Chocolat Stella Organic Swiss Dark Chocolate Bars

Coconut Nectar
$4.99 per 3.5-ounce bar

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On February 28, 2015
Last modified:April 22, 2016


Soft, deep and pure were the words that immediately came to mind when sampling their "milkier" coconut dark chocolate bar. Fans of coconut sugar will adore the rich caramel notes and may even be a little surprised by the very smooth, slightly soft finish. We've yet to sample the "true" dark varieties, which we imagine will be more akin in taste and consistency to traditional dark chocolate bars, but with unique flavors, like Baobab and Pomegranate.

I have a confession, I’m addicted to World Market. I can’t resist a trip to this eclectic food-lover’s paradise whenever a coupon appears in my inbox – which is all too often! On our most recent venture, we discovered Chocolat Stella.

Chocolat Stella Organic Swiss Dark Chocolate Bars - Six Unique Vegan Varieties, Including a Coconut Milk Nectar Bar!

Chocolat Stella offers a range of interesting dark chocolate bars that are all certified organic, fair trade, and dairy-free by ingredients (the severely milk allergic should take note that they do make milk and white chocolate bars, too, that contain dairy). Though they were on sale for half price, I held myself back and picked just one bar for sampling, and the obvious choice was the Coconut Nectar bar. Though it’s labeled as 62% cacao, I could tell from the ingredients that this variety would have a milky finish.

Chocolat Stella Organic Swiss Dark Chocolate Bars - Unique Vegan Selections like Coconut Nectar and Baobab

Indeed, with coconut sugar as the first ingredient, this Chocolat Stella bar had those signature deep, caramel-like flavor nuances. Combined with cacao powder, dairy-free coconut milk powder, coconut butter, cocoa butter and vanilla (no soy lecithin), the consistency was very smooth, a touch softer than your average dark chocolate bar, and somewhat creamy. It wasn’t a milk chocolate bar, nor a pure dark chocolate, but definitely a mellow chocolaty delight worth savoring.

Chocolat Stella is a Swiss chocolate, and from what I can tell, it is pretty readily available in Europe. In North America, I’d look for it in specialty importers like World Market, though they may ship internationally from their website.

Certifications: Chocolat Stella Organic Dark Chocolate Bars are Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Chocolat Stella Organic Dark Chocolate Bars appear to be dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian (I was unable to verify ingredients for all online). Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Chocolat Stella website at

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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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