Superfood Siobhan

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Booja Booja Raw Raspberry Chocolate Truffles

By Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I first discovered the Booja Booja brand about a year ago, when I came across their incredible raw vegan icecream on Ocado. Made from cashews and only a handful of all natural flavours, they were the ideal cool treat over last year's hot summer. I have tried every flavour! Needless to say I was addicted, so when I saw they did chocolates too, I knew I had to try some!

I'm a huge fan of raw chocolate, I love the soft melt in your mouth truffle like texture and the rich flavour of raw cacao. Raw chocolate is typically a lot sweeter and more decadent than your typical bar of dark chocolate, and it literally melts in your mouth. There's also the huge bonus that raw chocolate is made without dairy and refined sugars, and the raw cacao also contains all the antioxidants and nutrients, without the damage caused by roasting the beans.

So why is cacao so great? Cacao comes from Theobroma Cacao beans, which literally means the "Food of the Gods" and is rich in various minerals, including copper, manganese, chromium and zinc as well as essential fats and carbohydrates. Cacao also contains 20% of the RDA of iron per serving, large amounts of magnesium which helps to build strong bones, is important for heart health and muscle function and is also a muscle relaxant so it helps with feelings of calmness. Cacao also contains sulfur which helps to form strong nails and hair. Cacao also promotes cardiovascular health such as lowering LDL cholesterol, protects from environmental toxins and may reduce the risk of some cancers. Raw Cacao is high in various neurotransmitters, and promotes a positive and happy outlook on life due to increasing levels of Serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant, helps reduce PMS systems, and promotes a sense of well-being.

What's not to love?!

The raw truffles have a silky raspberry flavoured interior, packed full of flavour and then coated in a raw dark chocolate shell. They're decadent and creamy in the middle and they're overall incredibly rich and satisfying-they make the perfect sweet treat after dinner. They're free of any nasties and a perfect way to treat yourself or a loved one. They'd make the perfect gift for a friend's birthday! 

Booja Booja is a great company too, being all organic and cruelty free, they prove that food can be delicious and good for you and the planet too. Everything is endorsed by the vegan society too!

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  1. My mouth is literally melting after reading this post! :D

    1. You have to try them, they're incredible!