I love chocolate. Chocolate cake, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate bars...give me all the chocolate. I mean, everyone loves chocolate, don't they?
However, as a fully-reformed sugar addict, I now try to avoid it wherever the "c word" wherever I can. If I go near it, even get a sniff of a Double Decker or Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, and I'm a goner. I'm derailed.
Thankfully, I now have a solution. Thanks to the food gods that be, Scottish-based iQ Superfood sent me some of their incredible organic, bean-to-bar chocolate bars to test and review - and they are utterly amazing.
I was sent three flavours to tuck into - Original Bean-to-Bar, Plush Peppermint and Orange with Wild Raspberry - and each was more delicious than the last. Better still, as "raw" chocolate, they're loaded with antioxidants and goodies which make them a real treat for both body and tastebuds alike.
So, what's so special about them? And why do you need these in your life? Well, the iQ bars are designed to be as delicious and as guilt-free as possible by using only the healthiest and tastiest raw ingredients from across the planet.
Made using organic cocoa beans (and therefore full of antioxidants), coconut blossom sugar to sweeten (this is naturally low GI, so it doesn't spike your blood sugars) and organic cocoa butter, there are no nasties or unheard-of-ingredients in these bars. In fact, you can read the whole wrapper, and you'll have heard of each and every ingredient.
Since each bar contains less than 200 calories, you can even eat it without ditching the diet. They also happen to be dairy and wheat-free, meaning they're suitable for a whole range on intolerances, so pretty much everyone can dig in too.
I absolutely adore these bars, for both taste and the amazing range of favours - and for the super cute packaging too! Each of the iQ Superfood bars offers a real chocolatey hit and will satisfy even the sweetest of teeth...you need these in your life, pronto.
P.S The bars are available to buy from a whole host of stores, including Harvey Nichols, Planet Organic and a realm of others. Click here to find your local stockist.
PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHUNK "NICE CREAM"
2 bananas, sliced and frozen for 1-2 hours
1.5 tbsp Meridian peanut butter
Half an iQ superfood chocolate bar, chopped
1) Blend together the bananas and peanut butter in a food processor until smooth. Stir through the chocolate chips and serve immediately for soft-scoop ice cream.