What are the best options for vegan chocolate by vegan companies?
The following are the top scoring, fully vegan brands own by completely vegan companies in our ethical chocolate guide. They are listed here in alphabetical order.
MonChoco is a fully vegan brand and nearly all profit from purchases stays in the country that grew the cocoa: Ivory Coast. This chocolatier specialises in raw organic cocoa. Shipping chocolate worldwide is carbon-intensive, but its production emissions couldn’t be much lower: it literally crushes the cocoa beans ‘by bike’. (Our favourite is their ‘Beggar’ bar which features its classic chocolate with peanuts and candied fruit on top).
They are also one of only a few super ethical brands that sell praline and selection boxes.
All of the company's products are raw, vegan and palm oil free.
Moo Free’s cocoa is Rainforest Alliance certified and grown in the Dominican Republic. The company sells both organic and non-organic chocolates for shoppers with different budgets. Moo Free also sells discounted ‘wonky chocolate’, plus ethical malteser-esque chocolate balls and chocolate-covered honeycomb.
As the brand name suggests, all Moo Free products are vegan, and also palm oil free.
Ombar is a vegan European chocolate brand, and its products are manufactured in its Cambridge factory in the UK. Ombar makes more effort than most companies when it comes to sourcing cocoa ethically. It’s also one of a small number of ethical brands to sell chocolate buttons and sugar-free chocolate.
Ombar’s cocoa beans are sourced from Ecuadorian cooperatives. The company pays higher than Fairtrade International prices, offering farmers a stable income and it has a Fair for Life Certification.
All Ombar products are raw, vegan and organic.