Feb 11

Petition Started for Vegan Hershey’s Kisses

Hershey's Kisses

Photo credit: IvoShandor

Recently there have been a series of high-profile companies announcing their entries into the vegan food market. Oreo released two new flavors: filled cupcake and cinnamon bun. Then, the well-publicized case between Hellmann’s and Hampton Creek, the makers of vegan Just Mayo, was wrapped up, culminating in Hellmann’s deciding to produce their very own vegan mayonnaise—Just Mayo, by the way, will be introducing over 40 new products soon. And then, in a move that made the entire vegan community jump for joy, Ben & Jerry’s unveiled the first four flavors of its vegan ice cream line.

Riding on the wave of enthusiasm and exposure these announcements have caused, and purposefully timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day, In Defense of Animals (IDA) has launched a petition to encourage Hershey’s to begin production of dairy-free Hershey’s Kisses. In its petition, the animal rights group states, “The Hershey Company is the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America, and has a huge presence worldwide. Despite its size, Hershey’s doesn’t currently offer any cruelty-free chocolate. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s time to tell Hershey’s – we want a dairy-free kiss!” The group also rightly points out that, to those considering a transition to veganism, the idea of giving up milk chocolate is a serious deterrent.

As vegans, and as consumers, if we want new, cruelty-free products, it is our job to speak up. The more we voice our concerns and the more we demand those concerns be addressed by voting with our wallets, the more progress we’ll see.

In the words of IDA, “Big companies are willing to meet our demands. However, they simply won’t change unless we can prove there is a larger market for dairy-free products, so join us and tell Hershey’s we want dairy-free kisses now!”

If you’d like to show animals some love this Valentine’s Day, or you just want the joy of being able to give dairy-free Hershey’s Kisses out, sign the petition here.

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  1. Brittany Fisher

    Please come out with a vegan Hershey’s kiss.

  2. Kara

    Dairy makes me sick but I miss my kisses! Please make some vegan kisses.

  3. Deborah Schaefer

    Vegan milk chocolate…plant based milks

  4. Yerika

    We need vegan kisses

  5. Mohara Devi

    Make it vegan 🙂

  6. Linda Salerno

    Veganize it! Enough with the tortured cows!

  7. Brittany Smith

    Vegan Hershey kisses!!

  8. Breanna reese

    Make vegan kisses!

  9. Giuseppe

    Let’s get the Vegan version for my little daughter and for the animals sake cruelty free

  10. Shawna

    Vegan chocolate is love

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