I am an unabashed chocoholic. I've always been particularly fond of dark chocolate, but really any chocolate is better than no chocolate.
Imagine my dismay when I discovered just how many common chocolates contain milk. Even the dark chocolates. As if giving up cheese isn't hard enough, I was afraid I'd have to give up chocolate, too! Eventually, I found some 70% and darker chocolate bars that were dairy-free (Green and Black, Chocolove and Endangered Species make some very nice ones), but every now and then I have a craving for a slightly lighter chocolate - something not quite so intense. I've also really missed rice-crunchy chocolates, since Hershey's Crackle isn't gluten-free.
Then, in my local grocery store's organic section, I stumbled on Dark Chocolate Dream's Rice Crunch chocolate. Granted, at around $3/ 3-oz. bar this chocolate is pretty expensive - but in my humble opinion, it is totally worth it. This is the kind of chocolate you savor, eating it one little square at a time. Despite being certified gluten-and-dairy-free, it is incredibly creamy and yet crispy at the same time. It's much lighter than the dark chocolates I'm accustomed to, but in no way waxy like some milk-chocolates can be.
To save on costs I buy these bars in bulk and save them for special occasions when I'm really craving a treat. Not a fan of crispy chocolate? No problem! Dark Chocolate Dream (made by the same company that brought you Rice Dream and Soy Dream) comes in several other varieties as well (including Almond and Raspberry).
So what are you waiting for? Give it a try - you won't be sorry!