List of vegetarian Mars products

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Update, February 2012: According to Mars' current page, if a product is suitable for vegetarians, it will say so on it. So if it doesn't, it's presumably not. The list below may well be out of date - please check.

Update, 22nd May 2007: So it's great to hear that Mars have changed their mind. But some of what they say is quite worrying. Their new FAQ states, in question 2, that "Yes, this announcement means that favourite products - Mars bars, Snickers bars, Galaxy, and Maltesers will once again be suitable for vegetarians." But previous to their announcement that they were stopping everything being vegetarian, it's not true that all their Mars bars and so on were suitable for vegetarians. I still have the letter from them, dated November 2005, in which they carefully instructed me in how to read the best before date of a Mars bar to tell if it was vegetarian or not (it had a "U" in it). I've emailed them to ask them to clarify this, and will let you know if I hear back.

Update, 3rd May 2007: Before the 1st May 2007, some Mars Bars were vegetarian and some weren't, and this page told you how to work out which (it was to do with whether they were made in the UK or not, you had to look at the best before date!).

However, they're all now non-vegetarian. It looks like they've moved all their chocolate production overseas, where they don't use vegetarian whey. It's now nice and simple and I can just boycott Mars…


  • Mars (Standard, Duo, Snacksize)
  • Snickers (Standard, Duo, Snacksize)
  • Galaxy (Milk Chocolate Bars, Snacksize, Ripple, Minstrels)
  • Maltesers (Milk, White)
  • Revels
  • Tracker (Burst of Berries, Zingy Lemon, Roast Nut, Choc Chip)
  • Starburst (Chews Original/Strawberry Mix/Sours/Choozers)
  • Aquadrops
  • Lockets
  • Tunes


  • Marks Original Refuel Drink
  • Galaxy Creamiest
  • Maltesers
  • Bounty
  • Starburst Banana/Orange and Pineapple
  • Twix Super Thick Shake
  • Moment du Chocolat

Ice Cream

  • None

Not Vegetarian

Everything else, which includes things like:


  • Bounty Dark / Milk
  • Celebrations
  • Flyte
  • Galaxy Promises Cocoa Crisp/Caramel Crunch/Roast Hazelnut/Rich Coffee
  • M&M's All Varieties
  • Mars Delight
  • Mars Planets
  • Milky Way / Crispy rolls / Magic Stars
  • Skittles Sours / Rainbow
  • Topic
  • Twix


  • Galaxy Hot Chocolate
  • Starburst Strawberry/Raspberry
  • M&M's shake
  • Moment du Chocolat with marshmallows

Ice Cream

  • All of them, including: Bounty Ice Cream
  • Galaxy Caramel Swirl Ice Cream / Vanilla / Triple Choc
  • Maltesers Ice Cream
  • Mars Ice Cream / Xtra Ice Cream
  • Snickers Ice Cream / Xtra Ice Cream