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Adopting a plant-based lifestyle can result in the elimination of several different things, but chocolate certainly shouldn’t be one of them. Chocolate has become synonymous with milk chocolate. But in reality, pure dark chocolate (the heart-healthy kind), is actually totally plant-based!

Of course, you can easily cook up your own chocolatey sweets using the Food Monster App or grab a leftover snack on the way out the door. If you’re like us, you’re not willing to give up your smooth, creamy chocolate cravings. And you won’t have to with these 5 fair trade, low-sugar, vegan dark chocolate products!

1. Endangered Species ChocolateEndangered Species Chocolate

This Endangered Species Dark Chocolate bar is made of 72% dark chocolate and crunchy almond bits, and flavor-amplified by natural real salt flakes. According to the company website, it’s certified vegan, gluten-free, Non-GMO verified and fair trade official. Its bittersweet taste and satisfying crunch make it the perfect healthy snack while the inside of the wrapper will give you endangered species knowledge and information.

Amazon reviewer SKW said, “Very good chocolate. Just the right amount of salt to bring out the flavor. Not overly sweet. Just a little usually cures the sweet craving.” You can pick up a 4-pack for $14.24

2. Alter Eco Organic Chocolatealter eco dark chocolate

These delicious bittersweet Alter Eco Organic Chocolate bars are certified fair trade, and contain and light, floral, toffee taste that we all crave when searching for a slightly sweet snack. 85% cocoa from Ecuador, and exclusively harvested there, this chocolate creates the best intensity. Their flavors include cherry, coffee, caramel, brown butter, and quinoa. It’s everything you’d ever want in a vegan chocolate bar!

Amazon reviewers, in general, appreciate its all its dark delicious tastes and think it’s the best on the market right now. That says a lot! You can get this for $6.18!

3. Pascha Organic Dark Chocolatepascha organic vegan chocolate

These rich Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate Bars are gluten free, nut free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free and soy free, resulting in a 100% natural dark chocolate. The cocoa beans, sourced from Peru, have a fine aroma and is combined with organic cane sugar and vanilla bean to create the most balanced taste. Not only do they taste like an absolute treat, they’re beautifully packaged as well.

Amazon reviewer, mj hurst said, “Finally a chocolate for people with food allergies. I am so happy to stuff my face with cocoa and just the right amount of sugar. This is how chocolate should be because we get to taste the true flavor of the cocoa.” You can buy these tasty treats for $3.99! A steal.

4. Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolategreen and black dark cocoa

Awarded the Fair Trade Mark by the Fairtrade Foundation UK, Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate contains hand-picked Ghanaian cocoa beans for a distinctively rich, smooth taste. The packaging is sleek and sophisticated and the taste is unfathomably good. It has a delicate hint of sweetness and a massive shock of pure yum.

Lizzy exclaimed, “……very good for you! The 85% cocoa content is supposedly very good and healthy for your enjoyment and consumption. More and more doctors are recommending a square or two after dinner….this one is rich and excellent. If you like dark chocolate, this is the one for you!” Get them for $12.99!

5. Raaka Bourbon Cask Aged Organic Dark Chocolate BarRaaka Dark Cocoa 1

Raaka Bourbon Cask Aged Organic Dark Chocolate Bar is the first chocolate featuring cask-aged cocoa beans! To make this vegan chocolate, they crack Tanzanian cacoa beans into nibs and then age the nibs in bourbon barrels for four weeks. All of their chocolate is certified organic, kosher and non-GMO, as well as gluten and soy free. In these bars, you can taste perfectly balanced hints of caramel and vanilla. They also won the 2013 Good Food Award!

Amazon reviewer Hallie proudly says, “Mature flavoring here in this bar – nuanced – and you get a bit of the smoke from the bourbon cask. Like “tannins in red wine” dude I would agree that the experience of this bar is much like that of a glass of good red – if you’re looking for a minute tasting experience, but in chocolate, this is a great choice!” You can purchase these bars for $8.98!

6. Lily’s Sweets Extra Dark Chocolatelilys extra dark chocolate

Lily’s Sweets Extra Dark Chocolate bars contain all the indulgence you crave but with a lot more nutrition and way fewer calories. They’re made of Fair Trade certified cocoa, non-GMO ingredients, and cocoa butter. Since they’re sweetened with stevia, they contain less than 1g of sugar, which is all we could ask for! They come in Extra Dark, Sea Salt, Blood Orange and Salted Almond flavors, all which are totally vegan and super creamy.

Amazon reviewer Arizona1010 said, “Great taste, all vegan, the only fat is from cocoa butter. Tastes even better than regular sugar-sweetened chocolate!” Sounds good to us! You can buy these a pack of 12 for $47.49.

7. LUV Dark Chocolate Barchocolate vegan bar

Luv Dark Chocolate Bars are vegan, all-natural, gluten-free, soy-free, casein free and sweetened with a blend of organic Stevia. Since they’re sugar-free, enjoy one or two pieces. This chocolate has everything that a healthy snack needs, all while remaining subtly sweet. They also have varieties that come with nuts and some that are infused with low glycemic berries. Enjoy them as a late night snack or carry them with you when you get that sudden urge for chocolate.

Chris Park said, “I was very impressed. I bought the chocolates to give to my folks because they are diabetic. I bought all four flavors (orange was my favorite). I tried all of them and they all taste great. There is no lingering artificial taste. Great alternative if you are vegan or diabetic.” They’ll cost you $10.99 for 2!

8. TRU Chocolate Waferstru chocolate wafers

These Tru Chocolate Wafers are the “only chocolate that loves you back.” And we’re so glad for that. They contain no sugar, are dairy, gluten, and GMO-free and are Fair Trade certified. These tasty little snacks are easy to pop into your mouth on the go and taste like creamy, crunchy heaven. These truly give you the pure taste of an all-natural, ultra-high quality chocolate!

Fans love them, “Being someone who can’t have dairy, gluten or sugar but who is also a lover of chocolate I FREAKED at finding these. I had no expectations but I was blown away! Sweetened with Xylitol I expected a slight aftertaste and I tasted none! So so happy with this purchase! Smooth dark chocolate that melts in your mouth!” Buy these for $5.99!

9. Perfetto Collection: Amore Di Mona Luxury Dark ChocolatePerfetto Collection: Amore Di Mona Luxury Dark Chocolate

Perfetto Collection: Amore Di Mona Luxury Dark Chocolate is just that; luxurious. Their website states, “Our chocolates are crafted pure and simply with nothing but natural, organic, kosher, non-GMO, sustainably sourced ingredients.” Ingredients are organic, non-GMO, Fair Trade, kosher, Preservative, and artificial coloring free. They’re creamy and absolutely decadent.

Amazon reviewer Glenn says, ” They taste fresh, rich and each variety are full of different flavors. Most importantly my daughter really enjoyed them as well! My favorite being the coffee, my daughter, all of them! It is difficult to find dairy free chocolate which actually tastes good but these are the exception!” Purchase these for $12.99!

10. Innocent Chocolate Extra Dark Chocolate Barinnocent chocolate dark chocolate barThese vegan, paleo, gluten-free, Fair Trade Innocent Dark Chocolate Bars come from a non-profit company and are extra delicious. Indulge in these as they are ZERO net carbs and filled with enzyme inhibitors that reduce digestion sugars and starches. So, it is true, you can really eat chocolate and lose weight! Rejoice.

Amazon reviewer W Machlll exclaimed, “Wow, I’m LOVING this chocolate! I can’t get over how good it is and doesn’t even have any sugar in it! AND it’s healthy and can help me lose weight?! I really didn’t expect it to be as good as it is…” Get these decadent, healthy bars for $6.95!

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