Chocolate is a dessert that tastes so good all on its own you might not think to combine it with other ingredients that often. After all, the possibilities are endless when it comes to pure chocolate bars: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate with a variety of cocoa bean percentages and textures, ranging from fluffy to creamy, sweet to slightly bitter with coffee undertones. So when you have such a variety of delicious chocolate bars at your disposal, it might not occur to you to muddle the pure flavor of the chocolate by mixing it with other ingredients.
You may be thinking that since chocolate comes from the cacao bean, all chocolate is safe for vegans to eat. But this is not always the case, since milk and/or milkfat is often added in the process of making chocolate into something consumable for the general public. Chocolate that is of better quality and devoted to the cocoa bean itself will not contain a lot of other additives and will instead let the chocolate speak for itself. This should mean chocolate contains only a few basic ingredients: cocoa, cocoa butter, lecithin, sugar and sometimes vanilla. And that’s it. The cheaper brands will fortify chocolate with artificial ingredients and other fillers.