By Kristen Wise
If your sweet tooth has you rooting through the pantry for that perfect little something, but you (or your loved ones) have allergies or ethics that keep you from enjoying chocolate, then this is the list for you. These bars will turn even the hardcore chocolate lover into a dairy-free believer.
Buddha Chocolate is handcrafted in small batches in Portland, Oregon. This company not only makes amazing chocolate, but they do it in a Zen way. Each bar is hand poured and packed while being vegan, paleo, dairy free, soy free, gluten free and non-gmo. Buddha offers 14 different varieties including fun options like Wild Rose & Sea Salt, Lemon Zen & Cosmic Coconut.
This company pairs dark chocolate with amazing ingredients like hazelnut, mint, almond butter and a delectable smattering of other simple, natural ingredients. Hu is committed to matching unbeatable taste with simple products that are ethical and humane. All of these indulgent chocolate bars are made with the Hu philosophy- minimally processed with real ingredients found in nature. Hu has a variety of flavors so there is sure to be one that appeals to every chocolate lover.
All of the Evolved chocolate bars are gluten, dairy and soy free. They pride themselves on making their chocolates with natural, organic, nutrient dense ingredients. So obviously this is chocolate that you can feel good about eating, but it is the taste that keeps you coming back for more. They offer a variety of delicious options including chocoholic & sampler gift boxes. If you decide to try just one, however, and coconut is your jam, then you have to try the midnight coconut. Because. Coconut...
Made with organic stone ground chocolate, the texture of this bar is a bit courser and the flavor a bit bolder. This is all by design. Taza is a pioneer in ethical sourcing of their cacao beans and they pay a premium above the fair trade price. From the simple (Wiked Dark and Seriously Dark), to the complex (Raspberry Crunch, Coconut, Toffee Almond and Sea Salt) Taza makes a bar for every chocolate lover out there. For those who enjoy a bold flavor, Taza chocolate is the one for you.
With the mission statement "to make and sell the best tasting chocolate in a way that makes customers and everyone involved happy" Chocolove gives you a whole lot to love about the idea of eating chocolate. Their company is based at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and focuses on taste and quality. Chocolove has a whole line of no sugar added bars as well as an amazing assortment of fruit and nut varieties. There is good reason why their customers fall in love with Chocolove.
With bars like these you can feel good about stocking the pantry and having the perfect sweet pick-me-up on hand when your cravings start calling. Being dairy-free does not means you have to miss out on chocolate. Take a chance with these bars, your taste buds will thank you. In fact, for the ultimate decadent treat, pair one of these bars with the Coconut Cloud Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa. Chocolate lovers rejoice. You’re welcome.