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The Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate (Vegan, too!) 

2021 Update! Holiday deadlines quickly approach when it comes to ordering gifts online. So, I’ve got the jump on sharing the best dairy-free Valentine chocolate gifts to help you order in time for your loved one. Of course, you will still be able to purchase from these chocolatiers well beyond Valentine’s Day, but why not make someone’s February special?

The Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!Amanda’s Own Allergy-Friendly Conversation Chocolate Hearts pictured.

The Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate To Give and To Receive

This primary round-up includes options available in the United States, and many of them are sold in Canadian stores. Some of these chocolatiers also ship direct to Canadian customers. For dairy-free Valentine chocolate options in the United Kingdom, see the separate list near the end of this post.

Fames Chocolates

This Brooklyn chocolatier has been around since 1948, but somehow they didn’t hit our radar until last year. They are reportedly a completely kosher pareve and milk-free company, but double check for your own needs when placing an order. They do use other top allergens to make their dairy-free gifts, which range from Assorted Chocolate Gift Boxes to Unique Chocolate-Covered Assortments.
Website to Order: www.fameschocolates.com and amazon.com
For: Dairy-Free

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Fames Chocolate

No Whey Chocolate

Hearts and roses are a year-round theme with this completely dairy-free, top allergen-free chocolatier. But, their “milk” and white chocolate hearts and holiday-themed truffle boxes are in full force for this beloved season. The head chocolatier, Yochy, usually introduces some new dairy-free Valentine chocolate items every year. But this year, we were happy to see several return items, like those very chic chocolate heels and the two-toned heart lollipops.
Website to Order: www.nowheychocolate.com and amazon.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Lagusta’s Luscious

Lagusta started out years ago with her handmade vegan truffle boxes. As her popularity grew, so did her product line. Today, Lagusta offers a wide variety of truffles, bluestocking bonbons, bark, caramels, and toffees. And everything is still artisan-crafted and hand packaged. Her entire product line screams Valentine’s Day, but with some very unique variations. Let’s just say, this dairy-free Valentine chocolate collection is an experience.
Website to Order: www.lagustasluscious.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! (Lagusta's Luscious pictured)

Ethereal Confections

This completely dairy-free and gluten-free chocolatier even has a storefront in Woodstock, IL. But, you can buy their delicious confections from anywhere in the U.S. For richness, they use coconut milk and coconut oil, rather than soy, and they offer a delightful dairy-free valentine chocolate range, from boxed truffles to filled hearts to chocolate-covered cherries with stem still in tact!
Website to Order: www.etherealconfections.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! (Ethereal Confections Pictured)

Coracao

This paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly chocolatier offers their ‘You Are Loved’ Collection of chocolates. These 100% organic truffle assortments are sweetened with low-glycemic coconut sugar. They don’t provide allergen information on their website, so we’re not sure if their products are made on shared lines. Contact them directly to inquire if you have severe allergy concerns.
Website to Order: www.coracaoconfections.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Paleo

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Amanda’s Own

Kid-friendly chocolates in loving shapes, all made with care in their dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and tree nut-free facility. And this year Beth, Amanda’s mom and the company founder, has upped their game with pretty conversation hearts (pictured at the top of this post), new molds, and special food allergy-friendly teal packages (pictured below).
Website to Order: www.amandasown.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Multiple Food Allergies

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Amanda's Own

Sjaak’s

Year’s ago, this “traditional” chocolatier went completely vegan, and never looked back. I put traditional in quotes, because Sjaak’s has always gone far beyond the norm with creative flavors and cute designs made with organic, fair trade chocolate. This year, they’ve got a sleek new website and a lovely product range to match.
Website to Order: www.sjaaks.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Corn-Free

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Sjaak's

Chocolate Emporium

This on again, off again dairy-free chocolatier seems to be back for good, but their collection keeps evolving. You can count on them for beautiful classic heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, but they also have some unique offerings. This year, we’re enamored by their lovely chocolate pop collection with white chocolate peppermint hearts, chocolate roses, and more. As a heads up, this year Chocolate Emporium is not producing a peanut-free, tree nut-free line, like they have in the past.
Website to Order: www.chocolate-emporium.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate Gifts: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade & more! Pictured: Chocolate Emporium

Rose City Chocolatier

Rose City churns out vegan chocolates with elegant style. Carefully crafted assorted chocolates or cordial cherries arrive in one of their gourmet boxes (you can choose from several looks). Their chocolates are made with imported Belgian dark chocolate, but be sure to select the “vegan” option. They also make dairy-based chocolates.
Website to Order: www.rosecitychocolates.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Rose City

Mama Ganache

Formerly known as Sweet Earth Chocolates, Mama Ganache has kept the tradition of producing a line of vegan chocolate. As an added bonus, Mama Ganache uses fair trade and organic chocolate and her vegan chocolate is soy-free (made without soy lecithin!). At our time of review this year, Mama has the truffles shown below in her lovely heart-shaped boxes. Just pick your box of choice and then select the “Vegan” truffle option.
Website to Order: www.mamaganache.com
For: Dairy-free*, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Mama Ganache

Lake Champlain Chocolates

This traditional chocolatier has expanded their vegan dark chocolate line to include more seasonal options. For Valentine’s Day, they now offer dark chocolate hearts, vegan chocolate truffles, plus some other goodies.
Website to Order: www.lakechamplainchocolates.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Chocolate Inspirations

Chocolate Inspirations is an interesting hybrid confection maker – they churn out creative and fun sweets, but also cater heavily to corporate. They have a core chocolatier underpinning, but they offer a huge array of brittles, toffees, and even “peanut butter pillows” that are dairy-free, along with some pretty Valentine-specific gifts. They often release more as it gets closer to the holiday. We already spotted their gift box of peanut butter pillows, and with luck, they’ll bring back the chocolate on chocolate heart box.
Website to Order: www.chocolateinspirations.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Chocolate Inspirations

Rescue Chocolate

Now this is a vegan chocolatier with a heart. Rescue Chocolate donates 100% of their net profits to animal rescue organizations around the country. All of their chocolate bars are filled with love, but they also bundle up special bar packages for Valentine’s Day.
Website to Order: www.rescuechocolate.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Rescue Chocolate

Amore di Mona

For the low-glycemic, vegan, healthy, or allergic loved one in your life, I highly recommend this wonderful line of confections. Even though I indulge in “ordinary” dairy-free chocolate, I adored Amore di Mona and yearned for more of their buttery, low-glycemic pure chocolate bar (just 4 grams of sugar in 1.25 ounces!). Plus, this brand is allergen-safe, including peanut-free, tree nut-free, soy-free, and dairy-free (obviously!). And they now have special dairy-free Valentine chocolate boxes just for the season.
Website to Order: www.amoredimona.com and amazon.com.
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Amore di Mona Gift Box

Divine Treasures

This Connecticut based chocolatier offers beautifully wrapped truffle boxes that depict the different chocolate flavors right on the box. They claim to be diabetic-friendly, I believe because their products are vegan and they use natural, low-glycemic sweeteners. But check with them to be sure – they have great allergen labeling but limited ingredient information. This year, they are making chocolate hearts in some exciting new flavors.
Website to Order: www.dtchocolates.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Divine Treasures

Gnosis Chocolate

Gnosis is the oldest, most beloved, raw vegan chocolatier, and I’m happy to announce that they have a pretty line of Valentine gifts. Their Passions Truffles come in Wild Rose, Cherry Vanilla, Golden Creme, and Stawberry Passion. They also offer their classic truffle collection and gift-worthy chocolate bars – they come in a wide range of flavors with packaging that simply spills over with love. Gnosis chocolates are certified vegan and organic, and made on their own equipment without dairy, soy, or gluten.
Website to Order: www.gnosischocolate.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Gnosis Passion Collection

Charm School Chocolate

Unique, luxurious, and with a pleasantly pure twist, Charm School melts our hearts with dark, “milk,” caramel, and vanilla bean white chocolate bars. For Valentine’s Day, they make a fleeting sweetheart box filled with designer dairy-free truffles. These seasonal boxes can be hard to catch, as you can tell from the photo below – they move fast!
Website to Order: www.charmschoolchocolate.com
For: Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Charm School Chocolate Lovers Collection

Obsessive Confection Disorder

They actually have a store front in the San Francisco Bay Area with an enticing all-vegan selection. But they also ship their chocolate and offer ordering through their very modest online store. The selection can vary, and they don’t usually have seasonal items up until quite close to the holiday, but last season they offered Rose Petal Caramels and a Love Bug Sampler (complete with dairy-free white chocolate) for Valentines.
Website to Order: www.obsessiveconfectiondisorder.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

The Chocolate Girl

Though I’ve yet to sample myself, I’ve heard raves about this Kosher Parve chocolatier out of L.A. I’m not sure of everything they carry, but anything produced in-house is certified kosher parve, and therefore dairy-free. They’re well known for whimsical chocolate-covered pretzels, truffles, and so much more, and yes, they ship nationwide.
Website to Order: thechocolategirl.net
For: Dairy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: The Chocolate Girl (all kosher parve)

Sweet Pete’s

This is another “traditional” chocolatier that also has a line of dairy-free offerings. For Valentine’s Day they always have some vegan goodies. This year, that  includes boxes of dark chocolate cherry cordials and their Valentine Berries & Baubles Chocolate Bar. Many of their goodies are manufactured in a gluten-free facility, but be sure to ask about potential cross-contamination for top allergens, including dairy, if a concern for you. Some items seemed to have “may contain” warnings while others did not.
Website to Order: www.sweetpetescandy.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade & more! Pictured: Sweet Pete's Vegan Valentine Chocolate Box

Lulu’s Chocolate

Lulu’s shares the love year round but Valentine’s Day is when this “everyday” raw chocolatier shines! Their logo is a heart and it carries over into all of their gift-worthy bars, truffles, and specialty chocolates. Plus, they use coconut sugar to sweeten for lower GI chocolate that we like to think is more “heart healthy”. As for allergens, Lulu says, “We do process tree nuts but never process dairy, soy or gluten.”
Website to Order: www.luluschocolatelove.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade & more! Pictured: Lulu's Chocolate

Creek House Handcrafted Find Chocolates

This is a small, traditional chocolatier that is slowly being overtaken with an organic vegan truffle line. Most of their products and raves are for the dairy-free selection! They offer pretty vegan truffle boxes like the one pictured below all year.
Website to Order: www.creekhousechocolates.com and amazon.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! Pictured: Creek House Vegan Chocolate

Oh Nuts!

This isn’t a dairy-free company, but they do have a big line of certified kosher parve, dairy-free chocolate products. For Valentine’s Day, we love the chocolate message hearts and the boisterous non-dairy truffle box. They also offer a few parve sugar-free truffle options! Please note that some of their truffles contain egg white, so they aren’t strictly vegan. But their message hearts and other parve solid chocolate appear to be plant-based.
Website to Order: www.ohnuts.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Compartes

Around since the 1950s, Compartes is a Southern California chocolatier that has recently jumped into the plant-based game with a vegan product line. It includes coconut milk chocolate, and a nice little selection of dairy-free Valentine chocolate gifts. But these aren’t your classic boxes of truffles. Compartes likes rustic barks, chocolate-covered treats, and infusing unique flavors.
Website to Order: compartes.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Miami Beach Chocolates

Oddly, this hand crafted chocolate shop doesn’t list many of their kosher parve, vegan chocolates on their website. We only found one item! But they have their vegan truffle boxes, vegan chocolate pretzel boxes, big heart-shaped vegan chocolate gifts, and even an adorable vegan love chocolate teddy bear readily available on Amazon.
Website to Order: miamibeachchocolate.com and amazon.com
For: Dairy-Free*, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Enjoy Life Foods

They aren’t online yet, but we have heard Enjoy Life is still releasing their Valentines Day Variety Pack Chocolate Minis package this year. It includes their Dark, Ricemilk, and Ricemilk Crunch bars for a fun dairy-free selection. Keep an eye out for them on Amazon.
Website to Order: enjoylifefoods.com and amazon.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan (but the Ricemilk Crunch contains a touch of honey), and Multiple Food Allergies

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Moo Free Chocolates

Moo Free is a dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free chocolate company in the UK, but they ship most of their products to North America. We only spotted their Mini Moos Love Pouch on Amazon, but it might be available in stores too.
Website to Order: amazon.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Soy-Free

The Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Honorable Non-Chocolate Mentions

Whether your Valentine can’t eat chocolate, or you just want to diversify your sweets portfolio, these companies offer some tasty options.

Missy J’s

Do you need a chocolate-free option? Then Missy J’s carob confections might be just what you are looking for. Their Truffley Treats are caffeine-free and sweetened solely with coconut sugar for a lower-glycemic, dairy-free treat.
Website to Order: missyjs.com and amazon.com
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Soy-Free

The Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more!

Delicacies Lollipops

I know, it isn’t chocolate, but these pretty organic hearts deserve mention. Delicacies makes gourmet organic and vegan lollipops, in small batches, to order. They come in flavors like brilliant Cherry, romantic Champagne, and fragrant Cinnamon Saffron, and you can order any flavor in their sweet heart shape. They arrive individually packaged in a pretty box for the perfect sweet gift. This is a Canadian company, but they ship throughout North America.
Website to Order: www.delicaciesbakery.ca
For: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Soy-Free

Delicacies organic, vegan lollipops

* We have good reason to believe that this chocolatier processes their dairy-free products in a facility or on a line where dairy might be present. But always contact the manufacturer when a severe or sensitive food allergy is the concern to discuss their processes and allergen protocols. There are no guarantees when it comes to potential cross contamination with a food allergen!

Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate Gifts in the U.K.

Those listed above are mostly for North America (yes, many are available to Canadians!), but the dairy-free chocolate options are expanding in the U.K., too. The following chocolatiers offer dairy-free valentine chocolate delights:

  • Montezuma’s Chocolate – This is a traditional chocolatier, but they offer vegan chocolates too!
  • D&D Chocolates – They specialize in dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate confections and carob treats.
  • Moo Free Chocolates – I have also seen this dairy-free brand available from some online retailers in North America. It is a popular line.
  • Booja Booja – Truly gourmet truffles for an elegant gift.
  • Rawr – A raw chocolate company that focuses on chocolate bars. Nonetheless, they are attractive enough for gift-giving, especially the Passion bar.
  • Animal Aid – Another online retailer, but all of the chocolates they carry are suitable for vegans.

Guide to the Best Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate: Over 20 Chocolatiers with Vegan, Gluten-Free, Food Allergy-Friendly, Organic, Fair Trade and more! (Lagusta's Luscious pictured)

Important Notes

Be Allergen Aware: If your special diet needs are particular, please read this article carefully and inquire with the manufacturer prior to purchasing. I have included notes on what “free-from” needs the chocolatiers cater to (including soy-free and nut-free!), and if we’ve read that they use shared equipment in production (see the star note above). However, products, ingredients and processes may change at any time. Always double check with the manufacturer before purchasing or consuming any food whenever there is a food allergy concern.

On Gluten: The above chocolates that are noted as “gluten-free” are made without gluten or wheat, according to their ingredient lists. But, cross-contamination with gluten could be a potential for some of these companies; always double check with the manufacturer on their production processes if cross-contaminaion issues are a concern for you.

Taste: We have not sampled all of the chocolates below. For our thoughts on the ones that we have trialed, see our dairy-free chocolate reviews.

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