Monday 27 February 2012

Gourmet Raw Brownies review

I've just reviewed Gourmet Raw's raw vegetable crisps (here) and told you about the concept behind a raw food diet. Well, Gourmet Raw also kindly sent me a box containing a selection of their raw brownies. The box contained :

• cacao cocobanana brownie
• cacao cashew brownie
• cacao mint brownies
• carob orange brownie
• carob hazelnut brownie

Gourmet Raw say themselves : "Delicious, sweet brownies don’t sound like healthy food, do they? But they’re nothing to feel guilty about. All our brownies are packed full of the very best ingredients, responsibly sourced and really tasty." Just like the raw vegetable crisps, they are raw, vegan, organic, 100% natural, non‐GM, and dairy, wheat and gluten free.

All well and good but do they pass the taste test ? Well, I decided to try a mint brownie but I had a hard time choosing because they all look so indulgent and delicious. As you can see from the picture, the brownie was deliciously gooey and moist, tasting of cocoa more than actual chocolate, with a delicate, natural minty flavour - very nice indeed. It does have a slightly powdery aftertaste that you don't get with normal chocolatey brownies but it's a small price to pay for a healthy treat and doesn't detract from enjoying the brownie.

They are quite high in calories - 200+ calories per bar - but they contain no nasties and nothing but pure, natural ingredients specifically chosen for their health benefits. They have a high mineral content and a low GI.

***If you buy online on the Gourmet Raw website, you can use my affiliate code GR008 which gives you a 10% discount. ***

star rating : 4/5

RRP : £19.90 for 10 brownies 

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