Chocolate milk is a popular treat among kids, and some adults, but it’s hardly what you’d call a health food. Or, is it? You may have heard some claims to the contrary, like the idea that chocolate milk can help with recovery after exercise. Let’s take a look then. Is chocolate milk good for you? […]
Were you thrilled when news stories first started saying that dark chocolate was healthy? I know I was. It seemed like such a fantastic thing to hear that a popular treat wasn’t as bad as we’d long assumed. But, why is dark chocolate good for you? One reason is the antioxidants, including a group of […]
Dark chocolate has now become renowned as a superfood. There’s plenty of talk about the powerful polyphenols, the way that dark chocolate might extend your life, the antioxidants, and much more. But, is dark chocolate always the star or, is chocolate good for you regardless of the type? After all, milk chocolate contains some of […]
Wine is the perfect accompaniment to countless dinners and desserts, but only if you are drinking the right type of wine for the chocolate you’ve chosen. A mismatch of wine and food makes both things taste much less appealing. So today, we’re talking about the best wine for pairing with chocolates. Pairing wine and chocolate […]
Chocolate is one of the most universally loved things in the world. Whatever stage of your life you’re in, there’s nothing quite like chocolate. It can both energize you and help you relax, depending on the context. There are so many choices – dark, white, almond, mint, etc. – it’s hard to know what to […]
Hot chocolate continues to be a popular drink, making hot chocolate of the month clubs a perfect choice in many situations. These clubs give you the chance to try out different types of hot chocolate, giving you plenty of variety. The popularity of hot chocolate partly comes from the drink’s history. Hot chocolate was once […]
Most believe, fudge originated in the United States before or around 1886, the result of a botched confection named after the error. Though others believe it is a derivative of a Scottish confection called “tablet.” Unfortunately, the history of fudge has been pieced together over the centuries, but we can still taste authentic fudge delivered […]
Ah, brownies. The ultimate sweet treat. Not quite cakes but definitely not cookies, brownies are in a league of their own. Whatever category they belong to, they’re a family favorite for any occasion that requires something sugary. Sugary being the operative word, of course. Gluten-free brownies are nothing new. There are plenty of non-paleo, and unintentionally gluten-free, brownie recipes out there that don’t contain flour. But dairy-free and sugar-free?
Who among us doesn’t love chocolate? As feel-good food goes, chocolate is certainly one of the most popular options. Plus, it tends to be something that we tend to crave far more often than we probably should. There’s actually a reason for this. Chocolate contains a bunch of compounds that help us to feel good and less stressed.
That’s probably why we tend to chocolate when we are particularly stressed or upset. Research is also starting to indicate that chocolate might be good for you, largely because of the natural compounds from plants that it contains. Those benefits do mostly apply to dark chocolate but it is still good news for anyone that likes a bit of chocolate now and again.
Chocolate is one of the most amazing foods out there and most people assume that vegans miss out on all that chocolaty goodness. But, actually, that isn’t true at all. Most of the time, chocolate does involve the addition of milk products during processing (especially in milk chocolate, funnily enough), which means that most chocolate products out there can’t be eaten by vegans.
However, a number of different companies actively produce vegan chocolate in many different flavors and varieties. In some cases, companies will advertise their products as being vegan. If they don’t, you can normally tell from the ingredients list. Additionally, high-quality chocolate will sometimes end up being vegan simply because many of the low-quality ingredients are the ones that are derived from animals.