I love finding interesting vegan treats. When we walked by the Drogueria Natural in Sucre, Bolivia, I peaked inside expecting to find some natural supplements and beauty products. My head almost exploded when my eyes landed on their sweets section. I read the ingredients on every package and bought every single item that turned out to be vegan friendly.
I left the Drogueria Natural with a big bag of vegan treats, including Quinitos’ puffed quinoa snacks, Quinutrion Mikuniy energy bars, chocolate covered quinoa and amaranth bars, an Aventura chocolate rains bar, and El Ceibo chocolate covered rice and peanuts. I also picked up some breakfast items, Irupana’s super granola and Api powder for making purple corn drinks. Everything was delicious, especially the El Ceibo chocolate covered peanuts, which, thankfully, were sold by every candy vendor in La Paz, Bolivia. We had more than our fare share of these chocolate covered peanuts wonders.
All of the treats ranged from $1.00-$9.00 Bolivian Bolivianos ($0.14-$1.28 USD). The granola cost $18 Bolivianos ($1.14 USD).
Plaza 25 de Mayo 2, Sucre Bolivia (at main square)
We found the Drogueria Natural on our way to Sucre’s one and only supermarket, Super Abasto Sur Supermercado. There, we found even more goodies.
They sold soy milk, not powdered soy milk, ready to go soy milk in small and large bags. Strawberry, chocolate and vanilla soy milk. Score! And only $1.00 Boliviano for a small bag, $2.50 for a big bag ($0.14-$0.36 USD).
We also found peanut butter. Several varieties of peanut butter! We opted for the natural version, without added sugar and hydrogenated oil. It cost $21 Bolivianos ($2.99 USD).
Other grocery store finds, which are in the picture at the start of the post, included spicy Brazil nuts, a Momento chocolate covered coconut bar, Japanese peanuts (peanuts covered in a crunchy, salted shell), and squash and carrot soup mix.
Oh Sucre, you’re so sweet! In French, sucre means sugar. It’s fitting, isn’t it?