The Greek company that took the world by storm with their dairy-free cheese alternatives has momentarily turned their attention to sweets. Violife Cocospread is a chocolate spread that’s vegan, gluten-free, top allergen-free, and palm oil-free. It’s also much lower in sugar and fat than your average chocolate spread, but it’s still intended to fulfill cravings.
Violife Cocospread is the Icing on the Allergen-Free Cake for Chocoholics
This is a creamy, smooth, dark chocolate spread that is stored in the refrigerator. It can become melty at room temperature. Even so, the Violife chefs say it is great on toast, pancakes and waffles, dairy-free ice cream, and as a frosting or dessert topping (like on the cake pictured below). They also say it works well in recipes, like tarts and brownies. And of course, you can simply enjoy a spoonful from the tub! Whichever way you try it, be sure to leave your unbiased consumer review below. It helps others make an informed purchasing decision.
Ingredients: water, coconut oil (15%), brown sugar, cocoa powder (8%), starch, dried banana powder, ﬂavourings, acidity regulator: lactic acid, sea salt, olive extract, vitamin b12.
Nutrition (per 30 grams / 1.1 ounces): 71 calories, 4.8g fat, 6.3g carbs, 4.5g sugars, .5g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 30% vitamin B12.*
More Allergen Notes
Violife has shared the following information with us about their allergen protocols.
Regarding dairy ingredients, please note that we do share lines in some parts of the production process. However, we clean our equipment VERY meticulously, with multiple allergen swab testings to confirm absence of cross-contamination with dairy. Furthermore, production samples are sent to an accredited lab for allergen analysis. Our results are consistently negative for the presence of any dairy allergens.
Please note though that testing for absence of any dairy allergen is conducted as mentioned via multiple swab testing with a 0.4ppm* sensitivity after the weekend full cleaning. Once negative results are achieved our vegan production can commence Monday morning. We must stress that a negative result at 0.4ppm means that there is no dairy allergens present in concentration above that point.
*PPM = part per million, or less than 0.4 mg allergen in 1 Kg of product, or less than 0.01 mg in 20gr (1 slice) of product. 1mg = One thousandth of a gram.
As stated, the aforementioned allergens are not detectable by our testing; we guarantee that there are no allergens above our testing thresholds. We have never had an issue and we export globally.
More Facts on Violife Cocospread
- Price: $4.99 per 150-gram (5.4-ounce) tub
- Availability: Violife Cocospread is sold refrigerated at Giant and Sprouts stores in the U.S., and will be rolling out to more retailers. In the U.K., you can find it at ASDA stores, and some other markets.
- Certifications: Violife Cocospread is Certified Vegan.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Violife Cocospread is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Violife Cocospread website at cocospread.com or Violife Foods at violifefoods.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.