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We Should Cocoa – the January Challenge

We Should Cocoa | 1st January 2013 | By

Well, We Should Cocoa had a wonderful Christmas induced cinnamon blow-out for December and I’m desperate to have a go at making all of the fabulous entries received. Like most of my resolutions, I expect I won’t achieve it, but the thought is a happy one. Still, the theory is that we should all be over-indulged enough by now and wanting to take a healthier path. I certainly feel that I might have had just a bit, er, too much sugar.

So the challenge this month is not an easy one, but hopefully it is interesting. The remit is to come up with something that contains chocolate but is sugar-free and that includes the chocolate too. By sugar-free, I actually mean the standard sugar that we all love so much, cane sugar and beet sugar. Any other type of sugar such as fructose or honey is fine. You have maple syrup, malt, agave, date syrup and many more I won’t have thought of. You could, of course, go savoury. For chocolate, you could use cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, 100% unsweetened chocolate or diabetic chocolate. For some inspiration, or maybe not, take a look at the raw chocolates I made a couple of years ago.

 I look forward to being dazzled by your collective creativity. 

I also wish you a very 
Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year


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    1st January 2013

    Great idea, I’m pretty much spent on all things sweet after the Christmas deluge of goodies. Think I’ve got a basic idea already šŸ™‚

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    Janice Pattie
    1st January 2013

    Yessss! I have definitely had too much of many good things and this will be a great challenge for January.

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    2nd January 2013

    Ooooh this will be a toughie! But count me in for all 12 WSC’s this year! Am off to get my thinking cap on now…

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    The KitchenMaid
    2nd January 2013

    Oh my, that IS a hard one! But I’d expect nothing less. Looking forward to lots of WSC fun with you in 2013 x

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    Jen Price
    2nd January 2013

    Excellent idea, I’ve got a couple of vegan raw food books I’m going to use as inspiration for this one to make it even healthier!

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    2nd January 2013

    I love this challenge! i will think something!
    happy new year!

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    12th January 2013

    Will I be disqualified for adding a layer of dark chocolate to something if it’s not 100% unsweetened? I have a pretty good idea for something using only cocoa powder but I just don’t think the pony will go for it unless I up the chocolate!

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    23rd January 2013

    Argh, I really wanted to join in with this but January has just disappeared and I wont get it done before the 25th. I look forward to seeing what people come up with.

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