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snaffler
Jan 12th, 2006, 02:13 PM
I have just been into my local health food shop and they have just got in the following:

Vegan, Organic, Milk Chocolate.
Described on the pack as Chocolate Coverture Bar.

This is:
Vegan
Organic
Gluten Free
Non GM
Fair Trade Seal

Contains no Soya products either.
It's produced in Switzerland for
Venture Foods Ltd
PO Box 29
Shrewsbury
SY1 1XU

Sorry no web or email details

It cost me 1.59 as a regular to the shop I got to try some as well and I must say it's the best I have tasted ever. :)

Mr Flibble
Jan 12th, 2006, 02:21 PM
Assuming you mean couverture (coverture is quite different ;)), if it's proper stuff it isn't actually chocolate in the true sense of the word. It's created for cooking and has a higher fat content (hopefully cocoa butter, but veg fat in cheaper versions), mainly for coating of items such as truffles.

Do you mind sharing with us the ingrediants list and any percentages included? The trade price from the confectioners wholesalers that i use is approx £3-4 per kilo of non organic/non fair trade dark chocolate couverture, but yours is the first fair trade / organic one i've seen.

gertvegan
Jan 12th, 2006, 03:59 PM
It's the blue bar on here (http://www.viva.org.uk/shop/chocolate.htm) I guess. ;)

snaffler
Jan 12th, 2006, 04:15 PM
That's the one Gert spot on :)

Mr Fibble the ingredients are

Fairtrade Whole Cane Sugar
Fairtrade Cocoa Butter
Rice Syrup (16%)
Fairtrade Cocoa Mass
Hazelnut
Vanilla Extract
Sea Salt

All in that order

And yes the Chocolate bar does have NUTS unlike the Lemon Drizzle Cake.

Mr Flibble
Jan 12th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Cheers for the ingrediants list. I'm not sure it really is couverture, but will keep my eye out for it and reserve judgement till it's been in my mouth. Interesting that viva says it contains rice milk when it contains rice syrup ;)

Cherry
Jan 12th, 2006, 05:16 PM
It's the blue bar on here (http://www.viva.org.uk/shop/chocolate.htm) I guess. ;)

"tastes like a galaxy bar" - well that's gotta be tried :) Did you think it was like galaxy Snaffler?

LittleMissVegan
Jan 12th, 2006, 05:37 PM
"tastes like a galaxy bar"

Oooh i'll be having miself some of that!!!! ;)

Cherry
Jan 12th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Oooh i'll be having miself some of that!!!! ;)

Exactly :) Do you think one day they'll make vegan minstrels? :D

LittleMissVegan
Jan 12th, 2006, 05:51 PM
Exactly :) Do you think one day they'll make vegan minstrels? :D

Oh cherry now you've got me started!!! :D What about the vice-versa's- Do you remember them. Mmmmm.

Mr Flibble
Jan 12th, 2006, 05:56 PM
Oh cherry now you've got me started!!! :D What about the vice-versa's- Do you remember them. Mmmmm.

someone will hafta figure out decent white chocolate first ;)

VeganJohn
Jan 12th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Looks like a fantasic product!!

I have tried the Organica chocolate coconut bars and they are gorgeous. I don't know if they sell them in Holland and Barrett??

Gorilla
Jan 12th, 2006, 08:11 PM
sounds great - the first 'milk' chocolate bar i've seen that's fair trade. i'll have to see if i can get it locally.

VeganJohn
Jan 12th, 2006, 08:25 PM
I once had a Sainsbury's soya milk chocolate bar and thought it was OK, but nothing amazing.

Cherry
Jan 12th, 2006, 08:40 PM
Oh cherry now you've got me started!!! What about the vice-versa's- Do you remember them. Mmmmm.

I do recall the name vaguely :confused: I was definitely more into minstrels. I'm fairly impressed with the snickers/bounty/kitkat alternatives at the vegan store. But maltesers and minstrels definitely need to be found. Hopefully the galaxy one is sorted...if it actually DOES taste like galaxy.


someone will hafta figure out decent white chocolate first ;)

Go on then. Get cracking ;)


I once had a Sainsbury's soya milk chocolate bar and thought it was OK, but nothing amazing.

I've had a few of those. Much prefer the rice crackle ones you can get in sainsbury's with the the lilac wrappers.

puffin
Jan 12th, 2006, 09:18 PM
I am trying to give up chocolate but if i see one of those bars i am getting one :D Oh sod it its not working. Where is the nearest H&B?
I tried some lovely chocolate the other week. It was by Celtic. I have never seen it before until i stubbled upon it in my local shop.

Cherry
Jan 12th, 2006, 09:20 PM
What was it like Puffin?

puffin
Jan 12th, 2006, 09:51 PM
Well they were them after dinner disk type chocolates. It was dark chocolate with minty bits but the chocolate was very smooth with a hint of bitterness. Wow i would never make a food critic ;)

snaffler
Jan 13th, 2006, 10:01 AM
"tastes like a galaxy bar" - well that's gotta be tried :) Did you think it was like galaxy Snaffler?

:o Im 34 I went vegan at 19 it was a very long time ago, If my memory is any good I think so, but a lady in th shop who went vegan from veggie 18 months ago said it was close as you'll get in her opinion.

Any how we had some last night and it was top notch stuff. Wins my vote

Gorilla
Jan 13th, 2006, 03:05 PM
I once had a Sainsbury's soya milk chocolate bar and thought it was OK, but nothing amazing.
yeah i've had them and i quite like them, but they're not fair trade or organic which i would prefer.

Cazza
Jan 13th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Yes, I've heard about this choc bar too. The Dr Hadwen Trust has just started to sell them. They're not in their mail order catalogue, but you can still call them up to order it (if you are in the UK). They taste really lovely, too.

Morna
Jan 22nd, 2006, 05:58 AM
I'm confused. Doesn't Milk Chocolate mean is HAS to have milk? In the USA it does.

Spiral
Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:46 PM
I'm confused. Doesn't Milk Chocolate mean is HAS to have milk? In the USA it does.
It does in the UK as well. For example for soya milk we can't put 'soya milk' on the packaging we have to say something like 'dairy free alternative to milk'. On the couverture bar it says ' a bar of chocolate couverture using an organic non-dairy alternative to milk'. No mention of 'milk chocolate' anywhere on the packaging.

I tried some today and it is the best vegan milk choc I've tasted :) I got mine from viva and I'm going to ask my local heath food shops if they can get some in.

feline01
Jan 23rd, 2006, 03:03 PM
For Americans + Canadians craving 'milk' chocolate:

Terra Nostra Organic Ricemilk Choco Bar is fantastic!! Really rich and creamy. Bit pricey but worth it for the occasional treat.

RockyRaccoon
Jan 24th, 2006, 09:34 PM
Mmmmmmm, yummy, I give these a definate thumbs up. It fooled my daughter and her friends. Yes they are kind of like Galaxy bars. I think it's the melt in the mouth creaminess these bars have that other soya milk bars seem to lack. The bar was gone in day! I found them in a health shop a bike ride away (not my local round the corner luckily!) so I can totally justify having a few pieces on the way home, seeing as I'm going to burn up those calories:D

catmogg
Jan 24th, 2006, 10:00 PM
I've just ordered some from vegan store. *twiddles thumbs excitedly, checks door mat expectantly every five mins*