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Organic Vegan & Raw Chocolate

We are excited to share ORGANIC VEGAN and RAW  CHOCOLATE from Kona Kava Farm!  This completely organic, vegan chocolate is made with only cacao beans, dehydrated cane juice, soy lecithin, and all-natural Stevia. Not only is this chocolate healthy and vegan, it's the best tasting chocolate we have ever eaten. Both chocolate kinds can be used in recipes, blended with kava drinks, or eaten right out of the bag. Chocolate has never tasted so good and been so good for you!
 

Fair traded, Certified Organic Raw Chocolate, Pure Cocoa nibs

Chocolate starts with a tree called the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao). This tree grows in equatorial regions, especially in places such as South America, Africa and Indonesia.

Raw Chocolate contains approximately 380 known chemicals, many of them that help us. Dr. Drewnowski from the University of Michigan found that chocolate triggers the production of opioids. Opioids are chemicals, such as those found in opium, that produce a feeling of well-being (euphoria). He found that eating chocolate causes the brain to produce natural opiates, which dull pain and increase a feeling of well-being.

The truth about the health-benefits of chocolate is finally hitting the mainstream press. BUT, it's critical to note that chocolate is healthy ONLY if it is dark with no added dairy products/milk or refined sugar. Raw cacao beans are the true "food of the gods", and are as healthy for you as soybeans...but with a delicious chocolate-y flavor instead of soy, and completely free of adulteration or processing! Our chocolate and cacao can be added to just about anything or eaten right out of the bag, but we encourage experimentation, especially as potentiators for blending with other herbs such as Kanna and Kava.

 

ORGANIC VEGAN CHOCOLATE: This completely organic, vegan chocolate is made with only cacao beans (dark chocolate), dehydrated cane juice, soy lecithin, and all-natural Stevia. Not only is this chocolate healthy and vegan, it's the best tasting chocolate we have ever eaten. It's formed just like chocolate chips, so they can be used in recipes, blended with kava drinks, or eaten right out of the bag. So delicious, we have them under lock and key here at the shop!.

Vegan Chocolate 1/2 Pound

$9.99!

Vegan Chocolate 1 Pound

$18.99!

VEGAN COFFEE CHOCOLATE: We (mistakenly) thought that our organic, vegan chocolate couldn't get any better, but wow, were we wrong.  After almost a year of tweaking, we finally found the PERFECT infusion of our all-organic vegan chocolate with pure and potent Kona Kava grown at Kona Kava Farm in Hawii. Not only is this chocolate healthy and vegan, it's now the best tasting chocolate we have ever eaten, and it gives a powerful energy boost at the same time.  It's great with Kanna and other euphoria-inducing herbs as well...a new shop favorite!

Vegan Coffee Chocolate (4 ounces)

$7.99!

Vegan Coffee Chocolate (8 ounces)

$14.99!

ORGANIC RAW CHOCOLATE: This natural product is a raw foodist's dream; all chocolate comes from cacao beans, and these are pure, organic, unadulterated cacao beans...which taste just like dark chocolate because that's exactly what they are! This is the original food of the gods and the least thought of superfood. Our raw chocolate is one of the richest sources of antioxidants, including potassium and magnesium, not to mention the endorphins that get released into the body when chocolate is consumed. These are great right out of the bag, and even better when made into a tea or used in your favorite recipes.

RAW Chocolate 1/2 Pound

$9.99!

RAW Chocolate 1 Pound

$18.99!


Chocolate Facts & Phenylethylamine (PEA)

PEA is a chemical in cacao that increases the activity of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) in parts of the brain that control our ability to pay attention and stay alert. Elevated PEA levels occur when we are captivated by a good book, movie, or project; this happens specifically during those moments when we are so focused that we lose all track of time, food, and the outside world. PEA is noticeably abundant in the brains of happy people.

Anandamide (The Bliss Chemical)

A neurotransmitter called anandamide (n-arachidonoylethanolamine), has been isolated in cacao in quantities significant enough to affect the brain. Anandamide is a cannabinoid naturally found in the human brain. Anandamide is a lipid (fat) known as "the bliss chemical" because it is released while we are feeling great.

These rare MAO inhibitors actually produce favorable results when consumed by allowing more serotonin and other neurotransmitters such as anandamide, dopamine, etc. to circulate in the brain. According to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MAO inhibitors facilitate youthening and rejuvenation.

MAO inhibitors may make one younger as they allow more neurotransmitters to remain in the bloodstream. A primary phenomenon that separates children from adults is the level of neurotransmitters in the blood and bodies of children. Generally, as one remains on the planet longer and longer, the level of neurotransmitters decreases. This creates physical rigidity, less creativity, less joy, and more aging! Cacao, being an MAO inhibitor, keeps plenty of neurotransmitters in circulation and thus stops this phenomenon from ever occurring.

Chocolate the Aphrodisiac

As with all languages, the peoples of pre-Columbian Central America often spoke in metaphors composed of words or phrases which, when uttered in sequence, had a hidden meaning. One of these metaphors was yollotl, eztli, "heart, blood," which referred to cacao. Chocolate truly is food for the heart - it is the heart's "blood," due to its magnesium, antioxidants, love chemicals and esoteric properties. Chocolate, as we know it, is known for its sensual love vibration. Chocolate is the symbol of sensuality, pleasure, and sexuality. Some writers have claimed that 50% of women prefer chocolate to sex!

We have often heard that "chocolate opens the heart" - which is actually true. Chocolate is the gift to all lovers. Chocolates are always given as love offerings. A box of chocolates is one of the most common gifts for Valentine's Day.

Nature's Prozac

Cacao is also a great source of serotonin, dopamine, and phenylethylamine, three well-studied neurotransmitters, which help alleviate depression and are associated with feelings of well being. Cacao contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that improve our mood because they allow serotonin and dopamine to remain in the bloodstream longer without being broken down. Cacao contains anandamide which delivers blissful feelings. Cacao also contains B vitamins, which are associated with brain health. All this makes cacao a natural Prozac! 

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