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Chilli Pie – Raw Chocolate

Chocolate Reviews | 13th April 2011 | By

Rather late in the day I know, but I loved the wrapper of this so much, it took me a while to get around to eating it. It was actually a Christmas present, but it wasn’t until the end of February that I decided to savour the contents. It’s a shame I didn’t write up about it at the time as recollections are already starting to dim.

There were a few simple ingredients, all raw: Cocoa Nibs (14.2%), Chilli (1.3%), Coconut butter, Agave nectar, Golden raisins, Lucuma powder, Carob flour, Ground almonds. The wrapper proudly states, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Guilt Free – who could resist?

This was very different in texture to any other raw chocolate bars I’ve tried, which is probably why they’ve called it a pie.  There was a nice crunch of cocoa nibs and I could taste the carob – it was quite delicious. Like all delicious things, it was over far too soon. A word of warning, however: you need to be a chilli lover to enjoy this particular bar, oops pie, as it’s very hot. As a chilli lover, I did.

Handmade in St Ives, Cornwall by Living Food, this bar and other flavours actually are available at our very own Taste Cornwall in Liskeard.

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    Astra Libris
    13th April 2011

    Ooooh, this looks amazing! I just love raw cacao nibs – sprinkled over vanilla yogurt, they are my current favorite “healthy” dessert… šŸ™‚

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    Kath
    14th April 2011

    I must try raw chocolate. It looks like a hefty slice of pie!

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    Suelle
    14th April 2011

    This sounds amazing – but how can it be called sugar-free when it adds agave nectar?

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    Choclette
    14th April 2011

    Astra Libris – I have cocoa nibs in muesli but not yet over yogurt. Sounds like a nice idea.

    Kath – it was only 60g so not that hefty, but it was quite dense and chunky and a little went a long way.

    Suelle – you are probably right. There is some controversy over this and agave syrup may well have high amounts of fructose in it. Here’s one person’s opinion – http://www.foodrenegade.com/agave-nectar-good-or-bad/

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    C
    14th April 2011

    Looks like a really interesting chocolate product. I must try raw chocolate and generally be more adventurous in my chocolate eating – I tend to stick to my favourite brands and bars…

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    oxslip
    14th April 2011

    I am sure it was good – because you said so – but nothing like as attractive as the chocolate creations from your own kitchen

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    Choclette
    15th April 2011

    C – think how many future favourites might be out there waiting to be discovered šŸ˜‰

    Oxslip – now you are flattering me. Appreciated, if not believed, thanks.

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    mangocheeks
    16th April 2011

    This looks good to me Choclette, even the packaging. I’d love to get my hands on a bar and try some one day as I’ve never had raw chocolate.

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    Monica
    17th April 2011

    As a chili lover I have a soft spot for chili chocolate, but have never tried it in the raw. Interesting use of agave and raisins in this chocolate. I imagine it adds a bit of pruney-ness to the flavour? Which to me is a good thing! šŸ™‚

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    Choclette
    18th April 2011

    MangoCheeks – I love the wrapper too. Raw chocolate is certainly worth trying if you can get your hands on some. I would imagine health food shops or wholefood shops might sell it.

    Baking Addict – it’s a very different beast to ordinary chocolate but worth trying.

    Monica – yes you’re right, it did have a certain pruney quality. I’m a big fan of chilli and have really taken to it in chocolate.

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    Choclette
    23rd April 2011

    Wendy – it’s not only delicious, but also not bad for you – win win šŸ˜‰

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    Maya Russell
    2nd January 2014

    I can’t imagine whether this tastes nice or not! I do like chillis but it sounds too hot for me.

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    glennamy
    11th July 2014

    Never had or heard of raw chocolate, but with chillis sounds amazing!

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