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Vegan chocolate in UK supermarkets?

Postby S0rin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:25 pm

Does anyone know of any vegan chocolate available in UK supermarkets? I’ve looked at some, but most say contain milk traces.
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Postby fredrikw » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:38 pm

Milk traces doesn't make a product non-vegan, it often means that the product is being produced in a place where they also use milk. As long as you're not vegan for some purity reasons traces should not be of a concern.
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Postby thestoatyone » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:40 pm

This stuff is widely available. It's good for cooking with. Unfortunately that's about all you can say for it. If you can get to a Hotel Chocolat they mark their vegan stuff, although you're heading up the price range then...

After that it's all online as far as I know. :?
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Re: Vegan chocolate in UK supermarkets?

Postby spike » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:43 pm

S0rin wrote:Does anyone know of any vegan chocolate available in UK supermarkets? I’ve looked at some, but most say contain milk traces.


Are you after plain chocolate or somethign more fancy?
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Postby S0rin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:48 pm

Just some chocolate, dark or milk style. I've not had any in ages, just fancy some.

Not noticed that Kinnerton bar before, looks good though, will keep an eye out for it.
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Postby thestoatyone » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:52 pm

It's in most supermarkets "free from" sections.

If you have a craving, it'll do but like I say don't get your hopes up. :wink:

The Hotel Chocolat 100% coco stuff was awesome though!
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Postby S0rin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:04 pm

Ah yeah, after checking online who sell it (Sainsburys and Waitrose) I came upon "Humdinger Dairy Free Rice Crackle Bar". Sounds interesting. Available at Asda too, shall try it out.
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Postby spike » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:15 pm

If you're up for ordering on line veganstore.co.uk have all sorts.

Divine plain chocolate is vegan and can be found in many supermarkets.

There's another that's in black and white packaging, looks kind of posh (sorry I forget what it's called!) which is vegan and I've seen in tesco / asda. Asda have a cooking chocolate which is surprisingly tasty uncooked and is vegan (I think it's the "extra special" one, it was reduced a while back to 75p for a big bar.
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Postby barnz2k » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:46 pm

The FREE from in tescos has Inulin in it, I just saw this about 3hrs ago. The one in Sainsburys is good though, that I remember. Actually the whole Sainsbury's free from is better than the tesco one - all the GF (gluten free) and dairy free Tesco stuff has egg. Idiots.

Ritter Sport has one type

Look for the dark or =>%70 cocoa content ones.
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Postby JS » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:39 am

Lyme regis marzipan bars I've seen in Asda in the health food section - I guess not truly chocolate.

I buy all my chocolate at the health food shop or online.

I did notice John Lewis selling Booja Booja choclates - not cheap though £40 quid for a lovely big box - a nice gift for a vegan I think if you have the money :)
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Postby notmilk » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:55 pm

ALDI - Moser Roth... yumm
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Postby Boo » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:53 pm

Holland and Barrat stock vegan chocolate and some are delicious! Also if you have a Boots herbal store near to you, they normally have more specialised types of chocolate although they can get pricey. Saying that the vegan white chocolate they stock is heavenly! :P
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Postby mouche » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:06 pm

Last time I checked, Lindt 70% and 85% were vegan. But that hasn't been for a while because I don't like Lindt very much.

Côte D'Or dark chocolate is vegan, their 86% isn't bad.

If you want fair trade or organic, as mentioned Divine dark chocolate bars are vegan and have a really nice texture, but they only go up to 70% and I need it darker to get my chocolate fix :D Montezuma's dark chocolate bars are vegan I believe, but I've never bought them and I've only ever seen them in Waitrose.

Dark Rittersport is also vegan, as is their marzipan but apparently that's no longer to be found in the UK. Peppermint used to be vegan but butter oil has managed to make a guest appearance now. Anyway in the UK, I've only ever seen Rittersport chocolates in Waitrose.

And yes Asda's 85% cooking chocolate is surprisingly good, though it was a hunt to find it in the baking ingredients section. I hate Asda layouts.

Waitrose also stock the Lyme Regis marzipan, coconut and hazelnut nougat dark chocolate bars, as well as the Humdinger "milk" chocolate rice crackle bar and "milk" chocolate buttons which have all been mentioned before.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head... I've never had trouble finding vegan dark chocolate to be honest. At the moment I have the Côte D'Or 86% bar at home, but I've not needed to tap into since early October as I got given heaps of Hotel Chocolat chocolate 8) People know me too well!
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Postby Rubber_Ritchie » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:16 pm

I think Green and Blacks is going to be vegan again soon. I'm gonna buy 50 bars as soon as I find it!!!
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Postby ultra_whippet » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:23 pm

Waitrose have a really good selection of dark chocolate. This is my current favourite:
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