We were sad when No Cow Chocolate went out of business, but there are other dairy-free chocolate brands on the market. See our Dairy-Free Chocolate Reviews for current options.
If they don’t draw you in with that adorable name and packaging, No Cow Chocolate Bars will attempt to lure with the promise of delicious dairy-free and soy-free “milk” chocolate in an array of amazing flavors. At last count, they had eight chocolate bar varieties to choose from (Classic “Milk”, Espresso, Mint, and five fruity options), all produced in their Top 8 allergen-free facility.
For dairy-free chocoholics who are tired of being stuck with just bitter dark chocolate, No Cow Chocolate offers a dramatic contrast with their very sweet, slightly milky bars. Both the look and taste have a delightful homemade and kid-friendly appeal, and the consistency is just creamy enough. Admittedly, their baseline “Milk” chocolate is a little too sweet for my daily chocolate fix, but it’s the perfect treat when I’m craving a sugar hit with more depth than candy, and a good bet for kids and adults who possess a voracious sweet tooth (like my husband, Tony!). Plus, each bar is perfectly scored for low-guilt noshing (after all, it’s less calories when you eat it in small pieces, right?).
I passed on the Espresso No Cow Chocolate Bars, since I’m not a coffee fan, but jumped on the chance to try the Mint. It has bonus specks of refreshment throughout that reminded me of beloved Junior Mints.
To the naked eye, the fruity selections of the Now Cow Chocolate Bars are one in the same. But once you bite in those distinct flavors emerge. I most recently sampled the Blueberry (pictured above) which is ALL sweet with an intense blueberry flavor that melds perfectly with the chocolate base. The Orange is a little more grown up and fragrant with sweet zest permeating both in flavor and scent – guilty and addictive, in my opinion. The Spiced Pear was surprisingly sweet with very mild fruity notes. The flavor of that one was a little too unique for our littlest taste-tester, but the Strawberry was a dessert superstar – it had the perfect pairing of sweet balsamic and mild berry essence. We’ve yet to sample the Raspberry, but I’m betting Tony would devour that one in a minute – he’s a sucker for raspberry chocolate.
Beyond bars, No Cow Chocolate has a sampler pack of chocolate “shots” and handcrafts festive shapes for every chocolate-loving holiday.
Certifications: No Cow Chocolate Bars are Certified Vegan.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, No Cow Chocolate Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-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.