July 19, 2013 by Shannon
Since I started my Freeletics program a few weeks ago, this site I’ve really been trying to stick to mostly raw foods during the day and consume less baked goods. As I flipped through a magazine last week, my eyes skimmed over what appeared to be an advertisement for biscotti. For those of you who don’t know what biscotti is, it’s basically a twice-baked crunchy biscuit that usually contains some sort of spices, fruit, nuts or chocolate. A really tasty, hard cookie you could say. Dipped in coffee or tea for a few seconds, it’s heaven. For someone who’s trying to cut back on baked goods, it’s torture.
As I looked closer at the advertisement, I realized it was a raw version of biscotti called Biscolinos! I immediately decided to get in contact with the company (Raw Decadence) to see if they would be interested in sending me a sample for review. Lucky for me, they sent me a fantastic little sample package with a multitude of flavors!
Here’s a quick break down of the flavors I tried:
Sesame Lime & Ginger – I was most curious about this little asian inspired treat. You can taste subtle hints of lime and even less of the ginger. Interestingly enough, it left more of a sesame aftertaste.
Cranberry & Cacao Nibs – I really liked the tart little kick paired with just the right amount of cacao. One of my favorites.
Lemon & Coconut – this one had a fresh, tart, zing to it as you’d expect with a light hint of coconut.
Apricot & Cacao Nibs – it reminded me of dried fruit I used to eat as a kid. Very subtle apricot flavor that kicks in later. Interesting mixed with the cacao. Not my favorite but still, pretty tasty.
Coconut & Cacao Nibs – I feel like this one was the strongest of all the flavors. It dried out more quickly too. I couldn’t taste much of the cacao since the coconut seemed to overpower it. Very coco-nutty. I LOVE coconut so I was into it.
They were all very moist, almost chewy when they arrived. After opening the bag and letting it sit (sealed) for a week, they dried out quite a bit and started to get crumbly. They were still really good though.
These are perfect if you’re looking for something light to curb your sweet tooth without feeling a ton of guilt after you eat it. You can purchase them online or check out their ‘Where to Buy’ section on their website for stores near you. A sample pack of 5 different flavors will run you about $20. Well worth it! For those who can’t get enough, they even offer a subscription service.
Thanks to Raw Decadence, I can still satisfy my biscotti cravings without cheating on my nutrition plan. 😉