do you like carob?
So I bought some carob powder for the first time, thinking I could substitute it for cocoa. My goodness, it tastes NOTHING like chocolate. It tastes like really bad roasted coffee. Is this how carob suppose to taste like? Or did I buy a bad brand?
What can I do with it to mask the strong awful taste? Or should I throw it out?
My Dr told me I can't do chocolate as it's hard on the adrenalsand has caffiene, (and I have health issues, so have to be careful) so once you reside that it's the closest thing I will get to have, it's o.k. but I use it in ice cream. frozen bananas, a few cherries for fun, and carob powder. It tastes deccadent to me and no guilt, and more important I don't feel sick after, or feel like calling up people I have seen in years and saying "I love you man".....
and too, it would be like just putting coco in something without sugar. It defanantly needs a sweetner of some sort.
and at www.naturalzing.com they have some really wonderful carob treats, raw oreos, and truffles.
you know what, i think i bought the wrong kind. i got the roasted one, maybe this is why the taste is so bitter?
does yours look like this? (dark color)
or this (light)
Carob is great with bananas and sweetened to taste. Also you can try 1/2 carob and 1/2 cacao powder in your sweets treats or smoothies
Quick Frozen Carob Treast
Coco Banana mix 2 organic bananas with 1/4 cup of organic raw cacao powder and sweetened to taste with organic agave and cinnamon to taste then, freeze in ice cube tray.
Health Benefits of Carob
Raw carob is lighter than the roasted. It tastes really yummy in my opinion when it's blended with some raw honey, vanilla, and bananas. I still prefer cacao powder over carob, but if your going for a more malty sort of flavor and less fat, I would stick to carob.
I actually really enjoy Carob - especially carob pods - a nice light snack/treat. You get used to Carob after the first few tries... it is NOT anything like Chocolate and if you are thinking that, then of course you will be disappointed... I hope you find a good alternative! You can always do 1/2 carob and 1/2 cacao powder....