The Best Vegan Chocolates

The Best Vegan Chocolates

There are many reasons why you might choose to quit eating dairy – from health reasons and skin issues to environmental issues and concerns over animal welfare. Thankfully, going dairy-free no longer means a life of chocolate deprivation. I have put considerable time and effort (!) into researching the best vegan chocolates.

 

Here are my top three favourite non-dairy, vegan chocolate brands:

 

BOOJA BOOJA

These vegan chocolate truffles are special! Available in a range of flavours from classic Champagne truffles and raspberry truffles to almond and sea salt caramel and rhubarb and vanilla fool truffles, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. They are rich, creamy and truly indulgent. Booja Booja products are organic, dairy free, gluten free and soya free so they are great for vegans and coeliacs. I love The Artists Collection – beautiful hand painted boxes of truffles. They make a lovely birthday or Christmas present.

Buy it: Booja Booja

 

 

OMBAR

Perfect treat sized little bars of chocolate. Ombar ‘strive to make the most nutritious and delicious raw chocolate’. Using coconut milk instead of cows milk, Ombars are a great option for those who don’t eat dairy but prefer a milk chocolate to dark chocolate. They melt in the mouth and come in a variety of flavours – my favourite is strawberries and cream. Not only are products dairy free and vegan, they also contain beneficial live cultures.

Buy it: Ombar

 

 

THE RAW CHOCOLATE CO.

Since giving up dairy one thing I do miss is white chocolate. Yes, I know, nutritionists are supposed to love 80% dark chocolate, but I will always prefer creamy, vanilla-ry, melt in the mouth white chocolate. The Raw Chocolate Co. make a delicious Vanoffee bar – it’s like a hybrid of white chocolate and toffee. This bar contains around one teaspoon of sugar; much much less than most standard bars of white chocolate. All of their products are vegan, fairtrade, organic, dairy free and gluten free.

Buy it: The Raw Chocolate Co.

 

 

Most of these products are available online and in good independent health food shops. Whilst researching this article I discovered The Raw Chocolate Shop who sell all of these chocolate brands and more.

 

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.