The one thing I am certain of, after 19 years on this lovely planet, is that there are two kinds of people: people with a sweet tooth and people who would rather have a cheese platter for dessert. I most-definitely have a sweet tooth-never will I not cave when offered chocolate. This is also why I was surprised to find out I hadn’t written a post about my favorite ‘good-for-you treats’. There is probably no need to tell you this, but remember to have these in moderation. A simple ‘Vegan’ or ‘Raw’ label does not mean the calorific values of these goodies aren’t as high as regular treats. Let’s get to it!
OMBAR Coco Mylk
This is probably my favorite chocolate ever. Of course, the fact that no dairy and refined sugars were used to make this chocolate by OMBAR helped with this. They have tons of different flavors if you’re not really into coconut. Another great thing about these cute little bars is that they each contain 200kcal, which, let’s be honest, is a better option than finishing a whole bag of M&M’s or Maltesers. It’s all about portion control!
Good Old Medjool Dates
Dates; you either love them or you hate them. Or maybe you’ve never tried them. If this is the case, please stop reading this post right now and run to the store to go get some. I used to like dates, but would choose chocolate over dates anytime. This was before I put a couple of them in the fridge. Now I can’t get enough of them! Give me a couple of dates and some almond butter, and I’ll be quiet, I promise.
If you ask me which ‘health food’ I miss the most when I’m not in London, I’ll probably say it’s these ‘Vanilla Choc Chip’ Pulsin bars. However, they may take a little getting used to given that they’re quite low in sugar, which can be a bit strange if you’re used to sugar-laden treats. Post-workout I’ll usually have the large version containing 13g of protein, but as a sweet treat I’ll just have the ‘bite’ version. The bars are Vegan, low in sugar and high in protein.
Salted Caramel Chocolate by Loving Earth
Ok, I’m going to be honest here. This chocolate is mostly on this list for its extremely cute packaging! I tried it for the first time a few days ago and, although it didn’t taste anything like Salted Caramel, it was delicious and ‘coconutty’ nonetheless. If you’re into raw chocolate, you’ll love this!
Booja Booja Chocolate Truffles
You know how I said OMBAR chocolate was my favorite “chocolate”? Well, these Booja Booja babies are my favorite chocolate truffles- and yes, there is a difference! I believe this says quite a lot coming from a self-proclaimed praline connoisseur. Again, dairy-free, but you won’t even notice a difference, I promise. Best flavors: ‘Hazelnut’ and ‘Almond and Sea Salt Caramel’. While you’re at it, you might as well try their dairy-free ice creams. Which flavor? ‘Chocolate’, of course!