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What’s New In Vegan Chocolate

Fran Costigan - What’s New In Vegan Chocolate

This event was on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Explore the fascinating. evolving and nuanced world of vegan chocolates with Chef Fran Costigan, Rouxbe Director of Vegan Pastry, and the chocolate lover behind “Vegan Chocolate: Una… Read More.



Can you provide a few of your favorite sources for good quality, yet child labor free cocoa and vegan bars etc. I've been watching too many documentaries and feel a bit overwhelmed by how to find.?

— Sharon Burrus


You know, at best the production of cocoa of those beans, you're in the jungle, it's hot, you are using machetes. It's dangerous. It's just awful. So Sharon, if you were here when I was, um, speaking a little earlier, there are a lot of the good quality vegan chocolates that are ethical and fair trade. And in the chat I put a link to food is It is their chocolate list and it is a list that's kept updated and you can, there's even an app, you can have it on your phone so that when you're shopping you can actually check, you know, their lists against a chocolate that you're looking for. Now I found, I think it was last year, I was looking at the list and someone who I know, a manufacturer chocolatier that is absolutely ethical wasn't on the list. And I contacted them and they updated it.


Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry