Every adventure has a story
After his studies and different jobs, Nik embraced his entrepreneurial spirit by starting a small snowboarding company together with a friend. This great experience, and the knowledge he had gained, encouraged him to follow one of his other passions, vegan food.
In 2010, with great enthusiasm, Nik opened VEGO Foodworld, a VEGAN and Organic Fast Food Restaurant in his home town, Berlin. The restaurant became very popular among Berliners and international guests.
Always on the lookout for new vegan recipes and products, Nik determined that the vegan scene was still missing really good vegan chocolate, and therefore set out to change it. Together with chocolatiers from his home away from home, Italy, they developed the VEGO Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar, “probably the biggest and tastiest vegan chocolate bar in the world“.
The VEGO bar quickly grew popular in Germany and then, step by step, in other countries, too.
In 2017, with a heavy heart, Nik decided to close the restaurant, so that we could put all of our energy into the development and distribution of our chocolate.
VEGO today is a recognized and trusted worldwide brand with a growing range of products.
“Always stand firmly behind what you believe in and inspire your fellow human beings”.
VEGO Good Food GmbH is 100% independent, owned and founded by Jan Niklas Schmidt ( Nik ). Free at heart, VEGO has managed to grow organically and to stay strongly independent.
Vegan, Organic, Fairtrade, Innovative & Highest Quality
VEGO is a vegan company, so all our products are, and always will be, vegan. Here at VEGO, vegan does not only mean bringing an end to animal cruelty but also, producing in an environmentally conscious manner.
All VEGO products are Fairtrade* certified. It is of utmost importance that our products are manufactured under fair conditions, and free from child labour.
VEGO products are made without compromise, with natural ingredients of the highest organic** quality.
* = You can find further information here: https://www.fairtrade.net/standard/fairtrade-standards
** = Vego 150g and Vego mini 65g are also available in non-organic, but still Fairtrade quality
We donate, at least, 10% of our annual profits to NGO’s whose work we feel strongly about. Throughout the years, we have donated to various organizations that are committed to the fight for Animal Rights, Human Rights and the protection of the environment.
For VEGO, human rights, animal welfare and environmental protection are all equally important and inseparable.
Always on the look-out for alternatives to improve our packaging, we are happy to announce that by the end of 2020, we will no longer use recyclable foil for our VEGO bars, but a fully compostable flow-pack instead!
The VEGO White Almond Bliss’ packaging already is 100% compostable and the VEGO Fine Hazelnut Chocolate Spread comes in a reusable drinking glass.
With our headquarters in Berlin, the team behind the scenes at VEGO is a motivated group of socially engaged individuals.
We all stand behind the vision and values of VEGO. We are friends working passionately towards the same goals.
Inspired by the Scandinavian working week, on average, we all work a maximum of 32 hours a week, so that our team is fully charged and ready to go.
VEGO started small, but thanks to you, with every share and positive feedback, we have managed to achieve so much.
Thanks to your support, VEGO has grown to where it is today, and we are very grateful for that.
NOURISH AWARD Australia (best vegan chocolate)
VIVA! AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION (best vegan confectionary product)
FREE FROM SILVER AWARD (best confectionary product)
VIVA !AWARD (Best new vegan chocolate product)
REE FROM AWARD Germany (best confectionary product)
VEGAN FOOD UK AWARD (best vegan chocolate)
VEGFEST UK AWARD (best vegan chocolate)
VEGAN AWARD UK (best vegan chocolate)
WINNER POLL 2015 / BE (best vegan chocolate)
UK VEGAN AWARDS (best vegan chocolate)
VIVA! AWARD (best new vegan food product / confectionery)