Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ChocolateBet: April 21, 2009

Chocolate of the Day:

8 small squares
Gnosis Chocolate
Very Good - Very Good +
Weight: 1.77 oz. (49.77 g.)/2 oz. (56 g.) in total bar/box
Calories: ~267 calories (estimate)
Cost: $0 (sample)
Purchased from: N/A - received sample during visit Gnosis made to San Francisco

I have to admit some earlier raw chocolate items I've tasted were just so-so. So, I was very pleasantly surprised with SuperChoc's great taste and consistency, as well as the healthy back-story associated with this bar. I'm looking forward to trying the other flavors from Gnosis this year.

Gnosis Chocolate was founded by Vanessa Barg, who brings with her a substantial health counseling background. She and her team are engaged in making each batch by hand - without the help of large machinery normally associated with bulk manufacturers. She explained that there is no milk (that can bind to antioxidants - which might normally bind with free radicals, neutralizing some of the chocolate's beneficial properties). And, instead of sugar, she uses agave syrup, a boon to diabetics and those watching their blood sugar levels. This chocolate is also gluten-free. Thank you to Sarah for tipping me off about Gnosis.

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