If you have read some of my previous posts, you probably know by now that I am a chocolate lover and have been so since I was a little girl. I remember coming home from school, dropping off my school bag and immediately heading over to the snack cupboard to grab a piece of chocolate. I was addicted to it. 🙂 In that time I wasn’t vegan yet and chocolate brands that are vegan were hard to find.
Not all dark, bitter chocolate is dairy free …
So, when I finally became vegan, the inability to get chocolate was for me a bit of a sacrifice, even though there was of course the option of buying dark, dairy-free chocolate, but for some strange reason, when I decided to go vegan most stores offered only milk chocolate, and the few dark chocolate bars had whey or some other dairy derivatives in them …
So, to solve my dilemma I learned how to make my own chocolate pralines and they were so good that some friends and colleagues asked me to make them for them.
Flash forward a few years and we see more vegan food brands debut on the market, and well-known chocolate brands produce vegan versions of their products. Vegan companies also created their own vegan chocolates, and so now there are plenty of options.
Let’s look at some finger licking good chocolate bars and pralines 🙂
Vegan Chocolate Brands
1. Endangered Species
Most of their products are vegan with 15 vegan varieties. I especially love this one, not only because they offer excellent flavors, but also because they donate 10% of their profits to wildlife conservation and they have fair trade. In brief, with every chocolate bar you buy you are chipping in a little to help endangered species. Another plus point is that they are not expensive.
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2. VGAN Chocolates
This brand is not only vegan, but also gluten free, paleo, and non-GMO. Some of them are also kosher. VGAN chocolates come in the following flavors: 85% cocoa dark chocolate, almonds and salty caramel, vegan mylk chocolate, hazelnut and mulberry crunch; and if you’d like to indulge in all of them, they also offer a variety pack.
3. The Good Chocolate
Vegan, keto friendly, zero sugar, low glycemic index, the lowest calorie chocolate, and doesn’t promote tooth decay. And it still tastes good! The Good Chocolate allows you to indulge without worrying about sugar.
4. Hu Chocolate
These are also fair trade, natural organic vegan, gluten free, paleo, and non-GMO. It’s made from organic, house-ground cacao and it has a rich cocoa flavor with subtle caramel notes.
5. Delafaille Premium Belgian Chocolate Gift Box
When talking about chocolate, it would be a crime to leave out Belgian chocolate. Although the Swiss seem to be more famous for their excellent chocolates, Belgium holds a well-deserved nr. 1 in the world.
The Delafaille gift box is vegan and certified kosher. It includes mouthwatering flavors such as smooth caramel ganache, delicate coffee flavored ganache, raspberry flavored chocolate cream covered in Belgian dark chocolate (I am salivating as I write this), and last but not least, smooth dark chocolate. With this gift box you can’t go wrong!
There are many chocolate brands, but these five are the most known and – in truth – also my favorites. Except for The Good Chocolate, I’ve tried them all and I regularly buy an Endangered Species chocolate bar. All of them are delicious!
It is wonderful to see how many thousands of vegan products are on the market nowadays, and I do not only mean chocolate. There is a plethora available of vegan foods in these times, apt for everyone of us and able to please different taste buds and/or culinary or dietary expectations.
There are even many vegan products that are also gluten free, paleo, kosher, or all three of them at the same time. Coming up with a reason for not going vegan seems to become harder and harder, right? 😉
I hope you will indulge in some of these chocolates. I am definitely going to get me a Delafaille chocolate gift box.