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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.



Do low caloric density vegan chocolate treats exist or is it a higher caloric density treat to be enjoyed occasionally?

— Holly Davis


Well, I think all desserts, uh, all sweets and I would put dark chocolate in that category are treats, um, to be enjoyed occasionally. Now chocolate should not have oil in it and none of the bars that I showed you had any oil chocolate is cocoa mass, also called cocoa liquor and sugar. And we're, because we're doing organic vegan chocolate, so that would be organic cane sugar, which is less processed or a brand like Hue, uh, which uses coconut sugar but no oil. There should not be oil in your chocolate bars.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry