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I have been vegetarian for 6 months now and have been slowly transitioning to vegan. I went down to the snack shop in our building and picked up a Hershey's Special Dark bar and looked at the ingredients. Milk is one of them. Does all dark chocolate include milk?
 

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There's no reason why you cant have dark chocolate, LOTS of chocolate has cocoa butter instead of milk and butter fat. (6 months without chocolate? how are you functioning???) Examples:<br><br><br><br>
Green & Blacks - most of their flavors are vegan, exept for the (duh) milk chocolate one<br><br><br><br>
Ghiradellhi chocolate chips (dark) are vegan. But not the bars.<br><br><br><br>
MOST bulk sections at Whole Foods list ingredients. They have dark-chocolate dusted almonds that are vegan. yump.
 

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No, no. I've been a vegetarian for 6 months. I was eating milk chocolate occasionally. This was the first time I looked for dark chocolate, assuming that they would all be vegan.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the tips <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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If you have bulk stores nearby, sometimes you can get dark chocolate chips, or rounds. I get mine at Bulk Barn, and it's Neilson's brand (I think) dark chocolate, vegan, and very yummy. Bulk Barn is in Canada, though, so you'd have to see what's around locally for bulk goods.
 

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The best thing to do is read, read, read. I found that some store brand chocolate chips are vegan but the name brands are not. There are a lot of dark chocolate vegan options out there. If you have Trader Joe's near you, they carry a few.
 

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Yup, karen is right. The ones I can think of off the top of my head are Shop Rite store brand chips (not very yummy but OK in a pinch), Whole Foods 365 brand chips, Trader Joe brand chips and probably a few bar types, some varieties of the Endangered species bars, Tropical source, Rapunzel... in a Whole Foods or health food store, I would bet at least half the chocolate selection is vegan.<br><br><br><br>
I never quite understood why people felt it necessary to milk up their chocolate. Why would you want to dilute that flavor?
 

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I am a big fan of Lindts dark chocolate bars, as well as the endangered species deep forest mint bar. It's vegan and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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If you find Thompson Organic dark chocolate bars (the 50% variety) - GRAB IT... then again, maybe not cuz you'll develop a deep addiction to this stuff. I'm a major fiend chocolate (then again who isn't?) and try all the vegan ones I can find. Recently, I found this brand. It's a small bar and whatdoyaknow, it even has fiber, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
I'm not sure if they are "fair trade" chocolate yet. Will have to look that up. ITMT, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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If you don't want to get punched in the face by dark chocolate, then I recommend starting with this bar:<br><br><a href="http://www.lindtusa.com/shop_barkits-zoompop.cfm?PID=984" target="_blank">http://www.lindtusa.com/shop_barkits...op.cfm?PID=984</a><br><br>
It's the Lindt Swiss Bittersweet dark chocolate. It's not as bitter as some dark chocolates and even my omni sister thought it was fantastically like milk chocolate. It's available at many grocery stores like SafeWay, at least in my neighborhood.<br><br>
~Wonder <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/penguin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nigel:">
 

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If you are buying quality dark chocolate (ie spending north of 3 dollars a bar for a specialty brand) it will be vegan. I can't ever recall encountering non vegan dark chocolate that is more than 65% cocoa. The Hershey's while albeit a decent dark chocolate for the price is an aberration being non vegan. Some recommended brands: Dagoba, Scharffen Berger, and Valrhona. Try getting smaller pieces if you can and experimenting with different brands, cocoa percentages, and if possible single origin bars. Chocolate can be quite the adventure.
 

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If you are in the UK Waitrose Continental bars are vegan as well as Green and Blacks dark chocolate and Divine fair trade dark chocolate.
 

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MMMMmmm.. definitely a dark chocolate fan, the darker, the better. I've always preferred it to milk chocolate.<br><br><br><br>
I L-O-V-E the Vosges Haut-Chocolat bars. They're insanely good and have these awesome blends - guajillo y pasilla chillies in Tanzanian bittersweet chocolate, or sweet Indian curry powder and coconut flakes in semisweet chocolate, or a wasabi and black sesame seed one... sound weird? Oh no...they work together amazngly well!<br><br><br><br>
Oh my GOSH they're the best things EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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