I am not much of a candy eater. I will enjoy a piece of candy here and there, but I don’t make a habit out of it. I do, however, have a weakness for chocolate. I LOVE chocolate! I make it a point of having a piece of chocolate or two (three, four…) every day, if possible. Chocolate is the only candy I truly indulge in.
I try and eat as much dark chocolate as possible (70% cocoa and higher). I read that the higher the percentage of cacao, the better it is for you.
Dark chocolate is good, but sometimes I just wish the chocolate has something “more” to it (if you know what I mean?).
Not too long ago I was introduced to a brand that sells chocolate with adaptogenic superherbs. Adaptogens are a group of herbs (and some mushrooms) that support the body’s natural ability to deal with stress. My body has been under A LOT of stress lately between surgery on my arm and shoulder and physical therapy three times per week. I have also been under a lot of stress returning to work and being fearful of catching the COVID virus.
If there is a chocolate out there that will help me feel better, I’m all for it and I have to try it. Thankfully, Addictive Wellness sent me a variety of their chocolates to try out for myself.
Here is a little more information about the brand and their yummy products;
For chocolate lovers who are health conscious and don’t want to give up their favorite treats, Addictive Wellness offers sweet, exquisite options to satisfy their cravings.
This is not just giftable gourmet chocolate, each delicious bar is formulated with specially selected, pure and potent adaptogenic superherbs to create six distinctive functions: Tranquility, Energy, Beauty, Focus, Love & Recharge.
This chocolate is made with love and is sugar-free, dairy-free, GMO-free, nut-free, paleo, keto, and vegan.
What makes this chocolate incredibly unique is the superfoods and superherbs included in every bite:
- Tranquility: Includes herbs which are very effective at reducing stress and anxiety.
- Energy: Infused with herbs to improve one’s own natural energy production.
- Beauty: Made with herbs that increase natural hyaluronic acid production and improve the moisture and elasticity of the skin.
- Focus: Includes nootropic herbs that enhance cognitive function: memory, recall, focus, and attention.
- Love: Features aphrodisiac herbs alongside other heart-opening and stress-reducing adaptogens.
- Recharge: Created with herbs that support adrenal and hormone health.
All Addictive Wellness chocolates are made with heirloom mycotoxin-free raw cacao. It is a rich source of magnesium and chromium, the vitally important minerals that most Americans are chronically deficient in.
This special cacao comes from trees growing wild in the mineral-rich soil of an intact rainforest environment. Most cacao production of the world is cultivated in monocropped open fields in soil that is devoid of nutrients.
WOW! On paper (or on the screen), the chocolates do sound impressive, but how do they taste?
I was sent a variety of chocolates to try out for myself. I received;
The group of chocolates I received are similar to their Sampler Set. The only difference is that I didn’t receive Immunity chocolate. That’s OK.
My initial impression is that the chocolates looked like a regular, gourmet quality chocolate.
Each blend comes in a box, with four generously sized pieces inside. The chocolate squares are big in size, and thick. A serving size is 2 squares. There are two servings (four squares in total) in each box.
I would suggest trying the chocolate before you read the ingredients. My husband looked at the ingredients on the back of one of the boxes of chocolate, and saw that mushrooms were part of it’s ingredients. My husband hates mushrooms (even though he’s never even tried one!), and knowing the ingredients contained mushrooms, he refused to try the chocolate, even though I tried the chocolate and thought it tastes like chocolate and nothing else.
I tried each chocolate BEFORE reading the ingredients. I wanted to be surprised.
Frankly, the different chocolates didn’t taste too much different than one another. A few of them did (I’m sorry if I can’t recall specifically which ones), but for the most part they tasted like fancy, gourmet chocolates.
As far as what they are good for (Focus, Immunity, Love…), I honestly didn’t notice any difference. Perhaps you need to eat the chocolate on a regular basis to notice a difference? That could be why. I only tried them for a short period of time.
Overall I REALLY enjoyed the chocolates. The fact that they come in a box, with four perfectly shaped squares inside, makes it feel like you are truly indulging yourself. Sometimes we NEED to indulge a little. I looked forward to my “chocolate time.” Usually I’d have a square or two in the early evening.
In addition to being a delicious, better-for-you chocolate brand, Addictive Wellness also donates 5% of their net profits to support and protect the rainforest through The Rainforest Trust. I like to support brands that “give back” in some way.
If you are interested in learning more about the brand, or the various chocolates, visit AddictiveWellness.com. The brand is also found on social media. Their links are found on the bottom of their website.
What do you think about eating chocolate for better health and wellbeing? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.