Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips Guide (Dark, White, Butterscotch & More!)

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I just did a big update of this post and added ten MORE brands! You have no idea how long this detailed post took to create, and now update. Ironically, I devoured quite a bit of dairy-free chocolate as I put it together. It includes all of the white chocolate, dark chocolate, “milk” chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, butterscotch, minis, chunks, and other vegan and dairy-free chocolate chips we could find.

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: The Guide & Cookbook.

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.

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.

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.”

Traditional Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  • Artisan Kettle Organic
  • Barry Callebaut / King Arthur
  • Barry Callebaut / King Arthur (Sugar-free)
  • California Gourmet
  • Camino
  • Chatfield’s
  • Chocolate Emporium
  • Divvies
  • Dream
  • Equal Exchange
  • Free2b
  • Gefen
  • Guittard
  • It’s Delish
  • It’s Delish (Sugar-free)
  • Kirkland
  • Lieber’s
  • MooFree
  • Nestle Tollhouse Simply Delicious
  • Olive Nation
  • Pascha
  • Paskesz
  • President’s Choice (PC)
  • Simple Truth
  • Sprouts
  • Sweet William
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Wegman’s

Mini Chocolate Chips

  • Amanda’s Own
  • Artisan Kettle Organic
  • Bloom’s
  • California Gourmet
  • Enjoy Life Foods
  • Libre Naturals
  • Paskesz
  • Sensato (Sugar-free)

Chocolate Chunks

  • Artisan Kettle Organic (Extra Dark)
  • Enjoy Life Foods
  • Gerbs
  • Scharffen Berger

Dark Chocolate Chips

  • Artisan Kettle Organic
  • Camino
  • Chatfield’s
  • Davis Chocolate (Paleo-friendly)
  • Enjoy Life Foods
  • Equal Exchange
  • Gerbs
  • Guittard
  • King David
  • Lily’s (Sugar-free)
  • Nestle Tollhouse Simply Delicious
  • Pascha (also Unsweetened)
  • Plamil
  • Santa Barbara Chocolate (Paleo-friendly)
  • Sweet William

“Milk” Chocolate Chips

  • No Whey Foods
  • Pascha

Carob Chips

  • Chatfield’s
  • Hoosier Hill Farm
  • Missy J’s
  • Olive Nation
  • Olive Nation (Unsweetened)
  • 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)

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.

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

Artisan Kettle Organic

  • Types: Bittersweet, Semisweet, Extra Dark Chunks, Semisweet Minis
  • Ingredients (Bittersweet & Extra Dark Chunks): Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Vanilla
  • Ingredients (Semisweet & Semisweet Minis): Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Vanilla
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None that we could see. These products are promoted as “Dairy, Soy and Nut Free,” “Allergen Free,” Vegan, and Kosher Pareve.
  • More Information: artisankettle.com

Barry Callebaut (via King Arthur)

  • Types: Semi-Sweet, Sugar-Free
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet): Chocolate Liquor, Sugar, Anhydrous Dextrose, Soya Lecithin, Vanilla Extract
  • Ingredients (Sugar-Free): Maltitol, Unsweetened Chocolate Processed with Alkali, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: On the Semi-Sweet it states, “Produced on equipment that also processes eggs, milk, wheat, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, and coconut.” There is no warning on the Sugar-Free, but the OU-D certification implies it is made on shared equipment with dairy-containing chocolate.
  • More Information: www.kingarthurflour.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

California Gourmet

  • Types: Semi-Sweet, Soy-Free Semi-Sweet, Soy-Free Mini
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet): Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Extract
  • Ingredients (Soy-Free): Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None. They are promoted as “Allergy-Friendly,” “Dairy-Free,” “Nut-Free,” Vegan, and Kosher Pareve.
  • More Information: californiagourmet.net


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

Gefen

  • Types: Semi-Sweet, Dark, Sugar-Free, Sugar-Free Mini
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet): Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla
  • Ingredients (Other Varieties): We have not been able to locate them, but all varieties appear to be labeled as Dairy-Free and Kosher Parve.
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: Select varieties might state, “Produced in a facility that may contain peanuts and/or tree nuts.” But at least one variety has a “nut-free” label.
  • More Information: www.kedem.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: 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

It’s Delish

  • Types: Semi-Sweet, Sugar-Free
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet): They are not listed, but we have contacted the company.
  • Ingredients (Sugar-Free): Maltitol, Chocolate Liquor (processed with alkali), Cocoa Butter, Sorbita Tristerate and Soy Lecithin, Vanilla
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None, but the OU-D certification on the Sugar-Free variety implies it is made on shared equipment with dairy-containing chocolate. The “Real” Semi-Sweet variety is labeled as dairy-free and is certified Kosher Pareve.
  • More Information: itsdelish.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


Missy J’s 

  • Types: Carob Chips
  • Ingredients: Carob (organic palm oil, organic Australian carob powder, organic coconut sugar, organic sunflower lecithin, sea salt)
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The package states, “Produced in a facility that handles peanuts, sunflower and tree nuts (almonds, coconuts, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts). Incidental traces of these allergens may be present.”
  • More Information: missyjs.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


Nestle Tollhouse Simply Delicious

  • Types: Semi-Sweet, Dark
  • Ingredients (Semi-Sweet): Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Chocolate, Organic Cocoa Butter
  • Ingredients (Dark): Organic Chocolate, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None. The packaging states, “Free From the 8 Major Food Allergens.”
  • More Information: www.verybestbaking.com

No Whey

  • Types: Milk-Like
  • Ingredients: Vegan Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Maltodextrin (From Corn), Sunflower Lecithin, Tragacanth Gum (Natural Thickener), Titanium Dioxide (A Mineral For Color), Dextrose, Natural Vanilla
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None that we know of.
  • More Information: www.nowheychocolate.com

Olivenation

  • Types: Semisweet, Carob, Unsweetened Carob
  • Ingredients (Semisweet): Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Vanillin
  • Ingredients (Carob): Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Carob Powder, Soy Lecithin
  • Ingredients (Carob Unsweetened): Carob Powder, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil,  Soy Lecithin
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: At least one variety is, “Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing milk.”
  • More Information: www.olivenation.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

President’s Choice (PC)

  • Types: Semi-Sweet
  • Ingredients: Unsweetened Chocolate, Sugar, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: According to their website, these chips “May contain milk.”
  • More Information: www.presidentschoice.ca

Santa Barbara Organic

  • Types: Dark
  • Ingredients: Organic Unsweetened Chocolate, Organic Cocoa Butter And Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: None, that we could find, but limited information on
  • More Information: www.santabarbarachocolate.com

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


Sensato

  • Types: Sugar-Free Mini
  • Ingredients: Maltitol, Chocolate Liquor (processed with alkali), Cocoa Butter, Sorbita Tristerate and Soy Lecithin, Vanilla
  • Cross-Contamination Warning: The label states, “Manufactured in a plant that processes milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans.”
  • More Information: sensatofoods.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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  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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      • I’d love to hear about the taste comparisons! Thanks for this great round up of info. This site is a wonderful resource.

        • I have tried many of these brands and have always been disappointed. However, I recently tried Artisan Kettle brand and they were incredible. Both the bittersweet ( dark ) and semisweet were delicious. Were on sale, so I treated myself to a bag of each. I don’t work for them nor was I paid to post this.

  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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