Guilt Free Dark Chocolates?? Karma Katcher Chocolates Review and Giveaway!!!
Posted Jun 30 2012 10:13pm
I normally am not a huge chocolate fiend. I enjoy it occasionally, but I would rather eat dried fruit or cookies. However, every third week of the month, I LOVE it!! Thankfully, the wonderful folks at Karma Katcher Chocolates sent me some mouthwateringly delicious looking truffles!! Heck yes!!
So, I went to take pictures before they disappeared and of course I couldn’t find my stinkin camera. So, I apologize for the crappy pics. Let me assure you, they are beautiful which you can see here!
Karma Katcher Chocolates are made by the folks at The Great Unbaked . They specialize in decadent raw desserts and are based in Grants Pass, Oregon! Yay local! They are currently working on creating delicious chocolate bars and expanding into stores across the state!!
We’ve taken our Raw chocolate to a whole new level. Have you ever noticed that when you eat regular processed chocolate that you just want more, more & still more? Then when we finally have our fill of MORE we don’t feel all that well? Here at Karma Katcher Chocolates we hear all the time how there is “built in portion control”. People are satisfied with eating only one or 2 at a time.
Sugar rush? Non existent
We think its because of the whole, pure ingredients our bodies are actually fed, not stuffed.
With every bite of this delicious, heavenly healthy chocolate I get to:
Be the change you want to see in the world, ghandi
The Naughty List:
Refined, white sugar
Refined flours (our products are all Gluten Free)
GMO’s , (genetically modified organisms)
Irish Moss: What Gelatin is to “Jell-O”, Raw Irish Moss is to Pudding, Cream Pie, Meringue, Whipped Cream and other raw desserts. Raw Irish Moss is an excellent source of minerals. This almost-tasteless seaweed is loaded with life-enhancing nutrients such as sulfur compounds, protein, iodine, bromine, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, pectin, B-vitamins and vitamin C. It most definitely is a super food.
Agave Nectar: Agave Nectar is a wonderful low glycemic sweetener. It is extracted from the Agave Cactus and is available as a raw, organic, close-to-nature alternative to refined sugars. We purchase our supplies from ethical companies who have a personal relationship with their manufacturers to ensure our product is raw & produced using first rate organic farming and harvesting methods. Agave has a glycemic index of 30-35
Coconut Palm Sugar Crystals: Although not raw this sugar has a nutritional content far richer than all other commercially available sweeteners. It is especially high in Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron and is a natural source of the vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C. Along with being low glycemic (35) it’s also very rich in other minerals and enzymes which aid in the slow absorption into the bloodstream.
Coconut Nectar: When the coconut tree is tapped, it produces a naturally sweet nutrient-rich “sap” that exudes from the coconut blossoms. This sap is very low glycemic and contains 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamin C, broad-spectrum B vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH. It is raw and enzymatically active.
Cacao Butter and Powder: We use a combination of Ecuadorian, Venezuelan, and Bali Cacao products for all of our chocolate desserts. Raw Cacao is the highest known antioxidant food in the world according to its ORAC score (95,500-powder; 62,100-nibs). Much higher even than regular roasted dark chocolate (26,000-powder; 13,120-dark chocolate) and blueberries (2,400). We only use cacao from manufacturers who protect the rights of small farmers and do not use slave labor.
Almonds and Cashews: What may be surprising to many is that even though almonds and cashews are labeled “Raw” they are not. The word “Raw” is allowed to be stated in almonds and cashews but it only means they are unroasted. Misleading? Yes. We only purchase almonds & cashews that are truly raw. This of course costs more but the end product is so much more healthy and flavorful. Our almonds and cashews are not steamed or gas pasteurized thus retaining the nutrients and enzymes that were intended to remain in the original product
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil consists of over 90% raw saturated fat, which is an important building block for every cell in the human body. Unlike long-chain saturated animal fats (that have been associated with creating poor health), Coconut Oil contains healthy, healing, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs support the immune system, the thyroid gland, the nervous system, the skin, and provide fast energy. The MCTs in Coconut Oil help increase metabolism and therefore help with weight loss. It is rich in lauric acid, which is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiparasitical, and antiviral. Close to two-thirds of its saturated fat is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are actually health promoting and they are antimicrobial, easily digested for quick energy, and beneficial to the immune system. Most commercial coconut oils are refined, bleached, and deodorized, and some are even hydrogenated.
Vanilla Beans & powder: Our raw vanilla beans are sun-dried, naturally cured, not processed with alcohol, artificial heat or chemicals. Our vanilla powder is made from pure ground vanilla beans only. No alcohol used. No irradiation! Just naturally sun dried vanilla beans. The aroma and taste is out of this world!
Himalayan Crystal Salt: 100% Pure – Contains 84 “natural” elements needed by the body. This salt’s unique structure also stores vibrational energy. Himalayan Crystal Salt is a wholesome, unprocessed natural salt that brings out the wonderful flavor of our raw foods.
Essential Oils & Extracts: We proudly use products from Medicine Flower and other top quality organic suppliers. Medicine Flower extracts are considered raw and are some of the best we’ve found anywhere. The flavors are out of this world.
Colorants: all of our colors come from the plant world. That means that at no time will we use any artificial colorings. I mean, who would want to with all the wonderful abundant natural choices out there?
The cute little box I got had 8 different flavors in it. They were beautifully packed and I hated to unwrap them (that’s a lie- I dove right in!)
Here you see the Mint, Heatwave, Mochaccino and Crispie Crunch!
The first one was Heatwave.
Heatwave: Our bold chipotle chili blend gives a tingling sensation that leaves you warm and satisfied. This one ain’t for sissy lala’s!
This one was a little too spicy for my taste buds, but Tim gobbled it right up!
Then came….Mint: A cool burst of refreshing mint. Awaken your senses and satisfy your sweet tooth.
This one had a light green matcha powder covering to it. There’s no picture because it was so delicious I couldn’t even wait to take a picture!! It was mild mint, but mindblowingly good!!
Raspberry Rose was next!
Raspberry Rose: Delight in the aroma of rose blended with the sweetness of raspberry to give you the experience of walking through a heavenly garden.
Yes, that’s a rose petal on top! This one was interesting! I have never tasted anything quite like it!
Mocchacinno was my fave!!
Mochaccino: Rise and Shine & get the kick without the crash! Our caffeine-free mochaccino satisfies your coffee cravings without bringing you down.
Plain Jane was really good! I like the simplicity, yet delicacy of the chocolate. It was simply heaven!
Plain Jane: Far from average, this truffle is so good that we used it as a base for the rest of our range of chocolates. Jane never had it so good!
I loved the light crunch from the Nibs….
Intensely dark cacao nibs add a crunchy boost to the already incredibly high antioxidant content of our signature chocolate blend.
The cherry was by far one of the most amazing! I love the bitter bite of the dark chocolate with the tangy twist from the cherries!
Goldenberry Cherry: Cherries and Chocolate. What a pair! Now add Goldenberries and you’ve got a fantastic combination. You’ll love the meltaway center and little bits of chewy fruit.
T hese were seriously delicious chocolates and I cannot recommend them enough! These would make a fantastic gift….or you could just eat them by yourself. I was content after 2! I love how the real ingredients don’t cause you to want to binge like a mad person! PS, if you plant the tag, it grows wildflowers!! Now if that isn’t reason enough to buy them, I don’t know what is!!
Now here’s the fun part :0) Karma Katchers wants you try have a chance to try them too! You can win a box of delightful dark chocolate by doing 2 things:
Like on Facebook,
And tell me in a comment here which flavor you most want to try!
Contest runs through Monday July 2nd until 6pm PST. Winner will be announced Tuesday morning! Be sure to leave your email in the comment so I can notify the winner!! Good luck!!