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?

 

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6 Comments

  1. September 13, 2013 / 9:30 am

    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!!

    • September 13, 2013 / 9:56 am

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

  2. September 13, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    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.

    • September 13, 2013 / 6:15 pm

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

  3. September 13, 2013 / 6:54 pm

    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.

    • September 13, 2013 / 7:43 pm

      Well, German spelling is not for everyone :D

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