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Have yourself a very vegan Christmas: Vegan gift ideas

Pile of Vegan Dark Matters Brownies in Front of Box

Christmas is coming! Have you started thinking about what vegan Christmas presents you can buy for your friends and family? Maybe you’re making a hamper or are looking for plant based presents for a Christmas Eve box. Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered with our luxury vegan brownies and other chocolatey gifts.

Brownies

Chocolate brownies are the perfect addition to any Christmas hamper – whether they’re vegan or not!

All of our brownies are made using 70% organic fair trade chocolate, giving them a luxuriously indulgent flavour that everyone will love. We’ve got gluten free options (baked using Doves Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour) so even more people can enjoy these fudgy treats!

We’ve got so many flavours to choose from. Want something fruity? We’ve got it. Looking for something nutty? It’s here! We’ve got traditional flavours, and also something a bit different. Here’s a little selection of our current faves:

Captain Chunk: Mylk Choc Chunk Brownie
Brookie: S’mores or Winter Fire
The Prince: Raspberry Double Choc
Meteors**t: Blueberry Cheesecake Brownie
Oh Canada!: Maple, Hazelnut & Pecan

Truffle Balls

Pimp out a vegan gift box with our vegan chocolate truffle balls – available in Salted Caramel and Raspberry. We make each flavour using our vegan chocolate brownies, then swirling in even more flavour, and coating them with perfectly tempered chocolate for a crisp outer shell.

Baker’s Choice

If you’re still not sure what vegan Christmas gifts to settle on, we know just what to do. Buy your vegan pals a Baker’s Choice gift box. Leave the decision to us, and we’ll pick our current best sellers, box them up and send them out to your friends and family. 

Get In Touch

Any questions or comments? Or would you just like to chat choc? Get in touch with us! We love to hear from you. You can find our contact information here, or just drop us a comment on the blog, or any of our social media accounts. Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

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Leeds: Great Yorkshire Vegan Christmas Market

Pile of Dark Matters Vegan Coffee, Caramel and Pecan Brownies

Next stop on the magical vegan brownie tour of the world (mainly UK tbf, but you’ve got to start somewhere) is LEEDS.

We’ve held off long enough. We’ve managed to avoid the C word for long enough. Don’t get me wrong, we love getting all festive, but there’s really no need to start banging on about it in September, is there? Anyway, it’s November now, so we’re just going to come out and say it: it’s nearly Christmas!

So we’re bringing pure chocolatey, brownie indulgence to the Great Yorkshire Vegan Christmas Market in Leeds on Sunday 14th November 2021.

The whole shebang takes place outdoors in Leeds Kirkgate Market right in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

We’ll start brownie flinging at 10.30am and will just keep on going until 4.30pm or whenever they sell out – whichever comes first!

There will be loads of other traders at the market – more than 80 other stalls selling tonnes of vegan treats. There will, of course, be Dark Matters brownies, as well as lots of other cakes and chocolate, hot takeaway food, make up, clothing, pet treats and cheese.  Think that about covers all of the essentials, doesn’t it?

It’s a fiver to get in, but all proceeds are going to animal welfare charities! And you can save 50p from us by bringing our own box or bag. We’ll knock 50p off your total if you bring a bag or box to take your brownies away in!

Vegan brownie flavours

We’re going to have all of your favourite flavours piled high. Here are just a few flavours to whet your appetite:

Salty Dog: Salted Caramel Swirl
Brookie
New Yorker: Peanut Butter
The Prince: Raspberry Double Choc
The Purist: Double Choc Cacao
Portland: Coffee, Caramel & Pecan
Pumpkin King: Spiced Pumpkin Swirl

All of these totally gorge brownies (and loads more) are available to buy online on our website. You can order our banging vegan brownies for delivery throughout the UK.

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Twin Peaks Limited Edition Box: The brownies are not what they seem

Twin Peaks Image for Limited Edition Vegan Brownie Box

I’ve got good news. Those vegan brownies you like are going to come back in style. We’re launching November’s Twin Peaks Limited Edition Box.

Food is interesting, so I’ve written you a blog post about our limited edition Twin Peaks vegan brownie box. We write things down sometimes – letters, words – hoping they will serve us and those with whom we wish to communicate.

I have no idea where this blog post will lead us. But I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.

Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair or a big box of vegan brownies.

Diane! I’m holding in my hand a box of chocolate brownies. Am I being too secretive? Fire walk with me and take a peek behind the curtain to find out what’s inside…

BOX INCLUDES: [With reference points for the uninitiated… Don’t worry, the box is designed to be delicious first and dorky second, so everyone will enjoy it!🖤]

2x Brownies:
🎂 ‘Leo’s Birthday Cake
Funfetti Birthday Cake Blondie Swirled with our classic Double Chocolate Brownie [*Kazoo sounds intensify*]
☕ 🍩 ‘Coffee
& Donuts’
Rich Coffee and White Choc Brownie, with fat chunks of Glazed Vegan Donuts [“Black as midnight on a moonless night…” Agent Cooper]

🥧 1x Brookie:
🍒 ‘Best In The Tri-Counties
Cherry Pie Brookie
– Cherry Jam & Sour Cherry Brownie with Vanilla Brookie Pie Base  [“This must be where pies go when they die” Coop]

🪵Log Lady Truffle Logs:
4x chunky Salted Caramel Truffle Logs, dusted with gold cocoa powder (with hidden inspirational Log Lady quote) [“There is a depression after an answer is given. It was almost fun not knowing.” Log Lady (RIP Catherine E. Coulson, log legend)]

⛰️⛰️ 2x Special Nerdy Extras
‘Wonderful and Strange’ Pin and ‘Black as Midnight’ Vinyl Sticker from the amazing Punky Pins

🍹 1x Twin Peaks X Stephen King exclusive Tattoo Flash Print
by spooky art babe herself Lois Goody

🍂1x Twin Peaks inspired Ghost Family Flame Wax Melt
with exclusive fragrance and Joseph Ghost illustration

If you’d like a personalised message included let us know on the checkout’s comments box 🎰

Everything is 100% vegan, always.

None of our brownies are wrapped in plastic – all of our packaging is eco friendly and sustainably sourced. So bite the bullet, baby! Order your Twin Peaks Brownie Box to enjoy with a damn fine cup of coffee.

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World Vegan Day: Support your local vegan!

World Vegan Day - 1st November

Just like Christmas has got Boxing Day, Halloween has got its own day-after which, for Dark Matters, goes hand-in-hand with the spookiest day of the year: World Vegan Day!

November 1st is World Vegan Day, and to mark this year’s event we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite vegan companies and products. All tried, tested and approved by head vegan brownie wizard, Gemma.

Check them out, give them a like on social media, maybe place an order if something catches your eye. Support your local vegan! Because, unfortunately, we can’t survive on brownies alone…

CHEESE

Bath Culture House
The best soft cheese and kombucha. Cherry ‘booch and Garlic & Herb Chease are firm favourites. 

Food By Sumear
The best traditionally aged and processed vegan hard cheese. Check out the Maple Wood Smoked – YUM

Kinda Co.
If you want creamy, spreadable cheese you need to check them out. The Faux Lox + Dill Creamy Spread is incredible.

CHOCOLATE

Coco Caravan
Amazing raw bean to bar chocolate. It’s all vegan, organic, fair traded and free from refined sugars and additives. Sweet Orange Caramel bar is a go-to fave.

Jessica’s Vegan Delights & Truffle Pig Vegan
Both of these wonderful companies do amazing vegan dupes of well known chocolate bars. All the taste, all plant based! Jessica’s Coconut Dream and Truffle Pig’s Bizkins Bar are always top of our shopping list.

SKINCARE

Iuvo Skincare
Amazing handmade vegan skincare company who make the best face and body cream in the UNIVERSE.

Boo Cottage Botanicals
If you’ve got sensitive skin, this is the face oil for you. Delicate, soothing and smells absolutely divine.

NUT BUTTER

Nutcessity
Gemma has formed a Nutcessity jar-a-week habit and buys the Gingerbread Almond nut butter in bulk.

CANDLES

Harper’s Candles
Their tagline is ‘Preferring animals to people since 2012’ and it cracks us up, plus their tin candles have fun names like ‘I Love You But You Smell’.

Dead Head Candles
Vegan, ethical, giant skull candles – what’s not to like?

Ghost Family Flame
This is where the melts from our limited edition brownie boxes came from! Plus half of the company is Joseph Ghost who did our amazing postcard art.

SHOES

Trash Planet
The only shoes Gemma takes her vegan DMs off for.

MAKE UP

Fluffy Jim’s
Named after a guinea pig! They do some amazing mineral eye sh*t, plus great no-packaging shampoo cubes and dry shampoo. Fun fact: Fluffy Jim’s is owned by Swindon based vegan hair salon Pixal-Rose – also named after a guinea pig.

BOOZE

Barnivore
An amazing resource for boozy vegans. A comprehensive product directory for vegan wine, beer and liquor.

Lucky Saint
Delicious vegan alcohol free beer, because hangovers and big batch brownie baking don’t mix!

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Somerset double bill: Bath Vegan Festival & The Frome Independent

Stacks of Vegan Dark Matters Brownies on a Market Stall

Somerset is getting a double whammy of Dark Matters vegan brownies next weekend. We’re bringing our chocolatey wares to not one but two bustling markets! Saturday 6th November 20201 you can find us at Bath Vegan Festival, followed by a Sunday slinging brownies at The Frome Independent market.

Starting off in Bath on Saturday 6th, we’ll be bringing all of our best vegan brownies to Bath Vegan Festival. Find us in the Bath Pavillion from 10.30am-4.30pm. Sunday 7th November 2021 sees us setting up shop in our usual spot at The Frome Independent from 10am-3pm.

Get down early and you might be able to bag yourself some of our brand new flavours!

We’ll have plenty of autumn/winter vibes going on with our Winter Fire Brookie. A deliciously indulgent brownie stuffed full of just about as much ginger as it can handle, sat nicely on a ginger cookie base.

As always, our Pumpkin King will be reigning supreme. Starting off with a delicious autumn spiced dark chocolate base and a delicious creamy swirl of fresh spiced pumpkin creme.

If you can’t get enough autumn spice this time of year (or any time of year tbh) we’ve blended a batch of our Luxury Hot Chocolate to give you an extra level of autumnal warmth.

There will be SO many more flavours for you to choose from too, including salted caramel, peanut butter, raspberry and more!

Bring your own bag/box to take your vegan chocolate brownies away in, and we’ll knock 50p off your total for being a sustainability hero!

Shop Online

If you’re not sauntering around Somerset markets next weekend but you still want your dark chocolate brownie fix, you can shop online for vegan brownie delivery straight to your door.

You can also follow us on social media for the latest updates and general brownie bumpf:

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

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Get yer banging vegan brownies in Burnham-on-Sea

Two Dark Matters Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Brownies Next To Two Pumpkins

We’re bringing our banging vegan brownies to Burnham-on-Sea for our next market with eat:Festivals.

On Saturday 23rd October you can find us nestled in the centre of Burnham-on-Sea where eat:Festivals is taking over the town with tonnes of amazing food stalls.

All our brownies are vegan, palm oil free, and totally delish. We even offer gluten free options, so even more people can get stuck in.

Have you got any favourite flavours you’d like to see on the market stall? Let us know what you think the best Dark Matters brownies are and we’ll see what we can do!

We like to do what we can to stay as eco friendly and sustainable as possible. That’s why all of our ingredients are ethically sourced and you won’t find any plastic in our packaging. We also offer 50p off your total if you bring your own box or bag to any market or event.

It’ll be just a few days before Halloween, so you can guarantee we’ll be piling our Pumpkin King spiced pumpkin brownies as high as we can. Make sure you get down there early mind. We bake and bake to make sure we’ve got enough brownies for everyone, but we do tend to sell out pretty quickly!

Pumpkin brownies

Speaking of pumpkins…

Have you seen our October Special Edition Bundles? You won’t find these on the market stall – this is an online exclusive for fans of pumpkins, brownies, horror, Halloween – any or all of the above!

🎃 Hail the Pumpkin King!

🎈 Based on the Novel by Stephen King…

Pumpkin King or Stephen King – which will you choose?

Order online

Can’t make it to Burnham-on-Sea to visit our market and buy a brownie (or 6)? Check out our online shop! Order vegan brownies online day or night and we’ll deliver them straight to your door.

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Vegan Brownies: Based on the Novel by Stephen King…

Two Dark Matters Vegan Brownies In Front Of Stephen King Books

Happy Halloween, Constant Readers

Looking for something extra eerie this Halloween? Heeeeeeeeeere’s… Dark Matters’ October Special Stephen King Brownie Box!

Pre-order for The Losers Club who wanted to secure their Stephen King Special Edition vegan brownie box sold out mega quick – you guys (Castle) Rock.

So we’re doing a Revival and bringing the box back in a Blaze of brownie glory for those of you Needful Things who were unable to order and left in Misery.

Before we Carrie on any further, here’s The Shining list of treats you can find in your Stephen King Special Edition Box. It ain’t no Bag of Bones

BOX INCLUDES: [with reference points for the uninitiated]

👻 2x Brownies:
– ‘Horror is…a Peanut Butter Cup?’ – Choc Chip Brownie with (M-O-O-N that spells) Peanut Butter & Jelly Swirls [The Stand/Cujo/Hearts In Atlantis/Billy Summers (King writes about PB&J a LOT) plus quote from ’99 King interview on Conan O’Brien….yes I am a painful nerd]
– ‘Meteor Sh💩t’ – Blueberry Jam and Green Vanilla Cheesecake Swirl, with Cookie Dough Pieces [SK’s Creepshow / King’s Fave Food is Blueberry Cheesecake]

🏚️ 1x Brookie:
– ‘Your Hair Is Winter Fire’ – Ginger Cookie Base, Autumn Spice Brownie with Ginger Conserve Swirl [IT]

👽 5x Brownie Truffle Balls:
– ‘Flying Coke Machine’ – Cola & Caramel [The Tommyknockers]
– ‘Duma Key (Lime)’ – Lime & Tequila [Duma Key]
– ‘Redrum’ – Spiced Rum & Red Berry [The Shining]
– ‘Tom Cullen’s Tom Collins’ – Gin, Triple Sec & Lemon [The Stand]
– (Root Beer) ‘You’ll Float Too’ – Root Beer & Vanilla [IT]

🎈 ‘Autumn In Maine’ Bespoke Ghost Family Flame Wax Melt
An eerie autumnal amble through the Maine Mist; crisp leaves, campfires, saltwater and sea mist…

🤡 2x Special SK Nerd Extras: Stephen King Inspired Postcard & Bookmark
Lucky dip surprise but includes The Shining, IT, Carrie, Misery and Pet Semetary
If you’d like a personalised message written on the Postcard let us know in the comments box at checkout! ⚰️

Everything is 100% vegan, always!

Click here to order your vegan brownie box: Based on the Novel by Stephen King…

The Dark Tower of October special vegan brownie gift boxes is extremely limited – make sure you order sooner rather than Later so you’re not left in Desperation. We’re taking a Stand: once this batch is sold out, that’s It.

There’s no need to take The Long Walk to our markets – this is an online exclusive. Order from our website day or night. Perfect for Sleeping Beauties and Insomnia sufferers alike.

These indulgent vegan brownies may not make you Thinner, but they will definitely transport you to Joyland.

So let’s play Gemma’s Game (Gerald’s Game? Get it? Getting tenuous, I know…) and get this Stephen King inspired Creepshow on the Road(work)!

Dispatching 26th – 28th October 2021

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Next stop: eat:Festivals, Teignmouth edition

Eat Festivals Logo

Teignmouth – you are the next stop on our magical, mystical brownie tour, and we can’t wait to see you! You can get yer Dark Matters vegan brownies fix at eat:Festivals on Saturday 16th October 2021.

The event takes place in The Triangle, Waterloo Street & Triangle Park, and we’ll be loading up the stall with an array of gooey, fudgy, chocolatey (and all the other scrummy words you can think of) brownies. 

Pumpkin Spiced Season

We’re fully autumnalised now, and so we’re expecting it to be a big one for our Pumpkin King brownie. We’ll do our best to pile the pumpkin spiced brownies high, but make sure you get down there early to avoid missing out.

However, we know pumpkin spiced brownies aren’t just for October – they’re available to buy online all year round. So anyone and everyone can get stuck in!

What’s your favourite flavour?

Are there any of our flavours you’d like to see lining the stall? Check out our online shop and let us know in the comments what tickles your fancy.

Eat:Teignmouth is a free festival. No tickets, no booking fees, just rock up and EAT. There are so many great, local traders and producers, and there’s always a strong vegan presence which we love to see.

It’s also an event that encourages eco ethics and sustainability – not that we need any encouragement! All of our products are 100% vegan, 100% palm oil free and 100% delicious. All of our packaging is biodegradable, and we encourage market customers to bring their own bag/box – we’ll knock 50p off your total if you do.

So we’ll see you soon Devon! And everyone else, if you can’t wait to see us in person you can buy Dark Matters vegan brownies online day or night, and we’ll get your vegan brownie boxed up and delivered straight to your door.

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Vegan AND gluten free brownies? We got this…

Close Up Dark Matters Vegan Brownies with Pecans and Chocolate Chips

We’re incredibly proud to bake with vegan ingredients, while championing the best dark chocolate around and also keeping things as sustainable as possible. But did you know we also have gluten free options?

Gluten free vegan brownies

We’ve put together a little directory for anyone looking for vegan brownies that are also gluten free. Whether it’s vegan treats for him, her, them or you – we’ve got the hookup for the best gluten free vegan brownies around…

https://www.eatdarkmatters.com/shop/chunk-mylk-chocolate-vegan-brownie/

Vegan and gluten free treats delivered

Brownies is what we do, and if you’re looking for the best vegan brownie delivery then you’ve come to the right place. But did you know we’ve got a few other chocolatey treats available that are also vegan and gluten free?

Our Raspberry Truffle Balls are made using our Raspberry Choc Brownie, but taken to the next level with even more fruity compote and a layer of crisp dark chocolate.

And if you’re looking for the richest, creamiest hot chocolate around you have got to try our own secret blend Luxury Vegan Hot Chocolate topped with Dandies vegan marshmallows.

Still not sure what gift to go for? Treat someone by letting them decide! Our Dark Matters Gift Vouchers are available by post or email – whichever you prefer. Simply pick a price and we’ll do the rest.

https://www.eatdarkmatters.com/shop/voucher/

All of these deliciously chocolatey treats are made using plant based, gluten free ingredients – including our favourite Doves Farm Gluten Free Flour. This doesn’t affect the taste or texture, and means even more people can enjoy our vegan treats.

ALLERGENS: Please be aware that Gluten Free brownies are baked to a gluten free recipe however our kitchen handles soya, wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sulphites and barley, although every effort is made to minimise cross contamination as much as possible.

Do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about our ingredients – or anything else brownie related!

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Bournemouth Vegan Festival: It’s brownie time

Overhead Shot of Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Brownies and Double Choc Cacao Brownies with Figs

Bournemouth Vegan Festival

Bournemouth – we’re coming for ya! Gemma will be setting up shop at The Citygate Centre in the heart of the town on Saturday 9th October 2021.

She’ll be piling the brownies high so all you lovely shoppers are in for a treat if you’re looking for something vegan, chocolatey and totally decadent.

Are you a salted caramel fan? Maybe you want to mix things up with a Brookie. Do you want to get fruity or nutty? Maybe you’re a purist looking for something deep and rich. Whatever you fancy, you can be sure she’ll have the best vegan brownie for you.

And we’ll be in good company! With more than 60 stalls showcasing a huge range of vegan delights. Not only will there be a whole market full of amazing vegan traders, there will also be cookery demos, talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children’s activities. It’s gonna be a big day.

It all kicks off at 10.30am and things will be closing down at 4.30pm. As always, make sure you get down early because our brownies tend to fly off the shelf pretty quickly. As always, bring your own bag/box for 50p off your total.

Entry is £4 payable per day on the door (under 16’s free) or £15 for VIP tickets in advance from Eventbrite. VIPs get a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers, plus fast track entry to beat the queues.

So pop it in the diary – Saturday 9th October, Bournemouth. It’s brownie time. 

Shop online

Don’t worry if you’re not a Bournemouth local, you can check out this blog post to see if we’re coming to a market near you any time soon. Even if we’re not, you can buy our banging vegan brownies any time, any place, from our online shop for delivery throughout the UK.