For many years I carried Golden Rough as the best available coconut rough chocolate commercially made in Australia. Then I discovered this bulk coconut rough made in Victoria. It is a rich milk chocolate and toasted coconut lump that is one of those decadent treats you can’t stop at one. In fact, it tastes the way I remember Golden Rough tasting when I was growing up and the big gold foil circle was a prized purchase at the end of the week with whatever was left over from bus money.
You will get around 16 coconut roughs in 100g (they are hand moulded so some are a bit bigger than others). They contain sugar, vegetable fat, skim milk powder, cocoa powder emulsifier, dessicated coconut. They are suitable for gluten free dietary constraints.
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called “The Tree of Life.”
With the move towards more natural flavours in confectionery I believe the reliable coconut rough will be with us for many more years.
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