If you've ever wondered about the magic behind vegan chocolate, you're in the right place. Today, we're pulling back the curtain to reveal the ingredients and processes that create the tantalising, dairy-free treats loved by many. As a bonus, we'll also share how Cocoa Libre, a Somerset-based chocolate artisan, is setting a deliciously high standard in the industry.
The Basic Composition of Vegan Chocolate
Traditional chocolate is made from cacao beans, sugar, and milk. To transform it into vegan chocolate, confectioners replace dairy milk with plant-based alternatives. The alternatives used vary from brand to brand and may include almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and more.
At Cocoa Libre, we have our unique spin on this – we use rice milk. It provides a light, creamy texture and a subtly sweet taste, creating a delicious alternative that perfectly mimics the taste and texture of traditional milk chocolate.
Why Choose Dairy-Free Chocolate?
Dairy-free chocolate is more than just a treat for vegans or those with a dairy allergy. Its plant-based composition provides a host of benefits for any chocolate lover.
Lower in Cholesterol:
Since plant-based milks are naturally cholesterol-free, vegan chocolate can help maintain healthier cholesterol levels.
For those with lactose intolerance, dairy-free chocolate is a great way to enjoy a treat without discomfort.
Rich in Antioxidants:
Dark chocolate, which is naturally vegan and a part of our product line at Cocoa Libre, is packed with beneficial antioxidants.
Dairy production has a considerable environmental impact. By choosing dairy-free chocolates, you're choosing a more sustainable treat.
Cocoa Libre: Your Stop for Delicious Vegan Chocolate
If you're intrigued by vegan chocolate, look no further than our array of products at Cocoa Libre. Our Rice Milk Chocolate Bars are a customer favourite, providing the classic creamy texture of milk chocolate without any dairy.
For dark chocolate enthusiasts, our Dark Chocolate Slabs pack a powerful cocoa punch while staying entirely plant-based. And let's not forget our Vegan Chocolate Variety Selection Box - a variety of our bestsellers that can introduce you to the delicious world of vegan chocolate or make the perfect gift.
Vegan chocolate is a wonderful world to explore, offering dairy-free decadence without compromising on taste or texture. At Cocoa Libre, we're proud to be part of this exciting movement, handcrafting our vegan chocolates with love, right in the heart of Somerset.