11 of the Best Vegan Chocolate Fixes (and Where to Buy Them)
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.
Here are some of our top picks:
1. Green & Black’s Organic Cocoa Powder
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
Don’t be fooled by the fact that this ‘ice cream’ is made from coconut milk and is actually kind of healthy. It still delivers an intense chocolate hit that you won’t forget in a hurry!
Find it: Ocado, Waitrose, Tesco and independent health food stores.
3. Booja Booja Fin de Champagne Truffles
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
4. Hotel Chocolat Fruit and Nut Frenzy Giant Slab
This is just a piece of massive, delicious dark chocolate abundantly filled with raisins, cranberries, almonds and hazelnuts. Yes, we love it so much we even gave it an award.
Find it: branches of Hotel Chocolat across the country or online
5. Divine Dark Chocolate After Dinner Ginger Thins
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
6. Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate With Marzipan
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
7. Plamil Organic Orange Chocolate Spread
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.
8. Moo Free Organic Rice Milk Chocolate Bar
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
9. Humdinger Dairy Free White Chocolate Buttons
Cheap, nostalgic, child-friendly – and cruelty-free, of course!
Find it: Tesco
10. Artisan du Chocolat Orchid & Orange Blossom Dark Bar
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
11. Tesco Finest 74% Cocoa Dark Chocolate
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: