Two Australian desserts from The Cruelty Free Shop

almond cointreau pudding in a jar

The Cruelty Free Shop on K Road stocks all kinds of delicious vegan treats; here are two sweet things I’ve found there recently:


almond cointreau pudding

Almond Cointreau Pudding from Melbourne’s botanical cuisine. This pudding-in-a-jar has a creamy cashew base, with a citrus, lightly boozey twist. As well as being vegan, it’s raw, organic, gluten free, and doesn’t contain sugar.

Other puddings in this range include dark chocolate & rum “Melbourne Nights”, “tiramisu-ish”, mint slice pudding and sticky date; the Cruelty Free Shop stocks these as well as other botanical cuisine products: cashew-based dairy-alternatives (yoghurt, mayonnaise, soft cheese, tartare sauce), pesto, sauces and herb salts.


pana chocolate

Every kind of Pana Chocolate, but especially Sour Cherry & Vanilla.

Pana uses raw, wild crafted and organic ingredients to make soft, fudgey dark chocolate with clever combinations of flavour. I’ve tried a few flavours, and they’ve all been pretty special.

The Cruelty Free Shop stocks a few flavours; I’ve also seen Pana Chocolate locally at Wilder and Hunt in Ponsonby, Wise Cicada in Newmarket and Oh Natural online.