These started after I bought a bag of goji berries, only to discover that I wasn't too fond of eating them plain. They have a distinctive un-berry type of taste! I mean, they aren't tart like dried cranberries, or particularly fruity/sweet like dried blueberries. They have a unique goji berry flavor that is somewhat flat for a 'berry', and also takes a little getting used to. Maybe you tried and loved them at first bite (true?), but for me these are one of those acquired tastes. And, I am coming to appreciate them, they just weren't "love at first bite"!
Yet, goji berries are praised for their extremely high antioxidant content, and containing protein, as well as numerous vitamins and minerals. So, I decided to find a way to really enjoy these little powerhouses of nutrition... Yes! Chocolate! The obvious, scrumpdillylicious choice!
Plus, I justified it as so: antioxidants in chocolate + antioxidants in goji berries = super duper dose of antioxidants for Dreena! That formula works, right? (just ignore the sugar factor, or buy grain-sweetened chocolate and feel more virtuous)
So, the Chocolate Gogi Bites came to life, and I also included some macadamia nuts and crispies for good crunching measure. Sometimes it's really easy to get those antioxidants...