Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chocolate that I'm in Love with

I've never been a huge chocolate bar person, until now.

A few weeks ago while I was at Whole Foods, a woman was sampling Vita Chocolate , she had a few flavors, but she wasn't the friendliest, so I only sampled two.  The goji berry and the orange almond chocolate.  I really liked both, but at $4.99 a bar, I wasn't sure if I should buy one, two, or both.  I wandered around the store and kept thinking about it & after a short while, decided I'd buy both!  

 (yes I took the photo after opening it and after finishing the goji one)

This is what they look like. Yum Yum Yum.

I really love both of them. They're so tasty!!! I only eat a few pieces at a time, so they last me a few days.  I usually don't love super dark chocolate because I find it bitter, but these aren't bitter at all despite being 72% cacao. Since these bars use raw cacao, they're super high in antioxidant. Many people know that antioxidants are good for them, but they don't really know what antioxidants are. Antioxidants are nutrients in food which help prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body cells use oxygen, they produce "free radicals" which can cause damage. Antioxidants help prevent and repair the damage.  Some people say they help prevent cancer and other diseases.   

I've been alternating with which bars to buy each week.  In the orange one, I love the flavor combination of the chocolate with the orange.  In the goji bar, I like the combination of the chocolate and the chewy goji berries. Goji berries are one of the highest foods in antioxidants, the combo of the cacao and goji berries, make this one super filled with antioxidants!  Both bars have only 5 ingredients. The orange almond has 7.5g of sugar in 1/2 a bar and the goji berry has 9g in 1/2 a bar, not bad at all!  I don't feel guilty at all about eating these, especially because there are some health benefits too! I do want to try some of their other flavors at some point, especially the peanut butter since I love mostly everything that's peanut butter and chocolate. I also noticed they come in a package of mini sized pieces[instead of a bar], but it's the same price.  I guess it just depends on the shape you like of your chocolate! 

Here's their store locator, and if they don't have them in a place nearby, you can order them online!