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flatmouse Fri 23-Nov-18 11:00:33

Looking for recommendations please. DD (15) is 6 weeks in to dairy free diet, so we are still finding our way out there.

Any recommendations for dairy free chocs? (Thinking around Christmas so stocking fillers, chocs to have as alternate to advent calendar - we don't actually do advent calendars but we have bowl of chocs to have one each day).

I see Asda do both milk and white choc dairy free Xmas coins - anyone tried? Has anyone found a decent alternative to eg celebrations, roses, etc but dairy free? TIA

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flatmouse Fri 23-Nov-18 17:53:33

Hopeful bump?

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randomsabreuse Fri 23-Nov-18 17:56:21

If she likes dark chocolate, lots of the darker dark chocolates are. More £££ and hotel chocolate has a vegan selection. Moo free has an actual advent calendar in Aldi.

BuffaloCauliflower Fri 23-Nov-18 17:58:30

There’s LOADS but you’ll probably have to go online for it, the supermarkets aren’t brilliant, though they’re getting better. Try Vegan Town. Tesco usually do some dairy free chocolate truffles in the free from section, M&S do a box of vegan chocolates.

Oatomatom Fri 23-Nov-18 18:06:39

Booja Booka truffles are amazing, or for a selection try this online vegan shop.

StepMug Fri 23-Nov-18 18:07:06

Moo free is the favourite in this house!

BuffaloCauliflower Fri 23-Nov-18 18:11:08

Oh and Vego bars and Vegolino chocs are the best. Yes they’re expensive but they’re worth it

mintyneb Fri 23-Nov-18 18:13:26

As already mentioned a lot of dark chocolate is naturally milk free but it depends on the reason for avoiding dairy as to whether you want to try them.

Otherwise, I'd recommend moo free chocolate - they tend to do Xmas style chocolates and advent calendars and can usually be found in supermarkets.

Kinnerton do a lovely dark chocolate

Plamil also do dairy free chocs of all descriptions but I think they're mail order only.

Most supermarkets do their own free from chocolate - small bars, buttons etc (although these might not excite a 15yo girl!)

I think there is a company called Choices (?) Who do individual caramel chocolates that are dairy free.

doublethink Fri 23-Nov-18 18:16:54

ASDA dairy free chocolate is really nice, particularly the chocolate orange buttons.

swirlette Fri 23-Nov-18 18:17:57

Ombars are lovely! And also Booja Booja (their ice cream is amazing too).

Olivecake Fri 23-Nov-18 18:19:28

I love dark chocolate or rich ones like Booja Booja, but as a replacement for sugary milk chocolate Moo free is great, I also love i-choc, especially the cookie and orange Flavours.

The Tesco free from chocolate buttons are also really good.

The vegan kind website sells moo free advent calendars and Christmas selection boxes as well as lots of other dairy free chocolates and Christmas foods

BrioLover Fri 23-Nov-18 18:24:27

Another vote for Moo Free and Booja Booja (although the BB chocolates are expensive so a definite treat).

If you can risk 'may contain' dairy then Waitrose 1 does a great chocolate which is made with coconut milk instead of dairy. It's called Indian Ocean Dark Chocolate with Coconut but tastes like a milk chocolate and is very creamy.

Green & Blacks velvet edition bars are also nice, especially the orange and almond, mint and sea salt. They are quite dark though so if she's not into dark chocolate they won't be for her.

The Accidentally Vegan list is great (and they have an Instagram) and includes things like Oreos and Bourbon biscuits. Also worth noting that most supermarket and Jus Roll ready rolled puff pastries are dairy free which means you can make your own pain au chocolat etc. quite easily.

KingIrving Fri 23-Nov-18 18:25:18

Lindt has a 70% "smooth" dark chocolate which is not bitter at all.
I am vegan and this is the one I buy.
Also if you go to the bulk health shops, they have cranberries, peanuts, or whatever coated in dark dairy free chocolate which is very nice.n

Cherries101 Fri 23-Nov-18 18:25:47

Good quality 100 percent chocolate doesn’t have milk. You could use it to coat strawberries for her.

frogbike Fri 23-Nov-18 19:03:27

Waitrose pretty much sells a lot of varieties. My friend is allergic and I’m always able to find all different sorts of dairy free everything in there including choc.

flatmouse Fri 23-Nov-18 23:32:39

Thanks so much for the replies. Dark choc not a favourite. Will look at suggestions and maybe get a little of each so she can see what she enjoys!

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BuffaloCauliflower Sat 24-Nov-18 07:42:03

There’s loads of non dark dairy free chocolate options, best to look for vegan chocolate as there’s more than enough ‘milk’ chocolate options. The website I posted above has plenty.

Eeeeek2 Sat 24-Nov-18 07:46:23

Not chocolate but chocolate brownies from Sainsbury's free from section are lovely

Soiree Sat 24-Nov-18 07:49:01

Tesco do nice mint and orange dark chocolate which is dairy free. Maybe with some favouring she would like it? I go through loads!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 24-Nov-18 08:00:14

Try her with a Moo Free Advent calendar, it might look a little childish but I’m sure she’ll love it.

I know she’s not a big fan of dark chocolate but Asda do a dark mint which I’d DF. It’s usually near the Lindt bars. It’s nice and not too bitter and if she doesn’t like it, you can always eat it smile

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TamiTayorismyparentingguru Sat 24-Nov-18 08:22:08

I was 16 when I was first put on a dairy free diet and it was hard - really hard. I do love chocolate (still do - we joke that it’s one of our major food groups in this house) and I love dark chocolate, but at 16 I wasn’t as keen on the plain dark chocolates as I am now. My go-to was Fry’s Chocolate Cream bars - they are dark chocolate but the chocolate is quite thin and the minty taste masks the bitterness of the chocolate. You would need to double check that they are still dairy free (I haven’t checked the ingredients in a long time) but they were 20 years ago!

(And my go-to biscuits were trifle sponge fingers! Weird I know, but they are dairy free and they are surprisingly nice to eat dry - the cheap ones are better than the expensive fancy ones)

TamiTayorismyparentingguru Sat 24-Nov-18 08:23:59

For an advent calendar - there is a Haribo one this year that I bought for my niece who is dairy free. Got her the swizzles one last year but it wasn’t a massive hit - the actual structure of the calendar was poor so half the stuff fell out of its spaces)

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