Plamil So Free Vegan Chocolate Review

Looking for vegan chocolate that’s available in loads of delicious flavours, with reduced sugar and organic options? You’re in the right place! This week we were sent a selection of chocolate bars from the Plamil So Free range. They’re all totally vegan, use certified cocoa, and are made using 100% renewable energy.

We were really impressed by how wide the chocolate range is — there are loads of different types and a selection of these bars would make a great gift. Keep scrolling for our thoughts on each bar.

So Free Organic Milk Chocolate Alternative

We started with the milk chocolate alternative. It was really tasty — a good balance between chocolate-y and creamy. We really liked the thin bar, and think this would be perfect for snacking or baking.

So Free Tropical Orange Organic Dark Chocolate

Orange chocolate is always a winner, and this one was really tasty. It’s got a strong orange flavour that works really well with the dark chocolate — a nice one to buy if you miss chocolate orange at Christmas.

So Free Intense Mint Organic Dark Chocolate

We loved the peppermint flavour of this one, it was really fresh. We were impressed that all the flavoured chocolate bars in the range had good strong flavours.

So Free Espresso Dark Chocolate

This was definitely a favourite for us! The coffee flavour is really rich and the scent hits you the second you open the packet. It pairs nicely with the dark chocolate, and the smaller 35g bar size makes this a nice treat option. The packet says ‘No Added Sugar’, but you really won’t miss it!

So Free Cool Mint Dark Chocolate

Another 35g bar option that would be perfect for throwing into a lunchbox or handbag. Again, a nice strong, fresh minty flavour. This bar is also labelled ‘No Added Sugar’.

So Free Organic White Chocolate Alternative

Vegan white chocolate can be hard to find, so this is a really nice option to have. The chocolate is creamy and sweet without being too sickly, a definite bonus.

So Free Smooth Cocoa and Coconut

This Cocoa and Coconut is labelled ‘Less than 4% Sugars’ so it’s a great option if you don’t want too much sugar. The coconut flavour is noticeable without being overwhelming, and the texture is slightly different to the other bars.

So Free Organic Dark Chocolate Sweetened with Coconut Blossom Sugar

We really enjoyed this bar — it’s sweeter than dark chocolate usually is, without losing any of the richness. We haven’t come across any other chocolate that’s sweetened using coconut blossom sugar and would definitely get this bar again.

This range definitely has something for everyone — our personal favourites were the Espresso Dark Chocolate and the Dark Chocolate Sweetened with Coconut Blossom Sugar. We love that Plamil have so many different types of chocolate, offer low sugar and organic options, and are committed to using renewable energy.

Want to check out the full Plamil So Free vegan chocolate range? Head over to the Plamil website. You can also find Easter eggs, Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day gifts, chocolate spreads, and advent calendars.

Have you tried any of the So Free chocolate bars? Let us know what you thought in the comments or on social media!

P.S. We were sent these chocolate bars for free, but all opinions are genuine.

9 Egg-citing Vegan Easter Eggs for 2019

Are you ready to eat way too much vegan chocolate this Easter? You’re in luck because 2019 is already looking like one of the best years for vegan Easter eggs yet. We’ve included lots of options sold in UK supermarkets, with something for every budget.

1. Buttermilk Choc Honeycomb/Choc Orange Easter Eggs

Despite the name, Buttermilk have two delicious, vegan-friendly eggs on sale at Sainsbury’s. Choose from Choc Honeycomb or Choc Orange.

2. Tesco Finest Salted Caramel Easter Egg

A caramel flavour egg that comes with raspberry and caramel fondant truffles, yum. For a ‘luxury’ option, it’s not too expensive at £6.50 and is reduced to £5 until 2nd April! There’s also a dark chocolate version with orange and raspberry truffles.

3. ASDA Extra Special Free From Easter Egg Selection

Can’t decide what you want this year? For £4.50 you can have THREE vegan Easter eggs: chocolate with raspberry pieces, white chocolate with vanilla, and dark chocolate with cocoa nibs. Perfect for families!

4. Sainsbury’s Free From Strawberry and White Chocolate Egg

Have you been desperate for a pink vegan Easter egg? If so, you’re in luck with this strawberry and white chocolate treat from Sainsbury’s. It’s £3.50 and they also have (less exciting) chocolate and white chocolate versions.

5. Hotel Chocolat Soft Boiled Easter Egg

How crazy is this ‘Soft-Boiled Egg’ from Hotel Chocolat?! It’s pricey at £10 but definitely a fun novelty. It’s great to see that there’s a dedicated section for vegan Easter eggs on the Hotel Chocolat website.

6. Buttermilk Caramelised Cacao Nib

Another delicious-looking vegan option from Buttermilk — this one is £12 at Waitrose.

7. Aldi Dark Chocolate Egg with Hazelnut Truffles

Aldi have stepped up their game this year with an Organic Dark Chocolate Egg & Hazelnut truffles. This one is perfect for Ferrero Rocher fans.

8. Moo Free Chocolate Orange Egg

Moo Free have been selling these popular vegan Easter eggs for years now, and they’re a great choice for kids. There’s milk chocolate, chocolate orange, and ‘bunnycomb’.

9. Kinnerton Just Chocolate Dark Chocolate Egg & Large Bar

Even Iceland are offering a vegan Easter egg this year, hooray. This one’s £6 for 195g.

Which Easter egg are you planning to treat yourself to this year? Have you spotted any other cool vegan products this Easter? We’re excited to try the new avocado jelly sweets from Waitrose!

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Best Vegan Advent Calendars 2017 (All Available in Supermarkets/On the High Street)


Worried that you’ll have to go without an advent calendar this year? Luckily there are plenty of vegan options available, and you don’t have to visit fancy health food stores or order online to find them!

Check out our list of the best UK vegan advent calendars, all available in supermarkets or on the high street.

Moo Free Advent Calendar

Sold at Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose, Holland & Barrett, and Asda, between £3 and £5.

Chocologic Free From Advent Calendar

Sold at Tesco, £2.50.

Holland and Barrett

Available in two different designs, £3.99 each.

Hotel Chocolat Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar

Contains dark chocolate reindeer, snowmen, and penguins, costs £12.50.

Divine Chocolate 70% Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar

Available at Oxfam, £4.99.

Montezuma’s Organic & Vegan Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar

£9.99 from Montezuma’s.

Which advent calendar will you be buying this year? Let us know in the comments!

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Soyatoo! Soy Whip Spray Cream Review

Vegan squirty cream seems to be pretty hard to find, so we were excited to stumble upon Soy Whip from Soyatoo! in a local health food shop. We’ve also found it available online at Vegetaria. But is it worth buying?! Read on to find out.

We tested the cream on a simple hot chocolate. The picture below shows the cream immediately after spraying – it deflates pretty quickly, as you can see from the later photos. The can works in exactly the same way as dairy squirty cream, with a nozzle that can be rinsed after use.


We’ve heard some reports of people having problems getting the cream out of the canister, but we had no issues. The packaging states that the product doesn’t need to be refrigerated, so we assume it works best when kept at room temperature.


The taste was good, not exactly like the dairy version, but close enough to pass. There was a slight taste of soy, but we imagine that if you like soy milk, you’ll be fine with this product. It wasn’t too sweet, and the flavour was mild overall, so it’s a perfect topping for very sweet drinks and desserts.


At £2 a can we felt the price was reasonable, and it’s the kind of thing we’d buy once in a while, more for novelty than anything else. Have you tried this product? Let us know what you thought.

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Where to Buy Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in the UK

There’s a surprisingly good selection of vegan chocolate ice cream sold in UK supermarkets – check out the list below. These vary in price, flavour and ingredients so there should be one to suit you.

Swedish Glace Chocolate Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Swedish Glace Chocolate Non Dairy Ice Cream 750Ml

This soy chocolate ice cream tastes exactly like regular chocolate ice cream, and is one of the cheaper options. Currently sold in Tesco and Waitrose. Also available in strawberry and vanilla.

Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Chocolate Iced Dessert

Sainsbury's Deliciously Freefrom Chocolate Iced Dessert 480ml

A fairly new offering from Sainsbury’s, based on coconut milk, this is also available in strawberry. We’ve heard great reviews of both flavours.

Antonio Russo Dairy-Free Chocolato

Antonio Russo Dairy-Free Chocolato 500ml

This slightly more exotic option includes orange zest, which makes a nice change. Sold in Waitrose.

Jude’s Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Jude's dairy free chocolate ice cream 500ml

Another Waitrose option, we’ve heard mixed reviews about this one. Some say the flavour is too dark/bitter.

Booja-Booja Hunky Punky Chocolate Ice Cream

booja choc ice cream

A luxury option, this is sold in Waitrose, some branches of Holland and Barrett, and many independent health stores. Good once-in-a-while treat option.

You can also try vegan frozen yoghurt and frozen smoothie, both available in chocolate flavours. What’s your favourite vegan ice cream?

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GoMaxGo Vegan Chocolate Bar Reviews

We recently tried three vegan chocolate bars from GoMaxGo – the Buccaneer (like a Mars Bar), the Twilight (like a Milky Way), and the 2fer (like a Twix). Read on to find out what we thought!

We got hold of these chocolate bars at a local vegan fair. Events like this are worth looking out for as you can often pick up items that aren’t widely available in shops. It’s also a great way to support vegan/ethical small businesses.

We paid £2 for each of our bars, and this seems similar to the price you’d pay when buying online. Although pricey, these bars are fun as a one-off treat.

Twilight Bar

twilight bar

This vegan Mars Bar alternative lived up to expectations. The nougat was nice and soft, the caramel tasted good, and the chocolate coating was authentically milky. True to Mars Bar form, this bar was very sickly – you could definitely save half for later to make it last longer!

2fer Bar


Out of the three bars we tried, this is the only one we probably wouldn’t buy again. This bar is described as being similar to a Twix, but the cookie layer is very soft and a little bland – not like they distinctive, crunchy base of a Twix. The chocolate is nice, but the caramel layer is very thin and barely noticeable. It’s not horrible, but if you were a huge Twix fan then this bar will probably disappoint.

Buccaneer Bar

bucaneer bar

Our favourite of the three, this Milky Way style bar was delicious. The chocolate nougat is very similar to the inside of a Milky Way, both in taste and texture – just a little more chocolatey. The outer coating tastes great, and we think this bar would go down well with both vegans and non-vegans. If you only buy one, we’d recommend the Buccaneer bar.

Have you tried any of these vegan chocolate bars? Tell us what you thought.

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Where To Buy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies in the UK

Did you think going vegan meant no more chocolate chip cookies? Think again! Listed below are some tasty, vegan-friendly cookies available in the UK. You won’t need to go to any specialist shops to get hold of them – just pop to your local supermarket.

Tesco Free From Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tesco Free From Chocolate Chip Cookie Dairy Free 145G

Perfect if you’re looking for a gluten-free and vegan chocolate chip cookie, this own brand Tesco product is nice and crunchy, with a good flavour and plenty of chocolate chips. It’s definitely not the most decadent option though, so read on if that’s what you’re looking for.

Fox’s Chunkie Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chunks

fox dark choc chip

These Fox’s Chunkie Cookies are the definite winner for us as far as taste goes. Nice and crunchy/crumbly, not too sweet, with extra large chocolate chips. These are a great treat, and are quite often on offer for £1 in various supermarkets. It’s also worth checking bargain shops, as these can sometimes be found there too. Be sure to pick up the dark chocolate version – there is also a milk chocolate version which is not vegan friendly.

Choc Chip Hobnobs

Mcvitie's Hobnob Chocolate Chip 300G

The classic Hobnob biscuit, filled with chocolate chips – what’s not to love? These always go down well with both vegans and non-vegans, and are perfect for dipping into a cup of tea. They’re definitely the most sickly option in this list, but that means the pack usually lasts longer! These are currently available in Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

If you’d like to bake your own vegan chocolate chip cookies, check out our quick and easy recipe video.

You can browse our full list of vegan biscuits sold in UK supermarkets here – don’t forger you can filter by shop on the right hand side of the page, or at the bottom on mobile.

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1 Minute Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

Sometimes you just need cake. If you don’t fancy baking or searching the shops, then this 1 minute vegan mug cake is perfect. We’ve tried several different recipes over the years, and this one is the result of some trial and error.

cake close up 2


  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Vegan mini marshmallows (optional)
  • Ice cream (optional)


  1. Mix dry ingredients together thoroughly in a mug using a fork.

dry ingredients

2. Add wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Add a splash of hot water if needed.


4. Microwave for one minute on full power. If using marshmallows, throw these on top for the last 15 seconds.


5. Top with ice cream and enjoy.

cooked with ice cream

The finished cake should have a soft, warm consistency. If you’d prefer it slightly gooier, like brownie, just cook for a little less time. The slightly melted marshmallows are a fun topping, and the ice cream stops the cake tasting too dry.

cake close up

We used Sweet Freedom vegetarian mini marshmallow, available in Holland and Barrett, and Swedish Glace Chocolate Ice Cream, but any brands should work fine. For an extra treat, try adding a dollop of peanut butter or biscuit spread to melt into the middle of the cake.

Let us know your favourite quick and easy dessert recipes in the comments!

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