There’s a certain amount of pressure that accompanies a raw chocolate review. Ok, that’s a lie, it’s probably the best job in the world! Not that it is my job…cor, I wish! But I think it’s part of my remit as Raw Food Blogger and Reviewer Extraordinaire (oh, I like that little title right there) to give you the low down on raw food products hitting the market so that you know what’s worth your pennies!
Unlike the last raw choc review I did for Righteously Raw, I do know that this bar I’m about to review is available in the UK (Roots and Fruits in Glasgow sells it for sure). I know this because I’ve always seen it but for some reason I’ve waited until I came to Iceland to try it out. As you do.
Truth be told I got two bars for free from the man at the local health food shop. That’s the third and fourth free raw chocolate bars he’s given me. Perhaps he’s in love with me? Who knows? I shan’t complain.
Moving on. Today’s review is of the Mulu Raw Chocolate bar. This range is by no means new to the market and comes in three different varieties, Dark, Silk and Dark with cacao nibs.
Cos I’m a proper reviewer I should tell you that the ingredients are all ethically sourced and the packaging is environmentally friendly. I’ll wager it’s the chocolate you’re really interested in though right?
I got the Dark variety, a whopping 74gram’s worth!
What I like about this bar:
It’s 74 grams god damn it!
It’s chunky, BIG and chunky. I like chunk and something to bite in to. It’s like a chocolate bar on steroids!
It is silky in texture.
It has a nice consistency, doesn’t melt easily but won’t break your teeth.
Price-wise it’s good value for money, you can get it online for £2.79. For a bar that size it’s awesome value. You’ll maybe pay £3.50 in the shops but that’s still good value compared to other bars.
What I’m not so shit hot on:
The taste. It’s a bit bland tasting to me. There is something missing here but I can’t put my finger on it. Perhaps if they expanded the range to include other ingredients…On it’s own it just doesn’t cut it chocolate-wise.
It has agave in it. All raw choc manufacturers need to get with the programme and use something like yacon, coconut sugar or nectar or xylitol or something. Agave? Sucks ass. Period.
For more info and to check out the range visit the Mulu website here
Overall I’d give this bar 2.5 out of 5
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/