IS DARK CHOCOLATE VEGAN?
What Is Dark Chocolate?
There's no agreed definition for dark chocolate. It's just darker than milk chocolate.
HOW IS DARK CHOCOLATE MADE?
Dark Chocolate is typically made with: ○ Cocoa Butter ○ Cocoa Solids (or Cacao Liquor) And/Or ○ Sugar ○ Milk Products ○ Nuts
SO IF THERE'S NO MILK, IS IT VEGAN?
Not necessarily! No milk, no honey, would (most likely) make it plant-based
The production of Cacao Beans has longed been plagued with human rights abuse, unsustainability, and unfair trade.
ACCIDENTALLY PLANT-BASED CHOCOLATE
Some brands make accidentally plant-based dark chocolate.
○ Cadbury Bourneville ○ Ghirardelli Chocolate Intense (72%+) ○ Lindt Excellent (70%+) ○ Divine Dark Chocolate ○ Trader Joe's 72% Belgian Dark
VEGAN DARK CHOCOLATE
Some other brands make a real effort to offer vegan dark chocolate that is plant-based, ethical, and sustainable.
○ Hu Kitchen ○ Theo Chocolate ○ Endangered Species ○ Taza Chocolate ○ Lily’s ○ Green & Blacks
HOW TO SPOT VEGAN DARK CHOCOLATE?
NOT VEGAN: ○ Milk ○ Milk Solids ○ Milk Fat ○ Lactose ○ Whey ○ Casein ○ Eggs ○ Caramel ○ Honey
PLANT-BASED ○ Cocoa Butter ○ Cocoa Solids ○ Sugar ○ Cocoa Liquor ○ Vanilla Extract ○ Nuts ○ Soy Lecithin