🍫 Chocolate is probably one of the most popular sweets in the world. It usually consists of cocoa beans, sugar and milk powder.
🌱 Veganism is a diet that does without all animal products. Vegetarians, for example, still eat eggs or dairy products, but vegans eat no animal products at all.
🤔 The answer to this is not quite simple.
🚫 Not all chocolate products are vegan. Many chocolates contain milk, butter or other animal products that are not suitable for vegans.
🍫 However, there is also chocolate that does not contain animal products and is therefore vegan. This chocolate is often referred to as "pure chocolate".
🔎 When looking for vegan chocolate, it pays to read the list of ingredients on the packaging carefully. If no animal products are listed on the packaging, the chocolate is usually vegan.
🚫 Caution is advised with chocolate that "may contain traces of milk". Even if the chocolate itself was made without dairy products, traces may have arisen in the production.
🍫 Meanwhile, there are many chocolate brands that offer vegan chocolate.
🧐 Some well-known brands that offer vegan chocolate or at least a pure chocolate variety are:
🌍 More and more people are opting for a vegan lifestyle for various reasons. One important factor is environmental protection. Factory farming is not only very stressful for the animals, but also for the environment. The high consumption of water and feed for the animals, but also the high CO2 emissions in the production of animal products burden the climate.
Animal welfare is also often an important argument for vegans. Many feel that it is ethically unacceptable to use animals for their own food.
🍫 Chocolate can be vegan, but you should pay close attention to the list of ingredients. More and more chocolate manufacturers now also offer vegan chocolates, so there is something for everyone.
I am Julius Walter, the founder of the blog "Veganhalunke", where I write about the vegan lifestyle. As a long-time vegan, I want to inspire others to also switch to a vegan diet and live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. I offer advice and tips for making the switch to a vegan diet and hope that my blog can help make a positive change for our world.