As Valentine's Day Approaches, PETA Honors Hotspots With a Heart for Animals
For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2020
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Philadelphia – 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 the Mini Cannoli from Batter & Crumbs have earned a (sweet) spot on the list. The award-winning pastries are a vegan twist on a classic dessert, complete with vegan ricotta and chocolate chips—and for a limited time, they’re also available in Chocolate Cherry flavor for Valentine’s Day.
“With their crispy shell and sweet creamy filling, the vegan mini cannoli from Batter & Crumbs are a delicious way to show a little love to animals this Valentine’s Day,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s top 10 list is a love letter to the bakeries that whip up sweet treats without harming chickens, cows, or any other animals.”
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. Vegan treats are also “greener,” as animal agriculture is one of the biggest producers of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
Other winners include the Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake from Harmony Bakery in Baltimore; the Turtle Cake from Denver’s Make, Believe Bakery; and the Pineapple Coconut Cream Pie from Modern Love in Omaha, Nebraska. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate.