Ahoy! How are you beautiful people? I am bloody exquisite, which is surprising because I thought I’d be a jibbering wreck by now. The reason being I had the last ever Coconut Om Bar to be found in Iceland last night. My local health food shop is now officially out of stock of my favourite ever EVER raw chocolate bar! Woe IS me! Dis-as-te-r!
I’m coping rather well I think all things considered. Pretty much because there is still raw chocolate to be had in this beautiful city so all is not lost. Which brings me to this little beut of a bar which I’m reviewing for your pleasure. Ok so it’s definitely NOTHING to do with your pleasure at all and all to do with mine…I can pretend though right? Blame my parents, I’m your typical selfish only child 🙂
I was a little bit put off with the name of this range: Righteously Raw. Sounds a bit like Self Righteously Raw doesn’t it? I’m not however going to let the name of all things put me off eating some raw chocolate, particularly in the midst of what can only be described as an Om Bar crisis! That would be laughable.
They have a whole range of these bars at the local health food shop (where range = 3 varieties, Acai, Caramel and something else I’ve forgotten..GOJI)! Yes. I opted for the Acai because it had coconut sugar and less fruity stuff in it, despite all of Iceland’s best attempts to throw me in to a full scale sugar addiction I am still attempting to cut back!
Anyway, yes, the bar. The beautiful thing about this bar is that it’s actually a truffle centre coated in chocolate. Sort of reminded me of tectonic plates, might be because I’m here in Iceland but I hope you can see from the pics that it’s sandwiched in the middle? This means it’s a tad more exciting than your usual run of the mill raw chocolate bar. The whole range has this truffley centre which is a nice wee touch I thought.
The bar itself is really, REALLY rich and decadent, like a truffle really. Just a little bit is enough to carry you away on a cloud of cacao (to cloud cacaoland). It really is the deepest darkest raw chocolate bar I’ve ever tasted that still manages to somehow taste sweet and subtle. The chocolate coating the truffle is nice enough but by itself I think it would really struggle. In the only way raw chocolate could struggle? You’d think I’ve had coffee before writing this post but I can assure you I haven’t! Combined with the truffle centre however, the chocolate creates something really quite sumptuous and unique to the raw chocolate bar market.
It truly is more of a gourmet raw chocolate experience which is echoed in the price at a whopping 960ISK for 66g (£5.13). But definitely worth it and as it’s a bigger bar it’s more guaranteed to satisfy.
Here are the other bars.
The Caramel Bar is AMAZING. It actually tastes like Caramel thanks to the Lucuma and dates used.
The Goji variety is very good (not my favourite) and not very Goji-like which for those of you who don’t like Goji’s particular taste might be great.
I can’t seem to find an online retailer in the UK so you might have to order from the US or give me the nod and I’ll send you a bar from sunny ICELAND!
Learn more about the range here at the Righteously Raw Chocolate website.
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/