Grocer’s Daughter Chocolates include Dairy-Free Bark, Bars, and Bon Bons

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The Grocer’s Daughter is a small chocolatier in Michigan with a conscience for customers who eat dairy-free. When not on hiatus (they do shut down certain times of year), they ship all types of chocolates, including many non-dairy selections. Grocer’s Daughter Dairy-Free Chocolates include bars, bark and usually at least a couple of truffles.

Grocer's Daughter Dairy-Free Chocolates - unique chocolate bars, bark and truffles

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolates include Dairy-Free Bark and Bon Bons

Their selection does change, with the seasons and with demands, but they always have several dairy-free varieties available. We’ve tried a few of them.

Grocer’s Daughter Bark Bars

The Wally Bar was one of my first tastes of Grocer’s Daughter Dairy-Free Chocolates. It was a truly indulgent yet seemingly health-worthy bar with a “Godiva meets granola” vibe.  From the top, alluring dark chocolate is meticulously scored, but on the flip side a surprise awaits.  Whole almonds, dried cherries, cashews, and other high quality trail mix items add a level of complexity to this bar that I never would have imagined.

Each chocolate chunk had its own unique flavor.  First a chocolate covered cherry, then the crunch of a salty-sweet sesame stick, and finally an entire almond sweetened with pure maple syrup and half-coated in rich dark chocolate.  The sesame sticks were an especially neat surprise. They reminded me of my former favorite chocolate-covered pretzels, but with a grown-up flavor twist.

After nibbling on numerous Wally Bar squares, I began thinking, “this is just what good dark chocolate tastes like.” And once I finally convinced myself that the antioxidants in the chocolate and the protein and fiber in the trail mix made this more of a nutritional snack than a dessert (it was a tough sell), I polished off the entire bar.  Two big thumbs up!

Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate Bon Bons / Truffles

I’d never met a fruit-inspired truffle that I truly adored, until I discovered the Grocer’s Daughter Dairy-Free Apricot Truffle. Mere words cannot describe this out of body indulgence. The deep apricot center is smoothed with the perfect blend of organic sugar, chocolate, and just a hint of chardonnay. It wasn’t the typical booze overload used by many chocolatiers, but rather a gentle persuasion. The filling flavor perfectly complimented the dark chocolate surroundings. The texture is very creamy with just a touch of a jelly feel from the fruit.  The grown-up elegance of this rich chocolate is nothing short of divine.

I expected the Almond Truffle to have an ordinary nut butter or marzipan-like filling. But to my pleasant surprise, it was a pure chocolate experience.  In this truffle, almond butter (with tidbits of almonds) is blended with smooth dark chocolate to create a more fudge-like center with just a hint of sweet almond flavor. It was so rich and intense that just one truffle tamed my afternoon chocolate craving.  Strict vegans should take note that this truffle does contain a touch of honey.

Grocer's Daughter Dairy-Free Bon Bons and Truffles

The Facts on Grocer’s Daughter Dairy-Free Chocolates

Availability: Grocer’s Daughter Dairy-Free Chocolates are sold exclusively through their website. They ship throughout the U.S.

Certifications: Grocer’s Daughter Dairy-Free Chocolates do not appear to have any certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Grocer’s Daughter Dairy-Free Chocolates are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, vegan, vegetarian. Some varieties are gluten-free and nut-free.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Grocers Daughter website at grocersdaughter.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

About Author

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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