It is great to snack on fruit and nuts.
But there are times when only chocolate will do!
And for those times when you need to satisfy those sweet cravings, we have a fantastic range of yummy chocolate snacks which are also suitable for vegans.
The answer is a big, chocolatey yes!
Chocolate is made from cacao beans which are grown on trees, which means that it is primarily a plant-based food substance.
So you do not have to miss out if you are following a vegan diet.
However, when chocolate is made into a snack product, ingredients such as milk may be added, which then means that anyone following a vegan diet is therefore unable to eat them.
But fear not – there are plenty of vegan-friendly chocolate bars and snacks to choose from that are completely plant-based. And there are healthy options too!
Dark chocolate has a high concentration of cocoa solids and is often made without milk.
Therefore, most dark chocolate is suitable for vegans.
Of course, you should always check the ingredients of dark chocolate before you eat it, as some dark chocolate products may still contain dairy products such as milk and milk derivatives, including whey and casein.
Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70 – 85%) also contains a good amount of fibre and plenty of minerals, as well as mostly saturated and monounsaturated fats.
Raw Halo Vegan Pure Dark Raw Chocolate is dark 76% raw chocolate which is made with organic cacao and a touch of coconut sugar.
The plant-based ingredients are ethically sourced and the bar is dairy free, gluten free, natural and organic.
And all this goodness makes for a wonderful taste. This glossy chocolate bar is smooth, with a satisfying snap when you break a piece off, before it melts in your mouth!
The packaging is also sustainable and plastic-free.
But if you are vegan, you do not just need to stick to dark chocolate.
There are lots of vegan chocolate products now which are made with plant-based alternatives to give more of a milk chocolate-type taste.
So no matter what kind of chocolate you prefer, there will be something for you.
Vegan chocolate bars are the perfect on-the-go snack. Just pop one in your bag to open when you get peckish during the day or as an after work snack.
NOMO Caramel & Sea Salt Choc Bar is suitable for vegans as well as being free from dairy, gluten, eggs and nuts. However, there is no compromise on taste.
NOMO chocolate bars are made in Great Britain and have delicious sea salt and caramel flavourings for a sweet, tangy taste.
Some of the ingredients include rice powder, cocoa butter and inverted sugar syrup which give it a creamy, luxurious texture.
Doisy & Dam Almond Butter Cups contains all natural ingredients, is vegan and free from gluten.
The butter cups are perfectly portioned for you to snack on throughout the day. They are made using ethical cacao and are free from palm oil too.
If you are having a night in with friends and family, why not get some vegan chocolate snacks to share?
Although these are so good that you might want to keep them all to yourself!
Mallow Puffs Salted Caramel & Dark Choc Mallows are vegan marshmallows coated in premium chocolate.
The pouch is resealable so if you do not eat them all (yeah, right!), you can save them for another day.
They are made with all natural ingredients and are completely free from gelatine.
Vego Vegoline Pralines are luxurious creamy pralines which make an ideal gift.
Vego chocolates are made with high quality ingredients such as smooth chocolate and hazelnut pralines and are both organic and Fairtrade certified.
Also, they do not contain any gluten, palm oil or soya.