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The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Marshmallows 2023

With the rise of vegan, vegetarian and dairy free options you might be wondering are there any marshmallows that are vegan and we are very happy to report yes there is!  Vegans do not need to miss out so let's do a deep dive into everything you need to know.

Are marshmallows vegan?

Traditional marshmallows are not vegan. They contain Gelatine which is made from collagen taken from the bones, hides and skin of animals, usually cows and pigs. Gelatine is used in marshmallows to help them keep their soft and chewy texture. Thankfully there are vegan alternatives so you can enjoy marshmallows without compromising on taste and flavour.

What are vegan marshmallows made of?

Vegan marshmallows typically contain Tapioca Syrup and starch, gelling agents, Carrageenan and Soy protein. These ingredients are used to achieve the texture and binding properties of traditional marshmallows without the use of gelatine.

Do vegan marshmallows melt?

Yes, vegan marshmallows melt just like traditional marshmallows. They are designed to be used in the same way.


How can you use vegan marshmallows?

Roast them over a campfire or melt them in the oven on a grill setting to make S'mores. Add them to cookies, brownies or cakes. Make a hot cocoa and use the minis as a topping. Melt the marshmallows with some chocolate and use as a fondue. They are also delcious to just eat straight out of the bag.


Are vegan marshmallows gluten free?

That depends on the brand. Two brands we know that are gluten free are Dandies marshmallows and Free From Fellows which are both available in Australia.

Where to buy vegan marshmallows

You can find vegan marshmallows in some grocery chain stores such as IGA. Call ahead though to check if they have them in stock.  Or you can buy them online from Five Vegans and have them shipped direct to your door.

Here is a selection of what is on offer in our store -

 Dandies Marshmallows







Free from fellows



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