Food: Choc Chicos – Cacao Raw Chocolate Kit For Kids

Easter is fast approaching and, I have to say this – even if it makes me sound like a stuffy mummy: don’t you think that kid’s just get way too much chocolate for Easter these days?

My boy is 4 years old and in the past he has ended up with 4 or 5 Easter eggs. It’s lovely that family and friends want to treat him and I do really appreciate the gesture, but, in my opinion, that’s just too much chocolate for one little boy.

Treat your kids to a chocolate free Easter with the Choc Chicos Cacao Raw Chocolate Kit For Kids. Full review at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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Every year, for the past 4 years, we have ended up using ‘left over’ (ie. Untouched!) chocolate eggs in various bakes. Our favourite has been this chocolate fork biscuit recipe from Annabel, authour of The Tickled Finger’s Toddler Cookbook.

This year, the lovely team over at Choc Chick have come to my rescue. Of course I want my boy to have a great Easter, but the thought of the chocolate sugar high makes me break out into the mum sweats. But also, all these extra chocolate treats has made me think about the children (and adults) who have dietary requirements. I wonder how it must feel to find out that all your friend’s received baskets full of various chocolate eggs when you probably didn’t.

As with everything in the Choc Chicks range, the Choc Chicos Kit For Kids is free from diary, sugar, and gluten and suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs. That means it’s the perfect little treat this Easter, whether you’re looking for something fun to do with the kid’s so they don’t miss out or whether, like me, you just can’t face another hyper Sunday.

Treat your kids to a chocolate free Easter with the Choc Chicos Cacao Raw Chocolate Kit For Kids. Full review at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

The Choc Chicos Kit For Kids

The Choc Chicos Kit For Kids comes with everything you need to make some yummy raw chocolates. I know what you might be thinking: how on Earth am I going to get my kid to eat raw chocolate? Well, I was a little sceptical at first too, but my 4 year old boy ate up the whole lot and didn’t even notice the difference. The key is to ensure you use a natural sweetener. Yes, if you’re someone who has trained their body not to be addicted to sugar, you may not want to add the fruit syrup sweetener. However, for kids (and myself!), I 100% recommend it.

What’s In The Kit?

The raw chocolate kit comes in a colourful box and contains everything you need to get started. You’ll find organic cacao (cocoa) ingredients, fruit syrup sweetener, mini cupcake cases, some magical cocoa beans and an easy to follow instruction leaflet.

How Hard Is It To Make The Raw Chocolates?

This kit is designed for children, however I would suggest adult supervision and, on the odd occasion, some help. Luke is 4 and I would say this kit is better suited to older children as there are hot pans involved. There is no cutting or slicing to be done, however those magic cacao beans must be melted over a bain-marie (a bowl in hot water), ingredients then whisked together (still on the heat) and then finally spooned into the mini cupcake cases.

Ultimately, you know your child better than anyone else, but I would say this kit would be great for children ages around 7 or 8, or any budding chefs who are confident using the stove top.

Choc Chicos – Cacao Raw Chocolate Kit For Kids review at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Choc Chicos – Cacao Raw Chocolate Kit For Kids review at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Choc Chicos – Cacao Raw Chocolate Kit For Kids review at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

How Do They Taste?

Once you’ve spooned the raw chocolate mixture into the cupcake cases, you need to freeze them for around 20 minutes so that they set solid. Now it’s time for the tasting!

As I mentioned earlier, I was curious to find out how these cacao chocolates actually tasted. Having made them, I was keen for them to taste great! After following the step by step instructions that are included in the box, I was so pleased to discover that these raw cacao chocolates actually taste blooming amazing.

I added the recommended measurement of fruit syrup nectar, as per the recipe, and you would not be able to tell the difference between these chocolates and any other good quality chocolates you would find on the supermarket shelves. They are still a little bitter – the taste is exactly like dark chocolate, but nothing that is too much for anyone’s sweet tooth.

Luke’s Thoughts

It’s all jolly good me telling you what I think of the chocolates, but this is a fun kit for children and therefore, the finished product should be child approved!

Thankfully, Luke loves these chocolates and enjoys having them as a little ‘after dinner’ treat. He doesn’t know that they’re not ‘proper’ chocolate and says that they taste super yummy. He loves the fact that they’re made in little cupcake cases too – it means that he is able to easily grab one and unwrap it in a hurry, without fumbling with any packaging.

Due to the quality ingredients and no nasties, these choccies are not pumped full of preservatives. Therefore, as suggested by Choc Chick, I’ve kept these raw chocolates in a sandwich bag in the freezer.

Choc Chicos – Cacao Raw Chocolate Kit For Kids review at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

If you’re keen to get the kids involved in the kitchen with you more often, I have a collection of recipes that are absolutely perfect for budding chefs to have a go at. Why not try making some easy shortbread biscuits, banana cake, frozen yoghurt drops, some spring inspired biscuits or blackberry and apple crumble?

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26 Comments

  1. March 15, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Oh my goodness…my daughter and I were just talking about chocolate and where it comes from. This would be good for us. #coolmumclub

  2. March 15, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Love the sound of this kit! I haven’t seen this around but my daughter and I were talking about making chocolate together so will have to look out for this. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub xo

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      Author
      March 16, 2018 / 8:09 am

      If you do see one, it’s worth picking up. If anything, it’s a fun activity to do together!

  3. March 15, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    What a great idea, I know my kids would love to try and make chocolates with the Choc Chicos Kit For Kids

  4. March 15, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I used to be the same as a kid having way too many chocolate eggs, it’s good that you’re able to use them up in other ways x

  5. March 15, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    As someone who eats a sugar-free vegan diet I was really interested to read this as I am looking for alternatives this Easter. I hate the amount of chocolate around at Easter. So much sugar! We tend to buy our children a book or a tshirt instead and then they get chocolate from other family members but this is a great alternative treat.

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      Author
      March 16, 2018 / 8:07 am

      I think the kit makes alternative foods seem a lot easier to manage and prepare. If someone had said to me “let’s make dairy free chocolates” before, I would find the idea quite daunting, but really, this kit shows that it’s actually really easy!

  6. March 15, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    I love the idea of this kit as an alternative to Easter eggs. I agree that kids get way too many eggs at Easter. I never allow my son more than a small piece if chocolate and my mum has already agreed to get him a book or puzzle instead. But I wouldn’t mind if she rocked up with a kit like this!

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      Author
      March 16, 2018 / 8:05 am

      It makes much more sense to me. I wouldn’t not let him have any chocolate, but I think they just get an impossible amount. Luke still has a giant chocolate santa left over from Christmas!

  7. March 15, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    These look great! And yes they get too much!! Lol! Family members started to give little presents or money towards something instead which makes much more sense. #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      Author
      March 16, 2018 / 8:03 am

      That does make a lot more sense, maybe short sleeved tops or shorts…something to get them ready for summer!

  8. March 15, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    This sounds like a fab kit. My boys would love it!

  9. March 15, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    Oh what a great little kit. We always end up receiving way to much chocolate eggs and I use them to bake, but even though…. this is so much better and healthier.

  10. March 15, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    we love making our own chocolate as I don’t eat dairy. But a kit for the kids to use is a really good idea.

  11. March 16, 2018 / 9:05 am

    This sounds like a great way to enjoy Easter without the crazy sugar rushes! I worry about Sophie having too much and always end up having to bake with the leftovers too! x

  12. March 16, 2018 / 9:30 am

    We get overloaded with Easter eggs here – my kids love to bake so this looks like a great little kit.

  13. March 16, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Dark chocolate is my favourite so these sound right up my street! Great kits for kids (and adults!)

  14. March 16, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    oh my kids love baking and they love chocolate even more so these would go down a treat in this house

  15. March 17, 2018 / 7:31 am

    What a fab fun kit and so much fun for the kids to get creative with chocolate making – yummy x

  16. March 18, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Oh wow this would be absolutely perfect for me because I’m dairy intolerant. Will definitely have a look at this kit. I think keeping them in a bag in the freezer is a good idea because I’ll not be tempted to eat the whole lot haha xxx

  17. March 19, 2018 / 10:57 am

    Ooo this sounds like a fab idea for those who can’t eat dairy! Fabulous recipe!

  18. March 20, 2018 / 10:55 am

    As a vegan, I’m always appreciative of dairy-free chocolate. I absolutely love the idea of making something chocolately at Easter rather than just receiving a standard egg too!

  19. March 20, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    OOh this looks like fun! Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG x

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