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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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Things I Tasted At Future Food Tech San Francisco

7 Mins Read Despite our team missing what felt like the alt protein industry reunion of the year (major FOMO), we managed to to get Vegan Women Summit founder Jennifer Stojkovic to tell us what her favorite things were so we could share them with you. Below, she offers up her honest review of the creations of five […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Singapore Will Soon Get Its First Tree-To-Bar Chocolate Made From Local Cacao

3 Mins Read Chef Janice Wong wants to bring Singapore its first-ever tree-to-bar chocolate made with locally grown cacao.  Most of the world’s cocoa is produced in just two countries: the Ivory Coast and Ghana. But now, the city-state of Singapore will soon be introducing the country’s first-ever local tree-to-bar chocolate, thanks to Chef Janice Wong’s latest project.  […]

Meet Vegan Delights, Sweden’s 100% Plant-Based Willy Wonka Factory

3 Mins Read There’s now a chocolate factory inspired by Willy Wonka and it’s 100% vegan. Started in a small kitchen in Uppsala, Sweden, Vegan Delights has just opened up its factory doors to welcome visitors into the dreamworld of plant-based chocolate treats.  Vegan Delights has made every herbivore’s childhood dreams come true. Located in Sweden, the new […]

Nucao Vegan Chocolate Makers Secure €14M As Climate-Positive Snacks Take Off

4 Mins Read The Nu Company, the Leipzig-based startup behind the vegan chocolate and protein brands Nucao and Numove, has just bagged €14 million in a Series A round of financing. Proceeds from the round will fuel Nu’s ongoing expansion, amid a record-breaking year of sales for the company, driven by rising consumer demand for health-conscious and plant-based […]

India’s First Single Origin Vegan Chocolate Bars: Homegrown MilkinOats Is #VocalForLocal

4 Mins Read MilkinOats, the first homegrown oat milk brand in India, has launched vegan milk chocolate bars made with their high-fibre dairy alternative. Rolling out in two flavours, the new 100% plant-based, cruelty-free bars are crafted in small batches, replicating the creamy taste that consumers love about traditional milk chocolate using the brand’s oat milk base squeezed […]

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 […]

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 […]