A few months have passed now since I received a lovely selection of chocolate to review from Conscious.
I received a bar of the Mint Hint, Goji and Coconut and Essential Orange. I do love experimenting with raw foods so I was excited to see how this particular brand of raw chocolate compared to other brands that I have tried in the past.
A lot of you may be asking- what is raw chocolate?
It is basically chocolate that is made from organic cacao beans that have been fermented at low temperatures. The cacao beans used in raw chocolate are never roasted so they are always in their most natural form. This means that raw chocolate is always bursting with the amazing health benefits of raw cacao such as antioxidants, vitamins and magnesium. So nit only do you get the true taste of the cacao bean but also all of the nutritional advantages too!
Conscious raw chocolate is handmade, free from pesticides, soya and gluten. It is also sweetened with agave nectar, which means that it is also free from refined sugar too. The fact that it is sweetened with agave gives this chocolate a low glycaemic index number and it is also great for diabetics.
I absolutely loved these chocolates. With a lot of other raw chocolate brands that I have tried they seem to have a gritty and rough texture to them, but not these! Conscious have achieved raw chocolates with a soft and melty truffle like texture, which is really lovely. I’m a big fan of anything that is chocolate orange flavoured so the Essentially orange was my favourite out of the little selection I received, but there are so many other flavours in the range to choose from that there is something for everybody.
The only downside to these chocolates I would say is that they are a little pricey and that they are not as readily available like some other raw chocolate brands. You can pick up Conscious raw chocolate bars for around £3.00 from their website and on Goodness Direct.
Are you interested in raw foods at all?
Have you tried raw chocolate before? What did you think?