Vegan Chocolate Bars and Bags

Here, you can see the wide range of vegan chocolate bags and bars available from both supermarkets, local shops and online. Yes – vegan! And it’s not all dark chocolate – oh, no… You are in for a pleasant surprise. There’s ‘white’ dairy-free chocolate, mint, orange, champagne/rum/orange/delicious truffles, fruit & nut, boozy/liqueur chocs, and much more!

You’ll also see companies included that are controversial but, as they produce Vegan chocolate, we have decided (after much debate in some cases) to include them. Likewise, we have also included products which state ‘may contain milk’ notices which are there as an allergy warning, usually due to being manufactured or packed in a factory that also manufactures/packs product which contain milk.

Of course, people can and will still boycott certain companies if they choose. We’ve marked those that carry the Vegan Society logo, where known.

1860 PERNIGOTTI

The Pernigotti tin below is also sold in M&S and costs £6 a tin.

ALDI

Seasonal Marzipan Hearts – found around Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

Moser Roth range – you can also pick up some gorgeous dairy-free eggs at Easter time.

 

 

 

Note – Dairyfine Dark Chocolate: Please check the ingredients at the time of shopping to make sure it does not contain milk. There may be a notice to say that it ‘may contain traces’. To confirm, there was no milk in the ingredients list when this picture was taken on 31 March 2016, or when we checked in another store on the 01 April 2016 but they do keep changing the recipe.

ALMIGHTY FOODS

Chocolate bars and different spreads. This company was also at VegFest 2016, so keep a look out.

   

AMANDA WAGON WHEELS

ASDA

Asda also sells a brand called HEIDI – see below.

  

Asda Extra Special Chocolate bar, studded with pistachio and sweet cranberry.

 

BA!

Not an actual chocolate bar, but the bottom is coated with chocolate. Found in a Polish grocery shop.

BEECH’S

As well as making many boxed chocolate, Beech’s makes bars and thins too.

BELGIAN

Not sure if this is the brand – found at the checkout in TK Maxx.

BEYOND DARK (in Sainsbury’s and Co-op)

BONVITA

http://www.bonvita.com/chocolate-tablets/

BOOJA BOOJA

Beautiful chocolates, nice as a present (or a treat) in individually-wrapped form or small boxes. Booja Booja also makes ice cream.

Waitrose, Holland and Barrett, Wholefoods, and independent vegan-friendly wholefoods/health stores tend to stock the brand. Many different flavours are available, including: Almond & Sea Salt Caramel, Rhubarb & Vanilla Fool, Hazelnut, Stem Ginger, Almond Espresso, Around Midnight Espresso, Rum Sozzled Sultana, and more.

BOOTHS

CADBURY BOURNVILLE – Available in 60g, 100g and 200g bars.

BUTLERS

CAFE NERO (stocks ATTIBASSI)

Attibassi is the brand – you can buy bags of those delicious triangles of chocolate.

CARBZONE

Spotted in TK Maxx.

CARMIT (sold in Sainsbury’s)

Chocolate coins.

CHOCOLOGIC (sold in Tesco)

CHOCOLATE AND LOVE

Spotted in TK Maxx.

CHOCOLATE STELLA

Spotted in TK Maxx.

CELTIC CHOICES

Seasonal santa sack

COCO CHOCOLATIER EDINBURGH

COCO CARAVAN

THE CHOCOLATE TREE

Scottish brand – you may even spot them at food shows.

COCOA

Spotted in TK Maxx.

COCOALIBRE

COCOA LOCO

Sold in Fairtrade shops and Oxfam.

COCOA MOUNTAIN

CONSCIOUS

Wide selection of vegan chocolate. Sold in independent health food stores and online.

CONSIDERIT CHOCOLATE

Website

 

CO-OP

Truly Irresistible, Fairtrade bar 56% cocoa bar with orange oil and plain Fairtrade 85% cocoa bar. 40g bars also available. Co-op also does a cherry bar (not seen the hazelnut or cherry since the upgraded packaging, so maybe discontinued). The first photo shows the newest packaging.

CREATIVE CONFECTIONERY (sold in B&M)

D&D (tends to be sold online)

DIABLO

 

DISCOVER (M&S is a stockist)

DIVINE

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.

DOLFIN

DR OETKER

 

ELIZABETH SHAW

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.

ETHICOCO

Oat Milk:

EQUAL EXCHANGE

Dark Chocolate with Orange:

FABULOUS FREEFROM FACTORY (sold in Morrisons and some supermarkets)

Fudge is also available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLOWBOX

Details to follow…

FORT AND COLE’S (sold in Farm Foods)

FREE PRETZELS

FRY’S

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.”

GO MAX

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).

GOPLANA

Gorzka:

GOUPIE

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.

GREEN DREAM

Other flavours also available. This ‘Fruit Mix’ bar was found in Oxfam.

GORGE TRUFFLES (gorgetruffles.co.uk)

HEIDI

(sold in Asda)

This new range of dark chocolate is mostly vegan – the odd one isn’t, so read the labels.

HOOIEY AND BOO

 

 

 

 

 

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’).

HOTEL CHOCOLAT

They also have a new vegan range including ice cream. Vegan Chocolate selection.

ICHOC

Good range, including White Vanilla chocolate, White Nougat Crisp, Almond Orange, and Choco Cookie.

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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.

KENNARDS

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.

KINNERTON (JUST/CHOICES)

Made on a dairy free line, separate from the milk Kinnerton ones. Easter eggs also available.

Old packaging:

New packaging:

Easter egg (seasonal):

LANDGARTEN

LIDL

Fin Carre

There is also a ginger one. These are seasonal!

Bellarom

Seasonal Lidl:

LIME REGIS

Several chocolate covered marzipan bars.

LINDT

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

LONDIS

MACKIES

MADECASSE

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.

Nocciolato Fondente

Not an M&S brand, but sold in the deli section.

MONTEZUMA’S CHOCOLATES

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

MOO FREE

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.

Eggs:

MORRISONS

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)

NOBLE CHOICE

It also has a range of 100% dairy free chocolate. More pictures to follow.

OHSO

Original, and Orange.

OMBAR

Available in many flavours, bars and buttons.

ORGANICA

old packaging

new packaging – need some more new pictures to replace the above ones.

ORIGINAL BEANS

PANA CHOCOLATE

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


1860 PERNIGOTTI/PEPITAS

The Pernigotti tin below is also sold in M&S and costs £6 a tin.

PLAMIL

To view the full range visit the Plamil website. Usually sold in Holland and Barrett stores and independent health food stores.

POUNDLAND (Ashley’s)

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.

PRESTAT

Dark chocolate buttons. Spotted in TK Maxx.

RAW CHOCOLATE CO

THE RAW CHOCOLATE PIE COMPANY

Most are vegan, some contain bee byproducts.

RAWR

REDWOOD

Dairy free chocolate covered raisins

REVOLUTION FOODS

RITTER SPORT
Only Dark Chocolate and Marzipan is vegan. Beware: The Extra Dark Chocolate HAS MILK in it!

ROCKY RICE

Spotted in Tesco and Poundland

SAINSBURY’S

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!

Advent calendar

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)

Chocolate coins.

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.

SIMPKINS

Includes: 70% Dark Cranberry Chocolate, Dark Orange Chocolate.

SWEET WILLIAM

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/

TABASCO

TAGO

Sold in the ‘foreign foods’ aisle at Tesco and Sainsbury’s in selected stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TESCO

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.

THORNTONS

The gingers are also available in a box.

Two of the square bars – there are a few dark ones with different flavours including coffee.

VEGO

Large 150g and smaller bars available, as well as new small chocolate bars. Sold in health food stores and online.

VIVANI

There are 17 varieties suitable for vegans, see Vivani’s FAQs.

WAITROSE

Vegan list

WALKERS

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.

WILLIE’S CACAO

Orange, Hazelnut and Raisin, Ginger and Lime, 70% Coffee.

ZEBRA

MISC

This was spotted in ‘The Range’ store. Can’t quite make out the brand name, although it begins with an S! Found out it Schluckwerder


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Vegan Pizza, Pizza Bases and Garlic Bread

If you want a pizza at home, you might think you have to Go Gino (make the dough) or Go Home… wait, you’re already there. But you can buy vegan-friendly pizza bases in the shops – we’ve been a-wombling so you’ll find them here. Slap on your choice of toppings and a load of vegan cheese (if you fancy) and you can have yourself a pizza – pronto!

You can jump to our list of potential pizza bases below – but in case you’ve been wondering about other options, here are some tips first. We also have boxed pizzas with the cheese already added! You can also find alternatives (such as flatbreads and focaccia) and pizza base mixes.

Click on the images for a close-up.

Alternatives – what to watch out for:

  • Pitta Bread: Handy for ‘mini pizzas’ (most are safe-for-vegan but do check).
  • Round flatbreads: You can get Dina Khobez Flatbreads from Morrisons which are labelled as suitable for vegans (white and wholemeal available). Similar options may be available but check the label. Example: Look for milk or L-Cysteine (derived from animal hair).
    Image: Dina brand flatbreads, sold by Morrisons – several varieties available. 
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  • Fold-over flatbreads – Tip: Be wary of some flatbreads because they often contain milk/yoghurt (as with a lot of middle eastern bread and naan bread). Be wary of using the fold-over type (from Sainsbury’s and Morrisons for example) or wraps (deli/mexican/tortilla etc.) because they also often contain milk or L-Cysteine (derived from animal hair).

Note – Gluten-free: As you likely know, a lot of ‘Gluten free’ products contain egg and/or milk. Be assured that those labeled below are both Vegan and Gluten Free (GF).

PIZZA BASES

Here we go…

Amisa Organic Gluten Free Deep Pan Pizza Bases x 2 (GF)

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Labeled as “Suitable for Vegans”. Yay!

ASDA Easy Share Pizza Base

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ASDA Garlic Stonebaked Pizza

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ASDA – Deli ‘make fresh’ pizza (order without cheese)

Asda has confirmed that the following pizza bases do not contain trace or actual Milk. HOWEVER, ask about the Tomato and BBQ sauce because it may contain Milk. The stuffed crust is NOT vegan. 

Asda 10″ Thin and Crispy base

Asda 14″ Deep base

Asda 14″ Thin and Crispy base

Asda Calzone base

ASDA Chosen by You Tomato & Basil Garlic Bread
NOTE: It may have been discontinued and no longer be available – if it is, double-check the ingredients. Please don’t confuse it with some similar Asda products (eg flatbread) which contain milk/are not vegan. 

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Biona Organic 4 Mini Pizza Bases

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Biona Organic 2 Wholewheat Pizza Bases

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Biona Organic 2 Whole Spelt Pizza Bases

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Costcutter ‘Stateside Foods’ Stonebaked Garlic Bread

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Crosta & Mollica Pizza Base with Tomato Sauce

(Sold by Waitrose and Ocado)

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Dough It Yourself 2 Artisan Thin Crust Gluten Free Pizza Bases (GF)

(Sold by Waitrose and Ocado)

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Dough it Yourself 2 Artisan Thin Crust White Pizza Bases

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Dough it Yourself 2 Artisan Thin Crust Wholemeal Pizza Bases

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Fria Gluten Free Pizza Bases x 2 (GF)

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Gino d’Acampo Bake with Me Family Pizza Base (sold by Asda)

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Gino d’Acampo Bake with Me Family Pizza Base & Tomato Sauce (sold by Asda)

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Gino d’Acampo Bake with Me Thin & Crispy Pizza Base (sold by Asda)

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Jus Rol Bake-it-Fresh 2 Pizza Bases Thin Crust with Tomato Sauce x2

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M&S (Marks and Spencer) Italian Style Pizza Bases (2 Pack) (product code 771665)

M&S (Marks and Spencer) Pizza Dough (product code 962322)

Morrisons – Pizza counter/deli – Cheese Free Mediterranean Medley 10″ (Prepared in store)

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Morrisons confirmed to a womble that its bases are vegan in ingredients. It has been checked in the big book in-store, too. It may not be labeled as such due to the risk of cross-contamination (eg handling cheese to prepare other pizzas).

Morrisons Italian Garlic Pizza Bread

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Napolina Pizzeria Pizza Bases x 2

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Napolina Mini Pizza Bases x 4

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NOTE: Packaging states “Suitable for Vegetarians” so we assume that the E471 in the ingredients is synthetic/plant-derived. However, we have contacted Napolina for confirmation and will update this article to confirm ASAP.

Ocado Small Pizza Bases

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Ocado Large Pizza Bases

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Sainsbury’s Stone baked twin pizza bases

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Sainsbury’s Thin & Crispy 10″ Pizza Base x 2

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Schar Gluten Free Pizza Bases (GF)

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Tesco Ready Rolled Round Pizza Dough Base

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Tesco Ready Rolled Flatbread Dough Base

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Waitrose Thin, crispy & ready to top… 2 Stone baked pizza bases, with rich passata

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BOXED PIZZA – CHEESE ALREADY ADDED OR CHEESE-FREE!

Morrisons – Pizza counter/deli – As above, this is the same: Cheese Free Mediterranean Medley 10″ (Prepared in store)

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Morrisons confirmed to a womble that its bases are vegan in ingredients. It has been checked in the big book in-store, too. It may not be labeled as such due to the risk of cross-contamination (eg handling cheese to prepare other pizzas).

Planet Organic – Store sells boxed Vegan pizza – brands TBC.

Valsoia (sold by Ocado) – Valsoia Dairy Free Pizza with Vegetables

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VBites – three options sold on Ocado (some in Holland & Barrett stores and independent shops). Cheese already added! These are small – for one or two, really.

VBites Frozen Cheezly and Tomato Pizza

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VBites Frozen Meatless Feast Pizza

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VBites Frozen Ham Style and Pineapple Pizza

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White Rabbit Pizza Co. Smokin’ Vegan

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PIZZA BASE MIXES (make from scratch)

ASDA Home Baking Pizza Base Mix

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Co-op Pizza Base Mix

Glebe Farm Gluten Free White Bread & Pizza Mix (GF)

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Morrisons Pizza Base Mix 145g

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Orgran Free From Pizza & Pastry Mix (GF)

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Sainsbury’s Pizza Base Mix

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Tesco Free From Dough Mix (GF)

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Tesco Pizza Base Mix

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Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Base Mix (GF)

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ALTERNATIVES – TRY TOPPING THESE WITH STUFF

Artisan Bread Co Black Olive Flatbreads (tip: for a mini/individual pizza – sold by Tesco)

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Artisan Bread Co Garlic and Chilli Flatbreads (tip: for a mini/individual pizza – sold by Tesco)

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M&S (Marks and Spencer) 2 x Grill Flatbreads (product code 7866163)

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Tesco Finest Ras El Hanout Flatbread

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Tesco Moroccan Inspired Focaccia (Euphorium Bakery range – in the bakery section)

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Tesco Finest Rosemary Focaccia With Balsamic And Olive Dips

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Tesco Mixed Olive Focaccia

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Vegan Hot Chocolate and Mocha options

 

If you thought that being vegan or dairy-free means that a steaming mug of hot chocolate is off the menu… Good news – not at all! Check out our tips on where to buy a mug on-the-go, and our lovely list of hot chocolate (drinking chocolate), liquid chocolate, cocoa powder, ‘malted’ drinks, mocha/latte/cappuccino alternatives, and meltable chocolate spoons, flakes, buttons, nibs, drops… and more… right after the jump.

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