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Hershey Launches Patent Application For Dairy-Free Chocolate Made With Roasted Grains Instead of Milk

4 Mins Read Pennsylvania-based confectionery giant Hershey has applied for a patent for using roasted grain in vegan chocolate products. The company seeks to protect its technique of replacing milk proteins with roasted corn, oats, millet, rice, sorghum, or wheat, or a combination thereof.  The patent was filed on May 1, 2022, and references that many companies seek […]

Mars Collaborates With Perfect Day To Launch New Vegan Chocolate Bar

4 Mins Read Global confections company Mars has partnered with Perfect Day to launch its first ‘earth-positive’ animal-free chocolate. Dubbed CO2COA, it uses Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein to capture the taste and feel of conventional chocolate while tapping into the flexitarian and vegan consumer trend. To double down on its sustainability credentials, Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa has […]

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 food […]

Fudgy No-Flour Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (DF, RSF, GF)

3 Mins Read We created these outrageously delicious no-flour cookies somewhat by accident. We had a couple of jars of almond butter lying around and we wanted to create a yummy treat that was also fairly healthy. After some research and a look around our pantry, we found some inspiration online and voila! The cookies are also really […]

WNWN Food Labs Debuting Cacao And Palm Oil-Free Ethical Chocolate On London Shelves

4 Mins Read Chocolate without cacao might sound like science fiction but WNWN Food Labs is releasing its first dark variety this month and it says its product has 80% less emissions than convential chocolate. The startup wants to address what it considers to be critical problems across conventional chocolate’s supply chains, which include links to deforestation, child […]

Lindt Brings Its Creamy Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate To the U.S.

3 Mins Read At the start of the year, Swiss chocolatier Lindt released two vegan chocolate bars in the U.K, to coincide with Veganuary. Canada followed in February and now, the U.S. is getting a taste of the original and salted caramel incarnations. It’s not clear whether the hazelnut variety, launched in the U.K., will be part of […]

Can Blockchain Fix the Chocolate Industry’s Labor Issues?

3 Mins Read Transparency is coming to the chocolate industry via blockchain technology, and it could help to mitigate longstanding human rights and labor issues. Despite commitments from the world’s largest chocolate producers, including Nestlé, Hershey’s, and Mars, unfair wages and human rights labor violations are still commonplace in the cocoa industry. But new blockchain technology from the […]

The Week In Plant-Based: Impossible’s New Animal Nuggets, Grounded Foods Goes National, Chufa-Based Chocolate At Harrods Food Hall

5 Mins Read Startups around the world are now leveraging the power of chickpea protein to craft meat, egg, and dairy alternatives, and the latest to do so is a company out of Israel called CHKP Foods. Elsewhere in vegan news, iconic department store Harrods has new plant-based desserts and IHOP just unveiled a new breakfast sandwich that […]

Vegan Chocolate Market to Reach $1 Billion By 2027

3 Mins Read The vegan chocolate market is experiencing a 12.3 percent CAGR, expected to reach $1 billion in global sales by 2027. In the last two years, leading chocolate brands including Hershey’s and Cadbury’s have launched vegan chocolate bars as consumers continue to seek out dairy-free options for health, environmental, and ethical reasons. And according to a […]

How to Make Raw Vegan Caramel Coconut Goji Truffles

3 Mins Read Raw vegan desserts are nutritious, 100% natural and made without artificial sugar. This is better for your health, your waistline and the planet. And the incredible part is, the desserts can taste as good as, if not better, than conventional desserts which are loaded with artificial sugar and animal products. My vegan caramel coconut goji […]

60% Of Millenials and Gen-Z Expect Plant-Based Chocolate Options From All Brands, Study Finds

3 Mins Read A new report has revealed that Millenial and Gen Z consumers are demanding more plant-based foods—specifically, dairy-free chocolate. The study was carried out by Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut, assessing changing buyer attitudes across Europe, the U.S., and Australia. The study polled in excess of 3,200 participants, aged between 18 and 75. 42 percent of respondents […]