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Best Vegan Chocolate (UK)

Can vegans eat chocolate? Absolutely! Here is some of the best vegan chocolate available in the UK.

Guide to vegan chocolate

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 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 Sainsbury’s UK from November and supermarkets and newsagents nationwide from January 2022.

Cadbury Plant Bar
Image Credit: Cadbury

Kit Kat

Nestlé launched a dairy-free version of their classic Kit Kat in the UK earlier this year. The Kit Kat V 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.

Vegan Kit Kat
Image Credit: Nestlé

Mars

Chocoholics will be delighted to know that Mars has given Galaxy, Bounty and Topic a vegan makeover.

There are currently five flavours of the dairy-free Galaxy: Caramel and Sea Salt, Caramelised Hazelnut, Crumbled Cookie, Smooth Orange and Smooth Mint. They’re gluten-free too!

Available at Asda, Tesco and Morrisons.

Galaxy Vegan
Image Credit: Mars/Galaxy

Nomo

Thanks to Nomo, nobody has to miss out on tasty chocolate. Choose from small and large bars in various flavours including Salted Caramel, gooey Caramel and Fruit and Nut. Nomo is free from dairy and eggs, as well as nuts and gluten – winner!

Available at Tesco, Holland & Barrett, Waitrose, Asda and Amazon.

Nomo caramel
Image Credit: Nomo

Moo Free

This chocolate brand ensures no one misses out on indulgent treats, as all chocolates are free from dairy, gluten and soya.

Choose from organic ‘milk’ chocolate bars, as well as Fruit and Nut, Chocolate Orange, “Bunnycomb” and many more.

Available at most UK supermarkets.

Moo Free chocolates
Image Credit: Moo Free

Love Raw

This brand is changing the game when it comes to dairy-free chocolate! Choose from delightful cream-filled wafers coated in chocolate, as well as nut butter cups in various flavours.

Available at Asda, Waitrose, Co-Op, Boots, Ocado, Holland & Barrett, Spar, WH Smith, The Vegan Kind Supermarket and more.

Love Raw wafer bar
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Vego

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.

The bar is also available in white and dark chocolate varieties.

Available at Asda, Holland & Barrett, The Vegan Kind Supermarket and independent stockists.

Vego range
Image Credit: Vego

Rhythm 108

Chocoholics are in for a treat with Rhythm 108’s range of decadent bars, truffles and biscuits. The chocolate bars come in an array of exciting flavours, including Dark Cocoa Orange, Mint Fondant and Hazelnut Truffle. If you’re looking for an unforgettable gift, check out their truffle selections.

Available at Sainsbury’s, Boots, Alternative Stores, Amazon, Holland & Barrett and The Vegan Kind Supermarket.

Rhythm 108
Image Credit: Rhythm 108

Happi

Oat milk chocolate offers the same silky-smooth finish as cow’s milk, so making the switch to Happi chocolate is a no-brainer! The delicious bars, nibbles and buttons are perfect sweet treats and they make tasty sharing snacks too.

Available at WHSmith, Holland & Barrett, Selfridges and The Vegan Kind Supermarket.

Happi products
Image Credit: Happi

Supermarkets

Many supermarkets now have their own vegan chocolate treats, usually found in the “free-from” section, including Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Marks and Spencer.

Morrisons vegan buttons
Image Credit: Morrisons

Vegan Dark Chocolate

Hotel Chocolat

If you’re gift-hunting for a vegan chocoholic or just really want to treat yourself, Hotel Chocolat has an impressive range of dairy-free chocolates. From creamy and smooth chocolate fingers to truffles and selection boxes, there’s something for everyone.

Hotel Chocolat Vegan Sleekster
Image Credit: Hotel Chocolat

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.

Green and Black's
Image Credit: Green and Black’s

Fry’s Chocolate Cream

These cream-filled chocolate bars are hidden gems in the world of accidentally vegan snacks. All flavours are suitable for vegans!

Available at Tesco, Amazon and bargain stores.

Fry's chocolate cream
Image Credit: Fry’s

Booja-Booja

These 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 special, stand-out gifts too.

Available at Asda, Waitrose, Holland & Barrett, Amazon, Ocado, Harvey Nichols and independent stockists.

Booja Booja chocolate
Image Credit: Booja Booja

Ombar

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, such as Hazelnut Truffle, Strawberry Mylk, Coconut and Vanilla and so much more.

Available at Ocado, Planet Organic and Whole Foods Market.

Ombar selection
Image Credit: Ombar

Doisy & Dam

This vegan brand has ethics and sustainability at its core and proves that dairy-free chocolate is far from boring.

Choose from chocolate bars in multiple mouth-watering flavours, as well as truffles, chocolate drops, buttons and more. Perfect for snacking or sharing!

Available at Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Holland & Barrett, The Vegan Kind Supermarket and Amazon.

Doisy & Dam
Image Credit: Doisy & Dam

Cocoa Libre

This is another brand making it easier for vegans who also avoid gluten and nuts! Made with rice milk, this is a great choice for people who want a smooth, creamy alternative to milk chocolate.

These delightfully thick chocolate slabs come in several flavours, such as Espresso, Salted Caramel, Dark Mint and more.

Available at The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Ethical Wares and other independent stockists.

Cocoa Libre selection box
Image Credit: Cocoa Libre

Dirty Cow

These unique plant-based bars are bursting with flavour – literally! Cookies No Cream, Netflix and Chill, Hail Mary Berry and Cinnamon Churros are just some of the unique flavours on offer from Dirty Cow.

Available at Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barrett.

Dirty Cow
Image Credit: Dirty Cow

Divine

Divine offers a range of Fairtrade vegan-friendly chocolates, including large bars, mini bars, chocolate thins and edible coins.

Available to buy on Divine’s website.

Divine chocolate thins
Image Credit: Divine

Tony’s Chocolonely

This brand is on a mission to end exploitation in the chocolate supply chain. Find a selection of vegan bars on the website, from Dark Almond Sea Salt to Mint Candy Cane flavours.

Available to buy on Tony Chocolonely’s website.

Image Credit: Tony’s Chocolonely

Ritter Sport

This certified sustainable chocolate comes in three accidentally vegan flavours: Marzipan, 74% Intense Dark Chocolate and 61% Fine Dark Chocolate.

Available at select Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Nisa, Cooperative, Wilko and Spar stores.

Ritter Sport Marzipan
Image Credit: Ritter Sport

Vegan Chocolate Spread

Whether you like it on sandwiches, toast or straight from the jar, there’s a dairy-free spread to keep your cravings at bay. Look out for these in your local supermarket:

  • Biona Organic Dark Chocolate Spread
  • Vego Organic Hazelnut Crunchy Chocolate Spread
  • Sweet Freedom Choc Pot
  • Pip & Nut Chocolate, Coconut And Hazelnut Butter
  • Mr Organic Vegan Chocolate Spread

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Is there anything more comforting than a mug of hot chocolate? We think not! There are plenty of vegan drinking chocolates available in UK supermarkets:

  • Galaxy Vegan Drinking Chocolate
  • Cadbury’s Freddo Drinking Chocolate
  • Twinings Swiss Hot Chocolate Drink
  • Green & Black’s Organic Cocoa
  • Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Liquid Hot Chocolate
  • Divine Smooth Hot Chocolate
  • Waitrose Luxuriously Rich Drinking Chocolate
  • Asda Chosen By You Cocoa
  • Tesco Cocoa Powder

Want even more dairy-free chocolate? Check out where to find vegan advent calendars and Easter eggs in the UK.

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