Chocolate is getting more and more clever, isn't it?
There's choccy made from raw cacao so that it's secretly good for you.
And then there's the dairy-free stuff.
And now there exists a chocolate that is good for you, dairy-free and also contains PROBIOTICS.
When the people at Ombar told me that they'd developed this chocolate, I'll admit - my first reaction is that it probably wouldn't taste that nice. Or, as it was dairy-free it might be loaded with soya proteins. But it was actually delicious - quite soft and easily melted (my six-year old couldn't hold one in her fingertips for too long) but it had a flavour somewhere between dark chocolate and milk chocolate. It wasn't sweet and really creamy like milk chocolate - it had a slight bitterness but not as crumbly as plain chocolate. It was good.
Added to this, the chocolate is sweetened with coconut sugar rather than refined sugar - I mix that into my brownies all the time, and it gives a lovely deep toffee-flavour to recipes. And tea. I love it in a cup of Chai tea.
For those of you who want to know the ingredients, here they are:
All natural ingredients. Good stuff, right?
I think these little chocolate buttons are a good thing for a treat if you need to avoid dairy or you want to up your probiotics - my children really liked them. And then I told them they had coconut in them. They HATE coconut. "I still like them," said my six-year old, shoving another chocolate button into her mouth.
Well, that's good then.
For more information, go take a look at the Ombar website, which also has a shop where you can place your order.