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18 Delicious Vegan Chocolates and One That’s Awful

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Sweet Riot
70% Dark Chocolate with Quirky Quinoa Crunch

I liked the mild chocolate taste and the texture, which was crunchy and not hard or dry. Hubby said, “Now thatís yummy. Best one Iíve had so far. Most likely for me to finish a whole bar in a single sitting. Sweet, creamy, crunchy.” This bar was one of my friend’s favorite: “crunch is great!”

Hu

Hu’s Manhattan restaurant offers an extensive menu with many vegan options. The philosophy is “to get back to the way humans ate before industry ruined food,” so their chocolate, which is “handcrafted in Brooklyn” like Rescue Chocolate, contains “no refined sugar, cane sugar, gluten, dairy, emulsifiers, stabilizers, soy, or GMOs.” (If you haven’t deduced it yet, all we do here in Brooklyn is sit around handcrafting stuff.)

Almond Butter & Puffed Quinoa Chocolate Bar

Yum. Soft, crunchy and rich. I liked the faint roasted flavor. Hubby said “nice and creamy,” and praised the heartiness and the crispy quinoa. A friend agreed that it was “delicious,” with a great texture. She also loved the quinoa crunch.

Crunchy Fig Chocolate Bar

This bar looks a lot like Rescue Chocolate’s Mission Feral Fig, but doesn’t pull it off as well. The embedded whole almonds were a tad soft, which distracted me from the chocolate, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing because the chocolate was too bitter. I didn’t taste much fig. A friend disagreed, praising the flavor and noting that the fig imparted a nice texture.

Equal Exchange Chocolates
Mint Chocolate With A Delicate Crunch

I loved the mint, which was not overwhelming, and the crunch was delicate and satisfying.†A friend liked this bar’s creaminess and mint flavor, and another called it sweet and good but may have felt differently after she caught a bitter aftertaste. A third friend (they really went for this bar, the only mint one we sampled) thought it tasted like a York Peppermint Patty.

Nibmor
Dark Chocolate with Brown Rice

Organic and ethically traded, this bar is a bit hard, a bit dry, but satisfyingly crispy. The flavor is strong and a little bitter for me — I almost felt a sting. One friend said it was “okay” but “a bit too bitter.” Another agreed that it was bitter, but “in a good way.” She called this bar delicious and said she never would have known it was vegan. The Food Empowerment Project endorses Nibmor.

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3:00AM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thank you

11:25AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Thanks

11:20AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

love chocolate.

2:24PM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Thanks.

10:14PM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

Thanks

9:50PM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

Now I know what to bribe vegans with to make them stop ranting about their diet. Lol! The rescue chocolate is a good idea.

5:48PM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

Oh, I love dark chocolate and ginger!

7:46AM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

Rescue Chocolate Peanut Butter Pit Bull--if it weren't so expensive, I'd be eating these a lot more often.

4:08AM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

damn you Piper Hoffman....now all I can think about is chocolate....mmmmm-mmmmmmmmmmm ;)

2:27AM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

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