Submitted by Ann Thurlow
Originally, I planned to tout the wonders of the raw chocolate Snickers bar made and sold by Katlin Doyle at Nurturing Essence. She has a booth at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market—she produces all kinds of raw chocolate/vegan treats. But I’m the sort of person who tends toward the familiar so I always get the same old Snickers. Then the black bean truffles caught my eye. They are, unexpectedly, smooth and delicious—rich in a way you would not expect from something made of beans. Black beans and chocolate seem to love each other and bring out each other’s best characteristics. Eat yours slowly; the flavours are complex and delicious. Plus, it’s candy that’s good for you.