As Valentine's Day Approaches, PETA Honors Chocolatier for Decadent Animal-Shaped Truffles
For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2018
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Manchester, Conn. – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, PETA has selected the Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Manchester’s Divine Treasures has secured a (sweet) spot on the list, thanks to its Divine Kingdom chocolate box. The assortment of six animal-shaped truffles includes a chocolate caramel cat, a coconut-filled hedgehog, and a peanut butter and chocolate mouse, among other charming confections—and like all of Divine Treasures’ creations (including its soft serve, pizzas, nut-based cheeses, and more), it’s vegan.
“With its rich chocolate, creamy caramels, and adorably shaped vegan truffles, Divine Treasures helps patrons satisfy their sweet tooth and be sweet to animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s new ‘dessert directory’ will help diners indulge in the best compassionate confections from coast to coast.”
Not only are vegan desserts free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol, they also spare animals immense suffering: In the dairy industry, calves are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth, and in the egg industry, parts of chickens’ beaks are cut off with a hot blade when they’re just a few days old.
Rounding out PETA’s list are treats from America’s first gourmet vegan restaurant, the iconic Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as NuVegan Café in Washington, D.C.; Nami in Phoenix; Timeless Coffee in Oakland, California; Venerable Bean Bakery in Morgantown, West Virginia; Detroit Vegan Soul in Detroit; Plant in Asheville, North Carolina; Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri; and Morels Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate.