Plamil - short for 'plant milk' - the first certified producer of UK organic and vegan chocolate, has launched Cocoabites. Produced with 100% renewable energy, they come in plastic-free glass jars, the greenest most environmentally friendly packaging possible! Better still, jars are refillable, reusable and recyclable and there are three super-tasty varieties to choose from.
I was sent a selection to try. These included:
Vegan Milky Smooth Cocoabites - a new generation of vegan milk chocolate, these delicate bites have an exceptionally smooth texture which makes them beyond moreish.
Vegan White Cocoabites - fabulous chunks of delicious white cocoa with a smooth finish. They are so creamy and not at all sickly like some white chocolate.
Vegan Dark Chocolate Cocoabites - Prefer dark chocolate? These have a super high cocoa content of 67%. This means that they are wonderfully smooth with the sweetness coming from unrefined coconut blossom sugar.
As well as fully recyclable jars, Cocoabites are also available in 1 kg refill packs which make them even greener when it comes to buying more.
Vegan Cocoabites don't contain milk, wheat or gluten and are made to the highest no nut/ no peanut standards. I loved them, they're really tasty and I would never have guessed that they are dairy free. Why don't you give them a try? I think you'll love them too!
The new Cocoabites range which get top marks from me have an RRP of £2.50 and are available from leading independent health shops and on-line at Plamil Foods.
Plamil choose to be ethical and sustainable by using certified cocoa, avoiding child slave labour, respecting animals and the environment . All products are made in the UK.
Pondering over what to get for your foodie vegan friend or sister for a present? Look no further than organic Fairtrade British handmade chocolate brand Seed and Bean, whose bars also have fully recyclable and unique compostable packaging. Flavours are created by blending cocoa beans from the world’s finest Fairtrade cocoa regions with English botanicals. The vegan-friendly dark chocolate range includes warming Just Ginger and Mandarin & Ginger for a fiery kick and Sicilian Hazelnut and Mint for the perfect after lunch moment of pleasure. If you can’t decide which fabulous flavour to choose, Seed and Bean have produced a selection of hampers. The Vegan Collection includes Cornish Sea Salt, Chilli & Lime, Aromatic Fennel and Sweet Orange & Thyme.
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