Luxury vegan chocolate truffles

If the word ‘vegan’ makes you think of raw broccoli and bland tofu-shakes, then you might not believe your taste buds when you bite into one of Hipo Hyfryd’s luxury vegan chocolate truffles. The little Cardiff-based company with a funny name (it means ‘lovely hippo’ in Welsh) has concocted ten varietiesof luscious organic chocolate morsels — from bold salt and pepper to delicately sweet lavender — all of them 100 per cent dairy free.

And to top it off, the treats come wrapped up in a hip little package that’s as easy on the eyes as the chocolates are on your tongue. Hipo’s new look, the result of a brand overhaul in 2008, has even won an international design award. So all of you doubters out there, listen up: Vegans are cool, and they can make some damn fine food. Hipo Hyfryd is here to prove it.

About the author

Caitlin spends her days scouring the globe for the world’s coolest food finds. She is the founder of online food pop-culture mag, The Urban Grocer, and is a food writer, blogger, producer, television presenter and supper club chef. She lives between Europe and NY with her husband and their dog, Taco.