Making vegan bonbons accessible has always been a top priority at Cadence Chocolates. Here is the 5 W's rundown on the big deal about vegan treats.
WHO eats vegan chocolates?
Everyone. It's the whole "squares are rectangles, but rectangles aren't squares" thing. Vegan food is 100% edible for omnivores whereas omnivorous fare doesn't always work (and rarely accounts) for vegans. We've moved toward making around 90% of our products vegan so everyone can enjoy.
WHAT makes them vegan?
Ganache (the luscious chocolate fillings in bonbons) is primarily comprised of chocolate and cream. When we're not using organic cream from California cows, we use organic coconut cream, nut butters, or fruit juices and purees et voilà! Vegan bonbons.
WHERE can I get them?
Order from us! We offer bike delivery around SF and Oakland, and ship in the US when the weather's safe. We're excited to contribute to the Dandelion Chocolate 2017 Advent Calendar, which includes a couple of our favorite vegan flavors for winter. Occasionally we have holiday chocolates at the De Young Cafe and tastings at the JCCSF (next: November 16 before Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman).
WHY vegan chocolates?
It's a challenge our chocolatier faced regularly while working pastry in fine dining kitchens. Usually restaurants request allergy and aversion information when you make a reservation, but it was sometimes a "they're here" surprise. Given her training on making accommodating desserts on the fly, Chocolatier Melissa Santos figured life would be better if she emphasized vegan options from the start.
WHEN do you make vegan chocolates?
All the time! When we're not making bonbons for public sales during the holidays, we get a lot of custom orders for specifically vegan chocolates. Every wedding we've done has included some vegan chocolates and half of them request vegan only bonbons.
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