Vegan Chocolate Review (Truly Organic Foods) – Sacred Chocolate & Sun Biotics Probiotic Chocolate Bar

I’m going to be doing around 3-4 posts reviewing different products from the site Truly Organic Foods. They sells tons of awesome vegan and raw products and are located in Canada (yay!). They also ship to the US, but do not ship overseas at this time. (If you’re looking for a company that does ship overseas, then I usually use iHerb.com, although they won’t carry everything that Truly Organic Foods does.) They sell raw chocolate, coconut products, hemp, miso, sea vegetables, supplements, nut & seed butters, kitchen & bath products…many that I hadn’t tried or ever heard of before.

In this review, I tried the Sacred Chocolate in Mint Chocolate, which I had wanted to try for a couple of years now, and the Sun Biotics Probiotic Chocolate, which I had never heard of before. There are 10 Billion probiotics in every bar!

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Here is what they look like:

I love the packaging of the Sacred chocolate! They also have a “Milk” Chocolate (vegan). I’m glad I got the Mint chocolate, since I prefer dark chocolate in general, but I definitely wouldn’t turn down the other either.

Oh yeah, before I continue: I Looooovvveee raw vegan chocolate. A lot. Ok, I’ll continue with the review.

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The Sun Biotics packaging was interesting. It was wrapped in  a layer of plastic (not super great), and the rest was a little paper sleeve. It was actually a bit cumbersome to get out, but not a huge deal as I was more interested in how it tasted. 😉 I mostly wanted to keep the chocolate bar intact so I could take a nice photo of it, but if I were just consuming one that didn’t need to be photographed, I probably would have just ripped open the package. ;P

I had never heard of Yacon Prebiotics before, or even “Prebiotics.” I have only bought Yacon as a syrup. I looked up what Prebiotics were, and they are a carbohydrate that help probiotics grow and stay in your digestive system.

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The Sacred Chocolate broke while it was in transit, but that’s ok. It is slightly larger than the Sun Biotics (Sacred Heart is 1.44 oz and Sun Biotics is 1.1 oz). It had a lovely minty scent right out of the package. It smelled real, you know? If you look at the ingredents, there are no crazy looking names or questionable ingredients. The ingredients are: Cacao Nibs, Maple Sugar, Cacao Butter, Peppermint Leaf and Peppermint Essential Oil.

Nom nom nom.

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And here is the other one! This one is so cool – I love trying products I never new existed. The Sun Biotic chocolate bar is raw, organic and contains 10 billion active probiotics. The ingredients are:
Raw Cacao Nibs, Coconut Sugar, Raw Yacon Root Powder, Raw Cacao Butter, Raw Vanilla Bean and a Live Probiotic Blend of L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, B. lactis, B. longum.

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I took a little bite of it… I couldn’t wait until I finished photographing them. I will get to how they both tasted in a second.

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And here are the two together to show the size comparrison… or just another excuse to photograph chocolate.

Ok, so as for how they both tasted. I have to be completely honest: They were both delicious. I would definitely buy these. If you have only had the “classic” chocolate bars in stores, and then tried one of these, you would see that there is no comparrison (at least to me). These are so smooth and creamy, and it’s almost like you can taste every individual ingredient, rather than just a mishmash of decent to crappy ingredients in a lot of the mass-produced chocolate bars. That said, I’m going to go look up the ingredients to a random one and see what the frig is actually in them.

I’m not going to mention which bar it is, but it is a very popular one. The ingredients are:

Sugar, Flour (Sources include Wheat), Glucose Syrup (Sources Include Wheat), Milk Solids, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Glucose, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Cocoa Powder, Salt, Natural Flavour (Vanilla Extract).

and one more:

MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, COCOA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), PEANUTS, CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, PALM OIL, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, SALT, EGG WHITES, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.

I’d definitely feel better about consuming the Sacred Chocolate and Sun Biotics bars, even if I didn’t eat a vegan diet.

In regards to which one I prefer, If I had to pick one, I would go with the Sun Biotic bar. It is rich and is a darker chocolate than the Sacred bar, and I also prefer plain dark over mint chocolate. They both taste decadent and awesome though, so they are both winners to me! They would make a lovely gift. I find that they are so rich that I only need a bite or two and then I’m good. I’m going to savour them for as long as possible until I can get my hands on more.

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I hope you enjoyed this review and learned about a couple of new products. Here is the Truly Organic Foods site and their facebook page:

 

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