Due to elaborate processing and ingredients unassociated with nutrients and health benefits, chocolate frequently receives bad press and is mostly enjoyed with guilt.
Also the Big Boys in the chocolate industry come on top in reports of unfair labour when sourcing cocoa mass, which comes from parts of the world struggling for dignified living.
Indeed, cocoa is an important currency.
It is also a superfood!
Cocoa relieves high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, constipation,
diabetes, bronchial asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and various neurodegenerative diseases. It is beneficial for quick wound healing, skin care, and it helps to improve cardiovascular health and brain health. It possesses mood-enhancing properties and exerts protective effects against neurotoxicity.
Native to the Amazon region, it is historically referred to as ‘Food for the Gods’.
Committed to sourcing health’s best friends, The (Farmer’s) Deli Collection now includes an extensive range of chocolate from Modica.
For most, Modican chocolate is an acquired taste as it sticks to the rules: Sourcing fairtrade cocoa mass; usually eliminating cocoa butter (the natural fat derived from the mass which gives chocolate a more velvety vs grainy texture) in production. Cocoa is always in high percentage to keep the product well-proportioned with regard to health benefits with the least sugar added (if at all). In any case, sugar used is always cane.
So, our Modican chocolate is organic, vegan, gluten-free, fairtrade and bursting with the most amazing flavours and unusual combinations.
They are suitable for children, to get used to the real thing before they get hooked on the other unhealthy options that have no nutritional value and are accompanied by other liabilities, like tooth decay.
Some of them, the Mancho’ is a prime example, are recommended for diabetics as they contain no sugar but their bitterness is diluted with extracts from the natural manna plant in Sicily.
With no hidden culprits, they are gratefully enjoyed by vegans and gluten- and lactose-intolerant consumers.
So, choose your pick and indulge - guilt-free and making a conscious healthy choice - for yourself or as a gift for Christmas!