Becoming a vegan is a process that doesn't happen overnight. Either you begin to realise that you just don't feel right eating the carcass of an animal anymore or you notice more and more that meat isn't as important a part of your diet as it once was. Then you begin to consume less and less animal based products over the coming days, weeks and months until you have fazed out this requirement completely.
However, despite your main meals now being entirely vegan friendly you can still find that there are odd moments in your day when you crave a certain snack, delicatessen or piece of binge food to truly satisfy your sweet tooth.
And, you guessed it, chocolate is normally a forbidden substance longed for by vegans. But fear not! There is now a wide variety of vegan chocolates in the UK.Here are five vegan chocolates that you can feed to people who haven't seen the vegan light yet that might just convince them to join the healthy party.
This delightful website that has a plethora of wonderfully yummy treats that are healthy, tasty and packed full of goodness, ranging from brownies to chocolate spread. You can even send them your own ideas if you have a clever vegan recipe up your sleeve.
When a company calls themselves chocolate innovators they will have to produce pretty impressive pieces of candy to live up to their reputation. And boy does Montezuma's deliver. Look out especially for their Dark 54% Giant Button Bag. They're addictive.
Despite appearing to look like a faceless global conglomerate Goodness Direct actually supplies a whole host of products that are key to a healthy, fresh and organic lifestyle. You even get free delivery when you spend over £35, which probably doesn't all have to be on chocolate.
This is an exclusively Vegan company that have a wide range of chocolates available and their luxury mini chocolate bars are just so moreish you can eat through them in minutes and not feel guilty in the slightest.
This ethical shop has Vegan chocolate in different shapes and sizes for children and adults of all ages. Whether you want a "Moo Free Milk Chocolate Bar" to educate your youngsters or a "Mixed Truffle Bag" to devour yourself, Viva sells it all and with an affordable postal service to boot.