Ethicoco

Nothing pleases me more than opening my email and finding an offer for chocolate samples! Luckily for me, I received one of those emails this week from Ethicoco – a new vegan and organic chocolate company.

I had two bars from their range arrive in the post today and I’m reporting back already, so you can imagine how quickly they disappeared. The two flavours I got were Oat Milk and Oat Milk with Raisins. They have another two flavours in the range, a Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate with Cranberries. I do like dark chocolate, but as I’ve never found a vegan ‘milk’ chocolate that has truly satisfied my taste buds, I was excited about the two flavours in my hands.

I started with the Oat Milk first and I loved it! This chocolate was so deliciously creamy. I find that a lot of ‘milky’ vegan chocolates aren’t creamy enough for me and are just full of sugar. This bar was sweet, but not overly so. It’s been a while since I’ve had chocolate that I’ve let melt completely in my mouth, and my God, it felt good to do that again.

The Raisin Oat Milk bar had the same creamy milk chocolate but was packed full of sweet, juicy raisins. I really liked this bar too, despite not being a huge fan of raisins. I’d especially love this bar if it had nuts in it too, hopefully this will be a plan for the future!

All Ethicoco bars are organic, soy free and produced in a nut and dairy free environment. The packaging is also recyclable and all ingredients are ethically soured. This means that they’re direct trade, fair trade or local produce – things that you don’t see often when it comes to chocolate. The way the chocolate is produced is also interesting as they use a process called ‘Bean to Bar’. This means that Ethicoco are involved in entire process of making the chocolate once they have imported the beans. Apparently there are less than 10 chocolate companies in the UK that use this method. More information can be found here.

Overall I’m really impressed with Ethicoco, I really like that they’re organic and a great price too, at £2.99 for the Oat Milk varieties and £3.99 for the Dark Chocolates, all of the bars are 100g. It looks like you can only get them from the website at the moment, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll be in the shops soon.

In the meantime, I think I might have to get my hands on some for Christmas treats!

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