Videri Dark Chocolate Bars: Gourmet, Gift-Worthy and Dairy-Free

60% Sea Salt, 60% Pink Peppercorn, 70% Classic Dark, 75% Dark, 90% Ecuadorian Dark
$7.99 per 2-bar box; varying prices on gifts and subscriptions

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On September 22, 2014
Last modified:February 6, 2017


This bean-to-bar chocolate factory knows how to take the edge off deep, dark chocolate. Their high percentage cacao selections have mere hints of bitterness underlying the rich and smooth flavors. The packaging is meticulous and beyond gift-worthy; perfect for dazzling your favorite chocoholics.

Boasting handcrafted, bean-to-bar chocolate that is made with only whole, organic, and fair trade ingredients (no soy lecithin or other additives in sight), I simply had to trial the dairy-free offerings from Videri Chocolate Factory.

Videri Dark Chocolate Bars - Handcrafted, Gourmet, Gift-Worthy, and Dairy-Free

The packaging of Videri dark chocolate bars is gorgeous! A silver box arrived adorned with ribbon and in perfect condition. Inside, an abundance of confetti protected and showcased 5 beautiful, sturdy boxes, each of which contained TWO full-size chocolate bars.

Videri Dark Chocolate Bars - Handcrafted, Gourmet, Gift-Worthy, and Dairy-Free

Tasting Notes for Videri

With my trusty chocolate-tasting sidekick on hand, Caroline of Grateful Foodie, we sampled our way through five Videri dark chocolate bars (they do make one milk chocolate selection, at last check, which is not dairy-free).

Videri Dark Chocolate Bars - Handcrafted, Gourmet, Gift-Worthy, and Dairy-Free

Videri 60% Sea Salt Chocolate Bars

We both agreed that this is a very nice, top quality, smooth dark chocolate with nary a hint of bitterness. It tastes amazing when nibbled alone as a simple indulgence with the sea salt heightening the overall flavor. As a huge sea salt + chocolate fan, the lack of stand-out salt with each bite was disappointing. Crystals sporadically dotted the underside, but didn’t seem to be dispersed throughout the bar. Nonetheless, it was a scrumptious treat.

Videri 60% Pink Peppercorn Chocolate Bars

Contrary to the sparse Sea Salt, this Videri dark chocolate bar is generously dotted with freshly cracked peppercorn for a grown-up and bold taste. Though both bars use Videri’s 60%, the overall taste is worlds apart. Personally I preferred the purity of the Sea Salt, but Caroline was dazzled by the Pink Peppercorn. Always the entertainer, she said this would be her secret weapon to impress last minute guests. Caroline recommends serving this sophisticated flavor with rosé and sliced pear or apple.

Videri Dark Chocolate Bars - Handcrafted, Gourmet, Gift-Worthy, and Dairy-Free

Videri 70% Classic Dark Chocolate Bars

As smooth as the 60% with even more cocoa butter depth, we were both pleasantly surprised by the complete lack of bitterness in the Videri 70%. This is a really pleasant dark chocolate that should be pleasing to most palates, and is really quite fulfilling. In fact, while tasting this variety, we noticed how thick each Videri chocolate bar is!

Videri 75% Dark Chocolate Bars

Caroline was hesitant to keep moving up the cacao latter, as she isn’t a dark, dark chocolate fan. Likewise, I usually stop at around 70% cacao, and do actually adore nibbling on semi-sweet. But this was perhaps one of the most mellow 75% cacao chocolate bars that either of us had tasted. It was just beginning to venture into that deep, slightly bitter characteristic of most dark chocolates, but was still quite luxurious.

Videri 90% Ecuadorian Dark Chocolate Bars

At this point, we both though, “Why not? The 75% was good, let’s go for the gusto and give the 90% a try”. I was in shock when Caroline proclaimed, “This is the only 90% chocolate I’ve ever liked!” Definitely deep and very, very dark, but this nearly pure Videri dark chocolate bar has many flavor nuances to keep things interesting and it wasn’t nearly as bitter as expected. It was still a little dark for my tastes, but Caroline was happy to take the bar home. “It’s screaming for some wine!”, she said.

Videri Dark Chocolate Bars - Handcrafted, Gourmet, Gift-Worthy, and Dairy-Free

The Facts on Videri Dark Chocolate

Certifications: Though not certified, Videri Dark Chocolate does use mostly organic ingredients.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Videri Dark Chocolate Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, 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 and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Videri website at

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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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