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No Cow No How “Milk” Chocolate Bars

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Chocolate and Candy, Product Reviews with 1 Comment
Price:
$1.00 to $2.50

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Rating:
5
On August 28, 2014
Last modified:September 15, 2014

Summary:

The hand-crafted care is obvious in this very sweet chocolate with just a touch of dairy-free milky goodness. We love that it is made in a dedicated facility, free of the top 8 food allergens, and comes in so many delicious flavors. The Original is at times a little too sugary for our tastes, but the Strawberry Balsamic and Orange get our 5 star vote. The latter has delightfully intense citrus notes that temper the sweetness.

Updated with new flavors! If they don’t draw you in with that adorable name, No Cow No How will attempt to lure with the promise of delicious dairy-free and soy-free “milk” chocolate in an array of amazing flavors. In fact, all No Cow No How chocolate is made in their Top 8 allergen-free facility (always! – as claimed on their website).

No Cow No How Chocolate - Original Dairy-Free Milk Chocolate Flavor

No Cow No How Chocolate - Mint Dairy-Free Milk Chocolate Flavor

For those who are tired of being stuck with bitter dark chocolate, No Cow No How offers a dramatic contrast with their very sweet, slightly milky bars and confections. The chocolate itself has a delightfully homemade and kid-friendly appeal.

No Cow No How Dairy-Free "Milk" Chocolate

No Cow No How recently reformulated their bars for a creamier texture, and I think there was a definite improvement on the consistency. For me, the new finish is just smooth enough but still a bit too sweet for my daily chocolate fix. Nonetheless, No Cow No How is a nice treat when I need a sugar hit with a little depth, and a good bet for kids and adults who possess a voracious sweet tooth.

As mentioned, No Cow No How produces more than just their Original “milk chocolate”. They offer a very tempting array of perfectly scored bars, all with that sweet dessert vibe, but with flavorful additions that range from Mint to Fig to Espresso! The Mint has bonus specks of refreshment throughout, for a flavor experience that reminded me of beloved Junior Mints. The Orange has a deep orange essence flavor that I adored and which created a more grown-up, dark chocolate taste.

Some of the newer specialty flavors that I sampled are spike with balsamic vinegar for added depth. The Spiced Pear was surprisingly sweet with very mild fruity notes. The flavor was a little too unique for our littlest taste-tester, but the Strawberry was a dessert superstar, with perfect pairing of the sweet balsamic and mild berry essence.

No Cow No How Chocolate - Spiced Pear Dairy-Free Milk Chocolate

For those who love information, No Cow No How lists their ingredient sources right on their website with links to the ingredient information (so cool!). And, with each season, they offer festive shapes. Keep an eye out for upcoming holiday confections! In the mean time, their milk chocolate bars and single-serve discs are to be enjoyed year round.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, No Cow No How “milk” chocolate is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, tree nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. 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 No Cow No How website at www.nocownohow.com.

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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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One Comment

  1. Max WJanuary 8, 2014 at 3:09 amReply

    Although it not soy free, it is %100 dairy and gluten free, as well as vegan and kosher certified, taste the dream’s “Sweet Chocolate Dream” is basically a soy milk chocolate. After a life of dark and dreary chocolate, I can honestly tell you this is the best sweet chocolate I ever tried! Okay so that’s not a huge feat, but other reviews liked it too, and it’s readily available at Whole Foods and often on sale at Krogers. Good for melting too! Hope this helps anyone :)

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