I shared my Ombar #dairyfree #nutfree #soyafree chocolate

I’ve talked about this before. Sharing. I’m not good at it. Not when it comes to my special #freefrom carefully sought and expensively bought wares.

Especially not when it comes to chocolate because the chocolate I eat has to be bought online from specialist retailers. You can’t just pick up any bar from the shops.

This week however I was feeling generous because my lovely ‘tea and chocolate loving’ friend Olivia popped in to see me for a cuppa and because I had some dairy, nut and soya free Ombar raw chocolate to try.

This is one of the joys of being a #freefrom blogger. Occasionally you get lovely things in the post to try.

Ombar dairy, gluten, wheat, soya and nut free chocolate

Ombar dairy, gluten, wheat, soya and nut free chocolate

Ombar chocolate is made with raw, organic Ecuadorian cacao, unrefined coconut sugar and real juicy fruits. They are all gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and come in nine different varieties.

We ate a small bar of the good old 90% cocoa dark chocolate which was divine. It went very well with KromLand Honeybush and Rooibosh tea. More on that soon…

I say we ate and I say we shared

I think Livs might have got one or two squares but I certainly ate more of it than her and I definitely ate the last piece without offering any.

OK, I know, that’s not polite but I’m working on it. The sharing of #freefrom treats doesn’t come naturally to me alright?

I also demolished a bar of Strawberry Mylk flavour, made with creamed coconut so it was totally dairy, nut and soya free, which was possibly my second favourite after the 90% cocoa one.

I wasn’t so keen on the Blueberry and Acai berry variety, I’m not sure why. I think I’m a traditional chocolate-taste girl but having said that the strawberry one was to die for.

They do loads of other flavours including lemon and green tea, cranberry and mandarin and goji berry.

I’m tempted by the lemon and green tea but think I’d probably buy the plain one most often because I have developed quite a palate for very dark chocolate.

Allergy Information: This chocolate does have a may contain warning for traces of nuts and soya.

I spoke to Ombar about the chances of cross contamination and this is what they say: “We do not use nuts or soy as ingredients but we do not have the required controls in place to ensure that they are completely free of all traces. And this is why Ombars say ‘may contain traces of nuts and soy’.”

Trying to get hold of some once you’re hooked is not so easy. I have found them on Ocado and if you live in London you can get them through Planet Organic or Wholefoods.

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Ruth works freelance as a copywriter and writes the What Allergy blog to share information with people who have allergies, eczema, asthma and food intolerances. http://www.whatallergy.com was voted in the top 5 allergy blogs and Ruth also judges regularly for the FreeFrom Food Awards and FreeFrom Skincare Awards. She also won the Foods You Can People's choice Best FreeFrom blogger award 2014.

Comments

  1. quaking in my shoes I am delighted you enjoyed the treat. First found Ombar in Cowdray Farm Shop. all mega organic and on my door step, but they have a high mark up. Health shop is cheaper but I order direct. Coming from Cambridge, Amanda is divine and I just ring up and say its the allergy lady who can’t eat sugar. xx Jacquie

    • Why are you quaking in your shoes Jacquie? I think I’m going to do an Ocado order and get lots of freefrom goodies because I have been off the chocolate for too long :o) Can’t find it in my local health food shop.

      • Ring Ombar 01223884540 and speak to Amanda. They will send you a whole box! Quaking after previous comments, Michelle BJ thought was so unkind. I have had such an awful year and am struggling with mould allergy and praying for some colder weather xx Jacquie

        • Hi Jacquie. I am in contact with them so I will phone Amanda and get myself a box full. Christmas present to myself? Well why not. Don’t mind if I do. And please don’t quake. You are always welcome on my blog and are one of my most loyal commenters and followers. I might actually remove those comments… been having one of those years to be filed in history too and kind of forgot about that debacle. Not the kind of conversations I want on my blog. I will remove them now ;o) If can work out how. Shouldn’t have let that go on but both of you are approved so they just kind of go live regardless once someone has been approved.

  2. If you get it nicked from the cupboard, then you can’t share it either.

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