Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips: Your Complete Guide to All Varieties

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You have no idea how long this detailed post took to create! Ironically, I devoured quite a bit of dairy-free chocolate as I put it together. It includes all of the white chocolate, dark chocolate, butterscotch, minis, and other dairy-free chocolate chips we could find.

The Complete Guide to Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips - semisweet, bittersweet, butterscotch, white chocolate, minis, chunks and more! Ingredients, cross-contamination warnings, etc. Vegan, gluten-free + soy-free options.

If you prefer homemade dairy-free chocolate chips, enjoy the recipes for white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, and peanut butter chunks in my book, Go Dairy Free.

To the best of our knowledge, all of the dairy-free chocolate chips listed here are vegan. You will need to verify the source of the sugar, if concerned. Most are also gluten-free and nut-free, but we’ve included potential cross-contamination warnings, if given. There are also several soy-free varieties – see the ingredients below and cross-contamination warnings, if needed.

We will update this list of dairy-free chocolate chips as we find new varieties or are notified of changes. Please kindly leave any suggestions with full information in the comments. But before you leave a comment, read all of the information provided in this post.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips: Quick List

The following are dairy-free by ingredients. It includes all of the brands in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia as we locate them. Some of these products do have potential cross-contamination warnings for milk and other top allergens. For full ingredient lists, applicable cross-contamination warnings, the important disclaimer, and links to purchase, see the next section with “The Details.”

Eat Dairy Free Cookbook - Order Now!Traditional Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  • Camino
  • Chatfield’s
  • Chocolate Emporium
  • Divvies
  • Dream
  • Equal Exchange
  • Free2b
  • Guittard
  • Kirkland
  • Lieber’s
  • MooFree
  • Pascha
  • Paskesz
  • Simple Truth
  • Sprouts
  • Sweet William
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Wegman’s

Mini Chocolate Chips

  • Amanda’s Own
  • Bloom’s
  • Enjoy Life Foods
  • Libre Naturals
  • Paskesz

Chocolate Chunks

  • Enjoy Life Foods
  • Gerbs
  • Scharffen Berger

Dark Chocolate Chips

  • Camino
  • Chatfield’s
  • Davis Chocolate (Paleo-friendly)
  • Enjoy Life Foods
  • Equal Exchange
  • Gerbs
  • Guittard
  • King David
  • Lily’s (Sugar-free)
  • Pascha (also Unsweetened)
  • Plamil
  • Sweet William

“Milk” Chocolate Chips

  • Pascha

Carob Chips

  • Chatfield’s
  • Hoosier Hill Farm
  • Sunspire Vegan

White Chocolate Chips

  • Chocolate Emporium
  • King David
  • Lieber’s
  • Pascha
  • Paskesz
  • Sweet William
  • Vegansweets

Butterscotch Chips

  • Chocolate Emporium
  • King David
  • Lieber’s

Peanut Butter Chips

  • Davis Chocolate (Coconut sugar-sweetened)

More Flavored Chips

  • King David (Caramel)
  • Lieber’s (Coffee)

Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips: The Details

Ingredients and processes are subject to change at any time, and it is not possible for us to update this list in real time. You must read the label of every product before consumption to ensure that it is safe for your needs. Cross-contamination labels on food products are completely VOLUNTARY. They should never be relied upon. If you are dealing with a severe or life threatening food allergy or have other concerns about potential allergen cross contamination, you MUST contact the company directly to ensure that their ingredients and processes are safe for your needs. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not replace your own due diligence. 

The following are listed alphabetically by manufacturer. Some companies do list “non-dairy” cocoa butter in the ingredients of their dairy-free chocolate chips. But  cocoa butter is a naturally dairy free food. To avoid confusion, we have removed the phrase “‘non-dairy” in these instances.

Amanda’s Own

  • Types: Semi-Sweet Mini
  • Ingredients: Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; the company says they are processed on dedicated equipment.
  • More Information: www.amandasown.com

Bloom’s

  • Types: Semi-Sweet Micro, Semi-Sweet Mini
  • Ingredients: Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soya Lecithin, Vanillin
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; these chips are certified kosher parve.
  • More Information: bloomskosher.com

Camino

  • Types: Semi-Sweet, Bittersweet
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet): Cane Sugar, Cacao Mass, Cacao Butter
  • Ingredients (Bittersweet): Cacao Mass, Cane Sugar, Cacao Butter
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; their website states, “Ingredients manufactured and transformed in a gluten-free and allergen-free facility.”
  • More Information: camino.ca

Chatfield’s

  • Types: Semi-Sweet, Double Dark, Carob
  • Ingredients (Double Dark Semi-Sweet): Chocolate Liquor (non-alcohol), Dehydrated Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet): Dehydrated Cane Sugar, Chocolate Liquor (non-alcohol), Cocoa Butter
  • Ingredients (Carob): Beet Sugar, Palm Kernel and Palm Oil, Carob Powder, Soy Lecithin.
  • Cross-Contamination Warning (Semi-Sweet Varieties): None; they are labeled as nut, dairy, and soy free.
  • Cross-Contamination Warning (Carob): Produced in a facility that also produces milk.
  • More Information: www.chatfieldsbrand.com


Chocolate Emporium 

  • Types: Butterscotch, Semi-Sweet, White
  • Ingredients (Butterscotch): Sugar, Palm Fat, Soy Flour, Emulsifiers (mono & diglycerides, polyricinoleate), Soy Lecithin. Cocoa Butter, Salt Flavors, Vanillin, Food Coloring (Tartrazine – FD&C, yellow 5, Allura Red, and FD&C red 40)
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet): Sugar, Cocoa Liqueur, Cocoa Butter.
  • Ingredients (White): Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter, Soy Stabilizer, Soy Lecithin, Vanillin, Salt, Flavor
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The Butterscotch variety states, “Processed on shared equipment for peanuts and tree nuts.” They did not have any such statement for the Semi-Sweet and White varieties.
  • More Information: www.chocolate-emporium.com

Davis Chocolate

  • Types: Dark, Peanut Butter
  • Ingredients (Dark): Organic Roasted Cacao, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sunflower Lecithin
  • Ingredients (Peanut Butter): Organic Partially Defatted Peanut, Fair Trade Certified Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Certified Organic Coconut Sugar, And Sea Salt
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: Their website states that the Peanut Butter Chips are “manufactured on equipment that processes nuts.” The Dark variety is kosher parve, but states “manufactured on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, and milk.
  • More Information: davischocolate.com


Divvies 

  • Types: Semi-Sweet
  • Ingredients: Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soya Lecithin, Vanilla Extract, Salt
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; according to the company, Divvies chocolate novelties “are made in the company’s-own dedicated facility where no peanuts, tree nuts, milk or eggs enter the doors.”
  • More Information: divvies.com

Dream (now produced under the Sunspire brand)

  • Types: Semi-Sweet
  • Ingredients: Evaporated Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Ground Vanilla Beans
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None that we could see online; according to the company website, these baking chips are “produced in one of the few facilities in the world that can guarantee chocolate that dairy and gluten free.”
  • More Information: www.sunspire.com

Enjoy Life Foods

  • Types: Dark Morsels, Semi-Sweet Chunks, and Semi-Sweet Mini
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet Mega Chunks and Mini): Cane Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter
  • Ingredients (Dark Chocolate Morsels): Unsweetened Chocolate, Cane Sugar
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; the company says it is produced on dedicated equipment.
  • More Information: enjoylifefoods.com


Equal Exchange

  • Types: Organic Semi-Sweet and Organic Bittersweet
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet): Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter
  • Ingredients (Bittersweet): Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; the packaging actually states “Produced in a facility that does not process peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat and soy.” This is different from their bars.
  • More Information: equalexchange.coop


Free2b

  • Types: Semi-Sweet
  • Ingredients: Unsweetened Chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa Butter
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; their website states, “Top 12 Allergen Free means our food and facility are free from peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, corn, sesame, coconut, mustard, fish and shellfish.”
  • More Information: www.free2bfoods.com

Gerbs

  • Types: Dark, Dark Jumbo Chunks, and Dark Mini
  • Ingredients: Organic Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; it is packaged on dedicated equipment.
  • More Information: www.mygerbs.com


Guittard

  • Types: Akoma Semisweet, Extra Dark, Semisweet, and Super Cookie
  • Ingredients (Akoma Semisweet): Cacao Beans, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla
  • Ingredients (Extra Dark): Cacao beans, Sugar, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla
  • Ingredients (Semisweet and Super Cookie): Sugar, Cacao Beans, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: All varieties state, “Made on equipment also used to make milk chocolate; not suitable for individuals with milk allergies.” Labeled as peanut free and gluten free.
  • More Information: www.guittard.com


Hoosier Hill Farm

  • Types: Carob
  • Ingredients (Carob): Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Carob Powder, Soy Lecithin
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The packaging states, “packaged in a facility shared by tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, soy, and wheat products.”
  • More Information: hoosierhillfarm.com

King David (by Oppenheimer)

  • Types: Dark, White, Caramel, Butterscotch
  • Ingredients (Dark): Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilin
  • Ingredients (White): Sugar, Vegetable Fat (palm), Soy Flour, Emulsifiers (mono- & diglycerides), Polyglicerol, Polyricinoleate, Soy Lecithin, Cocoa Butter, Salt, Flavors, Vanillin
  • Ingredients (Caramel and Butterscotch): Sugar, Palm Fat, Soy Flour, Emulsifiers (mono- & diglycerides, polyglicerol, polyricinoleate), Soy Lecithin, Cocoa Butter, Salt, Flavors, Vanillin, Food Colorings (Tartrazine – FD&C Yellow 5, Allura Red – FD&C Red 40)
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The Dark and White Choco Chips both said “may contain traces of nuts, almonds, peanuts, and sesame.” The White also said, “may contain gluten.” We’re not sure why the other two varieties had no disclaimer. All varieties are certified Kosher Parve.
  • More Information: oppenheimerusa.com


Kirkland (Costco store brand)

  • Types: Semi-Sweet
  • Ingredients: Chocolate Liquor, Sugar, Soy Lecithin, and Vanilla
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The package states, “Processed on equipment that also packages products that may contain peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soybeans, milk, and eggs.”
  • More Information: www.costco.com (also sold on Amazon)

LC Foods

  • Types: Dark Sugar-Free
  • Ingredients: Unsweetened Dark Chocolate, Inulin Chicory Root Fiber, Erythritol, Cocoa Butter, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Natural Herbal Extracts, Vanilla Extract
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The package states, “Processed in a facility that uses wheat gluten and nuts.”
  • More Information: www.holdthecarbs.com

Libre Naturals

  • Types: Semi-Sweet Mini
  • Ingredients: Organic Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; they are labeled as Top 12 Allergen Free.
  • More Information: librenaturals.com

Lieber’s

  • Types: Semi Sweet, White, Butterscotch, Coffee
  • Ingredients (Semi Sweet): Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter (some packages also state Vanilla)
  • Ingredients (White): Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Sorbitan Monostearate, Vanilla And Soy Lecithin.
  • Ingredients (Butterscotch): Sugar, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Soy Flour, Soy Lecithin, Cocoa Powder, Natural Vegan Flavorings, Salt, Natural Food Color
  • Ingredients (Coffee): Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Coffee, Salt
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The Butterscotch variety states, “This item is manufactured in a facility that also processes soy, nuts, and sesame.” The White Chocolate / Decorating variety states, “Packaged in a facility that processes products containing nuts, eggs & milk.” The Semi Sweet variety states, “Packaged in a plant that manufactures products containing: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and milk.” And we didn’t see a warning on the Coffee. However, their packaging seems to vary – some contain cross-contamination warnings, some don’t.
  • More Information: No website


Lily’s

  • Types: No Sugar Added Dark
  • Ingredients: Unsweetened Chocolate, Erythritol, Inulin, Stevia Extract, Organic Soy Lecithin, Vanilla
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The package states, “Produced on equipment that also processes product containing milk, peanuts and tree nuts.”
  • More Information: lilyssweets.com


MooFree

  • Types: Semi-Sweet “Baking Drops”
  • Ingredients: Organic Cocoa (cocoa butter, cocoa mass), Organic Sugar, Organic Rice Powder, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavouring
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The package states, “May contain traces of HAZELNUTS.” According to their website, “All of our dairy free, gluten free and vegan chocolate is made in Moo Free’s UK factories that do not manufacture or handle any products that contains milk, gluten or soya so that we can ensure that there is no chance of any cross contamination of these food allergens.”
  • More Information: www.moofreechocolates.com


Pascha Organic Chocolate Chips

  • Types: White, Rice Milk, Semisweet, Bittersweet, Unsweetened
  • Ingredients (White): Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Rice Milk Powder (rice syrup powder, rice starch, rice flour), Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Vanilla
  • Ingredients (Milk): Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Rice Milk Powder* (rice syrup powder, rice starch, rice flour), Organic Cocoa Mass, Sunflower Lecithin
  • Ingredients (Semisweet): Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Mass, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Vanilla
  • Ingredients (Bittersweet): Organic Cocoa Mass, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Vanilla
  • Ingredients (Unsweetened): Organic Cocoa Mass
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None; according to their website, their semisweet, bittersweet, and unsweetened chips are made in a dedicated allergen-free facility. Their white and rice milk chips are made in a facility that handles soy, but on a dedicated soy-free line.
  • More Information: paschachocolate.com


Paskesz

  • Types: White, Semisweet, Lecithin-Free Semisweet, Mini Semisweet, Real, Real (for Passover), Mini Real, Teeny Real
  • Ingredients (White): Sugar, Kernel Palm Fat, Soy Flour, Emulsifiers (E-471 mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, E-476 polyglycerol polyricinoleate), Soy Lecithin, Cocoa Butter, Vanillin, Salt, Vegan Flavors
  • Ingredients (Semisweet): Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter (some varieties might contain lecithin; ingredients may vary by type)
  • Ingredients (Real): Chocolate (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, Soya Lecithin, Pure Vanilla (ingredients may vary by type)
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: We could not locate and did not see any cross-contamination warnings.
  • More Information: paskesz.com


Plamil

  • Types: Bittersweet Drops
  • Ingredients: Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The packaging states, “may contain traces of soya. Manufactured under controlled conditions in our own factory in which no nuts are every used. Gluten-Free – Suitable for celiacs.”
  • More Information: www.plamilfoods.co.uk

Scharffen Berger

  • Types: Bittersweet Chunks, Semisweet Chunks
  • Ingredients (Bittersweet & Semisweet): Cacao Beans, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Whole Vanilla Beans
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None, but the OU-D certification implies that they are made on shared equipment with dairy-containing chocolate.
  • More Information: shop.scharffenberger.com


Simple Truth (Kroger store brand)

  • Types: Semi-Sweet
  • Ingredients: Organic Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Soy Lecithin
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: We could not locate the packaging, but believe they have a “may contain milk” warning.
  • More Information: www.simpletruth.com

Sprouts

  • Types: Semi-Sweet
  • Ingredients: Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soya Lecithin
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The packaging states, “may contain peanuts, tree nuts and milk solids.”
  • More Information: www.sprouts.com

Sunspire

  • Types: Carob (Vegan Version Only; Unsweetened Carob & the Sunspire labeled Chocolate Chips appear to contain dairy. See their Dream brand above for a dairy-free version)
  • Ingredients (Vegan Carob): Malted Corn and Barley, Palm Kernel Oil, Carob Powder, Soy Lecithin
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The packaging states, “Due to shared equipment, product contains traces of milk.”
  • More Information: www.sunspire.com


Sweet William

  • Types: Semisweet Chips, Semisweet Buttons, Dark Buttons, White Buttons
  • Ingredients (Semisweet): Raw Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Soy Flour, Cocoa Powder (8%), Emulsifiers (Sunflower Lecithin, E476), Natural Vanilla Flavour
  • Ingredients (Dark): Raw Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Powder (27%), Emulsifiers (Sunflower Lecithin, E476), Natural Vanilla Flavour
  • Ingredients (White): Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Soy Flour, Emulsifiers (Sunflower Lecithin, E476), Natural Vanilla Flavour
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None
  • More Information: www.sweetwilliam.com.au

Trader Joe’s

  • Types: Semi-Sweet
  • Ingredients: Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The packaging states, “may contain traces of milk.”
  • More Information: www.traderjoes.com

VeganSweets

  • Types: White
  • Ingredients: Sugar, Vegetable Oil (palm), Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanillin, Salt, Vegan Flavors
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: Their website states, “Processed on equipment that may contain traces of allergens such as corn, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, milk, wheat, and egg.”
  • More Information: www.veganstore.com

Wegman’s

  • Types: Semi-Sweet
  • Ingredients: Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None listed online; see the packaging states
  • More Information: www.wegmans.com

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The Complete Guide to Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips - semisweet, bittersweet, butterscotch, white chocolate, minis, chunks and more! Ingredients, cross-contamination warnings, etc. Vegan, gluten-free + soy-free options.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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  5. …but what a DELICIOUS post to write! and such a resource – I am saving this for future reference. I use chocolate a lot, and having this information will help! there are several brands I will be looking for.

    do you have any information about the best melting ones? and ones that don’t melt so well? 🙂

    • I don’t. I’ve only tried a handful of these brands and haven’t had any melting issues with the ones that I’ve used. However, I haven’t used any of the specialty varieties – like the white or peanut butter chips. I do hope to trial those in the future as I expect more variation in performance with those.

  6. This is quite an extensive list. Thank you for putting it together. We purchase Private Selection Brand 62% Cacao Dark Chocolate Chunks from Kroger (and the product is distributed by Kroger). My daughter has a dairy allergy and can eat these chunks without any problems (and she reacts to the slightest bit of dairy). The ingredients are: Belgian unsweetened chocolate, sugar, anhydrous dextrose, soy lecithin. Contains: Soy. May contain: milk.

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  8. This is such a helpful list! In Germany finding allergy friendly chocolate is so challenging. I am going to have to get my mom to pack a suitcase full of good stuff when she visits at New Years!

  9. This is a great list Alisa. I’m just so sad that Lily’s is the only one who doesn’t use sugar. I do like their chocolate, but just wish a few others would follow suit!

  10. I had no idea there were so many options. Some, I’m not familiar with, but I will do some research and see which stores near me carry any of these brands. Thanks for such a detailed resource.

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