When it comes to enjoying plant-based chocolate, there are no limitations. A common misconception is that plant-based or vegan chocolate is strictly for vegans. However, at LoveRaw, we know otherwise. That’s why we make chocolate for the “unvegan vegan” - people that aren’t necessarily vegan, but are interested in delicious, indulgent chocolate bars.
With a growing demand for ethical and sustainable food options, plant-based chocolate has unsurprisingly become a number one choice for many people, regardless of their dietary preferences.
If you’re ready to give plant-based chocolate a try, but not sure whether it’s for you, let’s explore what it is and why you shouldn’t miss out.
What is plant-based chocolate?
Plant-based chocolate is exactly what it sounds like: chocolate that is made from plant-based flavours and ingredients and most importantly free from artificial ingredients and palm oil.
Are plant-based chocolate and vegan chocolate the same?
Yes and no. You can have plant-based chocolate that contains animal products which of course means it’s not vegan. What makes a plant-based chocolate bar vegan is when it doesn’t contain any milk or animal products at all. However, keep in mind that you can have plant-based or vegan chocolate that contains dairy-free milk such as soy or almond milk.
So, if plant-based or vegan chocolate generally doesn’t have any dairy in it, what is it made from?
Great question! Some common ingredients that you’ll find on a plant-based chocolate wrapper include:
- Cacao butter
- Natural sweeteners such as dates, bananas and maple syrup
- Plant-based flavours, from fruit and vegetables
What makes plant-based chocolate the perfect choice?
There are many benefits that come with plant-based or vegan choc. Here’s what makes it the perfect choice.
1. Irresistible flavour and quality
Yes, you read that right. Who said that plant-based chocolate can’t be tasty? At LoveRaw we are all about creating amazing vegan choc that tastes like chocolate chocolate and guess what? You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy it. Our LoveRaw choc bars are incredibly tasty and come in a variety of flavours. From the crunchy Caramelised Biscuit Cre&m® Wafer Bars to the M:lk® Choc Nutty Choc Balls, you’ll definitely find something that’s right up your street.
2. Versatility at it’s best
Our LoveRaw choc bars aren’t just for snacking (although it’s pretty hard not to snack on them all day); they also make a great ingredient for baking. Want to make vegan chocolate brownies or cakes? Not to worry plant-based chocolate is great for elevating your vegan recipes. From cooking to simply enjoying them as a topping, the possibilities are endless.
3. Perfect for sharing
Searching for the ultimate vegan gift? Look no further! Our Cre&m Wafer Bars make the perfect chocolate gift and are great for sharing! Whether it's a birthday, Christmas or Valentine celebration, or a simple gesture of kindness, plant-based chocolate is a treat that anyone can appreciate and enjoy. LoveRaw comes in a wide range of mixed boxes and sizes which means you can try and share all kinds of different flavours with your favourite people.