Are you a dunker, a snacker, or a binger?
We are talking biscuits of course! From dipping a biscuit in your tea to nibbling on a cookie for elevenses, there is nothing better than tucking in to a delicious snack…or two!
And at Holland & Barrett, we offer a delicious range of vegan biscuits and cookies, guaranteed to leave your snack cravings well and truly satisfied.
Traditionally biscuits are not vegan because they typically contain butter which is a dairy product.
However, there are now lots of dairy-free alternatives to all of your favourite biscuits, so there is no need to miss out if you are following a vegan diet.
Vegans avoid any and all food which comes from animals, or is produced by animals (such as honey) and therefore vegan biscuits must use plant-based alternatives as their ingredients.
There is no shortage on the variety of vegan biscuits that are available. In fact, you may have trouble picking your favourite!
Nairn’s vegan oat biscuits have 55% less sugar than the average biscuit and are made of wholegrain oats so they are full of nutrition and delicious natural flavours.
They are also high in fibre, and can keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Ah, the jammy dodger. An absolute classic when it comes to biscuits. Whether you split it up and eat the jam first or scoff it in one, there is no denying that it is one of the nation’s favourites.
Prewett’s Jammy Wheels are vegan and gluten free shortcake biscuits with a yummy raspberry flavoured filling.
Perfect for sharing, or for keeping to yourself!
Transport yourself to the cafes of the Netherlands with Biona Maple Syrup Organic Waffles.
These vegan waffles have a rich maple syrup filling and are ideal for enjoying with your morning coffee.
What is the difference between a biscuit and a cookie?
Americans use the word cookie for any type of what we would know as biscuits. But here in the UK, the two are quite distinct.
Cookies are made using a softer, thicker dough and therefore they usually end up chunkier, softer and larger than a biscuit.
Biscuits are more likely to have a definitive snap and crunch to them, whereas cookies may fold before they break apart.
Biscuits usually make a better dunker thanks to their more solid consistency.
Cookies are also more likely to include extra ingredients and flavours.
Chocolate chips, almonds, cranberries and raspberries all make excellent additions to a cookie. Whereas biscuits tend to be plainer, although they may be flavoured with spices such as ginger.
If you are a cookie monster at heart, there are plenty of vegan cookies available too.
The Beginnings Coconut Ginger Cookies are made from 100% natural ingredients and are free from any additives, GMO, trans fat, palm oil, eggs and gluten.
Sweet coconut blends with spicy ginger and then gentle flavours of cashew nuts, dates and vanilla add succulent sweetness, making this the perfect cookie for when those sweet cravings strike.
If coconut and ginger does not float your boat, then The Beginnings also offer some delicious almond cookies.
Sometimes only chocolate will do and for those times, we have the Angelic Double Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies Box.
They sound naughty but this guilt-free snack come in at less than 70 calories per cookie.
Made using rich cocoa and dairy free chocolate chips, these vegan chocolate cookies contain at least 30% less fat when compared to other gluten free cookies. So all that is left to do is to enjoy them!
Gluten is present in wheat barley and rye and therefore is found in flour and, usually, biscuits.
However, there are gluten free alternatives available which are safe for coeliacs or anyone with a gluten intolerance to eat.
In fact, some of the biscuits and cookies that we have already mentioned are also gluten free.
If you like getting creative with your snacks (literally!) then Lazy Day Foods Gingerbread Kit is the biscuit for you.
This gingerbread kit is gluten free, vegan and provides fun for the whole family.
Decorate your gingerbread biscuit with the included chocolate buttons, marshmallows and icing. And then all that is left to do is to eat them!