Range includes: 70% Dark, 70% Dark with Mango & Coconut, 70% Dark with Raspberries, 70% Dark with Pear & Ginger, 70% Dark with Ginger & Orange.
DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRE
Includes Dark with Lime & Sea Salt, Dark with Peppermint. Handmade and Fairtrade.
Thins, bars, boxes and Easter eggs are among the range. Mint, Raspberry, and more.
ENDANGERED SPECIES CHOCOLATE
Includes Sea Salt and Almonds.
E. WEDEL (Tesco is a stockist)
Polish brand – found in Polish grocery shops and Tesco’s World Food aisle.
Dark Chocolate with Orange:
FABULOUS FREEFROM FACTORY (sold in Morrisons and some supermarkets)
Fudge is also available.
Details to follow…
FORT AND COLE’S (sold in Farm Foods)
Most newsagents sell this range and Poundland, Poundstretcher, Home Bargains, Farmfoods, B & M, and Tesco. Tesco sells 4-bar packs of the original flavour.
“Almost all of our chocolate products contain milk in their ingredients and therefore would not be lactose free. The exceptions are Bournville, Fry’s Chocolate Cream, Fry’s Peppermint Cream and Fry’s Orange Cream (which has now been delisted). However, these products are manufactured on the same production line as products which contain milk in their recipe and therefore there is a possibility of cross contamination.”
American bars, available at many online vegan stores, alternative stores etc. and some independent health food shops. Imitation ‘Mars bars, Snickers, Milky Ways, Peanut Butter Cups, coconut bars. Below is Buccaneer, Cleo’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Twilight (like Mars).
GREEN & BLACKS
Some of the dark Green & Black’s range are vegan but do check the labels. There is also a hazelnut and currant one not shown here, and a couple from the Green & Blacks ‘G & Bs‘ Thin range.
Other flavours also available. This ‘Fruit Mix’ bar was found in Oxfam.
GORGE TRUFFLES (gorgetruffles.co.uk)
(sold in Asda)
This new range of dark chocolate is mostly vegan – the odd one isn’t, so read the labels.
HOLLAND AND BARRETT
General note for Holland and Barrett: The chocolate products below ARE vegan; however, some of its dark/dairy-free chocolate products are not because the ingredients include Shellac or other animal byproducts (such as the ‘Dark Choccy Gingery’).
They also have a new vegan range including ice cream. Vegan Chocolate selection.
Good range, including White Vanilla chocolate, White Nougat Crisp, Almond Orange, and Choco Cookie.
JAMESON’S (RASPBERRY RUFFLE)
Available in bags of mini ruffles and packs with about 5 or 6 small bars. Sold in lots of bargains shops such as Poundland and Home Bargains.
KERNOW CONFECTIONERY LIMITED (Cornish chocolate)
All its dark chocolate (that we know of) is suitable for vegans. TBC – currently awaiting a response regarding whether the Glycerol (below) is not derived from an animal-related source.
KINGDOM / MONTEZUMA’S
Sub-brand of Montezuma’s. Currently, the only vegan option is the Dark Chocolate & Cherry.
Made on a dairy free line, separate from the milk Kinnerton ones. Easter eggs also available.
Easter egg (seasonal):
There is also a ginger one. These are seasonal!
Several chocolate covered marzipan bars.
Caution: Many Lindt varieties contain milk/butterfat.
However – these are the ok ones… Excellence 70%, 85%, 90% and 99% bars and mini boxed Easter eggs
Found in Wholefoods and other stores.
MARKS AND SPENCER (M&S)
See this post for the M&S Vegan product list. M&S sells others brands, including Vivenchi.
We’ve not asked M&S if the orange dark chocolate is suitable for vegans, but understand that it is unlikely that shellac-coated oranges have been used in the recipe.
Not an M&S brand, but sold in the deli section.
They do several bars with great names and dark chocolate buttons, too! There is also a dedicated ‘Vegan’ chocolate selection box (small/large). Watch out for the 100% Absolute Black! The range includes: Dark Chocolate & Geranium, Dark Chocolate with Lime & Sea Salt (‘Sea Dog’), Dark Chocolate with Spicy Peanuts (‘Charlie’s Luck’), Dark Chocolate with Ginger (‘Spice It Up’), and its sister brad Kingdom (Cherry is vegan) is also sold instore.
Creme de Cacao truffles (left) and Sunrise Orange truffles (right):
Giant Dark Chocolate Buttons:
Vegan Choc Box selection:
Easter Cheeky Bunnies
To view whole range visit the website. Chocolate buttons, too. Large and very small bars are available, and in many flavours (eg original ‘milk’, crunchy banana, mint, cranberry & hazelnut, orange, caramelised hazelnut nibs, and bunnycomb). And yes, don’t worry – the ‘bunnycomb/honeycomb’ does NOT contain honey.Moo Free also does selection boxes and santas at Christmas, and eggs at Easter. Products carry the Vegan Society logo.
Caution: NOT Vegan are its standard range ‘Dark’ and ‘Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut’, and ‘The Best’ range 85% Dark Chocolate as both contain milk.
Flavours include: 52% Cocoa Dark Chocolate with Rum & Raisin, Orange, and Mint.
Old packaging with ingredients:
There is also a small bar of the 72% one.
SULTAN’S (sold in Morrisons)
It also has a range of 100% dairy free chocolate. More pictures to follow.
Original, and Orange.
Available in many flavours, bars and buttons.
new packaging – need some more new pictures to replace the above ones.
Vegan chocolate in many flavours, including Orange, Coconut & Goji, Pineapple & Ginger, Sour Cherry & Vanilla, Mint, Raw Cacao, Raw Cacao, Fig & Wild Orange, Nuts, Cinnamon, Eighty, Hemp & Nib, Rose, and personalised/occasion chocs. See the website for the full selection: http://www.panachocolate.com/uk/shop-online.html
The Pernigotti tin below is also sold in M&S and costs £6 a tin.
To view the full range visit the Plamil website. Usually sold in Holland and Barrett stores and independent health food stores.
Chocolate bars are available, and cremes from the Ashley’s brand. Seasonal chocolates are often available, too. Dark Chocolate Mint Cremes, Orange Cremes, Lemon & Lime Cremes.
Dark chocolate buttons. Spotted in TK Maxx.
RAW CHOCOLATE CO
THE RAW CHOCOLATE PIE COMPANY
Most are vegan, some contain bee byproducts.
Dairy free chocolate covered raisins
Only Dark Chocolate and Marzipan is vegan. Beware: The Extra Dark Chocolate HAS MILK in it!
Spotted in Tesco.
For vegan list see this post, but not all are listed as they don’t list the ‘may contain dairy or egg’ products. It is more of an allergy vegan list!
All year round
Easter version of the ‘freefrom’ buttons.
Coins are available all year and special occasions.
This orange one contains orange peel, so there is a chance it may not be vegan if the oranges were covered in shellac, although I understand it to be too costly for them to do this first as it is used to preserve the shelf life/shiny effect. Please contact Sainsbury’s if you wish to find out if it is free of Shellac.
CARMIT (sold in Sainsbury’s)
SEED AND BEAN
Offers a large selection of vegan chocolate. Includes: Extra Dark Chocolate with Coconut & Raspberry, Mandarin & Ginger, Cornish Sea Salt, Cornish Sea Salt & Lime, Sicilian Hazelnut & Almond, Sicilian Hazelnut. On sale all over the place, including in Dobbies garden centres.
SULTAN’S (sold in Morrisons)
Dark chocolate covered gingers.
Includes: 70% Dark Cranberry Chocolate, Dark Orange Chocolate.
Dairy Free original ‘milk-style’ Buttons, and White Buttons.
T A MILANO
Offers several vegan chocolate bars and some are sold by Waitrose. http://www.tamilano.com/en/products/
Includes: White Chocolate Buttons, original ‘milk-style’ Chocolate Buttons and Choc Bars, several larger dark chocolate bars in different flavours, mint thins, and seasonal “Free from” coins and advent calendar (these are released every year).
Bars include: Swiss 72% Dark, Dark with Peppermint, Dark with Orange, 74% Ecuadorian Dark, 71% Dark Madagascan, and more.
These products are being listed under Tesco, as we have not seen them elsewhere. The Ryelands bar may be made exclusively for Tesco.
It also sells a new Stevia-sweetened Tesco ‘No Added Sugar’ bar in the ‘Free from’ section.
The gingers are also available in a box.
Two of the square bars – there are a few dark ones with different flavours including coffee.
Large 150g and smaller bars available, as well as new small chocolate bars. See the website for the full selection. These are often sold in independent vegan-friendly shops.
There are 17 varieties suitable for vegans, see Vivani’s FAQs.
Mint Cream is sold in Lidl.
Plain one is sold in Tesco and Home Bargains.
New ‘Cherry Brandy’ and ‘Brandy Truffle’ bars. These are delicious. Sold in Home Bargains occasionally
WEINRICH 1895 (Netto)
Found in Netto supermarket.
Orange, Hazelnut and Raisin, Ginger and Lime, 70% Coffee.
This was spotted in ‘The Range’ store. Can’t quite make out the brand name, although it begins with an S!
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