Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Anyone for a sugar rush?

Sometimes, robot, I get the horrible feeling that we live in a big ever-repeating circle where we do things because it is predicted that we will do things - all effect and no cause.
-
The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett

One day I came home from work to discover a bar of raw chocolate lying on my bed! The Chef had been over during the day on dog-sitting duties and left me some as a surprise.


Nature's Gold is a New Zealand company that makes the most divine raw chocolate I've ever tasted. It's so creamy and delicious that I'd polished off the whole bar before taking a photo. Luckily (unluckily?) it's so good I went and bought another (but the empty wrapper is there on the right). If you ever see this chocolate, get it!

Another sweet treat I discovered recently was this
Fabulous Fudge Factory vegan fudge from the Safe shop on K'Rd.


To be honest I wasn't really a fan. It's been a long time since I've had fudge and I'd forgotten just how sweet it is...too sweet for me. The Chef reckoned it didn't taste that great either so I don't think I'd get it again but I am keen to try their coconut ice 'cause it reminds me of childhood school fairs.

I also got a can of soy condensed milk (supposed to be similar to sweetened condensed milk I think)...now wondering what on earth I'm going to do with it. Any ideas?

8 comments:

  1. make vegan rum balls??
    :)

    that chocolate looks yummmm i wish they had it in melb!!


    x

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  2. To be honest I can't even remember what it tastes like! But when I get some we can share it! Hmmm, perhaps I should get it before coffee tomorrow...? Of course, I could attempt to make it but that seems like too much hard work!

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  3. I'm definitely going to look out for that chocolate when I return to Australia - raw chocolates are so hit and miss in my experience!

    Funnily enough, I saw that fudge just yesterday in Oxford, but decided against it because I remembered, novelty-of-dairy-free-aside, fudge is usually too sweet for me too!

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  4. The raw chocolate sounds great. But I notice the description on the tops of the wrappers are different -- is 100% Raw different from just Raw?

    Andy got me vegan coconut ice for my birthday last year and it was so good. I've never had it before, vegan or non, so I don't know how it lived up to childhood memories but I was a fan.

    Could you make coconut ice with your soy condensed milk??

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  5. Hi! Thanks so much for your comment, it was really nice of you!
    Your photos look beautiful and much better than mine. Look forward to reading you blog.
    Jessica xxx

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  6. I wondered about the Raw and 100% Raw thing too. The website says 100% raw on its front page in big, bold text so maybe one had older packaging than the other?!

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  7. make vegan macaroons!

    that chocolate looks yum! i love the Loving Earth brand too.

    and with the raw thing...if it says Raw, the chocolate should all be raw, but flavourings or additives might not be. but i religiously read labels on everything now, just to be safe.

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