Unlike any other, Righteously Raw Chocolate Truffle Bars are an intense nutritional experience.
So I must warn you in advance, do not purchase one expecting a sugary Hershey’s indulgence. These are grown-up, pure cacao and maca treats that I would describe more as a healthy snack than a dessert. Each thoughtful bite is a true dedication to the raw food movement, but far from the norm for mainstream chocoholics. That said…
Surprisingly low in sugars, all of the Righteously Raw Chocolate Truffle Bars offer smooth chocolaty exteriors with a raw flavor that my taste buds needed a few bites to adapt to. The truffle fillings were what I would call “rugged” rather than smooth and creamy, but bursting with natural flavor. Lest I bunch them together (each flavor is actually quite unique), I’ll offer some more detail on each variety:
90% Caramel Cacao Bar
As you might imagine from a 90% chocolate, this one is seriously dark with a thin layer of caramel-esque filling. It isn’t gooey like you would think of caramel, but rather thick and lightly sweet – a nice mellowing contrast to the bitter chocolate exterior.
Ingredient Features: lucuma, agave, dates, cacao, Himalayan sea salt, and vanilla bean.
Maca Cacao Bar
For lack of a better description, this chocolate truffle bar is seriously strange, yet a bit addicting. The exterior “chocolate” is intense with maca and coconut sugar. The filling is thick with a rich cacao contrast to the sweeter coating. Overall, I like it. It is “particular”, but an excellent find for maca lovers.
Ingredient Features: maca, agave, dates, cacao, hunza raisins, coconut oil, mesquite, Himalayan sea salt, and vanilla bean.
The Rose Bar
Talk about different! This delightfully fruity truffle bar has a slight maca-like aftertaste, though there isn’t a hint of maca in the ingredients. It is more fruity than chocolate, even the coating boasts a bright purple hue. The dark chocolate center offers contrast to the sweeter berry chocolate. I found this one to be subtly addictive.
Ingredient Features: maqui, rose hips powder, palma rosa oil, red raspberry powder, beet crystals, brown rice protein powder, agave, cacao, Himalayan sea salt, and vanilla bean.
80% Acai Cacao Bar
Mmm, I could really taste the filling in this one and it was delicious! It reminded me of a rich blackberry jam – lightly sweet and bursting with flavor. The outer shell is a very thick and contrasting dark, almost too dark for my tastes; if kind of harshes the awesome truffle filling. I’d prefer a 70% dark chocolate on this bar, nonetheless, I found it tasty overall.
Ingredient Features: acai berry, agave, cacao, Himalayan sea salt, and vanilla bean.
90% Goji Cacao Bar
Dotted with little berry bits, the contrast of the sweeter filling is a welcomed contrast against the very dark outer chocolate. I liked the overall flavor, though I admit I’d prefer a slightly less bitter dark chocolate – what can I say, I’m a sweets girl!
Ingredient Features: goji berry, agave, cacao, hunza raisins, mesquite, Himalayan sea salt, and vanilla bean.
Righteously Raw Chocolate Minis
Righteously Raw also offers little, individually-wrapped dark chocolate squares. Again, these are adult flavors and not for the faint of heart:
Divine Mint 82% – Gently minty and very, very dark.
Synergy Spice 80% – Wow, crazy spicy and HOT. Only slightly sweet – I’d call this a very masculine chocolate that reminds me of a chili cook-off.
Pure Dark 83% – Definitely dark, great for purists (though a touch too dark for me). Slightly bitter, yet smooth and rich.
For those who are concerned about ingredient quality, Righteously Raw has loads of certifications. Their chocolate truffle bars (and other products) are certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, kosher and non-GMO verified – just to name a few.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Righteously Raw Chocolate Truffle Bars are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and tree nut-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Righteously Raw website at www.righteouslyrawchocolate.com.