Since attending the OM yoga show in Manchester last month and having a look at the Vegan life live event whilst there I have started to become a bit more interested in the vegan lifestyle and am amazed at the amount of products that are vegan friendly. One of my best friends is vegan and when she made the change I remember thinking that there was no way I could give up chocolate or cheese but there are even vegan versions of these available too.
The team over at Conscious sent me some of their chocolate bars to try out a couple of weeks ago and I have been working my way through them ever since (which was easier than it sounds). The conscious chocolate bars are hand made using organic and raw ingredients and are vegan friendly. They are dairy free, soya free and gluten free and are sweetened using agave nectar. When I heard that vegan chocolate was a thing I expected something bland, boring and to be honest something pretty awful but these are far from what I imagined and they are available in 9 different flavours, with something for everyone from the fruity to the nutty or the simply plain if that’s your thing.
I was sent a box with 7 different flavours of conscious chocolate to try
The nutty one
Wild at Heart (Maca, vanilla and blue-green algae)
Goji and coconut
They are all delicious and could easily replace any other chocolate bar if I was to become a vegan but my absolute favourite has to be the nutty one. This one is made from organic raw chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids packed with brazils, cashews, hazelnuts and walnuts, divine.
Despite the conscious chocolate bars being suitable for vegans it doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed by chocolate lovers of any description and although in the past I would never have dreamt of trying something that was specifically for vegans, in the belief it would taste like cardboard I can assure you that I will be purchasing this chocolate again and my friends birthday present is now sorted as she will most definitely be receiving a box full of the conscious chocolate goodness from me.