Saturday, 31 May 2014

Golden Apple's Raw Chocolate Bars GF


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!




Guarana and coffee, what a combination! Guarana is believed to increase energy levels and is added to energy drinks. Its presence in this bar is most likely the reason why it is labelled "not for children under 12 years" since guarana has some of the highest concentrations of caffeine in any plant. Covered in a layer of the silky smooth raw chocolate, this bar has a rather chewy texture and a very strong coffee taste. Though definitely not suitable for people avoiding caffeine, I'm sure these bars will be a huge hit with those of you who love your coffee!



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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8 comments:

  1. I take it not available in the US? I would love to get these for a friend as a gift (and some for me to try as well.......).

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    1. I'm sorry they're not but they would make a great gift, I totally agree!

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  2. I, too, would love to try these but I am in the US. Any idea if they will come our way? Thanks for the great review.

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    1. Thank you Sharon, they tasted lovely! I can't really help regarding when they will be available in the United States. Perhaps you could contact them via their website? The company is such a friendly organisation they would be sure to get back to you.

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  3. Great review Vicky and what stunning pics! These bars sound utterly gorgeous! What beautiful packaging too ♥ I'm a huge fan of raw chocolate, so I'll definitely be keeping a look out for these bars. Can't wait to try them! x

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    1. Thank you Sharon! They taste lovely and the flavours are so unusual! I'm so happy you like the packaging, a little different to the usual shiny wraps we get over here.

      I know you'll enjoy them xo

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  4. The name, ‘Golden Apple’ sounds lovely - I like the fact that they wrapped them in ‘gold’, they certainly look like gold monies, hehe! I would definitely try the Apple Cinnamon flavor - it truly looks and sounds like ‘pure bliss!’ I think my partner would love the Coffee Guarana, he drinks double espresso everyday and loads of caffeine, too, but still he sleeps so well. I don’t think that would be suitable for me since I tend to stay up all night after eating a small dose of caffeine! Thank you, Vicky for sharing this thorough review, I’m enjoying all of these new UK products!

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    1. They are awesome little gold bars! It's funny how caffeine affects people differently. I only drink decaff but my husband drinks the real deal and he can fall asleep anytime too!

      Thank you for looking at the review Rika, the chocolate really is as good as it looks!

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