• June 21st, 2010quarrygirlchicago soy dairy, products

    today is officially the first day of summer, and what better way to celebrate than to do a dandies giveaway with our friends at chicago soydairy!

    if you haven’t tried dandies yet, they are the tastiest, most realistic vegan marshmallows ever. they go great in rice krispies treats, hot chocolate, and smores…the perfect treat now that camping season is upon us. chicago soydairy is giving away AN ENTIRE MONTH’S SUPPLY of these beauties (4 bags!) to one lucky reader, so get ready and enter the contest.

    here’s what you need to do for a chance to win a month’s supply of dandies:
    1.) you must “like” chicago soydairy on facebook. (do that by clicking HERE.)
    2.) you must leave a comment on this blog post about dandies.
    3.) you must leave your real, valid email address when you submit your comment. (the public won’t see this, just me…so i can contact you if you win!)

    …that’s it!

    a winner will be chosen at random after 5pm CST on friday june 25th…so be sure to get your entries in before then! if you don’t win, you should still stock up on dandies for the summer. these things are pretty much a miracle product, and you won’t believe how much they taste like traditional marshmallows. you can order them online here, or find them around LA at places like the meet market and locali.


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  • kid size temptation soft serve from chicago soy dairy with vegan chocolate chips. $2.75

    kid size temptation soft serve from chicago soy dairy with vegan chocolate chips. $2.75

    summer time is officially here, and that means it’s ice cream season! as the weather in los angeles heats up to apocalyptic temperatures, don’t let the fact that you’re a vegan stop you from indulging in a cool, creamy treat. head on over to carvel ice cream in west LA and pick up some of their delicious temptation vegan soft serve from none other than the folks at chicago soy dairy. that’s right, carvel is the first place in los angeles to carry this tasty and realistic non-dairy soft serve from the company that brought us teese and dandies.

    i stopped by carvel recently, and when i told the girl behind the counter i was vegan, she was very friendly and accommodating. she pointed me to a selection of vegan sorbets, vegan toppings, and gave me a sample of vanilla non-dairy soft serve. that’s right, the elusive VEGAN SOFT SERVE. since it’s so hard to find in this city, of course i had to get some. i ordered a kid-size portion and topped it off with vegan chocolate chips. yum……it totally hit the spot! i wasn’t sure at the time, but later i found out that the soft serve i ate was indeed temptation, stuff i have been hearing about from vegans across the country for quite some time. i am so glad that this stuff has made it over to los angeles, because it’s so ridiculously creamy and “real” tasting.

    the girl also explained that they’d be getting even more vegan soft serve flavors in by the end of the month…so that pretty much seals it, i know i will be back at carvel very soon. i have heard the chocolate temptation soft serve is THE BEST.


    in addition to temptation vegan ice cream and friendly employees, carvel also has lovely balcony seating and 3 levels of free parking. it’s located on the top floor next to ralphs on pico in west LA, so don’t miss it. carvel is a great place to unwind with some old fashioned soft serve and take a break from the summer heat. i haven’t eaten ice cream like this since i was a kid…and it’s vegan!


    carvel ice cream
    9618 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    (310) 278-5411

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