I had a great idea last night! I decided I am going to review lots of raw chocolate bars on my blog!
1) cos i love raw chocolate
2) cos i love raw chocolate A LOT!
and 3) cos i thought it’d be good fun and i’m a fun-loving gal!
Seriously though (not that I don’t mean all of the above), there are more and more raw chocolate bars being produced and it’s good to know the great from the not so good, particularly when you take into consideration the price. Of course raw chocolate bars are going to be more expensive than ‘conventional’ chocolate bars due to the fact that they are filled with nutritious superfood ingredients (instead of crap they fill ‘normal’ chocolate bars with) but I do think that price puts some people off that would otherwise like to access the health benefits of eating raw chocolate & superfood bars. So it’d be good to know, if you are going to spend a bit more money, which bars to go for!
A lot of people should be feeling very sorry for me right about now. Reviewing raw chocolate bars is a tough job! Seriously! Mainly because you have to actually do something other than just lie on your sofa with raw choc wrappers strewn all over the place and melted raw choc on your brand new top and a huge big smile on your face as you float away on the number 9 to cloud land! NO NO NO! It’s so much more than that. I need to properly taste every morsel and have a right good think about how I’m enjoying it specifically! 🙂 I can’t just willy-nilly say “yes, this is amazing”. So you see, I’ve set myself up with a very important job – argh somebody’s got to do it!
Anyway I figured I’d start off with Kate Magic’s new Truth bar seeing as it came in my recent order. I wanted to try this one because I really love the Lucky Me bar and wondered if this would topple it from it’s ‘Emma’s favourite raw choc bar’ position.
Truth is Kate’s 7th chocolate bar to be released, following on from Whoosh, Hi-crunch, Be the Change, Hi-Buzz, Hi-Lovers & LuckyMe. On her site Kate says Truth ‘contains no cacao nibs or powder, so if you’re looking for a less stimulating bar, without the cacao buzz, this is the bar you’ve been waiting for’.
It contains cacao butter, lucuma, mesquite, agave, mucuna and aulterra. I hadn’t heard of Mucuna before but having checked it out apparently it’s a source of naturally occurring 5Htp, DMT, and boosts dopamine in the brain!
So, what’s the truth about Truth?
Wellllll. Let me begin by saying I very much love this bar! It really is a much more chilled kind of chocolate bar and it literally does melt in your mouth with a very creamy quality. I’m usually wary of chocolate bars with mesquite in them because I find mesquite can be quite an overpowering taste and can somewhat detract from the rest of the flavours but this isn’t the case with Truth. It’s a really subtle flavour reminiscent of the fudge of a Cadbury’s Fudge bar but not as sickly sweet.
As it is more of a fudgey kind of bar if you’re after a cacao buzz then this isn’t the bar for you. I do like my chocolate bars to have a bit of a kick in them which is why I usually opt for something with cacao powder for an extra buzz but in saying that I’ve already had my quota of raw chocolate today so this is actually really nice for me to have as an after tea-time treat that I don’t have to worry about over-buzzing myself and dancing round the kitchen till 3am 🙂
Because it hasn’t any cacoa powder or nibs I think this bar is perfect for you if you are after a subtle cacao hit rather than a smack in the face with a shovel hit that you can get from other raw choc bars!
I’m quite pleased actually because for an awful moment I thought it might knock Lucky Me off the number 1 position but actually it’s up there with it but for a different reason. To me Lucky Me and Truth are like yin and yang, equal but opposite and very complimentary.
I gave a bit to Rod and he said “nice but it’s not like chocolate cos it’s a bit chewier” – there you go prize winning review from my husband, he has such a way with words!
I love that it says ‘the truth will set you free’ and I believe it will 🙂
You can buy Truth at Kate’s website www.rawliving.eu it’s on offer all May reduced to £2.50
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/