Monday, October 20, 2008

VeganMoFo: Sweet Earth Chocolates from Heaven

If there is a heaven, surely it is a place where there are piles of Sweet Earth vegan chocolates.

Killing time in the Motel 6 lobby in San Luis Obispo this weekend, I picked out some tiny menus from area restaurants... scanning for vegan-friendly options. One place "Splash Cafe & Artisan Bakery" had a friendly little brochure - but wait! - what's this I see on the inside?? "Vegan Chocolates" ?! Of course I made a point to go there. I picked up some (non-vegan) pastries for my friends, but I wasn't sad, because I also got to buy these amazing chocolates for myself!

Pictured here are the vegan caramel Clusters: a wonderfully chewy-creamy caramel with some cashews on the inside, coated in 65% fair-trade, organic dark chocolate with crispy rice in the chocolate. Suffice it to say that I have already called and inquired about a special order of more. They are really good.

And here's some really wonderful news. These treats are truly vegan, in every sense of the word. Check out the Sweet Earth Website to read about their commitment to organic and fair trade chocolate. Then, check out their blog about their trip to Africa this year to do service projects for the countries that grow their chocolate. Pretty neat.

Also, they have a lot of different vegan chocolates available, peppermint fondant, coconut fondant, peanut butter cups, peppermint chocolate, nut clusters, different caramels, and some different vegan hot cocoa mixes too. When I called about placing an order, the woman I spoke with was super friendly. I plan on reviewing the other flavors once they arrive in the mail!

In the meantime, go order some for yourself!

8 comments:

  1. I wish I had a box of vegan chocolates right now. My dad ordered me some for Valentine's Day earlier this year and I savored every one!

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  2. WHAT?! I have a friend from SLO coming to visit for Halloween & I think I know where I am sending him!

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  3. we were supposed to go to san luis obispo last year and i kid you not, i actually had this place bookmarked as a stop!(i was still omni then)

    i am so jealous right now!!!! lucky you!! :D

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  4. Those really DO look heavenly!

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  5. those chocolates look amazing!!

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  6. vegan chocolate and vegan caramel in one bite - how lucky are you!

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  7. dude. i live in SLO. i am guessing you are a ppker bc you are doing vegan mofo... who are you?!

    you missed the best vegan stuffs in slo, too! there is a raw vegan cafe and an all vegan cafe that really concentrates on fresh ingredients. it's delightful!

    also, the sweet earth chocolates... the guy who runs the business was a professor of mine and i have worked for them for a few hours for fun once. this was in the early days and i did NOT know there were vegan clusters. i am going to try to get some tonight!

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