This is another raw chocolate kit, in the same vein as the Choc Chick Kit that Simon reviewed a couple of years ago.
The idea is simple, you’re given some cocoa solids and some natural sweetener, you melt them all together and you make your own raw chocolates.
There are some differences to the Choc Chick kit though. The first one is the price. The Choc Chick kit costs £11.99 and weighs 350g of chocolate, whereas the Chocolution kit weighs in at £13.99 for 200g. That’s a bit steep, if you ask me.
There are differences in how the kits are put together too. Where the Choc Chick kit contains separate bags of cocoa powder and cocoa butter, this one contains ‘pre-mixed’ cocoa solids and cocoa butter. That may seem insignificant, but it does take a little bit of the fun out of mixing the two together and experimenting with different ratios of cocoa powder and butter.
But the process of making the ‘chocolate’ is much the same. Heat the cocoa solids and agave nectar sweetener in a bowl until everything has melted, then pour the mixture into a mould. In this case, I used the paper cases included, but you could equally use an ice cube tray. You then whack it in the fridge and leave it to cool.
Of course, that’s not quite how ‘real’ chocolate is made, and if you’re not used to raw chocolate, you might find the results a little disappointing. The texture is rough and the chocolates have a tendency to melt the moment they leave the fridge and touch human skin.
But the flavour is quite acceptable, and you do get a few cocoa beans to throw into the mix, along with some suggestions for other flavours.
Is it worth the price? I don’t know. It could certainly be a fun (and healthy) snack to make with the kids, but the Choc Chick kit is both cheaper and provides more options, so that’s the one I’d go for myself.