Introducing: The Hoboken Girl {Gluten Free & Vegan} Chocolate Peanut Butter Square {…and the #HGGoldenTicket Contest!}

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Hoboken sweets lovers, listen up…we have some VERY exciting news for you! It’s not very often that chocolate, peanut butter, gluten free, vegan, and Hoboken all go together in the same sentence…but in this case, it’s happening. Hoboken Girl has teamed up with Om Sweet Home {a local vegan and gluten free baking co} to create Hoboken’s very first GLUTEN FREE and VEGAN chocolate peanut butter goodness – the Hoboken Girl Choc PB Square!  It debuts THIS Friday {May 9th} for a limited time in 5 special businesses around town.

hoboken girl chocolate peanut butter bar

The HG Choc PB Square — in all its {vegan, GF} buttery goodness…featuring melted chocolate, {the perfect amount of} crumbly crust, and REAL peanuts. Perfect blend of sweet and salty for any and every craving.

About Om Sweet Home:

Picture this, a little girl smitten with a chef named Graham Kerr ( of The Galloping Gourmet). Dawn was so enthralled that her Mom had to take her to afternoon kindergarten just so she could watch his TV show in the morning while she cooked and baked all of the recipes she could! Fast forward to 2005 and Dawn created Simply Home Goods [a local custom cake company using organic ingredients] focusing on custom cakes, cupcakes and more.

Says Dawn,

My life from there may have taken a different road, not culinary related, but my passion for cooking and baking never died!  I quickly saw the demand, even from my own returning clients through Simply Home Goods, for “alternatively” baked goods. From this Om Sweet Home was created [in 2013] — continuing to use organic ingredients but also substituting many of those items for alternative approaches resulting in a vegan and gluten-free line of baked goods. I still do made-to-order cakes & events but also house my vegan/gluten-free products in local coffee shops, cafes, restaurants & wellness centers in Hoboken, JC and surrounding towns.

So…where can you find these delicious, decadent {albeit healthy} Om Sweet Home + HG delicacies?

Here’s the deal: We are going to be hiding FIVE Hoboken Girl Golden Tickets {yes, think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – but the 2014 hashtag version — #HGGoldenTicket} in ONE choc PB square wrapper in each participating shop! If you are the lucky winner of this golden ticket, you will receive a prize from that store!

Hoboken Girl Golden Ticket

#HGGoldenTicket – 1 ticket per participating location!

Here’s the exclusive Hoboken list {from downtown to uptown}:

1. Devotion Yoga {12 Hudson Place}

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The gorg atrium at Devotion Yoga

A yoga hotspot downtown, this place will be housing some of these delicious choc PB treats as well as some heated floors to get your zen on — and one lucky winner who finds the #HGGoldenTicket will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Devotion Yoga!!

2. Slider Street {138 Park Avenue}

slider street

Newly opened and serving sliders and a host of other splurges {think fries, shakes, burgers –yum!}, Slider Street will be carrying the HG Choc PB treats — and the winner who finds the #HGGoldenTicket will win a $20 Gift Certificate to the new restaurant. Wooohoo!

3. Hoboken Hot House {200 Monroe Street}

hoboken hot house

Where I got my little holiday Cyprus tree {as well as some other fun plant decor}, these fun shops will be housing the Choc PB treats and the #HGGoldenTicket winner will receive a free cactus plant!

4. bwè kafe {1002 Washington Street}

bwe kafe

A lovely uptown coffee retreat that is known for its open mic nights, delicious coffee, and philanthropic ways. The #HGGoldenTicket winner here will receive a custom Bwè Coffee Mug to use on the reg. Love it!

5. City of Saints-formerly known as Red Lion Coffee {1320 Bloomfield Street}

red lion coffee

One of my faves uptown which boasts boxed water as well as a $25 Gift Card for some out-of-this-world coffee {which will be FREE if you get the #HGGoldenTicket}! Make sure to check your wrapper!!


So, 5 tickets, 5 great prizes, and 1 amazing vegan, gluten free chocolate peanut butter melt-in-your-mouth-and-then-cry-when-it’s-all-gone bar made by Dawn of Om Sweet Home. If you’ve never thought that vegan/gluten free dessert could be delicious…this Hoboken Girl Chocolate Peanut Butter Square is here to prove you 100% wrong.

Om Sweet Home

Available for a limited amount of time at participating shops – make sure to hashtag #HGGoldenTicket and tag @HobokenGirlBlog and @SimplyHomeGoods with your photo/post of your choc PB square! 

Yours in crunchy peanut butter {and melted chocolate},


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.