Reading Time: < 1 minute Biscuit lovers are advised to check the pack and make sure they are buying the new recipe (Photo: Burtons Biscuits)
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Many biscuits are free from animal products, but after several recipe tweaks, are Jammie Dodgers vegan?

The iconic British biscuits used to be an accidentally-vegan favorite, until the brand changed its recipe in 2016 to add milk protein.

The news was so unpopular that a petition was launched demanding the removal of the milk protein. Despite several thousand people signing, the new recipe remained in place – until now.

Are Jammie Dodgers vegan?

Announcing the news on Instagram, a post about the biscuits said: “NEWS FLASH. Now EVERYONE can enjoy Jammie Dodgers. Our new recipe tastes just as good but is now 100 percent plant-based.

“Vegans rejoice and tag a pal that will defo want a pack below! You’ll find our vegan-friendly biscuits in stores throughout July, sporting a darker colored design and logo glow (fancy marketing term).”

The post is accompanied by a video showing the difference between the old packs (with the recipe containing milk) and the new vegan-friendly packs. Check the ingredients list if you’re unsure.

RECIPE: Vegan Chickpea Jammie Dodger Blondies

‘A dairy-free recipe’

Kate Needham is the marketing director at Burtons Biscuits. She said: “We have listened to our biscuit fans and are pleased to announce that we’ve moved once again to a dairy-free recipe.

“Family fun is at the Jammie heart of our brand, so it’s important to us that the whole family – and families of all lifestyles – can share a pack. Thanks to the new recipe, we’re happy that will now be more possible.

“But that’s not all, with our household classic seeing a surge in popularity, you can expect to see lots more fun and mischief coming from the UK’s favourite Jammie biscuit brand going forwards.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.