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  1. Jess

    Lol I couldn’t imagine life without a microwave

    I have never tried raw chocolate, I will try and buy some today I am intrigued

    1. Hannah

      I’ll be interested in what you think of whichever one you try! I love the microwave – have to admit it 😛

  2. Monique@She's Going The Distance

    hahaha I don’t think I could live off raw. And I love that you nuked it haha you’re my hero. At least you tried something new?

    1. Hannah

      Teehee, I’m glad no one’s come after me with a pitchfork for that 😉 And me too – I love warmth far too much!

  3. Tammy McLeod

    I did raw for a while and I will say that I felt great but alas, I went back to the cooking demon. That you nuked the raw bar made me laugh out loud! I am going to go get some of this to try it.

    1. Hannah

      I’m glad you appreciated it! Cooking isn’t a demon – I appreciate the raw food lifestyle, but I simply love warm food too much 🙂 Winter is hard enough as it is without taking away warm bowls of soup to cradle in our hands!

  4. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Lucuma! I have some lucuma powder in my pantry; it’s a superfine consistency, like powdered/confectioner’s sugar. It’s just another one of those trendy “alternative sweeteners” 😛 It’s pretty much just…well, sweet-tasting. I believe they make lucuma syrup as well (who is “they”? I’m not sure).

    It’s too bad this bar left you unenthused =/ Ah well, you win some, you lose some.

    1. Hannah

      Oh, okay, I didn’t realise it was used as a sweetener, not a flavour. Raw Genius Amber to the rescue! I reckon your raw chocolate would be tasty, though…

      1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

        Wellll, like I said, I don’t think you could compare it to anything “professionally made,” but surely the “made-with-love” addition counts for something, right? 😀

  5. Lauren

    I saw some raw chocolate at Whole Foods when I was searching for Hannah chocolates. It was made in Vermont, and actually had maple sugar crystals! But since the bar had to be stored at cool temperatures, I passed. Maybe I should have bought it after all! A boiling hot ride in a cardboard box may have been just what that raw chocolate needed …

    1. Hannah

      Oh, maple sugar crystals! It’s like that company read my mind! I think you made the right decision, though, in terms of safe-sending without knowing if that particular raw bar would be worth the risk. You so clever! 😀

  6. Beth

    You are so cute. I’m not a raw food lover at all but I’m always looking for products for a friend of mine. Thanks for the giggle.

    Plan B

    1. Hannah

      Aw, thank you! Your comment made me feel all happy inside 🙂

  7. Anna Johnston

    I know its not PC these days, but I’m not a big fan of the raw movement, although I’m a bit like you in really wanting to be 🙂 so I’ll keep trying out these funky little restaurants & maybe even indulge in some raw chocolate…., maybe 🙂

    1. Hannah

      Oh my, do you mean there are raw food restaurants in Canberra?! I’d *love* to try a raw food place, if only for the kinds of desserts I keep reading about! Raw cheezecake….

  8. Johanna GGG

    OK so when I have looked at packets of raw chocolate and thought is there any difference, I obviously don’t have a clue about raw chocolate – this is tres illuminating, if not quite convincing me I should fork out big bucks for little raw chocolate

    1. Hannah

      I’d save your forking-out for a tastier specimen than this – but I’ll do my best to find something worthy of you taking the risk 😉

  9. Helen (grabyourfork)

    Raw chocolate sounds very intriguing. Have only had hibiscus in drinks and I do love Himalayan pink salt. Eating chocolate for a good cause sounds like a win-win proposal to me!

    1. Hannah

      I wish I could’ve tasted the salt! You’ve reminded me that I once had hibiscus flowers (in syrup) in champagne. That was far tastier than this was, come to think of it…

  10. Vaala ◪

    Hmmm, I do agree that in general I just don’t like raw chocolate nearly as much as, well, the usual…but I really like Nature’s Gold raw chocolate. Hmmm, we really should do a chocolate trade…I like chocolate!

    1. Hannah

      I’m seriously in for a chocolate trade. Really. Just let me know what you’re interested in from this side of ze ocean!

      1. Vaala ◪

        I like chocolate, almost any chocolate (well, vegan chocolate and possibly not chilli…I’m not good at that as much as I try).

      2. Hannah

        I shall get my thinking cap on. Perhaps something raw will head your way!

      3. Vaala ◪

        Okay let’s do this thing…!

  11. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Lucuma? I’ve never heard of it before. I thought it was like lucerne hay 😛 I must try a bit more of this raw stuff. I bet Mr NQN’s mum knows where to find some! 😛

    1. Hannah

      Teehee, from what we’ve heard of his side of the family from your blog, I’m sure she would! Let me know if she knows of any raw chocolate that is legitimately tasty…

  12. Simply Life

    wow! that is creative to combine all those raw ingredients!

    1. Hannah

      Yes, they’re definitely creative!

  13. S

    Thank you for your comment Hannah! Breakfast for Dinner sounds like a great idea 😉 As a keen chocolate lover, I can appreciate your openness to new flavours and brands of chocolate. The hibiscus and lucuma chocolate sounds interesting, but I don’t know if I would give up Cadbury’s for it. I have of late become a bit of a Dream addict. Although I do like that the company has a conscience!

    I love the idea of dark chocolate on porridge too… mmm. Perhaps that will be on my menu tomorrow!

  14. Hannah

    I cannot recommend dark chocolate on porridge enough, but you really need to splodge on some nut butter too 🙂 Must say I’m not much of a Cadbury fan, although I did just review their Crunchie Rocks… and I did use to buy Top Deck as a kid…

  15. Louise

    Are there any alleged advantages to raw chocolate other than being part of a raw food lifestyle/diet? It doesn’t seem to have too many advantages in and of itself.

    1. Hannah

      I’m not sure what other advantages you mean, in discounting all the alleged health/nutrient/better-for-you etc benefits? Isn’t that the whole point of anything raw? As far as I know, that’s simply what raw chocolate has going for it!

  16. Iron Chef Shellie

    Never heard of raw chocolate before! I have learnt something today =D

    1. Hannah

      Hurrah for educational blog-ness! Though I don’t think you were missing out on too much by not knowing…

  17. Kath Lockett

    Loving Earth chocolate (based in Melbourne) also makes raw chocolate with lucuma and sweetens theirs with agave syrup.

    It’s certainly a different texture to normal chocolate which in the past I’ve likened to the bar kind of separating in all directions – thousands and thousands of them – when it’s in your mouth. It’s not unpleasant, just….. different.

    1. Hannah

      Yep, I’ve tried all of Loving Earth’s chocolates too, and had a similar lacklustre response to them. I think I might give them another go, for the blog’s sake, of course… 😛 Their chocolate coconut butter is to die for, though!