VegNews Daily

Raw, Vegan Truffle Company Takes to Kickstarter

What started as a homegrown operation has expanded into a burgeoning chocolate-covered enterprise.

Carla Spiropulo began her vegan snack venture in the comfort of her kitchen, making treats for her children that were devoid of artificial ingredients. After some initial research and experimentation, Spiropulo came up with a cruelty-free, raw recipe that would become Nelly’s Truffle Bars, named after her mother who passed away in 1991. Spiropulo approached her local Whole Foods Market with her truffle bars and the store agreed to sell them. Now, Nelly’s is expanding as more stores place orders, and she has started a Kickstarter fundraising campaign so she can upgrade her kitchen equipment and purchase a machine to wrap and label her truffles. The bars, which are also non-GMO, fair trade, and organic, come in flavors such as Goji Berry, Chewy Chocolate Chip, Banana Oatmeal, and Double Chocolate. Donors who pledge $25 or more will receive four bars, while those who pledge $50 will receive 10.

UK Supermarket Launches Vegan Mince Pies

Just in time for Christmas, Asda creates a new plant-based alternative to the traditional British sweet snack.
Read More »

Farm Sanctuary Gala Invites Attendees to Wear PJs

Animal-rights organization Farm Sanctuary hosts its first virtual charity gala, where guests can attend the function from their couch while enjoying dinner courtesy of vegan meal delivery service Veestro.
Read More »

What the Health Nominated for Major Film Award

The popular film that drove celebrities, athletes, and musicians to adopt plant-based diets for optimal health is now up for an NAACP award.
Read More »

Airline Adds Vegan Menu to Meet Passengers' Demands

International airline Jetstar now serves falafel, lentil and quinoa salad, and more after receiving frequent requests for vegan food options.
Read More »

VegNews Receives Award for Taking Veganism Mainstream

The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition honored the media company at its year-end gala.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »