Happy Easter! Healthier Chocolate Options

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Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% Chocolate Egg

I have so much respect for Jo Fairley, not just for her work within the beauty realm but also for her and her husband’s work for producing ethically sourced organic chocolate in the shape of Green & Black’s. Born out of an idea in their small Portobello Road flat some 21 years ago, the brand has gone from strength to strength and today is certified both organic, by the Soil Association and Ecocert, and fair trade. I LOVE dark chocolate, and this 70% was super yummy, whilst it lasted!

Available from ocado.com

Choc Extreme Chocamine

Looking for all the health benefits of chocolate without the bitter taste of dark chocolate (I love it but I know it’s not for everyone!), or without the added sugar and calories, Choc Extreme Chocamine is a natural and safe chocolate supplement that may help with cravings and also provide a mild stimulatory effect, thanks to its caffeine content. Chocoamine contains a high strength extract of cocoa which contains active ingredients of theobromine and polyphenols.

Open the bottle, and it smells just like a chocolate shop inside! Choc Extreme Chocamine may help the body with metabolism and boost mood and physical performance.

Nutritional Information per 2 capsules:

Cocoa Extract 800mg

Providing:
Theobromine 96mg (12%)
Caffeine 48mg (6%)
Polyphenols 40mg (5%)

Ingredients:
Chocamine Cocoa Extract, Capsule Shell: Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose.

To use, it’s recommended that you take two capsules per day before 3pm, otherwise the caffeine may keep you awake at night!

Available from hollandandbarrett.com

Green & Black’s Organic Cocoa Powder

A Green & Black’s product I indulge in throughout the year, not just at Easter, but particularly in the wintertime. I also use for baking to provide a rich chocolatey flavour. Personally I love this in milk straight up without any sweetener, but I know that won’t be to everyone’s taste! For Mr BB I add either a teaspoon of raw honey, or if we have some available I use Zing Organics infused Low GI Coconut Sugars.

Available from ocado.com

Yogi Tea – Choco Aztec Spice

This tea is a blend of exotic Far Eastern spices with pure cocoa shells from South America. A choco-chai packed with liquorice, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom flavours, sweetened with just a hint of vanilla. A lovely tea for both morning and after dinner.

Available from ocado.com

To read about the health benefits and some fun facts about chocolate click here

 

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