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Not all Dark Chocolate good for you…drat!

Found this article on the Cardiophile’s blog, after checking him or her out. He or she subscribed to my Twitter feed, so I figured I’d check his profile. Interesting use of twitter – teaching people how to be heart-healthy in 140 characters at a time. I applaud it!

All ‘dark’ chocolate not good for heart

As flavinoids taste bitter, some companies remove the flavinoids from dark chocolate to make them taste better. All that remains is fat and sugar and there is no health benefit whatsoever.

Oh well, I guess I should probably throw out all those Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses I bought for Pam…no, on second thought, that might be bad for the rest of my health and well being.


Mmmm…Chocolate, uh wait, it’s Cacao!

Have you ever eaten a Cacao bean? How about one covered with delicious chocolate?

If not, you haven’t joined the SweetRiot. I met Sweetriot founder and “Chief Rioter” Sarah Endline last night. She gave me my first taste, and now I’m hooked.

Eating the raw Cacao tastes a little like eating a chocolate espresso – sweet at the start, bitter and gritty at the end, but a very pleasant experience that literally made me say “Mmmm” without conscious thought. Having tasted the raw goods, which, by the way, contain all the good stuff the health folks are associating with dark chocolate, I then got to taste the bits of bean, or “nibs,”  covered in chocolate.

There are 3 kinds – 50, which is a sweeter chocolate cover, 65 which is more like classic dark chocolate and 70,which has dark chocolate and some espresso bean flavor mixed in for taste. (Disclosure – I got to take home samples. And you can’t have any.)

This stuff rocks. Seriously. And it could be healthy? (Even if it is not, I’m going to make myself believe it is.)

Like many natural products, it is not cheap, but it is worth it. Go to a retailer or their site and get yourself something that you’ll wonder how you lived without.