eat: Loving Earth raw chocolate

Posted on January 30th, 2010

images This is a new addition to my blog – food I like. From time to time I’ll flag a new food/food discovery that does good things – ethically, environmentally and nutritionally, or just in a makes-me-happy-when-it-sets-off-a-salivary-explosion-in-my-very-being kinda way.

First up, is Loving Earth’s organic, raw chocolate (slogan: healthy, sustainable, fair). I eat it as a twice-a-week treat after lunch. It melts in your mouth and feels like a food stuff, not a guilty indulgence. Where to buy it in your state? Click here.

Five things to like:

1. the rawness bit: the cacao beans are not roasted, keeping the phytonutrients intact. Raw chocolate has twice the antioxidants of its normal, processed cousin.

2. the fact it contains no sugar (or dairy) : it’s sweetened instead with wildcrafted agave nectar, a type of cactus. It’s low-GI and is OK for diabetics and hypoglycaemics and people like me whose stomachs flare up from the white stuff. In fact, all the ingredients are superfoods, including the Himalayan crystal salt they use.

3. it’s Australian: handmade in Melbourne

4. but made from fair trade cacao: it’s sourced directly from indigenous communities in Peru. Loving Earth pay premium prices for the cacao and ensure the money goes back into the communities. They use heirloom Criollo Cacao grown in special rainforest ecosystems. Read more about their fair trade practices and thoughts on conscious consumerism. They’re inspiring kids!

5. and they add in really good stuff: like goji berries, camu camu (contains amazing amounts of Vit C) and maca (saturated with 60+ phytonutrients)

Feel free to point me in the direction of other good food things… x

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  • http://www.beautifulyoubyjulie.com Julie

    Um…yum!

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  • http://www.livingsavvy.com.au jo-living savvy

    Mmmm. checked out the where to find this chocolate- places that I visit or can drop into during my weekly travels! Like the idea of how it is sweetened.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  • http://littlelioness.net Fiona

    Perfect for me! Can’t have the sugar or dairy anymore, will hunt it down next time I’m out

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  • Jasmine

    I love this chocolate too! Its the best around for raw chocolate. Try the mint which is my favourite.

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  • http://www.gourmetician.com.au Jessica Fernandez

    If you like chocolate you have to try the Loving Earth coconut chocolate butter. Pure heaven! Here’s a link to my review: http://fernandezjessica.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/loving-coconut-chocolate-butter/

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  • Kim

    Hi Sarah,

    In regards to David Gillespies’s books – is this another chocolate we should be crossing off our list? As it contains almost 100% fructose (agave) – I also discovered this wonderful chocolate and stopped having it. What do you think?

    Kim

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  • sophie

    is this ok for a sugar free diet?

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  • Shirley

    I thought agave was a no no? Isn’t it full of fructose?

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