This Is The Best Vegan Chocolate Bar You Can Buy

If you haven't tried a vegan chocolate bar, trust us when we say you're truly missing out. If you're not familiar with what a vegan diet consists of, there's absolutely no animal-based products or animal byproducts. That said, pure chocolate doesn't actually contain dairy. Dairy only comes into play when we're talking about milk chocolate (unless there's cross-contamination during the production process, per the FDA). The key here is to always, and we mean always, double-check the ingredients; you'd be surprised how many times there are extra "filler" ingredients thrown into your favorite chocolates.

So, back to vegan chocolate bars: Not only are they delicious (and yes, just as delicious as regular chocolate), but feeling guilty after indulging in one? Not a thing, especially if you opt for bars that contain high percentages of cacao and as few ingredients as possible. "The ingredients [should] be simple: cocoa, cocoa butter, sugar, and occasionally soy lecithin and vanilla," says The Spruce Eats. "Lesser quality chocolates, on the other hand, have a long ingredient list, which, along with cheap fillers such as food starch and artificial flavorings, will often contain milk, milk solids, or milk fat."

The best vegan chocolate bar is...

With that in mind, there are a lot of vegan chocolate bars on the market. We scoured the internet to find the one bar that meets all of our "best" chocolate criteria, which means it's no-nonsense healthy, made in a dairy-free facility, has no or a very low amount of sugar, and it's totally organic. So, without further ado, the best vegan chocolate bar you can buy is Giddy Yo's HUNDO 100% Organic Dark Chocolate Bar. Let us explain why.

HUNDO 100% is sourced from Ecuadorian heirloom organic cacao (non-hybrid Arriba Nacional criollo bean), so you know it's the good stuff. It's definitely up to par with our "no-nonsense healthy" standard — it has no sugar at all. Just a lightly-roasted, smooth, rich, nutty flavor. All of that said, this bar isn't sweet, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a super healthy, guilt-free, yet tasty snack. Plus, all of Giddy Yo's chocolate is handcrafted, with its only ingredients being cacao paste, cacao butter, and a pinch of organic vanilla. "Those who have tried it are shocked at the smoothness and how bitter it isn't," the Giddy Yo website adds. "This will get your cacao on for sure so be careful, a little bit goes a long way!"