Friday, March 19, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Hazelnut Vegan Bites

Last weekend I went to ExpoWest, which is a natural products trade show held in Anaheim. There are about 30 choccolate or candy companies that display there so I try to stop by for a few hours during the show to check out the new treats. This year I saw that Sjaak’s, the California-based chocolatier that’s Fair Trade, Organic and often Vegan had some new items.

Sjaak's Fair Trade Hazelnut Vegan Bites

These little floral shaped bites are Hazelnut. Amazingly they’re also vegan - so no dairy products in there even though it’s “milky.” The chocolate is smooth, the hazelnut flavors are pretty bold. (I think a darker chocolate option would be fun, too.)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:13 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotography

  1. Awww, Cybele, you oughtn’t to be reviewing vegan candies! smile

    Comment by Bill on 3/19/10 at 9:47 am #
  2. And why shouldn’t she?

    Comment by Arthur on 3/19/10 at 10:51 am #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Arthur - it’s a joke. A while back I reviewed some vegan candy bars, some I liked, some I didn’t but the maker of the candy said that “carnis” (people who eat meat) are not qualified to judge or even document their products. (You can read a recap of the experience here)

    For the record, my favorite vegan candy is widely available: it’s dark chocolate. (Oh, and I gave up red meat 23 years ago.)

    Comment by Cybele on 3/19/10 at 10:58 am #
  4. Because there is a vegan candy manufacturer who took offense at it since she’s not a vegan.

    Comment by Bill on 3/19/10 at 10:59 am #
  5. Ah, I remember that now.

    Comment by Arthur on 3/19/10 at 10:59 am #
  6. Was just reading the Twitter back-and-forth on that—vegan me is definitely not going to be supporting that company.

    Comment by Arthur on 3/19/10 at 5:39 pm #
  7. yikes, how good can that company’s candy be if it makes their employee such an angry rude person? candy is supposed to make you happy!

    anyway, i love your site, and i want to try those hazelnut candies like right now. mmm hazelnut

    Comment by pc on 3/20/10 at 7:33 pm #


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