IKEA UK doughnuts, which can be found at in-store food kiosks, are accidentally vegan, according to the blogger Vegan Womble, a resource for all things vegan-related in the UK. The blogger took to Instagram to share the news with their followers.
“Did you know @ikeauk #doughnuts are #sfvegans [soy-free vegan]?” they wrote.“They may not be as good as @considerit_chocolateversion but not all of us are lucky to live close to them 😂 There are lots of #accidentallyvegan #foodie bits in-store too.”
A representative was able to confirm to LIVEKINDLY that IKEA UK doughnuts sold at kiosks are vegan. The chocolate frosted packaged doughnuts are not. An American representative informed us that IKEA US doughnuts are not suitable for vegans. However, as IKEA is interested in providing more sustainable and plant-based options for customers, they recommended reaching out to customer service to request vegan doughnuts.
Did you know @ikeauk #doughnuts are #sfvegans? They may not be as good as @considerit_chocolate version but not all of us are lucky to live close to them 😂 There are lots of #accidentallyvegan #foodie bits in-store too . . #budgetvegan #junkfoodvegan #ikeafood #ukvegans #veganshopping #vegansofig #vegansupport #vegannews #vegandoughnuts #ringdoughnut #vegandonuts #vegantreats #vegandesserts #ikea #onthehighstreet #veganhighstreet #shoppingandeating #veganhaul #suitableforvegans
While IKEA doughnuts may be accidentally vegan, the popular Swedish furniture retailer has been working on expanding its range of vegan offerings in a bid to be more environmentally-friendly. IKEA vegan hot dogs launched in the US earlier this year at the Boston Calling music festival and will be available across Europe later this year. When trialed, the plant-based hot dogs garnered a 95 percent approval rating among customers. Earlier this month, the chain announced that it would launch vegan soft-serve ice cream based on oats, soy, or fruit.
The new IKEA vegan food options will join the furniture store’s already existing plant-based options, such as sustainable “caviar” made from seaweed, vegan Swedish meatballs, a rhubarb and raspberry crumble, as well as a variety of vegan-friendly candies, drinks, cereals, and other groceries.
Image Credit: Vegan Womble