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The Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate Round-up

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in News, Nutrition Headlines with 6 Comments

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?

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.

Premium Chocolatiers

Hearts and roses are a year-round theme with this completely dairy-free (nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free, and gluten-free too!) chocolatier. But, their “milk” and dark hearts are in full force for this holiday. Not to mention their boxed heart truffles, strawberry heart creams, white chocolate fudge hearts, and insanely adorable chocolate figurines.
Website to Order: www.premiumchocolatiers.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - 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*

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Dear Coco

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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Lagusta's Luscious

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? They also offer pink frosted cupcakes!
Website to Order: www.divvies.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Divvies

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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Ethereal Confections

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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - 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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Amanda's Own

Chocolate Emporium

Quite frankly the largest collection of kosher parve chocolates I have ever seen. Chocolate boxes, bars, lollipops …. hearts, roses, and even lips! You name it, they have a dairy-free delight for it.
Website to Order: www.choclat.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Chocolate Emporium

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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Sjaak's

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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - 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. 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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - 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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - 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.” Oh, and all of their products are vegan and gluten-free!
Website to Order: www.chocolateinspirations.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - 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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Rescue Chocolate

Allison’s Gourmet

Look for vanilla-kissed strawberry bark and raspberry blush hearts in Allison’s Valentine collection. However, all of her chocolate offerings, from peanut butter cups to artisan truffles, are quite gift-worthy. At last check, Allison was running a dedicated vegan bakery.
Website to Order: www.allisonsgourmet.com
For: Dairy-Free, Vegan

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Allison's Gourmet

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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - 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 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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - 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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Divine Treasures

Gnosis Chocolate

What I would describe as the oldest, most beloved, raw vegan chocolatier, Gnosis churns out gorgeous truffles that actually look quite refined. On last review, their “Passion” collection contained such amazing flavors as Passion Fruit, Cherry Vanilla, Madagascar Mylk, and Wild White Rose. 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

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Gnosis Passion Collection

U.K. Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate

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.

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.

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate - Gnosis Passion Collection Dish

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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 Alisa Fleming

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.

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6 Comments

  1. KrisJanuary 16, 2013 at 8:09 amReply

    Thanks! I was just thinking the other day that it is a bummer I can not pick from the normal candy box :)

  2. Liz C.January 16, 2013 at 8:44 amReply

    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/

  3. Milk Allergy MomFebruary 3, 2013 at 7:08 amReply

    What great options! Natural Candy Store is a good place too for candies and decorating supplies like sprinkles and natural food coloring. :)

  4. AnnaJanuary 24, 2014 at 12:11 pmReply

    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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