by Laura Barns
Nothing curbs a sweet craving quite like chocolate, and when it comes to vegan chocolate, only the very best will do. We taste-tested some of the most-talked-about brands on the market and rounded up our favourites (it was a tough job, but someone had to do it).
White chocolate was personally one of the things I missed the most when going vegan. But this bar from the geniuses at Vego helps fill the Milky Bar-shaped hole in my life. The touch of almond keeps it from being overly sickly, too.
Maybe not one for those after something that resembles a Cadbury's Dairy Milk bar, think of this as more of a health bar for chocaholics.
These were harder to get hold of than Willy Wonka's golden tickets when they first came out, but luckily the hype has died down enough for us to get our hands on one. This was our favourite of the trio as the orange was punchy but not too much.
My mom has started buying me these every time I go back to Birmingham to visit, and I'll NEVER get sick of them. We can see why kids love this range because the bars are a perfect size, and the flavours are fun. (Vegan honeycomb?! Winning).
This little bar is a real game-changer. It's creamy, sweet and doesn't have the crumbly texture associated with a lot of other vegan chocolate bars out there. This is our favourite from the range (though we love them all).
A favourite with vegans of Instagram, Mummy Meagz is all about bringing indulgent and classic, sweet combos to those following a plant-based diet. Oh, and anything with vegan marshmallows gets our vote.
Seed and Bean is the UK's only chocolate company to receive a 100% ethical pass mark accreditation – so if you're looking for a bar from a conscious, thoughtful brand, this is a great choice. It tastes good, too!
Another option for conscious consumers, Divine Chocolate was established in 1998 by a co-operative of cocoa farmers in Ghana who own 44% of the company and share in its profit. The range contains no soya or palm oil, too.
Stay tuned for the next instalment in our Vegan Shopping Basket series.
Laura is our Copywriter, who is obsessed with the Hearty Roots Stew (and has been known to eat a double serve for lunch on more than one occasion). On her day off you’ll find her walking her puppy Ralph, stopping off at bookshops and cocktail bars along the way.