There is a new Raw Chocolate company on the block: Decadently Pure Raw Chocolate, and it’s really making waves on the Raw Food scene in Scotland.
Based in West Lothian, Decadently Pure was created by Ros Milligan from Bathgate. Ros is the mum of 2 children, and also happens to have a PhD in Veterinary Pathology – a woman of many talents!
A stickler for perfection, Ros holds extremely high standards for her chocolate. Only the purest of natural ingredients are used, including smooth stone ground organic cacao nibs, organic cacao butter, organic coconut sugar, organic orange zest, Himalayan pink salt, organic pecans, freeze dried fruit, organic maple syrup, and xylitol. Plus, the addition of organic medicine flower extracts makes these bars pretty special.
Decadently Pure Raw Chocolate currently comes in 4 different flavours: Dark Vanilla, Orange Zinger, Berry Dark, and Salted Caramel Pecan. Bespoke creations are also available for special occasions such as weddings or birthdays.
Ros very kindly sent me some samples to try out. When I received the chocolate the first thing I noticed was its perfect consistency: it was smooth and solid from the word go, even before I got a chance to chill it.
Salted Caramel Pecan:
This was the one I went for straight away, as I love pecans and I’m a sucker for salted chocolate. It didn’t disappoint.
The contrasting flavours of the caramel and the pecan combined with the hint of saltiness created a tantalising taste sensation.
Let’s just say I kept this bar all to myself 😉
This bar had a real solid texture and creamy taste that just melts in your mouth. Flavoured with gorgeous organic vanilla medicine flower extract, this one’s for you if you’re a fan of pure dark chocolate.
No nonsense, no gimmicks, just straight-up chocolate perfection!
Even though I’m not usually a big fan of orange flavoured chocolate, I really loved this one – in fact I’d go as far as to say that it was my favourite out of all the flavours.
It had a smooth taste with just the right amount of orangeyness – not too subtle, and not too tangy, with a lovely aftertaste that just leaves you wanting more.
The berries were just crammed into this bar. Crunchy and tasty, this delicious chocolate was just bursting with zingy cherry and raspberry flavours that kept popping up when you least expected it.
A truly unique flavour sensation.
All in all, I absolutely love Decadently Pure raw chocolate. You can just taste the quality, professionalism, and perfectionism that has gone into making these delicious bars.
Decadently Pure Raw Chocolate is available from www.decadentlypure.co.uk
You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/decadentlypure
All bars are 50g and £3.50 each or 3 for £10.
Lisa Murphy has followed a rawfood diet since 2003. She is also a counsellor, hypnotherapist and coach who specialises in healthy eating, weight loss and anxiety. For more details of Lisa's therapies and courses please visit www.CherryTherapies.com