I’m becoming convinced I have a built in radar for quality raw chocolate because I’ve stumbled on some brilliant brands recently.
My first day back at work post-break included six hours of driving after the motorway was closed, entering the wrong code for the car park and my case being cancelled.
But I don’t regret a second of it because it led me to doing a little trip around Salisbury for a pick-me-up and discovering something rather special.
I’ll admit it – I rushed the bar to the check-out mainly because of the awesome name and fun packaging but was even more impressed when I took a bite, then saw the ingredients.
Within minutes, I’d emailed the company asking if they’d be willing to offer a giveaway of their delicious goodness to a Flake and Cake reader – and they immediately agreed!
Rawr very generously sent me a selection of all their bars to try too, which was an added bonus ;)
The chocolate, which is dairy-free and organic, was dreamt up in a kitchen in Cambridge and quickly became popular at markets and events in the area.
As word of Rawr spread, their collection of flavours developed and you can now pick up varieties including passion, a goji berry and vanilla bar.
Rawr bars are now being introduced to health food shops around the country and in Europe.
You can also pick them up in the Rawr online shop, which has gorgeous ribbon-wrapped collections – perfect gifts for raw chocolate lovers at Christmas and beyond!
Something I really love about the chocolate is its fantastic ingredients:
Organic Criollo cacao – ethically sourced in Peru, used in cacao butter, cacao powder and cacao paste.
Organic Carob – a sweet raw carob milled from the pods of Spanish carob trees.
Organic Coconut Palm Sugar – used to sweeten the bars, coconut palm sugar comes from the sap of the coconut tree. Entirely natural and less refined and lower-GI than cane sugar.
Organic Lucuma – a Peruvian fruit used in powdered form to add a rich, dairy-free creaminess.
Organic Vanilla – a little Madagascan vanilla is used in every bar.
Organic Orange and Mint Oils – small quantities are used in the Zest and After Dinner flavours.
Organic Goji Berries – gojis are known for their vitamin C content and taste gorgeous. You’ll find them in the Passion bar.
Of course, you want to know about the taste and I can tell you it’s great! The bars have a lovely texture, really solid (like chocolate in the fridge), which I adore.
My favourite flavour is the Gold because caramel is the bomb but I’m also keen on the Zest flavour, which I promised to share with James.. then ate it all myself!
And for those of you wondering about carbon footprint, all Rawr packing is recycled, chemical free and gorgeously pretty.
Now for the fun part! One Flake and Cake reader will win a pack featuring all six of the Rawr chocolate bars.
To enter the giveaway:
- Leave a comment telling me your most recent health food find
- Follow me on Twitter
- Follow Rawr on Twitter
- Follow me on Instagram
- Follow Rawr on Instagram
Each of the above counts as a separate entry so please leave a comment below for each one. Giveaway open to UK residents only.
Ends Friday 29th December at 11pm.
Good luck chocoholics!