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Make Your Own Valentines Raw Chocolate Hearts: Super-Simple Guide
Feb 2nd, 2016 by Rawr

Looking for a personalised gift for your Valentine? Making your own raw chocolate hearts is a great idea, and if you use our Rawr Goji Chocolate Chunks — which are super-discounted broken chocolate bars, ideal for using in recipes —  it’ll be a doddle!

And since the current price is just £1.73 for 100g of organic vegan chocolate, it’ll likely be cheaper than a shop-bought gift too.

(Even easier, you can enter to win a bag of chocolate hearts made by our chocolatiers; check out our giveaway on Instagram.)

 

Rawr Chocolate Valentines hearts

 

You will need:

 

  1. Snap or cut goji chocolate chunks into small pieces.
  2. Put the small pieces into a bowl.
  3. Fill a saucepan with a couple of inches of water, and balance the chocolate-filled bowl on top.
  4. Gently heat the pan — you want the chocolate to melt but not cook.
  5. Stir the chocolate until it’s melted, then remove the bowl from the heat.
  6. Using a spoon, fill the hearts mould with melted chocolate.
  7. Put the mould in the fridge until the chocolate is set.
  8. Lick the bowl clean while you while.
  9. Remove set chocolate hearts from fridge and devour, or package nicely for your Valentine.

 

See, we said it was super simple! 🙂

If you give it a whirl, we’d love to see. Tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

WIN Valentines Rawr Chocolate Hearts!
Feb 2nd, 2016 by Rawr

Fancy winning a bag of one-off, handmade Rawr chocolate hearts? Get yourself to our Instagram account before 9th February to enter! Open to the UK and Europe.

 

Rawr chocolate Valentines hearts giveaway

50% Off Raw Chocolate Goji Chunks for Organic September!
Sep 7th, 2015 by Rawr

It’s Organic September! Created by the Soil Association (who certify our chocolate), Organic September is the perfect time to make small changes towards the organic lifestyle.

To celebrate, we’re offering 50% off our goji berry chocolate chunks throughout the month. Which means you can get 100g of organic raw chocolate for only £1.73! As always, there’s free UK shipping on orders over £10.

Definitely a good time to stock up! You can do so here.

To find out more about Organic September, check out the Soil Association’s dedicated page here, and download their free guide.

 

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Favourite Vegan Ice Cream Recipes
Jul 7th, 2015 by Rawr

Vegan ice cream + rawr chocolate

 

We’re big fans of dairy-free ice cream. It’s so simple to make at home, and we’re getting through buckets of it now the summer’s in full swing!

We use a home ice cream machine (this one), which is super easy to use. A machine’s well worth the investment, but if you don’t have one you can also make ice cream by hand. Just pour the blended mixture into a tub and put it in the freezer, then give it a stir every half hour or so until it’s fully set. You won’t get as soft ice cream as you will if you use a machine, but it’ll still taste good!

Here are our favourite recipes. Feel free to tweak quantities and experiment with your own ingredient additions. As long as you keep the liquid to sweetener ratio about the same, it’s hard to go wrong.

 

Base

Blend:

780 ml coconut milk

320 ml coconut cream

1/2 cup coconut palm sugar or honey

 

Vanilla

Base + 1 tsp vanilla powder

 

Chocolate Chip

Base + 1/2 cup raw cacao powder + 1/2 tsp vanilla

After the ice cream comes out of the machine and is still soft (or, if making by hand, when it’s started to set in the freezer but isn’t fully solid), chop 2 Rawr Chocolate bars or a handful of goji chocolate chunks into small pieces and stir in. Then put in the freezer to set.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Base + 1/2 cup cacao powder + 3 or 4 heaped tbsp nut butter

 

For toppings, we love our raw chocolate goji chunks, fresh fruit, cacao nibs, or a dollop of raw nut butter.

Happy ice cream making!

Recipes using Rawr Chocolate
May 31st, 2015 by Rawr

We love recipes made with our chocolate, and recently we’ve been blessed with lots from food and health bloggers! Many are raw and vegan, and easy to make at home on a rainy day.

All you need to get started is some chocolate (our goji chocolate chunks are a discounted way to buy raw chocolate to melt at home, find them here), and a quick trip to the kitchen cupboard or the shops.

If you come up with any recipes of your own using our chocolate, let us know as we’d love to share!

 

Plant-based Chocolate Flapjack Recipe — Curiously Conscious

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How delicious does this look? Made with 160g chocolate, oats, fruit, and dates, find the recipe on Curiously Conscious here.

 

Rawr Goji Bites — The Food Teacher

raw fruit and nut chocolate balls

A yummy take on raw fruit and nut balls, these are made with 100g chocolate, dates, nuts, and coconut oil. Find the recipe on The Food Teacher’s site here.

 

Frozen Banana Cupcakes — Grains and Gains

frozen banana raw cupcakes

Here’s a recipe that’s perfect for summer. Frozen cupcakes using just three ingredients: 180g chocolate, banana, and almonds. Check out the recipe on Grains and Gains here.

 

Healthy Orange Hot Chocolate — Healthy Living London

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And one for cooler nights! Healthy Living London used orange chocolate, but any flavour would work. (Mint hot chocolate? Now that sounds a treat.) Using 15g chocolate, cacao powder, milk or alternative, cinnamon, and coconut oil. Find the recipe here.

 

Baked Oatmeal — Moni’s Meals

baked oatmeal

We’ve been feeling the love for Instagram lately, and Moni’s Meals is one account we love. Moni used our chocolate as a topping for this scrumptious oatmeal (recipe here). If you haven’t tried chocolate and porridge before, they’re perfect partners.

 

Raw Goji Brownie Bars — Rawberry Fields

Rawberry Fields rawr brownie bar

Rawberry Fields is one of favourite raw blogs. Rachel puts such care into every one of her posts, and her photos are beautiful. One of her particular skills is painting the inside of glass smoothie jars with raw chocolate — you have to see it to believe it! Check out one of my favourites here.

Rachel reviewed Rawr Chocolate here, and created a truly scrumptious brownie recipe, which you can find here.

Win 1kg of Goji Chocolate for Easter!
Mar 16th, 2015 by Rawr

Rawr easter eggs

Easter’s a-comin’! To celebrate, we’re offering the chance to win 1kg of our goji broken chocolate chunks (worth over £30). That’s enough to make lots of chocolate treats of your own (see our post on how to make solid Easter eggs here), or just to munch from the bag. Gorging on chocolate feels a lot better when it’s dairy-free and naturally sweetened!

Fancy 1kg of these?

Fancy 1kg of these?

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Entries close at the end of the day on 1st April, so we have time to ship your chocolate for Easter. UK entries only.

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

If you can’t wait that long, you can buy goji chocolate chunks in different pouch sizes here, and gift collections here.

Rawr Goji Berry Chocolate Now Available in Broken Chunks
Feb 26th, 2015 by Rawr

Goji berry vanilla chunksIf you’re signed up to the Rawr Newsletter or follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll already know about this great new way to buy discounted chocolate. If not, read on!

Whilst our decision to put whole gojis back in our goji bar is a wonderful development for our taste-buds, it’s making our wrapping machine over-excited. Our new Passion bar breaks much more frequently than our other chocolate bars do — oops!

We’ve turned this into good news. We’re offering these broken bars for sale in various-sized pouches, so you can enjoy them as a snack or use in your own recipes — at a cheaper price than regular bars.

Aside from munching straight from the pack, here are some of our favourite uses:

  • Drizzled melted or grated over fruit and desserts
  • Melted into warm milk (or alternative) for a yummy hot chocolate
  • Added on top of porridge for a decadent breakfast (three to six blocks is perfect)
  • Melted and poured onto homemade raw bars and snacks
  • Used as a replacement for the chocolate / cacao-and-sugar part of raw or cooked recipes
  • Melted and remoulded to make your own raw chocolate treats

If you have a favourite use for our chocolate, we’d love to know! Get your goji berry chocolate chunks here.

A Whole Lot of Gojis!
Feb 23rd, 2015 by Rawr

 

Goji berry vanilla chunksIf you’re a long-term fan of our goji and vanilla bar, you’ll know it used to contain whole berries, but that a year-or-so ago we switched to a smooth chocolate with goji berry powder. We made the change because our new machinery didn’t like whole berries.

Though we liked the new smoothness, we missed those little red nibbles. So we’re delighted to say that whole organic gojis are back! Not only do they look great in the chocolate, we love their chewiness.

As an added bonus, we now have organic goji berry powder that we can soon offer to our customers. It’s perfect for use in smoothies, desserts, or your own chocolate creations. Send us an email if you’d like to find out more.

Whole-goji bars are rolling out to shops now and are available through our online shop.

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