Choices Dairy Free Confectionery
Choices Dairy Free Confectionery make two things brilliantly: vegan caramel chocolates and vegan chocolate buttons. Their products are not the best known, but have been around for several years. Choices dairy free caramels were the first dairy free and vegan caramels I ever tasted, and I immediately knew Choices were one to watch. Here’s some more about their products:
Choices Dairy Free Caramels
I first got these as a gift from my aunt, and they were perfect. Each box contains 12 caramels, so they’re great for gift bags, party favours, and stocking fillers at Christmas. They’re also a perfect sized mid-afternoon snack for your chocolate craving. Plenty to be able to share but few enough to ensure you savour them.
Choices caramels are even more shareable, as they are:
- Dairy free
- Wheat free
- Gluten free
- Egg free
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
These caramels are lovely. The dairy free chocolate has a good bite to it and the caramel is soft and succulent. I shared them with my family and they all said the chocolate was hardly any different to regular milk chocolate! The caramel too is undeniably yummy. The chocolate is the kind that coats your tongue. The caramel is firm enough to bite through, but melts in your mouth. There’s then is a slightly sweet-tasting oily texture afterwards from the coconut oil.
Choices Caramels are completely different to any other dairy free or vegan chocolate product available in the UK right now. I haven’t found any other brand making as a good a caramel alternative as this!
Choices Caramels – Ingredients
- Fondant (Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water)
- Cocoa Butter
- Invert Syrup
- Cocoa Mass
- Rice Syrup
- Coconut Oil
- Rice Flour
- Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)
- Cocoa Solids 30% minimum
As well as Choices caramels, the Choices Dairy Free Confectionery range also includes small packs of chocolate buttons, called Rondellos. I’ve looked and looked but I can’t find a direct translation of Rondello that makes sense in English… but it’s essentially another way of saying a circle. I featured them in my list of The Best Vegan Chocolate.
- Orange chocolate
- White chocolate
The chocolate is sweet, and coats the tongue as it melts. Similar to Choices Caramels, there’s a slightly oily texture from the, but it’s specific to the individual’s taste as to whether that’s a good thing or not. Rondellos are marketed particularly at children, with playful packaging and small portion-sized packets. They’re therefore great for goodie bags.
Original Rondellos are a direct alternative to milk chocolate, and Orange Chocolate Rondellos are a subtle variation on this. The White Chocolate Rondellos are quite different though. It’s made with cocoa butter and coconut oil, as opposed to other vegan white chocolate alternatives like Vivani, which are made with rice milk. The cocoa butter adds a creamy texture that is hard to resist.
Other Choices Products
Choices also make seasonal dairy free products, so look out for these at special times of year!
- Milk chocolate Easter egg alternative
- White chocolate Easter bunny
- Choices Xmas collection
- White chocolate Santa
So where can I buy Choices chocolate?
Choices products are not widely available, but you can find them in Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barratt, or online on Amazon. Choices Caramels retail for around £5 and Choices Rondellos are inexpensive compared to other dairy free chocolate or vegan chocolate buttons, at around 75p.
Which is your favourite Choices Dairy Free Confectionery product? Let me know in the comments below!