Can vegans eat chocolate? Absolutely! Here is some of the best vegan chocolate available in the UK.
Chocolate is one of life’s greatest pleasures and we’re sure most people would agree with us! This doesn’t need to change when you go dairy-free, thanks to the exciting variety of vegan chocolate hitting supermarket shelves right now.
Plant-based brands are launching alternatives to milk chocolate that are so delicious, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Even major confectionery brands such as Nestlé and Mars are swapping cow’s milk for oat and rice alternatives to embrace the ever-growing demand for vegan products.
Keep reading to discover some of the best vegan chocolate available in the UK.
vegan ‘milk’ chocolate
Cadbury Plant Bar
This is the one we’ve all been waiting for! Veganuary research revealed that more than a quarter of plant-based Brits say the iconic Dairy Milk is their most missed chocolate treat and Cadbury listened. Try the Cadbury Plant Bar in Smooth Chocolate or Almond Salted Caramel.
Available at supermarkets and newsagents nationwide
Who doesn’t have great memories of eating Milky Way Stars as a kid? Although there isn’t a vegan version of the iconic star-shaped chocolates, we can enjoy dairy-free Star Bars in a smooth variety or with popping candy. The Star Bars are gluten-free too.
Available at Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
Finally some milk-style chocolate from one of the UK’s most beloved chocolatiers! Lindt’s Vegan Smooth and Vegan Hazelnut bars are just as good as ‘real’ milk chocolate, according to rave reviews. Made using cocoa blended with oats and smooth almond paste, these plant-based chocolate bars are too good to resist!
Available at Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons and Ocado.
Vegan Kit Kat
Nestlé finally launched a vegan version of their classic Kit Kat in the UK, and although it was difficult to get hold of at first, the Kit Kat V is much easier to find in shops now. The bar is certified by the Vegan Society and made using 100% sustainable cocoa and rice milk, giving the chocolate-covered wafer a smooth, creamy finish.
Available at Sainsbury’s and Asda.
Chocoholics will be delighted to know that Mars has given Galaxy, Bounty and Topic a vegan makeover.
There are currently five flavours of the vegan-certified Galaxy: Caramel and Sea Salt, Caramelised Hazelnut, Crumbled Cookie, Smooth Orange and Smooth Mint. They’re gluten-free too!
Available at Asda, Tesco and Ocado.
When it comes to vegan milk chocolate alternatives, Love Raw is changing the game! This brand’s “chocolate first, vegan second” approach puts flavour first and has become a firm favourite in the vegan community.
If you’re craving alternatives to Kinder Bueno, Snickers or Ferrero Rocher, you’ve come to the right place. The growing range of chocolate includes:
- M:lk® Choc Cre&m® Wafer Bars
- M:lk® Choc Nutty Choc Balls
- Caramelised Biscuit Cre&m® Wafer Bars
- White Choc Cre&m® Wafer Bars
- M:lk® Choc Bars
- Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Caramel Bar
Available at LoveRaw’s website, Ocado, Holland & Barrett, Tesco and independent stockists.
Here’s another brand you can rely on for tasty alternatives to your favourite milk chocolates, from Mars Bars and Crunchies to Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Butterm!lk’s Plant-Powered range is gluten-free and contains no palm oil as well as being delicious.
The dairy-free collection includes:
- Honeycomb Blast
- Choccy Caramel
- Peanut Nougat
- Caramel Nougat
- Orange Choccy Segments
- Salted Caramel Cups
- Choccy Orange Buttons
Available at Butterm!lk’s website, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Holland & Barrett and Ocado.
Thanks to NOMO, nobody has to miss out on tasty chocolate ever again! This vegan chocolate brand is suitable for people with dairy, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies. Find your new favourite free-from treats in various flavours:
- Caramel Chocolate Bars
- Caramel & Sea Salt Bars
- Caramelised Biscuit Bars
- Fruit & Crunch Bars
- Large Creamy Chocolate Bars
- Large Orange Crunch Chocolate Bars
- Cookie Dough Filled Chocolate Bars
- Creamy Giant Chocolate Buttons
- Caramel & Sea Salt Giant Buttons
Look out for NOMO’s seasonal goodies at Easter and Christmas too!
Available at NOMO’s website, Tesco, Holland & Barrett, Asda, Ocado and independent stockists.
If you’re looking for ethically sourced vegan chocolate, check out Moo Free’s award-winning range of free-from snacks. All of Moo Free’s chocolates are free from dairy, gluten and soya, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice your favourite goodies if you suffer with these allergies.
As well as being made with Rainforest Alliance cocoa, Moo Free’s chocolates are wrapped in recycled plastics, making them kinder to the planet. Choose from:
- Original Bars
- Bunnycomb Bars
- White Chocolate Bars
- Fizzy Cola Bars
- Fizzy Orange Bars
- Fizzy Lemon Bars
- Coccy Rocks Bars
- Choc Truffles
- Caramel Filled Choccies
Look out for Moo Free’s seasonal treats such as advent calendars too.
Available at Moo Free’s website, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.
Chocoholics are in for a treat with Rhythm 108’s range of vegan and gluten-free bars, truffles and biscuits. Inspired by the founder’s Swiss heritage, these specially crafted artisan chocolates are so indulgent you’ll never go back to dairy!
The chocolate treats come in an array of exciting flavours, including:
- Creamy Coconut Bar
- Hazelnut Praline Bar
- Chocolate Orange Bar
- Almond Sea Salt Bar
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie
- Hazelnut Chocolate Praline Cookie
- Hazelnut Truffle Tablets
- Roasted Almond Butter Tablets
- Dark Cocoa Orange Tablets
Available at Rhythm 108’s website, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Ocado and independent stockists.
This family-run business is another go-to vegan chocolate brand to check out for alternatives to classic chocolates like Snickers and Rolos. The collection includes:
As well as their main range, Jeavons Toffee also launch limited edition chocolates for occasions like Valentine’s Day, so grab them while you can!
Available at the Jeavons Toffee website and independent stockists.
If nutty chocolate is your thing, then Vego’s Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar will change your life. Chunky, creamy and dangerously more-ish, this chocolate bar is a favourite among vegans for good reason.
The bar is also available in white and dark chocolate varieties.
Available at Asda, Holland & Barrett and independent stockists.
Vegan Dark Chocolate
Whether you’re gift-hunting for a chocoholic or just really want to treat yourself, Hotel Chocolat has an impressive range of vegan-friendly chocolates to choose from.
- Vegan Sleekster
- 70% Dark Chocolate Batons
- 85% Dark Chocolate Batons
- 45% Nutmilk Chocolate Batons
- Rose & Violet Creams
- Gianduja Bombes
- Dark Chocolate Covered Ginger
- Hazelnut & Ginger Chocolates
- Raspberry Nutmilk Ganache
- Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut
- 70% Dark Chocolate Slab
Hotel Chocolat is also renowned for exciting seasonal launches for occasions like Easter, Halloween and Christmas, so check out the vegan surprises too.
Green and Black’s
Most of the dark chocolate bars from Green and Black’s are accidentally vegan, including some of the flavoured varieties. Just check the ingredients to ensure milk isn’t present.
Available at most UK supermarkets.
These luxury chocolates are award-winning and you’ll soon realise why!
Booja-Booja’s indulgent gourmet truffles are complete with a cocoa dusting and come in various flavours, including Hazelnut Crunch, Almond Salted Caramel and Champagne. These make great gifts too.
Available at Holland & Barrett, Ocado, Amazon and independent stockists.
If you love dark chocolate with a kick of flavour, Ombar is the brand for you. This fair trade, organic chocolate is also free from palm oil and refined sugars, but doesn’t compromise on flavour.
Choose from various flavours, including:
- Coco Mylk
- Strawberry Mylk
- Blueberry & Acai
- Coco Almond
- Salt & Nibs
- Hazelnut Truffle
- Raspberry & Coconut
- Coconut & Vanilla
- Coco 60%
- 72% Cacao
- 90% Cacao
- 100% Cacao
Available at Ombar’s website and Waitrose.
Doisy & Dam
This brand has ethics and sustainability at its core and brings the fun to vegan dark chocolate.
Choose from chocolate bars in multiple mouth-watering flavours, as well as truffles, chocolate drops, buttons and more. Perfect for snacking or sharing!
- Dark Chocolate Peanuts
- Dark Chocolate Ballers
- Dark Chocolate Buttons
- Dark Chocolate Drops
- Vegan Good Eggs
Available at Doisy & Dam’s website, Boots, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Holland & Barrett and Amazon.
This is another brand making it easier for vegans who also avoid gluten and nuts! These delightfully thick chocolate slabs come in several flavours, such as Espresso, Salted Caramel, Dark Mint and more.
Available at Cocoa Libre’s website and other independent stockists.
These unique dark chocolate bars are bursting with flavour – literally! Each bar is handmade using different ingredients that have been dunked and added to Dirty Cow’s creamy chocolate. If you’re a fan of quirky combinations, give these a try.
- Cookies No Cream
- Netflix and Chill
- Hail Mary Berry
- Cinnamon Churros
- Cherry Pop
- Honey Come Home
Available at Dirty Cow’s website.
Divine offers a range of Fairtrade, vegan-friendly chocolates that are free from palm oil. From decadent dark chocolate bars to flavoured varieties, there’s something for everyone here.
85% Dark Chocolate
70% Dark With Mint Crisp
85% Dark With Quinoa & Blueberry
85% Dark With Lemon
Dark With Hazelnut Truffle
70% Dark With Clementine
70% Dark With Raspberries
60% Dark With Himalayan Pink Salt
After Dinner Mint Thins
After Dinner Ginger Thins
Available to buy on Divine’s website.
This brand is on a mission to end exploitation in the chocolate supply chain and now offers a small handful of vegan-friendly flavours:
- Dark Lemony Caramel
- Dark Almond Sea Salt
- Extra Dark Chocolate
Available to buy on Tony Chocolonely’s website.
Want even more animal-free treats? Check out our guide to vegan sweets.