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.

RRP £4.99 from Holland & Barrett, Ocado and health food shops

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



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