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I've been really craving chocolate lately... like the chocolates people buy each other on Valentine's Day, or truffles, or... well just chocolate in general though, really
. I know Lindt has one in the white wrapper (70% dark choc) that's vegan, but I'm not sure if any place around here has that, and I was wondering if there are other options. Are there any recipes for that sort of thing either?

Gahhhhh, wanting, chocolate, so bad...
 

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Yes, there's definitely recipes and places to buy. Depends on how much do you want to spend? Do you want good quality raw or cooked? Raw will have more alcohol flavor and be more expensive.

Don't worry, lots of vegans know their chocolate!
 

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In the UK all lindt products now have milk in them from what I can tell


If you're elsewhere, it's probally different.

I'll give the UK people some of my favourites though, since I do indeed "know my chocolate"

In shops, lots of dark chocolates used to be vegan but I am seeing a trend of addign milk to once-vegan chocolate at the moment. Tesco own-brand, sainsburys own brand (and some of theirs are delicious and have different flavours) and divine are still on board though. (except divine dark fruit and nut for reasons unknown!).

Own brand after dinner mints are fab if you're a minty kinda vegan and want something less harsh. There's also frys bars, and obviously health food stores do vegan brands


For luxery vegan chocolat,e hotel chocolat does pretty well (at a price!): http://www.hotelchocolat.co.uk/src/c...ate-CHCOVEGAN/

BEST TRUFFLES EVER: http://www.hipohyfryd.co.uk/ now beccomming more widly available online, and even from shops in the UK. It's expensive but damn worth it.

Vegan mars bars and similar, I haven't tried them though, available only from: http://www.veganstore.co.uk/mm5/merc...egory_Code=510

http://www.montezumas.co.uk/search/s...gan&r=&g=&pg=1 does some different things, I haven't tried a lot though

animal aid do chocolate boxes, which are quite nice but quite heavy on the creme type chocolates : http://www.animalaidshop.org.uk/chocolate.htm

Um yes, if you want shops I'd suggest looking mostlty either in health food stores, or at own-brand products as they're usually your best bet!
 

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Baker's semi sweet chunks are vegan (like the big Baker's squares but their "chunk" product) and you can pretty much make whatever you want with them. I was looking up truffle recipes earlier and gave up because I couldn't really find what I wanted. Maybe later though!
 

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Rice milk chocolate!!! If you are lucky enough to have some around you I would highly recommend it, if not it's totally worth ordering some online. I've tried the regular bar, the chocolate with almonds and the truffle and they are all sooooooooooo incredibly good. It's milk chocolate as good as Lindt or Cadbury or anything but without the cow involvement!

http://www.aviva.ca/shop/products.as...=3235&catid=68
 

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If you can find them: http://www.theochocolate.com/products/index.php. Best Chocolate bars ever. Most of them are vegan and I think they do a pretty good job washing the equipment as I have never had any traces of dairy in mine (really allergic to dairy so I know if there is any dairy by my body's reaction). The 74% Dark Madagascar chocolate bar is to die for. The 94% Costa Rican chocolate will knock you out.
 

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If you wanna be a chocolate snob you can at the same time be vegan because there shouldn't be any dairy in your chocolate. All that should be in there is cacoa solids, cacoa butter and sugar. Everything else is not supposed to be in real chocolate, and I think the french even have regulations about this because it does make a huge difference in quality and in how hard (and costly) it is to make if you're not even using emulsifiers. They use the milk to cheat us on cheap and not very tasty beans, they use the emuslifiers to avoid a lot of work in getting the texture just right.

I'm not a chocolate snob (yet) but I am a coffee snob and that has led me to thinking a lot about what they are trying to sell us in the stores these days. I roast my own coffee beans at home and I know what you do to get away with crappy beans (becasue sometimes I buy a cheap brazilian kind they sell in the local stores, it's popular among people from the Balkans, and yeah, basically you just let those poor beans burn until they're little pieces of coal and mix it with a lot of robusta) and I know what it tastes like. It tastes like 95% of what you can buy in your local supermarket. I think the same is probably true for chocolate.

Lindt isn't even on the list when it comes to really fine chocolate.
 

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Originally Posted by measuringcups View Post

anyone ever tried that carob whatsitcalled? iiiiiiiiiiickk! IMO, dont waste your money!
Haha, I actually love carob chips. That light bitterness is nice and tasty. Eat too many, and it because so sweet that you don't notice it, haha.
 
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