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Why Are Chupa Chups Vegan? Let’s Find Out!


Are Chupa Chups Vegan?

Chupa Chups are made from plant-based ingredients and contain no animal products. They are also a sweetened, water-based product and should be suitable for a vegan diet.

Furthermore, the company has been working hard to ensure that its packaging is as kind to animals as possible.

They have gone even further than many other companies by using 100% recycled paper in all of their candy product packaging.

This means that not only do you avoid contributing to deforestation, but you also help to reduce your carbon footprint.

So if you’re looking for a delicious treat without harming any animals, then you can’t go wrong with Chupa Chups!

What is Chupa Chups?

Chupa Chups are a brand of lollipop that comes in various flavours. The original lollipop flavours were released in 1921, and it’s still one of the most popular flavours today.

Chupa Chups is thought to come from an old Indian word meaning “sweet lick”. It wasn’t until later, when the British started selling them as lollipops did they start calling them by this name.

The Chupa Chups lollipops flavours now include:

  • Original: A classic tasting lolly with a hint of creamy vanilla.
  • Strawberry: Sweet strawberry flavoured lolly.
  • Watermelon: Melon flavoured lolly. (Not available in Australia)
  • Blackcurrant: Tart blackcurrant flavoured lolly. Not available in Australia.
  • Apple Flavours: Tastes just like apple juice.
  • Mango: Tropical fruit flavour. Available in Australia.
  • Cherry: Cherry flavoured lolly. Available in Australia. (Not available in the USA)
  • Peach: Peach flavoured lolly. Only available in Australia.
  • Strawberry & Mint: Strawberry flavoured mint lolly.
  • Watermelon & Raspberry: Watermelon flavoured raspberry lolly.
  • Pineapple: Pineapple flavoured lolly. Very similar to Fruit Pastilles.
  • Pineapple & Mango: Pineapple flavoured mango lolly.
  • Passionfruit: Passionfruit flavoured lolly. Similar to Fruit Pastilles.
  • Grape: Grape flavoured lolly
  • Cherry: Cherry flavoured lolly. Available in Australia.
  • Strawberry & Banana: A combination of strawberries and bananas.
  • Watermelon & Lime: A combination of watermelons and lime
  • Orange: Tangerine / Orange Flavor lolly. Only available in Australia.

The ingredient list of Chupa Chups:

Ingredients: Natural Sugar, Vegetable Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Artificial fruity Flavors & Colours, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor Enhancement, Colourings, Preservatives.

All of the ingredients used in making these lollipops have been carefully selected to ensure that there are no animal ingredients or non-vegan ingredients.

This includes cane sugar syrup, which is made from sugarcane juice. Sugar cane juice contains natural vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium.

The vegetable fat used in the lollipops is palm oil. Palm oil is a sustainable source of food, and it’s also high in Vitamin E.

The colouring used in the lollipops is artificial colours. These colours are safe for human consumption and are approved by the FDA. However, some people may find these colours unpalatable.

If you don’t like the colour of your lollipops, then you can easily change the colour yourself at home. All you need to do is add another drop of liquid into each bag of Chupa Chups.

Is Chupa Chups Gluten-Free?

Yes, Chupa Chups is gluten-free. However, there is some cross-contamination risk due to the manufacturing process. So while we would recommend trying them, it may be best to stick to certified gluten-free brands.

Also, keep in mind that whilst these lollies are manufactured in a facility where wheat isn’t used, there is still a chance that gluten traces could get into the final product.

Which lollipops are vegan?

All of the Chupa Chups product ranges are vegan.

However, the packaging does contain milk derivatives such as casein and whey. These are naturally occurring proteins found in dairy products. As long as you don’t eat dairy products, you shouldn’t have any problem-consuming lollipops.

How Do I Know If Chupa Chups Are Vegan?

If you look closely at the ingredient label on the back of the packet, you will see that it contains just

• Sugar

• Vegetable Glycerine

• Corn Syrup Solids

• Natural Flavouring Extracts

• Artificial Colours

• Soy Lecithin

This tells us that the lollies aren’t made with any animal-derived ingredients. Also, if you check out the nutritional information panel, you’ll notice that the calorie count is less than 20 per pack. This makes lollipops an excellent snack choice.

Is there milk in Chupa Chups?

No, there is no milk or lactose in Chupa Chup’s. There are, however, traces of casein and whey in the packaging. This is because the packaging material itself contains milk derivatives.

As long as you don’t consume dairy products, you should be fine.

Vegan-friendly Chupa Chups alternatives:

There are plenty of tasty vegan snacks on the market. Some of our favourites include:

• Vegemite



Peanut butter

• Almond spread

Last Words

Chupa Chups are delicious treats. They’re not only fun to eat, but they’re also good for you. We hope this guide has helped you learn more about Chupa Chups and how to choose the right ones for you.

We’d love to hear what you think about all things veggie! Leave us a comment below.


Mike Halladay

Hey! Mike Here! I love all things vegan. I am a Dad of 2 youngs boys and a food lover and amateur Chef. I transitioned to being a Vegan 9 years and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. My health and lifestyle improved beyond belief! This is why I started to spread the word!

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