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I’d love to introduce you to a wonderful new friend of mine… well, actually, several new friends of mine. They’re pictured above. Gorgeous, right? They’re the delicious, chocolat-astic Seeds of Change Chocolate bars and you’ll love them as much as I do. If you could smell my breath right now, you’d know JUST how much I love them.
From the Seeds of Change Web Site:
Seeds of Change® was founded in 1989 with a revolutionary mission: To make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while preserving countless heirloom seed varieties in danger of being lost to the “advances” of modern industrial agriculture.
As we recognized the need to preserve and promote organic seeds, we also saw the opportunity to create organic foods that were inspired by the notion that great taste and sustainability can go hand in hand. And…the Seeds of Change Organic Brand was born.
But we knew we had to do more than just create delicious organic products to preserve the very soil beneath our feet. So we began donating 1% of our net sales to promote sustainable organic farming initiatives worldwide.
At Seeds of Change, we believe that making responsible choices today makes a better world tomorrow. That’s why everything we do and make has the future of our world in mind. For 20 years, Seeds of Change has been inspiring change for a better world. Learn more about our Research Farm and our sustainable organic farming initiatives, as well as what you can do to make the world a better place.
From my chocolate-coated taste buds:
Mmmmmm! You know me, there are several areas in which my knowledge is legendary and passionate: Cooking with Buttermilk, animal welfare, coffee, tea, chocolate, old movies, the Food Network, coconut, cookbooks, gladiola flowers, cats, polar bears, UK basketball, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and raising perfect daughters. Chocolate has been on my list of expertise since I was about as tall as a dachshund.
Seeds of Change chocolate bars are as passionate about being chocolate as I am about being a chocoholic. Not only can you can taste their passion in every single bite, you can smell it the second you open one of their candy bars. When I opened the Dark Chocolate with Coconut bar (it was first since it combines two passions in one!), I let out a happy, happy sigh. The smell was so exotic and intoxicating – it smelled like chocolate on vacation. Can you even imagine how Heavenly that is?!?! Get this – it tasted even better. I- I love it when chocolate vacations in Hawaii and takes me along.
The Chocolate with Puffed Grains is another favorite. It tastes a lot like Krackle bars – just a lot fatter and even more chocolaty. I couldn’t try the Dark Chocolate with Mango and Cashews because of a fierce allergy to mango, but my daughters tell me that it’s beyond sensational. They put it away like crazy, so I’m guessing it’s fantastic.
The Milk Chocolate bars are SO creamy you just get lost in the experience. They’re absolutely amazing. And the Dark Chocolate with Cherries and Vanilla bars are much, much, much better than you’d expect. They’re what Chocolate covered cherries would be if they turned themselves into candy bars and threw on a little vanilla for good measure. Delish!
I’m saving the Dark Chocolate for last because dark chocolate has become something of an obsession with me. Once you get hooked on Dark Chocolate, there’s no going back. Seeds of Change Dark Chocolate has a glorious 61 percent cocoa and I’ll tell you why that turns me on so: Eating Dark Chocolate is very good for you. It contains potent antioxidants that destroy free radicals in your body. These free radicals are associated with cancer and heart disease. In the fantastic book, The Denim Diet by Kami Gray, she points out that not all dark chocolate is equal. The higher the cocoa content, the better for you. Each of the Seeds of Change Dark Chocolate bars (Dark Chocolate with Coconut, dark Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate with Cherries and Vanilla, and Dark Chocolate with Mango and Cashews) have a staggering 61 percent of cocoa.
Personally (and remember, I’m nothing if not an expert in the field of chocolate), I think this is a great percentage. Higher percentages often take a little “getting used to.” This is absolutely perfect.
What does the symbol printed on the chocolate mean?
This symbol is The Seeds of Change mandala and is an ancient symbol of abundance and vitality known as The Seed of Life. Beautiful and delicious.
Where can you buy Seeds of Change Chocolate candy?
According to their web site, Seeds of Change Organic Chocolates are available at Whole Foods and other fine stores. Keep an eye out for them in your favorite grocery stores, as they are adding retailers to their list. I’ll let you know as soon as I find them in my own haunts. Of course, you can always just buy them online. It’s hard to beat that for convenient.
By the way, remember Mother’s Day is just around the corner, followed closely by Father’s Day – so load up and add some of the best chocolate in the world to their gift bags. They’ll thank you from the bottom of their hearts (which you’ll help protect if you include the dark chocolate varieties). Mom and Dad will be so thankful, they may never bring up that dented bumper or broken heirloom vase again. Or the broken curfews, or the crayon on the walls, or the time you embarrassed them in front of the preacher….
Well, they’ll thank you from the bottom of their hearts….