Everywhere I go, there chocolate is! I stopped in at the Addison Wellness Expo a couple of weeks ago, and the first thing I saw was a table display of large chocolate bars. As I approached it, I saw that the pretty blonde, Jeri, who was working the table was actually promoting her sound therapy business. But since she is interested in healthy living on all levels, she had monk fruit chocolate bars. Monk fruit was news to me so I bought a Lakanto chocolate/almond bar and took it home to do some research. The chocolate bar was 55% cacao, sugar free, stone ground bean to bar, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. I felt healthy just reading the description. The cacao beans used to make this bar are indigenous to Ecuador; the only sweetener is zero calorie monk fruit.
The bar had a distinctive taste. It does not have the creamy consistency of chocolates made with cream, butter, and sugar. It is rather dry (dare I say chalky) and not very sweet. This is not a criticism; just information for you.
There is currently an increased interest in healthy eating, even in chocolate The monk fruit bars certainly fill that bill. So if you have a ‘health nut’ on your Christmas list, tuck one of these in their stocking.
Jeri is a lovely, warm and welcoming woman, and I thank her for introducing me to monk fruit and sound therapy. I’m feeling way more zen.
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