For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2022
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Coral Gables, Fla. – In a nationwide battle royal to see who takes the cake, L’Artisane Creative Bakery has finished in the top tier. Beating out eateries from across the country, the local favorite clinched a spot on PETA’s list of the Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats in the U.S. for its Coconut Caramel Cruffin. Filled with gooey, house-made dulce de leche made with caramelized coconut milk, this exquisite croissant/muffin hybrid is perfect for Valentine’s Day—or any day!
L’Artisane is the first vegan French bakery in the country. In addition to its award-winning cruffin, it will offer several limited-edition desserts for Valentine’s Day, including exotic petit gateaux, a variety of macarons, and heart-shaped Danish pastries filled with almond frangipane, lemon cream, and fresh strawberries.
“L’Artisane’s award-winning cruffin combines the flakiness of a croissant, the heartiness of a muffin, and the kindness to animals of all vegan desserts,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the eateries on PETA’s list prove that it’s as easy as vegan pie to dish out delicious treats that are also sweet to animals this Valentine’s Day.”
Consumers’ demand for vegan food out of concern for animals, the environment, and their health has sent the vegan food market skyrocketing—it grew two and a half times faster in 2021 than it did between 2018 and 2020, and it’s expected to reach $22 billion by 2025.
Other winners on PETA’s list include HaleLife Bakery with locations in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, Florida; Jalen’s Bakery in Fresno, California; and Sprig & Vine in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Each 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.