We’d love to be able to tell you that our chocolates will make you into a happier person, or even a better lover. But we can’t. Although scientists are hard at work on such questions, until there is conclusive evidence of cacao’s properties we will restrict ourselves to scientific or proven facts.
Cacao beans are extremely high in natural anti-oxidants, those marvel biological elements which we’ve been told are great for reducing the nasty ‘free radicals’ which modern life throws at us at every turn. These anti-oxidants can increase the levels of nitric oxide in the blood stream and this in turn aids our blood vessels to dilate, thus allowing blood flow to improve. Studies have also shown that cacao anti-oxidants reduce the rate at which our blood clots.
Since our bars are dark, with very high proportions of cacao and very little sugar added, you can lie back and indulge their unique flavour with confidence. They contain as many anti-oxidants as six apples or two glasses of red wine. Delicious and healthy: your chocolate passion has never been so saintly.
If you’re wondering why eating chocolate is so pleasurable, well, there is scientific evidence for this, too. The latest research points to a neurotransmitter called anandamine, (a.k.a. the BLISS molecule), being the cause of the sense of well-being. And if you feel more energetic and lively after eating chocolate, that’s down to the caffeine, theobromine and phenythylamine – all alkaloids present in cacao doing their thing.
All in all, an energizing, anti-oxidant, euphoria-inducing wonder bar.