The 8 Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Brands [Sortable by Price and Sugar]

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Being vegan means giving up a lot of your favorite foods.

Luckily, chocolate chips aren’t one of them.

While many have dairy, there are many non-dairy, vegan chocolate chip brands for you to enjoy still.

Most are fair trade, which makes them suitable for even the strictest vegans.

I researched all the different options out there, and came up with a list of 8 that I you’ll be able to find at least one brand that you’ll like.

Just below is a comparison table, which lets you sort by amount of sugar, as well as cost.

All the data is per serving (1 tbsp) for each brand:

BrandCaloriesSugar (g)Sweetener% CocoaPrice
Enjoy Life807Cane SugarN/A$
Equal Exchange907Cane Sugar55$
Gerbs Jumbo Chips708Cane Sugar68$
Pascha Organic903Organic Sugar85$$
Chatfield's804Cane Juice70$$
Carvalho Naturals905Cane Sugar70$$
California Gourmet757Cane Sugar48$$
Lily's Dark Chocolate550Erythritol, Stevia55$$$

The one caveat I need to point out is that if you buy them online, most of them require  you to buy at least a few packets at the same time.

If that doesn’t work for you, there are a few single-packet options, and there’s a decent chance you can find one of these at a local store.

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Brands Reviewed

To complement the comparison table, I’ll do a mini-review of each chocolate chip brand to give you a little more background.

Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Vegan Chocolate Chips

enjoy life vegan chocolate chips

Ingredients: Cane sugar, unsweetened, chocolate, cocoa butter

Pros:

  • One of the cheapest options.
  • Allergy-friendly, non-GMO, and vegan.
  • Chocolate is from sustainably harvested cocoa beans.

Cons:

  • Have to buy in bulk (6 small bags).
  • 7 grams of sugar per serving

Enjoy Life is one of the most popular overall chocolate chip brands.

There are 3 different flavors you can choose from: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks and Dark Chocolate Morsels.

They don’t specify the percent of the cocoa anywhere, but semi-sweet chocolate is usually around 60% or so for reference.

Equal Exchange Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

equal exchange semi sweet vegan chocolate

Ingredients: Organic raw cane sugar, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter

Pros:

  • One of the cheapest options.
  • Vegan, allergy-friendly, and organic.
  • Certified organic and fair trade.

Cons:

  • Have to buy a pack of 12.
  • 7 grams of sugar per serving.

Like the other allergy-friendly options, these are made in a facility that doesn’t use wheat, milk, eggs, nuts, or soy. So it’s a good option if you have any allergies.

Gerbs Jumbo Dark Chocolate Chips

gerbs chocolate chunks

Ingredients: Organic cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, non-dairy cocoa butter

Pros:

  • One of the cheapest brands of chocolate chips.
  • Flexible sizing.
  • Allergy-friendly.

Cons:

  • Not the most well known brand.
  • 8 grams of sugar per serving.
  • Not necessarily fair trade chocolate.

There are 2 things there I want to expand on.

First, nowhere on the package or on their website does it currently say that the chocolate is from a fair trade source. Typically that means you can assume it isn’t.

This doesn’t matter to all vegans, but I’ll let you decide for yourself.

The other thing to note is the packaging. You can buy as little as 1 lb, and more if you prefer in bulk to save a bit.

Pascha Organic Bitter-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips

pascha chocolate chips dark

Ingredients: Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Mass, Organic Cocoa Butter, and Organic Vanilla.

Pros:

  • 3 grams of sugar is a reasonable amount per serving.
  • Allergen-friendly and organic.
  • Cocoa from UTZ certified farmers.

Cons:

  • Have to buy in a pack of 6.

This is personally my favorite option on this list, the only thing that really sucks is that you need to buy it 6 packets at a time.

As far as price goes, it’s not cheap, but it’s not expensive either relative to the other vegan chocolate chip brands on this page.

Chatfield’s Double Dark Semi-Sweet Chips

chatfields dairy free chocolate chips

Ingredients: Chocolate Liquor, Dehydrated Cane Sugar, cocoa butter (non-dairy)

Pros:

  • Allergy-friendly.
  • 4 grams of sugar per serving is nice in-between amount.
  • Can buy single packages.

Cons:

  • Doesn’t seem to be fair trade cocoa.
  • Starting to get in the “expensive” range for vegan chips.

There’s not much that stands out about this either way. It’s an okay option if you saw it at a grocery, but I think there are better options on this page.

Carvalho Naturals

carvalho chocolate chips

Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Liquor, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Natural Cocoa Powder

Pros:

  • Fairtrade cocoa.
  • All organic ingredients.
  • Can buy single packet.

Cons:

  • Starting to get in the “expensive” range for vegan chips.

Carvalho Naturals isn’t the most well-known brand, but it’s fairly well rated.

It’s a nice in-between option to many of the other brands on this page.

California Gourmet

california vegan gourmet chocolate chips

Ingredients: cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter

Pros:

  • Can buy 1-3 packs at a time.
  • Belgium chocolate that is highly rated for flavor.

Cons:

  • Not expensive, but not cheap either.
  • Only 48% chocolate – 7 grams of sugar per serving.

It’s pretty highly rated, just not as popular as a brand like Enjoy Life.

Lily’s Dark Chocolate

lilys dark chocolate

Ingredients: Unsweetened chocolate, erythritol, inulin, cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin, natural vanilla, and stevia extract

Pros:

  • The only vegan sugar-free option I could find.
  • In compliance with fairtrade standards.
  • Can buy 1-3 packages at a time.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Only 55% cocoa.

This is an awesome brand, but if cost is an issue at all, it’s quite expensive.

That’s all I’ve got for you! If you have any questions that you think I might be able to help with, leave a comment below and I’ll try to answer them.

About the author

Dale C.

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance writer. Trying to do my small part in making the world better by writing about the wonderful world of veganism.

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