Vegan Chocolate Review – Schakalode

Earlier this month I posted about a Vegan Haul, and said that I would review a few products as part of Vegan MoFo. Well, here’s another one!

We purchased both the ‘milk’ and the white variety of the Schakalode. They come in little cardboard boxes with a window, and the actual bar is wrapped in a layer of plastic for protection. I think this is quite cute, although I’m not particularly sure why.

When you unwrap your bar, you’ll find the possibly nicest-smelling vegan chocolate on the market. Design-wise, the only flaw I found was that the bars are divided into diagonal squares rather than the conventional grids. It makes the bar a bit difficult to break up, pieces are all different sizes and sharing gets a bit complicated. But then, who shares a bar of chocolate. Not me.

The white bar is definitely one of the most authentic-tasting vegan white chocolates I have tasted. However, it left me feeling slightly ill. I’m unsure why, but I have a suspicion it might be due to the high cocoa butter content. While this is a good thing in food quality terms, it might make sensitive tummies a little bit queasy and results in a very rich product. Schakalode is produced in a variety of flavours, however, and I think combinations like White Chocolate Cappucino might be a bit more balanced.

The darker, ‘milk chocolate’ variety was a different story entirely. This is by far the best milk chocolate I have ever tasted, vegan or not. I could eat an entire bar of this. Seriously, I can’t recommend this enough, it’s just perfect. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and basically tastes exactly like you would expect a shop-bought comfort chocolate to taste like. I haven’t been able to track down any of these (apart from the cappucino variety) in Britain’s shops, so if you do come across them I would recommend you start hoarding them like mad. Otherwise, there’s always the international delivery option at Vegan Wonderland, who are worth a click just to look at the huge variety of Schakalode they sell.

Have you tried these? What did you think?


6 Replies to “Vegan Chocolate Review – Schakalode”

  1. I have been in immense doubt if I should buy these or not (really, every time I order from a vegan webshop this is the case for about a year now). But thanks to your review I will not doubt anymore, you make them sound fantastic!!

    1. I felt the same! I’d definitely recommend the dark chocolate over the white one though!

  2. Oh wow! I’ve never heard of this brand. It looks so good. The only vegan white chocolate I’ve had is chips, which can range from tasty to odd and waxy-tasting.

    1. I think making vegan white chocolate must be quite difficult, it’s so hard to find nice brands!

  3. I love that white chocolate! I used to be addicted to Nestlé’s white chocolate and this bar is an appropriate alternative taste wise! I cringe every time I read that brand name though. I always think something must have gone terribly wrong while they printed the wrappers.

    1. Well, German spelling is not for everyone :D

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