I hope you’re all having a lovely, chocolate-filled day wherever you are in the world! Although Easter holds religious significance it has slowly grown to become an occasion where we not only get an extra day off from work but we get to sit around at home shoving our faces with chocolate too! As an avid chocolate fan, I’m not complaining but don’t forget to take a few minutes to reflect on the origins of this special day too 🙂
This weekend me and my boyfriend will be munching away on some of our favourite easter goodies. We are both HUGE fans of dark chocolate, it literally will not last longer than 5 minutes if left in our house! Being the more health-conscious one, I always try to buy the dark chocolate with 70% dark cocoa or more as I know the health benefits far outweigh that of your standard milk or white chocolate. The extra great thing about dark chocolate is that you only need the smallest piece to satisfy your sweet cravings so you’ll likely find yourself eating a lot less than you normally would with other types. But the best thing? It’s actually good for you! Unlike your usual snickers or galaxy bars, dark chocolate actually stabilises your insulin levels without giving you that sugar drop or sugar headache a few hours after you’ve eaten it.
If you haven’t tried dark chocolate before or have been put off by its bitter taste (I’ve personally grown to love it after the initial ‘ugh this doesn’t taste like my normal chocolate’ phase) not to worry! There are plenty of flavours and variants out there which take away that bitter flavour.
Here are a few of my favourites, enjoy 🙂
Neuhaus Chocolate Box selection- From Neuhaus at Harrods, London. You can chose which size box you would like and which chocolates you would like to put in them. I got Coffee, White chocolate, Fruit and Nut, Hazelnut, Praline, Vanilla and Rum (my boyfriends favourite).
Hotel Chocolat 70% Saint Lucia
Madecasse Salted Almond dark chocolate, sea salt, roasted almond nibs (Made in Africa, Fair Trade)
Madecasse Sea Salt & Nibs (Made in Africa, Fair Trade)