8 Wholefood Chocolate Treats to Stock Up On This Silly Season
By Melissa Fine, GoodnessMe Nutritionist & Product Advisor
‘Tis the season to eat chocolate. Whether you have dietary requirements or are keen for a healthier holiday break, our go-to choccie treats will have you covered.
Table of Plenty Dark Chocolate & Coconut Rice Thins
One of the many chocolatey treats in this month’s Festive Box, take these wholegrain bites to the next level by assembling them into little festive dessert ‘sandwiches’: Simply sandwich a dollop of coconut yoghurt and a slice of strawberry between two rice cakes. Enjoy with a cuppa.
Kitz Living Foods Coconut Dream Banana Cacao Bar
Like a coconut rough but good for you, this cacao-spiked snack gets its sweetness entirely from fibre-rich coconut, banana, and fructose-free brown rice syrup. It’s also nut-free for the kiddos.
Pana Organic Chocolate
The raw, plant-based chocolate brand that’s stood the test of time, Pana has wowed us with every one of their unique flavours, including their classic Mint and Orange - you’ve been treated to one of each in December’s Festive Box. You’re welcome.
Kez's Kitchen Chewy Flourless Brownie
Yet another goodie you’ll find in this month’s Festive Box, Kez’s fruit and nut-based brownie is the kind of dessert that you’ll feel better rather than worse for eating. It’s also been made with the vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free peeps in mind, so no one has to miss out on dessert.
MunchMe Skinny Dipped Almonds
We’re talking roasted almonds dipped in 70% dark chocolate, and dusted with raspberry powder for a pop of Christmas-y colour. The perfect finishing touch for a gluten and dairy-free dessert platter, did we mention we’ve popped a packet of MunchMe’s latest creation in this month’s box?
Loving Earth White Chocolate
Finally, a white chocolate that’s not a sugar or dairy bomb. Loving Earth has worked their magic again with their melt-in-your-mouth, plant-based white chocolate, featuring creamy coconut milk, cacao butter, and vanilla bean. This looks really pretty broken up into chunks and served with berries and your favourite dark chocolate for a Neapolitan dessert platter.
Farmer Jo Cacao & Hemp Baked Granola
With less than 5g of sugar per serve, Farmer Jo’s chocolatey wholefood granola gets our tick of approval for breakfast and beyond. We like it sprinkled on yoghurt (or Pana ice cream, just ‘sayin), or straight out of the packet for a 3pm pick-me-up without the crash.
Jomeis Fine Foods Cacao Latte
The perfect harmony of cacao, stevia, and vanilla with a touch of sea salt, a heaped teaspoon of this sugar-free, magical stuff will take whatever you’re snacking on to the next level. Add to your yoghurt, smoothie, or protein shake to nip that choccie craving in the bud. Or, whisk with steamed almond or coconut mylk for a wholefood hot chocolate that feels a bit fancy.
You can find these and more over on the GoodnessMe Shop!