Vegan chocolate brand Ombar expands with oats-based bars

By Anthony Myers

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Ombar's new range of vegan chocolate bars. Pic: Ombar
Ombar's new range of vegan chocolate bars. Pic: Ombar

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Vegan chocolate pioneer Ombar has launched a new range of four bars made with organic ‘naked’, British-grown oats in place of milk.

Each bar of Ombar Oat M’lk chocolate has half the carbon emissions compared to mainstream milk chocolate products, the Cambridge company claimed.

The emissions that are produced are being offset, making the range carbon neutral. Ombar said it has also teamed up with Fundcaión Jocotoco, an NGO based in Ecuador (where Ombar sustainably sources its cacao). Three-pence per bar sold will be donated to Jocotoco to aid reforestation of the Chocó rainforest - a global biodiversity hotspot. 

Ombar’s founder, Richard Turner, said “Ombar Oat M’lk was born from our desire to have a positive impact in the face of the immense challenges of climate change and environmental collapse. We're a small chocolate company with a desire to make a big difference​.”

Flavours in the new range include Smooth & Creamy Original, Hazelnut, Fruit & Nut and Salted Caramel Truffle, and will launch in their own ‘Ombar Oat M’lk’ design. RRP is £2.50 for a 70g bar.

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