For the second year running, PETA Deutschland e.V. confers the Vegan Food Award and Katjes Chocjes comes out tops in the ‘Best Chocolate’ category

Emmerich, 9 June 2020 – The demand for vegan foods is on the rise. In Germany alone, around 1.3 million people follow a vegan diet. And the number is increasing steadily. In acknowledgement and support of this trend, the animal rights organisation PETA recently announced the winners of its second Vegan Food Award. Alongside assessing the vegan products themselves, PETA also focused on the overall attitude of the brand or company towards sustainability and animal-friendly practices.

‘People don’t just want to eat tasty food; they also want to feel good and know that no animal has had to suffer for the food they eat. With Chocjes, Katjes proves that animal welfare, health and environmental protection can all be united in a delicious final product. So we would like to congratulate Katjes Fassin GmbH & Co. KG for winning in the “Best Chocolate” category,’ explained Frank Schmidt, Head of Corporate Affairs for PETA.

With last year’s launch of Chocjes, a vegan chocolate made with oat milk, Katjes not only delivered on its brand promise ‘Yes! All Veggie’ but also raised the bar to a new level. Now, following on from the introduction of four new chocolate flavours in February, the success story continues as the range wins the ‘Best Chocolate’ category in the Vegan Food Awards.

Woo-hoo, no moo – what about you?

With Chocjes, Katjes has revolutionised the world of treats. Because Katjes says a loud boo to moo – and uses oat milk instead of cow’s milk. This makes our innovative chocolate both vegan and soy-free. Even so, it has that amazing melt-in-the-mouth softness that is typical of conventional milk chocolate.

Breaking news: our Chocjes online shop is now live. You can now easily order your favorite vegan chocolate online at and have it conveniently delivered to your home.

CHOCJES: The vegan chocolate by Katjes.
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About Katjes Fassin

Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co. KG is based in Emmerich, in the Lower Rhine region of Germany. Comprising the Katjes, VICKS cough sweets, Ahoj-Brause and SALLOS brands, it is one of the three largest sweet manufacturers in Germany. The Katjes brand is considered a pioneer and trendsetter in the field of vegetarian fruit gums and liquorice. The company does not use any animal gelatine in the manufacture of its products, and the entire Katjes range in Germany is now completely vegetarian. Products are manufactured locally at three production sites across Germany, all of which have been carbon-neutral since 2020.

Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co. KG is a legal entity in its own right and forms part of the Katjes Group alongside its affiliates Katjes International GmbH + Co. KG and Katjesgreenfood GmbH + Co. KG.

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Contact: Katjes Gloria Blumhofer,, +49 (0) 2822 601224

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