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EASTER GIVEAWAY – Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates

EASTER GIVEAWAY - Sjaak's Organic Chocolates

Have you heard of Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates? They are an amazing family-run company that produces some unbelievably delicious chocolate—including a GREAT selection of vegan options! The Sjaak’s Story began on the Southern beaches of Spain. This is where Jacques and Pam met and fell in love. They soon came back and settled in Eureka (northern CA.) where Pam had grown up. They began a Chocolate business that grew into a household…

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Valentine’s Day Taza Chocolate Factory Tour

chocolate factory taza tour

February 14th, Valentine’s Day. It is said that this romantic holiday is named after Saint Valentine, who was a priest in 3rd century Rome. Marriage was outlawed by Emperor Claudius II, as he believed that men who were single made better soldiers than married men with families. Valentine broke this law and married, eventually being discovered, thrown in jail and sentenced to death. He then fell in love with his…

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Product Review: Omega Creamery

Omega Creamery™ makes several types of products including proprietary blends of organic flax, rice and hemp milks that are gluten and dairy-free. One of my favorite ice creams on the market is: Hemp Date Nut Omega3 Creme, which, like their other products, can contain up to 4600mg Omega3 per serving and are packed with superfood goodness. My first thought when I had my first taste of the Hemp Date Nut…

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Events/ Products/ Travel

Swiss Vegan Foods Review

Switzerland might remind you of Heidi running around near the Alps, the happy cows roaming freely on the green fields, the chocolate and the cheese, the beautiful mountain cottages and… the heavy meat dishes. Yes, Switzerland is a heavy meat consumer, but I was impressed by the variety, quality and taste of the many vegan products you find at any supermarket. Some of these supermarkets label their products in different…

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General/ Products/ Veganism

TCBY Rolls Out Second Vegan Frozen Yogurt Flavor

TCBY Silk Vanilla Almond

Back in the fall of 2013, the first and largest frozen yogurt brand, TCBY™, partnered with Silk® Almondmilk and created the first ever national dairy-free, almondmilk-based frozen yogurt option. This was a huge step for the Fro-Yo giant, who after 32 years of serving frozen yogurt, was finally able to accommodate customers with dietary restrictions! The flavor that TCBY™ released was Silk® Chocolate Almond, made with Silk®‘s Dark Chocolate Almondmilk, and it had dairy-free citizens…

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Cooking/ Products/ Recipes/ Travel

Organic Vegan Traditional Lasagna Bologna, Italy Interview

While in Italy last September, team HappyCow checked out the second annual VeganFest and SANA natural product convention in Bologna, Italy, and Ken Spector met up with an old friend who was selling the world’s first BIO-vegan lasagna box kit. We were later treated to dinner at his friend’s Taverna Re Lasagna, and was served what his friend described as Bologna’s very first vegan lasagna. Check out this interview with…

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Eco Vegan Shoes Launch Sale with up to 50% OFF

Buying vegan and vegetarian shoes used to mean paying higher prices, suffering inferior comfort, missing out in the latest trends and accepting that you’ll need to buy a replacement pair sooner rather than later. As attitudes toward leather shoes and boots change, some shoe companies are opting for animal-friendly options and the choices available to us veggies and vegans is a far cry from what we could buy just a…

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Vegan Baking: Many Uses of Agar-Agar

Agar-agar is a vegan substitute for gelatin. Traditional gelatin is made with powdered cow hooves. Agar-agar is made from dried red algae. As with traditional gelatin, this vegan substitute has a neutral flavor and does NOT taste like seaweed. According to the Science et Technologie au Service de la Creation Culinaire, a Japanese innkeeper in Kyoto named Tarozaemon Minoya discovered the gelling aspects of this seaweed during the 17th century.…

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6 Springtime Brunch Recipes from GO Veggie!

Springtime is here and, aside from getting a start on all that yard work, the weather is perfect for one thing – brunch! The winter chill has faded away so it’s time to fly the doors open and invite in the warmth with a fabulous brunch…and your equally fabulous friends, of course. But what to make? Easy! Check out these crowd-pleasing, vegan brunch items from your friends at GO Veggie!.…

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