As many of us know, chocolate can definitely be part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. It's loaded with antioxidants and can make you happy, decrease your bad cholesterol, etc.
Plus, it tastes yummy!
But there are definitely differences in the quality of chocolates and the quality of the nutrition that different types of chocolate provide. One of the best (nutritionally speaking) forms of chocolate that you can get is dark chocolate, especially when you go for the minimally processed, raw vegan variety.
Heart of Shasta makes handmade organic chocolates in small batches, ensuring optimal taste, texture, and nutrition. And they're all raw and mostly vegan (they include honey).
I'll start with the turtles, since they were my clear favorite.
|Pretty great ingredients list!|
OH MY GOSH. Biting into the pecan bits was just pure delight. There are seriously few things that are so intensely delicious.
|They're big - almost palm sized and nice and thick.|
The other treats are yummy, too, though!
The chocolate bars are made of the same silky smooth chocolate and have just the right amount of their respective flavorings (and it's the actual thing, ie: real lavender not just lavender essence) to add interest to the bar without overwhelming the rich chocolate flavor.
And the Brazil Nut Inca Berry Happiness bar (aptly named) had big brazil nut pieces in it - happiness, indeed!
I also really enjoyed all four truffles that I tried.
|The Cherry Shell|
They were all delicious!
So I leave you with this - Heart of Shasta's chocolate is amazing.
Do you prefer truffles or chocolate bars?
What's your favorite nut to pair with chocolate?
What's your favorite brand of chocolate?