Please see important details below regarding shipping chocolate products to warm areas!
Finding a vegan alternative to white chocolate isn’t easy, and finding options that aren’t pricey is even more of a challenge as most options are import items that are brought in from Europe. No Whey! changes the game with their awesome Polar Dream Bars, which are an excellent alternative to dairy-based white chocolate at a reasonable price. Made in a dedicated allergen-free facility, these bars are 100% vegan and are safe for those who must avoid dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts and tree nuts as well. 1.4 oz. (40g) bars are $2.49 each.
*NOTE* - Chocolate can melt in the summer heat, especially if your destination area temperature is in the mid 80s or above when the package takes more than a day or two in transit. We recommend expedited 2nd Day Air shipping and/or the addition of a cold shipper (offered below) for orders where you want to minimize the risk of melted chocolate, and that it is delivered where someone will be there to accept the package at time of delivery (work address if not at home). The link to select a cold shipper is shown below, please click that link to be able to add the appropriate cold shipping supplies if you wish to protect your items during the hotter months. We cannot accept responsibility for melted chocolates, so please order at your own risk!
I would give this bar between three and four stars if I could. You caught me in a good mood, so I'm rounding up. The good news is that it's not waxy or excessively sweet. It doesn't contain hydrogenated oils or other nasty fillers to compromise its taste, mouthfeel, or quality. The cocoa butter flavor isn't terribly pronounced. Neither is the vanilla. In fact, most of the flavor of this bar hits as an aftertaste. (albeit a fairly pleasant one, mind you.) Upon first bite, I did notice a distinct lack of the creaminess one would expect from a white or milk chocolate. This makes sense, given that the bar does not contain any type of vegan milk solids. I look forward to experimenting more with this bar. Based upon the ingredients list, I suspect it is temperable, which would be huge for vegan chocolatiers. Its unobtrusive flavor would end itself well to showcase subtly-flavored fillings.