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Author Topic: Healthy chocolate available at Whole Foods and Vitamin Cottage in Boulder  (Read 3705 times)

Offline BarbraC

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I just met the manufacturer of a healthy chocolate that I'd like to tell you about. Coco’s Chocolates (Coco is her real name!) are sold in Boulder, CO in the Whole Foods on Pearl & 28th St. and in Vitamin Cottage. Eventually they will probably be sold throughout the Whole Foods chain. Introducing your clients to Coco’s Chocolates is a wonderful way to encourage them to make a smart lateral move away from unhealthy chocolate. Since this chocolate needs to be kept a little cooler than conventional chocolate it is found in the ice cream section of the stores.

Coco’s Chocolates contains NO dairy, soy, gluten or wheat. They come in three flavors: Pure Heaven contains organic agave nectar. Mint Heaven contains agave & organic peppermint. Sugar-Free Heaven contains yacon syrup.*  Additionally, they are packaged in containers that are made from compostable, biodegradable corn grown in the US.
Here are the ingredients:
• Cacao is the seed of a fruit of an Amazonian tree and is a rich source of magnesium. Cacao is also rich in beta-carotene, zinc, chromium, copper, manganese, calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. It’s also a good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. Cacao is said to have more antioxidant flavonoids than blueberries, red wine or green tea.
• Cashews
• Coconut butter
• Cacao butter
• Raw, wildcrafted carob
• Maca, a nutritious root vegetable has been a staple superfood in the harsh, cold climates of the high Andes in Peru for thousands of years and was highly treasured by the Inca. It has tremendous nutritional and herbal qualities.  Maca and cacao go very well together.
Maca is a powerful adaptogen, and is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur and iron, and contains trace minerals, including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese and silica, as well as vitamins B1, B2, C and E. Maca contains nearly twenty amino acids and seven essential amino acids. As a root crop, maca contains five times more protein than a potato and four times more fiber.
• Organic stevia
*• Yacon syrup, a glucose-free, low-calorie sweetener that can improve digestive health and is suitable for diabetics and those on a sugar-free diet. Yacon is a distant relative of the sunflower with edible tubers and leaves. The syrup is pressed from the root and has a flavor reminiscent of molasses. It has been used in the Andean highlands of Peru for centuries.
Yacon root is considered the world's richest source of fructooligosaccharide (FOS), a unique type of sugar that can't be absorbed by the body. FOS is a probiotic, serving as food for the friendly bacteria in the colon, including lactobacillus and bifidobacteria.
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Offline CHeppard

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This sounds great, I'll look for it.  Another very healthy and delicious raw chocolate bar is by the company Gnosis, also carried by some Whole Foods.