Sometimes our bodies crave kale and a good detox, other times life is too short for granola bars. Welcome to the wonderful world of Edible Oddities – a local, aptly-named sweet creations business, whose founder and creative baker Sarahjane (a.k.a SJ), officially started making vegan delights two years ago.
Edible Oddities offers anything from the simple bezzun bil-krema to the perfect party centrepiece, delivering in taste, texture and visual appeal.
The proof is in the pudding…
Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant or just craving something indulgent, Edible Oddities promises to please every palate. Here are some of the mouth-watering delights you can dig into, proving vegan desserts can be creamy, buttery and just as indulgent without the likes of milk, eggs, butter, cream or any animal byproducts in its composition.
Without further ado:
1. The traditional Bezzun bil-Krema u Jam
Close your eyes and bite into this soft and fluffy Maltese classic, filled with plant-based cream and strawberry jam, while ‘Feels like heaven’ blasts on your Spotify playlist.
2. The new Classic-with-a-Twist filled Bezzun
Choose between the Oreo Cream with Chocolate Drizzle Bezzun and the Lemon ‘n’ Berry with Crushed Biscuits counterpart. Or don’t choose at all and just opt for one of each.
3. Vegan Tiramisu
Read that again and pinch yourself for you will find that thou are not dreaming.
4. Pasta Ħamra Tal-Coconut
If you don’t remember this one from your childhood, did you really have a childhood? Red, moist, coconutty and oh so delicious.
5. A variety of ‘doughnuts’
Doughnuts…tarts….call them what you may. All we know is that they come in a variety of flavours and toppings: Oreo, Banoffee, Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Bailey’s & Chocolate, Crunchie, and Bounty.
Poor vegans. So limited.
6. Assortment of filled chocolates
These dairy-free delights are available with a variety of fillings; namely berries, Snickers-style biscuity caramel, or Bounty-style coconut. I’m lost for words at this point.
7. Weird, wonderful and wacky cakes
You dream it up, SJ serves it up.
Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practical, all sorts of exploitation of, and cruelty to animals.
The transition is much easier now than it was some twenty years ago, seeing as the variety of plant milks and other ingredients are now widely-available.
There is a growing demand in plant-based foods and sweets worldwide, and the local scene is catching up. “My main objective is to offer affordable vegan options and to help people who, like myself, are transitioning to a plant-based diet, without having to give up traditional and non-traditional desserts we love,” SJ explains. “All treats are baked from scratch every morning, ensuring complete freshness.”
Vegans and non-vegans alike, satisfy your sweet tooth with the queen of vegan desserts!