Before bean to bar: chocolate comes from cacao, which is full of health benefits and which makes chocolate healthy — if done right. Good King makes spiced snacking cacao, in a variety of flavors from sweet to savory to spicy, to eat like any other nuts or as trail mix, and it is healthy and delicious!
Is all dark chocolate created equal?
Does all dark chocolate provide health benefits?
Find the answers to these questions and more in the excellent
new blog post “Healthy Dark Chocolate” by dear Kim Wilson of Good King, a woman-powered social enterprise that makes delicious trail mix-style snacking cacao!
For example, see myth #3 in the article to find out why a higher cacao percentage doesn’t automatically mean more antioxidants, which popular or so-called premium brands are made in a way that decreases antioxidants by nearly 80%, and which brands will give you the health benefits you’re looking for.
Thank you, Kim, for busting myths and sharing facts, because knowledge is power!
The blog article is
here, and you can buy delicious Good King snacking cacao online at the link here, or at Totto’s Market in Chicago.
Good Food Award-winning Good King snacking cacao, at glorious Totto’s Market, in sweet home Chicago!
Your friend in chocolate,
With amazing Good King founder Kim Wilson (right) in sweet Seattle, where she is based, during the Northwest Chocolate Festival. And yes: we match!
Founder, Chocolate Uplift — Chocolate Activism, Brokering, Consulting, Distribution
by Valerie Beck
Smooth and flavorful Nibmor Chocolate.
“Do the right thing, and the right thing will come back to you.”
I’m reminded of these words of wisdom as I start this post, because
Nibmor Chocolate (short for “nibble more”) is a delicious example of a business that has found success through ethics.
Certified ethical chocolate. And certified delicious by my Kendall College students and me; check out my #onthenotebook hashtag on Instagram.
Nibmor Chocolate is
fair trade certified, so farmers are paid a fair wage for the cacao that they grow, and there’s no child slave labor in the supply chain as with most large commercial brands. Nibmor Chocolate is Rainforest Alliance certified, so the environment is not harmed. Nibmor Chocolate is certified organic and GMO-free, so chocolate eaters are not fed pesticides or genetically modified industrial food substitutes.
And, Nibmor Chocolate is priced accessibly, at
65 cents per “daily dose” square.
That’s accessible ethics!
I made delicious vegan drinking chocolate with Nibmor drinking chocolate and water. Nibmor founder Heather Terry recommends coconut milk too.
And, Nibmor Chocolate is delicious. Let’s face it: flavor is king. Ethics and accessibility don’t necessarily guarantee success. Deliciousness guarantees smiles.
Refreshing Nibmor mint chocolate bar. Someone with whom I shared this bar said it tasted like Girl Scout cookies without the questionable ingredients, and I agree!
I particularly enjoyed the surprisingly mild Nibmor 80% with sea salt and nibs.
Yes, I put Nibmor eating chocolate into Nibmor drinking chocolate, and yes it was wonderful.
Onward and upward!
Your friend in chocolate,
With Nibmor founder Heather Terry (right) at the 2015 Sweets and Snacks Expo.
Valerie Beck, “The Chocolate Queen”
Chocolate Expert, Chocolate Consultant, Sweet Speaker