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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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Next stop: eat:Festivals, Teignmouth edition

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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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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.

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Vegan Brownies on Tour: Watford Vegan Festival & The Frome Independent

Vegan Events and Frome Independent Market Logos

Watford Vegan Festival

We’re hitting the road on Saturday 2nd October 2021 for the Watford Vegan Festival and we’re taking a whole van load of vegan brownies with us!

We’re going to be nestled in amongst 80 other fantastic plant based traders in the Bushey Academy, slinging our rich and fudgy brownie wares.

Dark Matters - Vegan Brownies - Market Stall
Dark Matters – Vegan Brownies – Market Stall

You know you’re getting the good stuff with Dark Matters because all of our brownies are made with 70% Faritrade dark chocolate. As we can all agree – the more chocolate the better! 

We are super proud to be 100% vegan, 100% palm oil free and 100% delicious.

Our packaging is always eco friendly, but what’s more sustainable than no packaging? For this reason, at all of our markets we’ll knock 50p off your total if you bring your own bag or box for your brownies.

As well as indulgent vegan brownies from Dark Matters, there will be a load of other scrummy delights to devour. Plus cookery demos, talks, workshops, yoga and kid’s activities. 

Watford Vegan Festival kicks off at 10.30am and we’ll be there until 4.30pm, or until the brownies run out – whichever comes first. So make sure you get down early to bag yourself a treat.

Entry is £4 payable per day on the door and under 16s go free. You can also get £15 VIP tickets in advance from eventbrite to get fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan goodies.

The Frome Independent

Then, on Sunday 3rd October 2021, we’re heading back to The Frome Independent!

We’re getting back into the swing of things now with all our markets, and can now happily look forward to the first Sunday of every month between March and December, because that’s Frome Independent day!

If you’ve never been to the Frome Independent, you can expect to find the whole town centre lined with stalls from amazingly talented local artists, flea traders and food producers.

‘More than a market’ is their tagline – and it’s true! There’s also live music, DJs, workshops and plenty of other entertainment on offer.

And you can enjoy it all while feasting on your favourite Dark Matters vegan brownie!

Order Vegan Brownies Online

As always, if you can’t make it to our markets, or if you just can’t wait, you can order your vegan brownies from our online shop for delivery throughout the UK.

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Where to buy the best vegan brownies? Right here…

Close Up Selection of Dark Matters Vegan Brownies

Upcoming Events & Markets

We do love a good market – it’s where Dark Matters began. Face-to-face, chatting chocolate on the stall with all of you gorgeous customers, traders and event organisers. So we’re happy to say our diary is crammed full with the best markets and events over the next few months. If you’d like to come and say hey, grab a gift or treat yourself to a fudgy vegan brownie or three, here’s where you can find us over the next few weeks…

Dark Matters - Vegan Brownies - Events & Markets

Saturday 25th September – eat:Weston-super-Mare
The Italian Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

Sunday 26th September – eat:Tiverton
Tiverton town centre

Saturday 2nd October – Watford Vegan Festival
The Grange Academy, Watford

Sunday 3rd October – The Frome Independent
Frome town centre

Saturday 9th October – Bournemouth Vegan Festival
Citygate Events Ltd, Bournemouth

Saturday 16th October – eat:Teignmouth
The Triangles, Teignmouth

Saturday 23rd October – eat:Burnham-on-Sea
Burnham-on-Sea town centre

Saturday 6th November – Bath Vegan Festival
Bath Pavilion, Bath

Sunday 7th November – The Frome Independent
Frome town centre

Sunday 14th November – Great Yorkshire Vegan Market
Leeds Kirkgate Market, Leeds

Sunday 21st November – Newbury Vegan Market
Market Place, Newbury

Saturday 27th November – eat:Taunton
Hammet Street & East Street, Taunton

Saturday 4th December – eat:Nailsea
Nailsea town centre

Sunday 5th December – Gloucester Vegan Christmas Market
Gloucester Blackfriars, Gloucester

Sunday 5th December – The Frome Independent
Frome town centre

Saturday 11th December – eat:Yeovil
Yeovil town centre

Sunday 12th December – eat:Weston-super-Mare
Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

We’re adding events all the time, so keep an eye on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for market announcements – plus the odd special offer, and plenty of drool-worthy brownie pics that your timeline is definitely craving.

Order Online

And, of course, we can always deliver your vegan brownie fix if you place an order for brownies by post in our online shop!

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Eat:Festivals Double Bill: Weston-super-Mare & Tiverton

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Eat:Festivals Double Bill: Weston-super-Mare & Tiverton

We’re busting out all your favourite vegan brownies across this eat:Festivals double bill weekend. Starting off in Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 25th September 2021, then on to Tiverton on Sunday 26th. Pop to your local market and snap up a treat!

The festival caters for all dietary choices so there’s always a big selection of plant based goodies on offer at every eat:Festivals event.

Just make sure you save room for dessert as we’ll have the vegan brownie stall piled high for all you chocolate fiends out there.

Coffee, caramel & pecan? Oh yeah. Raspberry double choc? You betcha. Salted caramel swirl? Of course!

Our delicious gourmet brownies are all packed full of 70% Faritrade dark chocolate. That’s what makes them different – they’re darker, denser and more decadent than your average brownie.

Not only that, all our brownies are 100% free from palm oil, 100% vegan and 100% delicious. It’s a win-win-win.

Saturday morning, 10am sharp, we’ll be setting up shop in the Italian Gardens of WSM. Right in the heart of Weston just a stone’s throw from the Grand Pier. Then Sunday it’s Down to Tiverton to bring our banging brownies down to the Devon crowd.

Get down there early (and hungry) as there are plenty of gorgeous foodie stalls on offer at each market, with over 90 stalls slinging their wares. The markets run until 4pm, but once the brownies are gone, they’re gone!

Vegan Brownie Delivery

If you can’t wait until then, head over to our online shop and bag yourself some brownies. You can place your order 24/7 and we’ll get a package of delicious, fudgy brownies delivered right to your door.

All our brownies are baked using top quality, ethically sourced ingredients. Hand baked in small batches each order is finished with beautiful and sustainable packaging.

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Vegan Markets Double Whammy: Plymouth & Tewkesbury

Close Up Dark Matters Vegan Brownies - Orange, Double Choc and Raspberry

Plymouth Vegan Festival & Tewkesbury Vegan Fair

We love taking part in vegan events – it’s the main thing that runs right through our business. All of our products are 100% vegan friendly, 100% zero palm on and 100% delicious. At vegan events we get to schmooze with lots of like minded people, and we absolutely love bringing them a hefty chunk of fudgy brownie to their day!

So it’s no surprise that we’re super hyped for a weekend FULL of vegan events, starting off in Devon.

Dark Matters @ Plymouth Vegan Festival

We’re heading even more south and even more west for Plymouth Vegan Festival, and we can’t ruddy wait.

Taking place at Plymouth Guildhall on Saturday 11th September, the venue will be stuffed chockablock with vegan traders. More than 40 stalls will line the hall, with doors opening at 10.30am until shut down at 4.30pm.

Standard tickets are just £4, and once you’re in you’ll be surrounded by a butt load of vegan companies flogging their wares. Come on down and get your vegan jewellery, clothes, cheese, skincare – and, of course, BROWNIES.

Dark Matters @ Tewkesbury Vegan Fair

Then on Sunday 12th September, we’re whizzing back up the M5 all the way to Tewkesbury for Tewkesbury Vegan Fair!  

Tickets are just £2 – bargain! We’ll be flogging our wares (mainly brownies tbh) in Watson Hall from 11am to 4pm. 

There’ll be vegan jewellery, clothes, cheese, skincare – and, of course, BROWNIES.

As always, bring along a container for your brownies to any of our markets and we’ll knock 50p off your total. All of our packaging is sustainable, but you know what’s more sustainable? BYOB (bring your own box/bag).

Order online

If you can’t wait that long, don’t worry – we got you. Check out our online shop where you can order brownies 24/7 and we’ll get them shipped right to your door.

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Vegan Brownies incoming at eat:Wellington and Frome Independent Market

Piles of Vegan Brownies with Blurry Background

We are hitting the South West big time next weekend, baking a big ol’ batch of vegan brownies for a double whammy of events. Find us at eat:Wellington on Saturday 4th September, and Frome Independent Market on Sunday 5th. If you can’t make it to the markets – fear not! Place your order in our online shop for delivery all over the UK.

We’ll have Brookies, vegan marshmallows, salted caramel, peanuts, coffee, pecans and so much more, all baked into decadent vegan brownies using 70% Fairtrade dark chocolate and absolutely zero palm oil.

BYOB – bring your own box/bag! As always, we’ll give you 50p off your total if you bring your own container for your brownies. If you don’t have a bag or box, it’s all good – we’re proud to say that all of our packaging is plastic free.

We’re setting up shop from 10am on Saturday 4th for eat:Wellington. If you’ve been before, you’ll see that there’s a slightly different layout this time, making adjustments for social distancing. But we shouldn’t be too hard to find – hopefully your brownie senses will be tingling.

Wellington Fun Fact: The Iron Duke pub in Wellington is home to Gemma’s favourite pub toilet. “It’s the best toilet that I’ve ever been in in my life”, said the brownie queen – and you could tell she really meant it.

Although we don’t condone spending money in a Weatherspoons, we do suggest popping in to spend a penny. Every time Gemma’s in town she makes a special trip to the toilet that won Loo of the Year!

Then we’re off to FROME.

It’s finally happening – Frome Independent Market is back for its first big event since March 2020.

There’s been a big Frome shaped hole in our diary for the past year and a half. We did manage to get a little Frome fix when we traded at the night market not so long ago, but now it’s time for the main event!

We’ve been trading at Frome since the very early days of Dark Matters, and we’ve loved each and every market – only ever missing out on one event since we started. We love supporting other local, independent businesses, and this really is the best place to do just that.

There are way too many amazing little businesses trading in Frome to be able to mention them all, but we’re really looking forward to seeing Wolfe Academy sustainable clothing, Dakota Rae Dust jewellery, and as always lunch will be provided by Jacob’s Finest Vegan Falafel.

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Event Preview: Victorious Festival 2021 – Portsmouth

Victorious Festival Logo

The letters are up and we cannot wait to get back to Victorious Festival. After a year out thanks to the pandemic that shall not be named, we’re bringing the vegan brownies back to Portsmouth and setting up shop on Southsea Common over the bank holiday weekend – 28/29 August 2021.

Gemma will be around our usual spot on Market Way on the way from the Main Stage to the real ale bar. As always, if you bring your own bag/box we will give you 50p off your total.

There will be an array of gorgeous, gooey brownies (100% vegan and free from palm oil – naturally) including Brookie (brownie/cookie hybrid), Salty Dog (salted caramel swirl) plus one of our brand NEW flavours: CHUNK – triple chocolate fudge. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more fudgy. That’s really the tip of the iceberg – there will be so many more flavours on offer.

Although Gemma will be flying solo, so won’t get much time to see many bands, you can guarantee she will be running away to watch Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs at the first opportunity. Click here to check out the full line up.

As well as music there’s the Kid’s Arena, market stalls, comedy and literacy stages and even a bloomin’ circus for crying out loud.

Day tickets are between £40 and £50 per adult, or £135 for the weekend – much less for littles! Head to their website for the most up to date info on prices and availability. If you’re travelling form further afar there is a camping option available, but it’s looking to sell out so get in there quickly!

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Event Preview: eat:Festivals – Portishead 2021

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Come and get your vegan brownie fix at the award winning eat:Portishead! We’ll be setting up shop in the Dockside New area of the Marina and slinging all of your favourite fudgy brownies from 10am to 4pm tomorrow – Saturday 14th August.

We’ve got two NEW FLAVOURS for you to get in your gob, and boy are they tasty. Introducing: Hazelnut Praline and Triple Choc Fudge. As always, made with top quality fair trade 70% dark chocolate. Drool away, folks.

Dark Matters at Eat:Portishead

We will, of course, have all the classics, including Salty Dog (salted caramel swirl), Brookie (brownie/cookie hybrid) and New Yorker (peanut butter). All 100% vegan, 100% palm oil free, and 100% delish.

BYOB – Bring Your Own Box – and we’ll give you 50p off your total. That’s good for you and good for the planet. It’s a win, win – you’re welcome, Mother Nature.

Eat:Portishead is totally free to attend and supports 90 local food and drink businesses and producers from the south west. But wait, there’s more!

As well as tonnes of fab foodie stalls, there’s live music and street entertainers, plus lots of great little pubs along the Marina. Top Dark Matters tip: grab yourself a brownie and a pint of local cider and after you’ve had a mooch around the festival, take a lovely little walk along the coast. There might even be a spot of sunshine to bask in… maybe.

This will be our fourth year trading at eat:Portishead! We love this event for many reasons, one in particular is that it’s just 15 minutes as the crow flies from our brownie base. This means it’s super local, and helps us keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.

Not only that, we get to see, hang out with and support some of the BEST traders in the SW, maybe even the world? Including Boo Cottage Botanicals – Gemma has already got her order in for some totally gorge natural skincare, and she is loving it.

Ginger Beard’s Preserves will also be there – they do an A-MAZ-ING fermented scotch sriracha hot sauce. Seriously, what’s not to love?

So we’ll see you down in the Marina, yesyes?