Pacari Vegan Chocolate Review & Giveaway

photo of three bars of vegan chocolate and two mini bars and competition text

I used to be a Cadbury’s Whole Nut kind of girl. In my younger, thinner days, I’d think nothing of eating a massive bar of it over an evening because health and weight didn’t really feature in my life back then, with my diet being based on cigarettes, alcohol and delivery pizza. Now that I’m a *cough* glowing beacon of health and vitality *cough* and can’t remember the last time I had any kind of Cadbury’s – Whole Nut or otherwise – eschewing those purple-packaged products and their ilk for something more refined (i.e. not full of shit). These days I much prefer a satisfying couple of squares of good quality vegan dark chocolate as opposed to a massive bar of sugary milky stuff. Which is just as well, as I am no longer in my younger, thinner days and can no longer eat an unholy amount of crap without any repercussions.

But, it’s all very well and good trying to avoid chocolate containing crap but, there is only so long you want to stand in the supermarket with your glasses halfway down your nose while you squint at labels trying to find a bar of chocolate that contains mostly, um, chocolate and not a load of other stuff you most certainly do not want.

Pacari vegan fair trade chocolate

Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate

Pacari knows this and they’ve made chocolate suitable for just about everyone (I can’t actually think who it’s not suitable for but there’s bound to be someone. People allergic to vegans, perhaps.) Pacari’s chocolate is:

  • vegan
  • fair trade
  • palm oil-free
  • soy-free
  • gluten-free
  • artificial ingredients-free
  • certified organic
  • certified Kosher
  • B-Corporation certified
  • Biodynamic certified

If you’re looking at this list thinking, ‘Hmm, what about sugar-free and/or raw?’, don’t worry, you’ll also find those on their website.  And if you’re looking for more reasons to buy Pacari chocolate, take a look at this:

  • They’ve won over 250 international chocolate awards.
  • Their chocolate is made from ‘tree to bar’ in Ecuador, meaning 50% of the wealth stays in the country of origin and contributes to its development. With ‘bean to bar’ chocolate (where cacao beans are imported from developing countries with the rest of the production taking place in the UK or other non-cacao growing countries) only around 7% stays in the country.
  • They support local communities by:
    • working directly with local farmers, not via middle men, and pay them above market prices; and
    • creating job opportunities such as technicians, designers, chocolatiers, and sales and shop staff.
  • They’re environmentally-friendly, using only 100% organic ingredients and their packaging is 100% recyclable with their chocolate bars wrapped in recyclable aluminium foil and cardboard.
  • Their chocolate is healthy, containing important vitamins and minerals including magnesium, flavanoids with antioxidant properties, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9 and E, essential fats, protein and fibre.

Phew. That’s quite a list of reasons why Pacari are a brand you should be buying. What about the taste though? It’s no good being this worthy if their chocolate tastes like cack, is it? Well, I can confirm their chocolate doesn’t taste like cack – it is divine. It’s not thin and crispy a la Lindt or Green and Blacks but, despite it being a thicker bar (although if it’s thin you want, check out their minibars), it doesn’t have that thick, cloying texture that some vegan chocolate bars suffer from. I kept mine in the fridge and, although that made it hard to bite into, it had a satisfying crunch to it.

five bars of Pacari chocolate

Win 5 bars of Pacari chocolate

You can see the whole range of Pacari chocolate, chocolate covered fruit, and drinking chocolate on their website along with a list of stockists. You can also be in with a chance of winning

  • 3 x 50g bars
  • 2 x 10g minibars

(flavours may vary)

by entering my giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below – good luck!




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks to Pacari for sending me a selection of their chocolate to review and also for providing a selection to give away. 

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189 comments

  1. I have never tried Pacari Vegan Chocolate Bars but I am keen to try them.

  2. have never tried Pacari Vegan Chocolate Bars but would love to

  3. They do sound rather good, I would love an opportunity to sample them!

  4. These sound absolutely delicious and vegetarian to boost!

  5. I’ve never tried Pacari Vegan Chocolate Bars before but they sound delicious.

  6. Love Pacari chocolate, tastes absolutely amazing and I would love to win

  7. my son’s girlfriend has just gone vegan so it would be nice to give her a gift

  8. These all look really good especially the Andean Mint flavour.

  9. I would love to win this for my daughter such a lovely prize, thanks for the chance to win.

  10. These chocolate bar flavours sound amazing and i’m sure they will taste amazing too!

  11. Would be nice to try all the different flavours as new to me

  12. Pacari eh? Not seen these before, always looking for new vegan treats to put in m’lady’s lunchbox…

  13. Not seen this particular brand before but will definitely keep a lookout for it – the chocolate sounds amazing.

  14. would love to try these, I am vegetarian and my Wife is Vegan we are always on the look out for yummy treats

  15. They look terrific, but can they really compare to other forms of chocolate?

  16. I would love to win this for my mam! Such a lovely prize, thanks for the chance to win!

  17. These look sooo good! I’m always looking for healthier alternatives to sweets so I’ll definitely have to give these a try.

  18. I love chocolate and haven’t tried this one before. It certainly sounds delicious.

  19. I,ve never tried Pacari products,but I love their ethics

  20. I’m intrigued as I have never tried a vegan chocolate before.

  21. I was immediately sold by the first two descriptions of Pacari chocolate: Vegan and Fair trade, describing taste and the honest, hard work that was put in to creating perfect chocolate. I am, ought, to try it soon ☺.

  22. I have never tried a vegan chocolate bar, so fingers crossed.

  23. Looks like a gorgeous selection, I would be particularly interested in trying the goldenberries bar. 🙂

  24. Lovely! When I first tried converting to veganism, there was so little choice that I eventually gave up. I salute all those who kept at it and made up the numbers so that ethical producers had a growing market.

  25. I like the look of this chocolate and would really love to try it

  26. These look delish, I love chocolate that’s good and dark 🙂

  27. Looks like Pacari are a brand you should be buying

  28. Would love to win and try these chocolates and also share with a friend of mine who is vegan

  29. woul;d love to try these i bet they are really tasty

  30. I’ve never tried these but I’ve heard great things about them!

  31. would love to give these bars a try, i love chocolate!

  32. Never heard of goldenberries, so this has made me very curious to try this particular bar!

  33. Gorgeous giveaway – would love to try the Andean Mint x

  34. I would love to win these vegan chocolates particularly the Andean Mint chocolate.

  35. These chocolate bars look delicious and why should vegans not be able to eat such goodies

  36. This would be nice, I do like chocolate, and I bet these taste delicious.

  37. Wow I’ve never heard of this brand, but it sounds amazing, I’d love to try these

  38. Not heard of this brand before so would be fab to win this prize.

  39. they sound lovely! i havent heard of it before!

  40. i’ve never heard fo these before but they do look very yummy with some nice flavours

  41. I’m a vegan and it’s great to see so many products coming out – especially things that are treats!

  42. It’s really great the selection of vegan produce, particularly treats like chocol6, that is now available. Thumbs up from me.

  43. Another wonderful prize,they sound lovely and very ethical,never seen in shops….

  44. Just the thing for my next long motorhome trip dover.

  45. These chocolate bars look really good and I would love to try them out on my grandchildren!

  46. wow this vegan chocolate looks so good!i would love to try

  47. I’ve tried a number of vegan chocolate bars, but always up for trying more.

  48. Really lovely giveaway as I love chocolate. I love all chocolate.

  49. Never tried vegan chocolate before but these look interesting and would make a good start

  50. Never tried vegan chocolate before, would love to try it & see if it’s something I would like

  51. These look amazing, I would love to sample them and share with my vegan friend! Xx

  52. Love finding new ethical brands, especially when they make chocolates

  53. These Pacari bars look very enticing – would love to try them

  54. As a chocolate lover, these would be just perfect for the week before THAT week, when all I want is chocolate!!

  55. I’ve never tried these but they sound pretty natural and I would love to try them.

  56. I have never tried this make before, but they look and sound delicious

  57. These vegan chocolate bars sound lovely, I am yet to find a vegan chocolate that I like and you make them sound delicious.

  58. These look amazing! I find it so hard to find luxury vegan chocolate but these would make great gifts!

  59. TOTALLY delish Here’s HOPING im lucky – love your description ” it’s like crack

  60. Always on the lookout for some new tasty vegan snacks! Especially when they are chocolate based!!!

  61. I love the sound of the unusual flavours – lemongrass and goldenberries definitely sound like they’re worth a try!

  62. These sound absolutely delicious. I would love to be the lucky winner

  63. my vegan daughter would love to try these. its a new brand for us and we will be looking out for it in the future

  64. These sound good, I haven’t come across them before so would be interesting to try.

  65. Gorgeous, would love to try, always on the look out for plant based products and healthier alt’s

  66. The Andean Mint and Lemongrass sound equally yummy! Would love to try them.

  67. I love chocolate and I would love to taste these bars to check the difference to my old favourite – maybe these are better!

  68. I enjoy trying different chocolates and the Andean mint looks truly delicious

  69. I’ve been vegetarian for 30 years but I’m trying to eat more vegan food this year – I’ve not really thought about chocolate so would love to try this!

  70. I’ve never seen or heard of Pacari chocolate but it sounds fantastic and I’m going to be looking out for it in future.

  71. Lemongrass chocolate, would love to try that, really interesting sounding.

  72. They look delicious and healthy, would love to win these!

  73. These look amazing, would love to win so I could give them to my son

  74. These look delicious, be good to try vegan chocolate to see what it tastes like

  75. As a vegan I love trying new goodies and enjoying new flavours. Enjoying treats makes me feel happier knowing that it is fairtrade

  76. Starting put in my vegan journey and would love to give these a try, see if a good choc will keep me on the straight and narrow

  77. Wow, Pacari looks amazing. I haven’t heard of it before but would love to try

  78. I’ve never tried these before, the flavours sound delicious, I would try the Lemongrass first

  79. These look fantastic! I love the variety of things they offer as well – much more diverse than most and some really unusual flavours

  80. Tried them once at a Chocolate Festival- that was years ago! Fingers crossed everyone :)These flavours sound amazing!

  81. Never tried Pacari chocolate before but it sounds delicious. Relatively healthy as well!

  82. I would love to win this – my son is vegan and these would be a real treat for him

  83. Puts hand up timidly… ME, it’s not suitable for me! I’m diabetic and control it by avoiding sugar. Unfortunately for my husband, that means that I never keep chocolate in the house, so he never gets to have any, and i know he would love this selection, especially the lemongrass one

  84. I have been vegan for 5 years and am still up for trying new vegan chocolate, nom nom

  85. I have been flirting with veganism for a while now so it’s always nice to find new goodies that fit the bill.

  86. I do like a good quality chocolate would love to try these

  87. I got to try one of these at a vegan event recently and it was absolutely delicious!

  88. I have not tried Pacari chocolate before but they sound delicious, I’d love to try them!

  89. I’ve tried a few vegan chocolate bars but not from this brand. A good place to find them is tkmaxx. Ironically

  90. I’m looking to reduce my animal product intake and this kind of thing is exactly what I need to help me!

  91. This will help me in my quest to turn vegan.. chocolate is the hardest thing to give up!

  92. Ah you can’t beat good chocolate and those flavours look good I haven’t seen lemomgrass or golden berries before.

  93. wow these look amazing,would share them with my vegan dd too x

  94. Such a great variety of flavours, different from the usual brands.

  95. Wow, these would make a great Easter gift – nice to be able to eat chocolate when you can’t have dairy.

  96. Would be something lovely for me to have at Easter while the rest of the family tuck into all their goodies.

  97. Looks fab, I love discovering new brands of vegan chocolate! 🙂

  98. These look so delicious and they cater for everyone. I’d love to try them

  99. These look really great for me as I can’t eat dairy. Fingers crossed

  100. This brand is new to me, but if it’s vegan it must be good!

  101. wow what a superb prize, I love good quality chocolate, thanks for the chance to win

  102. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. This sounds delicious.

  103. These look great. I’m trying to eat more sustainable foods so would love to try these.

  104. Delicious and would make a great present for my Vegan relatives

  105. I’ve never tried Pacari Vegan Chocolate Bars before but they sound delicious and I would absolutely love to try them

  106. I’d love to try vegan chocolate but how much sugar does it have in it?

  107. These look and sound delicious, also being fairtrade makes them even more appealing

  108. I love to see a brand that supports local communities. This chocolate looks amazing.

  109. Would love to try these and also would share with a good friend if mine who has recently become vegan. Looks yummy!

  110. These sound really lovely and tasty , would love to try them

  111. These look really tasty, I especially would like to try out the mint bar

  112. These look such good quality and some really interesting flavours.

  113. I really do like the sound of these and I don’t think you’d miss the dairy.

  114. I would love to try the mint flavour. Although they all sound delicious, chocolate with mint is my favourite.

  115. thank you for the review, although i have heard of this brand before, i have never tried them yet – defo, will now x

    1. I’ve not tried vegan chocolate before and would really like to try the golden berries. Chocolate that’s healthy always gets a yes from me!

  116. i really would love the chance to try some tasty chocolate

  117. Have heard of Pacari and read some great reviews…would love to try some for myself and perhaps share !!

  118. They look delicious. Wonder what Goldenberries taste like.

  119. Vegan chocolate is a delicious treat. Thank you brilliant chance to win.

  120. Thank you for making some delicious tasty chocolate that my whole family can enjoy!

  121. These look lovely I love finding out about new vegan treats

  122. I’m lactose intolerant so these would be perfect for me!

  123. Lovely looking bars is the first positive the awards are impressive and the list of ingredients are making me want to try them.

  124. These chocolates sound delicious, it’s great to find new vegan brands

  125. WELL IT IS CHOCOLATE, SO I WOULD LOVE TO TRY IT.

  126. I’m seriously considering a vegan diet to see if I feel less lethargic without dairy but chocolate is something I’ll miss. It would be great to give this a try. Thank you for the chance to win some 🙂

  127. I would like to win these for my friend Jane. She went Vegan this year and it would be a lovely treat.

  128. Such delicious chocolate and the different flavours are so gorgeous and would love to try them all.

  129. Delicious, I am always looking for new vegan treats 🙂

  130. The bars look lovely, I would love to try them Thanks for the great giveaway

  131. I’ve never tried this chocolate before but would love to, they sound delicious.

  132. I have never had this kind of chocolate before looks delicious one bit and it could be hooked.

  133. Love the fact that they are vegan friendly. My mother in law is vegan and I struggle trying to buy in the right kind of treats for when she visits. These bars would be perfect to bake her some goodies with…… if I haven’t eaten them all first lol x

  134. Some lovely different flavours to try along with mint chocolate which I love

  135. These look so delicious & tasty chocolate bars, and being vegan means a lot to me. I don’t eat meat and a close friend of mine is vegan.

  136. Chocolate I can eat that sounds so delicious. I’ve never seen it before but would love to try

  137. This sounds really nice, I’ve never tried vegan chocolate before

  138. Yummm! I’m vegan and I eat more chocolate than I did before because it’s so good!

  139. There are some lovely flavours on offer would love to try them

  140. Lovely prize !my daughter and I would love them ! Good luck

  141. Not tried vegan chocolate but also have a few vegan friends who would be very tempted

  142. These sound yummy – I’d love to try them and share them with my family x

  143. It makes it so easy these days to become vegan with all these ymmy treats around.

  144. It makes it so easy these days to become vegan with all these yummy treats around.

  145. Id love to try something a little more grown up for a treat – ‘normal’ choc is tasting worse and worse now sugar is being replaced by chemicals :/

  146. These look delicious! Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone.

  147. I haven’t ever tried this chocolate but would love to try this, it sounds fab.

  148. These sound lovely! I really like the sound of the goldenberries – I think that would be very different.

  149. I’ve never tried this brand of chocolate but it sounds really nice. Would love to give it a go. ☺️

  150. I have not tried many vegan chocolates and am interested to try the flavours.

  151. Always looking for chocolate for my vegan daughter and she always ready to try new products

  152. I have never tried Pacari bars before, but the flavours sound fantastic, especially the lemongrass 🙂

  153. these sound delicious, and great that they are dairy-free

  154. I love mint chocolate and would to try Andean Mint – sounds yum.

  155. This would be wonderful for Easter. Being glutenfree and dairyfree all the family could share it.

  156. Luckily I have no allergies so I would share it with some friends who do.

  157. Never seen these before always looking for healthy and organic treats so would love to try them!

  158. I’m particularly keen to try the Andean Mint and Lemongrass bars.

  159. This sounds so healthy – are you sure it’s really chocolate?

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