One of my favorite things in this world is DARK CHOCOLATE! :) It always makes me happy when I eat it. Probably from all the endorphins that are released from it? Here are some of my favorite "grocery store" kinds. They range between $2.50-$6.00 depending on if theyre on sale or not.
1848 Noir Cafe
Chocolat Stella Organic by Nature
Viviani Organic Chocolate Feline Bitter Orange
Lindt Excellence Orange Intense
My favoritist out of this bunch has to be the 1848 Noir Cafe. It is sooo delicious! It is a dark chocolate with coffee and cocoa chips! However, if your unlucky like me and live in a cave like me (Cananda), I dont believe you can get your hands on this delicious treat :(! I believe its only sold in Europe and Asia, but dont quote me on that. Since I cant purchase this in Canada, I go to my second favorite - Lindt Excellence Orange Intense. It is filled with "soft and delicate orange pieces and crispy toasted almond slivers...There is a sweet cocoa flavour with orange and citrus overtones that finishes with a distinct bitter orange acidity" (Lindt, 2011).
Its pretty awesome! and you know what? We don't need to feel guilty after stuffing our faces with dark chocolate, there are many health benefits from eating dark chocolate! You get antioxidants, called flavonoids in dark chocolate. Flavonoids are pigments found in dark vegetables and fruits which protect the body from aging caused by free radicals and prevent heart disease by decreasing your blood pressure and cholesterol. Pretty amazing benefits if you ask me! However, I'm not telling you guys to REALLY go stuff your faces with a pack of dark chocolate a day. Researchers recommend 6.3g (only 30 calories worth) a day to see benefits (CTV, 2007). So like everything else in this world, eat it in MODERATION.