Vegan Confectionery: What You Can Eat & Where You Can Buy It

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When someone mentions the vegan lifestyle, you probably know right away what it entails. There are foods you cannot eat in order to stay true to that kind of a lifestyle and when you decide to become vegan, it means that you are probably okay with not eating those foods. Yet, one thing rarely crosses people’s minds when this lifestyle is mentioned.

I’m talking about sweets. If you have a sweet tooth, then it’s highly unlikely that you will just stop craving candies and similar things once you go vegan. Will you, however, have to give up those kinds of products despite the cravings? Well, you most certainly want, since there are vegan sweets you can eat without worrying about the ingredients inside, because the products are cruelty free.

I suppose you like hearing this, don’t you? Although, I would be surprised to learn that you haven’t heard about vegan confectionery by now. There are quite a lot of shops selling these products on the market and they’ve been there for a while.

Before we get to the question of where you can actually buy these sweets, let us first deal with what it is that you can buy in the first place. In other words, if you aren’t quite familiar with vegan confectioners, it’s time for you to learn a few things. Below you’ll find some of the most popular vegan sweets that you can buy today. So, let’s have a look.

  • Chocolate

Among all the things that you will need to give up once you start living the vegan lifestyle, chocolate is certainly high on the list of those foods that you will miss. What if I told you, though, that there is absolutely no reason to miss it? As you can see here, there is dairy-free chocolate that you can enjoy and that’s bound to satisfy your sweet tooth.

There are, in fact, a few types of chocolates that you can enjoy as a vegan. First of all, there’s dark chocolate that has never contained any animal-products whatsoever. Then, there is also chocolate made using alternative dairy-free milks. If you see a label that says “100% cocoa”, you can also enjoy it without getting concerned, because those are cruelty-free as well.

  • Fudge

If you are up for a sweet that has a slightly softer texture than chocolate while being rather similar to it, then you should give fudge a try. Of course, once again, you will need to be careful when buying this particular product because there are quite a lot of non-vegan options. Generally, fudge is made using sugar, milk, butter, and some other ingredients such as cocoa.

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As you can see, that doesn’t sound rather free of animal-products. Well, you are most definitely right, but here’s what you need to know. There is also vegan-friendly fudge that’s usually made of coconut, cacao powder and nut butter. To put it simply, there is a cruelty-free option, even though it might be more difficult to make than the regular one.

Speaking of making these sweets, here’s a nice read: https://bakeryinfo.co.uk/finished-goods-reports/why-vegan-treats-arent-a-piece-of-cake/627097.article

There is one more thing that you should know about this fudge in particular. In short, there are now shops out there that provide you with the opportunity of creating your own vegan fudge. Of course, you won’t actually be doing the hard work. You will simply be choosing the ingredients that you want to have inside, which is rather convenient, especially for people who have to worry about certain allergies.

  • Pick & Mix

While we are on that topic, here’s something else that you should know. In addition to getting chocolate and fudge, you can also go for those popular pick and mix options that everyone is going crazy about. Now, you might have thought that sweets found in those collections are not dairy free and that they contain certain animal products, but here’s the thing. There are also vegan options out there and all you have to do is find the right shop, make your choice and enjoy your favorite sweets.

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Where To Shop For Vegan Confectionery

Since I have mentioned finding the right shop, let us now focus on our next topic for the day. I have briefly touched upon this subject above by saying that there are quite a lot of different suppliers selling these products these days and I stand by that. The best part is, you can find those suppliers and their products online, meaning that you won’t need to roam around shops searching for the right options for you.

The only question is, though, which shop you should choose. While choosing vegan desserts you want to try might have been an easy thing to do since you already know what you like and what you don’t like when sweets are in question, choosing the right supplier will be a bit more difficult. Why is that so?

Well, the answer is quite simple. There are a lot of shops selling products like these online, but the point is that you cannot trust them all and that you shouldn’t buy your sweets from just the first supplier you come across. Instead, you need to find highly regarded and reputable suppliers that will be true to their word and that will actually provide you with some high quality vegan confectionery, which is the whole point.

You are now probably wondering how you can make sure that you are choosing wisely. Well, here’s the thing. In order to be able to choose the perfect supplier for you, you will need to do some research which should mainly consist of checking out the reputation of specific shops you have in mind.

Do your research with the help of the Internet. First, check out the websites of the particular suppliers that you are considering and take a look at their products. Then, search for online reviews and have a look at what their previous customers have to say about their particular vegan sweets. This will help you determine their reputation and make a wise choice.

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