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Reaching for Chocolate During Quarantine? We Taste-Tested These Chocolate Brands You Should Stash in Your Pantry
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It’s day 100 and what, and we are still mostly at home? This sounds like a job for mood-elevating, crave-worthy chocolate! During times of uncertainty, the certain joy of a bite of chocolate is spelled c-o-m-f-o-r-t.
So, we’ve gathered a list of the best chocolate brands for you to enjoy during quarantine, and you don’t have to stress out about indulging in these sweet treats. The list features non-dairy options, healthy powders, vegan treats for vegan diners and zero-calorie natural plants.
Whether you consume it hot or iced, you get a delicious, lactose-free flavor that tastes like the chocolate milk you drank as a child.
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CHOCOLATE OAT MILK
This delicious chocolate oat milk from Oatsome will become your favorite milk alternative. Try it straight out of a glass, warmed up like hot cocoa or in your favorite smoothie. Whether you consume it hot or iced, you get a delicious, lactose-free flavor that tastes like the chocolate milk you drank as a child. Without the dairy, of course.
BUG OUT BAR
Bug Out Bar, an early adopter of edible insects and one of the coolest chocolate brands, offers a less intimidating way to experience this powerhouse nutritional chirper—in an individually-wrapped chocolate brownie bar made with cricket protein powder.
“Why eat crickets?” You may even be wondering that yourself. The short answer is that they are a sustainable and nutrient-dense food. Crickets are packed with protein and nutrients, making it a nutritional powerhouse.
Bug Out Bar
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In this box of chocolates, you absolutely know what you’re going to get! Sweet Vegan chocolates come in a variety of gift box choices, or you can create your own. We wouldn’t blame you if you stole a truffle or two either.
Sweet Vegan is here to show you just how delicious a truffle can be without using dairy or any other animal products. According to founder and chef Andrea Young, eliminating these ingredients floods your mouth with chocolate’s full flavor profile. Because Sweet Vegan is also free of soy, gluten and nuts, now anyone can enjoy the best chocolate.
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Broma offers a dark chocolate almond spread that is absolutely delicious. Take your jar on the go or keep it in your cupboard, but don’t forget to recycle or reuse your jar after you’ve enjoyed every last bit. Made with sustainably sourced dark chocolate, almonds and a nutrient formula, this is some of the best chocolate to be the best version of yourself.
Do you love cookies and cream ice cream but hate the brain freeze? Why not enjoy your favorite dessert in cupcake form?
Baked Cravings Cupcakes in a Jar are the best of all the sweet treat worlds. They have taken Oreos, the classic crème filled chocolate wafers, and combined it with their mouth-watering signature chocolate ganache cake made from scratch. Savor the rich, moist chocolate taste mixed with the sweet, soft creamy texture.
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ALL-NATURAL CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER POWDER
One of the best chocolate brands, PBfit All-Natural Chocolate Peanut Butter Powder uses premium cocoa to give you the chocolate you crave and the protein you need. It beats hazelnut and chocolate nut spreads with 82 percent less fat, and it’s one-third of the calories of other chocolate nut spreads. (Our publisher personally loves PBfit, and it’s always available in her house.)
With Flax4Life gluten-, nut- and dairy-free baked goods, you’re treating yourself to a decadent dessert without the guilt and an added bonus of all natural ingredients. These ingredients include a healthy dose of Omega 3, fiber and lignans, as well as no preservatives, no hydrogenated fat, no cholesterol and no trans fats.
The Chocolate Brownie Mini Muffin has 689 mg of Omega 3, two grams of fiber, two grams of protein per serving and is loaded with the best rich, decadent chocolate flavor.
Your rich, complex-flavored, smooth hot chocolate drink will retain the unique aroma and nostalgic taste enjoyed for generations.
MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE
Chocoholics are quite discerning when it comes to finding the best chocolate in the world. They know sugary cocoa powders can’t compare to the authentic, complex flavors of authentic Mexican hot chocolate. To make authentic Mexican hot chocolate, you need traditionally-made chocolate, a hand-carved molinillo and an artisanal Mexican clay jug.
Luckily, Verve Culture put together this Mexican Hot Chocolate gift set with all three: Villa Real Mexican Hot Chocolate, hot chocolate jug, and traditional Molinillos. By using everything in this Mexican hot chocolate gift set, your rich, complex-flavored, smooth hot chocolate drink will retain the unique aroma and nostalgic taste enjoyed for generations.
As one of the best chocolate brands, Pure Inventions creates delicious, healthy beverages that support a healthy lifestyle. Sweetened naturally with low-glycemic lohan fruit and stevia extracts, the products are free of synthetic colors, flavors, sugar, calories, caffeine, artificial sweeteners and gluten.
And for the chocolate lovers? Meet the deliciously hydrating Coconut Water Chocolate beverage, naturally sweetened with Lo Han Fruit Extract and Stevia Leaf Extract. Developed by nutritionists and perfected for more than 15 years, the brand can be found in luxury spas and wellness centers nationwide. (And in my water glass right now.)
ChocZero uses a zero-calorie, low carb natural plant called monk fruit to create the best, delectable chocolate that’s low in carbs and sugar-free so that you can indulge in chocolate without the sugar crash and extra calories. Whether you’re on the keto diet or simply hoping to reduce your sugar intake, ChocZero has savory options to fit a healthier lifestyle.