I recently signed up for Pure Citizen, which is basically a socially and environmentally conscious version of Rue La La or Gilt. Focusing on companies that are trying to make a difference in the world, Pure Citizen provides deals on products that range from being handmade and family produced to eco-conscious and cruelty-free.
Sales aren’t as frequent as other online boutique sites, but they sure make up for it in the quality of goods they provide. Even though they sell everything from clothing to beauty products, it should be no surprise to anyone that my first purchase was actually chocolate. And not just any chocolate. This chocolate is made by Organic Nectars and is organic, vegan, raw, kosher and gluten-free. That’s a mouthful all on its own.
I decided that since I was ordering anyway, I would try three different bars. The first one I tasted was the white chocolate. If I ever thought there was a mythical vegan food out there, it would definitely be white chocolate. I may have one time seen it on a blog somewhere, but that may also have just been a dream. It’s extremely hard to find, and a lot of vegan bloggers just make it themselves.
As you can see, it’s not exactly white, but I think that’s a good sign. There isn’t artificial anything in this bar so the color is natural. It was very sweet, sweeter than I remember regular white chocolate being, but I definitely enjoyed it.
Next up was the ‘nut’ milk bar, or vegan milk chocolate.
This one was my favorite. It reminded me of Cadbury chocolate, which I used to love. It was really creamy and not too sweet. If you are only going to try one, this should be it!
Lastly, I tried the 70% cocoa dark chocolate bar.
I can’t lie, I didn’t love this bar. I’ve tasted some great vegan dark chocolate and this just didn’t measure up. I know it’s raw, but I could forego that for a better piece of chocolate. Strangely, the flavor just didn’t even remind me of chocolate that much.
Overall, these bars were a nice treat, even though I’m still going to try to claim that they were ‘necessary research for the blog.’ Yep, that could work too. Now go check out Pure Citizen!