What is Chocolate Made of?

Chocolate is made from the seeds of cacao tree. Its scientific name is Theobroma cacao, in Greek meaning the drink of the gods. Products made from cocoa beans are known by different names in different regions of the world. For industrialists in North America, they classify cocoa products as follows: Cocoa powder is a dense

Choosing to buy chocolate that is good for your health

Check the ingredients on the packaging to ensure that cocoa is listed first, the amount of sugar does not exceed 10 g, the additives are as little as possible. Chocolate is a mixture of cocoa and cocoa butter, added sugar, milk and other additives and is processed into bars or drinks. Eating chocolate regularly helps

How to buy dark chocolate (part 7)

What Are Dark Chocolates Not Very Healthy? Brookside Dark Chocolate. This brand of Hershey is milk chocolate. Initially advertised as including fruit, but they have now changed the wording to sort of like fruit ‘flavors’.  Choceur. This brand is selective to Aldi stores. Anyway, the ‘dark’ is just 45% cocoa and is milk chocolate. Aldi

How to buy dark chocolate (part 6)

7. Boutique Chocolates Madecass (US – Madagascar) – The chocolate made at the source of cacao (in Madagascar). Includes 92% and 80% bar. Butler’s (Ireland) – with a 70% bar. Nice! Pana (Australia) – Choices of raw organic bars, inclusive of ‘Eighty’ – Cacao (at least 80%; cacao powder, cacao butter), dark agave nectar. What

How to buy dark chocolate (part 5)

7. Boutique Chocolates Whittaker’s (New Zealand) – One massive variety of flavors – up to 72% Dark Ghana as a popular selection. Camino (Canada) – A great choice is the ‘Intensely Dark’ 88%. Valore (Spain) – Include a 70% bar with extra high almond content (up to 25%). Ombar (UK) – The raw chocolatier with

How to buy dark chocolate (part 4)

Giddy Yoyo From Canada. Raw, USDA organic. One large series of dark chocolate bars as many as 100%. Scharffen Berger American chocolate company (owned by one subsidiary of Hershey). Choices of chocolate squares as well as bars (from 62% to over 80% cacao), Righteously Raw It is fair trade, organic, raw, dark chocolate (up to

How to buy dark chocolate (part 3)

5. Brands of Healthy Dark Chocolate Ghirardelli Intense Dark Over 85% Cacao Chocolate Bars (as well as a 92% in case you can find it!). The product has bars and small squares. More than 85% uses Soy Lecithin as one emulsifier. Godiva More than 70% Cacao Chocolate Bars. Before 2017, this bar was not processed

How to buy dark chocolate (part 2)

5. Brands of Healthy Dark Chocolate Pascha Fairtrade, organic, non-GMO dark chocolate. There is no soy lecithin. 55%-85% is the range. Endangered Species 88% Cacao and 72% Cacao bars. A 70% organic bar as well. Ethically traded cacao. One social enterprise with a fantastic theme focusing on endangered animals out there. Alter Eco Fair Trade

How to buy dark chocolate (part 1)

The dark chocolate used to be one rare treat. But today it is mainstream. It is one of the best snacks for healthy eaters. It tastes great, feels decadent, and has proven health benefits. According to one study, people tend to eat less junk food after consuming dark chocolate. It does not happen with milk