“Tastes like wood chippings” – Nut allergy Alexis reviews a carob bar
By Nut allergy Alexis
I’ve tasted Plamil Carob Confection… should you put a pack in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?
Plamil Carob Confection blurb reads: Made for carob lovers including vegetarian and vegans, who really like the raw taste of food without any sweeteners.
OK: Looks like chocolate. Perhaps a good chocolate substitute for those who have to avoid dairy? No added sugar either, so perhaps a healthy treat? Made in their nut free factory.
The tasting note: Sadly no. Instead it tastes like biting into wood chippings with a hint of plastic, then a lingering bitter aftertaste. Unrewarding at best. On the plus side it’s a treat that won’t spoil your appetite as you are unlikely to finish a whole bar. Very disappointing as the rest of Plamil’s allergy-free range has been much better.
Carob? Is a seed pod from the carob tree which is crushed and used as a substitute for chocolate.
The full ingredient list: Cocoa butter, carob powder (40%), soya flour
Can you eat it? Contains Soya.
Should you put it in the trolley? Unless you are a rabid carob fan then avoid this. Remember – friends don’t let friends do carob.
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Plamil Carob No Added Sugar Confection, 45g
Unless you are a rabid carob fan then avoid this. Remember – friends don’t let friends do carob. Tasted by Nut allergy Alexis.
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Plamil Strawberry Flavour Chocolate No Added Sugar
Very strong smell of strawberries but the taste is lacking, not rich enough. Tasted by Nut allergy Alexis
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Plamil Organic Orange Chocolate with Cranberries
Absolutely delicious – rich chocolate at 60% cocoa and the sharpness of the cranberries comes through well. Tasted by Nut allergy Alexis.