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« Announced Today: Food Allergy Labeling Laws in Canada | Main | If Chocolate Were the Perfect Man, Would He Be Dairy-free? »

The Best Allergen-free Chocolate

Since I am a chocolaholic, I will always be on the lookout for the best chocolate for baking, cooking, eating and giving.  Here is a start to my list.  I'll keep adding to it and letting you know what else I find out!


Cooking, Baking & Confections

Barry Callebaut - North America - DARK CHOCOLATE

  • Dairy Free (processed on a dedicated dairy-free, dark chocolate North American factory line & tested for milk.)
  • Kosher
  • Vegan (no animal products are processed on their dark chocolate line)
  • Contains small amounts of soy (soy lecithin is used for consistency)
  • GMO Status?  Currently Unknown.
  • **May be OK for gluten and nut allergies (currently, nuts and gluten products are not processed in the North American Factory, however, there is no testing for this at the moment.  Some European factories do process nuts). **If you have nut and gluten allergies, please do your own research
  • Used by confection makers, restaurants and bakers world-wide


Check out Tender Palate's recips for Almond Cognac Truffles (contains nuts) & for our Coconut Truffles (dairy-free) using Callebaut.



Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

& Bittersweet Chunks

  • Free of the 8 most common allergens (NO wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, or shellfish. Also made without casein, potato, sesame or sulfites).
  • Nut-free (tested and produced in a dedicated nut-free and gluten-free facility)
  • Gluten-free  (tested and produced in a dedicated nut-free and gluten-free facility)
  • **Dairy-free (tested)
  • **Soy-free (tested)
  • **(produced in a facility that also processes dairy and soy, but produced on a dedicated dairy-and soy-free line.  Ingredients have been additionally tested for the presence of dairy and soy)
  • GMO status?  Currently unknown.



Giving & Eating

Indie Candy 

Indie Candy makes allergen-free confections for Tender Foodies of all kinds.  They offer selections that are:

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Soy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Kosher
  • Vegan
  • Feingold Diet Approved

Check out what The Tender Foodie has to say about Indie Candy in our Review.



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