Antidote Blog: Super Dark Chocolate


By Red Thalhammer


There is a lot of recent discussion on lead and cadmium in some chocolate brands that I wanted to address: A study from a consumer reports organization has tested mostly large and some small brands on cadmium and lead levels. Out of the 28 tested, 23 bars of chocolate — which were produced by the likes of Trader Joe’s, Tony’s, Pascha, Lily’s, Hu, Hershey’s, Godiva, and Lindt to name a few that had super high levels of either lead or cadmium. The smaller premium brands they tested were all ok. I’m glad to hear that buying premium quality proofs to be healthy in that regard as well. Antidote was not part of this test, but we do tests ourselves. We'll talk more about Cadmium soon on how to read the data properly and in correlation to EU standards.

Do you wonder how cadmium and lead gets into chocolate? Cadmium is absorbed through the soil into the trees. All our fine aroma cacao is form Ecuador and luckily Ecuador has not had much problem with cadmium. It can happen in a spotty way though. Peru in the contrary can have high levels of it, as well as Colombia.

Lead on the other hand is a post harvest issue, and can be prevented with proper and save fermentation and drying practices. Knowing our farmers, their process and facility of their post-harvest practices, I can say with confidence that there is no issue for the cacao we use at Antidote. 

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Why Super Premium Chocolate Remains the Ideal Gift for this Season!

By Shreyash Kothari

Super Premium Chocolate - Antidote Chocolate

Chocolate remains the best “little” irresistible treat that is sure to entice your nose and taste-buds, alike. With a range of flavor profiles and beautiful packaging, it makes for an all-round great gifting option for many special occasions around the holiday season! Hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, an after-dinner treat; So many opportunities to enjoy a square or two of quality dark chocolate!

This year more than ever, people are craving an Antidote and a sweet note to end the year on! However be aware that in many chocolate products, there is a lot of sugar hidden and less nutritional benefits. Here’s why you should choose super premium chocolate, as gifts for your loved ones:

Chocolate is Synonymous to Love. Period.

Is there anyone who does not like chocolate in one form or the other? You’ll be hard pressed to find one! Milk chocolate bars laden with nuts are hugely popular while Dark Chocolates have made a strong presence in recent years, especially really dark and low sugar chocolate. Chocolate is symbolically a gesture of love, desire, and indulgence of the highest order. Fine chocolate makers have ensured time and again to soothe our hearts with wonderful combinations that lift our spirit during difficult times. Chocolate poses as the veritable key to happiness for all occasions, releasing serotonin and feel good elements within the body that directly elevates moods with positive feelings. That’s assured when you choose true dark chocolate and stay away from mass market sugar-filled treats.

Gourmet Chocolate is an Affordable Luxury

Our creative and stylish chocolate bar designs are one for every occasion, especially during the holidays. Friends and family will love good quality chocolate and it’s great benefits over sugar laden alternatives. Surprise your loved ones with deeper flavours that makes them feel great. Show your trendy friends and relatives the style and appreciation for quality by providing them gourmet and healthy chocolate bars that have less sugar, are nutrient-rich, and possess unique flavors too. You gain a sweet spot in their heart, for caring about their sweet tooth as well as their health!

Good Quality Chocolate Bars are Loaded with Nutrients!

Here at Antidote chocolate, our Super Premium Chocolate bars are low in sugar and loaded with cacao and real, healthy ingredients. Apart from lifting your mood levels, our chocolate includes flavanols that prevent premature aging. The right dark chocolate when made with quality cacao, slow-roasted during processing incorporates more antioxidants than blueberries! Without compromising on incredible flavours, we offer high cacao content ensuring a guilt-free feel good food, always! And due to its anti-stress properties, it can lift your spirits helping with occasional bouts of depression.  Note: choose dark chocolate with at least 70% + of cacao content with low cacao butter and low sugar content if you want your family to get the most health benefits from your gift.

Gourmet Chocolate that makes an Immaculate Presentation

You can choose between fifteen unique flavors, something for everyone on your list! There is no need for an extra box, wrap or a ribbon for gifting our chocolate because each bar is presented like a piece of art. Ready to be devoured as it sits waiting in a Christmas stocking! Choose chocolate bars with real chunks of fruits, salts and spices that make a perfect blend of flavors. Do they like dark or milk chocolate? Are they crazy about almonds, coffee, ginger, or strawberry? Take your pick.

You can also choose the super premium raw 100% chocolate bars that are sugar free and perfect for friends with dietary restrictions, for example.

Antidote Chocolate offers one of the finest super premium chocolate bars in the country, with a range of flavors made only with healthy ingredients. Made from Ecuadorian single origin cacao beans, these chocolates are roasted slowly to retain more nutrients, while being Low Sugar Chocolate. Rest assured, Antidote also ensures a healthy treat, offering healthy chocolate bars that elevate moods, reduce stress, promote weight loss, and maintaining as much as possible antioxidants, and flavonoids for your beauty and well being.

A worthy gift for the holiday season!

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