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Are Chocolate Truffles Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Soft, melt-in-the-mouth and sometimes with a firmer outer-shell, chocolate truffles are the height of luxury in the chocolatiers’ world – but are they vegan?

Chocolate truffles

A chocolate truffle typically consists of a semi-soft chocolatey ganache coated in chocolate or cocoa powder and often kept plain and simple or flavoured fruits, caramel or nuts. They’re spherical in shape and originate from Chambery, France, where the legend goes that they’re named after the expensive fungi truffles found in the ground there.

chocolate truffles on a plate

Are truffles vegan? 

Generally, no, chocolate truffles aren’t typically suitable for vegans because of their high dairy-based milk content. This includes some of the big names like Lindt truffles, which aren’t suitable for vegans.

However, chocolatiers like Booja Booja and Hotel Chocolat have great plant-based options!

Vegan tahini and chocolate truffle recipe

Can your hunger for plant-based chocolate truffles not wait for a trip to the shops? Then have a go at this recipe from our Food Editor, Val. They come together in 15 minutes and still have enough richness to convince anyone that countless hours of time and effort went into making them.

chocolate and tahini truffles

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way through the comments section below and we’ll make sure to answer them for you.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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