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Endorfin Dark Chocolate Bars Made with Cacao & Coconut

Endorfin Foods, an award winning bean to bar company dedicated to crafting delicious and healthy chocolate, is pioneering craft chocolate sweetened with coconut sugar and enriched with coconut mylk. 

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Endorfin Foods is dedicated to crafting chocolate that pays homage to the inherent beauty and power of Theobroma cacao – the original food of the gods. These smooth chocolate bars are made from organic and ethically sourced ingredients like agroforestry cacao, coconut sugar, and coconut mylk. Endorfin Foods boast one of the cleanest labels around, with no refined sugar, dairy, soy, or gluten, making them both vegan and paleo approved. 

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Endorfin Foods is the only bean-to-bar chocolate company using coconut sugar to sweeten their chocolate – unlike beet and cane sugars, it contains vital nutrients, requires minimal processing, and can be grown sustainably. Coconut is not only better for you and for the planet but the coconut sugar adds a delicious caramel note to each bar. 

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So, which bar was my favorite? I liked the Coconut Dream is the perfect balance between sweetness and bold cacao. The Absinthe is the most unique flavor I tried. Flavors of fennel and anise come through and it is not something I’ve ever tasted with chocolate before. 

Endorfins Foods bars can be purchased at health food stores across the country or online

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate NEW 73% Vanilla Raspberry Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most widely given gifts on Valentine’s Day and Dick Taylor Chocolate has released a new limited Valentines Day bar for all you lovers out there. Made with 73% Northerner Blend (Madagascan & Brazilian cacao) dark chocolate and dusted with a mix of organic freeze dried raspberries and organic vanilla coconut palm sugar to make a delightful berry bar for Valentine’s Day. 
 
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Dick Taylor’s approach to chocolate making is very hands-on. They are committed to making the best chocolate they know how. Over time, as their knowledge of the process of making chocolate has grown, the process has become more and more complex. The current methods are a result of study, research, experimentation and trial-and-error. And the goal is to constantly be improving their chocolate as well as recognizing any shortcomings. 

Dick Taylor Chocolate sources the finest fairly-traded cacao and perform all the steps in-house to turn the raw ingredients into delicious chocolate, all in a small factory in Eureka, California. This entire process takes approximately three weeks to complete but allows for the making some of the finest chocolate possible. By using organic cacao and organic cane sugar, and by not cutting corners or taking shortcuts in the process, they are able to leave out vanilla, additional cocoa butter or other emulsifiers, in hopes of capturing and highlighting the subtle flavor nuances in the cacao sourced from around the world.

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The new adds to the presentation of the bar. The wrapper is designed and printed in house on letter press, including the hand carved raspberry. This bar will be available now through Mother’s Day and retails for $7.00 each. Click here to find the retail location nearest you. 
 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

 
 
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Celebrating National Chocolate Day with Lily’s Sweets!

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice! National Chocolate Day is July 7, which means it’s time to celebrate one of the world’s best sweet treats: chocolate. Nobody needs an extra reason to eat chocolate, but if you and your family are particularly passionate about the cocoa confection, then you’ll want to celebrate!

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This year I am celebrating with Lily’s Sweets; premium chocolate bars and baking chips. Lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate has all the indulgence you crave but with a lot fewer calories. They use only the finest non-GMO ingredients, including genuine, Fair Trade certified cocoa. All Lily’s bars and baking chips are certified gluten-free. 

What sets Lily’s apart?

  • Stevia-sweetened (less than 1g of sugar per serving)
  • Fair trade
  • Gluten free
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan (select products)
  • Available in chocolate bars, snack bars and baking chips/bars

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Cynthia and Chuck named Lily’s Sweets after Chuck’s niece, Lily, an inspired – and inspiring — young lady and childhood brain cancer survivor. Since being diagnosed at age 7, Lily has been raising money for other kids battling cancer, and Cynthia and Chuck are proud to honor Lily’s bravery and commitment to aiding others by contributing a percentage of profits each year to non-profit organizations that provide services to children with cancer and their families. As for Lily, she is now in her teenage years, has celebrated her 5-year anniversary of diagnosis and remains cancer-free and dedicated to helping others in need. In addition to supporting children’s cancer causes, Lily’s Sweets is further committed to operating ethically and sustainably. 

You can find Lily’s Sweets online at Amazon as well as hundreds of retail locations across the country including; Whole Foods Market, Star Market, and Stop and Shop.

Healthier chocolate from a company with a heartfelt mission – indulgence has never tasted this good! 

But why restrict yourself in celebrating Chocolate Day? If you eat good-quality chocolate or chocolate treats in moderation, then any day can truly be Chocolate Day, even while you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. For those who are true lovers of chocolate, the celebration of Chocolate Day knows no bounds.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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New Limited Single Origin Vanilla Raspberry Bar is Perfect for your Valentine

Chocolate is one of the most widely given gifts on Valentine’s Day and Dicky Taylor Chocolate has come out with a new limited Valentines Day bar for all you lovers out there. Made with 72% Madagascar chocolate, and paired with organic freeze dried raspberry and organic vanilla coconut palm sugar, makes for a delectable treat. 

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Dicky Taylor’s approach to chocolate making is very hands-on. They are committed to making the best chocolate they know how. Over time, as their knowledge of the process of making chocolate has grown, the process has become more and more complex. The current methods are a result of study, research, experimentation and trial-and-error. And the goal is to constantly be improving their chocolate as well as recognizing any shortcomings. 

Dicky Taylor Chocolate sources the finest fairly-traded cacao and perform all the steps in-house to turn the raw ingredients into delicious chocolate, all in a small factory in Eureka, California. This entire process takes approximately three weeks to complete but allows for the making some of the finest chocolate possible. By using organic cacao and organic cane sugar, and by not cutting corners or taking shortcuts in the process, they are able to leave out vanilla, additional cocoa butter or other emulsifiers, in hopes of capturing and highlighting the subtle flavor nuances in the cacao sourced from around the world.

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Dicky Taylor Single Origin Vanilla Raspberry will only be available for a limited time. To purchase this flavor, or any Dicky Taylor Chocolate, click here to find the retail location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Introducing Enjoy Life Foods ProBurts Bites

Enjoy Life Foods’ newest allergy-friendly product line, ProBurst Bites, are protein-rich, truffle-like bites that boast 6-7 grams of plant-based protein per serving. ProBurst Bites are the ideal high-protein snack,  post-workout eat, and great for traveling or keeping in your desk drawer for that afternoon snack attack.

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These truffle-like bites have a creamy, smooth chocolate center and hard exterior. A crunchy blend of seeds and spices, the flavors are bold. ProBurst Bites are available in 4 flavors:

  • Cinnamon Spice
  • Mango Habanero
  • Cranberry Orange
  • SunSeed Butter 

ProBurst Bites do not have a chalky, artificial after-taste of most high protein products out there on the market. These Bites are delicious and indulgent and packed with nutrients; you would have no idea it was a healthy treat! What more could you ask for? 

I love that the Bites are bite size! With three bites per serving, it’s an easy way to add protein into your diet and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. 

ProBurst Bites are available to purchase online and will be hitting store shelves soon!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Davidson’s Organics tea-infused jellies and chocolates

Davidson’s Organics, the first certified organic, fair trade, and specialty tea company in the US, introduces organic tea chocolates and tea-infused jellies to its product line of over 400 tea varieties. The new products were launched this year, the same year Davidson’s Organics celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. 

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Tea lovers with a sweet tooth will love the new tea chocolates. The tea chocolates are a meritage of Indian and South American delicacies, combing third-generation cacao beans from Esmeraldas, Ecuador with traditional tea leaves from Darjeeling, India. Davidson’s tea chocolates maintain the integrity and health benefits of the tea, as leaves are sprinkled throughout a 65 percent cacao Arriba blend.

Flavors include Earl Grey Lavender, Classic Chai and Coconut Vanilla. Earl Grey and Classic Chai are both made from black tea, rich in antioxidants and caffeine. The rooibos base of Coconut Vanilla can be used as a stress and insomnia reliever. This infusion combines a South American delicacy with a timeless tea tradition, creating a luxurious treat for all tea and chocolate lovers to delight in. The tea flavor is definetly there, but in no way overpowering.

Davidson’s tea jellies are made from brewed organic tea blends, organic cane sugar, and pectin. They complement fine cheeses, meats, crackers and deserts.

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Flavors include Earl Grey, Classic Chai, White Pomegranate and Coconut Vanilla. The rooibos base in White Pomegranate is said to have cancer preventing properties.

Every tea, every spice and every herb used in any of Davidson’s blend derives from small tea producers or small disenfranchised farmers throughout the world. All products are Certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Kosher. So, what product will you try first?

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Alter Eco Organic Fair-trade Chocolates

Alter Eco is a pioneer of globally crafted organic foods, including delicious Swiss-made chocolate bars and truffles, Bolivian Royal quinoa, heirloom Thai rice and Mascobado cane sugar. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free.

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Alter Eco’s newest chocolate flavors including, the Dark Salted Burnt Caramel chocolate bar, Sea Salt Truffles and Salted Caramel Truffles!

Alter Eco organic, fair trade truffles are crafted with the pure, good-fat-rich superfood, coconut oil and with no preservatives, no soy lecithin and no palm kernel oil. These little bundles of yummy decadent joy have everything you love in a truffle but now with everything that’s good for you and the planet. The new Sea Salt Truffles are both salty and sweet. There is a subtle crunch of Ecuadorian dark chocolate studded with mouth-watering Fleur de Sel de Guérande. Then the smooth-as-silk creamy chocolate center melts just melts in your mouth.

Alter Eco’s Large Dark Chocolate Bars are available in 11 flavors:

  • Dark Salted Brown Butter
  • Dark Cacao
  • Deep Dark Sea Salt
  • Dark Twist 
  • Dark Quinoa
  • Dark Almond
  • Dark Velvet
  • Dark Chocolate Toffee
  • Dark Mint
  • Dark Blackout
  • Dark Salted Burnt Caramel

You can purchase at Whole Foods Market and natural food stores nationwide. Click here to find a retail location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge to review for my blog. I was not paid for this review and all my opinions and thoughts are my own.

 

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Moonshine Chocolate Fudge Bars

Earlier this month my mom introduced me to The Chocolate Moonshine Co. She met the owner at a trade show and he gave her a box of samples for me to try (thanks mom!).

 The Chocolate Moonshine Co. has been making gourmet fudge and chocolate items for over 25 years.They offer 33 flavors of Artisan Fudge Bars all which are gluten free and egg free! 

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The flavors range from black raspberry and pink lemonade to tiramisu, toasted almond and birthday cake! 

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The chart was nice, but it was hard to tell some of the flavors as they didn’t all match up to a description. Some were easy to determine while others left Jeremy and I wondering what we were eating! I do have to say, we did enjoy all the flavors we tried. Jeremy loved the hazelnut (I’m not a fan) and I loved the toasted almond and tiramisu. The chocolates come in boxes and make great gifts!

You can create your own box and order 

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John Kelly Chocolates are always gluten free!

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John Kelly Chocolates, Hollywood’s gourmet chocolatier, makes high-quality, all-natural, handcrafted chocolates and gourmet fudge. JKC offers a wide range of decadent collections including artisan chocolate bars, salted caramels, walnut caramel clusters, chocolate-covered nuts and chocolate-dipped fruit —each wrapped in beautiful packaging and boasting unique flavors perfect for gifting or personal indulgence.

If that isn’t enough to get your drooling, then does knowing that all John Kelly Chocolates are gluten free?! All of products are gluten-free except for the Shortbread Cookie. All JKC products contain dairy except for the solid dark chocolate bars. All of products contain sugar, except for the Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Almonds. 

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I recently tried JKC’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Caramel with Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate with French Grey Sea Salt. Both were to die for! John Kelly Chocolates are handmade in small batches with all natural, premium quality ingredients, which is evident after the first bite. I just wish I had more to eat!!  

If you don’t live in California, don’t worry! You can purchase JKC online and you can find John Kelly Chocolates at retail locations throughout the country. To find a location nearest you, click here

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Briskbars are the first gluten free plant-based energy snack bar!

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Briskbars is a new kind of energy bar made with clean ingredients. Briskbars energy comes from plants, not from sugar or unhealthy chemicals.

Made without excessive sugar, obscure chemicals, artificial ingredients or preservatives common to so much of the prepared food on the market, Briskbars is especially developed for those who need an extra source of energy but do not wish to fill their bodies with chemicals and preservatives.

Briskbars combines guarana berries and the maca plant to help you stay alert and focused without any suspicious ingredients or unnecessary sugar. Maca, which grows in the mountains of Peru, is known to reduce tiredness and stress. Guarana berries, native to Brazil, have a stimulating effect due to their high-caffeine content.

If you are used to other sugary energy bars, Briskbars are are bittersweet and slightly sweet from the coconut. Briskbars are vegan, gmo free, gluten free, kosher, soy free, dairy-free, nut free (except coconut) and low in sodium.

The first flavor, and currently only flavor on the market, is 70% dark chocolate & coconut. It is bittersweet and only has 4g of sugar per bar, 100 calories, 5g protein, and 6g fat (mainly coconut and dark chocolate fat. 

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Ingredients: Desiccated coconut, pea protein crisp (pea protein concentrate, Chicory root fiber, brown rice flour [rice flour & rice bran), seeds (sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, sesame seed), brown rice syrup, organic 70% dark chocolate (organic unsweetened chocolate, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter), whole grain brown rice protein, cocoa (processed with alkali), water, guarana, grape juice concentrate, rice syrup, maca, brown rice, sunflower oil, agar, natural flavor. Contains 7.3% Organic Dark Chocolate. 

You can purchase Briskbars in packs in packs of 4, 12, 30, and 70 with free shipping here

 

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

 

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