the sweet things in life
You’ve heard enough about how much your body will benefit from a sugar-light diet, and that’s all fine a good, but what about the sweet things in life? Coracao Confections may be your answer. A blissful treat now and again is possibly as valuable to good health as any other key element of a healthy lifestyle. What’s more, sweet things can be made with ingredients that have health promoting properties too and without loads of acid forming sugars.
I discovered Coracao Confections a while back at a farmer’s market in Berkeley, CA.
As I passed by craning my neck but channeling restraint
Daniel, one of the founders, offered me a sample I simply could not refuse. As the delectable little morsel melted in my mouth it seemed to travel to all my cells activating pleasure receptors I’d forgotten existed. I was hooked. I ended up buying two stunning Raw Fudge Truffles and a big bar of 81% cacao chocolate with sprouted/ live almonds.
Confections-by-the-Piece: Truffles – $3.25 and up
The pretty gems that drew me in
I wanted to try them all but, I settled for the Mayan Spice and Raspberry. Both were delicious, but being a lover of spice and heat, the Mayan Spice was ever so slightly more divine.
Coracao Confections describes these as an “extreme chocolate truffle with a soft, fudge-like consistency. Possibly our most decadent offering.” They are indeed rich and decadent! Luckily they’re not too sweet and it’s good to know that most of their products are made with Coconut Sugar, which ranks a bit lower than table sugar on the Glycemic Index. It’s still sugar, but if you enjoy one or two of these on occasion, especially balanced with the natural fat content, no harm done.
I also treated myself to a Papa Chocolate Bar made with Ecuadorian raw cacao, sweetened with coconut sugar and laced with Live Almonds. Daniel told me the that this bar had very little sugar, and I’m pleased to report that it tasted very lightly sweetened.
Each square of chocolate contained a precisely placed sprouted almond
The chocolate itself was tasty, but in the end I preferred the perfectly rich and smooth 81% Dark Chocolate I’d sampled at the market.
Whether you seek Daniel out at Farmer’s Market in the Bay Area, or place an order online, I say, go for a TRUFFLE and enjoy with abandon.