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Spotlight on Lucuma
Jul 20th, 2013 by Kendra at Rawr

One of the questions we get asked most often about our ingredients is, “What is lucuma?”

Lucuma is amazing. We use it in all our Rawr chocolate bars (we use the most in Gold), and we use it a lot personally too. Here’s what it looks like when we use it:

lucuma powder

And here’s what it looks like before it gets to us:

lucuma fruit

 

Yup, lucuma is a fruit.

Here are a few more facts about our second-favourite ingredient (after cacao):

  • Lucuma is native to Peru.
  • It was once hailed the “Gold of the Incas,” as the Incas used it as a natural source of sugar.
  • The lucuma powder we use in our bars is raw and organic.
  • It’s low-GI, making it the perfect natural sweetener.
  • Though we haven’t tried a fresh lucuma fruit yet, it reportedly tastes like a cross between maple and sweet potato.
  • Lucuma has a fruity, creamy taste, making it perfect for sweet treats like raw chocolate, puddings and desserts.
  • It’s a common ice-cream flavour in Peru and Chile. (We like the sound of this recipe: home-made vegan lucuma ice-cream.)
  • It’s nutritious, containing, amongst other nutrients, beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5, calcium, and protein.

 

 

Lucuma fruit photo credit: Hoa Trai Viet Nam / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)

New Flavour Launch – Christmas Gold
Sep 29th, 2012 by Kendra at Rawr

Christmas Gold is like no bar we’ve made before. It is uniquely caramel-like in colour and flavour. We mix cacao butter with lucuma (a powdered, creamy Peruvian fruit), hemp seeds, vanilla and coconut palm sugar to create 60g bars of sweetness. With a cacao content of 51%, it’s the lightest bar we’ve ever made – great for kids and those who prefer their chocolate less dark.

As with all our bars, Christmas Gold is fully natural, certified organic, dairy-free, refined sugar free, handmade and hand-wrapped. The label features designs by local artist Nancy Voak.

Find Christmas Gold in our store here. Makes a great stocking filler, or  add it to a ‘build your own’ festive gift collection. The bar will be available through Rawr stockists soon.

We’d love to know your thoughts, so please leave a review on our website after you try.

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