copy today – for yourself or for a friend!