Hello chocolate lovers, I have good news for you. I’ve got the top five chocolate bars that you can enjoy this Valentines Day, and they are guilt-free. Like they always say, moderation is key when enjoying treats, but these five brands have nailed it when it comes to providing food that enhances life. By food, I mean chocolate. Chocolate enhances life.
What makes these bars “healthy”? Organic, ethically sourced and minimal ingredients is the name of the game. It’s how food should be; wholesome and real, without any preservatives or fillers. Packaging and marketing can get you, but I assure you the truth about any food product you ingest is hiding under the ingredient list.
When it comes to chocolate, I search the packaging for the words “organic” and “raw,” I look at the first ingredient (I prefer it to be cacao for its nutrient-dense properties), and I always like to do a bit of background research on each company. Supporting businesses who are honest, transparent and who genuinely want to enhance the life of their customers brings me so much joy. I want them to succeed! I also want you all to succeed and live vivacious lives, so sharing about the healthiest chocolates seems logical right? Ha. Okay, here we go. **I listed all of their mission statements too, they are worth the read.**
Hu chocolate: My absolute favorite.
Mission: We started Hu to help people get back to eating, living, and thriving like humans. The goal isn’t to just get by. The goal is to live actively, age gracefully, and flourish.
Cacao is the first ingredient
Organic fair-trade ingredients, no preservatives, additives(lecithins) or artificial sweeteners
Hu website is encouraging, uplifting and inspiring
Evolved into a restaurant in NY—Hu Kitchen
Unique flavors, cool environmentally-friendly packaging
Find at most Whole Foods and online
Mission: We create opportunities that empower well-being for all people by making treats that are fun, nutritious and delicious.
Responsibly sourced from Organic, Non-GMO and Direct Trade Ingredients
Made from five whole foods(raw honey, cacao powder, coconut oil, Himalayan pink salt, and either sprouted almonds or shredded coconut)
Unique texture, unlike any other chocolate bar
Packaged with environmentally sustainable shrink wrap
Mission: We are an ethically driven Australian company that believes food is sacred. We make healthy indulgence in a way that is good for the planet.
First ingredient is cacao grown by the Ashaninka community, in the remote forest at the source of the Amazon River in Peru, the place where cacao originated.
Certified organic, directly traded ingredients
Unique flavors: cashew mylk, lemon cheesecake, nutty mr. maple
Mission: IT’S FOOD, NOT CANDY. All of our products are certified organic, dairy free, gluten free, paleo, and vegan. No additives. Nothing unnatural. We like simplicity: that's why our products don't contain anything unnecessary.
All organic ingredients, no preservatives, additives(lecithins) or artificial sweeteners
Unique chocolate products: coconut butter cups, spreads, keto cups
Easy to find: Whole Foods, natural food stores
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Chocolate
Mission: Making drinking mushrooms a thing since 2012. Four Sigmatic is known for their mushroom tonics and have just stepped foot in the chocolate bar industry.
Made with organic and high quality ingredients
First ingredient is cacao
780mg of functional mushrooms in each bar