The Raw Chocolate Company Vanoffe Mulberries
These will become your new favourite chocolate. It’s a vegan, Fairtrade, sugarfree and organic raw chocolate treat – it’s a fairly big bag but I challenge you not to finish the entire bag in one go! It’s an entirely natural product and it’s made with mulberries from Turkey, cacao butter, lucuma powder and coconut palm sugar to sweeten it, cacao powder and vanilla. No E numbers, no preservatives and no GMOs. Plenty of tastiness though!
What’s lucuma powder?
Lucuma is an fruit from Peru that looks like an orange avocado and the powder from it is a natural sweetener. It’s rich in the following nutrients:
Antioxidants – these help keep cells in one piece and help the body fight free radicals.
Iron – Helps red blood production and prevents anaemia.
Zinc – Helps regulate cell growth, and digestion.
Calcium – Essential for healthy bones and teeth.
B vitamins – Helps reduce fatigue and regulates hormones
Potassium – Helps prevent cramp and eases fatigue
Available in the shop – £4.99 for 100g
This is raw chocolate, without all the sweeteners added! Use it to make raw chocolate bars and in cakes and drinks for a more natural chocolate flavour. Cacao butter is the edible fat extracted form the raw cacao bean.
Amino acids – These help your body process protein.
Magnesium – Relaxes blood vessels and helps muscle recover after use. Can help with depression and headaches.
Available in the shop – Cacao butter, £7.99 for 240g, cacao nibs, £4.49 for 150g and cacao powder, £7.49 for 250g
What’s coconut palm sugar?
Coconut palm sugar is a sugar produced from the sap of cut flower buds of the coconut palm. Coconut sugar has been used as a traditional sweetener for thousands of years in the South and South-East Asian regions where the coconut palm is in abundant supply. The world’s largest producers of coconuts are the Philippines and Indonesia.
Available in the shop – £4.99 for 500g