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These Are the 9 Best Dairy Free Chocolates on the Market

May 17, 2024
Courtesy of Theo Chocolate

Every now and then, we all need a sweet treat — and chocolate is well-documented as a healthy dessert full of nutrients. But historically, if you wanted chocolate made without dairy, you had to stick to dark (and even then, there might be some dairy in it). Not anymore; these days, there’s a dairy-free chocolate for any taste.

Here are the 9 best dairy free chocolates for those moments when you’re ready to indulge. 

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1. Manoa Chocolate

KŌ HANA RUM BAR, Courtesy of Manoa Chocolate Hawaii

Courtesy of Manoa Chocolate

Enjoy a tropical-inspired treat thanks to Manoa Chocolate. From bean to bar, the company produces chocolate on the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu. They celebrate Hawaiian flavors such as rum, coconut, banana, and mango in several gluten- and dairy-free milk and dark chocolate varieties. Even the milk chocolate bars are dairy free, made with organic coconut milk. 

2. Lake Champlain Chocolate

Vegan Chocolate Truffles, Courtesy of Lake Champlain Chocolates

Courtesy of Lake Champlain Chocolates

Lake Champlain Chocolates has a whole line of vegan chocolates, including truffles made with coconut cream, dark chocolate bars, and even hot chocolate. With flavors like sea salt, raspberry, peppermint, and spicy Aztec, these five-ingredient bars are perfect to gift, or to enjoy all for yourself.

3. The Good Chocolate

Double Crunch Coconut Milk, Courtesy of The Good Chocolate

Courtesy of The Good Chocolate

The Good Chocolate makes 100% organic chocolate to accommodate several dietary restrictions, including vegan and zero sugar. The dairy-free line includes bars of different sizes and shapes, in flavors like ginger, Ethiopian coffee, turmeric coconut, and salted almond.

4. Theo Chocolate

Chocolate Hazelnut Crisp, Courtesy of Theo Chocolate

Courtesy of Theo Chocolate

Theo Chocolate sources fair-trade cocoa from sustainable farms to make its rich chocolate bars. They offer a wide selection of dairy-free bars, from seasonal flavors like peppermint crunch to classic dark chocolate, and even vegan peanut butter cups. 

5. Buddha Chocolate

Classic Chocolate, Courtesy of Buddha Chocolate

Courtesy of Buddha Chocolate

Dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free, with no refined sugars, Buddha Chocolate is good for many dietary needs. Their coconut sugar–sweetened bars come in a variety of flavors, such as lavender, hazelnut, and sea salt.

6. Beyond Good Chocolate

Pure Dark, Courtesy of Beyond Good

Courtesy of Beyond Good

With only 4 base ingredients in each bar, Beyond Good offers chocolate with 60% to 92% cacao, so there’s something for everyone, from semisweet to super-dark. Some of their dairy-free chocolate bars include classic dark, vanilla almond, and plantain. 

7. Taza Chocolate 

LEMON COOKIE CRUNCH, Courtesy of Taza Chocolate

Courtesy of Taza Chocolate

Known for its unique stone-ground chocolate bars, Taza offers interesting flavors like lemon cookie, cornflake, and orange crunch. These delicious bars really stand out — plus, they’re also kosher, and free of gluten and soy. 

8. Raaka Chocolate

Oat Milk, Courtesy of Raaka Chocolate

Courtesy of Raaka Chocolate

Raaka focuses on allergen-friendly chocolate, ensuring all of its products are free of gluten, dairy, and soy. On the back of each chocolate bar, you’ll find the origin of the cacao beans as well as the brand’s promise of fair trade practices and transparency. From 100% cacao bars to unique flavors such as rose cardamom, bananas foster, and bourbon, Raaka is full of diverse, dairy-free treats. 

9. Unreal Chocolate

Peanut Butter Cups, Courtesy of Unreal Chocolate

Courtesy of Unreal Chocolate

Chocolate can be more than dessert thanks to Unreal’s low sugar, dairy free chocolate snacks. Nut butter cups, coconut bars, and dark chocolate-covered almonds are just a few of their vegan snacks, which you can toss in your bag for sweet-snack emergencies. Bonus: This brand uses far less sugar than many others, and no artificial dyes. 

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