Friday, March 16, 2007

Asheville Rocks the Vegan Candy Market

My home town of Asheville is a veggie mecca. And just this week a great local firm helped make that point: Asheville's own Tree Huggin' Treats won "Best of Show" in the vegetarian products category at Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. Their organic, vegan Crispy Cat candy bar won the hearts of the 45,000 attendees and 2,500 exhibitors.

The award was presented by San Francisco-based VegNews magazine, which will feature the company and its dark chocolate over crispy rice confection in its next issue. Crispy Cat comes in mint coconut, roasted peanut and toasted almond flavors.

Mad props to Joel Scahnt, Tree Huggin' Treats founder, and the rest of his crew!

Check out the full story at: http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770315131

2 comments:

Non-Vegan Steven said...

Personally I hate vegetables and fruits. See usually i eat meat and french fries or mash potatoes, but my little veggie girlfriend snuck me this candy bar without me knowing it didn't have meat in it. I told her it was the best candy bar i've ever had. It really got me pumped. I was a little embarassed when i found out it didn't have animals in it. But then i heard the owner of the company had tattoos, so now i think it's cool. And i eat'em just thinking about the tatoos. I guess all vegans aren't wussies. Thanks.

William said...

Hey, Vegans and Vegetarians or just anyone who wants to eat healthy!!!...this is the easiest and most affordable way to do it and feel great!!! Asheville has a new natural meals home delivery service called Veg-In-Out, and they deliver a whole week’s worth of organic meals (this is enough for two meals a day for 6-7 days, if not more) for ONLY $70.00!!! The menus change every week and you can see this week’s menu at www.veginout.net. The food is totally delicious and zero cholesterol and low fat. The chef uses local organic produce, from local farmers, so you are not only eating healthy but keeping your dollars circulating in our local economy. Check it out.