Forget the fuss over the Twix… try raw chocolate pie

August 18, 2010

We British are far too stuck on our sickly sweet chocolate bars, as the silly row about the new Twix Fino has shown. But how many of you have tried the real food of the gods – Cornish raw chocolate pie?

The raw chocolate revolution started in the US and has gradually spread across the Atlantic. It’s being promoted as a superfood that has serious nutritional properties while at the same time tasting amazing and moreish.  

One of raw chocolate’s practising aficionados is Debby Fowler of Living Food of St Ives in Cornwall, who says:

Our raw chocolate pie is just that: RAW, uncooked and therefore retaining all the nutrients traditionally associated with cacao. It’s dairy free, gluten free, sugar free and therefore guilt free! It is also delicious and suitable for vegetarians, vegans, diabetics and anyone with a wheat or dairy intolerance.

For me it was a case of once tasted, forever smitten. And as the flavour is so intense, a little goes a very, very long way.

Living Food make their raw chocolate pies in Cornwall from uncooked cacao beans mixed with coconut butter, agarve, carob, yacon and lucuma, plus nuts, berries and natural flavourings. But absolutely no vegetable fat, milk or sugar.

The pies come in several different flavours – even chilli. They’re available from Living Food’s own shops in St Ives and Truro as well as via mail order, and from selected local outlets including St Kew Harvest Farm Shop here in north Cornwall.

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