I’m off to pick my sister up from school and it’s raining, not sure when I’ll be home so I’m going to post today’s review now. This one is going to be about a bunch of chocolate that I’ve been eating lately.
The first product is from the Raw Chocolate Co and it’s the regular vanoffe bar. I really want to try the white version but I stumbled across this in my local health food store and decided to buy it. The taste is interesting, it’s not very chocolatey but it melts well and has a sweet taste with deeper notes of vanilla. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to trying the white version soon. I paid 99p for the 22g which was a fair enough price in my opinion.
Ingredients: Virgin cacao butter, lucuma, coconut palm sugar, and vanilla.
The second product is also from my local health food store, it’s the Vivani mandel orange (orange almond) bar. The packaging is pretty and the thin bar has 6 segments. When you open the packet the orange scent hits you and you just know that it’s going to be good. It’s not as soft or melting as the vanoffe bar, but this bar is AMAZING. Seriously, it’s my new favourite vegan chocolate. The almonds are perfect and add texture to the bar, the rice chocolate is creamy and gorgeous and the orange is the star of the show. I need to buy more of these bars! I paid £1.05 for the 35g bar and would happily pay more than that.
Ingredients: Raw cane sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, rice drink powder (14%), almonds, chopped (4 %), granulated orange (3%), hazelnut paste, orange essential oil, and bourbon vanilla extract.
The third product is again from my local health food store and it’s the Coco Caravan minty caramel bar. I’ve tried Coco Caravan before (review here) and thought that the mint and caramel combination would be something that I’ve never tried before, I was curious. The chocolate is soft but slightly bitter, I preferred the rice chocolate. The caramel inside the bar is very minty but not overpowering, and it still holds the sweet caramel taste. It was absolutely gorgeous and I would probably buy this again. I can’t actually remember the price I paid for this 45g bar and I didn’t write it down, sorry! I do think that it was the most expensive of the three.
Ingredients: 72% Cacao mass, raw cacao butter, coconut blossom nectar, raw cacao powder, raw ground vanilla pod and organic peppermint oil. Caramel (coconut nectar sugar, cashew nut paste, virgin coconut oil and coconut cream).
I also heard on Twitter that the pound shop had chocolate cremes that are suitable for vegans so I made a trip and picked up three boxes.
The mint cremes have a strong taste of mint but it’s not unpleasant, they kind of taste like After Eights, the plain chocolate is quite nice and works well with the mint flavour.
Ingredients: Fondant (64%, sugar, glucose syrup, water, peppermint oil, invertase), plain chocolate (36%, cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier; soya lecithin).
The orange cremes are again quite strong in flavour but the orange tastes a little artificial, they aren’t quite a Terry’s chocolate orange but they are creamy and delicious.
Ingredients: Fondant (64%, sugar, glucose syrup, water, orange oil, colour; paprika, invertase), plain chocolate (36%, cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier; soya lecithin).
The strawberry cremes remind me of the strawberry chocolates from Quality Street so they instantly reminded me of Christmas, they were the sweetest of the three. They were sweet to the point where it kind of hurt my mouth but I didn’t mind because I really enjoyed them.
Ingredients: Fondant (64%, sugar, glucose syrup, water, strawberry flavour, colour; beetroot extract, invertase), plain chocolate (36%, cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier; soya lecithin).
Hope you have a great day