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Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday! There’s just something about celebrating love AND heart-shaped foods that tugs at my heartstrings. These are my Top Picks for Vegan Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Candy. We have some time if we need to order anything. Keep in mind, however, that seasonal vegan candy and chocolate does tend to sell out. We started off with a lot of choices this past Valentine’s Day, and were down to 1-2 items on all of Amazon.
Non-Vegan Ingredients to Look Out for in Candy
Besides the obvious ones like milk, gelatin, eggs, etc. here are some lesser-known non-vegan/potentially non-vegan ingredients:
- Confectioner’s glaze (insect-based)
- Shellac (insect-based)
- Resinous Glaze (insect)
- Carmine (beetles)
- Vit. D3 (usually not vegan)
- Albumen (eggs)
- Natural flavors (can be either animal or plant-based)
Special note on the popular conversation hearts:
Many conversation hearts aren’t vegan due to gelatin and/or egg whites. But, we do have some vegan options!
Vegan Conversation Hearts include Wonkas’ Sweetart Hearts & Sour Patch Hearts. Note: Brach’s classic Conversation hearts are NOT vegan, as they contain gelatin.
Online Ordering Options
Note: We sometimes get big fluctuations in prices for holiday items, if something has shot way up in price consider it a guide. You may be able to find a better deal elsewhere. I’m always happy to check/recommend other sources as well. Also, please check delivery dates as seasonal items can run low and may be back-ordered.
These are available to order from Amazon:
Vegan Chocolate Truffles Nibble Chocolate 8 pcs Certified Organic,| All Natural Ingredients
Fine, Artisanal, Vegan Chocolate Gift: Amore di Mona 33 Piece Brown Amore Assortment
No Whey Foods – Chocolate Heart Boxes:
No Whey Foods – Chocolate Truffle Collection (24 Pieces) – Vegan
No Whey Foods – Signature Truffle Collection (6 Pieces)
This one isn’t currently in stock, but looked impressive! Hopefully available soon. Vegan Edible Chocolate Heart Filled With Truffles
Other Misc. Candy Online:
We have many vegan options for Valentine’s Day, from candy to chocolate.
No Whey Foods – Valentine’s Day Lollipop Collection (3 Lollipops)
Oh! Nuts Heart Shaped Red Lollipops – 1 LB Bag
Brachs Jube Jel Cherry Hearts Valentines Day Jelly Candy Bulk Pack of 4 Bags – 12 oz Per Bag – 48 oz Total – Fruity, Chewy, Cherry Flavored Jube Jel Valentine Candy
Cocomels Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Bites
Natural Candy Store Online:
Natural Candy Store is my go-to for my special holiday candy and chocolates. They have many vegan options.
I have been ordering from this company since 2012. I order my holiday vegan candy and chocolate for my daughter from them, and have always been impressed with the quality and selection.
Promocode for 10% Off: text the word NATURAL to 50812
You can also try to use the Promo Code WelcomeCC to get 1/4 lb. of Free Candy! (This is an older code, let me know if it still works for you!)
Free Samples: They do include Free Samples that you can choose with every order as well.
Options in the Stores
There are some vegan candies you may be able to find at your local stores, and there are online ordering options for pickup, delivery.
Target carries some vegan candies/treats:
(check ingredients of ones I haven’t listed carefully!)
See all their Valentine Candy here, please check ingredients! I see Sour Patch Hearts, Swedish Fish Hearts + More.
Walgreen’s, Rite Aid & CVS
The Drugstores will have some vegan options, just check for the ingredients I listed at the top of this post.
You can also check out Valentine Candy Sales for the week at the Drugstores in my weekly post here.
You can order candy online from the Dollar Tree and have it shipped for FREE to your local store!
Check ingredients carefully! Some companies will have accidentally vegan of one flavor or type, but not all. Example: Nerds has some flavors of vegan candies, but not all! Enjoy Life had a nice chocolate Halloween variety pack this year, but one of the candies was not vegan.
Similar to Target, and the Drugstores. Candy bags may be more common than boxes.
Making your own chocolates can be fun and very frugal! You can use the silicone mold year after year. My best price for chocolates are Trader Joes’s chocolate chips at $1.99/pack. They melt very easily for these molds.
I’ve also used and liked this white chocolate:
Silicone Heart Molds – there are many options online!
These are Conversation Heart Molds:
You may also enjoy my other Valentine’s post with baking items: