Best Vegan Chocolate Options You Will Surely Love 2019 Today Top Reviews

Best Vegan Chocolate Options You Will Surely Love

Are you a chocoholic who is cutting milk out of your diet? Whether you're going dairy-free due to allergies, lactose intolerance, or a decision to go vegan, the good news is that you don't have to give up your favorite treat. The market for vegan chocolates is booming, with certified vegan brands available for pure chocolate, candy bars, chocolate treats such as chips or candy, and chocolate-related products like ice cream and chocolate syrup.

Whether you prefer the creamy texture of milk chocolate or the intense cocoa flavor of pure dark chocolate, there are milk-free chocolates out there for you. Here at Today Top Reviews, we've put together a list of the ten best brands of vegan chocolates on the market. Read on to find the tastiest milk-free chocolates to satisfy all your chocolate cravings.

Vegan Chocolates FAQ

1. How Are Vegan Chocolates Made and How Do They Differ from Regular Chocolates?

2. Are Milk-Free Chocolates Safe for People with Allergies?

3. Are These Chocolates Healthier to Eat than Regular Chocolates?

4. How Does Milk-Free Chocolate Compare, in Price, to Regular Chocolate?

5. Where Can I Find the Best Vegan Chocolates?

How We Reviewed

We reviewed chocolate brands based on parameters including: ingredients, affordability, available varieties, taste, similarity to non-vegan options, and calorie content/health benefits.

Overall Price Range of Vegan Chocolates

The milk-free chocolates on this list range in price from $ to $ on Amazon, with individual bars ranging from $ to $ and multi-packs ranging from $ to $, 12 to 16-count packages.

What We Reviewed

  • D's Naturals No Cow Bar Variety Sampler Pack
  • Lindt (Dark Chocolate)
  • D&D Date & Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Dagoba Chocodrops Premium Baking Dark Chocolate Drops
  • Alter Eco - Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate
  • Seed and Bean - Organic Fairtrade Coffee Espresso Dark Chocolate Bar
  • Endangered Species Chocolate Variety Pack
  • Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds
  • Raw Health Extreme Dark Chocolate
  • Cocoa Vegan Chocolate Chips

Comparison Table

D's Naturals No Cow Bar Variety Sampler Pack

No Cow bar Sampler Pack, Keto Friendly, 8Count
  • You will receive 8 bars. 2 of each of the following flavors: Raspberry Truffle, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Mint...
  • High plant-based protein (20-22g)
  • Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Non Dairy, No Sugar Added, Soy Free - No Cow = No Bull.

Taste

D's Naturals No Cow is one of the most popular vegan protein bar brands on the market. With healthy ingredients and a variety of flavors, it's exactly the energy boost you need, thanks to clean vegan protein from brown rice and peas, and natural low-calorie sweeteners from monk fruit and stevia. Lower in calories than similar protein bars, their 16-count sampler pack contains four each of their 4 most popular flavors, raspberry truffle, peanut butter chocolate, cocoa chip, and blueberry cobbler.

Pros

  • Healthy, all-natural ingredients
  • Provides the energy boost of a protein bar
  • Sampler pack offers 4 of the most popular flavors
  • Lower in calories than most protein bars
  • Less than $ per bar

Cons

  • Low-calorie sweeteners may not be to everyone's taste
  • Low on actual chocolate content

Lindt (Dark Chocolate)

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Lindt Excellence Bar, 90% Cocoa Supreme Dark Chocolate, Gluten-Free,...
  • Contains 12 - 3.5 ounce Excellence bars
  • A full-bodied dark chocolate, masterfully crafted to be smooth and rich with a profound cocoa flavor and surprisingly...
  • Lindt delivers a unique chocolate experience with a distinctly smooth taste

Taste

Lindt is one of the most popular chocolate brands in the world. While most of their products are not vegan, their Cocoa Excellence line is certified vegan and gluten-free, and is perfect for dark chocolate lovers. Ranging in intensity from 70% cocoa to 99% cocoa, which is right for you will depend on how intense you want your chocolate flavor.

Sweet, rich, with an increasing bitter taste as cocoa percentages increases, these chocolates are ideal for those who like the natural flavor of cocoa front and center.

Pros

  • Few ingredients, with pure cocoa at the fore
  • Comes in varying degrees of intensity
  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • Under $ a bar

Cons

  • Dark chocolate flavor may be too intense for some
  • Only plain chocolate varieties are vegan

D&D Date & Himalayan Pink Salt

D&D Date & Himalayan Pink Salt 39% Milk Chocolate 100g
  • D&D Date & Himalayan Pink Salt 39% Milk Chocolate 100g
  • Quantity: 1

Taste

With its colorful pastel exterior and its all-natural ingredients, Doisy & Dam's chocolate is a favorite of vegan chocolate fans from Britain. It comes in 7 varieties, but its Date & Himalayan Pink Salt option is their most popular. Mixing the subtle sweetness of dates with the saline kick of Himalayan salt, it blends perfectly with D&D's custom non-dairy milk chocolate blend. All of D&D's products contain 8 or less easy-to-identify ingredients.

Pros

  • Short list of all-natural ingredients
  • Unique flavor combination and appealing salty-sweet blend
  • Appealing packaging

Cons

  • Milk chocolate base lacks an intense cocoa flavor
  • Single bar is expensive on Amazon

Dagoba Chocodrops Premium Baking Dark Chocolate Drops

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DAGOBA Organic Chocodrops, 8 Ounce
  • Use premium organic DAGOBA Chocodrops to take your baked goods to the next level
  • 74% cacao
  • Perfect for dipping fruit

Taste

Dagoba has a reputation as one of the healthiest milk-free chocolates in the world. Their products are certified Kosher and gluten-free, and their 8-ounce bag of baking chocolate is perfect for those looking to bake up their favorite recipes. Made from organic dark chocolate, cocoa butter, and cane sugar, it's different from standard baking chocolate in that you can eat it straight from the bag.

Pros

  • Ideal for vegan bakers
  • Lacks bitterness of other baking chocolates
  • Reasonably priced large bag
  • Designed to melt and harden effectively

Cons

  • Only comes in dark chocolate flavor

Alter Eco - Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

Alter Eco | Dark Blackout | 85% Pure Dark Cocoa, Fair Trade, Organic,...
  • 85% PURE DARK COCOA - A seriously dark bar for those who are serious about chocolate. Our cacao goes straight from the...
  • FAIR TRADE CHOCOLATE - We ensure that farmers have been paid a price that enables sustainable production and living...
  • 100% ORGANIC - Certified by the USDA 100% Organic. When we say organic, we mean it. Our organic chocolate starts with...

Taste

Alter Eco is a brand designed to produce quality products through cooperation with small-scale farmers. Their vegan dark chocolates come in a variety of flavors and their thorough vegan certification ensures their sugar processing does not use animal products. Certified organic and fair trade, they have 7 vegan chocolates available, including Dark Blackout 85%, Dark Deep Sea Salt, Dark Quinoa, Dark Almond, Dark Twist, Dark Cacao, and Dark Mint.

Pros

  • Certified vegan, organic, and fair trade
  • Contain high quality cocoa
  • Comes in 7 vegan varieties

Cons

  • Only comes in dark chocolate
  • Single bars are expensive

Seed and Bean - Organic Fairtrade Coffee Espresso Dark Chocolate Bar

Taste

Seed and Bean's vegan line of dark chocolates comes in 14 unique varieties, and they've won 9 awards from Great Taste, the world's largest food and drink awards. Using all-natural flavorings, their vegan selections use Fair Trade certified chocolate from Ecuador. Made with organic Fair Trade coffee, the Espresso Dark Chocolate Bar packs powerful espresso kicks for those desiring the chocolate/coffee flavor combination.

Pros

  • Ethical and environmentally friendly brand
  • Uses high-quality chocolate and coffee
  • Fourteen vegan varieties
  • Ideal for coffee lovers

Cons

  • Only comes in dark chocolate
  • Single bars are expensive

Endangered Species Chocolate Variety Pack

Endangered Species Chocolate Variety Pack 12 Flavors (Pack of 12)...
  • Endangered Species Ultimate Variety Pack 12 Flavors (Pack of 12)
  • Some Bar Flavors May Vary

Taste

Endangered Species is one of the oldest and most popular vegan chocolate brands. Committed to giving back, they donate 10 percent of net profits to a slate of organizations devoted to wildlife conservation, and raised over a million dollars in the last 3 years. Their Fair Trade-certified and gluten-free vegan chocolates come in dark chocolate with a unique mix of add-ins. Their variety pack includes 6 popular flavors, including Dark Chocolate, Blueberry, Blackberry Sage, Raspberry, Dark Intense, and Dark Extreme.

Pros

  • Wide variety of flavors
  • Highly ethical and charitable brand
  • Chocolates are vegan and gluten-free
  • Less than $ a bar

Cons

  • Only comes in dark chocolate

Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds

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Equal Exchange Organic Milk Chocolate Chocolate Flavor with...
  • Pack of Six, 3.5 Ounce per pack (Total of 21 Ounces)
  • Contains milk from U.S. organic dairy farmers
  • 70% fair trade ingredients by weight

Taste

Known for their coffee, tea, and bananas, Equal Exchange has expanded their small-batch ethical farming operation to chocolate. From farms and co-ops in Peru, Ecuador, and Paraguay, their chocolate bars are vegan and certified organic, and 8 flavors come in 6-packs. With dark cacao content ranges from 65% to 88%, they make great gifts.

Pros

  • All-natural and organic ingredients
  • Comes in 8 unique flavors
  • Backed by a highly ethical farming operation
  • Around $ a bar
  • Ideal packaging for gifts

Cons

  • Only comes in dark chocolate

Raw Health Extreme Dark Chocolate

Raw Health Organic Extreme Dark Chocolate - 70g
  • Suitable for Vegans; Organic
  • Raw Health
  • 8 - 12 Days Delivery

Taste

Raw chocolate, an innovation in the vegan chocolate world, preserves the natural nutrients of dark chocolate. Eighty percent cacao, this bar contains ingredients the manufacturer never heats above 42 degrees celsius. This preserves antioxidants and results in an intense and fruity flavor that's closer to the original cacao seed taste. With no refined sugars, it's a healthy and sustainable chocolate fix.

Pros

  • Unique raw chocolate taste
  • Higher in antioxidants and nutrients
  • No refined sugars
  • Sustainable and ethical corporation

Cons

  • Raw chocolate taste may be too different from standard chocolate for some
  • Very expensive for a single bar

Cocoa Vegan Chocolate Chips

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Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet, Dairy Free, Vegan Chocolate Chips, 10-Ounce...
  • Verified Non-GMO, Allergy-Friendly, Certified Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, Halal, Paleo-Friendly.
  • Enjoy Life products are gluten free, wheat free, peanut free, dairy free, tree nut free, soy free, casein free, sulfite...
  • Premium vegan chocolate derived from sustainably harvested cocoa beans.

Taste

This Kosher-certified product is the perfect alternative for vegans who have been missing chocolate chips. Made from only 3 ingredients - cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa butter - these chips are creamy enough to fit perfectly into your favorite baked goods and tasty enough to snack right from the bag. With no allergens or gluten, they are chocolate chips everyone can enjoy.

Pros

  • Kosher certified and allergen free
  • Only 3 all-natural ingredients
  • Ideal for both baking and snacking

Cons

  • Only comes in one flavor
  • Very expensive compared to other chocolate chip brands

The Verdict

If you're going vegan or eliminating dairy from your diet, vegan chocolates are much more varied and taste far better than they used to. You'll find high-quality chocolate in all 10 brands we reviewed on this list, but the best buys in both quality and price are in the multi-packs.

It was a close call between several brands, including Endangered Species and Lindt, but the variety of flavors and the company's dedication to charity work and wildlife conservation made us push the needle in favor of Endangered Species Chocolate Variety Pack. With 6 flavors at under $ a bar, we gave Endangered Species our endorsement as the best of vegan chocolates.

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One response to “Best Vegan Chocolate Options You Will Surely Love”

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