What We Ate in L.A. – Bocce Balls from Lento Market

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As the fledgling vegan shop owners of V Marks the Shop, we love seeing vegan businesses pop up! When we heard that LA had a new vegan grocer, we had to make a stop! So after Donut Farm, it was a ride down Sunset Boulevard to pay a visit to Lento Market for snacks for the ride to Anaheim!  Read more

Our Top Ten Vegan Finds at Expo West 2017

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Another year, and now Natural Products Expo West 2017 in the books! 

Natural Products Expo West (or Expo West) is held in Anaheim, CA. It is one of, if not, the biggest trade shows in the natural products industry. It features a healthy mix of products and services across a variety of industries from healthcare to retail. What’s even better is that there is a solid growing number of vegan products to explore! Read more

Rigoni di Asiago’s Nocciolata Dairy-Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread [Product Review]

Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread

They say you don’t have to re-invent the wheel, but who are “They?” 

When you find a product you love, and learn it’s not vegan, then it’s time to get into high gear to crack the recipe and make it yourself. OR, you can hope that some brilliant company comes up with one for you to buy (saving you time in the kitchen, no doubt). Well, friends, that day has come, thanks to Rigoni di Asiago and their FABULOUS Nocciolata Dairy-Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread.

Did you know that hazelnut in Italian is “nocciola?” It’s not “nutella!” 


Yes, this is the non-dairy hazelnut spread you’ve been looking for. Some companies have come close, but not many quite like this! The thing that has been key for us is a hazelnut spread where you can really taste the hazelnuts AND the chocolate. It’s not enough to just have the two blended together. 


Like with any good spread, it has to be versatile. This is not just for your sweet tooth. You can put it on sliced fruit, crackers, even some semolina bread. You can also sprinkle on some rosemary, fennel or a little cayenne (yes, we’re a little weird like that) to add a bit savory into the mix. Stir into your coffee or warmed non-dairy milk, or whip it up in a shake or smoothie! The nuttiness goes very well here!

Speaking of nuts, HOW CUTE is Rigoni di Asiago’s logo for this product. It incorporates a SQUIRREL! If you’ve been following us long enough, then you know about our squirrely friends



Rigoni di Asiago is an Italian-based company, dating back to 1923. While many of their products contain dairy and/or honey, we’re excited to see that they’ve stepped up in producing a certified vegan (by The Vegan Society) product that is also palm oil free, USDA-certified organic and GMO-free!

We’re telling you that you’ll want to eat a whole jar by yourself. Since the holidays are coming up soon, you may want to consider this as a gift too! SOOOO GOOD! You have to share with your friends…if you’re a person and stuff.

To learn more about Nocciolata Dairy-Free and Rigoni di Asiago, please visit https://rigonidiasiago-usa.com/