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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 […]

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

3 Mins Read We created these outrageously delicious 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 easy to make […]

Once Upon A Time: Raiz The Bar, A Chocolate Story

7 Mins Read There was once a little girl from down under, Who dreamed of creating chocolate, her eyes filled with wonder. The girl yearned to make her bars into the world’s very best. And was willing to put them through every possible test. When she grew up, she became a great chef. Her food healed all people, like […]

Superfood Breakfast: Decadent Cacao Chia Pudding – Raw, Sugar Free & Vegan

3 Mins Read We love chia seed puddings- raw, refined-sugar-free, decadent and filled with superfood goodness, they are such a treat! They also happen to be one of the easiest breakfast, dessert  and snack recipe around. You can totally customize them too- add the milk of your choice (nut/rice/oat/coconut), your favorite sweetener (maple syrup, honey, coconut nectar) and whatever toppings […]

Healthy Snacks: Superfood Protein Crunch Balls of Goodness Recipe

3 Mins Read This quick and easy recipe for Holy Crap Balls of Goodness are super crunchy, delicious and packed with powerful protein and nutritious superfoods. They’re perfect for your pre/post workout snack, your little one’s afternoon snack, a healthy lift during your mid-afternoon slump at work or a breakfast on the run. Best of all, they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan […]

Green Queen Loves: Think Chocolate’s Artisanal Cacao Mission

4 Mins Read Think Chocolate is now closed. Anyone who doesn’t know that Brooklyn is where it’s at when it comes to fabulous artisanal food products is obviously taking a vow of media silence. Hip foodie brands are literally pouring out of New York’s hipster borough where craftsmanship and farm to table values are celebrated above all else. […]