I always check the chocolate section for deals when we’re at Whole Foods, and this weekend I couldn’t resist the “just within budget” sale price on the OCHO organic candy bars.
Most of the OCHO organic candy bars contain dairy, but the Coconut and Peanut Butter varieties are certified vegan. My local store only had the Coconut variety, so I picked that one up to try. As you can see below, these bars are similar to a Mounds bar. They have a tender sweet coconut filling enrobed in a relatively thick layer of dark chocolate. However, they have more depth of flavor.
Tony agreed. He raved about the quality, and said Mounds tastes like a corn syrupy corner store convenience compared to this bar.
OCHO Organic Candy Bars are Now Available in 2 Vegan Varieties
As mentioned, the vegan varieties of OCHO Organic Candy Bars are not only dairy-free and gluten-free, but also corn syrup-free! If you buy and try either of these vegan varieties, don’t hesitate to leave your own unbiased rating and review below!
Ingredients: organic dark chocolate (organic chocolate liquor, organic dried cane syrup, organic cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin (emulsifier), organic vanilla extract), organic tapioca, organic coconut, organic sugar (evaporated cane juice), water, salt, organic soy lecithin, and organic vanilla extract. contains tree nuts (coconut). made on shared equipment that processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs.
Nutrition (per 1.5-ounce bar): 200 calories, 12g fat, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 16g sugars, 2g protein.*
Ingredients: organic dark chocolate (organic cacao beans, organic evaporated cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin), organic peanut butter (organic peanuts), organic cane sugar, organic peanuts, organic sugar (organic cane suga, organic tapioca starch), organic cocoa butter, organic peanut flour, and salt. contains peanuts. made on shared equipment that processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs.
Nutrition (per 1.5-ounce bar): 230 calories, 16g fat, 19g carbs, 3g fiber, 14g sugars, 6g protein.*
More Facts on OCHO Organic Candy Bars (Vegan Varieties)
Price: $1.99 per 1.5-ounce bar; $4.99 per 3.5-ounce bag minis
Availability: OCHO Organic Candy Bars are sold at Whole Foods, select Target stores, Albertsons / Safeway stores, Sprouts, and other natural food stores. You can also order them online from Vitacost and on Amazon.
Certifications: The Vegan OCHO Organic Candy Bars are Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, and Certified Gluten-Free.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the Vegan OCHO Organic Candy Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. The coconut variety is peanut-free*
For More Product Information: Visit the OCHO Candy website at www.ochocandy.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.
Like a Mounds bar, only better
We tried the Ocho Coconut Bar. The coconut filling is soft, chewy, and flavorful and not overly sugary, while the perfectly thick dark chocolate robe has just the right amount of bitter and sweet for a pleasant contrast.