Is Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Vegan 2023?

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Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry is one of the most popular and versatile baking ingredients used in a variety of recipes. This delicate, buttery pastry dough is easy to use and adds texture and flavor to any dish. But, is Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry vegan? 

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets and shells are both vegan because they don’t contain any ingredients derived from animals.

Below is a table showing Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry flavors and its vegan status.

FlavorVegan Status
Puff Pastry SheetsVegan.
Puff Pastry ShellsVegan.

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Ingredients

Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour
  • Folic Acid
  • Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil
  • Malted Barley Flour
  • Mono And Diglycerides
  • Niacin
  • Reduced Iron
  • Riboflavin
  • Salt
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Soybean Oil
  • Thiamine Mononitrate
  • Turmeric And Annatto Extracts For Color
  • Palm Oil
  • Water


As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.

Questionable Ingredients

Palm Oil

Palm oil is a very controversial ingredient, because it is a common ingredient in many products. The reason it’s so popular is the fact that it’s a very lucrative oil that can be produced per square meter. Palm oil is known for its amazing productivity and for a while it was not regulated.

The deforestation has forced wildlife away from their natural habitat and that is why many vegans are staying away from palm oil. However there is a way to make the palm oil more vegan-friendly and it’s called RSPO.

It’s a non-profit organization that helps companies produces sustainable palm oil with minimal impact on the environment.


Soy is the most common GMO crop in the US and most vegans tend to avoid GMO’s because of the high amount of herbicide that is required to grow the crops. The herbicide can pollute the surrounding ecosystem and cause severe damage to the environment.

Mono And Diglycerides

This ingredient can be sourced from both animals and plants.


It’s great that both products of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry are vegan-friendly. Common ingredients that is used in pastry products are milk and eggs, but fortunately for vegans, none of those ingredients are found in Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.

Thanks for reading, take care!

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