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The most visited posts on this website usually answer the question of whether or not “XYZ” chocolate is vegan. What you’ll find is that most of the chocolates contain some sort of animal-based ingredient, and when you search for the alternative, it’s not as good as the original.
The reason I’ve decided to create this post is to offer you these alternatives, without putting you through the work of performing research and testing different chocolates to see which one you like the most. Obviously, your taste buds differ from mine, but I actually tend to believe my appreciation for food is very similar to other people.
Without further ado, here are 12 vegan chocolates you can eat guilt-free:
Ombar Vanilla & Coconut
Ombar is a UK-based company and generally, they don’t ship to the U.S, but I managed to find a supplier capable of doing so through this Amazon listing.
According to many of the reviews, the chocolate is delicious, creamy, and although the flavors are somewhat complex, they’re largely satisfying.
Plus, it doesn’t have a lot of the crappy ingredients most chocolates have.
Hu Hazelnut Butter Chocolate
This flavor is a crowd-favorite. However, Hu has so many amazing flavors, that you’re able to find at least one that acts as a replacement for your favorite chocolate.
I personally love the Hazelnut Butter flavor due to its rich, creamy flavor. What’s surprising about this chocolate is the fact it’s so tasty and so clean at the same time. It doesn’t have refined sugars, it is organic (apart from the peppermint oil), and excludes a lot of the crappy ingredients people love to avoid (gluten, soy lecithin, etc).
Also, it’s super popular, with +500 reviews on Amazon!
Unreal Vegan Chocolates
These are perfect for when your vegan kid wants to hang out with his non-vegan friends. Plus, they’re a wonderful alternative to the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
They’re absolutely delightful, and many of the reviews point out to its delicious and authentic peanut butter flavor.
However, they are really pricey, and not many people can afford them without feeling a slight degree of regret.
Nib Mor Dark Vegan Chocolates
The Nib Mor Dark Chocolate snacks are dangerous. Their small size will force you to keep munching without feeling the weight on your belly!
What I appreciate the most about the Peppermint flavor is the neat balance between the chocolate and the salt. It’s actually very addicting. I would definitely not recommend these chocolates if you’re planning to cut some weight by next year.
This said, they’re not as rich as gourmet/fancy chocolates, but they’re worth a mouthful.
Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels
I’ve always loved caramel-flavored candies, and these hit the nail right on the head.
These caramels are akin to the milk-based ones in taste, if not better. They have a smooth, light texture that melts in your tongue.
However, the bag is really small, so they ought to evaporate within a few minutes. The good thing is that they’re not as pricey as most vegan chocolates, so you tend to see that more people actually buy the product. (+600 reviews)
No Whey Foods Chocolate Truffle
Truffles are a thing of my childhood. Every time my father went out on “work” trips, he brought back a box of chocolates, and sometimes truffles.
If you’re craving for truffles — these are very creamy and flavorful.
As you know, being vegan really limits your choices (especially when it comes to truffles), so it’s nice to see vegan alternatives.
Because they’re so rich and addictive, it’s really sad that they’re super expensive.
No Whey Foods Milkless Chocolate
If you want a milkless chocolate that tastes like milk chocolate, you should give the Milkless chocolate a go.
Plus, if you want to avoid all types of allergies (including peanuts, tree nuts and soy), then this might be the one for you.
The problem, according to some of the reviews I’ve read, are related to the shipping procedure. Many suggest the chocolate arrives (sometimes) in a melted state, which completely ruines the experience. Others that haven’t had that problem actually love the chocolate.
Enjoy Life Chocolate Bars
If you buy these chocolates thinking they’ll taste like ordinary dark chocolate… think again. The introduction of rice milk gives this chocolate a creamy, enriched flavor.
This Enjoy Life chocolate made with rice milk is surprising because it doesn’t taste like any other vegan chocolate. In addition, it’s perfect for those with allergies — it’s free from gluten and 14 other allergens.
I personally found to the Ricemilk chocolate to be my favorite due to the creaminess, but there are other versions that may be more cacao-flavored, and also a little more crunchy.
think! High Protein Chocolate Bars
Alright, this one is a “protein” bar, but the refreshing mint taste blended with the chocolate is extremely self-indulgent. There are more options besides the chocolate mint taste, but not all of them are suitable for vegans.
Therefore, if you happen to browse around, make sure you look at the ingredients. These are not that expensive, especially when you find out they come in a pack of ten.
And of course, they’re highly proteic, and contain way less sugar than your ordinary chocolate.
Endangered Species Chocolate Bars
If you’re a fan of pure dark-chocolate, then this one is a treat. Despite the 88% of pure cacao content, it manages to maintain itself silky smooth.
Besides the exceptional taste, the brand behind this chocolate has a strong ethical purpose. As you may be able to see from the packaging, it’s Fairtrade certified, and 10% of the net profits are used to support wildlife.
Contrary to what I initially believed, this chocolate (and the brand) are very popular on Amazon, with more than 800 reviews. Truly impressive for a chocolate.
Nib Mor Dark Chocolate Mint
This dark chocolate mint snack is a good evening treat. It’s very savory, refreshing and it’s particularly good to have when you receive guests.
As a vegan, I don’t appreciate them being individually wrapped in plastic, but it’s a wonderful, tasty choice that makes use of organic ingredients.
The sugar content is also relatively low with 5g per serving.
HU Dark Chocolate Gems
Hu never disappoints. On top of sticking to simple, organic ingredients such as organic cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, and organic fair-trade cocoa butter, they manage to bring out the absolute best flavor possible.
Being bite-sized, they’re extremely addictive and light on your stomach. Because it’s dark chocolate, they’re not as sweet as milk-based chocolate, but they also don’t have any of the bitterness present in most dark chocolates.
They are absolutely fantastic and actually reasonably priced.
Feel free to send me even more vegan chocolate recommendations at [email protected] I’d love to add even more chocolates to this list!