Fancy/raw/sugar-free/vegan etc etc chocolate is so hot right now. So on behalf of you, yes you; dear follower, I have taken the plunge, for the cause of the blog and bitten into some (actually quite a lot) of
PANA CHOCOLATE: CINNAMON 60% CACAO
Have you ever tried Big Red chewing gum? Well, this chocolate, which is more a fudge than it is chocolate has a very similar cinnamon flavour. If you don’t like cinnamon, you’ll hate it (just call me captain obvious) but if you do like cinnamon then you’ll lurveee it. On first bite, my initial thought was “chai latte!” on second, “where did all the chocolate go?” – it’s that good. Plus, it’s raw, organic, handmade, low GI, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free so basically, its a vegetable.
LOVINGEARTH: MINT & A.F.A
Before you go thinking I tried all this chocolate on my own, don’t. My friend Julia also bit the bullet for you. Her initial comment on lovingearth: “I feel like I’ve been stung by peppermint”. The package claims AFA (no idea what that stands for) is the ultimate green superfood but I think it’s super gross. The chocolate comes in the shape of a heart though, so that’s a bit cute.
LA PETITE CHOCOLAT: ORANGE AND TOASTED SESAME SEEDS 58% CACAO
Orange, sesame seed and cacao is a genius combo. This chocolate comes in the sweetest little wrapper sporting a dainty sellotape with polka dots! Can you see it from the photo? It’s delicious, smooth, warm, and bittersweet all at the same time. Its cacao is from the Dominic Republic and the chocolate itself is made in France which makes perfect sense as it feels like an exotic voyage in your mouth. This one was by far our favourite. YUM.
FAIR TRADE: SWEET ALMOND 70% COCOA
With this block of chocolate you can eat your emotions and make the world a better place all at the same time. Unfortunately though, that’s pretty much where it stops. You get a hint of almond then you’re done. I recommend you eat a handful of raw almonds instead. Not only will it taste better it’ll be better for you too.
RAPUNZEL: 70% KAKAO
There’s not much I can say about this one. It was completely flavourless. It tasted like butter without the butter flavour. Don’t waste your money or your tastebuds.
WONDER CHOCOLATE: 61% CACAO
This chocolate looks like tree bark, feels like tree bark, smells like tree bark, tastes like tree bark and guess what? Has a tree bark after-taste too! Save yourself $5 and eat your garden instead. The package claims its sweetened (I use that term lightly) with coconut palm nectar, but it tastes like soil coated raisins. It’s horrible. I have a whole bar left if anyone’s interested but don’t say I didn’t warn you!