Valentine's Day Delight: PETA Honors Local Chocolatier for Delicious, Dairy-Free Assortment
For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2019
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Woodstock, Ill. – In time for Valentine’s Day, PETA has selected the Top Vegan Chocolate Boxes from stores across the U.S., and Woodstock’s Ethereal Confections has secured a sweet spot on the list, thanks to its Velvet Heart Box. Available in both small and large sizes, the box is packed to order with award-winning truffles in an assortment of flavors, including Red Raspberry, Tahitian Caramel, Champagne, Caramel Inferno, and Blood Orange.
“Ethereal Confections’ creatively flavored truffles are a perfectly delicious way to celebrate a compassionate Valentine’s Day,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA encourages people to have a heart this February and opt for swoon-inducing vegan chocolates that show a little love for everyone.”
Not only are vegan chocolates and other desserts free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol, they also spare animals immense suffering. In the dairy industry, calves are torn away from their distraught mothers shortly after birth. Male calves are often used in the veal industry, while females endure the same fate as their mothers: repeated artificial insemination in order to force them to produce a steady supply of milk until their bodies give out and they’re slaughtered for cheap meat.
Other chocolate boxes on the list are from Divine Treasures in Manchester, Connecticut; Harbor Candy Shop in Ogunquit, Maine; No Whey! Foods in Lakewood, New Jersey; Rose City Chocolatier in Martinsburg, West Virginia; UliMana Chocolate in Asheville, North Carolina; Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates in Petaluma, California. The companies with winning boxes will each receive a framed certificate.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—also offers free vegan Valentine’s Day dessert recipes on its website along with a selection of sweet gifts from the PETA Catalog.
All the winning boxes can be ordered online. For more information, please visit PETA.org or click here.