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Dairy-Free Kit-Kat & Twix: Trupo Treats Unveils Vegan Milk Alternatives To Iconic Chocolate Bars

3 Mins Read Colorado-based Trupo Treats unveiled a range of vegan milk chocolate alternatives of childhood favourite bar including Kit-Kat’s, Twix, Nestle Crunch and Hershey’s with the focus to not only help people transition to plant-based sweets with familiar tastes but with a mission to end to animal cruelty through the consumption of these products. Founded by 22-year-old […]

Cacao Fruit: Swiss-Based Chocolate Company Barry Callebaut Unveils New Ingredient Category That Fights Food Waste

5 Mins Read Barry Callebaut, a leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has launched a new sustainable brand Cabosse Naturals serving up a new type of chocolate made from one single ingredient, the cacao fruit, thus creating a totally new industry category with the same. With its new brand Cabosse Naturals, Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut aims to […]

Mars Wrigley To Create Biodegradable Wrappers For Its Candy Brand Skittles

3 Mins Read In partnership with Danimer Scientific, confectionery giant Mars Wrigley has announced that by early 2021, its world-famous Skittles candy will be sold in biodegradable wrappers. U.S.-based multinational manufacturer of chocolates and sweets Mars Wrigley has joined forces with Danimer Scientific, a developer, and manufacturer of biodegradable materials, for a two-year partnership that will see the […]

U.S. Chocolate Giant Hershey To Launch Low GI, Plant-Based Chocolates

3 Mins Read Hershey recently announced that it will be launching its plant-based sugar chocolates as a part of the ‘Better-for-you’ category with an investment in a company that is developing sugars that have fewer calories than conventional chocolates and a negligible glycemic index impact. The U.S. chocolate giant, Hershey that also sells other confectionary items, has partnered […]

Swiss Giant Nestlé To Debut Vegan KitKat Chocolate Bars In U.K. Market

3 Mins Read According to an insider organization Vegan Food UK, global food giant Nestlé will be launching a vegan version of its KitKat chocolate. Through an Instagram post, Vegan Food UK revealed that Swiss giant Nestlé has created a plant-based version of the KitKat chocolate while sharing an image of the product with the label ‘vegan’ on its […]

Through Fellow Creatures, Body Positive Chocolate Is A Thing (P.S. It’s Vegan Too!)

4 Mins Read Founded in 2019 by Zsolt Stefkovics, Fellow Creatures is a U.K. plant-based chocolate company working to make chocolate made from milk alternatives mainstream. The company is also looking to broaden offerings when it comes to diversity. Apart from its products, the designs on the brand’s packaging are created to encourage body-positive talk among consumers. Stefkovics, […]

Mars Says It Has Achieved Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Supply Chain

4 Mins Read American multinational confectionery and food giant Mars, Inc. has recently announced that it has delivered on its pledge to achieve a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain. According to the firm, the milestone required a dramatic simplification of its global value chain, from shortening its list of suppliers to more rigorous mapping, management and monitoring of […]

Lindt Is Rolling Out Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate Bars In Eco Packaging

2 Mins Read Leading Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will be launching a range of vegan chocolate bars made with oat milk this year. There will be three flavours and will be wrapped in 100% recyclable packaging. So far, the company has revealed that it will initially be available in Germany this November, with […]

FSC & Fair Trade Labels Under Fire: New Report Says Ethical Certifications May Be Hiding Human Rights Abuses

3 Mins Read A new report conducted by human rights organisation MSI Integrity reveals that ethical labelling and certification schemes may be concealing potential human rights abuses and enable governments to continue to ignore these disreputable business practices. Among some of the labels that the report pointed out include Fairtrade International and the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), which […]

Your Chocolate Bar Probably Contains Cockroach Parts

2 Mins Read Did you know that your average chocolate bar probably contains insect parts? According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), anything less than 60 insect pieces per 100 grams of chocolate – around two typical bars of store bought chocolate – is deemed safe for public consumption.  Bugs are constantly present during the […]

Cadbury Is Launching Vegan ‘Dairy Milk’ Chocolate Bars

2 Mins Read Mondelez has just revealed that it is now planning to develop a vegan version of Cadbury’s iconic chocolate bar Dairy Milk. While stories about Cadbury launching various vegan products had been circulating since last year, the brand’s owner Mondelez recently confirmed that they are indeed hoping to recreate a 100% plant-based Dairy Milk chocolate bar. […]

I Quit Waste: Inequity, Injustice & Broken Systems -Why We Need To Reclaim Our Food Autonomy

4 Mins Read In her fourth column for Green Queen, environmental activist Smita J asks some tough questions about our global food systems and their reliance on Big Food’s over-processed, industrially farmed commodities, shares her learnings from a recent visit to a sustainable farming community in Indonesia and insists we can do better and create equitable, nourishing, useful […]

Fivelements Debuts All-Star Plant-Based Menu At Sakti Elixir Bar

5 Mins Read You may be surprised to learn that Hong Kong’s newest plant-based dining destination is located in a wellness retreat tucked away in Causeway Bay’s Times Square but we’re here to tell you about it. Fivelements Habitats is offering city-dwellers a relaxing spot to pause, reset and nourish at their Sakti Elixir Bar. The Bar will […]

5 Vegan Stocking Stuffers Under HK$400

3 Mins Read Loving Earth Chocolate Gift Box 3-Pack HK$ 127 It’s hard to do Christmas without chocolate! Spoil your favorite herbivore with this delicious trio (Mylk, Mint, Dark) of raw vegan choccie bars by one of the first OG vegan chocolate brands Loving Earth- all their bars are organic, fairly traded and wild-crafted functional foods, made with love […]

Hong Kong Vegan Bakery Guide: Get Your Plant-Based, Dairy-Free Cake And Eat It Too

6 Mins Read When we predicted you would be meeting more vegans everywhere this year, we really meant everywhere. From plant based F&B concepts popping up all over the city, to cruelty-free fashion having a moment, everything vegan is blowing up! And that includes desserts too! Although these sweet treats aren’t made with traditional milk or eggs, they’re healthier […]

Made in Hong Kong: The Best Local Artisan Food Brands

7 Mins Read We just love local food products. The Made in Hong Kong mark means a great deal to Green Queen, who is a proud born and raised Hong Konger herself. There’s something so comforting about eating a product made lovingly in small batches by someone that you can meet and talk to. It’s the closest thing […]