When Golden Apple asked if I would like to review their new organic raw filled chocolate bars, how could I refuse! This last bank holiday weekend my family and I really enjoyed taste testing this fabulous chocolate and we were quite taken aback by how incredibly delicious the bars are.
I've known for some time that Golden Apple were creating this new product line and all I can say is they must have had great fun developing the chocolate because we had a massive amount of fun eating it!
The 35 gram chocolate bars are wrapped in gold foil and packaged in slim, pretty boxes displaying the company's logo.
The ingredients are printed clearly on the reverse of the package along with the nutritional values of each bar as well as the Euro Leaf and other symbols which state the bars are Vegan Society approved and certified by Ecocert, one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world. There are four delicious flavours to choose from, Apple and Cinnamon, Coconut, Coffee Guarana and Aronia - rather unusual fillings, I couldn't wait to try them!
The Apple Cinnamon flavour was my favourite bar and I've kept one back to eat later by me and me alone - this one is not for sharing! The tanginess of the apple combined with a subtle cinnamon flavour is delicious and combined with the smooth, perfectly sweet and delicate raw chocolate coating, it is pure bliss! Incan (or Inca) berries also appear on the ingredients list. Renowned for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, these little berries are considered to be a superfood and are also reported (whether this is true or not, I don't know) to be a source of Vitamin B12.
We all adored the coconut filled bar. This is a coconut lover's taste of paradise. The texture of the bar is perfect. In my opinion it's just sweet enough and the addition of almonds gives its nutritional value a little boost!
The final bar is unusually filled with aronia or chokeberries. Native to North America, the aronia shrub bears fruit which resemble dark, purple-coloured cranberries. This fruit is believed to have the highest concentration of antioxidants present in any fruit. I've never tried aronia berries before but they certainly taste delicious in their chocolate coating!
I was very impressed with the raw chocolate, definitely the best I've tasted and the fillings are unique AND very delicious.
Golden Apple also make a range of raw biscuits and crackers as well as organic raw wild garlic pesto. I reviewed the full range of their products last year so if you would like to know more about their other raw foods, just click HERE.
Thank you so much to the lovely people at Golden Apple for giving me the opportunity to review your awesome chocolate! I'm not sure when you will be able to buy them in the UK, but it might be a good idea to keep checking their suppliers and their facebook page for updates!
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