I had such a difficult time finding vegan sprinkles back when I went vegan. I did a ton of research and found a few brands who made some of their sprinkles vegan, but it wasn’t consistent. Nowadays, there are SO MANY more options for buying vegan sprinkles, but for those new to vegan baking, I thought I would make it easier for you by listing some of my favorite brands of vegan sprinkles.
First off, you might be wondering how could sprinkles not be vegan? I wonder the same thing about paint, cars, computers, etc. You’d be amazed at the animals products that psychos will sneak into things. For example, sprinkles can contain:
- bugs (confectioner’s glaze or shellac)
- more bugs (carmine or cochineal)
Lucky for us, there are lots of places to buy vegan sprinkles, including:
- Michael’s craft store
- JoAnn Crafts
- Whole Foods
Here’s a list of some of the vegan sprinkles that I have used, in order of my favorite to least favorite.
Sweetapolita has some reallllly cute sprinkles. They also have a fun instagram account, so you should follow them for inspiration. Not all of their sprinkles are vegan, but here’s a list of the ones that are. (They also have some gluten-free and vegan sprinkles if you’re into that.)
Fancy Sprinkles are similar to Sweetapolita, in that they’re cute, and they’re not all vegan. Here’s their list of vegan sprinkle options.
Sweets & Treats
Sweets & Treats are similar to Fancy Sprinkles and Sweetapolita, in that they’re cute, and they’re not all vegan. Here’s their list of vegan sprinkle options.
Wilton is another company that makes both vegan and non-vegan sprinkles. Unlike the former three companies, Wilton sprinkles are sold in a lot of places, so if you need something quick and can’t wait for shipping time, these are your best bet.
Also, unlike the others, Wilton doesn’t label their vegan sprinkles anywhere, so you have to read the backs of every bottle. I realize that vegans are probably used to doing this, but it’s not like we have all the time in the world. There are cakes to decorate!
In an effort to save you time reading sprinkles bottles, here is a list of all the wilton sprinkles that I know are vegan as of the time I’m writing this post (December 2017).
- Cake Sparkles (these come in all colors and kind of look like cellophane flakes)
- Color Dust and Pearl Dust (avoid the pinks, because those contain carmine)
- Edible Glitter and Edible Accents (they include silver, gold, and colored stars and hearts!)
- Rainbow Nonpareils (make sure you read the label because wilton makes 2 kinds of nonpareils - one is vegan, and one is not)
- Jumbo Rainbow Nonpareils (these are good because they taste fruity)
- Candy Decorations: Mini Jawbreakers (I used these on my mini wreath cakes)
CK Products Pastel Sequins Edible Confetti
Lieber’s were the first bright rainbow jimmies I found back when the only other vegan sprinkles I could find were muted and all-natural or ones only sold in other countries. Lieber’s is sold on Amazon, which is extremely convenient, and they’re also affordable.
I haven’t actually had the chance to try these yet, because they just came out, but I love Color Kitchen’s all-natural food coloring, so I’m guessing these are healthier than most of the others I’ve mentioned. You can find these at Whole Foods or on Amazon.
BioVegan has a good selection of all organic and vegan sprinkles that are brighter than the Let’s Do Organic ones. The downside is that these are only available in Europe.
Let’s Do Organic Sprinkelz
These are made by the same company that makes the organic ice cream cones, and I believe it’s also the same company that makes all those rice crackers. These sprinkles are organic, which makes them the healthiest ones, but because they’re healthy, the colors are more muted. I stopped using these as soon as I discovered Lieber’s, so unless you’re super strict about eating 100% organic, I would avoid these ones. You can find these at Whole Foods and Amazon.
Betty Crocker Parlor Perfect Confetti Sprinkles
I’ve never used these, but just after posting this, anotherhungryvegan contacted me to let me know that she found these at Food Lion in Carolina Beach, NC. These look similar to Lieber’s, both aesthetically, and in the quality of the ingredients. These are also sold on Amazon.