There is chocolate, and then there's really good, high quality chocolate. Often I settle for the former.
Recently, as a result of following her blog and coming up with a caption for a funny picture, my friend Jen mailed me some of the latter, and my taste buds have been dancing for joy ever since.
What's more, I was promised one chocolate bar, and received two! Yes, that's the very definition of a double bonus! Pretty sure Jen is lobbying for sainthood, but I'm going to nominate her even if she isn't.
The chocolate is called Raw Shakti, and its quality is unmatched*. I appreciate how the makers didn't add a ton of sugar just to sweeten it up. The citrus and other ingredients take the edge off the bitter, but leave the true, natural cacao taste, which I liked very much.
Just like the taste.
Really, the only downside is the cost. Apparently they are cheaper when bought at a farmer's market or festival, but they work out to $7 each when bought online ($42 for 6, $84 for 12, free shipping). Ouch.
I'm hopeful that as they grow in popularity and increase their distribution, the cost will come down.
For now, I can't really bring myself to pay $7 for a chocolate bar, even one as delicious as Raw Shakti.
Thanks again, Jen!
*In my limited United States experience, anyway. I'm told chocolate in Europe is fantastic, but I've never been so I can't opine either way on the Raw Shakti vs Europe comparison.