Show some sweet love to that special person and the environment
Chocolates and sweet treats are one of the most gifted items on the day of love and now you can enjoy them yourself or treat that special person all while being kinder to the planet
The exponential growth in the local plant-based food sector has delivered some spectacular sweet treats that use no animal-based products, are responsibly sourced, and taste fantastic.
You may be asking yourself, what makes chocolates plant-based or not? Plant-based or vegan chocolates are in fact chocolates made from the same cacao beans. Chocolates only become “non-vegan” when animal products such as dairy, butter, or honey are added. Vegan chocolates make use of plant-based alternatives to these ingredients, such as soy milk or maple syrup. Ensuring that no animal products are included, especially those sourced from industrial farming, lowers the amount of water needed to make and the carbon footprint resulting from chocolate production.
ProVeg South Africa compiled a list of some of the best plant-based chocolates in South Africa. ProVeg South Africa is the local branch of a global food awareness organisation that works to secure a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet. Ensuring that no animal products are included, especially those sourced from industrial farming, lowers the amount of water needed to make and the carbon footprint resulting from chocolate production
Delectable plant-based chocolates to try this Valentine’s Day
Woolworths’ Belgian Dark Chocolate with Berries
Woolworths has a large range of vegan-friendly chocolates and chocolate-covered snacks, including their RAW range (chocolate-covered nuts sweetened with coconut sugar and dates).
They use responsibly sourced cocoa to increase the positive impact on cocoa farmers and their families while helping to protect nature.
Wellness Warehouse’s Mylk Chocolate
Wellness Warehouse offers a wide range of house-brand hand-made plant-based chocolates, using sustainably sourced cocoa, coconut milk, and vanilla bean, and sweetened with organic coconut sugar.
Beyond that they also stock several other plant-based chocolate products in this list.
Simple Truth Vegan Mint Flavoured Dark Chocolate Skinny Dipped Roasted Almonds
Checker’s Simple Truth range, which focuses on being more environmentally friendly, includes a few plant-based chocolate snacks, like the vegan Mint Flavoured Dark Chocolate Skinny Dipped Roasted Almonds with 38% less sugar.
Kauai CALM Vegan Chocolate with smooth, dark chocolate and CBD
Kauai stocks a range of convenient pocket-size plant-based chocolates including their CALM (with CBD) and ENERGY (with Guarana) vegan chocolates.
Rrraw Handcrafted Chocolate’s Coconut White Chocolate – White & Mild
Rrraw Handcrafted Chocolate’s extensive range of products are vegan, made from ingredients sourced from all over the continent. The beans in their Darrrk chocolate come from Uganda, are sustainably sourced through a B-corp from over 2500 smallholder farmers, are certified organic and in the top 50 beans recognized by the Cocoa Excellence Award.
But the list doesn’t stop there, here are other brands with decadent plant-based chocolates:
- Pick n Pay (Live Plant-Based Snacks)
- De Villiers
- The Chocolate Yogi
- Honest Chocolate
- Caring Candies
- Cocoa Fair
- Youthful Living
- Nova Choc
- Cheaky Co
- Cheecky Chocolat
- PnP Live Well (Oat mylk chocolate)
- Lindt (their 70% and 85% chocolate slabs)
- Soaring Free Superfoods
- Eat Naked (dark chocolate coffee cups)
- House of Macadamias
- Mojo Me
ProVeg South Africa – the official local NGO partner for Veganuary in South Africa
Arleen Nel – Communications Manager: [email protected]; +27 72 649 2346
About ProVeg South Africa:
ProVeg South Africa is the local branch of ProVeg International. ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives.
ProVeg works with international decision-making bodies, governments, food producers, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and the planet.
ProVeg has permanent-observer status with the UNFCCC, is accredited with UNEA, and has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award.