Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Elite Dark Chocolate Review and GIVEAWAY!

I love chocolate and I know you do too. Cacao itself is actually very healthy but bitter, so things like sugar and milk are added to it to make delicious chocolate. I eat dark chocolate (over 60% cacao and dairy free) moderately to reap the health benefits and satisfy my sweet tooth. I was really excited when my friend in Knoxville told me about about a new chocolate brand that makes dark chocolate even healthier. So I contacted Elite Dark Chocolate and they sent me some samples and offered to host a giveaway for my readers!


Elite makes dark chocolate squares from high-quality french chocolate and infuses them with other healthy ingredients. Here's an overview of the three different flavors:

ENERGY

  • Contains added herbs:
    • Ashwagandha, boosts immune system and stress relief
    • Maca, good for energy and endurance
    • Gingeng, endurance and fatigue relief
    • Caffeine (equal to 1 espresso)
  • Great for pre-workout or in the morning

FIT

  • Infused with:
    • Raspberry Ketone, which is found in red raspberries and helps regulate metabolism
    • Green Coffee Bean Extract (50% Chlorogenic acids), stabilizes blood sugar levels
  • Great for weight loss and as an after-dinner dessert

VITAMIN D

  • Contains Vitamin D3, which is essential for immune system health and may help to prevent diseases like cancer.
  • Eat daily and after a meal with leafy greens to help absorb calcium

My first impression of the chocolate was the wonderful taste. It is creamy with just the right amount of sweetness. The added supplements go unnoticed in the flavor. The good things is that the chocolates come wrapped in individual square so you don't eat the whole bar at once (I've done that before). And each piece has only 4.5 g of sugar, which is just enough to make it sweet but not unhealthy. 

I've been eating one of two of these daily. The ENERGY flavor give you a good boost before a workout and the VITAMIN D is good after lunch because it's normally when you would get Vitamin D from sun exposure (around noon) and also helps you absorb calcium from a leafy-green salad (my usual lunch). The FIT flavor is good after dinner as dessert, especially if that'd your unhealthiest or biggest meal of the day. Green coffee bean extract helps stabilize blood sugar levels, which is good if you've eaten a carb-heavy meal. 

I'm definitely going to be purchasing more of this chocolate because I love the idea of having treats that are also healthy! You can buy Elite Dark Chocolate on the website or at select health food stores, they are expanding!



GIVEAWAY!!

Elite Dark Chocolate is sending one of my readers a 30-day pack of each of the flavors, ENERGY, FIT, and VITAMIN D. All you have to do is comment on this blog post about your favorite way to eat chocolate and then log in to the Rafflecopter app below and say that you commented. Then you can get extra entries for tweeting about the giveaway, following Elite Dark Chocolate on Facebook, and following me on Facebook, TwitterPinterest, and BlogLovin. If the app doesn't work for you for whatever reason, just comment and say so and I will add your entries manually. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.


Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored by Elite Dark Chocolate but they did provide samples for me and the giveaway winner. All opinions are my own.

16 comments:

  1. I love to get my chocolate fix on frozen yogurt!! A healthy chocolate sounds like such a better option!

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  2. I love hot chocolate...not in the summer, but it's usually my favorite way to indulge in chocolate

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  3. Chocolate brownies are my fav, sweet n gooey, yummy

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  4. Plain, simple and unblemished! Glad you enjoyed them!!!

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  5. i love chocolate in any shape or form...but probably my favorite is chocolate cake :-) a healthier version would be chocolate truffles made from dates and nuts

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  6. Chocolate ice cream... usually with peanut butter. My weakness!!

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  7. Dark chocolate, in any form.

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  8. I love eating dark chocolate!

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  9. I love dark chocolate covered almonds!!

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  10. I love all kinds of chocolate!

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  11. Nice to "meet" you on the CBN chat on Twitter! When you tweeted about healthy chocolate, I had to take a peek...

    -Lauren
    www.lakeshorelady.com

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  12. I love dark chocolate with fresh strawberries! Yum!

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  13. Dark chocolate rum truffle gelato from the cafe I work at is how I have been getting my chocolate fix lately! (Sample spoon size here and there...)

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  14. I like a bit of dark chocolate following my dinner. It's a great palate cleanser and the dark chocolate goes a long way, very satisfying!

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