Food & Nutrition

The best vegan jelly we’ve tried (tasty & wobbly)

Published by Finn Hayden

We've been writing about vegan products for a while now, and we hope that we've helped to dispel the myth that a vegan diet has to be boring. Whether it be marshmallows, hot chocolate, or even camembert cheese, you've got more vegan options than ever, and a vegan diet doesn't have to feel like a restricted diet at all.

Jelly is a product which is typically made using animal products such as gelatine, but there are now some excellent vegan jelly options out there. We thought it would be useful to round up the best vegan jelly that you can buy, let's get into it:

Just Whole Foods vegan tropical jelly

The Just Whole Foods brand isn't very exciting or well-known, but the vegan friendly food produced by this brand is generally really excellent, and we recently raved about the vegan custard made by this brand. If you're looking for the ideal thing to pair with that custard, then the tropical flavoured vegan jelly from Just Whole Foods is ideal. Made using carrageenan and locust bean gum in the place of gelatine, the jelly still has a firmness and a wobbliness like normal jelly, just without the animal products. The tropical flavour is all-natural and comes from real pineapple, orange, and lemon. We're really impressed with this jelly, learn more and buy it here - ocado.com

Just Whole Foods vegan tropical jelly

Wibble Strawberry & Vanilla

Jelly often gets unfairly labelled as food for kids, but this vegan jelly from Wibble is decidedly adult in terms of flavour and taste - made using real strawberry juice and a touch of vanilla, it is not only 100% vegan but it's also low in sugar and calories, with just 37 calories per pot. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

Wibble Strawberry & Vanilla

Naturelly Summer Fruits

Made using real fruit juice and puree, the Naturelly jelly is an excellent vegan jelly option. It's also free from added sugar but doesn't contain any sweetener either - all of the taste in this jelly comes from the natural sweetness of the fruits. This jelly comes in these handy pouches which makes them ideal for lunchboxes. Learn more and buy it here - waitrose.com

Naturelly

Hartley's 10 cal jelly

Hartley's is probably the biggest jelly brand in the UK, and people absolutely love it (so much so that they eat this jelly out of the packet), but most of the Hartley's jelly range is not suitable for vegans as it contains gelatine. However, for some reason (probably to lower the calorie count), the 10 cal jelly from Hartley's is made with vegan-friendly ingredients. Instead of using gelatine, this jelly uses ingredients like Locust Bean Gum and  Cassia Gum, which are derived from plants. It's great to have a vegan option from Hartley's just be sure to choose the 10 cal jelly instead of the normal jelly! Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Hartley's 10 cal jelly

Wibble Orange & Ginger

Another great option for vegan jelly from the Wibble brand is the Orange & Ginger flavour, which like the Strawberry & Vanilla flavour has a very sophisticated taste. Made using real orange and ginger, this jelly is 100% vegan and also has the added benefit of being even lower in calories than the other option from Wibble at just 34 calories per pot. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

Wibble Orange & Ginger

Just Whole Food strawberry vegan jelly

If you're looking for a great all-round vegan jelly, then the strawberry flavour from Just Whole Foods has that classic taste and look that you're looking for. The taste is excellent, and the jelly has that perfect wobble too. It's 100% vegan and made without artificial flavours, colours, and preservatives, which is really impressive. It's bound to be a crowd pleaser, learn more and buy it here - groceries.asda.com

Just Whole Food strawberry vegan jelly

Hopefully, this guide helps you to find a delicious vegan jelly to buy for any occasion. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions. If you're interested in reading similar guides, we have a guide about lovely vegan ice cream that you could pair your jelly with.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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