About Cheeky Vegan Chocolate

We’re excited to introduce you to Cheeky Vegan! 

Cheeky Vegan is an independent food brand based in Ireland that aims to create vegan food that is tasty and indulgent. We believe that decadence and plant-based can coexist harmoniously, and we're on a mission to prove it, starting with chocolate. 

🍫 We're indulgent

Lovingly crafted by expert chocolatiers in Switzerland, Cheeky Vegan strikes the perfect balance between flavour and texture. This is not vegan chocolate as you know it; this is an indulgent treat for you and your taste buds. 

When we decided to craft Cheeky Vegan chocolate, we knew the priority had to be taste and indulgence. We think it’s great that so many manufacturers are making plant-based chocolate with low calories in mind, such as the many sugar-free or reduced fat brands on the market, but that wasn’t on our agenda!

We all deserve to tuck into something luxurious when the craving strikes, and we guarantee our Swiss-made chocolate will more than satisfy every sweet tooth. 

We're Organic 🌳 and Fair Trade  🌍

Although we prioritise taste, we haven’t neglected the other considerations of making great chocolate. Our delicious plant-based bars are made with the highest-quality organic ingredients, including hazelnut croquant and premium vanilla pods, and are certified Fair Trade.

So, why is our chocolate organic and Fairtrade? Great question!

As well as striving to create a decadent treat that consistently delivers on taste and indulgence, it’s important to us to use organic and Fairtrade ingredients. 

Why Organic?

When people talk about the advantages of eating organic, the health benefits are usually at the top of that list. By definition, organic foods don’t contain the harmful pesticides used on non-organic produce — and naturally, that’s preferable for the health-savvy among us.

However, that’s not the only reason to shop organic. This chemical-free method of farming is known to be kinder to the planet, as it uses less energy and produces less emissions. Plus, organic foods can’t be genetically modified, which is a bonus to some. 

At the end of the day, we choose quality ingredients for our vegan chocolate bars that are pure and natural. We do this because we know it creates a delicious, luxurious taste, and allows for the best dairy-free chocolate bar possible. 

Why Fairtrade?

The Fairtrade label has been around since the 1980s, although the concept itself began several decades earlier. 

The principle of Fairtrade is to protect worker’s rights by ensuring a fair price for their produce, and it also sets the bar for social and environmental standards in farming. 

At Cheeky Vegan, we’re committed to only working with manufacturers who are certified with the Fairtrade label. This gives us confidence in our supply chain and contributes to the creation of a more sustainable system. 

How Vegan Chocolate Is Made

Let’s go right back to the start!

The process of making all chocolate begins when cacao beans are harvested from the Theobroma cacao tree. These trees produce large pods containing around 50 cocoa beans, which can be harvested several times throughout the year. 

Once ripe, the pods are taken from the tree and the beans are removed. These beans are then prepared through several processes, including fermentation, roasting, grinding and more! 

It’s during the grinding stage that additional ingredients — typically sugar and dairy — will be added. This is where the process of making vegan chocolate deviates from ‘the norm’. 

When making the vegan variety, plant-based alternatives to dairy milk may be used, such as almond. Other ingredients will also often vary, such as the use of maple syrup and other natural sweeteners in place of sugar that has been processed using animal-derived ingredients.

🏔 We're Swiss-Made

At Cheeky Vegan, our manufacturing process takes place in Switzerland, where we trust traditional chocolate-making techniques to craft the perfect bar every time. 

After production in Switzerland, these indulgent chocolate bars are transported to our headquarters in Ireland. From here, we ship them to you throughout Europe. 

Check our Shipping Policy for full details on where we ship to and the cost of delivery. 

Give it a try, you’ll just love it!