Local Bakery’s Vegan Red Velvet Bar Wins National Top 10 Spot

As Valentine's Day Approaches, PETA Honors Hotspots With a Heart for Animals

For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2020

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Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

New Orleans – 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 Red Velvet Bar from Girls Gone Vegan has earned a (sweet) spot on the list. The award-winning treat turns a classic red velvet cake into a delicious hand-held bar, topped with a cashew-based cream cheese frosting.

“With its rich, velvety cake and its sweet and creamy frosting, Girls Gone Vegan’s Red Velvet Bar is 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 Mini Cannoli from Philadelphia’s Batter & Crumbs; 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.

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 Shop.

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