COUNTY MEATH BRAND AMONG WINNERS OF PETA UK’S VEGAN FOOD AWARDS 2015

 

For Immediate Release:

23 September 2015

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COUNTY MEATH BRAND AMONG WINNERS OF PETA UK’S VEGAN FOOD AWARDS 2015

Celtic Chocolates Honoured for Meeting Growing Demand for Vegan Food

County Meath – The demand for vegan fare has skyrocketed in recent years: in the UK, one in five households now chooses dairy-free milk, the market for meat-free products is worth over £625 million and government surveys reveal the lowest rates of meat and fish consumption in at least a decade. That’s why PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – had no trouble finding volunteers to taste-test the hottest plant-based products on the market for its third annual Vegan Food Awards. PETA is delighted to announce that Celtic Chocolates has won in the category of Best Vegan Confectionery for its Choices dairy-free caramel chocolates.

“We are thrilled that our Choices caramel chocolates have been honoured with the Vegan Food Award for Best Vegan Confectionery”, says Joe Callery, owner of Celtic Chocolates Limited. “We pride ourselves on creating the finest dairy-free and vegan chocolates, proving that those who choose not to eat dairy do not have to go without great chocolate.”

“PETA’s winners are the perfect example of how today’s businesses – from the finest hotels to affordable supermarkets – are meeting the demand for food that’s healthy, humane and eco-friendly”, says PETA’s Dawn Carr. “So many delicious products are now available at the click of a button or by making a trip to the local grocery store – there has never been a better time to go vegan.”

In addition to causing the suffering of animals on factory farms, raising and killing animals for food is catastrophic for the environment. The United Nations has said that a move towards a vegan diet is necessary to offset the worst effects of climate change. The consumption of dairy foods and other animal-derived items has also been linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Whether it’s out of environmental concern, to alleviate animal suffering or for health reasons, interest in a plant-based diet is higher than ever before. Numerous celebrities – including former US President Bill Clinton, Joaquin Phoenix, Ellie Goulding, Jared Leto and Alan Cumming – are praising the benefits of vegan eating.

A copy of PETA’s Vegan Food Awards logo is available here. A high-resolution photo of some of our winners is available here.

To read about all the winners, please visit PETA.org.uk or click here.

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