Craving Tasty Chocolate but Can’t Wheat? Try our Gluten-Free Chocolate Bars

Are you a chocolate aficionado yearning for the velvety, melt-in-your-mouth indulgence, but gluten is guarding the way to the the enjoyment of chocolate bar bliss? The struggle is real, and we feel your pain. Whether you’re battling coeliac disease, navigating the murky waters of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, or simply striving to embrace a healthier lifestyle, the quest for delectable, gluten-free chocolate can feel like an uphill battle. But fear not, dear reader, for we have a tantalising solution that will make your taste buds dance with joy and your gut sing with gratitude. Prepare to embark on a flavoursome journey as we unveil the secrets of our artisanal, gluten-free chocolate bars – a revolution in indulgence that will redefine your relationship with this beloved treat.

The Struggle is Real: Living with Gluten Intolerance

For those grappling with gluten intolerance, every day can feel like a battle. The constant vigilance required to avoid the tiniest traces of gluten can be exhausting, and the consequences of accidental exposure can be debilitating.

Coeliac Disease: When Gluten Becomes the Enemy

Coeliac disease is indeed an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to an immune response that attacks the small intestine. This can cause a range of symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, and fatigue. According to the NHS, “Coeliac disease is a condition where your immune system attacks your own tissues when you eat gluten. This damages your gut (small intestine) so your body cannot properly take in nutrients”[1]. Additionally, the Celiac Disease Foundation states, “When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley), their body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine”[2].

Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity: The Lesser-Known Struggle

Not everyone who suffers from gluten intolerance has coeliac disease. Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a condition that can cause similar symptoms without the same level of intestinal damage. However, the impact on quality of life can be just as significant. Those with NCGS often find themselves navigating a world filled with hidden gluten, never quite knowing when symptoms might strike.

According to Beyond Celiac, individuals with NCGS experience symptoms related to gluten ingestion, which resolve when gluten is removed from the diet, despite not testing positive for coeliac disease. This distinction is crucial as it highlights that not everyone who reacts negatively to gluten has coeliac disease, and the management of NCGS primarily involves a gluten-free diet to alleviate symptoms3.

Cross-Contamination: The Hidden Danger in Your Food

Even when you’re diligent about avoiding gluten-containing foods, cross-contamination can be a stealthy saboteur. Gluten has a knack for hiding in the most unexpected places, from shared kitchen equipment to seemingly innocuous condiments. A single crumb can be enough to trigger a reaction, making cross-contamination a constant concern for those with gluten intolerance.

The Uninvited Guest at Every Meal

Gluten has a way of showing up uninvited at every meal, making dining a daunting task for those with gluten intolerance.

Decoding Food Labels: Where Gluten Lurks

Navigating your local shop or supermarket can feel like a minefield when you’re trying to avoid gluten. Food labels are often filled with perplexing terminology, making it difficult to decipher which products are truly gluten-free. From “may contain traces of wheat” to “processed in a facility that also processes gluten,” the warnings can be confusing and overwhelming.

Looking for gluten free ingredients on a product label
Common Hidden Sources of Gluten
Wheat flour: Often used as a filler or to create a specific texture in some chocolate products.
Barley malt: A common flavoring agent in chocolate, particularly in milk chocolate and some dark chocolate varieties.
Malt extract: Derived from barley, this ingredient is sometimes used to enhance the flavour of chocolate products.
Brewer’s yeast: Occasionally used as a flavoring agent in chocolate products, brewer’s yeast is a byproduct of beer production and can contain gluten from the barley used in the brewing process.
Oats: While oats are naturally gluten-free, they are often processed in facilities that also handle wheat, leading to cross-contamination. Some chocolate products may include oats or oat flour as an ingredient.

Dining Out Dilemmas

Eating out is another challenge entirely. Even when you’ve scoured the menu for gluten-free options, there’s always the risk of cross-contamination in the kitchen. Asking the right questions and communicating your needs to restaurant staff is crucial, but it can be a daunting task, especially when you’re trying to enjoy a relaxing meal with friends or family.

Social Events: Feeling Left Out of the Fun

Social gatherings centered around food can be particularly isolating for those with gluten intolerance. Birthday parties, weddings, and holiday celebrations often revolve around gluten-laden treats, leaving those with dietary restrictions feeling left out of the fun. The constant need to explain your condition and advocate for your needs can be emotionally draining, making social situations a source of stress rather than enjoyment.

The Gluten-Free Chocolate Revolution

But fear not, dear reader, for there is hope on the horizon. The gluten-free chocolate revolution is here, and it’s changing the game for those with gluten intolerance.

Girl eating a gluten free chocolate bar and looking very happy

Indulging Without the Guilt: Our Commitment to Gluten-Free

At Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we believe that everyone deserves to indulge in the decadent pleasure of chocolate, regardless of dietary restrictions. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to create a range of gluten-free chocolate bars that are every bit as delicious as their gluten-containing counterparts. Our commitment to using only the finest, gluten-free ingredients means you can savour every bite without the guilt or worry of cross-contamination.

Artisanal Gluten-Free Chocolate: A Taste of Pure Bliss

Our artisanal chocolate bars are crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. From the moment the cocoa beans are harvested to the final packaging, we oversee every step of the process to ensure that our chocolate is not only gluten-free but also of the highest quality. The result is a taste of pure bliss – a velvety smooth texture, a rich depth of flavour, and a moment of pure indulgence that you’ll never forget.

Innovative Flavours: Pushing the Boundaries of Gluten-Free

We believe that gluten-free chocolate should never be boring. That’s why we’ve pushed the boundaries of flavour and created a range of innovative gluten-free chocolate bars that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving more. Our creamy dairy-free chocolate bars, made with gluten-free rice and oat milks, come in a variety of mouthwatering flavours:

  • Creamy Mylk (with vanilla)
  • Creamy Orange
  • Minty Mylk
  • Dark Mylk
  • Pumpkin Spice

For those who prefer a spicey yet fruity twist, our Amarillo Chilli 65% cacao bar is a must-try. The subtle heat and dark fruity flavours of the chilli perfectly complements the rich, criollo cacao, resulting in flavour notes including dark cherry, raspberry and raisin. A flavour experience that’s both unexpected and utterly delightful.

If you’re a fan of dark chocolate, our “Signature Seventy” 70% bar, sweetened with yacon syrup, is a true masterpiece. The deep, complex flavour of the chocolate is perfectly balanced by the natural sweetness of the yacon, resulting in a bar that’s both indulgent and satisfying. And for those who crave a little extra zest, our Euphoric Orange bar, based on our 70% recipe, is sure to please.

For the true chocolate connoisseurs, we offer our Atey Ate% (88%) bar, also sweetened with yacon, and our 100% cacao Pure Peruvian bar. These bars are a testament to the purity and power of chocolate in its most unadulterated form. The intense, almost meditative experience of savouring these bars is one that every chocolate lover should have the opportunity to enjoy, regardless of gluten intolerance.

The Health Benefits of Going Gluten-Free

While the gluten-free lifestyle is a necessity for those with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance, it can also offer a host of health benefits for anyone looking to improve their overall well-being.

Improved Digestion: Saying Goodbye to Bloating and Discomfort

One of the most noticeable benefits of going gluten-free is improved digestion. Many people, even those without diagnosed gluten intolerance, find that eliminating gluten from their diet leads to a reduction in bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort. This is because gluten can be difficult for the body to break down and digest, leading to inflammation in the gut and a host of unpleasant symptoms.When you remove gluten from your diet, you give your digestive system a chance to heal and function at its best. You may find that you have more regular bowel movements, less bloating, and an overall feeling of lightness and comfort in your gut.

Increased Energy Levels: Feeling Vibrant and Alive

Another surprising benefit of going gluten-free is increased energy levels. Many people report feeling sluggish, tired, and even foggy-headed after consuming gluten-containing foods. This is because gluten can trigger an inflammatory response in the body, which can lead to fatigue and other symptoms.When you eliminate gluten from your diet, you may find that you have more energy throughout the day. You may wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead, rather than groggy and in need of a strong cup of coffee. You may also find that you have more stamina for exercise and other physical activities, allowing you to feel more vibrant and alive.

Clearer Skin: Unveiling Your Natural Glow

Gluten intolerance can manifest in many ways, including through the skin. Many people with gluten sensitivity or coeliac disease experience skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. These conditions can be frustrating and difficult to manage, but eliminating gluten from your diet may help to alleviate symptoms and promote clearer, healthier skin. When you go gluten-free, you may notice that your skin becomes smoother, more radiant, and less prone to breakouts. This is because the inflammation caused by gluten can contribute to skin issues, and removing it from your diet allows your skin to heal and glow from within.

Gluten in Chocolate: The Surprising Truth

When you think of chocolate, gluten may not be the first thing that comes to mind. After all, chocolate is made from cacao beans, which are naturally gluten-free. However, the truth is that many chocolate bars on the market today contain hidden sources of gluten, making them off-limits for those with gluten intolerance.

Hidden Sources of Gluten in Chocolate Bars

So, where does gluten hide in chocolate bars? The answer may surprise you. Many chocolate bars contain added ingredients such as wheat flour, barley malt, or even brewer’s yeast, all of which contain gluten. These ingredients are often used as fillers, flavourings, or binding agents, and can be difficult to spot on the label. Another common source of gluten in chocolate is in the form of cross-contamination. This occurs when chocolate is produced in a facility that also processes gluten-containing products, such as baked goods or cereals. Even if the chocolate itself doesn’t contain gluten ingredients, it can still be contaminated by trace amounts of gluten during the manufacturing process.

Cross-Contamination Risks in Chocolate Production

Cross-contamination is a serious concern for those with gluten intolerance, as even small amounts of gluten can trigger symptoms. This is why it’s so important to choose chocolate that is produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility, where the risk of cross-contamination is minimized. At Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we take this risk seriously. That’s why we’ve invested in a dedicated gluten-free facility where all of our chocolate is produced. From the moment the cacao beans arrive at our facility to the final packaging of our bars, we take every precaution to ensure that our chocolate remains completely gluten-free.

Our Dedication to a Gluten-Free Facility

Our dedication to a gluten-free facility means that you can indulge in our chocolate with complete peace of mind. We understand the importance of trust when it comes to gluten-free products, which is why we’re transparent about our manufacturing processes and always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Indulge Guilt-Free with Mr Popple’s Chocolate

At Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we believe that everyone deserves to indulge in the pleasure of high-quality, delicious chocolate, regardless of dietary restrictions. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to create a range of gluten-free chocolate bars that are every bit as delicious as their gluten-containing counterparts.

Our Gluten-Free Promise: Quality You Can Trust

When you choose Mr Popple’s Chocolate, you can trust that you’re getting the highest quality, gluten-free chocolate available. We use only the finest, sustainably sourced cacao beans and natural ingredients to create our bars, and we never compromise on taste or texture. Our gluten-free promise extends beyond just the ingredients we use. We also follow strict protocols in our manufacturing facility to prevent cross-contamination, ensuring that every bar we produce is completely gluten-free.

Ethical Sourcing: Sustainable and Responsible

At Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we believe that the quality of our chocolate is about more than just taste. We also believe in ethical sourcing and sustainable practices that support the communities where our cacao beans are grown. We work with a Peruvian farmers co-operative to ensure that they are paid fairly for their work and that their communities are supported. We also invest in sustainable farming practices that protect the environment and promote biodiversity, ensuring that our chocolate is not only delicious but also responsible.

Flavour Profiles: Something for Every Taste Bud

Of course, all of our commitment to quality and sustainability would be meaningless if our chocolate didn’t taste amazing. That’s why we’ve worked tirelessly to create a range of flavour profiles that will satisfy every taste bud. From rich and creamy dairy free milk chocolate to deep, complex dark chocolate, we have something for everyone. We also offer a range of exciting flavour combinations, such as our zesty Euphoric Orange bar and our spicy Amarillo Chilli bar, that will take your taste buds on a delightful adventure.

Our Gluten-Free Chocolate Bar Range
Creamy Mylk (with vanilla)Vegan Dairy Free Milk Chocolate Bar
Creamy OrangeCreamy Orange Plant based vegan friendly chocolate bar
Minty Mylk75g Dairy Free Minty Mylk Chocolate Bar
Dark MylkDark Mylk Vegan Chocolate bar
Pumpkin SpiceVegan Dairy Free Milk Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Bar
Amarillo Chilli 65% CacaoAmarillo Chilli Chocolate bar
“Signature Seventy” 70% (with yacon)Signature Seventy 70g Bar
Euphoric Orange (based on 70% recipe)Dark Orange Vegan Organic Chocolate Bar
Atey Ate% (88%) (with yacon)88% Strong Organic Vegan Chocolate
100% Cacao Pure PeruvianPure Peruvian Chocolate bar

Gluten-Free Chocolate: A Lifestyle Choice

Embracing a gluten-free lifestyle goes beyond just managing coeliac disease or gluten intolerance. It’s a conscious decision to prioritize your health and well-being, and that includes indulging in life’s little pleasures, like chocolate. Gluten-free chocolate, such as the delectable range offered by Mr Popple’s Chocolate, allows you to savour the rich, velvety goodness without compromising your dietary choices. By opting for gluten-free chocolate, you’re not only satisfying your cravings but also nourishing your body with mindfully crafted treats. It’s about being present in the moment, appreciating the flavours, and sharing the joy with others who follow a similar path. Mr Popple’s Chocolate is more than just a sweet indulgence; it’s a symbol of a lifestyle that embraces wholesome choices, and proves that living gluten-free doesn’t mean sacrificing the simple pleasures that make life so delightful.

Beyond Coeliac Disease: Embracing a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

While going gluten-free is a necessity for those with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance, many people are choosing to embrace a gluten-free lifestyle for other reasons. Some may find that eliminating gluten helps them to feel more energetic, while others may simply enjoy the challenge of exploring new foods and recipes. Whatever your reason for going gluten-free, it’s important to approach it with a positive mindset. Rather than focusing on what you can’t eat, try to focus on all the delicious and nutritious foods that you can enjoy. Embrace the opportunity to try new things and expand your culinary horizons.

Mindful Eating: Savouring Every Bite

One of the benefits of going gluten-free is that it can encourage you to be more mindful about what you eat. When you’re not able to rely on convenience foods or grab-and-go snacks, you’re forced to pay more attention to what you’re putting into your body. Take the time to savour each bite of your food, noticing the flavours, textures, and aromas. Enjoy the experience of eating, rather than rushing through meals or eating on the go. When you slow down and pay attention to what you’re eating, you may find that you naturally make healthier choices and feel more satisfied with your meals. Here are some tips for practicing mindful eating:

  • Sit down at a table to eat, rather than eating on the go or in front of the TV
  • Take a few deep breaths before you start eating to help you relax and focus
  • Put your fork down between bites and chew each mouthful thoroughly
  • Notice the colours, smells, and textures of your food
  • Tune in to your body’s hunger and fullness signals, and stop eating when you feel satisfied

Sharing the Joy: Gluten-Free Treats for Everyone

Going gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the joy of sharing delicious treats with friends and family. In fact, sharing gluten-free goodies can be a great way to spread awareness and understanding about gluten intolerance and the gluten-free lifestyle. At Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we believe that everyone deserves to indulge in the pleasure of high-quality, delicious chocolate, regardless of dietary restrictions. That’s why we’ve created a range of gluten-free chocolate bars that are perfect for sharing with loved ones. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, attending a potluck, or simply want to treat your friends to something special, our gluten-free chocolate bars are sure to impress. With a range of flavours to choose from, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some ideas for sharing the joy of gluten-free treats:

  • Host a gluten-free dessert party and invite friends to bring their favourite gluten-free treats to share
  • Bring a box of Mr Popple’s Chocolate bars to your next office meeting or social gathering
  • Create a gluten-free gift basket for a friend or family member who has recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance
  • Share your favourite gluten-free recipes on social media or with friends and family
  • Organize a gluten-free chocolate tasting event, featuring Mr Popple’s Chocolate bars and other brands, to educate and entertain participants about the world of gluten-free chocolate.
  • Invest in a gluten-free chocolate subscription box, featuring Mr Popple’s Chocolate bars, so that you can regularly share with friends and family who are interested in exploring gluten-free living.

By sharing the joy of gluten-free treats, you can help to create a more inclusive and understanding world for those with gluten intolerance. And who knows – you may even inspire others to try a gluten-free lifestyle for themselves!


Is all chocolate gluten-free?
No, not all chocolate is gluten-free. While pure chocolate itself is naturally gluten-free, many chocolate products contain added ingredients like wheat flour, barley malt, or other gluten-containing components. Always check the label or contact the manufacturer to ensure the chocolate you’re consuming is gluten-free.

Are all of your bars gluten-free?
Yes, all of Mr Popple’s Chocolate bars are gluten free. We believe in inclusivity for everyone, no matter what your dietary choices or allergies are.

How do you ensure your chocolate is truly gluten-free?
At Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we take gluten-free seriously. We have a dedicated gluten-free facility where all of our chocolate is produced, from bean to bar.

Can I trust your gluten-free claims?
Absolutely. We understand the importance of trust when it comes to gluten-free products. That’s why we’re transparent about our manufacturing processes and always happy to answer any questions you may have. Our of our equipment is kept gluten-free, and we take every precaution to prevent cross-contamination.

What is the difference between coeliac disease and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity?
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten consumption, which causes damage to the small intestine. Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a condition where individuals experience similar symptoms to coeliac disease but without the intestinal damage. Both require a gluten-free diet for management.

Are your chocolate bars vegan-friendly?
Yes, all of our chocolate bars are vegan-friendly and dairy-free. We use plant-based ingredients, such as gluten-free rice and oat milks, to create our creamy and delicious chocolate bars. You can enjoy our chocolate without any concerns about animal-derived ingredients.

Can I eat your chocolate if I have a nut allergy?
While our chocolate bars do not contain nuts as an ingredient, they are produced in a facility that handles nuts. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that our products are completely nut-free. If you have a severe nut allergy, we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider before consuming our chocolate.

What are the health benefits of consuming gluten-free chocolate?
Gluten-free chocolate can be a part of a healthy diet for those with gluten intolerance or coeliac disease. Consuming gluten-free chocolate may help alleviate digestive discomfort, increase energy levels, and promote clearer skin. However, it’s important to remember that chocolate should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Do you offer international shipping?
Yes, we offer international shipping to select countries. Please contact our customer service team for more information on shipping options and rates.

How should I store your chocolate bars?
To maintain the quality and flavour of our chocolate bars, we recommend storing them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Ideally, store them at a temperature between 15-20°C (59-68°F) and avoid refrigerating or freezing them, as this can cause condensation and affect the texture.

Can I use your chocolate in baking recipes?
Yes, our chocolate bars can be a great addition to your favourite gluten-free baking recipes. Simply chop or melt the chocolate as needed and incorporate it into your recipe.

Are your chocolate bars organic?
Yes, all of our chocolate bars are certified organic. We believe in using the highest quality, sustainably sourced ingredients in our products, and this includes ensuring that our cocoa beans and other ingredients are organically grown and processed.

How long do your chocolate bars typically last?
Our chocolate bars have a shelf life of approximately 12-24 months when stored properly in a cool, dry place. Each bar is labeled with a best-before date, which indicates the optimal time frame for enjoying the chocolate at its peak freshness and flavour.

Do you offer any sugar-free or low-sugar options?
Yes, we offer several low-sugar and sugar-free options. Our yacon-sweetened bars, such as the “Signature Seventy” and Atey Ate% (88%), are essentially sugar-free, as the sugar in yacon (FOS) is not absorbed into the bloodstream, making it a great option for those watching their sugar intake. Our 100% Cacao Pure Peruvian bar is completely sugar-free, offering a bold and intense chocolate experience. The rest of our bars are refined sugar-free, as they are made with natural coconut sugar.

Can I purchase your chocolate bars in stores, or only online?
We are stocked with select retailers to offer our chocolate bars in stores. If you don’t see our bars in a location near you, please let us know, as we are always looking to expand our retail partnerships.

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?
Yes, we occasionally offer discounts and promotions to our customers. The best way to stay informed about these offers is to sign up for our newsletter on our website. You’ll be the first to know about any upcoming sales, promotions, or new product launches.


[1] Coeliac disease – NHS
[2] What is Celiac Disease? – The Celiac Disease Foundation
[3] Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity – Beyond Celiac