Review: iQ Superfood Chocolate

One little package almost derailed my 21 Day Sugar Detox.

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One very pretty package, tied with a ribbon and filled with scrumptious looking bars from iQ Superfood Chocolate. I bravely popped the bars in a cupboard and tried my hardest to forget about them until the 21DSD finished – then excitedly rushed to tuck in!

iQ Superfood Chocolate

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I was generously sent four bars to try – cocoa nib crunch, plush peppermint, orange with wild raspberry and espresso-kick coffee. Of course, I tried each of the bars once and then went out and bought them all over again, for research purposes only of course!

 iQ chocolate is:

- Lightly fermented, unroasted and gently stoneground to ensure nutrients and polyphenols are carried from raw bean to bar

- Sweetened only with low GI coconut blossom nectar, which is high in potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B1 and a natural source of iron, copper and zinc

- Slow release energy from the coconut blossom nectar means no energy rollercoasters

- Naturally low GI so benefits weight control and is suitable for those with diabetes types 1 and 2

iQ health claims:

- iQ have partnered with Robert Gordon University and the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at Aberdeen University

- Focus is on maximising antioxidant potential as well as flavour

- The ingredients result in healthy hair and skin, more strength, greater energy and improved mood (sign me up for life!)

- iQ uses raw cacao, which is packed with natural antioxidants and one of the best sources of natural magnesium, critical for a healthy heart

- It is also fab for exercise, as it contains theobromine, a vasodilator – meaning more oxygen gets pumped into the bloodstream

iQ ethics:

- iQ has high standards for human rights, ethical trading, organic compliance and respect for the environment

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What I thought:

These bars are delicious and totally combat a chocolate craving. I love their depth of flavour and also how different each bar tastes – call me sad but I like to think I’m getting a completely new experience per bar rather than a slightly different one!

Talking of sad, I was super excited to see a cute stick man on the chocolate. I love the packaging too – every bar comes with lots of information on the inside and outside of the wrapper.

Portion size wise, I think iQ is pretty spot on. A whole bar is 197 calories, so around 50 less than that of a Cadbury Dairy Milk and much more satisfying (and dare I say it better for you) too. One bar contains around 7g of sugar, which is great for my newly sugar sensitive self.

All the flavours are good in their own ways but I have two favourites – the gorgeously crunchy cocoa nib crunch and beautifully tangy orange with wild raspberry.

What’s your favourite chocolate flavours?

* Does packaging make a difference to how you feel about a product?

I think pretty, fun packaging makes such a difference, especially to a product like chocolate.

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11 thoughts on “Review: iQ Superfood Chocolate

  1. I love sea salt and cameral, and mint chocolate. But plain chocolate is perfect too.
    These sound amazing. I’ve never tried raw chocolate. And well, you don’t need to convince me into eating chocolate hehe.

  2. Ooooh these sound yummy – and perfect for people who still want to enjoy chocolate but are watching their sugar levels! My favourite chocolate is sea salt or salted caramel (nomnom do am amazing salted caramel bar – like seriously good!).

  3. I love this brand of raw chocolate – probably one of my faves!

  4. leannenalani says:

    I loved Theo Chocolate’s spicy bars that were made with jalapenos, I think. Their Chai flavor and sea salt flavor is also very good.
    Packaging can make a difference sometimes! Last weekend I saw a chocolate bar called Emergency Chocolate that was wrapped up as if it were a prescription medication. That is the whole reason I bought it. lol It tastes pretty good, though.

  5. Mary says:

    Oh wow! I love the packaging… How did you keep these in your cupboard for so long?! I would have tucked right in! I think the raspberry one would be my favourite. I love chocolate that has got a bit of a kick to it and love it when you can taste another flavour alongside.

  6. wait I want to try these, like a lot. I have never even heard of them. i’m drooling over here!!

  7. Those flavours sound fab. I really need to try these, love the sound of the company too, and their ethical standpoint.

  8. They sound delicious- I have not seen that brand of raw chocolate before but I do like raw chocolate. Orange or mint are always good with chocolate, or coconut. Or any nut really. Basically anything except coffee!

  9. Ffion says:

    I love raw chocolate!

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