In this month’s wellness Splendour box, we bring you raw, healthy chocolate bars infused with natures superfoods. We also share the love story and passion behind the creation of these beautiful chocolates.
First we fell in love with the name and the packaging and then we tasted it, and wow! How did it all start?
Oh thank you! Made With Raw Love is actually a little love story . My partner / our co founder Scott made a frankincense infused raw chocolate on one of our first dates. I loved how he had used incredibly medicinal oil, like frankincense and combined it with other healing ingredients. I knew we had to share this with the world.
You are passionate about using superfoods and native Australian bush foods in your chocolates, why?
Superfoods have been around for quite some years now, we love them and use various ones in our chocolates, but most of them are imported from various countries around the world.
We have lived in Northern NSW for 2.5 years now and over this time have connected more and learnt more about the indigenous of this land. The native foods they used and continue to use have such incredible nutrition profiles. It’s amazing what you can find in your backyard when you really look !
Kakadu Plum for instance , which you can find in our Bush Food flavor has more vitamin c than any fruit in the world ( 100 x that of an orange )
Eliot Cowan , an amazing author , says that foods that are native to us are approx. 100,000 x better for us . We are so excited to bring more awareness to the incredible bush foods we have so close to us.
What is the difference between a Made with Raw Love chocolate compared to the standard chocolates on the supermarket shelves?
So much! haha. We often comment about how we are changing the face of chocolate, one bar at a time. Cacao , which is the origin of chocolate has been somewhat bastardised by westerners. Excess sugar, fillers , preservatives and other toxic ingredients have been added to create what is known as your standard chocolate bar.
The true flavour of cacao , which is very bitter, is completely masked by other ingredients.
Our intention is to create the healthiest chocolate in the world. Seven of our eight flavours are sugar free and each flavour is infused with superfoods , tonics and other healing ingredients. We also process our chocolate below 45 degrees, ensuring it remains raw so all nutrition is intact.
We are also really passionate about how food is created and ensure this is in a loving environment.
Chocolate is one of nature’s superfoods, what makes it so super and why?
A lot of people don’t realise it, but cacao actually is a fruit. Trees are grown in sub tropical regions around the world. Keep in mind that the superfood side of cacao is only intact if the cacao is raw. As you heat cacao it begins to lose its superfood powers.
It has one of the highest plant sources of magnesium, 40 x the antioxidants of blueberries, more calcium than milk and is one of the highest plant sources of iron . Chocolate is one of the foods that the worlds blue zones (longest living populations) consume on a daily basis.
It also releases a chemical called PEA , the LOVE chemical .
What flavours are in the range?
Bee Love: Organic – Dairy Free. Organic Cold Pressed Cacao Powder & Cacao Butter, Organic Raw Honey, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Bee Pollen & Sea Salt.
Immuni Shroom: Organic Vegan / Sugar Free. Organic Cold Pressed Cacao Powder & Cacao Butter, Organic Erythritol, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Lucuma, Non Irradiated Mushrooms: Whild Harvested Chaga & Reishi, Organic Vanilla Bean, Organic Luo Han Guo Extract, Sea Salt & Organic Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil.
Coco Nilla: Organic Cold Pressed Cacao Powder & Cacao Butter, Organic Erythritol, Organic Lucuma, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla Bean, Organic Coconut Flakes, Organic Luo Han Guo & Sea Salt.
Mint Biotic Crisp: Organic Cold Processed Raw Cacao Powder & Butter, Organic Erythritol, Organic Coconut Oil, Ezyflora Prebiotic & Probiotic Blend, Organic Luo Han Guo, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil & Sea Salt
Matcha Latte: Organic Cold Processed Raw Cacao Butter, Organic Erythritol, Organic Lucuma, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Coconut Butter, Organic Stone Ground Green Tea, Organic Vanilla Bean, Organic Luo Han Guo Extract & Sea Salt
Open Heart: Organic Cold Processed Raw Cacao Powder & Butter, Organic Erythritol, Organic Dehydrated Blueberries, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Luo Han Guo Extract, Organic Frankincense Essential Oil & Sea Salt
Bush Food: Organic Cold Processed Raw Cacao & Butter, Organic Erythritol, Organic Coconut Oil, Aust Superfoods Wild Harvested Riberry & Wild Harvested Kakadu Plum, Organic Luo Han Guo Extract & Sea Salt.
Brain Love: Organic Cold Processed Raw Cacao & Butter, Organic Erythritol, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Lucuma, Wild Harvested Lemon Myrtle & Fingers Lime, Organic Luo Han Guo Extract & Sea Salt
Where can we purchase more of these delicious blocks of heaven?
On the website: www.madewithrawlove.com
If you live in Perth you can find Made with Raw Love chocolates in selected IGA’s, West Mini Mart in Subiaco and Scutti in South Perth and various health food stores.