Throughout history, chocolate was reserved for royalty and the rich. It was primarily consumed in liquid form and was even used as currency. Today, chocolate is everywhere and for everyone! Even for those who need dairy free snacks.
Studies have even shown chocolate can be good for people’s health and Americans have taken those studies to heart!
According to Euromonitor, Americans ate nearly 18% of all the world’s chocolate in 2015— who could blame us?
In its natural state, chocolate is a dairy-free delicacy. Annoyingly enough, finding dairy-free snacks that are also chocolate is not an easy task. The lactose intolerant deserve to indulge in the rich goodness of chocolate, just like everyone else. We’d even go as far to say that lactose intolerant folk deserve it more than everyone else. But, that’s just our opinion!
To make the search easier, we have compiled a list of essential dairy-free snacks for those who can’t get enough chocolate in their lives.
This list is for all the dairy-free chocoholics and those who want to get “chocolate wasted.” This list is for those who consider chocolate to be one of the main food groups for a balanced diet. This list is guaranteed to embody every lactose intolerant chocolate dream. Here’s 8 chocolate and dairy free snacks to feast upon.
Chocolate Syrup – Great Dairy Free Snack!
This is a crucial item for any chocolate lover’s pantry. Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup can make any plain dairy-free snack a chocolate dairy-free snack. Maybe something isn’t chocolatey enough? It’s okay, go ahead and drizzle this syrup goodness on top of that chocolate ice cream or dip those chocolate cookies into chocolate almond milk— it goes on everything. For those looking for a more health-conscious option, Hersey also has Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup and Simply 5 Chocolate Syrup.
Peanut Butter Cups
These tasty treats are quickly becoming a more commonplace dairy-free snack found on grocery store shelves and checkout lines! Justin’s Nut Butter Cups come in all types of flavors too. What sounds better— Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups or Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups? What about Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups? Some of these tasty flavors even come in mini versions!
Oreo’s – Great Dairy Free Snack!
There’s a type of Oreo for everyone these days! For those who can’t get enough chocolate, there is Chocolate Marshmallow Oreo’s. These specialty Oreo’s were released in early 2020 and feature little marshmallow pieces in the chocolate creme. Yes, that’s right, chocolate creme. The marshmallow pieces seem to be carefully toasted over a fire to a gooey state of perfection, then mixed into the cookie’s chocolate cream. Did we mention that there is chocolate cream?
Chocolate Coconut milk
This is the lactose-free chocolate milk everyone has been looking for. So Delicious Dairy Free Chocolate Milk has a coconut milk base and is shelf-stable. Don’t tell the kids, but it’s pretty healthy too. As if it couldn’t get any better, these individually packaged milk cartons come with a resealable top. As a result, this lactose-free milk is an obvious choice for road trips, school lunches and going to the park!
Chocolate Oat milk
Yes, there’s two different types of chocolate milk on this list! No, it’s not against the rules! This one is worth mentioning as well. The iconic brand keeps up with the times and consumer demands! Nesquick GoodNes Oat milk is Nestle’s debut dairy-free food, er…luquid! The oat milk serves as a great replacement for regular milk and brings the thick familiar texture. This snack in a bottle truly embodies all the comfort of Nesquick with out the dairy.
How does a chocolate brownie sound? How about a Double Chocolate Brownie Bar from Nature’s Bakery? These super soft brownies are perfect for anyone who is on the go and has a sweet tooth. The brownie bars are made out of coco, grains and dates. Many people rave about these brownie bars being a dairy-free food. Others rave abbut these bars being soy free as well! It’s hard to believe such a simple recipe could be so rich, but Nature’s Bakery seems to be right in granny’s kitchen.
Mini Chocolate Chips
There are two types of people in the world— people who say they don’t eat chocolate chips by the handful and liars. No matter what category a person falls into, this is the dairy-free snack for them. Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips is not only dairy-free snack, but it’s also gluten-free and nut-free too. Truly, everyone can enjoy life with these magical mini chocolate chips. Bake these into some gluten-free cookies or get caught in the pantry looking for a midnight snack— it doesn’t matter.
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream – Great Dairy Free snack!
There is one dairy-free chocolate ice cream that out-chocolates the rest. Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream brings the best of baked goods and the best of chocolate ice cream into one pint. Chocolate Salted ‘n Swirled and Chocolate Caramel Cluster might fix that chocolate craving, but why take the chance? Ben & Jerry’s dairy-free line is vegan, kosher and fair trade. These dairy-free ice cream choices will put any other option to shame with its perfect balance of fudge chunks and ice cream.
Nowadays there is no reason for lactose intolerant folks to feel limited when it comes to chocolate dairy free snacks. Whether someone is looking for rich chocolate to bite into, to make their own dessert or to sip chocolate like the gods— there is something for every dairy-free chocoholic.