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Are Chips Ahoy Vegan-Friendly?

You may be wondering if those delicious-looking Chips Ahoy on the shelf in the supermarket is vegan-friendly?

No one can blame you because vegan chocolate cookies are a win-win situation for anyone on the diet. Chips Ahoy is loaded with chocolate chips and packed in various sized bags to suit any occasion, whether it be a pack needed for party guests or a pack needed to cure the munchies. But are they vegan-friendly? Continue reading to find out.

Are Chips Ahoy Vegan-Friendly?

The answer is: No

No. Unfortunately, Chips Ahoy contains milk which is an animal by-product. It is therefore unsuitable for vegans to eat. It also contains ingredients that expose animals to cruelty such as palm oil and artificial flavors.

What Are Chips Ahoy Made Of?

Chips Ahoy! made with milk chocolate chunks cookie and contain 160 calories and 9 grams of sugar per two-cookie serving. Here are the nutritional facts and ingredients:

Nutritional Facts


Chip Ahoy
Chip Ahoy Originals

The ingredients for Chips Ahoy Originals are Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate \{Vitamin B1\}, Riboflavin \{Vitamin B2\}, Folic Acid), Sugar, Canola Oil, Palm And Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt, Dextrose, Baking Soda, Milk, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor, Natural Flavor, Caramel Color.

Why Are Chips Ahoy Not Vegan-Friendly?

Chips Ahoy contains milk, a by-product of animals, usually cows. As it is an animal-sourced ingredient it cannot be eaten by vegans.

Natural Flavors can be made from animal or plant sources. While Chips Ahoy has not confirmed which source is used to make their product, strict vegans will avoid eating food containing this product to be safe.

Palm Oil is taken from the palm fruit while palm kernel oil is taken from the seed of the palm. Both are vegan-friendly in that they are plant-based. However, the mass production of palm oil has caused awful effects on the natural habitats of animals in tropical countries. These areas have been deforested to make way for large palm plants, remove animals from their homes, and leave them endangered. Vegans who are concerned with the protection and safety of animals will avoid using any product containing this ingredient.

If it is of any comfort, Mondelez International, the parent company of Chips Ahoy, is a part of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an organization whose members are committed to sourcing palm oil in a way that does not harm animals or the environment.

Artificial Flavors are initially tested before being released into the market for companies to use. These tests are however done on animals to ensure that they are safe for humans to eat. These animals are often later euthanized as testing sometimes causes fatal side effects.


Chips Ahoy is not vegan-friendly. While a chocolate chip cookie dipped in almond milk probably sounds great right now, we’re afraid Chips Ahoy isn’t the product for you if you’re vegan.

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