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#1 Old 06-09-2009, 04:47 AM
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I've been in the UK for a bit but i'm coming back to Australia in a few weeks and I wanted to know if there are any brands of dark chocolate you guys know are vegan. Hopefully some kinds that they'd be selling around the Coffs Harbour/Grafton/Port Maquarie etc area, not just in Sydney?



I *could* look it up but the internet has lied to me before - it told me Green and Black's dark chocolate was vegan and it's got milk solids in it.



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#2 Old 06-09-2009, 07:29 AM
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i cant think of the names right now! but i can find them if i look! if you go into the main supermarkets u can find the vegan ones in the chocolate area lol. they have tons of choices, and a few vegan ones are thrown in there as well! otherwise there are the vegan shops which would have them as well!
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#3 Old 06-09-2009, 12:18 PM
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lol thanks. I'll just read the ingredients on all of them. :P
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#4 Old 06-09-2009, 12:36 PM
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oh, you lucky lucky person, you: http://www.sweetwilliam.com.au/
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oh, you lucky lucky person, you: http://www.sweetwilliam.com.au/



Thank you...!
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Here's a list of choccies available and the supermarkets that sell them.

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#7 Old 06-10-2009, 02:30 AM
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Thanks Pixelle.



Although I would like to say that although i've read in several places on the net that Green + Black's Dark is vegan, I read the packet and the last ingredient on the list was 'milk solids'. Just a heads up.
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I remember reading some place that they had to put that thing about the milk solids on there, as it was a potential contaminent ['may contain traces of' etc]...but I dunno for sure, I never went after information. If that was the case, I guess at least they put it on there so people could be 'better safe than sorry'. [/pointless information]



Green and Blacks 'chocolate' drink though... ohhh yeah I can only find it in health food shops though. Be sure to raid the Sweet William products at your local Coles/Woolworths etc; as Jen suggested. I went for some time without trying their Not Nuts product, and I cannot believe I lived without it in my life. Delicious!
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****. i want chocolate now. & ive cleaned my teeth too cuz i was just about to go to bed.lol



>>wanders off to raid mini bar in his room<<
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Thanks Pixelle.



Although I would like to say that although i've read in several places on the net that Green + Black's Dark is vegan, I read the packet and the last ingredient on the list was 'milk solids'. Just a heads up.



Yeh, it's a bummer hey, how you have to always keep checking the list.

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I went for some time without trying their Not Nuts product, and I cannot believe I lived without it in my life. Delicious!



mmmmmmmmmm it's absolutely yum, hey? i love the tangerine flavour and rice crackle!
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whittakers dark ghana.



WONDERFUL!



I think they have a kiwifruit one that might be too but i've never checked as it sounds repulsive!!!!
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Kristobel!!!! I noticed today that Whittakers dark ghana is vegan? ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! How strong is it?
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#14 Old 06-29-2009, 07:17 AM
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The Sweet William choccy "I'm Sweet enough" is divine as well, nom nom.
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Just to let you know Green and Blacks dark chocolate is vegan. The milk powder on the ingredients is because they are complete and utter idiots who decided that because it was a trace ingredient due to shared machinery they needed to add it to the ingredients, even though the trace was minimal if existant at all.



They didn't feel that a "this product may contain traces of milk" label was appropriate. I had several long email discussions with them about this and they insist this is the best idea, despite the fact it limits their market and makes them look like idiots. It is safe to eat though unless you are allergic to milk.
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Kristobel!!!! I noticed today that Whittakers dark ghana is vegan? ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! How strong is it?



All whittakers dark chocolate is vegan.... including their dark peanut slabs, dark chocolate and all the high percentage dark chocolates (like ghana) as well of course. There are some flavoured ones as well..... I think. Oh of course the dark caramel is NOT vegan as it has condensed milk.... but the plain dark ones definitely are.



Sweet Williams is also very yummy... albeit a bit more expensive than whittakers.
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#17 Old 07-12-2009, 06:04 PM
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So, choccy is pretty easy to get, but what about lollies?
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I'm gonna have to buy the Whittakers Dark Ghana chocolate this week ...



I'm gonna buy Sweet William cooking choc chips tomorrow for the vegan caramel slices that I'm gonna make in 2 days.



I find that vegan lollies are hard to find.
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Drop into your local Mrs. Flannery's or Wray's Organics to find vegan wine gums, "gummy bears", cola bottles, "smarties" and heaps more I LOVE them. Also www.crueltyfreeshop.com.au delivers and has a great range of vegan sweets/choccies! I order from there all the time.
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I think I'm going to be the odd one out but I bought some sweet william chocolate chips and nearly gagged. Then I checked and they have 6% cocao...not chocolate in my opinion! Bonvita is amazing...but so expensive. I bought three bars for the next month today and it set me back $20.
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Cocolo is amazing! It's not a vegan chocolate company, but a few of their flavours are vegan.... such as 'dark orange', 'dark mint crisp', 'dark almond', 'dark bitter sweet' and 'dark 70%' ... they're also organic and fair trade.
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Lollies are almost impossible to get for me..... In fact unless they are accidentally vegan I can't think of any. Sad... but once again, that is NZ and although similar Aussie usually seems to have a bit more vegan stuff than we get.



Although just found out that we have now got Soy condensed milk.... not long after you guys got it. Only problem is its Nestle..... and I boycot them
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#23 Old 10-20-2009, 03:06 AM
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The best chocolate you can buy happens to be vegan. It's from Aldi, and it is the Moser Roth dark chocolate (70%). They have an 85% too, but it's not as nice in my opinion.
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#24 Old 10-20-2009, 08:14 PM
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Aldi?! Thanks Beans!!!!!
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Just make sure you choose the right one! Aldi have lots of different chocolates. The name is Moser Roth, and it says "Finest Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa." This is my favourite chocolate in the whole world. It is very affordable too...
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No Aldi's in my state. Boo-hoo.

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No Aldi's in my state. Boo-hoo.



Are you serious? That is so lame!!



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Just make sure you choose the right one! Aldi have lots of different chocolates. The name is Moser Roth, and it says "Finest Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa." This is my favourite chocolate in the whole world. It is very affordable too...



Is the 70% very bitter? Good to know it's affordable!!
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I went to Aldi and came back with 2 blocks Just Organic Dark Chocolate hehehe. It cost $1.99 lmao.



And also I bought the Moser-Roth "Finest Dark Chocolate Orange and Almond". I'm gonna buy the 70% dark chocolate one when I go back.
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#29 Old 10-22-2009, 06:40 PM
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No, not bitter... delicious. The best chocolate ever!
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#30 Old 10-22-2009, 06:41 PM
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In my opinion, the Moser Roth is unquestionably better than the Just Organic. Superior!
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