Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cocoa Cravings Banana Drinking Chocolate for this Autumn

                     Cocoa Cravings Banana Drinking Chocolate combines all the healthy and delicious tastes of bananas, tasty strawberries, and indulgent vanilla. Winter blues? Cheer up because Banana Drinking Chocolate is delicious hot, too! Just try using hot water, milk or milk substitute.

Our Banana drinking chocolate includes among many other certified organic ingredients, the finest Cocoa Powder*, Vegan, Chocolate* (Cocoa*, Soy Lecithin*, Evaporated Cane Juice* and Stevia*), Banana Powder*, Strawberry Powder*, Vanilla Liquid and a trademark Ayurvedic Spice Blend* (a proprietary spice blend). You got to try it, for it's unforgettable lingering taste, which will leave you reaching for more.

Why not try this tempting insanely good banana drinking chocolate recipe then?

2 heaped tablespoons Cocoa Cravings Banana Drinking Chocolate mix
1/2 of a small ripe banana sliced
1 tall cup fat-free milk boiled
1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup crushed ice or 5 to 8 ice cubes
Low calorie sweetener (optional)

In a tall glass, combine cocoa mix, half of the hot milk, chocolate chips, and sweetener. Add 1/4 cup very hot water and blended banana and stir until ingredients have dissolved. Top glass with remaining milk, stirring continuously.
          Now sit back and enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

PICANTE Hot Cocoa - Zesty enough for the Season!

It's that time of the year when pumpkin pies and drinking chocolates are enjoyed in almost every household.
Our drinking chocolate- Pumpkin Pie is a spice mixture typically comprised of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, pumpkin pie is a must have for the holiday season during fall and winter. Just the right amount of pumpkin pie flavor to satisfy and delightfully rich cocoa with coconut sugar — what else do you need

A cup of hot dark chocolate can actually PREVENT diabetes

Forget everything you've been told about hot chocolate being an indulgence: a cup before bedtime could fend off diabetes, a study has found.  Dark chocolate is rich in flavanols, plant chemicals that boost blood flow by widening vessels. Cocoa powder also reduces amounts of harmful liver fats called triglycerides by about a third. It has been used in a medicinal capacity for more than two thousand years. The Mayans and Aztecs civilizations were convinced it relieved a host of ailments including fever, heart pain and bowel complaints.

Now here is a recipe for you to try this one of a kind PICANTE HOT COCOA

1 1/2 cups boiling water

1 tbsp white sugar (optional)
1 pinch salt
4 1/2 cups milk

Mix the sugar, salt, 2  ounces of the PICANTE HOT COCOA  into the water and part of the milk in a tall drinking mug. 

When the chocolate powder dissolves gradually the remaining milk stirring continuously. Now top with the balance 1 ounce PICANTE HOT COCOA and stir in to form a dark rich hot chocolate drink.

Happy drinking! 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Cocoa & Chocolate Hot or Cold– a must have for the season!

Cocoa & Chocolate Hot or Cold– a must have for the season!

We are right at the onset of  the “Chocolate Season” kicking  off before Halloween, taking in Christmas, Valentine's and Mother's days ending just after Easter (give or take a bit of abstention for Lent). The uses and benefits of cocoa powder are limitless, make your own chocolates at home, stir up a nice hot chocolate drink, flavor your brownies and  cookies, etc.

Our extra dark cocoa powder does not contain preservatives, hydrogenated fats, animal fat, cholesterol or gluten. This Cocoa is processed with low heat. A must have for this season, our cocoa powder is deep reddish brown in color and is universally known as the finest imported cocoa powder.

Benefits  of cocoa powder
Just 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder contains 3 to 9 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. In addition to carrying oxygen, iron helps make red blood cells and is essential for your immune system.

Besides the  above possible health benefits of cocoa powder, UMIM says that cocoa may lower LDL cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots, increase blood flow to the arteries, lower high blood pressure, boost cognitive performance and provide essential minerals such as calcium and potassium    
Try this easy hot cocoa drink recipe
Milk    1 cup

Hot Chocolate: Pumpkin Pie powder2 heaped tablespoons

Cream 1 tablespoon
Sugar cubes optional

Heat milk in a saucepan.
Blend in cocoa powder and cream.
Stir up and top with sugar cubes.

Enjoy hot or ice cold - either way your daily dose of Anti oxidants are guaranteed !

Thursday, July 7, 2016

#WorldChocolateDay is upon us! Enjoy your favorite chocolate today - tasty and healthy!

Chocolate – is there a better friend? 

It’s there to celebrate your triumphs, reward your successes and mend your broken, beaten heart. It’s so important to us it even has its own day – World Chocolate Day And - Hallelujah, vegans.
Just because you want to not cut out animal products, doesn’t means that your relationship with chocolate is over too.   

Chocolate and the gym might seem like polar opposites to you. But science has recently proved that it’s a great pre-gym snack.
But only if it’s dark chocolate.
According to this Kingston University study found that cyclists’ consumption of dark chocolate improved their  endurance and they could exercise longer than those who ate white chocolate.
It is believed that the epicatechin in cocoa prompts cells to release extra nitric oxide, which helps with blood flow.
It may have been a while since Easter, but you definitely deserve to treat yourself after staying away from it for so long.

Or if you didn’t, because you know how good it is You didn’t forsake it for lent. So why now?
Finally, and don’t don’t panic, the world is running out of it.. This is really a time you should stop everything. 
Because yes, chocolate is running out.
The world’s cocoa is increasingly in short supply, with regular reports warning that in the near future we’ll be facing a shortage.
If that wasn’t terrifying enough, it’s expected to happen as soon as 2020.
Stock up while you can.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Why Cocoa Cravings? Because...

You've never had chocolate until you've had Cocoa Cravings. There's nothing artificial about our chocolate. Nothing is over engineered. You'll notice the difference the moment you taste Cocoa Cravings chocolate.

Drinking Chocolate: Banana
Enjoy our products throughout the day. We have a cocoa product for every craving. Indulge yourself in the morning with a hot cocoa drink to start the day (we recommend the Hot Cocoa: Berry drink mix to get your vitamins and minerals).

 Have a mid-morning snack of  Special Dark Chocolate Chunks. For lunch, a smoothie made from Banana Drinking Chocolate will compliment your lunch entrees. In the afternoon, you must have Vegan Dark Chocolate Bar 71%. It's a full day of chocolate, and every cocoa taste will be unique and wonderful.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Best way to 'Sip' chocolate in Summer

Indeed I said, Sip and not Ship - in reference to chocolate in hot weather.

Apparently a daily cup of hot chocolate could help to stave off heart disease - as the nutrients in cocoa can widen blood vessels. Rich, dense and creamy, a proper cup of hot chocolate is a real indulgence and it's great to know it could be good for you. 

Well why would you not reap that benefit in summer?

Cocoa Cravings fruit enriched chocolate drinks are perfect summer ‘cool drinks’. 

Especially when you can make a thick creamy cold cocoa drink that not only tastes better than those sugary packaged mixes, but one that is also incredibly good for you.

Easy to make – simply add hot milk or water to 2 tablespoons / cup. Stir for 2 minutes. Add 2 ice cubes / crushed ice and you just transformed your comforting winter hot drink to a dazzling – summer drink.

The flavonoids help your body process nitric oxide, which is why hot or cold cocoa can improve blood flow, help lower your blood pressure and improve heart health. The flavonoids in hot or cold drinking chocolate also help prevent platelets in your blood from mingling together and forming clots.

All Cocoa Cravings Drinking Chocolates and Cocoas have a lovely, rich cocoa flavor with a touch of bitterness that stops it being too sweet, alongside the unique aspects imparted by the fruit or herb in them.

When with milk, the drink has a thick and creamy consistency, and it tastes like something you'd drink in a Parisian cafĂ© on a balmy summer night…

Friday, May 20, 2016

USDA: Dark Chocolate Has More Iron than Beef - Yeah. Love it more

Dark Chocolate has more iron than beef?

So says none other than the USDA

According to the website,, a one ounce serving of dark chocolate contains 19 percent of the US RDA for iron. Yet an ounce of beef sirloin only contains 3 percent.

Data from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference shows: Chocolate, dark, 70-85 percent cacao solids, value per 100 grams is 11.90 milligrams of iron.
Beef, bottom sirloin, tri-tip roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0″ fat, all grades, cooked, roasted, value per 100 grams is 1.66 milligrams of iron. Beef, ground, 70 percent lean meat / 30 percent fat, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned, value per 100 grams is 2.48 milligrams of iron.

So these two information sources state that dark chocolate does contain more iron than some cuts of beef, and not just a little more.

Even more peer reviewed studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.
·       Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious. ...
·       Dark Chocolate is a Powerful Source of Antioxidants. ...
·       Dark Chocolate May Improve Blood Flow and Lower Blood Pressure. ...
·       Dark Chocolate Raises HDL and Protects LDL Against Oxidation.

On sale now are dark chocolate bars 55- 71 % cacoa solids and you can find it 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Vegan Dark Arriba Chocolate

Enjoy Natural Cocoa Chocolate All Day- On sale Buy 1 get 1 free -now! 

Only Pure Ingredients — Cocoa Cravings chocolate bars, made from the fabled "Criollo Arriba beans" using a recipe based on a simple combination of cacao beans, cane sugar and pure vanilla. Grown solely in Ecuador, "Arriba" is a special cocoa varietal with a perfumed floral scent. Its flavor is smooth, with a dominant floral note and nutty after–tones.

A small nibble into any one of the bars initiates your experience with a hint of sweet caramel, followed with the caress of rich cacao and ends with a light vanilla bouquet... just the flavors that rich dark cocoa beans, carefully roasted and ground, should provide.

In order to present you with the purest flavor of Arriba chocolate, there is no other "covering" aroma or extra flavors added to these bars. This allows you to experience the uniquely rich Arriba aromas in these tasting bars from 55% to 71% cocoa. The uniqueness, depth and flavor also result from the use of non–deodorized cacao butter in our production.

We do not use additives, preservatives, synthetic emulisifiers or artificial flavorings. Our bars are gluten free. And we definitely do not use ingredients found in some chocolates such as transfats, corn syrup, glucose, milk substitutes, or vanillin.