As any of my regular readers already know, I'm a big fan of all things organic.
I think it's so important that we limit our consumption of additives, chemicals...as much as possible. When a product is certified organic and the certification is important, click to read more about this, it's definitely my preference.
And that goes for chocolate too. One of the essentials in life, IMO! ;<)
I recently tried Terra Nostra Organic Robust Dark Raisin & Pecans Chocolate Bar for the first time and now I'm hooked!
This is one of the best organic chocolate bars that I have ever tasted and I've tasted quite a few.
What do I like about this chocolate bar?
Where do I start...
- First of all, it's not overly sweet, it has an intense (but not bitter) true chocolate taste.
-The chocolate has a smooth, velvety texture.
- Lots of raisins and pecans in this one. Yumm. A long time ago, I loved (and ate too many of) Glosette Raisins and this bar has the same, chewy texture, when you bite into the many raisins, without all the junk ingredients found in Glosettes.
-Certified USDA Organic, as I already mentioned.
-Reasonably priced: a 3.5 oz. bar sells for about $3.50 at our local food cooperative.
I was also impressed by this company's many initiative for equitable trade and ethical growing/harvesting practises. They have a detailed page about this at their site. Although this is becoming more and more of an industry standard, there are still too many companies that are not concerned enough to insure that their products are grown, harvested and brought to market, in a fair, ethical and equitable way, at each level.
Terra Nostra has a wide range of flavors for their organic chocolate bars including:
73 % Intense Dark, Double Dark Truffle, Satin Milk Truffle, Robust Dark & Roasted Almonds, Robust Dark Raisins & Pecans and Creamy Milk Raisins & Pecans.
Also, a Ricemilk line for those who are vegan or lactose sensitive:
The Ricemilk line includes three flavors: the Solid Ricemilk Choco bar, the Ricemilk Choco bar with Almonds and the Ricemilk Choco bar with Dark Truffle Center.
I haven't tried all of these yet but definitely plan to try the Ricemilk ones in the near future. These sound like a great idea. And based on my taste experience with Terra Nostra Chocolate already, I'm guessing they'll be wonderful too. And what a plus for those who are lactose sensitive or follow a vegan diet.
Overall rating for this product: Excellent. 5 out of 5.