It’s only chocolate, but not as you know it… With the ongoing trend for healthier alternatives, as highlighted in the BBC’s trend picks for 2018 with the continuing growth of veganism and a healthier millennials diet, cacao has found some new friends to mix with.
The upside of this trend is that it has provided a lot more variety for anyone with food intolerance’s, particularly dairy, or who are vegan, who wouldn’t have been able to have chocolate before.
What does it taste like? It depends what the producer is using to replace the dairy element. Push Chocolate combine Colombian chocolate with rice to produce a high protein vegan chocolate button in Mylk, Dark and Orange flavours, the orange flavour has a distinct Terry’s chocolate orange vibe. Goodio Chocolate use “low production temperatures to ensure a rich taste that honours the cacao and its origins” . They are gluten and soy free, have no additives and are suitable for vegans. The coffee version I have been munching on uses cashew nuts to give it a creamy taste.
Where can I buy it? Push Chocolates store is coming soon, sign up on their website for the launch date. Hotel Chocolat have a selection of vegan chocolates, the chilli penguins being my favourite! Goodio can be found at Planet Organic or Revital stores as well as on Amazon.
Any recipe suggestions? Try my easy cacao truffles for a delicious treat.