Purchased from: The Natural Food Company, Nottingham
Dairy/lactose free: Dairy free
Description of product: Dairy free and vegan white chocolate alternative
The range of dairy free chocolate on the market is always expanding. It seems to be improving all the time as companies work out how to recreate favourites in a dairy free or vegan format. However, the world of dairy free white chocolate is largely under represented.
I have tried a few attempts at white chocolate, but for some reason, this seems a difficult flavour to recreate. I came across this version in my favourite health food shop and decided to give it a go.
At the moment, I can’t say this tastes exactly like white chocolate, because it doesn’t. But I enjoyed the flavour and was quite impressed with it, especially relative to other chocolates I have tried. I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you are a fan of white chocolate or just fancy a change from your regular types of vegan chocolate.
The flavour is quite sweet, and has a definite addition of vanilla, which adds another depth to the taste. You can tell that it is modelled on the flavour of white chocolate, and they have come quite close to recreating this.
The texture was really impressive. I found it quite creamy and it melted in your mouth like a cows’ milk alternative would. In fact, when letting the chocolate melt in your mouth, it almost gave a different flavour to it, and intensified the taste.
Although the chocolate is quite sweet, which I perhaps wouldn’t normally appreciate, the flavours do work well together. It is nice to have an alternative to dairy free ‘milk’ chocolate and dark chocolate and I look forward to seeing this area of vegan chocolate develop further.