If you’re in the mood for a quality piece of chocolate, Hu is one of the best options, as the company offers a variety of chocolate bars — all of which are vegan.
Offering original flavor combinations like Vanilla Crunch Dark Chocolate and Cashew Butter with Orange and Vanilla, all of Hu Kitchen’s chocolate bars are vegan, gluten-free, certified USDA organic, paleo, and non-GMO verified.
They’re also free of refined sugar, sugar alcohols, artificial additives, and palm oil.
While palm oil is vegan, there are concerns about its impact on the environment and wildlife. The harvesting of palm oil has been found to cause deforestation in parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, removing the natural habitat of animals in these areas (
Various organizations are helping support more sustainable methods of palm oil harvesting, including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). However, if you’re concerned about the use of palm oil, Hu is a good option, as the company avoids the ingredient completely.
Instead, their bars contain just a small number of quality ingredients.
For example, ingredients for the Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate Bar include organic cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, organic fair-trade cacao nibs, and organic peppermint oil.
What’s more, while a serving size is half of a bar (about 1 ounce or 28 grams), these vegan-friendly chocolate bars have such rich, complex flavors that you’ll likely only need one or two squares to satisfy your chocolate craving.
One serving (1 ounce or 28 grams) of the Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate Bar provides 180 calories, 13 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 14 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar (including 8 grams of added sugar), and 3 grams of protein (13).