LoveRaw Picks Up PETA Vegan Food Award for Nutty Choc Balls

LoveRaw Picks Up PETA Vegan Food Award for Nutty Choc Balls

Cheshire – This year marks the 10th anniversary of PETA’s Vegan Food Awards – an annual celebration of delicious new animal-free offerings – and 2022’s roundup is sure to win over the one-third of Brits who now report an interest in going vegan.

Picking up the award for Best Vegan Chocolate is Cheshire-based business LoveRaw for its M:lk Choc Nutty Choc Balls: a crunchy hazelnut coated in hazelnut cream, a crisp wafer shell, and vegan milk chocolate and hazelnut pieces. It is available from Asda, Holland & Barrett, and other retailers.

“We’re on a mission to bring plant-based chocolate into the mainstream. Since our inception back in 2013, we’ve brought a host of innovative new products to consumers,” says LoveRaw co-founder and CEO Rimi Thapar. “We want to disrupt the confectionery market. Unlike the giant chocolate corporations, we have agility on our side and we’ll never be complacent, which means we’ll continue to innovate and bring new products to consumers at pace.”

Co-op won Best Vegan Milk for its creamy, barista-approved oat milk. Byron took home Best Vegan Burger for its massive Vegan Double Bacon Cheese burger, and Domino’s also nabbed a slice of the action, winning Best Vegan Pizza with its Vegan PepperoNAY. After launching its Omni Fish and Chips in more than 500 pubs across the UK, Greene King won Best Vegan Fish Dish. For the full list of winners, click here.

“LoveRaw’s M:lk Choc Nutty Choc Balls may look and taste like Ferrero Rocher, but as they’re lusciously dairy-free, they’re animal- and planet-friendly,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “PETA’s 2022 Vegan Food Award winners – from OGGS’ fluffy vegan eggs to La Vie’s crispy vegan bacon – are more diverse and delicious than ever.”

In today’s meat, egg, dairy, and fishing industries, piglets’ tails may be docked without painkillers, chickens’ throats are slit while they’re still conscious, cows are forcibly separated from their beloved calves, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive. PETA notes that vegan foods have a smaller carbon footprint than animal-derived foods, as animal agriculture is a leading producer of the greenhouse gases that contribute to the climate catastrophe. Eating vegan also lowers a person’s risk of developing heart disease and cancer.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. High-resolution images of the winners are available here. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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