For Immediate Release:
February 9, 2021
Tapi Mbundure 202-483-7382
Norwalk, Conn. – In time for Valentine’s Day, PETA has scoured the country for the Top Vegan Sweet Treats—and Norwalk’s own Izzi B’s Allergen-Free Bakery won a spot on the list for its sumptuous raspberry-filled doughnut dipped in chocolate.
Everything at Izzi B’s is 100% vegan and free of refined sugars as well as allergens such as nuts, wheat, and gluten. The bakery, which ships nationwide, is filling orders via pickup and delivery and is open Tuesday through Saturday each week.
“This decadent doughnut makes it easy to show some love to hens and mother cows this Valentine’s Day,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the bakeries on PETA’s list promise fewer broken hearts by offering animal-friendly and cholesterol-free goodies.”
Vegan sweets are sweeter to animals: In the dairy industry, calves are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth, and in the egg industry, parts of chicks’ beaks are cut off with a hot blade when they’re just a few days old. Each person who goes vegan also reduces their risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; and helps prevent future epidemics and pandemics—SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.
Other winners on PETA’s list include Dulce Vegan Bakery & Café in Atlanta, Quincy Bake Shop in Oklahoma City, and Sea Salt & Cinnamon in Muncie, Indiana. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate from PETA, which offers free vegan Valentine’s Day dessert recipes on its website along with a selection of sweet gifts from the PETA Shop.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.