December 2017 - In Print
"With fanciful flavors like almond + fennel and strawberry milk, Antidote chocolate bars make indulgent treats."
September 15, 2017
THE BEST HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BARS THAT YOU CAN (AND SHOULD) EAT EVERY DAY
“This is one of the few bars you can find in the U.S. that hits the 100 percent cacao mark—and it includes raw beans which are sourced and prepared specially on a farm in southwest Ecuador. All you need is a nibble, trust.”
FANCY CHOCOLATE IS WAY HEALTHIER THAN THE CHEAP STUFF
"Some brands, such as Antidote Chocolate, Taza Chocolate, and Dandelion Chocolate, have taken the ingredient list one step further and used cacao instead of cocoa or chocolate in their manufacture.
July 18, 2017
I TRIED THIS STRESS RELIEVING CHOCOLATE TO SEE IF IT WOULD CALM ME TF DOWN
"As soon as the rose salt made contact with my tongue, I found myself thinking, "holy crap, that is good." There's a faint twist of lemon, but not enough to be overpowering."
July 17, 2017
OUR FAVORITE HEALTHY SNACK'S FOR SUMMER
"If you believe chocolate can cure anything, this might be the snack for you. Antidote’s line of milk and dark chocolate bars draws on an array of flavor inspirations. Whether you prefer vanilla, strawberry, lavender, banana or ginger, they’ve got the perfect compliment to your chocolate craving."
January 27, 2016
AN ANTIDOTE FOR TOO-SWEET VALENTINE'S DAY CHOCOLATES
"There's nothing wrong with giving the gift of chocolate for Valentine's Day, but it's time to think outside the Whitman's/Russell Stover box. The sweetest option could be chocolate that's not very sweet at all."
January 23, 2016
BEAUTIFUL AND BENEFICIAL: THE HEALTH-MINDED DESIGN OF ANTIDOTE CHOCOLATE
"The resulting bars are truly an exception among other artisanal chocolates on the market. Blending the bright, fruitiness—and health benefits—of raw cacao with the enduring, complex notes of roasted dark chocolate, each Antidote product packs an incredible depth of flavor. What’s more, Red has developed a full line of goddess-inspired bars that pair her raw/roasted chocolate with such health-giving ingredients as “mango and juniper.”
January 11, 2016
3 CHOCOLATE BARS THAT YOU WON'T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT EATING
"As a brand founded on the idea that a chocolate bar could be more like a good-for-you food than a sweet treat, Antidote's focus has been on creating nutritiously dense offerings. The range includes both 50-precent raw/50-percent roasted and 100-percent raw varieties and its newest introduction, a "big kid" milk chocolate that's low in sugar."
December 31, 2015
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After tasting hundreds of sweets in 2015, these are Food & Wine's 5 favorites from 2015:
"Almond + Fennel 73% cacao bar: "This unique bar from Antidote chocolate uses both raw and roasted cacao. The dark chocolate is flecked with crunchy almonds and toasty fennel seeds, and has a pleasant sweet-licorice note."
November 18, 2015
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"Can chocolate count as health food? Antidote certainly tries, combining the anti-oxidant power of raw cacao with exotic flavor blends like coffee cardamom. Healthy? Maybe. But certainly a new take on indulgence."
September 26, 2015
FOR COFFEE ADDICTS
"A bite out of this bar from Antidote immediately introduces the strong taste of coffee–it's like the chewable version of a cup of black. The cardamom is an added benefit, being an ingredient known for containing fiber and metabolism-aiding manganese."
September 11, 2015
INTERVIEW: RED THALHAMMER OF ANTIDOTE
“Red Thalhammer is not your average chocolate maker. From her name, it sounds like she’s more of a viking — a shield-maiden — which isn’t too far from the truth.
August 8th, 2015
BAR HOPPING: WHY YOU SHOULD EAT MORE CHOCOLATE BARS THIS SUMMER
“If the only type of chocolate you eat during the summer is chocolate ice cream, then Red Thalhammer, the Austrian-accented owner of Antidote Chocolate, has news for you: "Chocolate is a great summer food," she says, popping a piece into her mouth. "It gives you energy while keeping you light on your feet."
July 14, 2015
6 ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE BRANDS YOU SHOULD KNOW
"Red approaches chocolate in a refreshingly new way; one which sees the food item as a remedy for your daily ailments, thanks to its antioxidant, antidepressant and anti-stress qualities. All Antidote Chocolate is made with raw cacao handpicked from Ecuador."
July 10, 2015
PRODUCTS WE LOVE / VOL. 6
"Why we love it: Fancy chocolate may be trending, but around the office we’ve always been fans, taste-testing everything from drugstore bargain bins to LA’s most cleverly packaged. Antidote wins high marks for its beautiful design, but also for the fact it’s the world’s first raw and roasted bean-to-bar chocolate, containing high levels of the antioxidants that raw cacao is known to provide. A chocolate superfood that also tastes delicious? This one is a no-brainer."
June 2, 2014
QUEENS FOOD FEST BRINGING FIFTY PLUS BIG APPLE EATERIES TO LONG ISLAND CITY
"One of the participants, Antidote Chocolate, creates organic chocolate bars from Ecuadorian cacao beans, which they’ve been selling at the Chocolate Factory Theater for years. Still, said Red Thalhammer, the creator and owner, taking part is a no-brainer: It’s a key opportunity to have curious foodies fall in love with the company’s chocolate.”
April 18, 2013
CHOCOLATE CURE: AN ANTIDOTE TO LIFE'S PROBLEMS
New York – "Chocolatier Red R Thalhammer has created a range of chocolate bars that offer consumers a bean-to-bar experience. Affluent Baby Boomers are investing in more healthy and functional foods that promote wellbeing and nutrition over unhealthy snacks, as we reported in our New Food Consumer Toolkit. The chocolate, Antidote, was created as a super-food rather than a snack, and comes in a range of flavors."