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Product Review: BiJoLada’s (dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, raw, vegan) Chocolates

About a month ago I convinced a friend of mine to go to Vegafest – a vegan outdoor festival with loads of stalls where you can try many different types of vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as beauty products. It is a really great event because you can learn a lot of useful things and sample the dishes and see which ones you like the best. Vegan and vegetarian food is usually quite expensive and you don’t want to spend a small fortune on something that you might not like once you taste it, so here you can sample every single thing that they offered and then bought only the things that made your taste buds scream from pleasure.

BiJoLada Chocolates: Sunflower Seeds, Cranberry, Rice, Almonds, Carob, Hemp, and Hazelnuts.

BiJoLada Chocolates: Sunflower Seeds, Cranberry, Rice, Almonds, Carob, Hemp, and Hazelnuts.

One such thing were BiJoLada’s chocolates. What is so special about them is that they contain NO refined sugar, NO cocoa powder, and NO genetically modified organisms (GMO). They are dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, raw, and organic. So what do they contain? The basic ingredients are cocoa butter, agave nectar, carob powder, and vanilla. Different flavours also contain sunflower seeds, rice, cranberries, rice, almonds, hemp, and hazelnuts.

BiJoLada Rice Chocolate

BiJoLada Rice Chocolate

As mentioned above, they all have the same base which tastes the same as if it were ”real” dark chocolate, but less sweet. They are also more filling than regular chocolate so you cannot really eat 100 g at one sitting all by yourself. They come in a nice packaging with 2 bars of 20 g each so you get 40 g.

Nutritional value per 40 g:

235 kcal

21 g of fat (12 g of saturated fat)

16 g carbohydrates (11 g of sugar)

4 g of fibre

0,5 g protein

BiJoLada Cranberry Chocolate

BiJoLada Cranberry Chocolate

For now, you can buy them in Slovenia and judging by the labelling also in Italy, but I guess that if you contact the lady who makes them, something could be arranged. She started making them when her children couldn’t have any store-bought ones because of different allergies.

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