I’ve been reviewing a lot of chocolate recently. A LOT! Not that I’m complaining at all, in fact, it’s probably the best job in the multiverse!
Today it’s the turn of the raw vegan chocolate Ombar. Natural Balance on Great Western Road has recently started selling a few bars from their range and following recommendations from my gorgeous pal Declan and uber guru Paddy, I decided to give the Coconut Probiotic a try. You already know how nuts I am about probiotics so I figure having this in your chocolate bar is pretty much the best win-win combination you can get other than a glass and a half of green juice in every bar 😉
The great thing about this bar is that not only has it got uber healthy probiotics, it’s also made using coconut sugar so it’s a nice low glycemic bar. It also comes in a bit cheaper than other bars at a lovely £2.10 for 38g.
So what’s it like? Well, a lot of people that try raw chocolate the first time say how bitter it tastes in comparison to run of the mill chocolate bars and I’d have to concur that raw chocolate is certainly a richer, darker more bitter taste if you’re used to conventional chocolate. This is the first raw chocolate bar I’ve tried however that is so super MILKY it’s unbelievable. It’s very light and creamy tasting, largely due to the coconut cream which they use to make the bar.
Ingredients (all organic): cocoa mass, coconut sugar, coconut cream, cocoa butter, ground vanilla pods, lactobacillus rhamnosus.
This is the closest to milk chocolate I’ve tasted in all my years tasting raw chocolate so I’d totally recommend it to those that prefer a milkier, smoother, sweeter taste. It’s ideal for those that are looking for a healthy alternative to sugary, not so healthy chocolate bars but don’t so much like the raw choc taste.
If you’re going to try this out, I thoroughly recommend leaving it to melt in your mouth (the truest way to devour chocolate) and enjoy the silky, milky, velvety, satin rich texture.
I truly LOVE this bar. Get yours at Natural Balance (quick before I buy them all) or a host of online retailers.
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/