The VegNews Guide to Vegan Chocolate

Need chocolate? Our ultimate, up-to-date guides to vegan products give you everything you need to know.

Here at VegNews, we make it our job to be on top of the newest products, the must-try sweets, the gotta-have-it items. And just as important as it is to know what those new items are, we want to share them with you, so that you can be the most current conscious consumer out there. So we present to you the VegNews Guides, a series of lists dedicated to the things vegans love most—chocolate included. Below is an up-to-date, ever-expanding roster of the vegan chocolates offered nationwide.

365 Everyday Value
Organic Swiss Dark Chocolate

Alter Eco
Dark Almond Bar
Dark Blackout Bar
Dark Cacao Bar
Dark Mint Bar
Dark Twist Bar
Dark Quinoa Bar
Deep Dark Sea Salt Bar
Mini Dark Noir Bar

Amanda’s Own Confections
Chocolate Chips
Dairy-Free Chocolate Bar

Amore di Mona (v)
Caramela
Caramela & Crunchy Coffee Beans
Caramela & Cherries
Caramela & Cranberries
Dark Chocolate & Currants
Dark Chocolate & Crunchy Coffee Beans

Askinosie Chocolate
Dark Chocolate + Coconut Sugar & Toasted Coconut CollaBARation Bar
Dark Chocolate + Coffee CollaBARation Bar
Dark Chocolate + Crunchy Sugar Crystals & Vanilla Bean CollaBARation Bar
Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Bar
60% Dark Chocolate + Peanut Butter Bar
63% Dark Chocolate +Crushed Almonds & Vanilla Mini Bar
70% Cortes, Honduras Dark Chocolate Bar
70% San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador Dark Chocolate Bar
72% Mababu, Tanzania Dark Chocolate Bar
77% Davao, Philippines Dark Chocolate Bar

Artisana Organics
Chocolate Bar-Dark 65%
Chocolate Bar-Dark 75%
Chocolate Bar-Dark 85%

Beech’s Fine Chocolates
Luxury After Dinner Mints
Dark Chocolate Creams
Dark Chocolate Bar
Dark Chocolate Ginger Bar
Dark Chocolate Lime and Chilli Bar
Dark Chocolate After Dinner Mint Thins
Dark Chocolate After Dinner Ginger Thins
Dark Chocolate Lime and Chilli Thins
Dark Chocolate Brazils
Dark Chocolate Ginger
Dark Chocolate Marzipan

Bixby & Co.
Birdie Chocolate Bar
Whippersnapper Chocolate Bar
Heart’s Delight Chocolate Bar
Nutty for You Chocolate Bar
Figgy Chocolate Bar
Toboggan Chocolate Bar

Coconut Secret
Peruvian Crunch Dark Chocolate Bar

Coco Polo
Sugar Free 70% Cocoa Pure Dark Chocolate
No Sugar Added 70% Cocoa Dark with Whole Dry-Roasted Almonds
Sugar Free 70% Cocoa Dark with Elderberry
No Sugar Added 70% Cocoa Dark with Tart Montmorency Cherries
Sugar Free 70% Cocoa Dark with Ginger
Sugar Free 70% Cocoa Dark with Cocoa Nibs

Charm School Chocolate (v)
Vanilla Bean White
Coconut Milk Chocolate
70% Dark Belize
Vanilla Bean Rice Crisp
Coconut Milk chocolate Maple Pecan Bar
70% Dark Belize with Jalapeño, Nibs & Sea Salt
Coconut Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee

Chip n’ Dipped
Hot Dark Chocolate with Habanero Pepper
Dark Sea Salted Almond
Dark Chocolate Pretzel
Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Sundae
Dark Chocolate Crunch
86% Dark Chocolate
72% Dark Chocolate
63% Dark Chocolate

ChocAlive! (v)
Coconut Truffles
Crunch Truffles
Dark Chocolate Truffles
Almond Truffles

Chocolate Decadence
Chocolate Almond Bar
Chocolate Espresso Bar
Chocolate Fruit Bar
Chocolate Mint Bar
Chocolate Pretzel Bar
Pure Dark Chocolate Bar
Large Chocolate Breakaway Bar
Chocolate Espresso Buttons
Chocolate Peanut Butter Buttons
Chocolate Raspberry Buttons
Pure Dark Chocolate Buttons
Chocolate Coconut Buttons
Chocolate Mint Buttons
Chocolate Orange Buttons
Amaretto Truffles
Orange Truffles
Cherry Truffles
Double Chocolate Truffles
Espresso Truffles
Mint Truffles
Raspberry Truffles
Rum Truffles
Almond Bark
Cranberry Bark
Hazelnut Bark
Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Covered Caramels
Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters
Chocolate Covered Apricots
Chocolate Covered Cashew Clusters
Chocolate Covered Mixed Fruit
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Gluten-Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Covered Roasted Nut Clusters
Chocolate Covered Cranberry Clusters
Chocolate Covered Maraschino Cherries
Chocolate Covered Dried Strawberries
Chocolate Covered Raisin Clusters

Chocolate Hollow (v)
Bean-to-Bar Bittersweet Bar
Bittersweet & Cherries Bar
Cherry Almond Bar
Hazelnut Crunch Bar
Hazelnut Giaduja Log
Peanut Butter Log
Schmilk Bar
Toffee Crunch Bar

Chocolate Inspirations, Inc.
Artisan Vegan Espresso Bar
Artisan Vegan Hummingbird Nectar Tea Bar
Artisan Vegan Italian Orange Chocolate Bar
Artisan Vegan Organic Spiced Chai Tea Bar
Artisan Vegan Spiced Chai Tea Bar
Ginger Orange Green Tea Bar
Holiday Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Sweet Buddies-Salted Caramel, Peanut & Chocolate Bar
Sweet Buddies Bars-Salted Caramel Marshmallow & Chocolate
Vegan Artisan Peppermint Bar
Vegan Bourbon Black Tea Bar
Vegan Christmas Tea Bar
Vegan Heartwarming Cinnamon Chocolate Tea Bar
Vegan Raspberry Rose Chocolate Tea Bar

Chocolove
Dark Chocolate Chips
Rich Dark Chocolate
Pure Dark Chocolate
Strong Dark Chocolate
Ginger in Rich Dark Chocolate
Extra Strong Dark Chocolate
Chilies & Cherries in Dark Chocolate
Peppermint in Dark Chocolate
Coffee Crunch in Dark Chocolate
Cherries & Almonds in Dark Chocolate
Raspberries in Dark Chocolate
Orange Peel in Dark Chocolate
Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate
Fair Trade Organic Dark Chocolate
Fair Trade Currants & Almonds in Dark Chocolate
Fair Trade Cherries in Dark Chocolate

Chuao Chocolatier
Delicious & Dairy Free Collection
Dark Chocolate Seashells
Ooh Ahh Almond Bar
Orange-A-Go-Go Bar
Salted Chocolate Crunch Bar
Spicy Maya Bar
Triple Nut Temptation Bar
72% Dark Chocolate Discs

Dear Coco Chocolate (v)
Hot Chocolate Spoons
Istanbul Toffee Chocolate Bar
Barcelona Toffee Chocolate Bar
Madras Toffee Chocolate Bar
Oaxaca Toffee Chocolate Bar
Savannah Toffee Chocolate Bar
Shanghai Toffee Chocolate Bar
Sidama Toffee Chocolate Bar
Tokyo Toffee Chocolate Bar
Chesapeake Toffee Chocolate Bar
North Pole Artisan Chocolate Bar
Candy Cane Giant Chocolate Box
January’s Australian Truffles Collection
February’s Valentine’s Day Truffles Collection
March’s Morrocan (sp) Truffles Collection
April’s Spring Truffles Collection
May’s Mother’s Day Truffles Collection
June’s Father’s Day Truffles Collection
July’s Summer Truffles Collection
August’s Jamaican Truffles Collection
September’s Jewish New Year Truffles
October’s British Invasion Truffles
November’s Autumn Truffles Collection
December’s Chanukah Truffles Collection
December’s Christmas Truffles Collection
Around the World Truffles Collection

Divine Chocolate
70% Dark Chocolate
70% Dark Chocolate with Ginger & Orange
Dark Chocolate with Mango and Coconut
70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberry
70% Mint Dark Chocolate
85% Dark Chocolate
70% Bittersweet Baking Bar

Divvies (v)
Benjamint Crunch
Chocolate Bunny
Chocolate Chips
Crispy Rice Crunch Bar
Divvine Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar
Divvisaurus
Chanukah Bars
Chocolate Snowman
Mini Chocolate Snowmen
Mini Chocolate Santas
Chocolate Trees

eatingEVOLVED (v)
Signature Dark Chocolate Bar
Almond and Sea Salt Bar
Vanilla Bean and Coffee Bar
Crunchy Caramel Bar
Coconut and Almond Bar
Fig and Almond Bar
Midnight Coconut Bar

Endangered Species
Dark Chocolate Bars
Dark Chocolate Bar
Dark Chocolate Bar with 88% Cocoa
Dark Chocolate with Blackberry Sage Bar
Dark Chocolate with Blueberries Bar
Dark Chocolate with Cacao Nibs Bar
Dark Chocolate with Cherries Bar
Dark Chocolate with Cranberries & Almonds Bar
Dark Chocolate with Cranberries, Orange & Cinnamon Bar
Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon, Cayenne & Cherries Bar
Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans Bar
Dark Chocolate with Forest Mint
Dark Chocolate with Lemon Poppy Seed Bar
Dark Chocolate with Peppermint Crunch Bar
Dark Chocolate with Pumpkin Spice and Almonds Bar
Dark Chocolate with Raspberries Bar
Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt & Almonds Bar
Almond Butter Crème Filled Dark Chocolate Bar
Blueberry Vanilla Crème Filled Dark Chocolate Bar
Coconut Crème Filled Dark Chocolate Bar
Lavender Mint Crème Filled Dark Chocolate Bar
Raspberry Orange Crème Filled Dark Chocolate Bar
Sea Salt & Lime Crème Filled Dark Chocolate Bar
Dark Chocolate Bug Bites
Dark Chocolate Pouch
Dark Chocolate with 88% Cocoa Pouch
Dark Chocolate with Cranberries and Almonds Pouch
Dark Chocolate with Forest Mint Pouch

Enjoy Life
Boom Choco Boom Dark Chocolate Bar
Boom Choco Boom Rice Milk Bar
Mega Chunks
Mini Chips
Dark Chocolate Morsels

Equal Exchange
Organic Ecuador Dark Chocolate (65% Cacao)
Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds (55% Cacao)
Organic Dark Chocolate Orange
Organic Dark Chocolate with Raspberries
Organic Lemon Ginger Chocolate with Black Pepper
Organic Mint Chocolate with a Delicate Crunch
Organic Panama Extra Dark Chocolate (80% Cacao)
Organic Very Dark Chocolate (71% Cacao)
Organic Winter Minis
Organic Dark Chocolate Minis

Flow Foods
Brain Boost Chocolate Box
Empower Chocolate Box
Energy Boost Blonde Chocolate Box
Immune Boost Chocolate Box
Mood Boost Chocolate Box
Recovery Chocolate Box
Revitalizing Mint Chocolate Box
Wake Up! Chocolate Box

Free2B Foods
Chocolate Sun Cups
Dark Chocolate Sun Cups
Chocolate Caramel Cups
Dark Chocolate Mint Cups
Dark Chocolate Cherries, Sunflower Seeds and Sea Salt Bar
Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seeds and Sea Salt Bar
Chocolate and Crispy Rice Chocolate Crunch Bar

Gnosis Chocolate (v)
Superchoc Bar
Simplicity Bar
Fleur de Sel Bar
Deeply Dark Bar
Freedom Bar
Coco Almond Bar
PommAcai Bar
Cool Mint Bar
Hazelnut Bar
Mayan Heat Bar
Passion Bar
Immunity Bar
Goodness Bar
Chai Fire Bar
Immunity Elixir
Passion Elixir
Mayan Heat Elixir

Go Raw (v)
Super Raw Chocolate Bar
Orange Raw Chocolate Bar
Mint Raw Chocolate Bar

Go Max Go Foods (v)
Buccaneer Candy Bar
Jokerz Candy Bar
Mahalo Candy Bar
Snap! Candy Bar
Twilight Candy Bar
Thumbs Up

Green & Black’s
Organic Dark Chocolate Bar (70%)
Organic Dark Chocolate Bar (85%)
Organic Chocolate Bar Ginger
Organic Chocolate Bar Maya Gold
Organic Chocolate Bar Mint Infused Dark
Organic Dark 70% Thin Bar

Hain Celestial
Dark Chocolate Dream Almond
Sweet Chocolate Creamy Sweet
Dark Chocolate Dream Pure Dark
Dark Chocolate Dream Rice Crunch
Dark Chocolate Dream Raspberry
Semi Sweet Baking Chips

iChoc (v)
Almond Orange Bar
Choco Cookie Bar
White Nougat Crisp Bar
White Vanilla Bar

il Morso
Americano Coffee Bar

Lagusta’s Luscious (v)
Bourbon Chile Bar
Ginger Nibby Chocolate Bar
Peanut Butter Caramel Bar with Nougat
Peanut Butter Toffee Crunch Bar
Pistachio Praline Bar
S’Mores Bar
Semisweet Chocolate Bar
Smoky Corn on the Cob Chocolate Bark
The Turtle Bar
Hazelnut Sugar Plum Caramel Bar
Peppermint Bark
Strawberries and Cream Bark
Almond Slate
Fig and Caramelized Fennel Bark
Holler Mountain Bark
Pagan Bark
The Flower Tablet
Chocolate Coconut Cream Pyramids
Furious Vulvas
Pauline Benjamin’s Peanut Butter Cups
Raspberries de Pizan
Vandana Shivas
Selma’s Peppermint Patties

Lake Champlain Chocolates
Grace Under Fire Chocolate Bar
Organic 72% Dark Chocolate Bar
Organic Dark Sea Salt and Almonds Chocolate Bar
Spicy Aztec Chocolate Bar
Cherries and Dark Chocolate Bar
Peruvian Organic Dark Chocolate Bar
Organic Dark Chocolate Bar

Lily’s Sweets
70% Extra Dark Chocolate Bar (Blood Orange)
70% Extra Dark Chocolate Bar (Sea Salt)
70% Extra Dark Chocolate Bar (Almond)
Premium Baking Chips

Lindt
Excellence 70% Cocoa Bar

Love Bird Chocolates
Classically Rich Vegan & Raw Truffles
Vegan & Raw Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

Lover Raw Chocolate (v)
Lover Chocolate

Lulu’s Chocolate (v)
Aztec Crunch
Maca Buttercup
Love Truffles
Chocolate Maca Chunk
Maca Love Bar
Raw Love Bar
Smoke Sea Salt Almond Bar
Coffee Crunch Bar
Midnight Velvet Bar

Madecasse
70% Cocoa Bar
80% Cocoa Bar
Sea Salt & Nibs Bar
Salted Almond Bar
Peppermint Bar
Winter Spice Bar
Orange Cranberry
Chocolate Discs (63% Cocoa)
Chocolate Discs (70% Cocoa)
Chocolate Discs (100% Cocoa)

Moo Free (v)
Caramelized Hazelnuts Bar
Crunchy Banana Chip Bar
Organic Cranberry and Hazelnuts
Organic Dairy-Free “Milk” Chocolate Bar

Montezuma’s
73% Cocoa Very Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate Chilli
Dark Chocolate Gourmet Gorilla
Dark Chocolate Lordy Lord
Dark Chocolate Orange and Geranium
Dark Chocolate Sea Dog
Dark Chocolate Spice it Up
Dark Chocolate Orangutang
Dark Chocolate Charlie’s Luck
Dark Chocolate Bean Machine
Monkey Bars Shake and Shiver
Monkey Bars Daisy Roots
Kingdom Dark Chocolate & Cherry
Kingdom Dark Chocolate Mousse
After Dinner Chocolate Hazelnut & Coffee
Very Dark Turtles (73%)
Dark 58% Giant Button Bag
Dark 54% Giant Button Jar
Dark Chocolate Star

Newman’s Own
Dark Chocolate
Espresso Dark Chocolate
Orange Dark Chocolate
Super Dark Chocolate
Super Dark Chocolate Cups with Raspberry Centers

NibMor (v)
Almond Dark Chocolate
Crispy Dark Chocolate
Extreme Dark Chocolate
Original Dark Chocolate
Mint Dark Chocolate
6 Spice Dark Chocolate
Sea Salt Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate with Cherries
Dark Chocolate with Cacao Nibs
Dark Chocolate with Blueberries
Dark Chocolate with Raisins & Walnuts

Nicobella Organics (v)
Blueberry Almond Truffles
Ginger Green Tea Truffles
Pumpkin Chai Truffles
Pure Cocoa Bliss Truffles
Walnut Flaxseed Truffles
Sunflower Butter Banana Truffles
Cinnamon Turmeric Spice Truffles
Hot Cocoa Mix

Nirvana Belgian Chocolates
Organic Dark Chocolate
Organic Dark Chocolate Spicy Aztec Bar
Organic Dark Chocolate with Blueberry and Açai Fruit
Organic Dark Chocolate with Caramel and Sea Salt
Organic Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs
Organic Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate
Organic Dark Chocolate with Super Berries

No Cow Chocolate (v)
Blueberry Bar
“Milk Bar
Espresso Bar
Mint Bar
Orange Bar
Raspberry Bar
Spiced Pear Bar
Strawberry Bar
Santa Face
Christmas Stocking Stuffers
Cranberry Orange Bark
Peppermint Bark
Easter Bunny
Halloween Assortment Bag
Halloween Bat

Nohmad (v)
Sprouted Hazelnuts & Sea Salt Raw Dark Chocolate
Sprouted Almonds & Smoked Sea Salt Raw Dark Chocolate
Peppermint Crunch Raw Dark Chocolate
Decadent Extra Dark Chocolate
Fruit and Nut Sprouted Almonds and Currants Raw Dark Chocolate
Freeze Dried Raspberry Raw Dark Chocolate
Coffee Crunch Raw Dark Chocolate

No Whey! Chocolates (v)
Better P’Nut Crisp Bars
Caramel P’Nut Log
Caramel Pecan Clusters
Cats Meow Bark with Organic Dark Chocolate
Exotic Sea Salt Caramels
Healthy Heart Bar
Peanut Butter Delight
Pretzel Barz
Pretzel Swirls
Raspberry Truffles

Ombar (v)
Raspberry & Coconut Bar
Coconut & Vanilla Bar
Coco Mylk Bar
72% Raw Bar
90% Raw Bar
Coconut 60% Bar
Blueberry & Acai Bar
Cranberry & Mandarin Bar
Goji Berry Bar
Lemon & Green Tea Bar
Strawberry Mylk Bar

Organica (v)
Golden Coconut and Dark Chocolate
Hazelnut Nougat and Dark Chocolate
Marzipan Dark Chocolate
Chocolate Couverture Bar
Dark Chocolate with Hazelnuts
Dark Chocolate with Cranberries
Dark Chocolate with Orange
Dark Chocolate with Raisins, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg
Dark Chocolate with Mint Crisps
Dark Chocolate with Blueberry
Food of the Gods Dark Chocolate Bar
Organic White Bar

Pacari (v)
Esmeraldas Bar
Manabi Bar
Los Rios Bar
Piura-Quemazon Bar
Montubia Bar
Tangara Bar
Lacumbia Bar
Goldenberry Bar
Andean Blueberry Bar
Cranberries Bar
Fig Bar
Passion Fruit Bar
Hand Pulled Andean Caramel Bar
Cuzco Pink Salt & Nibs Bar
Chilli Bar
Andean Rose Bar
Coffee Bar
70% Cacao Raw Bar
85% Cacao Raw Bar
100 Cacao Raw Bar
Maca Raw Chocolate Bar
Spirulina Raw Chocolate Bar
Nube Chocolate Covered Cacao Beans
Ginger Chocolate Covered Cacao Beans
Banana Covered Cacao Beans

Pascha (v)
55% Cacao Bar
70% Cacao Bar
85% Cacao Bar
55% Cacao Bar with Goldenberries
55% Cacao Bar with Cocoa Nibs
85% Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Chips
100% Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Baking Chips
55% Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate Chips

Plamil (v)
Dairy-Free Chocolate Drops
Dairy-Free “Milk” Chocolate Bar
Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate
Free From Luxury Chocolate
Free From Baking Chocolate Catering Drops
No Added Sugar Chocolates

Poco Dolce
81% Cacao Bittersweet Bar
Olive Oil & Sea Salt Bar
Bittersweet & Sea Salt Bar
Hazelnut Bar
Mayan Chile Bar
Peanut Butter Bar
Five Spice Bar

Premium Chocolatiers (v)
Choco No No’s
Milkless Chocolate Bar
Mini Peanot Cups
No Whey!
Peanut Butter No No’s
Peanot Cups
Premium Dark Semisweet Chocolate Bar
White Chocolate Bar

Pure7 Chocolates
Stevia Pure7 Dark
100% Pure7 Dark

Raaka (v)
71% Dark with Sea Salt Bar
Coconut Milk (60% Cacao) Bar
Maple and Nibs (75% Cacao) Bar
Yacon (79% Cacao, Cane Sugar Free) Bar
Lapsang Chai (66% Cacao) Bar
Congo 75% Bar
Vanilla Rooibos (67% Cacao) Bar
Mint & Nibs (56%) Bar
Best of First Nibs: Earl Grey (67%) Bar

Rawmio (v)
Sour Cherry and Almond Chocolate Bark
Hazelnut and Fig Raw Chocolate Bark
Super Trail Mix Raw Chocolate Bark
Active Superfood Raw Chocolate Bark
Sprouted Cereal Raw Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Covered Figs
Chocolate Covered Golden Raisins
Chocolate Covered Mulberries
Chocolate Covered Sprouted Almonds
Chocolate Covered Sprouted Hazelnuts
Chocolate Covered Sweet Cherries
Dark Chocolate Hearts
Mint Chocolate Hearts
Orange Chocolate Hearts
Organic Raw Chocolate Truffle Cake

Rescue Chocolate (v)
Calico Coconut Rum Bar
Fakin’ Bacon Bar
The Fix Bar
Forever Mocha Bar
Foster-iffic Peppermint Bar
Mission Feral Fig Bar
Peanut Butter Pit Bull (bar and mini) Bar
Pick Me! Pepper Bar
Robust Rescue Healthfully Dark Bar
Salted Caramel Bow-Wow Bon Bons Bar
Like White Bar

Righteously Raw (v)
80% Acai & Cacao Superfood Bar
83% Pure Dark Cacao Bar
90% Cacao Caramel Bar
90% Cacao Goji Bar
Maca Superfood Bar
Rose Maqui Superfood Bar
80% Cacao Synergy Spice Bite
82% Divine Mini Bite
83% Cacao Pure Dark Bite
Maca Superfood Bite
Rose Bite
Coconut Macaroons
Raw Cholatl

Rose City Chocolates (v)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
Chocolate Cordial Cherries
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Pretzels
Chocolate Mints
Tropical Paradise
Chocolate Hazelnut
Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Marzipan
Artisan Chocolate and Nuts
Artisan Earthly Delights Clusters
Artisan Caffeine Clusters

Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates (v)
Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts (mini tub)
Chocolate Melk Caramel Bites (large tub)
Hazelnut Butter Bites (small tub)
Organic Chocolate Mint Mills (small tub)
Organic Fair Trade Hazelnut Butter Bites (large tub)
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Bites (small tub)
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Chocolate Mint Bites (small tub)
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Chocolate Orange Bites (small tub)
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites (small tub)
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Dark Chocolate Bites (large tub)
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Extra Dark Chocolate Bites (small tub)
Organic Mint Mills (large tub)
Organic Raspberry Bites (small tub)
Organic Vegan Almond Butter Bites (large tub)
Organic Vegan Chocolate Caramel Bites (small tub)
Organic Vegan Peanut Butter Bites (large tub)
Salted Caramels, Dark Chocolate (4 pack)
Salted Caramels, Melk Chocolate (4 count)
Dark Chocolate Bar
Dark Chocolate with Almond Bar
Dark Chocoalte with Espresso Bar
Dark Chocolate with Raspberry Bar
Dark Chocolate with Creamy Caramel Bar
Extra Dark 70% Chocolate Bar
Melk Chocolate Bar
Melk Chocolate with Almonds Bar
Melk Chocolate with Almond Butter Bar
Melk Chocolate with Creamy Caramel Bar
Melk Chocolate with Peanut Butter Bar
Eli’s Earth Celebrate Bar
Eli’s Earth Dream Big Bar
Eli’s Earth Treasure Bar
24 Piece Valentine Assortment
Chocolate Heart Lollipop
Cupids Kisses Hazelnut with Coconut
Dark Chocolate Valentines Nuts and Chews
Half Foil Heart Filled with Hearts of Cherry
Hearts (large tub)
Limited Edition Valentine Truffle Birdie Box
Melk Chocolate Valentines Nuts and Chews
Melty Truffles in Valentine Box
Organic Fair Trade Melk Chocolate Heart Filled with Chocolates
Organic Fair Trade Melk Chocolate Valentine Tote Bag
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Dark Chocolate Heart Filled with Dark Chocolates
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Dark Chocolate Valentine Tote Bag
Organic Hearts of Cherry Gift Tote
Raspberry Truffle Hearts (large tub)
Valentine Heart in Bag
Almond Butter Bunny
Easter Peanut Butter Bite Tote
Easter Caramel Bite Tote
Half Foil Egg Filled with Peanut Butter Eggs
Large Filled Bunny with Fruity Bears
Organic Fair Trade Melk Chocolate Bunny in a Basket
Organic Fair Trade Melk Chocolate Eggs (full tub and bag)
Organic Fair Trade Melk Chocolate Sitting Bunny
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Dark Chocolate Basket with Bunny
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Dark Chocolate Eggs (full tub and bag)
Organic Fair Trade Vegan Dark Chocolate Sitting Bunny
Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Filled Egg Box
Organic Peanut Butter Crunch Egg
Organic Vegan Melk Caramel Filled Egg Box
Small Smiling Bunny
Vegan Melk Chocolate Easter Eggs Tote
Halloween Bite Box
Halloween Orange Bites (small tub)
Halloween Peanut Butter Bites (small tub)
Pumpkin Spice Bites (large tub)
Skull Lollipop
Christmas Nuts & Chews Assortment-Dark
Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Winter Wonderfuls (small tub)
Organic Fair Trade Mint Bite Tote
Organic Fair Trade Red Raspberry Tote
Organic Fair Trade Snowman Tote
Organic Fair Trade Winter Wonderfuls (large tub)

Sugar Plum Chocolates
Purely Peach
Purely Banana
Purely Pomegranate
Edley Organics Handcrafted 70% Dark Chocolate Bar

Sunspire
Dark Chocolate Dream Almond
Dark Chocolate Dream Pure Dark
Dark Chocolate Dream Rice Crunch
Dark Chocolate Dream Raspberry
Sweet Chocolate Dream Creamy Sweet
SunSpire Vegan Carob Chips

Sweetriot
50% Cacao Nibs
65% Cacao Nibs
70% Cacao Nibs
70% Kickin’ Coconut Chocolate Bar
70% Quirky Quinoa Chocolate Bar
85% Dark Chocolate Bar

Taza Chocolate (v)
85% Super Dark
Spiked Eggnog
Cacao Puro
Chipotle Chili
Cinnamon
Coffee
Guajillo Chili
Salted Almond
Vanilla
Maple Pecan Bar
Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Bar
Peppermint Stick Bar
95% Wicked Dark Bar
Sea Salt & Almond Bar
Coco Besos Coconut Bar
Cacao Crunch Bar
Toffee, Almond, & Sea Salt Bar
Raspberry Crunch Bar
Almond Crunch Tazitos
Coconut Crunch Tazitos
Crispy Crunch Tazitos
Hazelnut Crunch Tazitos
Chocolate Covered Almonds
Chocolate Covered Cashews
Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts
Chocolate Covered Nibs

Tea Room Chocolates
Dark Chocolate Bar Infused with a Mayan Pepper Chai
Dark Chocolate Bar Infused with Green Earl Grey Tea
Dark Chocolate Bar Infused with Red Raspberry Rooibos
Dark Chocolate Bar Infused with Almond Caramel
Dark Chocolate Bar Infused with Lapsong Souchong Tea
Extra Dark Chocolate Bar Infused with Green Mate Tea, Star Anis & Nibs
Extra Dark Chocolate Bar Infused with Organic Premium Arabica Espresso

TCHO
Dark Chocolate “Chocolatey” 70% Bar
Dark Chocolate “Nutty” 65% Cacao Bar
PureNotes Dark “Bright” 67% Bar

Theo
Coconut Dark Chocolate Bar
Cherry & Almond Bar
Chile Dark Chocolate Bar
Coffee Dark Chocolate Bar
Fig, Fennel & Almond Dark Chocolate Bar
Ghost Chile Dark Chocolate Bar
Ginger Dark Chocolate Bar
Mint Dark Chocolate Bar
Orange Dark Chocolate Bar
Pure 70% Dark Chocolate Bar
Pure 85% Dark Chocolate Bar
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bar
Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Bar
Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar
Almond Kids’ Crunch Dark Chocolate Bar
Raspberry Kids’ Crunch Dark Chocolate Bar
Classic Coconut Bites
Coconut Mint Bites
Coconut Salted Almond Bites
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Trader Joe’s
70% Dark Chocolate Bar
Pound Plus Bittersweet Bar
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
The Dark Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Bar

Tumbador
Café Au Lait Bar
Dark Chocolate Bar
Mint Nib Crunch Bar
PB & J Bar
Chocolate Almond Cranberry Rocher
Chocolate Almond Dragee
Chocolate Corn Nut Dragee
Chocolate Fig Dragee
Chocolate Raisin Dragee
Dark Chocolate Covered Ginger

Vivani
Fine Dark Bar
Fine Dark Orange Bar
Rice Choc Bar

Vosges
Coconut Ash and Banana Chocolate Bar
Reishi Mushroom and Walnut Super Dark Chocolate Bar
Guajillo and Chipotle Chili Chocolate Bar
Pomegranate and Goji Super Dark Chocolate Bar
Match Green Tea and Spirulina Super Dark Chocolate Bar

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Vegan Chocolate Cake {Recipe}

By Peter Tatchell | February 8, 2018

Cruelty-free chocolate cake with raspberries is pretty much the best thing ever.

As well as being a civil rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell is a notorious dark-chocolate cake lover who also just so happens to be a Veganuary supporter. With this recipe, we’re sharing his passion for all things chocolate and cake. Try this delicious, moist dessert, and decorate it however you choose!

Serves 12

What You Need:
For the cake:
2½ cups self-rising flour
2 cups sugar
⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups warm water (or use coffee to make it a mocha cake)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
⅔ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
12 raspberries

For the fondant:
1 cup vegan margarine
¾ cup cocoa powder
⅓ cup non-dairy milk
4½ cups powdered sugar
For the glaze:
½ cup sugar
4 tablespoons vegan butter
2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

What You Do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the cake, into a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt with a fork (make sure the mixture is blended well). Add water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar, and mix together well.

  3. Split the mixture in half, and transfer to two 8 x 8 cake tins.

  4. Place in oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Cool both cakes on a rack (approximately 2 hours).

  5. For the fondant, into a bowl, cream together margarine, cocoa, and milk. Stir in sugar until stiff. Cover one cake with the fondant and place the other cake on top.

  6. For the glaze, into a small saucepan, bring the sugar, margarine, milk, and cocoa to a boil. Stir frequently, then reduce the heat to a simmer for two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir for another five minutes.

  7. Add vanilla, stir, and pour mixture onto the cake. The glaze dries quickly, so spread it immediately, then add raspberries. Let cool for 1 hour before serving.

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General Mills Invests $17 Million in Vegan Meal Program

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General Mills Invests $17 Million in Vegan Meal Program

General Mills Invests $17 Million in Vegan Meal Program

Minnesota-based food giant General Mills has announced plans to invest in Urban Remedy, a California-based company specializing in plant-based ready-to-eat meals and cold-pressed juices and drinks.

The $17 million round of Series B funding comes via 301 Inc., the General mill investment group.

“Through retail stores, branded kiosks, and direct-to-consumer delivery, Urban Remedy excels at providing convenient access to organic products,” John Haugen, vice president and general manager of 301 Inc., said in a statement.

General Mills, isn’t new to the natural marketplace. The maker of Cheerios owns several natural channel brands including Annie’s Homegrown, Cascadian Farms, Lärabar, and Muir Glen.

Urban Remedy said the partnership works because of a synergy between the companies.

“Having a partner that’s aligned with us not just on the values of the company but also in the vision of how we want to grow it, [was] huge for us,” said Urban Remedy CEO Paul Coletta. “Money is cheap today, there’s a lot of options out there for great businesses.”

Growth in the plant-based sector is being propelled by mainstream brands like General Mills, Nestlé, and Tyson Food recognizing the opportunities to expand categories and reach a market open to new options better for their health, the planet, and the animals.

General Mills Invests $17 Million in Vegan Meal Program

Tyson made headlines after it announced in 2016 that it would be investing in Beyond Meat, the Southern California startup making meat products from plants. Beyond Meat is best known for its Beyond Burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like meat.

Nestlé made headlines late last year when it acquired another California company, Sweet Earth Foods, which makes vegan and vegetarian frozen burritos, entrees, seitan, and more.

Urban Remedy is making a name for itself in the Bay Area with refrigerated kiosks located inside select Whole Foods Markets. The branded kiosks sell prepared meals and drinks.

“We’re going to grow really responsibly from here,” Coletta said.

“As long as the consumer is telling us they want, we’re up for the challenge.”
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16 New Vegan Holiday Products at Trader Joe’s | PETA


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Lemony Blondies

The Magick Kitchen

White brownies (or blondies, as they are known) are delectable little tray bakes.

These blondies are so moist because of the inclusion of aquafaba and gram flour. The aquafaba adds the air, while the gram flour and none-dairy milk create the egg-like binding (it also gives them the normal yellow cake hue that eggs create). Together, they replace two large eggs and add richness and flavour.

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Petition: Ask Pizza Hut to Offer Vegan Cheese in the US!, United States


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The FullyRaw Persimmon Nog! 

Thanksgiving Side Dishes That You Need to Make ASAP | peta2

Vegan green bean casserole…

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Super Easy Vegan Pies to Make or Buy | peta2

Both Claim Jumper and Marie Callender’s are Brands you’ve heard of or seen in your grocery store freezer, but did you know that many of their pies are actually Vegan?!

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Vegan Thanksgiving ‘Turkeys’ and Roasts | peta2

Tons of compassionate vegan food companies make some seriously delish vegan turkey and it’s available at countless grocery stores across the country, including many Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Publix, Target and Korger locations.
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Dreams Do Come True! You Can Now Get Vegan Cookies That Boast 12 Grams of Protein | One Green Planet

Michelle Neff
November 15, 2017

High protein cookies!? Yep, it’s a thing, thanks to vegan brand No Cow. No Cow recently revealed their new high protein, low sugar, and 100 percent dairy-free cookies and we can’t wait to get our hands on them. The yummy cookies boast 12 grams of protein and will be available in four flavors including, peanut butter, chocolate chip, double chocolate, and snickerdoodle. They will also be releasing new flavors of their flagship protein bars that offer 20 grams of protein each and only 1 gram of sugar!
You’ll be able to find the new No Cow products in stores nationwide starting November 2017, all with a new logo and updated packaging.
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No Cow, formerly known as D’s Natural, was founded in 2015 by Daniel Katz after he realized he had a dairy sensitivity. “I created the No Cow Bar from a personal need and it has since acted as the inspiration for our mission here at No Cow- to create high-protein, dairy free, and ridiculously low sugar products that people love,” Daniel said in a press release.
This commitment to expanding protein to include plant-based options is undoubtedly a great move for the planet. The industrial animal agriculture system is one of the most environmentally destructive industries on the planet and we need to start shifting away from animal proteins and towards plant-based alternatives, if we want to create a truly sustainable food system that will be able to support our growing population. With this in mind, seeing all of the new plant-based alternatives coming to the market to meet virtually every consumer’s needs and wants is extremely heartening.

Looks like the question of where you get your protein from if you eat plant-based foods, is quickly going out of date!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge  Recipe [Vegan, Gluten-Free] 


Larice Feuerstein
November 3, 2017 

It’s an edible cookie dough in a rich, fudge-y form that is easy to make with your kids! This dairy free and egg free cookie dough fudge is made with 7 simple ingredients, that you can find pretty much everywhere. You don’t need any special equipment, just a bowl and a spoon. Best of all there is no cooking or baking required, just mix and set for a bit in the freezer.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Ingredients

1/4 cup natural, smooth nut butter
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted or softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup oat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 handfuls of vegan chocolate chips

Preparation

Combine the nut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.
Add in the oat flour and salt and combine again. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Use a spatula to scrape the mixture into a parchment-lined, tiny container or you can scrape into silicone ice cube trays, those also work very well.
Cover and freeze until firm, about 20 minutes or so.
Eat straight from the refrigerator or freezer (storing in the refrigerator will keep them slightly softer).

Nutrional Information
Per 1/8: Calories: 98 | Carbs: 10 g | Fat: 6 g | Protein: 2 g | Sodium: 24 mg | Sugar: 4 g
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Top Vegan Finds at Walmart

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Save money and live better with these tasty vegan products!

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Whole Foods Launches Nationwide Holiday Vegan Menu!!!

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If you’re a frequent Whole Foods shopper, you probably know that they offer some pretty tasty vegan options at their hot bar. If you haven’t tried their chicken fried tofu, please put that at the top of your To-Do list!

Last week, Whole Foods announced that they will be launching a new, vegan menu for the holidays! The festive dishes were created by Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby, the culinary plant-based geniuses behind the super swanky VEDGE restaurant in Philadelphia.

According to VegNews, this special holiday menu will include “mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil-mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots, and chocolate toffee miniature cake. The vegan menu will also be available to order online from November 1 until November 6, and the promo code “VEGAN” will discount the price by $5.”

I don’t know about you, but I would love to have some unique dishes this holiday season…

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Samhain Baked Apples ~Vegan Recipe

Actual whole apples baked in a vegan pastry shell and stuffed with rich dried fruit.

Source: Samhain Baked Apples

We’re All Screaming for Halo Top’s New Vegan Ice Cream Line! | One Green Planet

Michelle Neff
September 29, 2017

I scream, you scream, we all scream for (vegan) ice cream! We are excited to share the news that Los Angeles-based, low-calorie ice cream brand Halo Top Creamery’s is launching all-new vegan ice cream flavors. The coconut milk-based line includes seven flavors: Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate, Oatmeal Cookie, Sea Salt Caramel, Caramel Macchiato, Cinnamon Roll, and Chocolate Covered Banana. The flavors sound so yummy!
The new dairy-free line will be hitting shelves in mid-October. Yes, please!

With Häagen-Dazs and Breyer’s already in on the vegan ice cream game, not to mention Ben and Jerry’s line of vegan ice cream flavors, we aren’t surprised to see Halo Top coming out with their own line. In fact, Halo Top CEO Justin Woolverton told VegNews, “The number one request that we get from our fans is to make a non-dairy and vegan-friendly version of Halo Top.”

Consumer demand for milk alternatives is on the rise. People are becoming more concerned about their own health and are also coming to realize the impact that their food choices have on the planet and animals. As a result, they are actively looking for alternatives that can not only replace the traditional animal products they grew up with – but also surpass them in taste and quality as well. With the entire plant-based milk market expected to reach 16.3 billion in 2018, it seems like a total no-brainer that Halo Top would want to offer their own awesome non-dairy ice creams to meet this rising opportunity.

We can’t wait to try Halo Top’s new vegan ice cream flavors! To learn more about the environmental impact of our food choices as well as trends and developments in the plant-based food space, check out our podcast #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias.

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A Hurricane of Distortions Surrounding Animals and Veganism

By Lorelei Plotczyk | September 24, 2017 | Categories Animal Rescue Stories

Cowboy leading cows down a city street after hurricane Harvey.
A cowboy leads “rescued” animals down a city street after hurricane Harvey hits Texas.

As we all know, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have brought devastation upon so many. As someone with family in Florida, including my Mom, I anxiously followed Irma’s path and was immensely relieved when she only lost a couple of shingles along with power for several days. Many others, as we know, were not so lucky.

Yet even during such nail-biting times and now the tremendous destruction left behind, I couldn’t help but notice that, somehow, a perfect storm had been created for glorifying animal exploitation and ridiculing veganism (of all things).

Although I really wish we didn’t have to talk about this right now, unfortunately, letting these distortions go unchallenged would be a great injustice, both to the animals and those who truly defend them.

Are farmed animals really “rescued?”

A disturbing trend is exemplified by the viral video the above image was taken from, as well as by articles like The New York Times’ “A Flying Cowboy Arises to Rescue Cattle Stranded in Harvey’s Floods” and CNN’s “Texas Ranchers Battle to Save Cattle From Harvey’s Wrath,” all depicting the moving of cattle to dryer ground as some sort of compassionate intervention to save these animals for their own sakes.

But despite appearances and claims – unless, of course, they are being rescued by a vegan sanctuary – farmed animals in situations such as this are NOT being rescued or saved from weather events or fires; sadly, it’s just being made sure they don’t die before they can be further exploited and killed for profit.

Positioning this profit-protecting as “rescuing” or “saving” those you are going to restrain and kill at a later date is obtuse and deceptive if not downright diabolical, and the media and public’s uncritical acceptance of that framing reveals a glaring disconnect. It’s all part of the ludicrous charade required for people to support animal exploitation and slaughter in the total absence of necessity.

The farmers, of course, are all too happy to use the confusion to their advantage. In an Orwellian piece for Farm and Dairy, editor Susan Cromwell has sunk so low as to claim that the fact that so many so-called “livestock” (that word alone speaks volumes) were “rescued” by farmers from the hurricanes not only proves that commodifying and killing sentient individuals is an act of “compassion” rather than exploitation (they give them bedding and hay, tho!), but that animal activists are the true dangerous hurricane, metaphorically speaking.

I kid you not.

Not surprisingly, this spot-on comment left by Free From Harm’s founder Robert Grillo has since been deleted/censored from the article’s comments section:

Are we really to believe your assertion about farmers “rescuing” their animals from Harvey and Irma, that the real “victims” are those who artificially breed, exploit and kill baby animals for profit? Are we to hail exploiters as heroes for rescuing their “livestock” because they view them as nothing more than valuable commodities they can’t afford to lose? Are we to conflate real compassion, altruism and empathy with financial self-interest? Everyone knows that these animals have a price tag on their heads and will soon be sent off to slaughter by these same “compassionate rescuers” where they will be shot point blank in the head, have their throats slashed and then have their bodies hacked up into “edible” body parts. You are shamefully and dishonestly propping up an industry built upon violence and killing as some kind of rescue mission.

When we trust the ones doing the direct exploiting on our behalf, it’s the desensitized leading the disassociated. It’s a very convenient dynamic, allowing them to profit while consumers enjoy the results and absolve ourselves of responsibility and moral consequence. When it comes to justifying needless exploitation and killing, apparently nothing is too ridiculous and absurd for otherwise savvy people (including reputable journalists) to believe.

And where is the journalistic integrity and responsibility in accurately covering such stories? Journalists hold the power in either informing or deceiving the public about news stories. Rather than getting at the truth and the facts, they’ve conflated rescue with financial self-interest. It flies in the face of the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, particularly these two principles:

Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.
Never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information.

If they were truly being rescued, these animals would be destined for sanctuaries, not slaughterhouses.

Making the disconnect even more obvious, a Washington Post exposé published on the same day as Cromwell’s article explains that the FBI is currently dedicating resources to try to recapture truly rescued farmed animals from their caretakers at vegan sanctuaries – in order to return them to their killers. Are we to believe that is “rescue” too?

Animal exploitation is not compassion. Please don’t fall for it.

Does nobody really want the vegan food even during a natural disaster?
Vegan food left on grocery shelves while non-vegan foods are all bought.
Vegan products apparently still on grocery shelves in Houston after hurricane Harvey. Credit: Viral photo shared by comedian Matt Oswalt.

A second wildly popular meme that managed to spread in the midst of hurricane preparation, covered by The Daily Dot, also perpetuates a falsehood to the great detriment of animals: the idea that “even during a natural disaster nobody wants the vegan food” and that Americans would rather starve to death (and go to hell) than eat vegan food.

The photo in the meme, popularized by a comedian, is admittedly a funny sight, and I get that it capitalizes on an incredibly easy target. But regardless of whether it was intended just for laughs, it was gleefully shared by non-vegans everywhere to further reinforce what’s been drilled into our heads since childhood: that plant-based sources of the same nutrients found in animal foods are somehow inferior and undesirable, and that people who opt out of animal exploitation should be unceasingly ridiculed by those who opt in.
Oh, and if you dare to critically respond, they’ve “found the vegan.”

First, since a relatively small fraction of the population is vegan, it’s reasonable to imagine that the vegan specialty items may typically turn over much more slowly than other foods. Of course, many popular foods that move quicker are also vegan, we just don’t generally think of them as such (I’m pretty sure people eat things like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and bananas during hurricanes).

In fact, the Hurricane Ready Cookbook developed by Florida International University seems to include more vegan and vegetarian options than not, judging from the sample recipes published by the Miami Herald such as hummus, eggless egg salad, chickpea curry, and bean salad – which makes sense given the highly perishable nature of animal flesh and secretions.

But the meme refers specifically to tofu and other plant-based meaty and/or cheesy options still only consumed mostly by vegetarians and vegans and perceived as subpar to people eating typical Western diets.

Therefore when a mad rush occurs before a bad storm, it makes sense that these particular items will still remain largely untouched by anyone other than vegans. This is America after all. Despite the fact that as of 1999 it was estimated by researchers that globally “4 billion people live primarily on a plant-based diet” as required by “shortage of cropland, freshwater, and energy resources” – and that items like tofu and “wheat meat” and even almond milk have been nutritious, affordable staples for many cultures for many millennia – our sense of entitlement to constantly eat the resource-intensive flesh and bodily fluids of exploited animals doesn’t suddenly go away just because a hurricane is coming.

Yet the resulting visual created the perfect opportunity to ridicule veganism and reinforce the status quo.

This photo doesn’t prove the inferiority of vegan food. It just proves the extent to which we’ve been conditioned to believe it’s inferior, to the point we will turn our noses up at it even if it might mean going hungry. (Although I believe that again, as Americans, people didn’t really believe they would go hungry, otherwise that vegan section would have been cleaned out.)

It also contradicts a common rationale for non-veganism that claims vegan food is typically unavailable (true in food desserts and remote regions but not at typical U.S. chain grocery stores). Here it is so incredibly available it is apparently the only thing left. It all calls to mind this quote from Dr. Will Tuttle from his book The World Peace Diet: “There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism, but in our culture.”

Secondly, it’s worth noting that the science tells us that animal agriculture dramatically exacerbates climate change, which in turn exacerbates the intensity and frequency of storms. Despite the popularity of films like Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, this connection still remains tragically trivialized or ignored by most people, a fact made extra ironic by this meme.

Finally, while vegans were being poked fun at, here’s what they were really up to during the hurricanes.
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Loving Hut Houston delivered hundreds of free vegan meals after hurricane Harvey. Credit: Shared by Vegan Society of PEACE.

Vegan food relief organization A Well-Fed Word was busy matching all donations up to $5,000 made on behalf of Food Not Bombs Houston to increase their free vegan food distribution to flood victims.
Food Not Bombs Houston (a regional wing of a national vegetarian food relief organization) shared a post showing a large group of people volunteering at their Friday night Hunger Fight: “While we are still facing Harvey’s devastating trauma & challenges, the continued effort of last night’s folks was a testament of perseverance and dedication.” The post included a call for donations along with the hashtags “#vegan #vegetarian #nonviolence #community.”
Vegan Society of Peace shared: “On Wednesday, #Govindas gave out 200 free meals from their restaurant. And for the past few days, #Udipi Vegetarian Cafe has been delivering 500-700 free meals to #vegans and vegetarians currently in shelters at the GRB and at NRG Park. #VeganSocietyofPEACE greatly appreciates these businesses giving back to those in need during times of disaster.”
The same group shared the vegan food efforts of Loving Hut Houston (a vegan restaurant chain) in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the devastating floods. “They are preparing hundreds of FREE vegan meals to deliver to those in need around the #Houston area!”
Food For Life Global, who travel around the world during times of disasters to feed those in need, shared a call to help Texas flood victims, adding “The Govinda’s vegetarian restaurant in Houston has been offering 300-400 free vegan meals to victims since the storm hit, however, they are now delivering free vegan meals to area shelters, including 200 hot meals to volunteers at the University of Houston who are doing volunteer service at various shelters.”
G-Zen Vegan Restaurant in Branford, CT announced that a portion of bills are being donated “towards disaster relief in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Unicef, Friends of Culebra Animals and other hurricane relief programs in the Caribbean.”
Chilis on Wheels, who build community around free vegan food, posted that they are reactivating their Chilis on Wheels Puerto Rico chapter “to aid in food relief efforts as a result of the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria… We will be joining existing relief efforts and providing #vegan meals to everyone affected.”
   

A tasty looking plate of vegan food

Who would turn up their nose at this mouth-watering vegan buffet at Udipi Vegetarian Café in Katy, TX, which delivered hundreds of free meals to shelters at the GRB and at NRG Park after Harvey? Credit: Shared by Vegan Society of PEACE.

And those are just the few I happened to come across.

I’m sure this article will be seen by some as “trying to make everything about veganism,” but in a society hell-bent on systemic mass animal exploitation and slaughter for reasons other than survival – along with, conveniently, the rampant mischaracterization of vegans – this is the unfortunate context in which we exist.

And if talking about this right now is insensitive, as I anticipate some will also argue, then so is dedicating efforts to rescuing pets during hurricanes. All animals are sentient individuals with a fierce will to live and survive, including the ones whose lives we so callously snuff out for our palate pleasure, fashion, and other forms of exploitation, while their killers are framed as their saviors. We will speak out for them all.

My heart goes out to family and friends and everyone else, both human and non-human, affected by these recent (and ongoing) disasters. The justice, empathy, and compassion people have shown others, including the most vulnerable, have been incredible. Veganism is simply the logical extension of such values. In these tumultuous times, may more of us be galvanized to make this connection so urgently needed of us, now more than ever, and join the growing vegan movement.

Lorelei Plotczyk, who holds her MBA with an Environmental Management specialization, is a vegan environmentalist and content producer. She strives to position veganism in a new light on her site Brain on Hugs and to help more people make the connection between water scarcity and animal agriculture through the grassroots campaign Truth or Drought, and she contributes to Vegan Publishers’ blog and social media. After having spent several years touring extensively as bassist in the indie band Film School and working as a segment producer in the LA television industry, she now lives and writes in the Massachusetts countryside with her fiancee Craig, a vegan molecular biologist.

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3 Incredibly Simple Reasons I Eat a Vegan Diet for Animals (in Fewer Than 350 Words) | One Green Planet


There are three concepts that animate my decision to eat a vegan diet.

First

Eating a vegan diet applies the “Golden Rule” across the species barrier. Most people seem to understand this concept where dogs and cats are concerned — most of us would recoil at the idea of eating Fido or Fluffy, absent some apocalyptic scenario. I see chickens, pigs, fish, and cattle in the same way — there is no moral difference between eating a dog or a pig, a cat or a chicken.

Second

Eating a vegan diet means that every time I sit down to eat, I’m choosing to support a less cruel world. Where I can make choices in opposition to violence and killing, shouldn’t I? There is a lot of suffering in the world, and the vast majority of it is beyond our control. But choosing to eat a plant-based diet is something we can all do, and it takes a stand on behalf of a kinder world — at every single meal.

Third

Eating a vegan diet recognizes that morally speaking, killing and paying someone else to kill are indistinguishable actions. I would not personally slice animals’ throats, and so I don’t want to pay others to do that for me. Of course, all of us could spend an afternoon shucking corn, watching a factory turn plants into plant-based foods, and so on. We could all take part in every other aspect of getting plant-based foods to the table. But most of us would recoil at being asked to castrate animals, slice animals’ beaks off, and kill them. I feel like I’m in deeper integrity when I’m not paying others to do things to animals that I oppose.
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In sum, it seems to me that every time we sit down to eat, we make a choice about who we are in the world. Choosing a plant-based diet casts our vote for a more compassionate world, recognizes that animals are not disposable commodities, and rejects support for practices that we would find morally objectionable if we had to do them personally.

And that’s something to celebrate!

Image source: Renee Press/Fire and Earth Kitchen

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/simple-reasons-i-eat-a-vegan-diet-for-animals/

Kylie Jenner, Here’s How You Can Go About ‘Trying This Whole Vegan Thing’ the Right Way! | One Green Planet

Don’t forget to check out their many vegan friendly recipes!

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Demand More Vegan Food Options to Save Animals

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There is no way to humanely kill an animal who doesn’t want to die. Yet while cafes and coffee houses are beginning to become more vegan-friendly in the drinks they offer, they are still hesitant to offer humane vegan food. Please sign this petition to urge Barnes and Noble to offer vegan options in their cafe and prevent needless animal suffering.

Source: Demand More Vegan Food Options to Save Animals

Double Lemon Cake, Raw Vegan Princess Cake, and More … 15 Sweet, Delicate Treats for Easter | One Green Planet

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Muscle Milk Gets into the Plant-Based Protein Game


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Coffee-Mate Stocks Store Shelves With New Vegan Creamers

Coffee-Mate has chosen to be compassionate by releasing four flavors of smooth, rich, and—most importantly—vegan coffee creamers.

Source: Coffee-Mate Stocks Store Shelves With New Vegan Creamers

Vegan Pizza Delivery Courtesy of 3 Brothers Now Available Nationwide

Are you a pizza lover? Do you live in the U.S.? Well, you’re in luck, because this company will deliver vegan pizza to your doorstep.

Source: Vegan Pizza Delivery Courtesy of 3 Brothers Now Available Nationwide

Breyers Secretly Releases Almond Milk Ice Cream

Breyers released vegan almond milk ice cream onto Meijer store shelves in the Midwest, much to the delight of cookies n’ cream lovers.

Source: Breyers Secretly Releases Almond Milk Ice Cream

Domino’s–We Want Vegan Pizza!

 

Please sign the petition asking Domino’s to offer vegan cheese and vegan meat toppings.

Source: Domino’s–We Want Vegan Pizza!

Tell Chili’s That We Want Vegan Options

And we’re not gonna stop asking for them until we get them—so there!

Source: Tell Chili’s That We Want Vegan Options

Vegan at Burger King?! Really?

 

Yes, even Burger King has great vegan options.

Source: Vegan at Burger King?! Really?

Vegan Date + Peanut Butter Candy | The Friendly Fig

RECIPE….🎃 

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Would you go vegan for free dinners? | Grist

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