Question: Is Chocolate Dairy-Free?
Is Chocolate Dairy-Free?
Well, this depends on what kind of chocolate you buy. Obviously, milk chocolate
is not dairy-free, as it contains milk and usually other dairy ingredients as well. High quality dark chocolates are the best places to look to satisfy your lactose-free chocolate cravings, as they should only contain cocoa butter
, cocoa liquor, lecithin (usually soy-based), and sugar. Not all dark chocolate bars are equal, however, and many "mainstream" manufacturer chocolates contain a long laundry list of dairy-derived ingredients
, so label-reading is essential.