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Organic Dark Chocolate – the Law of Attraction

dark hot chocolate with aniseNo longer is chocolate labeled a junk food. In fact, many people now consider it a superfood!

This amazing food is high in flavonoids and other nutrients, which contain a multitude of health benefits.

Indeed, chocolate is actually good for you. The flavonoids work as an antioxidant to protect your body from free radical damage. Free radicals contribute to a mirage of chronic health problems like cardiovascular disease, inflammatory disorders, cataract and cancer.
 
Undeniably, dark chocolate has numerous health benefits. It is also considered to be an Aphrodisiac. In truth, dark chocolate has been known as an Aphrodisiac for centuries.
 

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Casanova’s Secret Love Potion was Chocolate

Giacomo Casanova was an Italian adventurer and author. He was also considered the world’s most famous lover. His secret to undeniable passion was chocolate. He actually savored a mug of hot chocolate before every romantic experience. In fact, prior to lovemaking he drank a cup of rich cocoa. Truthfully, many claim that Casanova’s libido was highly accentuated after he had a cup of the ol’ secret love potion.

Casanova was mostly known as a famous lover. Yet, according to the Smithsonian, Casanova was an astrologer, spy, translator (The Iliad into his Venetian dialect) and wrote a proto-feminist pamphlet, a science fiction novel, a range of mathematical treatises and his own erotic memoir that sold for $9.6 million in 2010. Casanova is also said to have befriended Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Catherine the Great, and probably Mozart.

Surely, the lady’s man of all-time and misunderstood intellectual was knowledgeable in the culinary arts and well aware of the sensual benefits of dark chocolate.

blocks of dark chocolate

Theobromine for Focus

The cocoa in chocolate has about 300 chemicals. One of those beneficial elements is theobromine – a natural stimulant that helps with focus and makes you more alert. These two qualities are quite beneficial in the bedroom.

Anandamide that Stimulates THC

Organic chocolate also contains anandamide which fastens onto the brain’s receptors to stimulate tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Although it does not get you high like marijuana, it does mimic the effects of THC.

The cocoa in dark chocolate also has two chemicals that slow the breakdown of anandamide. In effect, it makes you feel happier a lot longer. Frankly, you get the same pleasure rush as marijuana without breaking the law or feeling spacy.

dark chocolate mousse

Phenylethylamine – Falling in Love

When you eat cocoa it releases phenylethylamine – the same chemical that the body produces when you fall in love. As well, phenylethylamine is what the body releases when you have an orgasm. No wonder dark chocolate was Casanova’s secret love passion.

Tryptophan – Pleasure Sensation

To top it off, the “feel good” chemical tryptophan is released after consuming chocolate. Tryptophan is what the brain uses to make the neurotransmitter called serotonin. It is serotonin that gives you a pleasurable experience.
 

Organic Dark Chocolate Brands

It wasn’t that long ago when there was just a handful of organic chocolate available on the market. In fact, I can pretty much name all the brands that were available. In fact, products were not labeled organic but natural. It was back in the day when natural actually meant something. Food was pure, simple and devoid of chemicals and GMO’s.

Today, there are a myriad of companies the sell good quality organic dark chocolate. In fact, the selections are near endless. However, there are a few chocolate brands that stand out from all the rest. Here are a few of the top high quality companies that create delicious organic dark chocolate.

Kuapa hot chocolate

 

Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate is made with the highest quality Fairtrade cocoa beans from Kuapa Kokoo, a cooperative of smallholder farmers in Ghana. The cocoa beans are grown in the shade of the tropical rainforest. When fully grown, the farmers slowly ferment and dry the cocoa in the sun. Members of Kuapa share in profits and have a say in how the Chocolate Company is managed.

Divine Chocolate has a delicious range of chocolate products available in ten countries worldwide:

Divine Chocolate Cocoa Powder, 4.4 Ounce
Divine Chocolate Bar, 85% Dark Chocolate, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 10)
Divine Chocolate Bar, Mint Dark Chocolate, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 10)
Divine Chocolate Bar, 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 10)

hot chocolate

 

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Talk about luxury organic chocolate. Vosges Haut-Chocolat is top of the line. And when it comes to variety, the company has everyone beat. Their mission is Peace, Love & Chocolate. As quoted, “we harness the power of storytelling to open minds, spirits and palates through the medium of esteemed chocolate, inspiring us all to interact with the world in a new and creative way.”

What is more, Vosges Haut-Chocolat uses the finest ingredients from around the world including organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified chocolate. Additionally, the company is now constructing a Platinum LEED-certified green manufacturing and chocolate lifestyle house in Chicago.

Here is just a taste of what Vosges Haut-Chocolat has to offer:

Smoke and Stout Caramel Exotic Candy Bar (3 ounce)
Super Dark Super Foods + Dark Chocolate Coconut Ash & Banana — 3 oz
Dark Chocolate Bonbons Caramel Collection 50 pc .32 oz each
Vosges Haut Chocolat, Mo’s Bacon Bar (3oz Bar)

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DAGOBA

In 2001, DAGOBA chocolate made its debut. Founded by, Frederick Schilling who was intrigued by chocolate’s rich ancient history and started making his own organic chocolate. Some of the quality ingredients are dried rosehips, chai tea spices and chilies. Quickly, word got around and the demand grew for DAGOBA.

DAGOBA’s mission is to craft deeply satisfying chocolate in a socially responsible way. Even the name DAGOBA comes from the Sanskrit word for temple.

Today the company has a wide variety of chocolate products available.

Dagoba Organic Chocolate Chocodrops 74% Cacao, 8.0 Ounce
Dagoba Organic Xocolatl Drinking Chocolate, 12-Ounce Canister
Dagoba Organic Chocolate – Hot Drinking Chocolate Unsweetened – 8 oz.
Organic Chocolate Bar, Lavender Blueberry (Dark Chocolate, Lavender Essence & Wild Blueberries), 2-Ounce Bars (Pack of 6)
Dagoba Organic Chocolate Bar, Eclipse (Extra Strong Dark Chocolate), 2-Ounce Bars (Pack of 6)
Dagoba Chai Drinking Chocolate, 12-Ounce Can

cocoa beans

Endangered Species Chocolate

This amazing company has exceedingly high quality standards. Their mission is to create the very best chocolate using ingredients that meet strict standards for quality, ethical trade and environmental sustainability. Their chocolate is Fairtrade, gluten-free, non-GMO verified; Kosher and many are even certified vegan. As well, the dairy-free creme found in the 3oz. Filled Bars is made with RSPO Certified sustainable palm oil.

What is more, Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10% of their net profits annually to current 10% GiveBack Partners; Rainforest Trust, see TURTLES, SEEtheWILD, Chimp Haven, Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN), African Wildlife Foundation and the Xerces Society. Each is guaranteed an annual donation of $10,000. And with over $1.2 million generated in the past three years alone, every chocolate purchase will be a huge support to our planets wildlife.

Endangered Species Panther, Dark Chocolate (88%), 3-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12)
Endangered Species Wolf, Natural Dark Chocolate (72%) with Cranberries & Almonds, 3-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12)
Endangered Species Natural Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa, Elephant, 9.7 Ounce

Endangered Species Chocolate Variety Pack (Pack of 12) ……..(Dark with Blueberry,Tiger Dark Espresso Beans, Grizzly Dark Raspberry, Chimpanzee Dark Chocolate, Panther Extreme Dark Chocolate, Bat Dark intense)

organic dark chocolate balls

Decadent Organic Dark Chocolate Desserts

Check out these fabulous dark chocolate desserts:

Moelleux au Chocolat with Organic Dark Chocolate

Vegan Maca Root Chocolate Ice Cream

French Chocolate Pots de Crème
 

Also

French Chocolate Mud Cake with Marquise Chocolate Cream and Ganache
Rich & Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Homemade Chocolate Pasta
Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons

chocolate cheesecake

Picture credit

Blocks of dark chocolate: blackblock via photopin (license)
Cocoa beans: Cacao Seeds via photopin (license)
Balls: Lindor Truffles via photopin (license)
Dark chocolate mousse in glass: Le Chocolate Mousse via photopin (license)
Cup hot dark chocolate with heart: Chocolate love via photopin (license)
Dark hot chocolate with anise: Hot spice chocolate via photopin (license)
Kuapa hot chocolate: Hot Chocolate – Kuapa Cocoa via photopin (license)
Dark chocolate cake on white plate: Brownie and nuts via photopin (license)
Cheesecake: Chocolate cheesecake with cherries via photopin (license)
Chocolate and ice cream: frozen yogurt com brigadeiro ! via photopin (license)
Three dark chocolates: Feel-good hormones carrier – I want you more, more & some more via photopin (license)

For the Love of Chocolate!

 chocolate and ice cream
 
 

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