Total Fat: 5g / Total Carbs: 17g / Protein: 1g
Good with: A cup of coffee or tea.
Other Flavors: Dairy-Free Pecan Brittle, Dairy-Free Peanut Brittle, Beer Brittle, Blazing Brittle, Pecan Brittle, Peanut Brittle, Cashew Brittle
Why We Love It: This brittle is a true sweet indulgence. Be under no illusions, this is not a health food – the first ingredient is sugar – although it is organic vegan cane sugar. If you’re dairy-free or vegan, you know how hard it is to come by delicious treats that are normally full of butter or cream. This cashew brittle is crunchy and rich, with a good deal of coconut flavor, as they use coconut milk and coconut oil in place of cream and butter. It’s chalk full of cashews, which gives it an extra creaminess and substantiality.
Meet the Makers: Based in Salt Lake City, UT, AvenueSweets was founded in 2005 by Agnieszka (Agnes) Jones, who started out making candy just for friends and family. Quickly her confections found their way into high profile outlets like Martha Stewart Living and the gift bags at the International Emmys Awards and the company grew from there. All of AvenueSweets’ products are gluten-free and made with natural ingredients and no corn syrup. They make 15 different flavors of caramels, three of which are available in vegan varieties. Those same vegan flavors are also available in the form of caramel sauce. They also have 8 flavors of brittle, 3 of which are vegan. www.avenuesweets.com
Fun Fact: Their range of caramels include fun flavors like apple, butter rum, butterscotch marshmallow and chardonnay!