Billie Eilish’s new vegan milk chocolate bar and other vegan food news of the week
It seems like every week in the vegan food world is more exciting than the last and this week is no exception. From celebrity dish launches (it turns out Billie Eilish is now a chocolatier) to new ice cream options from Oatly and Jermaine Dupri (hello, summer to winter), we’ve rounded up the tastiest news on vegan food. in one place.
1Billie Eilish goes vegan milk chocolate
Because winning five Grammys right after your 18th birthday, partnering with Nike vegan shoes and making Oscar De La Renta ditch fur isn’t enough, Billie Eilish is entering the vegan chocolate business with the launch of a vegan milk chocolate bar named after her new album “Happier Than Ever”. The new organic and Rainforest Alliance certified bar is made with 37% milk chocolate and uses rice milk powder and tiger nut powder for creaminess, raw cane sugar for sweetness, and is flavored with hazelnut paste, chocolate liqueur and bourbon vanilla extract.
What else? The cookie-obsessed vegan pop star shared a recipe from Billie’s Mini Milk Chocolate Buckeyes that calls for the inclusion of her own new vegan milk chocolate bar. Available for pre-order for $ 10, “Happier Than Ever” bars start shipping next month.
2Vegan Meatballs Made Possible by Impossible Foods
Spaghetti, sub-sandwiches and appetizers get a vegan makeover with the launch of Impossible Foods plant-based meatballs. If you already love the taste of the Impossible Burger and the new Impossible Sausage, the innovative startup has blended these two meats to create succulent meatballs that serve as a one-for-one substitute in your favorite meatball-centric dishes. .
Impossible Meatballs (priced at $ 6.48 per pack of roughly 14 meatballs) drops this month in more than 3,000 Walmart stores. There shoppers will find a new section dedicated to Impossible Foods in the freezer aisle stocked with its plant-based meats, including new meatballs, Impossible Burger, Impossible Chicken Nuggets and Impossible Sausage with spicy and savory flavors.
3LivBar is giving up honey to go vegan
We’ve all been there: standing at the grocery store with a nutrition bar in hand, checking non-vegan ingredients one by one (yay! No whey!) And then, just down the list, a twist Fortunately, LivBar , which offers nutritional bars in Coffee Maple Cacao, Raspberry Maca, Blueberry Vanilla, Ginger Lemon Turmeric and Lemongrass Cherry Matcha flavors, is ditching honey to make our trips to the supermarket more fruitful. Instead of honey, LivBar will now use organic coconut nectar, a natural plant-based sweetener that comes from the sap of coconut blossoms and has the added benefit of having a significantly lower glycemic index than honey.
“Ultimately, our goal is to make it easier for health conscious people to have access to truly healthy and delicious snacks,” LivBar CEO Wade Brooks said in a statement. “But the decision to make our products vegan and more organic is not only fueled by our desire to be more inclusive, but also to be more environmentally friendly. Using organically grown plant products is much better for the earth.
4Jermaine Dupri makes beats … and vegan ice cream
When he’s not making beats (for Usher and Mariah Carey and all the artists who live in every child’s heart of the ’90s), Jermaine Dupri is making vegan ice cream. JD’s Vegan, the music industry legend’s vegan ice cream brand, has just been released and features flavors inspired by their hometown of Atlanta.
This week, frozen coconut cream desserts hit Walmart stores in three flavors: Atlanta Peach Cobbler (made with golden peaches and sprinkled with crumbled cobbler); Apple Butter (a swirled buttery apple base with a toasted cinnamon streusel crumble); and Strawberry Sweetheart (with strawberry pieces and swirls).
In time for Christmas (like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”), Dupri offers three other mouthwatering flavors: Chocolate My Way, Key Lime Pie and (404) Cookies & Cream.
5Oatly also has new vegan ice cream bars
Known for his quirky slogans and advertising campaigns, Oatly can now add another bold move to his resume: throwing ice cream in winter. Announced this week, the new Oatly Ice Cream Bars come in four flavors: Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Swirl, Salted Caramel and Vanilla, each coated in a rich chocolate shell. Start looking for them on the shelves in December at retailers like Target, Wegmans, Stop & Shop, and more.
The brand’s new oat milk bars build on its delicious portfolio of frozen vegan treats, including Oatly Frozen (a range of pints of vegan oat milk ice cream in seven flavors) and a soft serving based oat milk (which you can get at 32 stores with 16 handfuls).
Put on a wool-free sweater and grab a bar, pint, or cone of frosted oat milk candy.
6Let Chef Chole Coscarelli Prepare Your Vegan Thanksgiving Meal
The big feast day is just around the corner and if you’re like us spending five more hours in the kitchen after spending all of 2020 inside isn’t our idea of fun. Luckily, celebrity vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli has teamed up with Whole Foods Market to host your Vegan Thanksgiving. What is on the menu? Coscarelli has sides for days including Miso Creamed Greens; jalapeño cornbread dressing; pumpkin curry soup; and Coconut Sweet Potato Casserole (with vegan marshmallows on top? You bet!). And for the centerpiece, the chef designed a succulent Cremini Mushroom Roast with hearty roasted mushrooms mixed with onions, celery, garlic, tempeh and herbs. For those who like a little sauce on the top (read: everyone), Chloe has you covered with a succulent mushroom sauce made from three types of mushrooms, along with wine, garlic, and herbs.
Get it as a full meal ($ 39.99) or a la carte on the Whole Foods Market website until November 23 for pickup at its stores nationwide. Have a nice (lazy) feast!
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