Buddha Collection - Vegan

French Broad Chocolates ships its chocolates nationwide on Goldbelly! This collection of vegan confections was created in honor of Jael and Dan Rattigan’s son, who they affectionately called Buddha for his first year of life. He had so many food sensitivities in his early years: soy, sesame, and dairy, to name a few. Hence, the ingredients in these chocolates are all free of soy, gluten, nuts, and dairy (please note: they are created in a facility that handles all of the above). The creative flavor pairings in this assortment are beloved by vegans and omnivores alike. Enjoy in good health!

After learning the fine art of chocolate-making in Costa Rica, Jael and Dan Rattigan set up shop in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2008. The couple hand-craft artisanal chocolate truffles, salted caramels, and from-scratch pastries and cakes, all featuring superb local and organic ingredients at their popular chocolate factory and tasting room. French Broad has been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, Martha Stewart, and Southern Living Magazine.

All of the confections are handmade with chocolate produced in French Broad Chocolates’ bean-to-bar factory in Asheville, North Carolina.

More Details

This package includes your choice between a 12 or 24 pc Buddha Collection

  • Each confection measures approximately 1"
  • Arrives in a beautiful branded box, perfect for a gift

Flavors Include

  • Buddha – the original vegan truffle made with bittersweet chocolate and coconut cream
  • Peppermint – dark chocolate and coconut oil bonbon infused with organic peppermint oil and enrobed in dark chocolate
  • Strawberry Balsamic – purée of local strawberries and organic balsamic vinegar in a dark chocolate and coconut cream ganache. Sprinkled with cacao nibs.
  • Grapefruit + Olive Oil + Fennel – fennel-infused Greek olive oil and essential oil of grapefruit in dark chocolate, topped with candied grapefruit
  • Almond Praline – a layer of creamy, housemade almond paste, topped with crunchy almond praline and enrobed in dark chocolate
  • Chocolate Caramel – a rich, creamy chocolate caramel made with coconut milk, in a dark chocolate shell


Buddha Truffle – Ingredients: Coconut Milk*, 68% Nicaragua Chocolate (cacao, sugar*), 100% Chocolate (cacao), Agave Syrup*, Unrefined Coconut Oil* Coated in Dark Couverture (cacao, sugar*, cacao butter*) & dusted with Cocoa Powder

Peppermint Truffle – Ingredients: Refined Coconut Oil, 65% Amazonas Chocolate (cacao*, sugar*), Mint Oil

Strawberry Balsamic Truffle – Ingredients: 65% Amazonas Chocolate (cacao*, sugar*), Coconut Cream*, Refined Coconut Oil*, Strawberry puree (strawberries, sugar*, lemon juice*), Balsamic Vinegar*. Coated in Dark Couverture (cacao, sugar*, cacao butter*) & garnished in Nicaragua Nibs

Grapefruit, Olive Oil, Fennel Truffle – Ingredients: Grapefruit Oil, Fennel, Olive Oil, 68% Nicaragua (cacao*, sugar*), Salt

Almond Praline – Ingredients: Almonds, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dark Couverture (cacao, sugar*, cacao butter*)

Chocolate Caramel – Ingredients: Sugar*, Coconut Milk*, Dark Couverture (cacao, sugar*, cacao butter*), 100% Chocolate (cacao), Refined Coconut Oil*, Glucose (Sugar*, Water, Citric Acid*), Celtic Sea Salt, Vanilla Beans*. Molded Dark Couverture (cacao, sugar*, cacao butter*).

Certified Organic

Allergens: Made in a facility that handles tree nuts, wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts, and soy

Instructions / Storage

Free of preservatives and stabilizers, French Broad chocolates are best enjoyed soon after receiving them. Store in a cool, dry environment (optimally 50-70°F and less than 60% humidity). If you must refrigerate them, we urge you to allow the chocolates to return to cool room temperature before eating; the difference in texture and flavor complexity is well worth the wait.

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Shipping Details

  • French Broad Chocolates ship Monday-Thursday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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Delivered on time, delicious products, nice presentation.
Jane L. - Pontiac, MI