View Full Version : YAY my order finally got here! Ever made raw chocolate?
09-22-2004, 11:13 AM
Yay I am so stoked, my order finally came from rawfoods.com. They sent it a second time via express and I just received it today approximately seven days later from the day they sent it. I still have no idea what could have happened to the first package. I am hoping maybe it will still turn up but I think maybe they didn't actually send it the first time. I just tried making some raw chocolate ice cream from the cacoa I ordered which I love by the way. I also want to try making some chocolate. Anyone here ever made any? I also ordered the raw goddess chocolate which is INCREDIBLE. I ordered some coconut butter/oil but I am really disappointed with it. I love coconut but I seriously cannot stand the flavor of this stuff. I am thinking perhaps I have received a bad batch or something because it tastes rancid or something to me. In the goddess chocolate it is the first ingredient and I have eaten some of it which separated from the chocolate and it tastes really good. Has anyone here eated the coconut butter before? What did it taste like to you?
09-22-2004, 11:34 AM
oh i love the coconut butter..i have it in with my smoothies with udo ..helps get more nutrients out of it ..but i cant resist licking the spoon..stick with it sometimes these things an aquired taste...my friend who sells macca has people ring up and say its off and its not..just a new taste..
09-22-2004, 11:40 AM
Hmm, that does make sense but I just wonder if the stuff I have isn't rancid? It says expiration date is December, 2004 which would mean it is okay but it's strange to ship a product that will expire in just a couple months. The coco butter I tasted that had been separated from the chocolate tasted SOOOO different and was delicious. The other stuff though tastes horrible I can barely stand the thought of it and I am not a picky eater and like almost everything. I haven't tried mixing the cocobutter in a smoothy or in anything else yet, maybe it will taste better then? When you lick the spoon do you notice a bad taste at all?
09-22-2004, 03:29 PM
That is unusual for a company to send you something that is so close to expiration. I would call them or email them either way and request a replacement since it tastes off. Is the coconut oil in a glass jar? I will *not* use coconut oil from plastic. It "leaches" out toxins and chemicals from the plastic and alters the taste and healthy properties of the product. What is the brand?
09-22-2004, 03:38 PM
Hi CC thanks for the advice. I just emailed them but I highly doubt I will ever get a response as their communication is almost non existent. I might try to call them but I have already spent so much money in long distance fees trying to figure out what happened to my order. The brand I think is nature's first law and I believe it is in a plastic container but I will double check just to be sure. It really does taste horrible which surprises me because I would think coconut butter would taste fantastic. I thought it was a bit odd they would sell me something that expired in a couple months too! Do you think it is still okay to eat even if it is in the plastic container?
09-22-2004, 03:56 PM
It's really up to you but I say NO. First off, it tastes nasty. Extra Virgin Coconut oil should NEVER taste nasty. It is delicious and dreamy when it is good! I could drink the stuff! Secondly, it is in plastic. That is a big no-no. I would email them for a refund. Is all the stuff from Nature's First Law? If so, let me know what I can do to help. I go out there frequently and can speak to them personally. If you end me the email you sent I will see to it that they get it hand-delivered. :)
09-22-2004, 03:57 PM
Raw Goddess Chocolare is EASY to make. Just read the ingredients and combine. I'll help ya if you need it... :)
09-22-2004, 04:22 PM
Or at least the same Style of Chocoalte...Also, Raw Brownies kick a**! :)
09-22-2004, 05:01 PM
Hey cool thanks for the link. I need to order some nori soon so it's perfect timing! I just checked but they were out of stock :( Hopefully they'll get more soon. The kind I was using before was "Emerald Cove"....have you heard anything about that brand?
09-22-2004, 05:05 PM
Mmmm, raw brownies that sounds delicious! I just tasted the ice cream I made with the cacao and it is SOOOO yummy! It was so easy to make too I am definately going to be making more of this. I just tasted cocobutter again and it didn't taste quite as bad but it still has a very strange taste to it, almost like a smoked flavor or something. Does yours ever have any taste similar to that? I could try mixing it with some Agave and see if it tastes like the raw goddess chocolate coconut butter that was in with their chocolate.
09-23-2004, 01:25 PM
I also ordered the Raw Goddess chocolate, mainly for the ingredient list. It is wonderful!!!
So, I make my own now using coconut butter (oil), almond butter, a mix of ground cacao and carob, vanilla, chopped walnuts, and a touch of peppermint extract. I pour it into muffin liners and freeze, or freeze in an 8x8 pan and cut into squares, keep it chilled since coconut oil liquifies around 75 degrees.
Coconut oil has a very long shelf life. But I agree, it should taste great.
09-23-2004, 01:37 PM
Yeah the goddess chocolate is really wonderful! I can't wait to try and make some of my own. How much coconut and almond butter do you use with how much cocoa? Also what do you use to grind the cocoa? I have been using a coffee grinder I just bought but I don't know if there is a better way to do it? Do you use vanilla extract (btw do you know if that is raw?) or vanilla bean?
09-24-2004, 01:04 PM
I use about 1/2 c coconut oil, 1/3 c almond butter, 1/4 c carob, 1/4 c ground cacao (yes, coffee mill is the best way to grind it), 2T agave nectar, just a bit of organic vanilla (probably not raw) and a bit of pepermint extract (not raw), and some chopped walnuts. These are rough estimates, I just dump everything into a bowl and stir (if the coconut oil is warm enough it's very easy to mix up).
Then I pour it into muffin liners, or a wax-paper lined 8x8 pan, freeze, cut into chunks and store in the freezer.
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