New Vegetarian Sweets – Katjes Better Bunny

Chewy vegetarian sweets have never been so popular, nor so abundant! Following in the footsteps of Marks and Spencer’s Veggie Percy and Veggie Colin, a German confectioner called Katjes, has introduced a rival vegetarian foam sweet to the UK market, called Better Bunny. Katjes is the second largest producer of fruit gum and liquorice in Western Europe, and they are entering the UK market for the first time with this veggie-friendly sweet.

At first glance, it is impossible not to notice the similarities between Better Bunny and Veggie Percy. For a start, they are both pink, foamy animal-based sweets with fruit gum ears. They also both have one green ear, and one pink ear – this is surely no conincidence! In the name of research, I have devoured some Better Bunnies in order to review them properly (I was lucky enough to be sent a sample). Unfortunately I didn’t really like the taste of vegetarian Percy Pigs (because of the cherry flavour rather than the texture) however, I really liked the veggie Colin the Caterpillars.

Better Bunny seem to have an identical texture to the Mark’s and Spencer varieties (I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re manufactured by the same company – especially since the M&S ones are also made in Germany) however the flavour is subtly different. I can’t describe exactly what the flavour is – but according to the ingredients, Better Bunny are made with 2.5% apple and elderberry fruit juices. I think the pink bunny is slightly tastier than the white one! I prefer Better Bunny to Veggie Percy, but think that Veggie Colin is still my favourite!

If want to try some Katjes Better Bunnies for yourself – they’re now available in Tesco (in the sweet aisle), priced at £1.48 for a 170 g bag.


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  1. Hey!

    Just a quick query – are these suitable for vegans too? Or are they just veggie friendly?

    Thanks!
    Claire x

    • Hi Claire – unfortunately they use beeswax to make them shiny so are not suitable for vegans. We have asked them about this though – it’d be good if they had a vegan range too.

  2. How exciting to find a sweet that doesn’t have a bunch of weird animal by-products in it! I thought I would have to give up the gummy sweets forever!

  3. Hi does it contain egg at all?

    • No, they don’t contain egg. The ingredients are: “Glucose syrup, sugar, 2.5% fruit juice of different fruits from fruit juice concentrate (from apple and elderberry), acid: citric acid, gelling agent: pectin, hydrolysed pea protein, fruit and vegetable concentrates (apple, spirulina, safflower, carrot), natural flavourings, glazing agent: beeswax white. May contain traces of milk.”

  4. I bought a pack of these for the kids Easter egg hunt and ended up scoffing them all myself on the way home! They were really fruity and didn’t taste synthetic at all ( which a lot of jelly sweets can). 10/10!!!!

  5. I’ve heard this product may include animal rennet, can anybody advise please ?

  6. please can you tell me were I get yhem from

  7. Just for clarification: Percy pig and associated products is produced by German confectioner Katjes for Marks & Spencer hence both products – Better Bunny and Percy Pig are produced/ manufactured by the same company.

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