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F.E.P.’s Chocolate List

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The list below reflects Food Empowerment Project’s most recent research on companies that make vegan products containing chocolate to find out if they source their chocolate from areas where slavery can still be found. To learn more read about it here.

Companies such as Nestlé, Mars, and others are culpable, but are not listed as they do not make vegan products.

This list is not comprehensive. We continue to reach out to more companies and will be updating the list as we receive responses. Again, all of the companies make vegan chocolates but they may also sell non-vegan chocolates – we have tried to help, but we encourage you to read the ingredients to be sure.

Understanding Food Empowerment Project’s Chocolate list 

  Chocolate we feel comfortable recommending 
- 365 Dark Chocolate Bar (Whole Foods Market)
- A.D.D. (Alternative Delectable Delights)
- Agostoni (fair trade only)
- Alce Nero’s dark chocolate
- Alter Eco
- Allison’s Gourmet
- Amano
- Andean Dream
- Ananda (EU)
- Antidote
- Angell Chocolate Bars
- Artisana
- Askinoise
- Bixby Bar: ONLY Birdie, Heart’s Delight & Whippersnapper
- Bonnievilles
- Bonvita
- Booja-Booja (England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
- Budi Bar
- Café Gratitude
- Charm School Chocolate
- Chocolate and Love
- Chocolate Ibarra
- Chocolate Inspirations, Inc
- Chocolates El Rey
- Chocolatl
- ChocAlive!
- ChocoSol Traders
- Choc & Nut
- Chuao Chocolatier
- Chunks of Energy
- Ciranda
- Claudio Corallo
- CocoLicious
- Cocolo (Australia & New Zealand)
- Coconut Bliss (they were recently bought by a dairy company)
- Coco-Zen
- Coracao Confections
- Core Foods (Defender Meal only)
- Cotton Tree Chocolate (70% bar – only in Belize)
- Crispy Cat
- Dandelion Chocolate
- Dave’s Midnight Bakery
- Denman Island Chocolate
- Divine
- Divine Organics (raw cacao products)
- Earth Circle Organics
- Eat Pastry
- Edensoy (http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/eden-foods-tries-to-opt-out-of-obamacare-birth-control-coverage/Content?oid=1640622)
- Endangered Species (Organic dark chocolate only)
- Equal Exchange
- Essential Living Foods
- The Fearless Chocolate Company
- feedyourface
- Frontier
- Garden of Life
- Gefle Chocolaterie (EU)
- Global Organics
- Gnosis
- Gone Pie Vegan Bakery
- GO*DO Chocolate (Espresso Coffee and Sicilian Almonds) (England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Wales)
- Go Macro’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crunch
- Go Raw
- Gopal’s Healthfoods
- Goss Chocolate (dark and special dark chocolate, nibs and cocoa powder)
- Great Bean
- Healthforce Superfoods
- Holy Kakow Chocolate
- Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
- Il Modicano
- Jem Raw Chocolate
- JJ’s Sweets
- Just Pure Foods
- Justin’s Nut Butter
- Kaia Foods (Alive & Radiant)
- Kakaw Belizean Chocolate (Belize)
- Kallari Chocolate
- Kopali Organics
- Kroger Cocoa Powder
- Kur Organic Superfoods
- La Siembra – Cocoa Camino
- Lagusta’s Luscious
- L’Amourette
- Late July
- Liebhart’s Gesundkost (Germany)
- Lifefood
- Live On Chocolate
- Live Superfoods (their name brand only)
- Love Street Livin
- Lover Raw Chocolate
- Loving Earth (New Zealand)
- Lulu’s Chocolates
- Lydia’s Organics
- Madécasse’s Chocolate
- Madre Chocolate
- Mama Ganache
- Manifest Chocolates
- Manoa Chocolate Hawaii (only bars with 72%+ cocoa)
- Marthomi (Rice Mice, Zero Zebra)
- Mary’s Gone Crackers
- Mast Brothers Chocolate
- Mayesa
- Michel Cluizel (Dark Chocolate, Single Estate)
- Mindo Chocolate
- Mister Sister
- Montezuma’s (England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
- Moo Free Chocolates
- Nada Moo
- Natur-a (Canada)
- Nature’s Path
- Navitas Naturals
- Newman’s Own
- New Tree
- New York Superfoods
- NibMor
- Nicobella Organics
- Not Your Sugar Mamas
- Nova Monda Cacao & Chocolate
- Nutiva (hemp protein powder chocolate shake)
- NuttZo
- The Oakland Chocolate Company
- Oaxacabar
- Obsessive Confection Disorder
- Ombar
- Organica (Venture Foods)
- Organic Nectars
- Original Beans
- Organic Fair
- Organic Food Bar
- Orgran
- Ostara
- PASCHA
- Plamil
- PRANA
- Pure Bar
- Raaka Virgin Chocolate
- Rapunzel
- Rawmio
- Raw Revolution
- Rawxies
- Real Bar
- René Rey Chocolates
- República del Cacao
- Righteously Raw
- Ritual Chocolate
- Sacred Chocolate
- Salazon Chocolate
- Sambazon
- Santosha Chocolate
- SaviSeed
- Scarborough Fair (New Zealand)
- Scream Sorbet
- Seed and Bean Chocolates
- Shaman Chocolates
- Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates (Eli’s Earth Bars)
- Spagnvola
- Squarebar
- Sunflour Baking Company
- Sunfood’s Chocolate
- Sunridge Farms
- Sweet & Sara
- Sweetriot (riotBar only)
- Taza Chocolates
- Teeccino
- Temptation
- Theo Chocolate
- Tierra Farm (organic and organic fair trade only)
- Travel Chocolate
- Turtle Mountain/So Delicious (organic only)
- Ulimana
- Ultimate SuperFoods (Ojio)
- Vegan Treats
- Veganica Pty Ltd (Rawganic Chocolate & CocoLuscious Coconut Ice Cream) Australia
- Vivani
- Wei of Chocolate
- Wellness Foods (The Simply Bar)
- Whistler Chocolate
- Wholesome Chow
- Wild Boar’s Dark Chocolate (Hagensborg Chocolates)
- Wilderness Family Naturals
- Wonder Food Company
- YAWP!
- Zenergy Powerballs
- Zimt Artisan Chocolates
- Zotter

  Recommended – Giving them the benefit of the doubt 
- Felchlin
- TCHO

  Cannot recommend 
- Hershey’s
- NÓI SÍRÍUS’s chocolate (dark)
- Scharffen Berger (owned by Hershey)

  Cannot recommend but are working on the issues in various ways 
- ABC Bakers (Girl Scout Cookies)
- Alpro (Alpro Soya and Provamel)
- Amy’s*
- Barry Callebaut
- Beyond Dark
- Chocolat Stella*
- Chocolove
- Chocoveda
- Deliss Chocolate
- Dr. Oetker USA, LLC
- Enjoy Life
- Go Max Go
- Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews (Just Born)
- Guittard Chocolate Company
- Lake Champlain Chocolates
- LEDA Chocolate (Australia & New Zealand)
- Lily’s
- Liz Lovely Cookies
- Mariposa Baking Company
- Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookies
- NOW
- Pacific Natural Foods
- Pangea
- Rescue Chocolate
- Silver Spoon (England)
- Strauss
- Svelte
- Summerdown Pure Mint Chocolate Mint Thins
- Sunwarrior*
- Sweet William (New Zealand)
- TradeAid (New Zealand)
- Terra Nostra
- VEGA
- WayFare
- Whittaker’s (Australia & New Zealand)
- Xan Confections

  Cannot recommend but at least responded 
- Alternative Baking Company
- Brooklyn Dark
- Dagoba (owned by Hershey)
- Dr. Fuhrman’s Cocoa Powder
- Earth Balance
- Feed Your Face
- FINE & RAW
- Hail Merry
- Home Free
- Kirkland (CostCo)
- Lindt (Ghirardelli Chocolate)
- Lucy’s Cookies
- Lush Gourmet Foods
- Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine
- Mom’s Munchies
- Olive & Sinclair’s Chocolate
- Peter’s Chocolate
- Premium Chocolatiers
- Ritter
- Smith Organic Chocolates
- Theobroma Chocolat
- Tofutti
- Valrhona
- Whole Foods Market chocolate chips
- Wilbur Chocolate
- YisRoYal (gourmet vegan cookie dough)

  Cannot recommend: companies that would not disclose (no transparency for customers) 
- 22 Days nutrition
- Clif Bar
- The Essential Bite / The Essential Cookie
- General Mills (Nature Valley)
- Glutino
- The Hain Celestial Group (Rice Dream, Soy Dream, Sunspire, Sweet Chocolate Dream, Tropical Source)
- Indie Candy
- Kinnikinnick Foods
- LUV Ice Cream
- Moonstruck Chocolatier
- NuGo – Nutrition to Go
- OCHO Candy
- O’Natra
- Oppenheimer Chocolates U.S.A. Inc
- Peanut Butter & Co.
- Pure Matters
- Q.bel Foods
- Recchiuti Confections
- Sainsburys (England)
- Salish Sea Chocolate Company
- Sugar Plum Chocolates
- Trader Joe’s
- Udi’s
- Vosges
- Waitrose (England)

  Cannot recommend: companies that did not respond 
- Amber Lyn Chocolates
- Ah!Laska
- Berggold (Germany)
- Betty Lou’s
- Blue Diamond
- Boston Cookies
- Chatfield’s Chocolates
- Chocholistic
- Chocolate Decadence
- City Girl Country Girl
- Cybele’s
- Double Rainbow Soy Cream
- Eskal Noble Choice (Australia/New Zealand)
- Frankly Natural Bakers
- Galerie Au Chocolat
- Galler Chocolatier
- Gelateria Naia
- Good Karma
- Green & Black’s
- Halo (Pro Bar)
- Heaven Sent
- Hu Kitchen Chocolates
- Isabelle’s Curly Cakes Boston
- Jade Chocolates
- Jelina Chocolatier
- Kinnerton (EU)
- LÄRABAR
- Laughing Giraffe Organics
- Medifast
- Nana’s Cookie Company
- Pacari
- Paskesz Candy Inc.
- Prestat (England)
- Puratos
- Pure Fit Nutrition Bars
- Rose City Chocolatier
- Sanitarium (Australia/New Zealand)
- Santa Cruz Organic
- Seattle Chocolate Company
- ShaSha Co.
- Sunbiotics
- Two Degrees
- Uncle Eddie’s
- Vantastic Foods Schakalode (EU)
- Wonderfully Raw
- ZenSoy

* Did not respond to F.E.P. but did respond to a customer.

Note: Last Updated July 19th, 2014

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