7 best vegan chocolate brands
Meat eaters love chocolate, vegetarians love chocolate, and vegans love chocolate. But not all chocolate bars are created equal. If your thinking of becoming vegan, already are, or are embarking on a dairy-free diet, then you might be wondering how you’ll get your chocolate fix. With coconut mylk, rice mylk and other milk substitutes being used to make chocolate, its easier than ever to find yourself a dairy-free chocolate fix. We’ve rounded up 7 of the best to share with our fellow chocaholics.
Upside: Made with organic Ecuadorian raw cacao, creamed coconut, cocoa butter and coconut sugar the Ombar vegan chocolate bars taste as close to the real deal as you can get. With raw cacao having multiple health benefits including lower blood pressure, promoted normal blood clotting function, and even decreased risk of heart disease we're grabbing a bar in every flavour from our closest health food store.
Downside: Sadly for us the flavoured bars only come in the 35g size, we want more!
Upside: Founded in a West London flat in 2014, award-winning Raw Halo is made using raw Peruvian cacao, organic coconut sugar and other natural, plant-based ingredients. Full of goodness and with 15 mouthwatering flavours to choose from Raw Halo is a guilt free way to satisfy your vegan sweet tooth. You'll find Raw Halo in Harrods, Planet Organic and Whole Foods Market.
Downside: With the 35g bars coming in at £2.79 these scrummy bars are a little on the pricey side.
Upside: All of their bars over 75% cacao are vegan, as are some of their smaller smaller snack bars, including the BALANCE favourite, The White Nougat Crisp. The combination of nougat, hazelnut brittle and vegan rice drink powder makes this little bar a white chocolate dream, with a satisfying crunch. Pick up a bar in your local Planet Organic.
Downside: Vivani is not a 100% vegan brand. But, the bars that are in the dairy-free range are irresistibly delicious.
Upside: With flavours including Dark Chocolate with Turmeric and Black Pepper, and Dark Chocolate with Brazilian Mandarin Eat Your Hat offers an unusual taste sensation to the vegan chocoholics out there.
Downside: Eat your hat is not an entirely vegan brand but does cater for the vegan market through their dark chocolate range. Currently unavailable in stores you’ll need to order you chocolate fix directly from their website or from traidcraftshop.co.uk
Upside: Each of Pana's 13 different flavoured bars are made using organic raw cacao, making them one of the most sophisticated vegan chocolate bars on the market. With the aim to supply chocolate "for the whole world to enjoy", bag yourself a bar at your local Planet Organic or order them in bulk online. Downside: At £3.99 for a 45g bar this truly is a luxury indulgence.
Upside: Organic, gluten-free, and vegan; Rhythm 108's Swiss chocolate bars can be enjoyed by everyone and are capped at just 8g natural sugars.
Downside: Available in over 300 stores across the UK, we're hard pressed to find a downside!
Upside: These, low carb, raw, vegan chocolate bars are naturally rich magnesium and iron, antioxidants and omega 3. For every bar you enjoy, on tree is planted in Nacao's mission of large-scale reforestation. All packaging is recyclable or compostable and contains no plastic.
Downside: There just isn't one!