Elements for Life – Fiery Raw Hot Chocolate

by Thelurch on November 21, 2012 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

At this time of the year, having a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate after a sunday afternoon walk is something that everybody should enjoy, its comforting after coming in from the cold and is a great way of warming up, and here we have Hot Chocolate and Chilli combined in Elements for life’s Fiery Raw Hot Chocolate.

Now Chocolate is one of those things that the food police will tell you that must be avoided due to it being so bad for you, but actually Cacao, the raw element of chocolate is really good for you, its all the other ingredients added by the big chocolate companies that pile on the calories. Infact here are a few reasons why you should be having good quality Cacao/Chocolate:

  • It is one of the richest sources of MAGNESIUM, essential for a healthy heart and clear mind
  • High levels of ANTI-OXIDANTS, much more than green tea or red wine!
  • Packed full of ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS, the building blocks of cells
  • Loaded with FEEL GOOD CHEMICALS and neurotransmitters
  • Lots of VITAMINS including B & C
  • It’s an APPETITE SUPPRESSANT!
  • Not forgetting it TASTES FANTASTIC

So we now know the benefits of raw cacao and also the health benefits of chillies and this product has chilli powder from the Aji Orange. The powder is supplied by Jamie from The Wiltshire Chilli Farm

Now, how you make Hot Chocolate is very much a personal preference, some will use water, some will use milk, I am firmly in the latter category and the label suggests using oat milk as it makes the finished product extra creamy and and thick. Unfortunately I do not have any handy so standard semi skimmed will have to do!

The instructions say to add 3 tsps to a mug while gently warming the milk, then pour a small amount of milk into the mug and make a milky chocolate paste before adding the rest stirring well and then enjoy! The powder mixes really well with the warmed milk. It smells like normal Hot Chocolate and you cannot detect the Chilli content at this point.

So for the taste, I look to Mrs Lurch for her opinion on the taste as she is the in-house expert on Hot Chocolate to see how it compares to others she has tried. I have to admit once the warm milk is added to the chocolate, the smell is amazing and something I would expect in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!

The Chilli heat is instant,and compliments the chocolate well, it let’s you know it’s there as with other chocolate/chilli combinations but isn’t overpowering. It’s a nice warming feeling which is a great addition to the standard hot chocolate. Mrs Lurch isn’t a big Chilli eater and commented that it made her tongue tingle.

Ingredients:

Raw Cacao powder 50%, Coconut Palm Sugar/Blossom, Aji Orange Chilli

The ingredients are produced to ecological standards and are agro-chemical free.

Another thing worth noting is that the product is 100% natural and free from dairy, gluten, wheat, and refined sugar, suitable for vegans and also because they use Coconut Palm sugar, the chocolate is good for diabetics due to the slow release of the sugar as its not refined sugar like some bigger companies. It is sweet but without being too sweet.

It comes in a nice silver metal tin, at £6.75 for 175g it’s a nice premium product available from Elements for Life directly and especially for Chilefoundry readers, they are offering a 15% discount on their chilli hot chocolate and their Chilli Chocolate kit, in time for Christmas. Simply add the code ajiorange at checkout on the website until the 17th December to enjoy the discount.

This would make a good stocking filler for someone in the family.

Flavour
(9/10)
Heat
(6/10)
Packaging
(9/10)
Value (7/10)
Overall
(8/10)

 

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