Ingredients: Honey, cacao butter, almonds, raisins, cacao powder, pistachios, goji berries
When you need dark chocolate, you need it NOW!
The virtue of these paleo chocolate bars is the twin luxury of clean ingredients and sensuous dark chocolate taste. A generous abundance of fruit and nuts is perfectly balanced by pure chocolate blended with sweet honey. For serious lovers of chocolate only.
Lee (one of the Paleo Treats® founders and a true chocolate aficionado) made these first for herself. Of course, with her fine aesthetic and well developed taste buds, the Cacao Now ended up with a rabid following amongst chocolate-to-excess devotees.
Serv. Size: 1 Cookie 1.8 oz (51g), Amount per Serving: Calories: 260, Fat Cal: 170, Total Fat: 19g (29% DV), Sat. Fat: 9g (45% DV), Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0g, Sodium: 5mg (0% DV), Total Carb: 23g (8% DV), Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% DV), Sugars: 17g, Protein: 3g, Vit. A: (0% DV), Vit. C: (0% DV), Calcium: (4% DV), Iron: (6% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Manufactured in a facility that produces products that contain wheat, soy, eggs, milk, peanuts and tree nuts.
Let’s start with the obvious: Our ancestors probably didn’t make paleo chocolate with the same fervor and intensity we do today. No one cared about gluten free chocolate, or paleo chocolate, or even milk chocolate 15,000 years ago; they were too busy making sure they stayed alive to think about refining their desserts.
We, however, have the luxury of enjoying the very finest things in life that have been developed to a degree unimaginable 1,500 years ago, never mind 15,000 and beyond.
The next idea to deal with is one regarding whether or not something is paleo, and why that matters. Our take on it is that as a company we will only offer paleo desserts made with strict paleo ingredients. That means it was available 10,000 or more years ago before the advent of agriculture. With the sole exception of vanilla extract, which we have not found any evidence that it is a problem for anybody and which is just a concentrated aspect of a natural plant (the vanilla bean), every ingredient we use could have been found and/or made 10,000 years ago with nothing more than rocks, sticks, and ingenuity.
We use no coconut sugar, no maple syrup, no ghee; nothing that is not patently paleo. While you may find that “mostly” paleo works for you, we are determined to give those people who have no option when it comes to ingredients a healthy and safe option when it comes to desserts.
With those two glaring pieces of the obvious out of the way, let’s talk about what makes for true paleo chocolate, which by default will also be gluten free chocolate.
Ok, so what are the defining features of paleo chocolate?
First, it has to pass the basic requirements: No gluten, no grain, no dairy. That knocks out any kind of milk chocolate right off the bat along with many of the specialty chocolates that you find. Delicious they may be, but paleo they ain’t.
Second, paleo chocolate must be free of refined sugar. This requirement is something glossed over by many in the “new to paleo” world; they forget to check all the ingredients in their dark chocolate and think just because it’s not milk chocolate that it’s OK. It’s usually not, and the reason is in the ingredients.
Almost every dark chocolate offering on the market uses some kind of refined sugar as a sweetener. It may be as obvious as cane sugar, as subtle as coconut nectar (aka coconut sugar), or as natural sounding as “wild grown volcanic sugar.” Now, we’re not here to argue whether or not any amount of sugar is good or bad for you; our mission is to bring you desserts that are strictly paleo, and that means no refined sugar.
Once you’ve got those two main requirements out of the way, the only real sweetener you’re left with is honey, which is what we use in our paleo chocolate. Honey is an all natural preservative and allows us to eschew the use of synthetic stabilizers and preservatives in all our Treats.
Now the last piece in our mini-treatise on paleo chocolate. By definition, not ever using gluten in any of our paleo desserts means that any chocolate you can find on the site is gluten free chocolate, which means it’s safe for you if you (like many others) are negatively affected by gluten.
That wraps it up, please let us know if you have any more questions about paleo chocolate, including where to find it, how to enjoy it, and why ours is so especially rich tasting. Cheers!
These are (like all Paleo Treats®) damnably delicious and are backed by our 100% guarantee.
Paleo Treats® use NO stabilizers, NO preservatives, NO synthetic stick-around junk; these are pure whole food desserts made from Paleo ingredients.
Paleo Treats are truepaleo. Truepaleo signifies a strict adherence to paleo principles, indicating only ingredients that were available before the onset of agriculture. It is the strictest certification in the Paleo world and only awarded to the very few products that meet its extraordinarily high standards. Truepaleo: If there is any doubt, there is no doubt.
No Gluten--No Grain--No Dairy--All Natural!
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