When is a meringue a cruelty-free meringue? When it’s a Dolce Organico VEGAN meringue!
And you get to try them in the current Vegan Box – HERE
We wanted to find out a little more about this delicious brand and it’s super star founder, Dianne.
This is what we discovered…
Dolce Organico was founded by Nutritionist and food enthusiast, Dianne Doyle in 2017.
Dianne has a passion for creating food that is wholesome and inclusive for all dietary types. She found that finding ‘guilt-free’ treats that were allergy friendly and not full of ‘nasties’ was really hard for her clients so she decided to try some recipes out herself.
After trialing many different recipes Dianne perfected her Plant-Based Meringues, her clients loved them. Her organic vegan meringues are free from gluten, lactose, egg, animal products, nuts and fat. Dianne’s meringues are designed to be a guilt-free treat and only have 1 teaspoon of raw organic sugar per serve of 3 meringues.
Dianne runs her business on the Gold Coast and sources all of her ingredients and packaging locally – which we LOVE!
Dianne, what does your brand consist of?
Dolce Organico has 5 core flavours; vanilla, hazelnut, coffee, chocolate hazelnut, bubblegum and raspberry, that come in two sizes (large & small), currently there are 2 ‘special flavours’, Pink Champagne and Bake-A-Wish Fairy Bread. And we have a current flavour of the month: Espresso Martini (YES PLEASE!!)
We also offer a special “Boozy Box” with flavours like espresso martini, Pina Colada, pink champagne and Gin & Tonic!
All of the ingredients in our meringues are cruelty-free and sourced naturally. Our meringues contain no artificial colours + our colourings are sourced from organic superfoods such as; Blue Spirulina, Pink Pitaya, Black Goji Berry and Cacao.
Where possible our flavourings are naturally derived from their original source.
It’s important to us that each ingredient is ethically sourced.
What inspires you?
I draw inspiration from foodies such as Jamie Oliver, Sarah Wilson & Lola Berry. Each of these amazing foodies are trying to change the way we look at eating healthy, real food and make cooking (and eating right) ‘sexy’ again.
One of the biggest hurdles that Dianne had to overcome is the perception that organic and vegan food is bland or tasteless and not as good as the ‘real thing’.
What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?
I would really love Dolce Organico to become a go-to food for people with and without allergies to make eating and sharing more inclusive for everyone.
I would also like to keep adding new flavours and, down the track, new products to the Dolce Organico line and eventually use the brand as a platform to help educate others on how eating real foods doesn’t have to be boring.
If you want to ‘try before you buy’ and see for yourself just how moreish these little crunchy pillows of YUM are…grab a June vegan box before they are sold out. You’ll also get a sneaky little discount in the box for when you want to order more Dolce Organico….and we guarantee you will!
Howdy! I’m Danielle. The Vegan Box is based on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia. I’m Mumma of two, Wifey of one, under the thumb of one fur baby and I do ALL OF THE THINGS for The Vegan Box.