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#1 Old 11-17-2016, 06:13 PM
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I'm still just starting out on my vegan journey and I know I'll mess up a few times but so far so good no mess ups. Anyway I'm soooo tempted to eat chocolate right now because I always get cravings for it every few months. So how do I handle it? I really want a coffee crisp but I can't and it's making me go crazy!!!

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#2 Old 11-17-2016, 06:20 PM
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I've been vegan 20-years, and I'm eating some vegan chocolate right now! That's how I handle it!

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I've been vegan 20-years, and I'm eating some vegan chocolate right now! That's how I handle it!
Oh where do I buy vegan chocolate?
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Oh where do I buy vegan chocolate?
Clif Bars are vegan. In the United States, even the regular supermarkets sell these. Perhaps this is true in Canada as well.

Lara Bars are also vegan, and they sell some chocolate varieties.

Your local health food store probably sells a variety of vegan chocolates.
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Oh where do I buy vegan chocolate?
Milk chocolate isn't vegan, so obviously most candy bars aren't vegan. Look to the dark chocolate bars. Read the labels for ingredients. The ones I have I had sent to me by Equal Exchange for the kiddos at Halloween. Cocoa is vegan, so you might look in our Recipe Section for desserts you can make yourself. Good luck!
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Here is an extensive list of vegan chocolate that is also fair trade etc.:

http://www.foodispower.org/chocolate-list/

I like Equal Exchange chocolate.
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Here's a recipe for brownies made from, of all things, black beans. They're really quite delicious.

Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies
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Clif Bars are vegan. In the United States, even the regular supermarkets sell these. Perhaps this is true in Canada as well.

Lara Bars are also vegan, and they sell some chocolate varieties.

Your local health food store probably sells a variety of vegan chocolates.
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Unfourently I'm deathly allergic to all kinds of nuts even things that may contain them so clif and Lara are out of the question
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Unfourently I'm deathly allergic to all kinds of nuts even things that may contain them so clif and Lara are out of the question
Sorry to hear that. I'm glad you're not allergic to chocolate, though. That's good news. Enjoy Life has chocolate bars that should be available in Canada.
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If you like dark chocolate you will be fine. Go for a 70% plus chocolate bar. I know you are not in the UK, but maybe they have Green & Blacks brand where you are? Here in England most of our supermarkets do their own dark chocolate - we are lucky. Aldi and Lidl do lovely dark chocolate, Moser Roth, which has no diary in it and it's delicious. You can get chilli and sea salt flavours too, which are yummy. I hope you find something nice where you live. I remember when I was in Vancouver earlier this year we did manage to find some really nice dark chocolates in some of the health food stores we popped into.
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Sorry to hear that. I'm glad you're not allergic to chocolate, though. That's good news. Enjoy Life has chocolate bars that should be available in Canada.
Oh I've seen their mini chocolate chips I was gonna buy those to bake cookies sometime! So if I cant find any chocolate bars at lest chocolate chips are around
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Is it fair to assume anything dark chocolate is vegan? I don't need to be 100% sure here, and not worried about the tiniest trace of something, but is it in general true?
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Is it fair to assume anything dark chocolate is vegan? I don't need to be 100% sure here, and not worried about the tiniest trace of something, but is it in general true?
I think so, but wouldn't swear to it.
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Is it fair to assume anything dark chocolate is vegan? I don't need to be 100% sure here, and not worried about the tiniest trace of something, but is it in general true?
No, I see lots of dark, even high percentage of cocoa dark with butterfat!
There are lots of regular dark chocolate bars and chips that are vegan if you don't worry about the sugar.
I just got Moser Ross dark chocolate mint bars at Aldi! They're German so no sugar worry anyway!
Sometimes Aldi has fair trade chocolates and I try to wait for those. Trader joes on the other hand has lots of vegan and fair trade chocolates! I buy their semi sweet chocolate chips

And my favorite candy in the world from TJ's! Dark chocolate covered crystallized ginger chunks!

You have to watch some of Trader Joes candies. They have cocoa nibs by the cash registar that are coated with confectioners glaze- beetles!
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Thanks. I tend to read ingredients nowadays although I am not a strict vegan and I don't really know what I'm looking for but if I see something that looks like an animal product I wouldn't normally buy something but there are a lot of things in ingredients that I don't really know what they are.
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Go Max Go Foods makes vegan chocolate bars that taste even better than regular chocolate bars! They have vegan versions of Mars bars, Snickers, Reese cups, Crunch bars, etc, all with different names of course: http://gomaxgofoods.com/



If you don't have vegan sweets where you live you can order them online on Amazon, it's a little pricier but worth it every now and then when you want to splurge!
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You can make your own chocolate, using cocoa powder, sweetener of choice, and coconut oil. Melt all in a pan, then pour into muffin tins, maybe 1/4" thick in each one. Sometimes I add chopped nuts or coconut, or peppermint extract. Freeze and then they will just pop out. You need to keep them refrigerated/frozen, but they are so, so good for those mad cravings!
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Does Canada have Trader Joe's? Their chocolate chips are "accidentally" vegan!
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Does Canada have Trader Joe's? Their chocolate chips are "accidentally" vegan!
There is no Trader Joe's anywhere near where I live, so I'm not sure... we do have Camino but they are so expensive!!
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If you ever see Pierres frozen desserts look for their sorbets- they're wonderful, and include a dark chocolate! All dairy free!
https://pierres.com/products/sorbet/

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