Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate

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2017 Update! Holiday deadlines quickly approach when it comes to ordering gifts online. So, I’ve got the jump on sharing the best dairy-free Valentine chocolate gifts to help you order in time for your loved one. Of course, you will still be able to purchase from these chocolatiers well beyond Valentine’s Day, but why not make someone’s February special?

The Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Note: We have not sampled all of the chocolates below. For our thoughts on the ones that we have trialed, see our dairy-free chocolate reviews.

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate Gifts in the U.S. and Canada

No Whey Chocolate

Hearts and roses are a year-round theme with this completely dairy-free, top allergen-free chocolatier. But, their “milk” and dark hearts are in full force for this holiday. Not to mention their boxed heart truffles, peanot love box, Valentine’s Day No No’s, and insanely adorable chocolate figurines.
Website to Order: www.nowheychocolate.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! (Pictured: Premium Chocolatiers)

Dear Coco

Premium artisan dairy-free chocolate … need I say more? No one will ever, ever, EVER know that these amazing truffles are completely free of dairy ingredients. You can order the varied “Around the World” collection for a huge sampling of warm and intense flavors, or go for the dairy-free Valentine chocolate box (offered for the entire month of February), which includes Saigon Fireball truffles (Vietnamese Saigon cinnamon  + dark chocolate + chili powder + cayenne pepper + natural cocoa) and Paraguay Passion Fruit truffles (passion fruit + dark chocolate + organic hibiscus flowers).
Website to Order: www.dearcoco.com
For: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free*

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! (Dear Coco Pictured)

Lagusta’s Luscious

Lagusta started out years ago with her handmade vegan truffle boxes. As her popularity grew, so did her collection. Today, Lagusta offers a wide variety of truffles, bluestocking bonbons, chocolate bars, bark, caramels, and toffees … still artisan-crafted and hand packaged. Her entire product line screams Valentine’s Day.
Website to Order: www.lagustasluscious.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! (Lagusta's Luscious pictured)

Divvies

They say two chocolate hearts are better than one, which is why Divvies puts two of their allergy-friendly chocolate hearts in one package (made in a dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free facility). But why stop with the dairy-free Valentine chocolate hearts? They also offer pink frosted cupcakes and we adore the whimsical, lovable feel of their chocolate bars (pictured) in semisweet, crispy rice crunch and Benjamint.
Website to Order: www.divvies.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! (Divvies pictured)

Ethereal Confections

This completely dairy-free and gluten-free chocolatier even has a storefront in Woodstock, IL. But, you can buy their delicious confections from anywhere in the U.S. For richness, they use coconut milk and coconut oil, rather than soy, and they offer a delightful dairy-free valentine chocolate range, from champagne truffles to chocolate-covered cherries with stem still in tact!
Website to Order: www.etherealconfections.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! (Ethereal Confections Pictured)

Chocolate Decadence

Boxes of dairy-free valentine chocolate, heart boxes made of chocolate, chocolate bride and groom figurines, chocolate love letters, chocolate roses, and the sweet line-up goes on, and on, and on. If you want several chocolate options to choose from, this is the place to look.
Website to Order: www.chocolatedecadence.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Chocolate Decadence

Amanda’s Own

Kid-friendly chocolates in loving shapes, all made with care in their dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free facility.
Website to Order: www.amandasown.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Multiple Food Allergies

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Amanda's Own

Sjaak’s

This is another “traditional” chocolatier that has a huge vegan product line. I put traditional in quotes, because Sjaak’s goes beyond the norm, producing organic, fair trade chocolate in a gluten-free and egg-free facility. They offer everything from truffle boxes for gifting to chocolate bites for everyday noshing.
Website to Order: www.sjaaks.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Sjaak's

Chocolate Emporium

They’re back, and their website is sleeker and more enticing than ever! This kosher parve candy maker has a note right on their site stating, “All Valentine’s Products are Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Tree Nut-Free, Peanut-Free and Vegan.” And those products include everything from chocolate heart pops to white chocolate bark to assorted truffles!
Website to Order: www.chocolate-emporium.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Multiple Food Allergies

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate Gifts: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade & more! Pictured: Chocolate Emporium

Rose City Chocolatier

Rose City churns out vegan chocolates with a high-end appearance. Carefully crafted assorted chocolates arrive in one of their gourmet boxes. Their vegan chocolates are made with imported Belgian dark chocolate.
Website to Order: www.rosecitychocolates.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Rose City

Mama Ganache

Formerly known as Sweet Earth Chocolates, Mama Ganache has kept the tradition of producing a line of vegan chocolate. Their vegan selections may not seem obvious at first, but peruse their offerings and descriptions, take a peek at the pull down options, and some wonderful dairy-free valentine chocolate will emerge (hint: they tend to do vegan in gold foil, like the box pictured below). As an added bonus, Mama Ganache uses fair trade and organic chocolate and her vegan chocolate is soy-free (made without soy lecithin!).
Website to Order: www.mama-ganache.com
For: Dairy-free*, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Mama Ganache

No Whey! Chocolates

I haven’t heard very much buzz about this new-ish chocolatier, which is surprising, especially when you consider that they offer “light” vegan chocolate (think milk chocolate sans milk), white vegan chocolate, and soy-free dark chocolate. They do offer some amazing-looking heart-shaped zinfandel truffles, but I simply had to picture their massive holiday assortment.
Website to Order: www.veganlightchocolatenowhey.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Soy-Free (see note above), Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: No Whey

Chocolate Inspirations

Chocolate Inspirations is an interesting hybrid confection maker – they churn out creative and fun sweets, but also cater heavily to corporate. They have a core chocolatier underpinning, but they offer a huge array of brittles, toffees, and even “peanut butter pillows” that are dairy-free, along with some pretty Valentine-specific gifts. Just be sure to check their Vegan & Dairy Free section specifically, as they do have products that contain milk.
Website to Order: www.chocolateinspirations.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Chocolate Inspirations

Rescue Chocolate

Now this is a chocolatier with a heart. Though they don’t really offer a valentine-specific array of products, Rescue Chocolate does have tasty dark chocolate hearts filled with zingy raspberry ganache, and all of their dairy-free chocolates are backed with a lot of love. This is entirely vegan company, and they donate 100% of the net profits d to animal rescue organizations around the country.
Website to Order: www.rescuechocolate.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Rescue Chocolate

Nicobella Organics

Several of their truffle flavors have hints of the holidays, but if it’s still chilly in your neck of the woods, then pumpkin spice might hit the spot. They use coconut oil, coconut milk (it appears they’ve discontinued using oat milk), nuts, and seeds for their creamy truffle base. These truffles have a refined, almost utilitarian, look with clean ingredients to match. And yes, they are soy lecithin-free!
Website to Order: www.nicobellaorganics.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Nicobella Truffles Gift

Amore di Mona

For the low-glycemic, vegan, healthy, or allergic loved one in your life, I highly recommend this wonderful set of chocolate bars and caramels. Even though I indulge in “ordinary” dairy-free chocolate, I adored Amore di Mona and yearned for more of their buttery, low-glycemic pure chocolate bar (just 4 grams of sugar in 1.25 ounces!). Plus, this brand is allergen-safe, including peanut-free, tree nut-free, soy-free, and dairy-free (obviously!).
Website to Order: www.amoredimona.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Amore di Mona Gift Box

Divine Treasures

This Connecticut based chocolatier offers beautifully wrapped Valentine gifts or their “everyday” truffle boxes that depict the different chocolate flavors right on the front cover. They claim to be diabetic-friendly, but I’m not sure if it is simply because their products are vegan, or because they are low glycemic – their website was limited on ingredient and nutrition information.
Website to Order: www.dtchocolates.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Divine Treasures

Gnosis Chocolate

What I would describe as the oldest, most beloved, raw vegan chocolatier, Gnosis no longer churns out truffles, but their bars are certainly gift-worthy. Available in a wide range of flavors, the chocolate and packaging simply spill over with love. Gnosis chocolates are certified vegan and organic, and made on their own equipment without dairy, soy, or gluten.
Website to Order: www.gnosischocolate.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Gnosis Passion Collection

Charm School Chocolate

Unique, luxurious, and with a pleasantly pure twist, Charm School melts our hearts with dark, “milk” and vanilla bean white chocolate bars and confections. For Valentine’s Day, they offer a Coconut Milk Chocolate ‘Lovers’ bar collection with three very popular delights. To note, their products appear gluten-free, but they are produced in a facility that handles wheat.
Website to Order: www.charmschoolchocolate.com
For: Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Charm School Chocolate Lovers Collection

Malcolms’ Dairy Free

Malcolm was well-known as a world leading ice cream expert, but several years ago, he turned his attention to dairy free. Now, he has branched out into other desserts, including a full line of truffles and fudge – definitely the perfect treats for Valentine’s Day! Please note that Malcolm’s focus is purely dairy-free these days, but no allergen disclaimers are listed on his website, so I haven’t flagged this brand with cross-contamination risk, but it may be there – please contact for production facility and ingredient specifics.
Website to Order: malcolmsdairyfree.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Malcolm's Dairy Free Gourmet Truffles and Fudge

Zimt Chocolates

This Canadian chocolatier ships stunning coconut creme truffles in heart and bon bon shapes throughout the U.S. and Canada. This is a great pick for the health-oriented chocoholic in your life as they are a raw, vegan company and uses essential oils for flavoring and coconut sugar to sweeten their truffles. They are a purely dairy-free company, but please contact them directly for process questions and if you have cross-contamination concerns as we couldn’t verify this information via their website.
Website to Order: www.zimtchocolates.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Zimt Raw Vegan Truffles (US & CA)

The Chocolate Girl

Though I’ve yet to sample myself, I’ve heard raves about this Kosher Parve chocolatier out of L.A. I’m not sure of everything they carry, but anything produced in-house is certified kosher parve, and therefore dairy-free. They’re well known for whimsical chocolate-covered pretzels, truffles, and so much more, and yes, they ship nationwide.
Website to Order: thechocolategirl.net
For: Dairy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: The Chocolate Girl (all kosher parve)

Sweet Pete’s

This is another “traditional” chocolatier that also has a line of dairy-free offerings. For Valentine’s Day they go all out with beautiful boxed vegan chocolates and hand-pulled heart lollipops. Many of their goodies are manufactured in a gluten-free facility, but be sure to ask about potential cross-contamination for top allergens, including dairy, if a concern for you. Some items seemed to have “may contain” warnings while others did not.
Website to Order: www.sweetpetescandy.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade & more! Pictured: Sweet Pete's Vegan Valentine Chocolate Box

Lulu’s Chocolate

Lulu’s shares the love year round but Valentine’s Day is when this “everyday” raw chocolatier shines! Their logo is a heart and it carries over into all of their gift-worthy bars, truffles, and specialty chocolates. Plus, they use coconut sugar to sweeten for lower GI chocolate that we like to think is more “heart healthy”. As for allergens, Lulu says, “We do process tree nuts but never process dairy, soy or gluten.”
Website to Order: www.luluschocolatelove.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade & more! Pictured: Lulu's Chocolate

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate Gifts in the U.K.

Those listed above are mostly for North America (yes, many are available to Canadians!), but the dairy-free chocolate options are expanding in the U.K., too. The following chocolatiers offer dairy-free valentine chocolate delights:

  • Montezuma’s Chocolate – This is a traditional chocolatier, but they offer vegan chocolates too!
  • D&D Chocolates – They specialize in dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate confections and carob treats.
  • Moo Free Chocolates – I have also seen this dairy-free brand available from some online retailers in North America. It is a popular line.
  • Booja Booja – Truly gourmet truffles for an elegant gift.
  • Rawr – A raw chocolate company that focuses on chocolate bars. Nonetheless, they are attractive enough for gift-giving, especially the Passion bar.
  • A Lot of Chocolate – This is actually a chocolate retailer, but they offer most of the above brands in their online store.
  • Animal Aid – Another online retailer, but all of the chocolates they carry are suitable for vegans.
  • Chocablock@corris – This little chocolate shop is in Corris in the foothills of Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales, but they also ship throughout the U.K. The owner is dairy intolerant and whips up several dairy-free filled chocolates.

Important Notes

Be Allergen Aware: If your special diet needs are particular, please read this article carefully and inquire with the manufacturer prior to purchasing. I have included notes on what “free-from” needs the chocolatiers cater to (including soy-free and nut-free!), and if we’ve read that they use shared equipment in production (see star note below). However, products, ingredients and processes may change at any time. Always double check with the manufacturer before purchasing or consuming any food whenever there is a food allergy concern.

On Gluten: The above chocolates that are noted as “gluten-free” are made without gluten or wheat, according to their ingredient lists. But, cross-contamination with gluten could be a potential for some of these companies; always double check with the manufacturer on their production processes if cross-contaminaion issues are a concern for you.

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! (Lagusta's Luscious pictured)

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* This manufacturer may process milk chocolate in the same facility.  If severe food allergies or milk cross-contamination may be a concern, always contact the manufacturer before consuming to verify ingredients and manufacturing processes.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

22 Comments

  1. Wow, what a list!! I have been opening tabs to each link lol and I have a headache 🙁 so much out there and this is great news to us vegheads … anyways I just want to find a place near me in the Los Angeles area where I can pick up and go. Any thoughts?

    • Hi Leonor, so sorry for my delay! I believe a couple of these companies are in the LA area and do have storefronts! Otherwise, I would hit up Whole Foods as they often carry some of these brands at holiday times.

  2. So many delicious options! I like dark chocolate and I’m not a milk chocolate fan so luckily it works in my favor except when it comes to specialty chocolates. Thank you for the options!

  3. Divine Treasures, OMG are the best chocolates – winning awards as best in CT – This is a must -it is truly the best.

  4. Thank you! I usually don’t go near Valentine’s chocolates due to my food allergies. Wonderful list. I’ll check these out.

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  6. This is amazing! I had no idea there were so many purveyors out there. I can’t get enough of those chocolate raspberry cream-filled hearts, and yet all the versions I usually find contain dairy. But wow – it’s going to be a good valentine’s day now!! Thank you for this!!

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  8. Divine Treasures in Manchester, Connecticut offers online shipping of their chocolates. All of their chocolate is vegan and gluten-free. I absolutely love every chocolate that I have gotten there- very unique flavor combinations and shapes. I really like the Egyptian Jewel, which is a pyramid shaped chocolate truffle made with dark ganache, roasted cardamon, nutmeg, and orange peel. http://divinetreasureschocolates.com/

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