Best dairy-free and dark Christmas chocolates 2015
On the hunt for dairy-free Christmas chocolates for stockings, gifts and parties? You’ve come to the right place. Dairy-Free Delicious has selflessly chomped through a cocoa mountain of Christmas chocs to bring you this round-up of the best for every budget…
Moo-Free Merry Moos Selection Box
A jolly collection of Moo Free’s most popular flavours: plain, orange, honeycomb and mint, all illustrated with cute characters.
Best for: Children with allergies/intolerances
Hotel Chocolat Chilli Penguins
Rich, 70% dark chocolate penguins. The chocolate is glossy with a good snap. The chilli kicks in about 10 seconds after you’ve eaten one but is fairly mild.
£7 for box of 10 from Hotel Chocolat
Best for: A present for friends
Sainsbury’s FreeFrom Chocolate Discs
Gold-foil chocolate coins just like you used to find in the foot of your Christmas stocking. Also gluten-free.
£1.50 from Sainsbury’s
Best for: Children’s Christmas parties
Tesco Free From Choc Discs
A bag of chocolate coins which are free-from wheat and gluten as well as dairy.
£1.50 from Tesco
Best for: Christmas stockings
Cocoa Libre Solid Milk Chocolate Alternative Penguins
Smily, portly penguins made with rice powder instead of dairy. The choc is thick and solid with a mild and creamy taste. They’re handmade and also nut-free and suitable for coeliacs.
£4.00 for box of 8 from Holland and Barrett
Best for: Older children
Montezuma’s Vegan and Organic Collection
Montezuma’s is a British choclatier known for its imaginative flavours. These gorgeous, fudgy truffles come in four intense flavours: freshly-brewed coffee, almond praline, creme de cacao and orange.
£14.79 for box of 16 from Holland & Barrett
Best for: Gifting to vegan friends/family
Plamil Dairy-Free Snowmen
Chunky snowmen-shaped chocolates with a mild, milky flavour. Also vegan, gluten-free and nut-free.
£4.95 from Plamil Foods and health food shops
Best for: Eating together in front of a Christmas movie
Rococo Sleigh Bauble
Rococo has won countless awards for its gourmet chocolates. The collection isn’t cheap but a dark chocolate bauble, made with the house-blend 65% cocoa and decorated with a cocoa-butter sleigh and reindeer, provides the perfect taster.
£4.95 from Rococo
Best for: Hanging on the tree
M&S Made Without Dairy Chocolate Disc Collection
These delicious dark chocs don’t look or taste like a free-from product at all. They come in four flavours: cocoa nib, ginger, orange and raspberry – the latter with crunchy freeze-dried raspberry pieces.
£6 from M&S
Best for: Secret santa