Thursday, 1 October 2015

Five mouth-watering healthy chocolate treats

This post contains some affiliate links.  All opinions are my own.

If you've come here looking for carob-covered cardboard, you're in the wrong place - I like my chocolate treats rich and satisfying!  I have, thankfully, discovered over the years that the real deal doesn't necessarily have to be bad for your health - there are plenty of healthy(er) options out there that curb those cravings and taste every bit as good as its sugar- and preservative-laden counterparts.  Here are my current favourites:
          
1.  Antonia's Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownies



I'm just about the furthest thing from a vegan you'll ever meet, but these brownies are fantastic!  I shamelessly hide away in the cupboard to devour them alone.  There's nothing watered-down about these beauties' chocolatey, nutty and satisfying fudge-like taste and texture - they totally hit the spot and are well worth the R59 price tag.  You can find them online at Faithful to Nature here (but be warned: They sell like hotcakes!).
        
2.  Honest Raw Organic Slab with Maca Root 



I'm a big believer in maca root with its well-known hormone balancing properties, and to have it conveniently combined with organic dark chocolate is just perfect!  This chocolate bar has only three ingredients - raw organic cacao, organic blue agave nectar and maca root - and its 60 g size makes it a completely guilt-free indulgence.  Available from Faithful to Nature here.

3.  Fresh Earth Smart Cookie



I'm not normally a cookie person, but these completely won me over: Moist and chewy, with crunchy chunks of dark chocolate in every second bite...  What's not to love?  They're gluten free and sweetened with coconut blossom sugar - a road trip staple in our home.  Find them at your nearest Dischem for around R17 each.            

4.  Woolworths Organic Dark Chocolate

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We all know that good quality dark chocolate has health benefits, but why not kick it up a notch by going organic?  Woolies' Organic Dark Chocolate is fruity and spicy and completely melts in your mouth - find one at a Woolies near you. 

5.  Oh Mega Chocolate Almond Butter


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I initially bought this as a healthy, yummy spread for the kids to enjoy, but Will kept on sneaking spoonfuls straight from the jar, ha!  Not that I mind: With only a handful of ingredients (almonds and 71% dark chocolate, containing organic cocoa paste, sugar and organic cocoa butter) and no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, it satisfies his sweet tooth and I can rest assured that it's much better for his health than other well-known supermarket brands.  You can buy it online from Faithful to Nature here.    
  
Enjoy!


4 comments:

  1. The almond butter especially looks yummy.

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    1. It's SO good, Cat - and the kids love it too!

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  2. The vegan chocolate fudge brownie sounds delicious! I'm not vegan either, but a fudge brownie can't possibly be bad.

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    1. I'm normally not into vegan food at all, Lisa, but that brownie is just too good not to mention!

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