Moo Free Rice Chocolate Treats
With January being a typically gloomy and cold month, what better way to cheer yourself up than with a little chocolate treat?
Moo Free rice milk chocolates are perfect for kids, but that doesn’t mean you can’t let your inner child enjoy these treats too. They are dairy free, gluten free and suitable for vegans. They have a good range of products including: a selection box; advent calendar; easter eggs; chocolate drops; and chocolate bars. The chocolate bars come in two sizes, standard (112g) and individual bite size (20g). The standard bars come in four different flavours: Original Organic Chocolate; Crunchy Banana Chips; Caramelised Hazelnut; lastly Organic Cranberry and Hazelnuts. The bite sized bars also come in four different flavours: Original Organic Chocolate; Orange; Mint; and ‘Bunnycomb’.
I love the eye-catching packaging with different animal characters printed on the front and the bright colours really make it stand out amongst all the other brands. You can see how kids would love these based on the packaging alone. But it’s not just the packaging that shines, Moo Free have won quite a few awards too including Best Vegan Chocolate, Best Vegan Easter Egg and Best Free From Children’s Award (voted by children).
I picked up four from their range.
Original Organic Bar:
I tried this one first as I wanted to see what the rice milk chocolate was like with no extras. Good care has been taken when making this bar. The colour is the same throughout, the mould is clear with nice smooth edges. It has a distinct smell, intense like dark chocolate (though it doesn’t share the taste). This quickly melts in your mouth and tastes mild and sweet, so if you are a fan of dark chocolate this may not be to your liking, but anyone with a sweet tooth should enjoy it. Apart from tasting, my favourite part in a chocolate bar is the sound of the snap when you break a piece off, and this has a good sharp snap, which indicates high quality chocolate has been used. Admittedly, there is a bit of a lingering aftertaste, which high quality chocolate shouldn’t possess. However, this is probably more due to the fact that essential oils/extracts have been used. After all, it is an alternative to dairy! This didn’t distract me too much from enjoying the chocolate and I would recommend it to anyone as a scrumptious alternative to dairy milk.
The Bunnycomb Bar:
Think Cadbury’s Crunchie and this comes close. Made with vegan-friendly honeycomb toffee, this bar has a lovely crisp bite to it with plenty of Bunnycomb! Heaven.
The Crunchy Banana Chip Bar:
This is my favourite out of the ones I tried. I love chocolate with banana and they don’t skimp, big chunks of banana chips are placed throughout the bar. Again the chocolate melts in your mouth, leaving only the crunchy banana chips to chew on. The only problem is that you will want to eat it all in one go! Well, that’s how I felt anyway!
Original Organic Drops:
The chocolate drops are tiny, perfect for kids and small enough to fit in a lunchbox. These are handy if you have a sweet craving and only want to nibble on something small. I left these on a plate in the house and they weren’t long being gobbled up. I could see these being used in place of chocolate chips for baking as well.
If you have kids with certain intolerances i.e. lactose/gluten these chocolates are a great purchase so they don’t miss out on a chocolatey treat. Or if you are vegan yourself, let that inner child run free and grab a bar! You can get them in health food shops, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and on Amazon.
Remember! Everyone deserves a chocolate treat now and again!
Have you tried Moo Free before?
PS: Check out their ‘About us’ page on their website. Each character has its own story – great for the kids.