11 of the Best Vegan Chocolate Fixes (and Where to Buy Them)

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If you love chocolate and also love animals – don’t worry. There’s absolutely no need to choose between your compassion and your cravings! Delicious, affordable vegan chocolate is easy to come by – and we’ve done the hard work – cough – of reviewing and tasting some of the best options around, so you don’t have to.

Where to find delicious vegan chocolate in the UK

The following are some of our top picks:

 – Organic Cocoa Powder (Green & Black’s)

Mix with warm soya or almond milk for an intense hot chocolate. Top with vegan whipped cream and vegan marshmallows (yes, they do exist!), or for a more grown-up version, add a cheeky splash of rum. Find it: Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Co-operative Food and Holland & Barrett

– Rich Chocolate Ice Cream (Swedish Glace)

Creamy, chocolaty, dairy-free ice cream from a brand famous for provoking “I can’t believe it’s vegan” reactions. Find it: Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrisons, Co-operative Food, Waitrose and Booths

– Fin de Champagne Truffles (Booja Booja)

Dairy-free, gluten-free and organic, these truly tasty truffles are a go-to gift for any vegan gourmets in your life. Find it: Waitrose, Debenhams and many delicatessens

– Pistachio Crunches (Hotel Chocolat)

These delicate pistachios from this artisan chocolatier are embedded in top-notch dark chocolate. Find it: branches of Hotel Chocolat across the country or online

– Dark Chocolate After Dinner Ginger Thins (Divine)

Vegan and fair trade? Chocolate doesn’t get much more virtuous than this. Luckily, these thins still taste suitably wicked. Find it: Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Oxfam and independent shops

– Dark Chocolate With Marzipan (Ritter Sport)

WARNING: For anyone with a serious sweet tooth, restraining yourself from eating the whole bar in one sitting can be tricky. Find it: newsagents and supermarkets nationwide

– Organic Orange Chocolate Spread (Plamil)

Forget Nutella! This scrumptious vegan version will satisfy all your toast-based chocolate needs. Find it: Holland & Barrett, Waitrose, online and in independent health-food stores.

– Organic Rice Milk Chocolate Bar (Moo Free)

If it’s milk chocolate you’re craving, this dairy-free rice-milk bar will definitely hit the spot. Find it: Waitrose, Whole Foods and many independent retailers

– Dairy Free White Chocolate Buttons (Humdinger)

Cheap, nostalgic, child-friendly – and cruelty-free, of course! Find it: Tesco

– Orchid & Orange Blossom Dark Bar (Artisan du Chocolat)

Coming in at the luxury end of the market, this delectable bar is perfect for chocolate lovers who are looking to experience exciting new flavours. Find it: online or at London branches of Artisan du Chocolat

– Finest 74% Cocoa Dark Chocolate (Tesco)

A snack-sized ration of sophisticated, rich dark chocolate – perfect for lunchboxes!Find it: Tesco


Enjoy (in moderation)! Chocolate is also an excellent way to bribe persuade your friends to sample a cruelty-free lifestyle, so get out there and spread the vegan love!

Here are two ways to get started on going vegan:


  • Samantha commented on February 5, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I am looking at going vegan, never been a meat eater. I live in South Africa and find it kind of difficult to find out what basic or staple foods I need for a vegan diet. I see you have a vegan starter kit, but is it for the USA only? I would love some guidance/assistance.

    • Anne commented on February 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Hi Samantha, it’s great to hear you’re considering going vegan! You can download an electronic version of our starter kit here (http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=10010 ), which includes recipes, useful info about nutrition etc. For South Africa-specific info about what and where to shop, these people should be able to point you in the right direction http://www.vegansociety.org.za/ . Hope that helps!

    • James Heilbronn commented on October 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Hi Samantha,

      Great news you’re considering a vegan lifestyle. My only advice would be to research as much as possible the nutritional content of food and what your body needs. It can be a trial and error process but it 100% worth adapting. I train and lift and have found a vegan diet is quite beneficial, as it makes you consider what you eat rather than always opting for the easy option.

      Good luck

  • John Bullock commented on February 5, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Do you really think you should be promoting Swedish Glace made by unilever an animal testing company??

  • Samantha commented on February 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks much appreciated!

  • tomala commented on February 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    radek’s chcocolate the best :-).

  • rebecca commented on February 5, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    John I am assuming you do not shop in ANY supermarkets that also sell meat and dairy or go to any restaurants that sell non-vegan food. If you do that makes you a hypocrite. Also if you drink alpro soya or use any of their products or vitalite u are supporting a dairy company. It is no worse buying from an animal testing company to buying from a dairy company you either boycott them all or not at all. Stop being so preachy I am grateful I can buy vegan ice cream that does not cost the earth! We are vegans in a non vegan world doing the best we can!

    • John Bullock commented on October 17, 2014 at 11:30 am

      In answer to your question, no I don’t shop in supermarkets, and I don’t use any of the products you mention. And I wasn’t preaching to other vegans its their choice to make whether they support an animal testing company. But I was asking the question to the PEOPLE FOR ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS whether they should be advertising a product made by a company who test on animals.

      • Arlene Duff commented on March 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm

        Good for you, John! Rebecca’s comment was ludicrous and ignorant. I too believe we should have nothing to do with Uniliver and I check labels carefully in order to avoid their products. It’s not that hard to do. Cheers!

  • Jennifer commented on February 5, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    The Booja Booja Chocolate Icecream, though not mentioned here (made from filtered water, agave, cacao, cashew nust) IS THE BEST THING EVER if you love chocolate or desserts period. Its more expensive than normal tubs of icecream but it tastes a whole lot better and is better for you. I have a few spoonfuls after dinner everyday, keeps my husband very happy indeed too :)

    • Janice commented on January 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      I agree, I love the Booja Booja Chocolate ice cream soo much better than Swedish Glaze :)

  • Sandie Stone commented on February 6, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Thanks! Have bookmarked this page. Can these products be used to make Easter eggs?

  • Toni commented on February 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Green and blacks coco no does not say vegan on the outside of the packaging, please can you help

  • Louise Retallick commented on October 17, 2014 at 10:34 am

    In May 2005, Cadbury Schweppes (latterly Cadbury plc) bought Green & Black’s for an undisclosed sum, estimated to be around £20m. Cadbury pledged to run the company as a separate business.

    On January 19, 2010, Cadbury was taken over by Kraft Foods. Cadbury was valued at £11.5 billion ($19.5 billion US).

  • James Heilbronn commented on October 17, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Had to add this

  • Shigh commented on October 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Re: green and blacks
    A few years ago the company decided to remove it because on their allergy information they were required to put ‘may contain milk’ as it is made in the same factory as their milk chocolate. However the recipe itself does not contain milk and is vegan. Same goes for many of it’s dark chocolate bars.

    • Janice commented on January 19, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      I prefer to use raw organic cacao powder and sweeten it with some rice milk or a little raw organic agave syrup. But yes Green and Blacks only put ‘may contain milk’ as it is made on the same production line, so yes i eat there chocolate…well I used to…that’s before I discovered Panna, raw organic chocolate, especially the sour cherry flavoured one http://www.panachocolate.com/

  • C Edwards commented on October 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Anybody know if there’s an ‘accidentally vegan’ list for UK supermarkets? I’ve seen these for the US, where anything which is vegan but not necessarily marketed as such is listed. Handy for when you need something quick/unhealthy!

    • Tamsyn commented on January 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Most supermarkets have their own vegan lists, if you do a search for example ‘Tesco vegan list’ you should find them through google :).
      I know that Tesco, Sainsburys and Co-Op definitely have them :).

  • graham commented on October 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    VEGO is amazing ! the end!

    • Emma commented on November 4, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Agreed! Vego is gorgeous. Nutty, chocolatey, if Nutella made a choc bar this is how it would taste like ( I would say BETTER than Nutella ). And it’s huge!

  • Jasemin lydia love commented on January 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Hi all just an FYI there’s an amazing company in Cornwall called the Raw Chocolate Pie company and their stuff is absolutely gorgeous . Any choccie feind will love it

  • Flora commented on January 20, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Prets chocolate is not vegan . I work in Pret And I’ve checked the allergy guides. Contains dairy

    • Anne commented on January 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Oops, it looks like the recipe may have changed since we originally posted the blog. Thanks for spotting, we have removed it from the list.

  • Yousha commented on January 20, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    The Sea Salted Dark Chocolate bar from Pret A Manger contains milk according to the web page from the link provided.

    • Anne commented on January 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Oops, it looks like the recipe may have changed since we originally posted the blog. Thanks for spotting, we have removed it from the list.

  • Joanna commented on May 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    hi there
    I get very upset when PETA and others promote/claim that companies such as Green and Black are cruelty-free,this is so sad. Not everybody is involved in such issues in everyday life and most people would like to rely on PETA and others but if u say that G&B is ethical????they are bought by Cadbury, others are bought by Unilever etc- huge animal testing companies-by buying any of their products- we say Yes- we want u dear Unilever and dear Cadbury to carry on with what u are doing!!!
    Please be sensitive- investigate before buying.

  • Vegan Chocolate Critic commented on August 28, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I discovered Raw Halo recently – very tasty indeed. They are certified vegan and fully organic, all handmade in the UK.

  • Lueese Veecheese commented on September 7, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Unfortunately for me buying ‘swedish glace’ products contribute to animal abuse as the are made by ‘unilever’. So I don’t.

  • Malc commented on September 14, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Green & Black’s doesn’t say “may contain” – it says it does contain milk! It’s on their website. Here are the ingredients for their dark hot chocolate:

    Our Ingredients Include:
    – See more at: http://us.greenandblacks.com/our-products/hot-drinks/hot-chocolate?p=0865610025#first

    • Dan commented on September 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Malc,

      Those ingredients you list and link to seem to be for their US hot chocolate product and not the product we feature.

      The product featured here is their Cocoa Powder, which contains just Organic Cocoa Powder and Potassium Carbonate (Source: http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=250610609).

      I hope that helps.

  • John commented on October 12, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    try these guys out http://www.therawchocolatecompany.com everything they do is vegan, mostly organic and Fairtrade too

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