Being a chocolate fiend, I will eat whatever chocolate is in front of me, so to be honest, I never really cared whether I was eating processed chocolate or ‘raw’ chocolate. More and more start-up chocolatiers, like Honest Chocolate from South Africa, are focusing on the latter—and there’s a good reason.
According to the Honest Chocolate site, raw chocolate essentially means the cacao beans used are unroasted, which preserves the good nutrients and enzymes like polyphenols and magnesium. Therefore, raw chocolate is better for you.
Honest Chocolate offers two different kinds of raw chocolate—dipped (with cacao nibs on top) and classic molded—which are both sugar and dairy-free.