Love me some chocolate.

Words by

Giulia Brugliera

With all the hype surrounding Pana Chocolate, it was only a matter of time before they released a book. 

Pana Chocolate, The Recipes is a beautiful hardback, featuring the techniques and recipes for 50-something raw desserts, breakfasts and snacks. An admittedly sceptical Pana fan myself, I was surprised at how healthy most these recipes actually are. I was also pleased with the seemingly minimal preparation time.

Did I attempt any of the recipes in the book? No. Will I ever? Probably not. Unless you have a penchant for buying unnecessarily overpriced abstract health foods, neither will you. 

But, did I enjoy spending an hour of my day looking at different pictures of chocolate? You bet I did.

This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 165. You can read it here.

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