You’ve never met a chocolate bar that gives so much. 100% cacao to enliven your palate. Little bitty shreds of unsweetened coconut to add texture and rockin’ flavor. But is there sweetener to dull the punch? There is not. Everything melds into a rich confection as engaging as an epic novel or a late-night conversation. eatingEVOLVED’s 100% coconut bar gives this and more!
It’s a really wonderful thing to expand your culinary and nutritional horizons, bringing new flavors to your repertoire and new sensations to your routine. Chocolate like this is phenomenal for its ability to WOW those previously accustomed to super-sweet bars, even if “super-sweet” meant a relatively high percentage of cacao compared to candy bars—say, 60% and up. The mere existence of delicious 100% cacao bars used to be a rare occurrence, the bars often rough or even bitter when produced by large manufacturers. Now we live in wonderful times; in steps companies like eatingEVOLVED to demonstrate that chocolate is food, not candy, and worthy of respect and careful consumption.
There's nothing simple about this bar, but for the ingredients. Just two: cacao and coconut. Whoa. What that means is that a bite of this bar gives you two levels of awesomeness: the crunch of the bar and the gentle texture from finely shredded coconut, adding just a teeny bit of sweet to the foundation of unsweetened cacao mass. This is a 100% bar perfect for getting your toes wet in the growing pond of unsweetened bars.
Here's how to taste. Take a little piece and let it melt on the tongue, just a little. Then chew, letting all of the textures fill your mouth and the winey-bittersweet notes appear just like a fine cup of coffee. See how the shreds of coconut just take the edge off the unrelenting cacao? It's perfect, really.
When you hold the bar in your hand, a little bit will melt on your fingertips. That's normal for a great quality chocolate. Your sign of awesome ingredients is their relative fragility, compared to mass market bars with stabilizers and low amounts of cacao. Keep them at a nice cool temperature—not too cold, but definitely not warm—and you'll be rewarded with texture as intended. By only using fair trade chocolate and organic coconut, these amazing folks have created something previously missing in the paleo snacking world. All this fun and deliciousness comes from eatingEVOLVED, a wonderful company who makes nothing but Paleo/Primal chocolates from bars to spreads. Just two ingredients: cacao, coconut.
Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. Many people eat several tablespoons of coconut oil daily, for the incredible host of benefits it confers. It’s full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides, and it’s been shown to:
Cacao: chock-full of health-giving and beautifying fatty acids and minerals, as well as antioxidants, and nutrients that support mood and the immune system. Cacao is one of the most powerful known superfoods, and had been used for thousands of years to boost health and energy levels. Cacao is one of the most phytochemically complex foods on Earth. Many of its constituents have yet to even be discovered! We could write a dissertation on the health benefits of cacao, but here are just a few compounds found in cacao beans,: neurotransmitter anandamide (the "bliss" chemical), neurotransmitter phenethylamine (also known as PEA, the "love molecule"), neurotransmitter serotonin (a brain chemical that acts to shield against stress, increasing ones sense of wellbeing) neurotransmitter dopamine (increases ones sense of pleasure and elevates the mood), phytochemical coumarin (suppresses appetite, and also has anti-tumor properties and helps with blood circulation) enzyme asparaginase (a special enzyme with anti-cancer properties) ergosterol (a necessary chemical for Vitamin D assimilation), sitosterol (helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels), and magnesium (helps combat osteoporosis and weak bones/teeth, heart disease, migraines, muscle spasms, painful menstrual periods, and even diabetes.)
"At eatingEVOLVED we have a guiding principle that influences every decision we make: Chocolate: It’s Food, Not Candy.
When chocolate is done right, it’s a delicious, antioxidant-rich, superfood – a far cry from the commoditized, sugar-filled milk chocolate candies that line supermarket shelves.
Our mission is to handcraft dark chocolate done right.
All eatingEVOLVED chocolate is free of gluten, dairy, or soy (that’s right, no soy lecithin!). In fact, we use the fewest ingredients physically possible to create chocolate. No junk, no fillers, just the highest quality, Fair-Trade cacao lightly sweetened with organic coconut sugar. It doesn’t get any cleaner than that!"
Chocolate is a real food, and as with real foods, best if eaten within six months. We recommend storing in a cool, dry place. All of our flavors may be frozen to extend shelf life.
Chocolate has an excellent shelf life, but keep in mind that we use no preservatives and the environmental conditions where you store the chocolate has a direct effect on freshness. Dry, cool and out of direct sunlight is always best.
All of our chocolate fits within the Paleo/Primal lifestyle. Our company proudly adheres to the principles of evolutionary nutrition, using natural, organic, and nutrient-dense ingredients.