Sometimes there is nothing better than a tub of Nutella, with a spoon plunged straight in.
The chocolatey, creamy spread is a UK taste sensation and is definitely a family favourite. And with World Nutella Day on February 4, there’s no excuse not to dig in.
But if you’re vegan or dairy-free, you’re out of luck as it contains both milk and whey.
Fortunately, there are now plenty of alternative options, and they really taste as delicious as the ‘real’ stuff.
Here are five of the best chocolate spreads for all your vegan and dairy-free needs:
Biona Dark Chocolate Spread is unbelievably rich and smooth.
Vegan, gluten-free and delicious.
If you’re allergic to milk though, this does come with the ‘may contain milk’ disclaimer.
Find in major health stores, Ocado and Amazon.
A delicious spread, blended with cocoa solids and toasted hazelnuts, Mr Organic is organic and palm oil free.
Swirl this on your ice cream or spread over hot toast for a delicious treat.
Find in Waitrose, Ocado and Holland & Barrett online.
Nutty, coconuty and chocolatey. What more could you want in a spread?
If you know Pip & Nut, then you’ll know nuts take centre stage in their butters.
Think of this as the best combination of nut butter and a chocolate twist.
Available in Sainsbury’s and Ocado.
If the photo doesn’t get your tastebuds tingling, then I don’t know what else will.
This tub of vegan goodness contains just four ingredients – hemp oil, agave nectar, cacao powder and brazil nuts (of course).
Find in major health stores and Ocado.
This pot of deliciousness ticks a bunch of goodness boxes.
It’s vegan with no gluten, GMO’s or palm oil. Plus, it’s naturally sweetened with the Sweet Freedom fruit syrup, which contains apples, grapes and carob.
This chocolate spread has a different taste to what you might be used to, but is so delicious in cakes, on crumpets, pancakes and whatever else you fancy.
You can find the Sweet Freedom Choc Pot in Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.com.
Bryony is a journalist and major foodie who lives with Crohn’s Disease. She talks endlessly about food and health over at @abellyfullofbryony.
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