Vegan Chocolate to Buy for Valentine’s Day for Your Plant-Based Loved Ones
You want to show your sweetie how sweet he or she is this Valentine's Day, but when either one of you is sticking to a plant-based or vegan diet, the choices narrow. Here's some good news: More and more confectioners are creating beautiful, delicious, and celebratory chocolates out of nut milks, coconut creams, and bases that come from plants, not animal products.
When reading the ingredients, know this: Coconut butter is dairy-free and vegan! If you're looking at a product that doesn't specify whether it's vegan, stay away from Milk Chocolate, of course, and many other sweets that have "cross-contact" with dairy. When in doubt, it's best to do a quick search to know for sure if there are animal products in the ingredients.
Here, The Beet rounded up the best chocolate treats to buy this V-Day. For desserts to make (all you ambitious Valentines) check out our Recipes category for sweets to bake up this week. Enjoy. And remember, love is in the heart, not the gift.
1. No Whey! Foods Signature Truffle Collection
This box of 15 truffles will wow them with its taste and presentation, including 5 flavors -- from Milk Fudge to Salted Caramel, Grand Marnier, Coffee, and Rasberry. These are Gluten Free, Kosher, Allergen Friendly and made with all-natural ingredients.
2. Baked by Melissa Vegan Love Story Cupcakes
Get your office or your honey some vegan cupcakes for V-Day. Baked by Melissa introduced her line of vegan cupcakes last year and mothers everywhere rejoiced-- no more worrying about lactose intolerant kids or vegan party-goers who couldn't partake in the treats! This new edit of Vegan Valentine’s Day cupcakes includes six mouthwatering flavors: Chocolate Vanilla Chip, rich Dark Chocolate Coconut, Magic Cookie, Cinnamon Bun, Strawberry and limited edition Chocolate Dragonfruit (in partnership with Hu Kitchen)! 100% vegan, 100% delicious!
3. Vosges Dark Chocolate Truffle Collection
Exotic chocolate lovers will love this 16-piece dark chocolate collection of truffles, which takes its influence from international influences. Perfect for the dark chocolate lover, this set ranges from 62% to 75% cacao. The creators mixed flavor notes from flowers, roots, herbs, and spices from around the world.
4. Creek House Vegan Organic Chocolate Truffles
If regular dark chocolate doesn't cut it for you or your loved one, Creek House Chocolate truffles are for you. Available in a 12 piece box or 24 piece box, the chocolate comes in 4 flavors: Berry Berry, Chili Mango, Creamy Hazelnut and Dark Espresso. These unique truffles are creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
5. Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate
Go the extra mile and get Lake Champlain's Vegan Chocolate basket which has a dark chocolate coins, nonpareils, bars, and even hot chocolate! The bars come in a combination of flavors like raspberry and dark chocolate, spicy Aztec dark chocolate and sea salt & almonds dark chocolate bar. This basket is perfect for the real chocolate lover out there who has never found a sweet chocolate treat they didn't like.
6. HU Kitchen
HU Kitchen has the biggest selection of vegan chocolate bars you can find in store. Whole Foods carries these chocolate bars in six flavors: Almond Butter + Puffed Quinoa, Cashew Butter + Vanilla Bean, Hazelnut Butter, Orange Dream Vanilla Cashew Butter, Salty, Simple, Crunchy Mint, Vanilla Quinoa Qrispy. Can't decide which bars are suitable for your partner? Order all six flavors in a bundle off HU Kitchen.
If truffles and chocolate don't hit the spot, these cookies will. Maxine's Heavenly Cookies are plant-based, gluten-free and soy-free making this a healthier Valentine's Day treat. These soft cookies come in a few flavors like Chocolate Chocolate Chunk, Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk. You can find these guilt-free cookies on Amazon.