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You've found yourself in a dangerous situation while grocery shopping; your sweet tooth has kicked in and suddenly those aluminum wrappers containing sweet and rich chocolates are tantalizing you.
As a vegan though, you know it contains dairy ingredients. You muster up every cell of self-control in your body as you walk away. What are vegans to do?
I went on the hunt to find the best vegan chocolate brands to satisfy the next sweet tooth cravings.
OUR #1 RATED
Lily’s Dark Chocolate with Stevia
OUR #2 RATED
Endangered Species Bold + Silky
OUR #3 RATED
Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups
OUR #4 RATED
Raaka Coconut Milk Unroasted
OUR #5 RATED
Alter Eco Dark Quinoa Crunch
1. Lily’s Dark Chocolate with Stevia Sea Salt (Editor's Choice)
Lily’s Dark Chocolate is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and contains no added sugar.
The dark chocolates are sweetened with Stevia to offset the bittersweet taste. It also gives the chocolate bars a lot fewer calories compared to using normal sugar.
The soft dark chocolate blends perfectly with the sea salt giving it a nice sweet and salty taste. The company uses Fair Trade cocoa butter, cocoa, and vanilla.
Half of the chocolate bar is considered one serving. Each serving contains:
2. Endangered Species Bold + Silky Dark Chocolate
This dark chocolate resonated with my taste buds. It contains 72% dark chocolate, so it’s not surprising that I got a small bittersweet aftertaste.
Their chocolate also adheres to Fair Trade standards, and they use cocoa from sustainable farming practices.
Even though their product is vegan and gluten-free, it does contain soy. It’s also made on equipment that processes milk products, so it might not meet strict vegan standards.
There are 3 servings in each chocolate bar. One serving has:
3. Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
If you are dying for a vegan version of peanut butter cups, then Justin’s has your answer. Their Fair Trade dark chocolate cups filled with organic peanut butter can’t possibly get any better.
The smooth texture of the peanut butter is complementary to the bittersweet chocolate cups. Just be sure to get the dark chocolate version; the milk chocolate is not vegan-friendly.
One package contains 2 peanut butter cups which is also one serving. Each serving has:
4. Raaka Coconut Milk Unroasted Dark Chocolate
This luxurious chocolate brand was a hit with me and my friends. There 9 vegan flavors are organic and non-GMO. Some popular flavors include Bourbon Cask Aged, Coconut Milk, and Green Tea Crunch.
They use unroasted chocolate sourced from Fair Trade farms. I think it gives the chocolate a strong bittersweet taste.
Their nutrition label varies with each flavor, but let’s take a look at Coconut Milk. Half of the bar is considered one serving. Each serving contains:
5. Alter Eco Dark Quinoa Crunch
Not all of Alter Eco chocolate is vegan, but the ones that include Blackout, Dark Mint Crisp, Dark Quinoa Crunch, Dark Salted Almond, Dark Sea Salt, and Super Blackout.
I tried the Dark Quinoa Crunch, and the chocolate was smooth and creamy with the quinoa making it crunchy. It has the typical bittersweet taste of dark chocolate, but it still contained all of the earthy tastes of quinoa.
For the Dark Quinoa Crunch, 5 sections are considered one serving. Each serving has:
6. Hu Vegan Chocolate Bars
Hu has great vegan chocolate flavors including Hazelnut Butter, Salty, and Vanilla Quinoa Qrispy. This brand might be the ultimate healthy chocolate bar because the recipes contain no palm oil, refined sugar, sugar alcohols, soy lecithin, emulsifiers, or cane sugar. They also use organic chocolate and Fair Trade ingredients.
It comes at a high price, but the quality is outstanding. It’s one of the best healthy vegan chocolates with delicious flavors.
The nutrition for the Salty flavor is half of the chocolate bar is considered one serving. Each serving has:
7. Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate
I was a little nervous about the taste of this chocolate. It has 85% organic dark chocolate, and I was concerned that the taste would be overly bitter. It’s pretty bitter, but it does have a sweet vanilla taste.
One thing that I didn’t like about this product is that I couldn’t find an ingredient list anywhere. It might contain ingredients that are bad for you or are not what you are looking for in a chocolate bar.
One serving is 18 grams. Each serving contains:
8. No Whey! Foods Truffle Collection
Even though they show the ingredient list on their website, it doesn’t include the exact amount of the ingredients, which is disappointing. It’s also one of the more expensive vegan chocolates, but the quality is pretty great.
The chocolate is decadent, creamy, and has delicious flavors. Each box contains 5 different flavors like “Milk” Fudge, Raspberry, Salted Caramel, Coffee, and Grand Marnier.
One serving size is 2 truffles which means there are 12 servings in the 24-piece box. One serving has:
9. Equal Exchange Organic Extreme Dark Chocolate
This brand is highly praised online by chocoholics who claim this is the best vegan chocolate. They are certified USDA organic and use Fair Trade ingredients. It’s popular because, despite the high amount of dark chocolate, you don’t get a bittersweet taste.
To get an idea of their nutrition, let’s take a look at their Lemon Ginger bar. 9 pieces is one serving, and each bar has about 2.5 servings. One serving has:
10. Chocolove Extra Strong Dark Chocolate
Chocolove is committed to sharing the love of chocolate bars. The company is committed to using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Farms to ensure that cocoa is being farmed in ways to benefit families, wildlife, and the environment. They also share the love by including a love poem in each chocolate bar.
It’s a delicious and smooth dark chocolate. You can get the dark chocolate taste without it being overwhelmingly bitter.
One serving is one-third of the bar. Each serving has:
Our #1 Recommendation Is ...
It’s easy to find vegan chocolate products. The trick is to look for dark chocolate since that is more likely to be vegan-friendly compared to milk chocolate or white chocolate. I would highly recommend Lily’s Dark Chocolate with Stevia Salt.
It’s one of my favorites because the bittersweet and salty flavors balance each other perfectly, and I don’t think you will find it anywhere else.
Check out the product here to enjoy one of the best vegan chocolates.
Lily’s Dark chocolate
Our #1 Vegan Chocolate
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