Chocolate producers at VegFest BristolPosted on: 06 May 2014
Bristol's annual vegetarian fair, VegfestUK, which takes place at Lloyds Amphitheatre on May 23, 24 and 25th, has announced that an enormous array of chocolate producers will be taking part. There will be a huge collection of chocolates, all free from animal products such as dairy and eggs, and ready for tasting! Making VegfestUK a must attend event for all Chocoholics out there!
Chocolate vendors who will be present at this year's VegfestUK include:
Beech's Fine Chocolates : luxury chocolate producer from Preston. All their chocolates on display are vegan, gluten-free and made only with natural ingredients.
J'S Organic : an Independent Chocolate producer from Cheltenham that caters for 100% organic diets, vegans, gluten free diets, diabetics, dairy free and raw food diets. VegfestUK recommend their Salubrious Black Sesame Raw Chocolate and High Protein Hemp Raw Cacao bars which they say are out of this world.
Nakd : producers of natural wholefood snack bars that include cocoa delight, cocoa mint and cocoa orange smoosh varieties that are 100% raw, as well as a cocoa crunch bar for an extra protein boost
Plamil Foods : Top-quality, tasty, dairy- and gluten free chocolate bars and chocolate spreads - no nuts food for all. Ethically produced and made using renewable energy.
Pulsin' and Beond : this delightful team from Gloucester provides both functional and tasty snack bars which feature a Beond cocoa bar and a brand-new Vanilla Choc bar - both 100% vegan and raw
The Chocolatier : Exciting and Experimental Artisan Chocolate Truffles & Chocolate Art, made using a water ganache technique developed by founder Aneesh Popat - leaving a beautifully smooth chocolate which melts luxuriously but does not leave a sticky residue in the mouth
Vego Good Food : The "Vego-Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar" is one of the biggest and best Tasting Chocolate Bar in the world! It is made of finest Italian Chocolate and whole Hazelnuts – it's 100% vegan and gluten-free!
The show organisers added, “The rise of so many vegan chocolate varieties is indeed a joy to behold and further testiment to the soaring demand in free-from and ethical food products. It's so gratifying for us as show organisers to see people looking for healthier, animal product free options whilst not having to give up on such a huge nation's favourite as chocolates. We're absolutely thrilled to welcome on board so many quality vegan chocolate brands at this year's event, showcasing the myriad of options available to chocolate lovers from diverse dietary backgrounds.”
The Chocolate producers present make up a small but tasty part of VegfestUK, which will see 120 stalls packed with the best plant-based food, bodycare and clothing products with special offers galore. Visitors will also be able to attend talks, demos, workshops and short films. There's also plenty organised to amuse the children including cooking classes, arts and crafts, hoola hoops and much more! There will also be live music, throughout the day and into the evening with artists such as Boney M ft. Maizie Williams, Gwen Dickey's Rose Royce, Abba Gold, Peter Hook and the Light, Ruts DC, Goldblade, Zion Train and Black Roots lined up!
Admission from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday is £3 (on the gate) and free for kids under 16. Full admission info and advance tickets for the evening events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday is available at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/ticket-information.
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