Olivia Chocolat Bars Milk the Dairy-Free Chocolate Market

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At a trade show we stumbled across a surprisingly little company. Olivia Chocolatiers out of Quebec makes a range of creative, allergy-friendly chocolate bars. Their product line of Olivia Chocolat Bars includes more than one type of dairy-free milk chocolate, white chocolate, and several raw varieties. They’re all certified organic, kosher pareve, and labeled as “school safe.”

Olivia Chocolat Bars (dairy-free, vegan and allergy-friendly) - Hempmilk, Coco-Milk, Chai-Latte and Vegan White. We've got ingredients, availability, and tasting notes

Tasting Notes for Olivia Chocolat Bars

Olivia Chocolat Bars are relatively thin artisan chocolate bars with melt-in-your-mouth squares. We sampled the following varieties.

Hempmilk Choco

What a unique chocolate bar! It’s very smooth, buttery, and indeed, it is hempy! Hemp seeds are strong in flavor, so those grassy notes do come through. But it’s still very rich chocolate bar. It’s listed as 44% cacao, but isn’t overly sweet, like you might expect.

Ingredients – raw cocoa beans*, unrefined cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, raw hemp seed*, non-GMO sunflower lecithin, vanilla bean*. *Certified Organic. Made in a facility free of almond, walnut, hazel, pine, brazil, and main allergen nuts, as well as no peanuts, soy, milk, nor gluten naturally. May contain traces of coconut.

Coco-Milk Choco

I love this chocolate bar! It has a very creamy, melty finish with a Mounds bar flavor vibe. I honestly couldn’t get enough of it. Like the hempmilk bar, it’s 44% cacao, but is just sweet enough for a milky chocolate bar.

Ingredients – cocoa beans*, unrefined cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, coconut*, non-GMO sunflower lecithin, vanilla bean*. *Certified Organic. Made in a facility free of almond, walnut, hazel, pine, brazil, and main allergen nuts, as well as no peanuts, soy, milk, nor gluten naturally. Contains coconut.

Chai Choco-Latte

This is a slightly firmer chocolate that starts off smooth, pure, and simple, but then the spices emerge. The flavor is warm and full-bodied with a pleasant cayenne kick at the end.

Ingredients – cocoa beans*, unrefined cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, coconut*, non-GMO sunflower lecithin, ginger*, cinnamon*, cardamom*, clove*, cayenne pepper*, vanilla bean*. *Certified Organic. Made in a facility free of almond, walnut, hazel, pine, brazil, and main allergen nuts, as well as no peanuts, soy, milk, nor gluten naturally. Contains coconut.

Vegan White

This isn’t quite as sweet as your typical candy-like white chocolate, but it’s still quite sweet with a rich cocoa butter base and hints of coconut. It’s also very smooth and creamy overall. As a heads up, this bar contains some pineapple. It isn’t notable in the taste, but is a “surprise” ingredient.

Ingredients – unrefined cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, coconut*, pineapple, non-GMO sunflower lecithin, vanilla bean*. *Certified Organic. Made in a facility free of almond, walnut, hazel, pine, brazil, and main allergen nuts, as well as no peanuts, soy, milk, nor gluten naturally. Contains coconut.

Olivia Chocolat Bars (dairy-free, vegan and allergy-friendly) - Hempmilk, Coco-Milk, Chai-Latte and Vegan White. We've got ingredients, availability, and tasting notes

The Facts on Olivia Chocolat Bars

Price: $5.49 per 1.75-ounce bar.

Availability: Olivia Chocolat Bars are primarily sold through the company’s website to customers in Canada. They also have a few varieties available on Amazon and Vitacost in the U.S.

Certifications: Olivia Chocolat Bars are Certified Organic, Certified Fair Trade, and Certified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Olivia Chocolat Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Olivia Chocolatiers website at oliviachocolatiers.com.

Sweet on Oliva Chocolat Bars and the New Go Dairy Free

Olivia Chocolat Bars (dairy-free, vegan and allergy-friendly) - Hempmilk, Coco-Milk, Chai-Latte and Vegan White. We've got ingredients, availability, and tasting notes

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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