Friday, September 12

My First Experience with Raw Chocolate

Chocolatl - Mystic Mint

This chocolate is alive. It says so right on the box, and that is a very beautiful thing. This month I wanted to pamper myself a bit because of my birthday, and get my first ever box of raw chocolate.

I picked out this product because it spoke to me, and let me tell you, it was worth it (I love mint by the way). What a wonderfully intoxicating experience and I truly think that it's magical.

See for yourself. Here are the ingredients:
Raw cacao beans, raw cacao butter, coconut sugar, raw cacao powder, 
5 mushroom blend (reishi, shiitake, mesima, poria, turkey tail), Sol Raiz Organics maca root, 
wild blue-green algae, vanilla bean, oil of mint, Himalayan salt.

Isn't that just amazing! I felt so good after it as well, and I don't think that it was a placebo because it actually stimulates serotonin, endorphins, and anandamide. These are the feel-good chemicals that are released when we're in love (and who doesn't want that! More please; thank you). Raw chocolate is so great because it hasn't been heated or processed. It's made with so much care, and raw cacao is also known to have five times more antioxidants than dark chocolate. It's also very high in lovely minerals like magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc. All of which are amazing for the heart and brain.

So, if you haven't tried some yourself perhaps it's time. Make it special and savor it.
♡ Claudia