We all have those days when it seems that sweet tooth just won’t quit. Almost all of us are guilty of grabbing a sweet treat to crunch the craving and we feel oh so satisfied, but are we really making a wise choice when selecting our sweets? Most times, many people reach for a mars or a twix bar to satisfy that craving but have you have thought about grabbing something that is good for you AND satisfies that craving? The average chocolate bar in a grocery or convenience store will sell for roughly $2-$5 depending on the brand and many people aren’t comfortable spending much more on a little treat. But have you ever wondered why some other chocolates sell for $8-$15? What makes it worth THAT MUCH MONEY???? Take a look at one of the finest chocolate companies out there… Sacred Chocolate. Sacred Chocolate sells for about $7-$9 per bar and is worth every penny!
Sacred Chocolate is slowly stone ground below 115 degrees Fahrenheit from bean to bar and is hand poured and hand wrapped in a small custom-designed, certified organic, certified vegan, certified kosher, carbon balanced, 100% renewable energy factory in California. This raw chocolate only includes healthy sweeteners such as Maple, Coconut, Inulin from Jerusalem Artichoke, Erythritol, and Stevia. Raw cacao is one of the most, if not THE most, nutrient rich and complex foods known to humanity. All chocolate starts out as raw cacao “beans” or nuts – the seed of the cacao fruit which grows on a tropical tree. The usual roasting/processing of chocolate destroys a significant amount of its valuable health supporting properties. The raw cacao beans go from bean to bar, where as other companies purchase cacao paste from overseas to save on costs… imagine that, billion dollar companies ‘cheaping’ out to save a penny. So many companies are using fake sugar substitutes and poor quality cacao or claiming that they have “raw” chocolate when in fact it is not raw at all! Then of course there is the taste factor. It is common for many raw chocolates to have a gritty texture, but you certainly won’t find that with the Sacred Chocolatiers ~ they have done their research and they know what they are selling! Making chocolate seems to be a special gift that they have and with the awards they have already won, even against mainstream high end chocolatiers in the world, they are still coming out on top! They know and can guarantee that the products that they have created are really raw, natural and AMAZING! What we love is that we all get to enjoy the ‘fruits’ of their labours and find a unique way to enjoy our day.
So what’s the big deal? What’s with all the fancy ingredients?
Using pure sugar substitutes makes a world of difference! Excessive sugar in the diet is not the best idea when it comes to healthy living. Nonetheless, few of us are consuming sugar in recommended moderate amounts and most of us are eating tons of it. In fact, worldwide we are consuming about 500 extra calories a day from sugar. That’s just about what you would need to consume if you wanted to gain a pound a week. Most people know that sugar is not good for them, but for some reason, they think the risk of excess sugar consumption is less than that of having too much saturated and trans fat, sodium or calories. Perhaps it’s sugar’s lack of sodium or fat that make it the “lesser of several evils,” or perhaps people are simply of the mind frame that what they don’t know won’t hurt them. If you really knew what it was doing to your body, though, you might just put it at the top of your “foods to avoid” list. Check out this list for 10 shocking things you might not have known about sugar. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-kirkpatrick-ms-rd-ld/dangers-of-sugar_b_3658061.html. With Sacred Chocolates, you will never find cheap sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup or cane sugar used, but rather truly unique sweeteners that are low glycemic and even suitable for diabetics!
The coconut…. Eating coconuts are excellent for one’s immunity. They are antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, meaning they kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. it can help treat some of humankind’s worst and most resilient of illnesses such as influenza, lice, throat infections, urinary tract infections, tapeworms, herpes, gonorrhea, bronchitis, and numerous other ailments caused by microbials. Is it a snack? Yes… but if you think about it, it goes WAY beyond a snack! To learn more about all the amazing qualities, check out http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-numerous-health-benefits-of-coconuts-2.html.
How to Enjoy a Sacred Chocolate:
To truly experience and enjoy a Sacred Chocolate, completely clean your pallet to eliminate anything that may alter the true Sacred flavour. Break a piece off and let it melt in your mouth and roll it over the tongue as it melts. This will allow you to experience each unique ingredient and how its exotic dance with chocolate appeals. This is so satisfying and enjoyable, much more so than devouring it in a matter of seconds. These chocolates are not meant to be eaten in excess. A small amount goes a long way and really does satisfy that craving.
The amount of flavours to choose from is endless and there is bound to be a flavour to satisfy all the chocolate lovers out there and may even capture a few who haven’t liked chocolate in the past. Click HERE to see a list of all the Sacred Chocolates and flavors that we carry.
The list of all the health benefits can go on and on but at the end of the day, ask yourself, if you can have a treat that tastes amazing in a variety of different flavours, and is great for you, would you do it? Of course you would! Give the Sacred Chocolates a try, they are all amazing. As David Wolfe, author of Naked Chocolate says “Sacred Chocolate…is clearly the best chocolate bar ever. Take one bite and you will know that Sacred Chocolate has cracked the cacao code!”