Valentine's Day Delight: PETA Honors Local Chocolatier for Delicious, Dairy-Free Assortment
For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2019
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Petaluma, Calif. – In time for Valentine’s Day, PETA has selected the Top Vegan Chocolate Boxes from stores across the U.S., and Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates in Petaluma has secured a sweet spot on the list, thanks to its Cupid’s Kisses. The award-winning treats are made with hazelnut-butter crunch and dairy-free chocolate (created in-house) coated in toasted coconut and decorated with sweet little hearts.
“Sjaak’s adorable chocolate kisses are cupid- and animal-friendly,” 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; Ethereal Confections in Woodstock, Illinois; No Whey! Foods in Lakewood, New Jersey; Rose City Chocolatier in Martinsburg, West VirginAuia; UliMana Chocolate in Asheville, North Carolina; Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Harbor Candy Shop in Ogunquit, Maine. The companies with winning boxes will each receive a framed certificate.