Chocolate Alternatives That Are Good For You

Do you have a love and hate relationship with chocolate? You love the sweet indulgent taste of chocolate. It is satisfying in the moment. However, you’re allergic to sugar and dairy. Or do you feel the candy you eat is too addictive and doesn’t help you with your diet goals? Now, there’s good news! Whether you want to indulge in Halloween candy, gourmet chocolates, or bake your own sweet treats, these chocolate alternatives will satisfy your palate in a healthy way. Discover liquid, spreadable, gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free chocolates. Ethical, organic and sustainable chocolates are not just good for you, they are for the planet too.

gluten free chocolate truffles
Sweet Vegan dark chocolate truffles are handmade in New York.

Vegan Chocolate Truffles

New York based chocolatier – Sweet Vegan shows how delicious a truffle can be without using any dairy or other animal products. Sweet Vegan offers “Dreamy Bite”  truffles made with organic, sustainable and fair trade ingredients. Most importantly, the chocolate’s full flavor profile is so good, you will not miss the dairy! Get a gift box or order one of these delectable flavors – Luscious Lemon, Energizing Espresso, Spicy Ginger, or Midnight Passion. Moreover, Sweet Vegan is free of soy, gluten and nuts.

Flax Chocolate Brownies

Fresh and healthy brownies out of a packet? Sounds too good to be true, still these passed my taste test! With Flax4Life gluten, nut and dairy free baked goods, you’ll feel like you’re treating yourself to a decadent dessert, minus the guilt. Plus, you get the added bonus of all natural ingredients, and a healthy dose of Omega 3, fiber, lignans and no preservatives, no hydrogenated fat, no cholesterol and no trans fats. The Chocolate Brownie Mini Muffin has 689 mg of Omega 3, 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein per serving and is loaded with rich, decadent chocolate. Now, thats a healthy dessert!

Hydrating Chocolate Water

If you are trying to give up carbs and sugars, drink more water, or have a healthier lifestyle, try Pure Inventions alternative – chocolate water. Sweetened naturally with low-glycemic lohan fruit and stevia extracts, Pure Inventions comes in liquid drops that are free of synthetic colors, flavors, sugar, calories, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and gluten. Add the Coconut Water Chocolate beverage to your water and sip through it on your working day. You will feel like you are at a luxury spa!

Chocolate Covered Crickets

A bug covered chocolate alternative sounds unconventional, even so the great flavor will change your mind. Bug Out Bar is a chocolate brownie bar made with cricket protein powder. Crickets are sustainable and nutrient-dense food, packed with protein and nutrients, making it a nutritional powerhouse.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Spread

Looking for an alternate to Nutella? Get rid of high sugar, artificially flavored spreads in your pantry and replace them with Broma. The almond dark chocolate spread is made with sustainably sourced dark chocolate, almonds, and a nutrient formula. Broma tastes different from sugar based spreads, but you will feel good about it afterward.

Chocolate Protein Powder

Now here’s an alternate to chocolate and protein powder. PBfit All-Natural Chocolate Peanut Butter Powder uses premium cocoa to give you the chocolate you crave and the protein you need. With less fat and calories than regular peanut butter, PBfit is great in smoothies, mixed into baked goods, added to cereals, or sprinkled on fresh fruit.

Dairy Free Chocolate Milk

Sometimes you can satisfy that chocolate craving with just a glass of milk. The dairy free Oatsome Chocolate Oat Milk from Oatsome will become your favorite milk alternative.  Try it straight out of a glass, warmed up like hot cocoa, or in your favorite smoothie. Serve hot or iced. Oatsome Chocolate tastes like the chocolate milk that you drank as a child, without the lactose.

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Sucheta Rawal

Sucheta is an award winning food and travel writer, who has traveled to over 90 countries across 7 continents. She is also the founder and editor of 'Go Eat Give' and author of 'Beato Goes To' series of children's books on travel.