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Recently I was in West London for a couple of weeks, and I couldn’t take any of my raw staples with me. I decided to have faith that I would find what I needed and lo, it turned out that Planet Organic was just round the corner from where I was staying. I knew Planet Organic have begun stocking Raw Living products so I wasted no time in exploring the store. And there it was, a whole section of shiny packets with the familiar purple labels, and quite a few other branded goodies too. It was like bumping into old friends in a foreign country. Actually it was more exciting than that, I felt like Dorothy in a sort of raw food Oz – chia and cacao and maca, oh my!
Everything in the shop is well presented, fresh and appealing, I felt virtuous and lovingly catered for just walking through the door. First thing you see is the display of fresh organic produce and freshly baked bread. Then there is a chill case displaying things like raw desserts including slices of raw chocolate tart called Chocolate Blackout. I just had to test that out (well, it was my birthday and yes it was wonderful.) There was raw hummus and other spreads too. There's a counter where they serve fresh juices, smoothies and food, both hot food and salads. Then of course is the raw section with Raw Living granola and superfood powders, plus a whole lot of other raw staples. There is a boggling selection of raw chocolate bars and goodies, including Raw Living chocolate crispy cakes and most of the Raw Living chocolate bars. Planet Organic have their priorities right.
I spoke to Matt, the manager at the Westbourne Grove store. He said they began on the raw trail about 18 months ago but in response to demand, they now stock a much wider range of products. He expects the raw section will not only be a permanent fixture, but that they will expand the range even further. Matt did also say that he often gets people asking about raw foods, they want to know more about it and what benefits they can expect from raw, so education is definitely on the cards, too.
The raw goodies extend beyond just one section, if you have a good look around. On other shelves I found raw crackers, good coconut butter and nut/seed butters, and oh joyous! - big jars of raw Biona sauerkraut. There was an impressive range of green powders like barley grass and sprirulina, and green superfood blends.
Beyond my immediate pleasure at being able to easily get hold of good raw supplies while away from home, I find it uplifting to see them on offer in a High Street health food store like this. It shows that the raw movement is gaining momentum and demand for it increases with each year that passes. There will come a time in the foreseeable future when we will no longer be seen as a bunch of nutballs by mainstream eaters, but will be catered for in the same way vegetarians are now. Eventually, maybe we WILL be the mainstream, with a minority of dinosaurs clinging to their cooked habits. Imagine if you had to wear a hoodie for a furtive visit to McDonalds because it was considered so sleazy and self-destructive to eat stuff like that. I’m reminded of the Pot Noodle tv ad, a tongue-in-cheek thing that put eating Pot Noodle on the same level as pornography. But I can imagine a time when ‘eatin’ nasty’ is viewed for real by the majority as being akin to drinking and driving, illegal drugs or smoking. Okay, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but I can dream.
The mellow birds of Raw chocolate. SuperMagic is a layerlicious DuoPolitain bar. It's a two toned chocolate bar comprising of a layer of Raw Living's famous Be the Change Bar (containing Etherium Gold and Crystal Manna) and the new Truth bar (a white chocolate bar containing Mucuna and Aulterra). That is a lot of super foods.
Texturally, it's nice and hard like all of Raw Living's choc bars, no coconut butter in here… the combination of dark and light make for a less buzzy, more mellow and smooth chocolate flight. As I have mentioned before, I'm one of those sensitive souls for which too much cacao can bring on the jitters, but in this combination it's not too much stimulation and all the right frequencies, perfect any time of day when you fancy a sweet, uplifting treat.
If you haven't yet had the pleasure of trying the new chocolate bar from Raw Living's alchemical kitchen, then you're in for a treat.
Supermagic is both super and magic, of this there can be no doubt. It's a double layer of chocolatey goodness, the bottom half is Be The Change (one of my favourite raw chocolate bars ever) and the top is Truth, a creamier, fudgey white chocolate style bar that is made without cacao powder creating a much more balanced effect than you usually get from chocolate. This is the light and the shadow, the yin and the yang, the day and the night of chocolate. And it rocks.
Containing aulterra and etherium gold which help to balance the body and brain along with uplifting mucuna and revitalising crystal manna this really is more than just another chocolate bar.
I haven't consumed milk chocolate for many years but in my imagination, the creamier, smoother consistency that you get with this bar is more akin to it and has a gentler and more comforting effect on me as a result. I definitely found it less stimulating than pure chocolate bars and it would be my bar of choice for those busy stressful time when we crave chocolate but find the stimulating effects too much.
Like a chocolately cuddle Supermagic uplifts but also balances. It's creamy, smooth and delicious and it comes superhighly recommended.
Just when I thought no chocolate bar on the planet would come close to my favourite Lucky Me bar, she's gone and done it again! Yep, Miss Magic has waved her magic chocolate wand and created a new chocolate bar creation even more delicious than is scienterrifically possible!
The new SuperMagic is like a raw version of a Double Decker bar (are they still on the go?), not in taste (it's way better than that), but in concept. This lastest bar is a fabulous fusion of a Be the Change chocolate bar and a Truth chocolate bar in one. Check it out:
These two bars brought together create a fabulously rich and creamy chocolate experience guaranteed to send you to the chocolate dimension. I love how well the flavours combine and melt together and because you're effectively eating two bars in one, you get double the superfood benefits with a heady combo of Etherium Gold, Crystal Manna, Mucuna and Aulterra, quite a potent punch I'm sure you'll agree!
The even better news is that this is a King-sized bar, fit for a chocolate queen coming in at a chocolate-lover satisfying 50g. I even had enough left over for the next day!
I highly recommend this bar. Get some! Get some now!