of the things I really love about Bath is that for a small city, it's
absolutely stuffed with interesting people doing interesting things. In order
to meet as many of these fabulous people as possible, I try and have coffee
with someone new every week - mostly by simply accosting them on Twitter, which
seems to work surprisingly well. Last week, I got chatting to Simon from
eatROAR, a little Bath start up making truffles and cakes with raw chocolate,
and when he offered to send me some samples to taste, I suggested we meet up so
he could tell me more about it all (at least partly, I must admit, because I
didn't really have a handle on what raw chocolate actually was).
started eatROAR about a year ago, inspired by the lack of really good gluten-free
treats available for his coeliac partner, and the need to create something
tasty but healthy for their small children to snack on. Thus the eatROAR
truffles were born - gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and delicious. Now they
supply a growing number of local cafes with their cakes and slices, as well as
selling their truffles online and at the Bath Artisan Market.
in case you didn't know either, what is raw chocolate? Well, it’s all about the
beans – the chocolate you usually buy in the corner shop is made from roasted
beans, whereas raw chocolate is made from beans that have been naturally dried
in the sun instead. Raw chocolate advocates reckon that this preserves a lot
more of the original nutrients.
like me, you want a snack that not only tastes delicious but gives you some
proper fuel, then I'd highly recommend these little beauties - stuffed with
good stuff, they give you an almost instant energy boost. I predict great
things for eatROAR - watch this space!