Have you ever tasted "raw" chocolate?

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Have you ever tasted "raw" chocolate?

#1 Postby compassionategirl » Wed May 10, 2006 5:27 pm

How does it taste compared to "regular" chocolate?

Very curious.

Also, I noticed that veganessentials sells "raw" parm fake-cheese. Again, what would something like that taste like and what exactly makes it "raw".

Sorry - i am really ignorant on the concept of "raw vegan". :oops: But are becoming increasingly fascinated.
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#2 Postby Kathryn » Thu May 11, 2006 10:54 am

I have some raw chocolate nibs I bought from www.eatraw.com . They are just chopped up cocoa beans. They are good on Soy delicious 'ice cream" or mixed with other sweet things. Alone, they taste a bit bitter, like the really dark chocolate you can buy for baking.

What makes anything 'raw' is that it is uncooked (obviously!) or heated to below something like 110 degrees (or whatever temperature at which the enzymes start being destroyed), so dried foods can be 'raw' as well. Vega bars and Lara bars are rawfood bars, for example.

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#3 Postby compassionategirl » Thu May 11, 2006 11:47 am

Thanks!

I am so ignorant of "raw veganism"and fruitarianism that it is not even funny :oops:

I saw "raw fake parmesan cheese" recently and I was like :? how can that be "raw". :oops:
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#4 Postby offense74 » Thu May 11, 2006 1:05 pm

Yup. I use it in my proteindrink in the morning. Knocks the oxidands flat out!
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#5 Postby lisa_pe » Wed May 17, 2006 9:44 am

I got some of the nibs and made a 'pudding' with raw almond butter, craw cocolate nibs, bananas and a little agave syrup. It was yummy!
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#6 Postby crashnburn » Thu May 18, 2006 6:15 pm

Hmm.. sounds yummy.

Are these unprocessed cocoa pieces?

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#7 Postby Kathryn » Fri May 19, 2006 9:59 am

crashnburn wrote:Hmm.. sounds yummy.

Are these unprocessed cocoa pieces?


The nibs are just the cocoa bean, broken into pieces. See them here:

http://www.rawfood.com/cgi-bin/order/in ... colate&tc=


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