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Got a sweet tooth? Most supermarkets sell Oreos, Goldberg's peanut chews, Ghirardelli chocolate chips, and other vegan goodies, but if you really want to treat yourself (or a friend), the following companies offer ooey, gooey vegan desserts that will tempt your taste buds.
Vegan Honey: This Brooklyn-based bakery offers delicious coconut cream-filled cupcakes, fruit turnovers, cinnamon buns, cherry "cheese" Danishes, chocolate "dessert cups," and "Fauxtess" pastries that are reminiscent of popular Hostess products. My dog, Carly, gives the homemade peanut butter doggie treats two paws up too! A portion of Vegan Honey's sales benefits animal rights and environmental groups.
Pangea: In addition to selling cruelty-free cosmetics, nonleather shoes, animal rights T-shirts, and mock meats and dairy-free cheeses, this vegan superstore has an array of super snacks, including Whitman's Sampler-esque Belgian chocolates, donuts, fruit tarts, frosted cakes, and more. If you place your order through the PETAMall and designate PETA as your charity of choice, 5 percent of your purchase will be used to help animals.
Allison's Gourmet Bakery: Alison's, which supports PETA through the PETA Business Friends program, offers vegan cookies and brownies—in mouthwatering flavors like mint chocolate chip, coconut Key lime, cinnamon snickerdoodle, peanut butter swirl, and classic walnut—as well as heavenly fudge, truffles, caramels, and other chocolate-y creations.
Sticky Fingers: If you're in Washington, D.C., you can stop by this vegan bakery for "cheese"-cake, carrot cake, chocolate almond cake, strawberry shortcake, and other drool-worthy desserts. But don't despair if a trip to D.C. is not in your future—you can still enjoy Sticky Fingers' brownies, blueberry muffins, chocolate chimp bread, Little Devils (chocolate cake with cream filling, coated in a chocolate shell), and more, via mail order.
Chocolate Decadence: If you've got a craving for chocolate-covered cherries, pretzels, nuts, raisins, coconut, peanut butter, and other simple yet scrumptious snacks, you can't go wrong with Chocolate Decadence. Kids and adults alike will love the solid chocolate dinosaurs, classic cars, sea shells, and more.
Harbor Candy Shop: Check out Harbor Candy Shop for its selection of delectable vegan chocolates. Harbor Candy Shop donates 20 percent of the sale of its Vegan Favorite Samplers to PETA. What could be sweeter than that?!
Many other companies offer mail-order vegan goodies, and as a full-fledged chocoholic, I'm eager to try them all. Tell me about your favorites!
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