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two dark chocolates go head-to-head

31 Mar

I’m going to be honest with you. I have a sweet tooth. BAD. I LOVE sweets and as I’ve been trying very hard to eat a more healthy traditional diet I’ve had to find ways to satisfy this ever present sweet tooth without submitting to gorging on refined sugary goodness. So, here are two dark chocolates I’d like to introduce and review for your eating pleasure.

The first contender is! *drum roll* Taza 60% Stone Ground Dark Chocolate!

Okay. So. I was sitting in a coffee shop doing a little work, sipping on a traditional cappuccino (I know, I’m such a snob! GOSH) when the smell of freshly baked muffins started wafting out of the kitchen. I began to drool and day dream about crispy muffin edges. Sweet tooth attack! When I get these kinds of cravings I usually eat a few chunks of dark chocolate. Not DARK chocolate, read 80%+, but semi-dark about 50-60% is perrrfect for me. This method almost always takes care of my sweet tooth.

I got up from my chair, walked up to the counter and bought the Taza 60% Dark chocolate. I ate about two small squares and my sweet tooth went away. I was able to breathe deeply and not be distracted nor temped by the yummy muffins being baked in the kitchen. Thank goodness for chocolate!

The Review: although the Taza chocolate satisfied my sweet tooth I won’t be buying this chocolate again. It was very grainy and a bit on the bitter side. I’m sure the graininess is due to the way they process the cacoa beans, which are stone ground, but I just couldn’t get past the feeling that I was eating sand. Yuck! I like smooth chocolate.

Contender number two is Dagoba Organic Dark Chocolate bar (59%)!

The Review: this is my FAVORITE chocolate of all time. Smooth/silky feel on the tongue with just enough bitter and sweet (although it contains less sugar than the Taza dark chocolate). If you haven’t already tried this chocolate…go, find a place that sells it, buy it, and eat it!

What’s your favorite chocolate?

What do you do when your sweet tooth strikes?


two new creations you’ve got to try

22 Mar

I’ve been experimenting of late trying to come up with some tasty yet healthy treats. Below are two of my creations!


  • full fat plain organic yogurt
  • scoop chia seed
  • scoop whey
  • tablespoon coconut oil
  • frozen organic raspberries
  • tablespoon ground flax seed
  • splash of full fat organic milk

This is a yummy but low in sugar treat that I think I could enjoy just about anytime of the day although this morning it was my breakfast!

My other creation:

I made this bad boy for dessert last night. Very little sugar and soooo yummy.


  • fresh berries
  • organic heavy whipping cream
  • vanilla
  • tablespoon honey
  • organic dark chocolate shavings

I’m not going to lie, it was probably one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long time!