My lovely sister-in-law sent me three bars of Sweet Revolution Raw Chocolate because, well, she’s a really nice person (thanks Eilidh). There is nothing more exciting when you’re away from home to receive a package and have that package contain raw chocolate. There just isn’t.
Relatively new to the raw chocolate market Sweet Revolution is the birth child of Jane Nicholls, who’s put together a range of raw chocolate bars and florentines including plain, orange, peppermint, ginger and lemon.
At £1.75 a bar for 30g they represent value for money. It seems to me that the newer raw chocolate bars on the market are starting to come down in price. This is of course can only be a good thing, helping to bring healthier raw chocolate to the masses at an affordable price. Provided the quality doesn’t decrease too that is…
I tested the plain, peppermint and the orange flavours. I’d like to add that I did this whilst on the road in Iceland so I’m sure I’m the first person EVER to have taken raw chocolate to some of the furthest reaches of Iceland 🙂
The flavour in the peppermint and orange bars was nice and zingy, not too overpowering and not leaving you searching for the actual flavour. Plain on the other hand was a bit, er plain.
The chocolate seems to be tempered, it has a lovely sheen and a nice snap and bite to it. I like a good snap to my chocolate bars.
The price is very good. One of the cheapest on the market as far as I know.
The packaging is lovely. It’s wrapped in a sort of crepe paper, which makes it feel like a little present 🙂
The variety of flavours is good. Jane is currently testing out other flavours for the line.
The not as Good
Agave. AH-GAVE. You all know I have this bug bear about agave. It doesn’t need to be used as a sweetner and it’s not a healthy product in my opinion.
Just before you swallow the chocolate there’s a bit of an anti-climax. What do I mean? Well, the flavour is good and strong as you first bite in and let the chocolate melt in your mouth. But in the final stages it just seems to leave you a bit high and dry, as if the flavour kind of disappears and I don’t experience it melting as well together.
I’d like to see actual bits in my bar. Perhaps new bars will include things like gojis, coconuts, seeds etc. Just my personal suggestion…
I think these bars are definitely worth a try but I would recommend the flavours over the plain.
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/