Taste test: Gluten-free chocolate

It’s time for a gluten-free chocolate taste test!

See what we at Gluten-Free Heaven HQ thought of a selection of chocolates to hit the shelves….


Product: The Dark Side Raw Chocolate

£3.30 from Planet Organic

There is a delicious chocolatey aroma that gives a hint of the pleasure to come. The texture is smooth and silky and there are complex layers of flavour that begin with dark chocolate bitterness and then mellow into soft sweetness with notes of vanilla and just a hint of coconut.

Verdict: ★★★★

Moo Free

Product: White Raspberry Truffles

£4.99 from The Vegan Kind

The white chocolate casing of these truffles is lovely and crunchy, but also very sweet, which ties in perfectly which the gooey and slightly tart raspberry centre. A lovely gift for Valentine’s Day complete with decorated heart shape!

Verdict: ★★★★


Product: Selection Box

£9.99 from Amazon

With 16 truffles in the box and 5 different flavours, there really is something for everyone. But, unlike the selection boxes of yesteryear, there are no flavours that are distinctly unpopular! These are all delicious as you’d come to expect from Booja-Booja – take your pick!

Verdict: ★★★★★


Gluten-free chocolate

Product: Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups

£3 from Sainsbury’s

These dairy-free little beauties make a great on-the-go snack, although you’ll have trouble just sticking to a couple. They are creamy, chocolatey and you really get that salted caramel note to finish the experience.

Verdict: ★★★★

Food Thoughts

Product: Dark Chocolate Cacao Melts

£3.99 from Ocado

The disc shapes mean that they can be quickly and easily melted to be beautifully glossy with an indulgent silky texture and not a hint of graininess. The flavour is well-balanced, smooth and rich, but without being overly intense, perfect for baking!

Verdict: ★★★★★

Ombar Centres

Product: Coconut & Vanilla Chocolate Bar

£17.90 for 10 bars from Amazon

£1.99 from The Vegan Kind

If you are a fan of coconut, then this bar is for you. The chocolate itself is smooth, creamy and with a lovely bite, while the filling is what is really going to get you going. The hint of vanilla brings out the delicate coconut to give you a taste sensation!

Verdict: ★★★★


Product: Chocolate Orange Baobab Bar

£1.75 from The Vegan Kind

The chunky bar is deeply satisfying with a creamy texture and all the feel-good flavours of a Terry’s chocolate orange. But instead of refined sugars, they use coconut sugar and lucuma (a low GI natural sweetener) to deliver a hit of sweetness.

Verdict: ★★★★

As featured in the February 2020 issue of Gluten-Free Heaven magazine

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