CHOC Chick Review

CHOC Chick Review: June 2017

CHOC Chick Founder Galia Orme’s, early childhood memories of making and eating chocolate in South America, have taken her on a passionate journey creating the CHOC Chick brand, that focuses on promoting a pure chocolate in its raw state, for everyone to enjoy. CHOC Chick’s yummy easy-to-use homemade chocolate kits contain raw cacao considered a “super food”, are gluten free, dairy free and have a low glycemic index. Also, CHOC Chick is soil association organic certified and their ingredients are free from dairy, soya and gluten.

Galia’s chocolatey CHOC Chick kits have scooped up various awards, being highly commended in the 2016 healthy living awards, highly commended in the superfoods Free from food awards 2016, platinum award winner in the 2016 Janey loves awards, to name just a few. The company has seen continued growth with retailers such as Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods Market, John Lewis Food Halls, Harvey Nichols, Ocado, Planet Organic and Infinity Foods, all getting on board this choctastic journey.

Galia visited Ecuador in 2011 and 2016 to directly meet with her cacao suppliers to source the finest sustainable, single origin cacao, as the origin of their ingredients is of key importance to the brand, as they ensure that they are ethically and responsibly sourced in line with their Social and Environmental Policy. To ensure traceability, they work with Cofina in Ecuador, a Rainforest Alliance certified company, that organises the collection and production of the single origin cacao we source.

Working with cooperatives of family farms CHOC Chick uses the national bean of Ecuador; single origin Nacional Arriba Fino de Aroma bean, that is renowned for its floral and fruity notes and has existed in Ecuador since Inca, Aztec and Mayan times. Provided with both the chocolate making kit and mandarin hot chocolate, it was exciting to taste the flavours of Ecuador’s national bean. The hot chocolate was deliciously divine, topped off with cream and a simple mandarin, this made for a perfect chocolatey sipper. The chocolate kit was easy to use and allowed you to get creative. I decided to create some sensational simple chocolates finished of with a variety of different toppings.

Thank you to all the CHOC Chick team, my fab followers and all the lovely bloggers out there 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.chocchick.com/

Suite 8, 73 Holland Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1LB

01273 468613

info@chocchick.com

Supertreats Carob Chocolate Bar review

Supertreats Carob Chocolate Bar review: June 2017

Brand founder Virpi, developed the Supertreats bars, as a few years after the birth of her son, Virpi was reaching out for a quick sugar fix in order to counter the tiredness of becoming a new parent. However, Virpi increasingly found that snacking on these quick fix sugar loaded treats, made her suffer from headaches, feel lethargic, unable to concentrate, and at times feel slightly depressed. Hence, Vipri’s journey began and the Supertreats carob chocolate bar was born.

Cut the caffeine, ditch the sugar rush and let your true energy shine is the Supertreats moto. A standard 50g bar of chocolate contains up to 6 teaspoons of refined sugar, but also contains nasties such as theobromine and caffeine, which both cause energy crashes. Supertreats carob bars really are super-duper, as they contain no refined sugar and are both theobromine and caffeine free. Also, they are made from 100% natural and organic ingredients, which gets a big thumbs up from me.

They are made from lovely rich cocoa butter and carob, where the sweetness is derived from low-GI coconut blossom nectar which gives them a sweet caramel taste. These fab bars come in 3 varieties which included silky milky, merry berry and cheery chia. The sensational Silky Milky was lush with a creamy silky texture and taste. The mouth-wateringly Merry Berry was packed with brilliant blueberries and went down a storm. Finally, the creative Cheery Chia bar is made with superfood chia seeds and pure organic orange oil which gave this bar a rich orangey pizazz.  These brilliant bars made perfect desk treats and certainly made my day more deliciously dreamy.

Make your day super, hit the shops or get online and order your Supertreats bars from these retailers now: Ocado, Amazon, Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic.

Thank you to all the Supertreats team, my fab followers and all the lovely bloggers out there 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

http://www.supertreats.co.uk/

hello@supertreats.co.uk

Natures Finest Foods Fruit Review

Natures Finest Foods Fruit Review: June 2017

The core ethos of Nature’s Finest Fruit brand is that everyone should easily be able to source exotic fruit. Well, thanks to Nature’s Finest Fruit you can. The quote featured on the website from Miles Kington demonstrates the organisations passion for keeping things simple, with a little extra added fruity humor, by stating, ‘Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad’.

Passionate about fruits, the organisation source only the best fruit, add no extra sugar, picking and packing fruits, only in juice, at their optimum peak ripeness so you get all the lovely goodness.

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Garbanzo Dry Roasted Chickpea Snacks Review

Garbanzo Dry Roasted Chickpea Snacks Review: June 2017

Garbanzo are about no faff no fuss snacking and keeping things simple. With no added preservatives or additives and also being low in calories, salt, sugar, fat and also scoring a low rating on the Glycaemic index, these snacks are a healthy addition to your daily diet.

Created with chick peas, which have been consumed throughout North Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean for many years, these little balls of brilliance are rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins. Also, Chickpeas release energy slowly meaning that they help to keep you fuller for longer.

They come in a range of lip-smacking flavours, I tried the sensational sweet sesame seed & honey, coffee coated and milk chocolate. These were ideal to use in my lush chocolate bite bakes. Scrummy savoury snacks included wasabi, Thai sweet chilli, Cajun kick and smoked hickory. Grab a handful, throw on a salad and it really packs a flavoursome punch to the dish.

Give Garbanzo a go and you will always find yourself wanting more. Thank you to all the Garbanzo team, my fab followers and all the awesome bloggers 🙂

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://garbanzo.co.uk/

Creative Nature Superfoods Protein Flapjacks Review

Creative Nature Superfoods Protein Flapjacks Review: May 2017

Flapjack fans fantastic news!  Creative Nature owner and CEO Julianne Ponan and her team have all got creative and used natures finest ingredients to develop and launch three new exciting and innovative yummy flapjack bars.  The bars are packed with protein, are high is dietary fibre and contribute to maintenance of normal muscle growth. Made with 100% natural and raw ingredients, no added sugar, syrup, preservatives or sweeteners, certified vegan, gluten free, soya free, wheat free and dairy free – amazing!

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