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?