What says ‘I love you’ more than ‘I respect your dietary decisions’.
Support your vegan friend/neighbour/sibling by giving them a gift they can actually eat.
That’s right. Today we’re talking about vegan chocolate. Vegan chocolate is also perfect if you know someone who is lactose intolerant. It’s not Easter yet but in the name of research, I have begun testing the different vegan chocolates on offer.
Aside from being cruelty free and better for the environment, these chocolate brands also often use ingredients which make them gluten free and refined sugar free. So whether you’re purchasing bunnies and eggs for your health conscious sister or your environmentally conscious boyfriend, there’s probably an option below for you.
Here are five brands (and where you can find them) if you’re looking for an animal-friendly, dairy free alternative to chocolate:
Cashew mylk chocolate eggs filled with a soft caramel centre. These are slightly less sickly than your regular dairy milk chocolate but they still taste great. The caramel inside is hard, not flowing (in case that’s important to you).
They’re gluten free, cane sugar free, soy and GMO free. The Boobook Chocolate eggs also support the Great Forest National Park campaign.
Loving Earth chocolate eggs are available at organic stores like Apple and Sage and health food stores. $15.95 at All Organic Food Store online here.
This vegan easter egg is one of the most exciting because it’s jam-packed with marshmallows. Marshmallows! Ones that have protein powder in them. So you’re basically eating healthy marshmallows, which just sounds like an oxymoron.
I got these for Harry, mainly because the packaging was so pretty. Also, I like that there were five different flavours in the pack: raspberry, ginger and orange, 70% cocoa, smooth hazelnut and Harry’s favourite: pink himalayan salt. As the owner of the Grain of Sea Salt blog, that probably should have been my favourite too, but raspberry had my heart. I bought these at Apple and Sage organic (they had the best range! More than five vegan chocolate easter options to choose from!) marked down to $7. But if you’re reading this Harry, then I paid the full $15.
Woolworths is now stocking Kinnerton’s dark chocolate egg, which is nut, gluten, dairy and egg free. Cheap, accessible and vegan chocolate. Also, sold out the day before Easter. Boo.
Sweet Williams eggs are your traditional dairy free option, that’s been around for yonks. Tastes exactly like the real deal and is also gluten free and nut free. And it’s available in Aldi for $8.
I hope you find some eggcellent (I couldn’t not) options among my suggestions above and that everyone thinks you’re the most thoughtful gift giver that ever was.
Do you know anyone with special dietary requirements? How do you usually cater for them? Tell me below 🙂