We love the folk at Divine Chocolate – the only Fairtrade company owned by cocoa farmers, so were thrilled when they told us they had released a vegan range for Christmas 2019 with some delicious new additions – perfect for festive stocking fillers or treating yourself.
Among the vegan favourites, the range includes a Winter Warming Spiced Hot Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Fudge, with cocoa produced by the Kuapa Kokoo farmers in Ghana, and a gift set featuring bars from our 85% Organic Range, the cocoa of which is produced in São Tomé.
The continued success of the Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar saw it sell out within a matter of weeks last year! With almost half its profits going to the farmers who own the company, and 2% of its turnover being invested in farmer projects that empower women, improve farming techniques, and help protect rainforest – Divine always promises a delicious Christmas that delivers so much more.
Here are some of our favourites….
Divine 70% Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar (RRP £5)
Available at Oxfam UK and Ireland, Waitrose and Amazon. Vegan certified.
Every year Divine’s advent calendars feature lovely wintry illustrations and this year’s does not disappoint.
Designed by Stephen Waterhouse, the illustration features a large cocoa tree sheltering a Nativity scene. Behind each door lies a woodland creature and fun animal fact. A portion of all advent sales is donated to the RSPB. The calendar is also certified by the vegan society and its environmental credentials are featured on the back of the pack.
Dark Chocolate Coins (RRP £2.20)
Available at Oxfam and Amazon. Suitable for vegans.
A Christmas-time classic with a twist, these dark chocolate coins are wrapped in seasonal red and green foils.
Smooth Dark with Tangy Clementine (RRP £2.29) Available at Oxfam, Amazon, wholesalers and independent stores
This lovely bar provides a fantastic mellow flavour which melts in your mouth.
Divine Discovery Collection (RRP £10)
Available at Oxfam and Amazon.
This stylish boxed collection is a fantastic selection of four bestselling bars including the signature 70% blend of cocoa with three flavours Smooth Dark with Raspberries, Smooth Dark with Ginger and Orange and Deliciously Dark with Smooth Hazelnut. Perfect for any dark chocolate lover and vegan certified too.
NEW Divine Organic Gift Set (RRP £10)
Available at Oxfam, Ocado and Amazon. Featuring three full-sized bars from the new Organic range: Blueberry and Popped Quinoa, Lemon and Turmeric and Ginger. These bars contain 85% cocoa, which comes from São Tomé, a tropical island off the west coast of Africa.
Our reviewer said;
“The organic chocolate bars with flavours are a taste sensation. I had to limit myself to a little at a time or else I would have eaten bar after bar!! My children LOVE the Advent Calendar and cannot wait until Dec 1st..”
For more information and to shop online visit the Divine Chocolate Website
Divine Chocolate is suitable for vegetarians, free from palm oil, soya, artificial ingredients and colourings.
A huge thank you to Divine Chocolate for sending over these fantastic products for us to review – these blog posts wouldn’t be possible without wonderful companies allowing us to try and review their fabulous vegan products.