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The VT staff indulged their sweet tooth by tasting five fantastic vegan chocolates. Some were made with equipment that also processes milk—so check the label to make sure it’s the right bar for you!
Theo Salted Almond
Not for the faint of heart, this super-intense chocolate had a strong salt taste that paired nicely with the almonds.$4/3 oz.; theochocolate.com
Alter Eco Dark Quinoa Organic Chocolate
The nutty, toasted, puffed royal pearl quinoa added a fun, light, crispy crunch to this Ecuadorian dark chocolate, with raw cane sugar, and Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean. $3.99/2.82 oz.; alterecofoods.com
Salazon Chocolate Co. Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar
Granules of both sugar and sea salt balanced each other out, offering a delightful taste and consistency. At least 1 percent of gross proceeds support the Pacific Crest Trail Association and its mission to preserve the legendary Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. $4/2.75 oz.; salazonchoc.com
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Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate with Blueberries
We enjoyed the subtle blueberry taste, but we love even more that 10 percent of the net profits are donated to nonprofit partners that protect and preserve wildlife. $2.99/3 oz.; chocolatebar.com
Lake Champlain Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch
Crunchy peppermint candies smothered in creamy, sweet chocolate created a great texture in this small-batch bar that’s crafted in Vermont. $4/3 oz.; lakechamplainchocolates.com