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IKEA UK’s ring donuts are no longer suitable for vegans, according to multiple people who have spotted animal-derived products in the ingredient listings.

According to multiple sources, the Swedish furniture giant has changed suppliers, and the recipe has changed to include dairy-derived ingredients including milk powder.

The store’s chocolate ring donuts have never been vegan-friendly.

IKEA vegan options

Despite this donut news, IKEA has made strides forward recently, when it comes to accommodating vegan diners, including the launch of its plant-based hotdog, and the development of soft-serve vegan ice-cream (set to launch in some countries in 2019).

Speaking about the menu developments, Michael La Cour, Managing Director at Ikea Food, said: “Every year, 660 million people enjoy the Ikea Food offer, and we see this global reach as an opportunity as well as a responsibility to serve food that is good for people and the planet.

“With the new veggie hot dog, we can inspire and enable customers to choose a plant-based, more sustainable option at an affordable price.”

Plant Based News has contacted IKEA for a statement and will update this story in due course.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of 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.