Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Navitas Naturals Organic Chocolate Kit


I'm so enamored with these cute little kits that came out by Navitas Naturals. They come in three flavors: Cacao, Goldenberry, and Goji Berry, and contain all the ingredients to make your own gourmet chocolate at home. Since Goji berries are one of my favorite snack foods I decided to give the Goji kit a try.


You will need a knife, a couple of bowls and an ice cube tray. I used a heart shaped one but a standard ice cube tray will work just fine.


The kit contains a little brick of cacao butter, some Goji berries and a very delicious blend of cacao powder, mesquite, lucuma and maca powder.


Step one, shave the cacao butter into thin pieces with your knife.


Place in either a metal or glass bowl (or mason jar) and let sit in a bowl of very hot water.


Use a spatula to help it melt and change the water if it cools down too quickly.


Add the cacao mix and combine well. Pour into 12 molds and place in freezer for about 10 minutes.


Voila!



I thought they tasted fantastic though my husband didn't really care for them. I think mesquite, lucuma and maca is a little unusual for some chocolate connoisseurs but I really enjoyed the malty flavor. The cost of the kit is $9.99 and yields 12 sizable pieces. That's actually a good deal compared to other raw chocolate bars I've bought. I love that everything included was organic and thought it was fun and easy to prepare. This would be a great activity to do with children as well as make a great gift (or Valentines Day candy - thanks Adriana!). Find them at Whole Foods, your neighborhood health food store or online.

7 comments:

Anarchy in the Garden said...

Aw, look at how cute you are! Those kits are awesome! You can make your own Valentine's candy.

Lori-Pure2Raw said...

Kits look like a lot of fun. I will have to get one and play around with them. Love the little hearts!

Marissa said...

Looks like they would be right up my alley! I don't mind those flavors together, I can pretty much get into anything chocolate ;-)

A question though, do you care much that the nibs aren't really "raw"? Or is the fact that they are processed as minimally as possible good enough for you? I often wonder that when it comes to serious raw foodies.

Judita said...

I'm not super picky about how raw something is. I worry more about how healthy it is. :)

Canadian Viagra said...

Very nice I like it, it's very easy and the you can make the mold also, thanks nice recipe.

Unknown said...

Hey Judita
LOVE your Going Raw recipe book> It is chuck full of ideas and facts, and of course, great food. My husband is a ohocoholic and I want to make some that is good for him. Where did you get your molds that you used in your recipe book, the breakaway ones?
Darlene

Judita Wignall said...

I don't remember exactly where I got those molds, but if you search online there are websites with every kind of chocolate mold you can think of. Nowadays I just pour the chocolate on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and make a bark. It's so much easier!

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