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  1. Hannah

    I really want to make these! I just tried a carob bar for my blog (though haven’t blogged it yet) and thought the same as you – that it’s good in its own right, but doesn’t taste like chocolate.

    I’m also amused because I did a candy swap with an American friend and asked for exactly those chips, but got the dairy and unsweetened kind instead. Took a while to use them up, I must admit…

  2. Kati @ Living Well

    These look great! I bought some carob powder and used it in some recipes and hot cocoa (or carob!) and it just isn’t the same as my beloved chocolate!

    I like your sifter too! Maybe I should get one…do you think they are a must have?

  3. Amber Shea

    Hannah—A candy swap? This intrigues me :]

    Kati—It can’t compare with chocolate, but I urge you to give carob another try! The flavor grows on you.
    Actually I “made do” with that little sifter until just recently, when I finally got a REAL flour sifter! If you only bake occasionally, though, I’d get one like you see here. I’d say it’s pretty close to a must-have, especially for making cakes and brownies.

  4. Cheryl

    These remind me of some “chocolate” cookies I’ve made many times through the years….but healthier, of course.

  5. Hannah

    Amber: Intrigued enough to perhaps engage in one once I’m home..? 😀

  6. Amber Shea

    Hannah—I would love to!
    I could send you all chocolate if you wish, though in return I’d be interested a kind of variety pack of items…including chocolate, certainly, but I’m thinking also perhaps peanut butter, golden syrup, some soy products, jam/jelly/chutney, maybe some spices…or just any interesting vegan products you have in Oz that we don’t! We will have to discuss this further once you’re home :]

  7. Hannah

    YES!!!! I don’t think we have anything much in the way of interesting peanut butter, but there is a raw chocolate coconut butter that pretty much costs as much as a small car but is soooo good, and I can definitely send you interesting spices like Tasmanian pepper berry, and maybe wattleseed… when I’m home, we’ll have serious email-planning to do!

  8. Amber Shea

    Oh.my.gawd, you are making my mouth water. Raw chocolate coconut butter?!?! I’d be willing to pay a premium to try such a thing. I wouldn’t have the slightest idea what to do with Tasmanian pepper berry or wattleseed, but I’d take suggestions! And I know you’ve got some interesting fruit jams and hard-to-find-here soy products down there, among other things…email planning will be necessary indeed! Can’t wait!