I have a confession to make.
I used to be completely and utterly addicted to sugar, especially milk chocolate. I couldn't get enough. In fact the regular sized chocolate bars weren't enough, I’d have to go for the family size bags.
I was told as a kid to eat all of my dinner so that I could get dessert, and dessert was usually in the form of a chocolate bar. Anything Cadburys, Wispa, Crunchie, Dairy Milk. A huge, delicious stash waiting for me in the fridge drawer after I’d finished my dinner.
This became an ingrained habit so as an adult, the moment I’d finish my meal I was thinking about chocolate.
In fact, when I decided to go fully Vegan it wasn't the meat I was missing, it was the milk chocolate. A blessing in disguise really, because when I didn't have the choice, I would be less inclined to grab a bar of chocolate when I was out and about. It made things a little more difficult to get my chocolate fix. To my frustration and surprise, most chocolate has milk or some form of milk powder in it!
After some searching I found my fix in the form of dark chocolate. Containing no dairy and fully Vegan, I was able to indulge again. It took a little time to really love it, dark chocolate, especially the high cocoa content is a little less sweet, but you do get used to it very quickly, and when you're not eating the other sugary stuff, it begins to taste much sweeter.
Dark chocolate is one of the few delicious treats that taste awesome while providing significant health benefits. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.
Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap that I used to eat) can improve your health. It’s rich in Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Copper and a few other minerals.
The key is to choose quality stuff — dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content. You’ll find that you're way less likely to eat as much as the taste is richer, contains less sugar and doesn't have that come back for more pull that regular chocolate bars have.
Dark chocolates typically contain some sugar, but the amounts are usually small and the darker the chocolate, the less sugar it will contain.
In a nutshell, dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.
As a lot of the chocolate on the market is not healthy I’ve created this delicious recipe so you can reap all the benefits without the guilt.
And you don't have to go on the hunt like I did to get your fix.