Healthy raw chocolate and fruit snacks
I placed a rather large order with The Raw Chocolate Company recently on their website. Maybe it’s because I’m now 37 weeks (and 6 days) pregnant, but I can’t stop eating! I have been munching anything and everything for around one week now, but nothing seems to fill me up. I remember feeling like this towards the end of my pregnancy with my daughter, Bella, too. It must be my body getting ready and loading up on energy for the big day!
To make sure I don’t overload on really bad sweet treats, I decided to see what The Raw Chocolate Company had to offer. I already use their raw cacao powder to make super delicious (and nutritious) chocolate milkshakes or chocolate porridge, so popped to their website to see if they sold anything else I’d fancy.
Oh my. Yes they do! Along with these two great snacks I purchased raw goji berries, coconut palm sugar, a couple of bars of dark choccie and more cacao powder of course.
Mmm Mmm Mmm. These are delicious. Raisins and goji berries covered in tasty nutritious chocolatey raw cacao.
These cacao covered raisins and goji berries are great for getting your chocolate fix without any nasties. They contain the berries or raisins coated in a mixture of raw cacao mass, coconut palm sugar, virgin cacao butter and cacao powder.
Coconut palm sugar includes these benefits over other refined sugar:
- Most sustainable sugar on the planet
- Half the GI of cane sugar
- Contains minerals, B vitamins & amino acids
- Unrefined with a fab caramel taste
Cacao is better than cocoa for reasons such as:
- It is unprocessed & not ‘Dutched’ (washed in potassium carbonate, which cocoa can be to remove the bitter flavour)
- One of the best sources of antioxidants available
- Mood booster
- Rich in many, many vitamins & minerals
The goji berries are definitely my favourite! I love the tough chewy texture of these berries anyway, so the chocolate taste is a total bonus. The raisins are also great with their softer chewy texture and a much healthier alternative to standard chocolate covered raisins. The taste is so rich with the cacao I find I need to eat less to be satisfied than I would with milk chocolate coated raisins & fruits. I’ve mixed mine up in a big jar and grab a handful every now and then if I feel like I am craving a naughty chocolate or sweet snack!