Last month, I had the honour of being invited to stay with my dear friend Heathy in her northern Ontario winter wonderland home. I experienced a week of such soulfriendship and magic that it quite took my breath away, and I look forward to writing about it soon. (Heather has already spoken of my visit on both her blogs.)
For now, though, I simply must tell you about the glories of Heathy’s raw vegan chocolates, which you can (should! must!) order directly via her blog.
Sweetly Raw Vegan Caramel Pecan Choccie Clusters
Heather describes her Raw Vegan Caramel Pecan Choccie Clusters as “pecans and caramel in dark chocolate” but, personally, I like to think of them as “the freshest nutty-butteriest pecans hugged by rich silky slightest-hint-of-coconut caramel all enveloped in incredibly crisp glossy black-dark deep perfect raw chocolate”.
(Heathy, you’re welcome to change your packaging to use my words. You might need bigger labels, though.)
I can’t get over how wonderful Heather’s raw chocolate is. It’s perfectly tempered with a firm snap as you bite into it, and has an intense chocolate flavour with only a trace of the tanginess of raw cacao. Moreover, the caramel combined with the pecans creates notes of shortbread, malt, and vanilla. Truly lovely.
Sweetly Raw Jumbo Raw Vegan Almond Butter Cups
A world of swoon. A glorious, fabulous, blissful world of swoon.
Heather, how you be with creating of the magic so much? You me make forget words proper use good.
Imagine this, my friends: the same incredibly dark, rich, crisp-yet-silkily-melting and intense-but-not-bitter dark chocolate as is used in the Choccie Clusters. Crunchy almonds generously scattered on top, drawing you closer.
Then, inside, a decadent almond butter filling that tastes like so much more than the sum of its parts. Heather captures the essence of fresh-nutty-creamy almonds and then heightens their inherent sweetness with vanilla and a hint of salt.
These raw vegan treats might be called “Jumbo”, but don’t you dare try to convince me I’m not supposed to eat each hefty cup in one sitting.
That said, with the right person, I just might be convinced to share.
North Americans can order these treats (and more!) from Heather by following this link. Heather also recently released her newest e-Book, Raw Chocolate Dream, packed full of recipes for similar raw vegan chocolate delights. I can personally vouch for the Moonie Pies and (be still my heart!) the Caramel Peanut Chocolate Bars, otherwise known as raw vegan Snickers.