I eat at least one piece of chocolate each day- I’m not talking Hersheys or Nestle, I’m talking dark, rich, deeply delicious chocolate. Chocolate that makes you swoon because you’ve never had anything that good. I wasn’t always this way- I used to think a kit kat was it for me, until I started to cheat and dabble in the world of organic chocolate.
The chocolate bar I always reach for, the one that’s always in my cupboard (there’s three right now, not just one) is made by Denman Island Chocolate. They make rich, delicious chocolate, that I somehow become very, very bitter without.
A little history lesson for you all. Denman Island is a small island off the coast of Vancouver Island (where I live), in BC, Canada. The company was created in 1998 by a couple who left big city life for something a little more rural. On an island that is home to many organic farmers markets and art galleries they found just that. Having already seen the need for farmers and produce met, they decided to start making organic dark chocolate, which they discovered as the perfect pick-me-up for long bike rides across France.
Dark chocolate is not only great for snacking on during long rides it’s also, believe it or not, a health food. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, 8 times more then strawberries (source). It’s also great for helping to lower cholesterol, and lower blood pressure improving our cardiovascular systems. I think one of my favorite parts of dark chocolate is that it makes me feel good, why? It actually contains serotonin, which is an anti depressant that our body produces naturally- but still something that we can always use a little more of!
Another great thing about chocolate- for you health nuts- is that it’s vegan, low on the glycemic index (somewhere close to oatmeal) and is loaded with vitamins and minerals (source). You can’t really go wrong with this for your sweet treat.
Because I love Denman Island Chocolate so much, I actually emailed Daniel to see if he would be willing to send me some chocolate so I could give you, my lovely readers, a sample of something that I love so much on a Holiday that celebrates love and chocolate together, Valentine’s.
What’s in it for me? Nothing. What’s in it for you? Chocolate. Denman Island Chocolate has given me two prize packs. They each have 6 bars (Cocoa Loco, Simply Dark, Cool Mint, Zesty Orange, Espresso Chunk and Toasted Hazelnut-my current fave) and a dark chocolate heart in each one.
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment here telling me: your favorite chocolate bar combination (chocolate orange, chocolate and banana, etc) AND your favorite thing about the Denman Island Chocolate web site.
- Link this blog post back from a blog post of yours
- Follow me on Twitter
- Add me to your blogroll or G reader and let me know
- If you don’t have a blog– I won’t exclude you- follow rule number 1 and tell me how much you love me (ha)
Make sure to enter before Feb 28th- Nothing beats starting a new month as a winner!