Everyone loves chocolate right? But if you’re vegan- you need to look a little harder to find dairy free varieties to satisfy your sweet tooth. Well, we’ve done the hard work for you- here’s a list of chocolaty lovelies to keep your treat cupboard well stocked.
Raw, healthy chocolates made from bean to bar in Yorkshire
A former musician, Samuel, Gemini’s Chocolatier decided to follow his passion for nutrition and healthy eating after discovering the health benefits of the cacao bean, the essential ingredient in chocolate. There are no hidden nasties and the chocolate is raw, which preserves all the nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. He also uses Palmyra Jaggery as it's highly nutritious, has a low glycemic index, and has a great flavour and mixes his chocolate with healthy whole foods such as coconuts, mulberries, hazelnuts, quinoa etc. Free from dairy, soy and gluten and made using only organic ingredients, these really are healthy chocolates!
“There are so many variables in the process of turning raw cacao beans into chocolate that can have a massive effect on the flavour. I soon learnt that quality dark chocolate can be enjoyed on the same level as great red wine.”
Gemini Chocolates are one of the many organic brands accredited by The Soil Association. The Soil Association helps people make it easier to bring organic into everyday life. Small changes can make a big different so why not start during Organic September. Organic September celebrates food as it should be.
Raw Halo (www.rawhalo.com) is a start-up brand with big ambitions, to become the world’s best-loved luxury raw chocolate brand, and they’re well on their way, with 12 divine varieties of raw, organic, refined sugar free chocolate to their name and an ever-evolving range soon to be released.
Doisy & Dam
Partnering superfoods such as baobab, lucuma and goji berries with the highest quality organic chocolate, Doisy & Dam is the perfect indulgence; a tastier, healthier range of chocolate. The dark bars are all vegan friendly, flavours include - Maca, Vanilla & Cacao Nibs; Coconut & Lucuma; Maple, Toasted Rice & Himalayan Pink Salt; Goji & Orange.
Green and Blacks
Personalised 100g bars of Green & Black’s are available from Green & Black’s Direct at £5.00 each. A wide selection of gift boxes are also available on the website for you to choose from depending on the taste of the recipient.
Troffle has 9 chocolates in its vegan range. All of them have dairy-free fondant fillings and the chocolate is free from any animal fats (the chocolate is made from cocoa butter and cocoa mass).
G.org.e Raw Organic Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Yumbles is the biggest artisan food marketplace championing small-batch British makers. Just like the makers themselves, the Yumbles team are passionate about discovering delicious food made with highest quality ingredients and making them accessible to everyone.
Paxton Dark Chocolate Thins
The dark chocolate thins are available in Apple & Ginger, Raspberry & Mint, Strawberry & Black Pepper and Mango Paprika. They are available in large, medium and small boxes ranging from £7.50 to £25. All available from www.paxtonchocolate.com
Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From
Sainsbury’s has launched seven new Deliciously FreeFrom ‘Choc’ bars and coins, made to special unique recipes. The new products include alternatives to milk, white and dark chocolate – available in 35g and 100g bars, and coins – as well as an indulgent Orange flavoured Choc variant.
Wyldsson Hazelnut and Cocoa Spread
Wyldsson (www.wyldsson.com) is a natural health brand and online retailer creating clean, nourishing foods that taste great and are the ultimate in convenience, helping its customers to become their best possible selves. 2017 sees the launch of Wyldsson’s newest spread – Hazelnut and Cocoa (£5.99 per 360g jar, 1kg packs are £14.99), which is vegan and palm oil free and has twice the protein, none of the refined sugar and half the saturated fat of Nutella.
For more information, please visit www.wyldsson.com
Vegan Chocolate by Conscious
- Organic chocolate made from high-quality ingredients and low in sugar.
- Vegan, vegetarian, wheat, gluten and dairy free.
- High in cacao solids - 70%.
- Comes in a variety of flavours including: cherry, mint, orange and nut.
Vegan Chocolate by iChoc
- Made with rice milk and contains no artificial flavourings.
- Vegan, vegetarian, gluten and wheat free and organic.
- Comes in a variety of flavours including: white vanilla, white nougat, super nut, choco cookie and almond and orange.
Totally guilt-free chocolate that tastes delicious. iQ Superfood Chocolate is minimally processed so it has all the nutritional value of the original bean maintained, and is organic, gluten free, soya free, low Gi and dairy free. £1.99 from pruv.co.uk
Cocoa Libre Milk Chocolate Alternative Bar £1.99
Rice milk chocolate bar. Made with rice milk as a delicious, creamy alternative to dairy. Free of gluten, dairy, nuts and wheat, suitable for vegans and coeliacs.
Moo Free Bar Orange £2.75
Our award winning dairy free chocolate is now available in large sized bars bursting with crunchy orange chips. Each orange flavoured bar comes in a luxurious metallic flowrap pack featuring Cheeky Chops the Cheeky Monkey. These Oran ge bars are made using our secret, organic and dairy free chocolate recipe that ensures that each chocolate bar really does taste like delicious, quality milk chocolate.
Made from Raw Ecuadorian Cacao, unrefined coconut sugars and whole fruits. Ombar are 100% Vegan and Gluten Free and bursting with anti-oxidants, gut friendly live cultures and natural whole fruits. Ombar are also Soil Association Accredited.
Divine Dark Chocolate
Divine dark chocolate for this – the dark chocolate bars (aside from those containing nuts) are suitable for vegans – from plain 70% or 85% dark chocolate to fruity dark chocolate with raspberries or dark chocolate with ginger and orange or new dark chocolate with pink Himalayan salt.
Fairtrade Coffee Vegan Dark Chocolate Bar
Vegan Salted Caramel Truffles
Chocolate and Love