Can totally divine chocolate sauce be combined with vegan eating? Oh definitely and surely yes. Well, heck, anyone who loves chocolate will love this.
Last week Catzia had sent me a link to a blog that talked about backpacking vegan meals and in it, describing a trail cake that had been “frosted” with a product she had never heard of. No links about the product so I researched it and found the company. And what I found was Chocolate #9, a company based out of Seattle.
Taking a look at the back you can see how simply pure this sauce is: chocolate and sweetener. And the nutritional stats are downright pleasing.
Each packet is the same size as a common energy gel packet. Weight is 1.04 ounces and has about 2 Tbsp of chocolate in it.
Rip off the top and sip out for straight sauce. Or use it as a frosting as mentioned above. Or just suck it right out. Yes, that is the way! 😉
I honestly was nervous about trying it – I had the “Oh please don’t let it taste all gross like EVERY energy gel does“. So it was a really nice surprise to see how great it tasted. I sometimes buy packets of J. Hungerford hot fudge topping for Ford for trail desserts but after tasting Chocolate #9, I will buy these for Ford – he will like them and they are not full of highly questionable ingredients.
Take a look at their website – the trail 3 pack is a good choice for those unsure. I need to look a little closer in town to see if anyone carries it yet. Though I have a feeling I will be buying a case for this summer – it is shelf stable to 170°! Morning mocha? Check! Afternoon snack? Check!