We know how important it is to eliminate refined/processed sugars from our diets... For chocolate lovers who haven't tasted fine chocolate except as an occassional treat, there is a remedy. However, as with all things, we have to be careful and balance everything and not overindulge.
Here's the scoop:
Endangered Species brand chocolate that you can buy at health food stores as well as on-line at http://www.chocolatebar.com/ sells a 3oz Extreme Dark Chocolate bar that is 88% cocoa - all natural and organic. One-half of a bar has only 5g of sugar, which means you can break off a small square and let it melt in your mouth (you don't chew dark chocolate) for several minutes, and you've not only enjoyed a deeply rich chocolate experience that is so satisfying, you just gave yourself a nice dose of seratonin - that good feeling that women especially,(sorry guys - you know... the cycle) zone in on. But of course, everyone benefits because there are benefits in cocoa. Filtered beet sugar is used in a tiny amount in this dark rich bar.
You can also recognize this bar by the picture of the black panther on the wrap. The bar also states 88% cocoa on the front.
10% of net profits are donated to help support species, habitat, and humanity - fair trade.
I've been doing this a few days a week for years. You could actually have a small square daily. Only one small square is enough. Find a time of day to really relax and enjoy it to the fullest - it's a ritual for me... If you love this, you'll not care to look at anything that resembles milk chocolate, which is mainly sugar and of no real benefit.
Passin' it on... Enjoy.
Be well and live in beauty! Triza