South Africa: De Villiers Launches Chocolate With No Dairy or Sugar

De Villiers Chocolate no-added-sugar range

De Villiers Chocolate in South Africa has created a sugar free and dairy free range of sustainably sourced chocolate, suitable for vegans and diabetics. The range of plant-based chocolate is Rainforest Alliance and KETO certified, as well as registered with the Vegan Society.

The absence of sugar and dairy makes the chocolate safe for people with diabetes, vegans, people following a ketogenic diet, and anyone looking for a healthier chocolate alternative. The new range is available flavours including dark chocolate and various nut butters, including almond, cashew, and hazelnut.

De Villiers Chocolate crafts its chocolate in a small artisan factory in Cape Town consisting of custom-built machines. As the first bean to bar chocolate maker in South Africa, De Villiers Chocolate is one of a handful of companies to produce premium chocolate on the African continent. All of the company’s chocolate is made with cocoa beans sourced sustainably from the region of Bundibugyo in Western Uganda and carries the Rainforest Alliance certification.

Founder and chocolate maker Pieter de Villiers. Sourcing cocoa beans in Uganda

“While there are many no-added-sugar chocolates on the market catering to health-conscious consumers, diabetics and those following the ketogenic, vegan, and low-carb diets, most of the available options are a cheerless substitute for the real deal—that is, until now,” said Pieter de Villiers, CEO and Master Chocolate Maker at De Villiers Chocolate.

“We have been trying to perfect a no-added-sugar De Villiers Chocolate option for several years, and we’re proud to say that this new range of sugar free, dairy free, and vegan chocolate meets the taste, texture, quality, and health benefits that we’ve been wanting to bring our customers.”