Chocolate is the answer to special occasions, birthdays, holidays, last minute gifts, breakups, menstrual cycles, and serious moments of indulgence. We hope we can help you choose the right chocolate, and help you be able to identify your best options and the benefits chocolate can offer!
Where does chocolate come from?
There is a big difference in raw cacao and the chocolate we buy and consume as a treat. Raw cacao in its purest form has zero sugar… ZERO! Cacao trees produce cacao pods. When you crack them open, you can see the beans, which looks a whole lot different than chocolate we buy in stores. Factories can take these beans and do several things with them – grind it into powder, make it into cacao nibs, or cacao butter!
Yes, healthy chocolate is a REAL thing!
Tips for buying healthy chocolate
- When shopping for chocolate, if you see “raw cacao” on the ingredient list, consider it a healthy version!
- The higher the cacao percentage, the lower the sugar content, thus the healthier the chocolate.
- Buy raw cacao and add a teaspoon of it to your smoothies or yogurt in the morning. It’s a whole lot healthier to add a teaspoon of raw sugar or honey along with it than buying processed chocolate.