This is not a sponsored post. This is just me telling you about an online store where you can get your specialty vegan groceries even if you don't have a health food store in your town either. Look at it all! Vegan Worcestershire sauce, two kinds of vegan tuna, Earth Balance mac & cheese, date syrup, guar gum, and look at that massive BUCKET of nutritional yeast! Score! I always try to get at least $49 worth of products because that is Vitacost's free-shipping threshold, and I do love my free shipping deals. That applies to US shipping, although their international shipping fees don't seem unreasonable. Their prices are generally lower than those at out local grocery store, which does sell some vegan items. They also seem to have coupons and deals going on often and they accept Paypal. Yep, I am smitten. It just ticks all the boxes for me. Do you shop there?
I am so enamored with Vitacost right now that I even applied for their affiliate program, but unfortunately my little blog doesn't meet their requirements and I wasn't accepted. Massively disappointing, not gonna lie, but it's not going to keep me from recommending them to you. They even have a vegan category where all their vegan products are neatly organized into subcategories! *heavenly choir*
My favorite product from Vitacost to date? Endangered Species chocolate-hazelnut spread.
It's sweet, chocolaty, and hazelnutty, and super smooth and creamy. It isn't particularly cheap so it's not something I buy too often, but it's nice to treat myself to a little jar every now and then, and because it's so sweet a little jar goes a long way. The ingredients are: Cane sugar, vegetable oil (rapeseed, palm), hazelnuts, cocoa, maltodextrin, sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract.
I used it to make these tiny Chocolate-Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies inspired by Ferrero Rocher chocolates. They are simple chocolate cookies dipped in melted chocolate, then rolled in chopped hazelnuts, then filled with chocolate-hazelnut spread, and topped with whole hazelnuts.
Small Batch Chocolate-Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies, Dessert
Serves: 12 mini cookies
What to do:
Mr. Wing-It, who isn't a big chocoholic, ate several of these and said *nom nom nom.* That's a good sign! But then again, I have never met anyone who didn't like the chocolate+hazelnut combo.
Alrighty then. Now it's time to wrap this up with something cute. Bunny, anyone?
*nom nom nom*