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Fudge Fan Walks Over 221 Miles to Beat Lockdown Blues

Slab Artisan Fudge got a surprise when a customer announced she had walked all the way from Leeds to visit the Slab shop in Bath Road, Cowes.

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Agata Szczepaniuk, originally from Poland but living in Leeds, told Slab’s owner Rachel Powell that she had bought some vegan Slab Fudge from a shop in Leeds and was amazed to find that such a tasty vegan fudge existed.  

Agata said “I did some research and found out Slab were based on the Isle of Wight, and that a shop existed too where all the fudge was made.  I decided why not go and visit?  And then I had a crazy thought.  Since lockdown had made a big chunk of 2020 very boring for me, and I had been stuck at home a lot, I thought why not do something that I will never forget?  So right then and there I decided to walk all the way from Leeds to the Southampton ferry terminal, catch the ferry to the Isle of Wight and visit Slab!”

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Agata ordered a parcel of vegan fudge to be delivered to keep her going on her “pilgrimage”. On 23rd August she departed her home in Leeds on foot and commenced the 221 mile walk.  

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Agata walked for 11 days in total, staying overnight in B&B’s along the way. Her first stop was near Sheffield, then she walked through the Peak District to Chesterfield, through Derby, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coventry, Banbury, Oxford, Newbury, Winchester and finally Southampton, where Agata stayed overnight before walking the final 3 miles to the ferry, which was her first mode of transport. 

“Sometimes it wasn’t easy – I walked twice through rainy days and got several painful blisters!  But I like to push myself and I loved knowing I didn’t give up, even when I considered it.  It took me 11 days of walking 10-12 hours a day, but I met lots of lovely people and had fun wearing different outfits every day.  Twice I posted home my dirty clothes and purchased new ones from charity shops.”  Her travels and mileage were recorded on her Instagram account @misssolidunplan.

“I was so happy when I got there and could visit the place which had inspired my journey.  I was entranced and so excited when I got to Slab.  Thank you Slab for inspiring me to have such a crazy goal which I was able to achieve! I am so proud of myself and now I’m back in Leeds with lots of vegan fudge and some great memories.”

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Rachel has been making fudge for 6 years, and 2 years ago set herself the challenge of creating a vegan fudge that tasted as good as dairy.  “It took a while to get it right” Rachel said.  “I knew I was there when I was taking home vegan Slabs to eat instead of dairy!”  

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Coronavirus Notice – Slab Shop Closure

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Due to the current coronavirus climate and social distancing advice, we have decided to close our Slab shop to the public for the time being. 

We will continue to operate online and can send fudge out to you anywhere within the UK.  And, since we know this is a bit of a miserable time for everyone at the moment, we are putting everything on sale at £3 a Slab (usually £3.50).  

Hope everyone is taking care of their families and keeping safe during this challenging time. The Slab team x

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**Halloween Price Slash!***

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20% off ALL dairy and vegan Slabs ordered online (including our Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie) when you enter the code HALLOWEEN19 at checkout 🙌📦🎁 AND of course FREE POSTAGE when you spend over £10 😘😘😘 We know, it’s SpOoKiLy good! 🎃👻 Offer ends midnight Sunday 3rd November while stocks last


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Slab 2.0 – The Next Phase …

We have been beavering away at Slab HQ and will soon have lots of new fudge related news to announce, plus new Ltd Edition Autumn flavours about ready to drop.

In the meantime, here’s our new Dairy & Vegan menus to feast your eyes on 👌 

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Use the code SLABLOVER19 for a 10% discount off your order ✌️

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Slab @ Vegan Life Live, Alexandra Palace – 9th/10th March

This was the 2nd year running that Slab have headed up to the capital for Vegan Life Live, a fantastic event celebrating all things plant based! We had a busy couple of days meeting lots of fudge lovers, check out these photos for a flavour of this great event. Hopefully we’ll make it next year for a 3rd year!

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Slab @ Vegan Life Live – Event City, Manchester

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This was Slab’s last large vegan event before the summer hopefully kicks in on the isle, and it was nice to go out on a bang! A fantastic weekend meeting lots of lovely people and introducing Slab to the north. We also found some potential outlets who would like to stock our fudge, so hopefully it will be available at a few choice places up north too!! Thanks for having us Manchester x

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Shop the full Vegan Slab range here – Shop – Vegan

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Slab Artisan Fudge @ VegFest – Brighton

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We absolutely loved VegFest in Brighton! Such a great event to be a part of – surrounded by lovely fellow traders and spreading the Slab love down in the South East of England …

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Lovingly produced by hand on the Isle of Wight, Slab Artisan Vegan Fudge uses a base of coconut cream to create eight decadent and unctuous flavours to tempt you.

From the ever popular Sea Salted Caramel to the wicked Tiger Butter, rest assured that every one of our fudges are created in small batches by hand to ensure only the highest quality and most mouth-wateringly delicious fudge, every time.

All vegan Slabs are currently on sale – £2.50 per Slab! So what are waiting for – Vegan Slab Sale

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Slab @ Vegan Life Live – Alexandra Palace, London

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We had an absolutely cracking weekend up in London for the Vegan Life Live show! We met so many lovely people – both customers and fellow exhibitors. This is the first large event of this scale that we have attended and it’s great to know that we can meet the demand! We received some fantastic feedback and are so pleased to have been part of such a wonderful event.

And now that we have stress tested the fudge operation, we can now look forward to the upcoming events in Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, Portsmouth, Southampton, Christchurch and Poole!!!

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Buy Vegan Slabs online here – Shop