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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.

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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

– Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Bar (Pret A Manger)

If you’ve never tried chocolate with sea salt before, prepare to be pleasantly surprised! Unusual and sophisticated.

Find it: at any of Pret A Manger’s 240-plus UK branches

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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:

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  1. avatar Samantha says:

    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.

    • avatar Anne says:

      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!

    • 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

  2. avatar John Bullock says:

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

  3. avatar Samantha says:

    Thanks much appreciated!

  4. avatar tomala says:

    radek’s chcocolate the best :-).

  5. avatar rebecca says:

    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!

    • avatar John Bullock says:

      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.

  6. avatar Jennifer says:

    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 :)

  7. avatar Sandie Stone says:

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

  8. avatar Toni says:

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

  9. 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).

  10. avatar Shigh says:

    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.

  11. avatar C Edwards says:

    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!

  12. avatar graham says:

    VEGO is amazing ! the end!

    • avatar Emma says:

      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!

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