Tired of feeling nostalgic over sweets she had tried as a child, a vegan blogger in Glasgow decided to make her own versions of the chocolate treats.  

Adele Ralston, who has been vegan since 2014 and blogs online under the name Vegan Burd, initially created the vegan range of nostalgic junk food classics as something to enjoy on her own but now says people can’t get enough of them.

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Picture: Vegan Burd

“It came about from my own greed and nostalgia – experimenting with making sweets for myself – then I realised others were just as keen on them as I was.”

Since her original kitchen experiments, Adele found they went down a treat at vegan fetes and events, prompting her to create a range of seven bars.

Adele said she takes inspiration for the names for the bars, which include Yer Bound Tae, Rollaz and A Wafer A Break, from the original snacks they are modelled on but also from her Glaswegian upbringing: “I love a pun and enjoyed naming them with a Glaswegian twist, for example one is called Yer Bound Tae – as in the answer to the question ‘do you like coconut?’ – it’s total dad joke patter.”

The sweets are now available at the Flying Duck Vegan Fete on the second Saturday of every month, Gordon St Coffee, Papercup Coffee and Quality Vitamins and Herbs, as well as atop cupcakes at Deelicious Geelicious.

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Picture: Vegan Burd

Adele adds that she’s even expanded to the capital: “Hanover Healthfoods in Edinburgh has just started selling them too and they’ve been flying off the shelf after only one day.”

And one east coast user on Instagram is already delighted, saying: “Just been into Hanover Health Foods to pick up these amazing vegan chocolate bars from Vegan Burd. It seems like the perfect way to celebrate World Vegan Day!”

 

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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