Some of our vegan truffles are enjoying the holiday decorations on our coffee table – with a cocoa pod, some cocoa nibs and beans, and a beautiful chocolate soy candle from the Chocolate Flower Farm. It’s been raining for days, but late the other afternoon the sun started to break through the clouds and the shop filled with a soft glow.
Here’s the coconut vegan truffle. The rich, dark chocolate ganache is softened with coconut milk instead of cream, and in place of butter, a touch of olive oil, and then rolled in coconut, all organic.
On the left, a vegan SLOChew and on the right a vegan salt caramel. The SLOChew, probably our most popular chocolate, is the ultimate turtle: a vegan caramel and cashew center dipped in dark chocolate with a little peanut butter and some brown rice crispies. All organic, of course. The vegan salt caramel has a dollop of incredibly creamy caramel coated in 70% dark chocolate with a generous sprinkle of sea salt on top.
Mama Ganache’s vegan caramel is made with coconut milk and hand-pressed palm oil from South America, not from Indonesia, where the palm oil industry is devastating the habitat of the orangutans by aggressively cutting down the rainforest. Palm oil itself is an excellent oil, trans-fat-free, rich in antioxidants, tasteless and light, quite possibly inhibiting cancer, stroke and heart disease. It’s an unspeakable tragedy that almost all of it is produced in such an unconscionable way – we’re glad Spectrum carries an organic hand-pressed oil.
We’ve got lots of pretty packaged sets of vegan caramels and truffles out on the floor now.
Enough for a whole basket!
Here’s a list of most of the vegan goods Mama Ganache makes:
vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut, and salt caramels
apricot habanero diamonds
espresso, coconut, cardamom ginger, burnt almond and classic truffles
peppermint and coconut patties
peppermint, coconut, cranberry ginger, chili orange walnut, and roasted almond cups
dark chocolate peanut butter cups
dark chocolate, Aztec, spicy orange & coffee caramel nuggets
raspberry creme, coconut creme , peppermint creme, peanut butter, and salt caramel bars
Aztec, spicy orange, coffee, and 70% dark chocolate bars
chili orange walnut, almond, cherry almond, salted almond bark, cranberry ginger, spicy nib (84%), salted nib (70%), peppermint crunch and holiday fruit and nut bark
cocoa mixes in classic dark chocolate, Aztec, chai, peppermint and orange flavors
And more that I’ve surely forgotten. So many delicious choices!