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One thing I love about being a vegan food blogger is discovering vegan products and sharing them with readers. I know many of you are fans of chocolateÂ (ha!) andÂ so I’m very happy to write aboutÂ Nestar and Miss Sweetie as well as giving you a chance to win some of their goodies. For details of how to enter, please read on!
Founded by Elizabeth Simaliak and Issy Bilal, Nestar and MissÂ Sweetie are based here in Melbourne. Issy is Nestar’s chocolatier and he has trained in both Europe and Australia. Issy carefully selects the chocolate coatings to best compliment a given flavour and centreÂ to produce top quality hand panned chocolates and he uses one hundred year old hand hammered copper pans, keeping true to traditional chocolate making methods. With a background as an Art Director, Elizabeth has created all
the brand concepts and the brand designs.Â Elizabeth’sÂ Miss Sweetie range is fully vegan with many fruit based flavours.
All of Nestar’sÂ manufacturing, from making their chocolates to printing the packaging, is done locally. Wherever possible, Issy and Elizabeth source Australian produce such as fresh Buderim ginger and Queensland macadamia nuts.
Everything I’ve tried from both Nestar and Miss Sweetie has been delicious and are on my list for gift ideas (to me and from me)! The chocolate coated macadamias have been really popular with my family and friends and I had to fight the family for the chocolate coated goji:
Gosh it was hard photographing these without eating them. Okay,Â maybe I did eat some of the props. I also tried not to squish the chocolates too much when cutting them open for you to get a look at the insides. Included areÂ photos of the packaging so you know what to look for!
Hazelnut and chocolate is one of my top favourite combinations. I loved these whole hazelnuts surrounded in a nice fat layer of pure Belgian style dark chocolate:
Coconut and chocolate is another favourite combination, so I loved the Miss Sweetie Yum Fruits dark chocolate covered coconut pieces. There’s a nice cube of coconut in the middle and a lovely coconutty taste:
More handmade goodness in the form of goji berries covered in dark chocolate! I was eating these like popcorn (no, not one piece at a time… I’m talking more the emptying a handful in your mouth thing. Gotta get those antioxidants in!):
The Miss Sweetie Yum Fruits cranberry chocolates were a favourite with the family. Pre-vegan, I used to like chocolate covered sultanas but these are my new favourite:
The Miss Sweetie Yum Fruits dark chocolate mango was a nice surprise. I usually don’t like fruit filled chocolate and didn’t know what to expect but these were really good. There was no overpowering fruity taste, which I’ve experienced in the past with other fruit filled chocolate. These were just right:
Nestar and Miss Sweetie can be ordered online atÂ http://www.nestar.com.au/onlineshop You can also use the Store Finder tool on the Nestar website to find a stockist near you.
You can keep up to date withÂ Nestar and Miss Sweetie on Facebook atÂ http://www.facebook.com/nestarsweetie Please go and give them a like! They often run giveaways and provide discount codes for their awesome products so it’s well worth following! You can also follow on Instagram at @nestarmisssweetie.
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Giveaway time! This giveaway is for readers with an Australian mailing address.
Nestar and Miss Sweetie will send one winner four vegan chocolate packets of choice from the Nestar and Miss Sweetie vegan chocolates range. Head on over toÂ http://www.nestar.com.au/onlineshop/vegan and leave a comment below letting me know what flavours sound great to you. This giveaway runs for two weeks and ends on October 9th 2015 at 23:59pm.Â The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Please feel free to share on social media! Good luck!
Disclaimer: Nestar and Miss Sweetie sent me the above products to sample and review. All opinions are my own and I only recommend products I really like!