Chocoholics behold – free-from chocolates galore at VegfestUK Bristol

Chocholics over the country are bound to be mesmerised by the huge collection of chocolates that are free from animal products such as dairy and eggs at Bristol's annual veggie fayre VegfestUK at the Amphitheatre on May 23-25.


The chocolate vendors in attendance at this year’s VegfestUK will be Beech's Fine Chocolates, makers of luxury chocolates in Preston since 1920. All their chocolates on display are vegan, gluten-free and made only with natural ingredients. J'S Organic, the independent company in Cheltenham that caters for 100% organic diets, vegans, gluten free diets, diabetics, dairy free and raw food diets. Their Salubrious Black Sesame Raw Chocolate and High Protein Hemp Raw Cacao bars are out of this world.


Also Nakd who are makers of supremely natural wholefood snack bars that include cocoa delight, cocoa mint and cocoa orange smoosh varieties that are 100% raw, as well as a cocoa crunch bar for an extra protein boost, plus Plamil Foods with their top-quality, tasty, dairy- and gluten free chocolate bars and chocolate spreads - no nuts food for all. Ethically produced and made using renewable energy.


Then there’s Pulsin' and Beond – this delightful team from Gloucester provides both functional and tasty snack bars which feature a Beond cocoa bar and a brand-new Vanilla Choc bar - both 100% vegan and raw.  With The Chocolatier, you'll find the exciting and experimental artisan chocolate truffles & chocolate art, made using a water ganache technique developed by founder Aneesh Popat - leaving a beautifully smooth chocolate which melts luxuriously but does not leave a sticky residue in the mouth.  And lastly Vego Good Food, the "Vego-Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar" is one of the biggest and best Tasting Chocolate Bar in the world! It is made of finest Italian Chocolate and whole Hazelnuts – it's 100% vegan and gluten-free!


The show organisers added, “The rise of so many vegan chocolate varieties is indeed a joy to behold and further testiment to the soaring demand in free-from and ethical food products. It's so gratifying for us as show organisers to see people looking for healthier, animal product free options whilst not having to give up on such a huge nation's favourite as chocolates. We're absolutely thrilled to welcome on board so many quality vegan chocolate brands at this year's event, showcasing the myriad of options available to chocolate lovers from diverse dietary backgrounds.”


The fantastic chocolates come on top of altogether 14 caterers and over 120 stalls packed with the best plant-based food, bodycare and clothing products with special offers galore. The show also features dozens of talks, cookery demos, workshops and short films on all aspects of following a plant-based lifestyle, plus entertainment from kids cookery classes, clay modelling workshops, hoola hoops, arts and craft, comedy hours and musicians both during the day and in the evenings – with Boney M ft. Maizie Williams, Gwen Dickey's Rose Royce, Abba Gold, Peter Hook and the Light, Ruts DC, Goldblade, Zion Train and Black Roots the evening headliners.

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06 May 2014

By VegFestUK