Ooh! A new raw chocolate bar to the UK! I was delighted to be given a couple of bars of this to sample from The Oracle – the man at my favourite health food shop in Glasgow, Natural Balance. This guy really knows his stuff, and he knows good chocolate. So when he tasted this at a health food fair last week he snapped it right up.
Lovechock is a really high quality bar. It’s tempered, so you get that lovely snap from it, but unlike some of the other hard raw chocolate bars you get, this one actually tastes of chocolate. The texture is smooth and it melts nicely in your mouth, with plenty of rich darkness, but no trace of bitterness at all – the flavours are superbly blended. It’s organic, and doesn’t contain agave, which seems to have fallen out of favour, but has coconut sugar instead.
The packaging is eco friendly, and there’s a cute little fortune cookie message inside.
All in all, I’d say it’s divine.
Today I tried the Goji/Orange. The surprise to this one is that it has buckwheat in it – which gives it a lovely crunch, with bursts of intense orange – I think the way they’ve got the orange in is by flavouring the buckwheat with orange oil. Works for me!
I also tried the Almond/Fig variety. I can’t even describe how good this tasted! Wow – it’s amazingly rich and delicious.
It will be pricey – most of the raw chocolate bars are and The Oracle told me it will retail at around £2.95. Normally I don’t usually buy raw chocolate bars much – partly because they are so expensive, but also because I can make my own so feel that I really should do that. But I think I will be shelling out for this one – for a treat now and then it is totally worth it. Particularly the fig one. I never know what to do with a fig really, so it’s a good excuse to buy something that I would never try to recreate at home.
Try it! You will thank yourself for ever more.