Essential Living Foods Chocolate-Covered Superfoods: Organic, Raw, Dairy-Free Delights

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Goji Berries, Cacao Nibs
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$4.99 per 3-ounce package

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5
On July 7, 2014
Last modified:September 15, 2014

Summary:

These healthy indulgences offer an amazing grown-up treat with a deep dark chocolate coating that is raw, organic, and vegan. The goji berries are quite tender and an amazing compliment to the pure, thick chocolate coating. The cacao nibs offer double intensity that is tasty as a snack, but also great for trail mixes, no bakes, or dairy-free ice cream!

My search is over. For years I’ve been reading every chocolate-covered treat label in the hopes of unearthing a dairy-free gem to share. Though dairy-free dark chocolate bars abound, no one wanted to make a chocolate coating without milk. But at last I’ve found Essential Living Foods Chocolate-Covered Superfoods …

Essential Living Foods Chocolate-Covered Superfoods - Goji Berries and Cacao Nibs (organic, raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free)

Mmm, these healthy indulgences put chocolate-covered cherries and espresso beans to shame! Both the Goji Berries and Cacao Nibs offer an amazing grown-up treat with a deep dark chocolate coating (maybe 70 to 75% cacao). These chocolate-covered superfoods are made with pure, organic, raw ingredients which equates to no waxy coating taste and no dairy ingredients.

Essential Living Foods Chocolate-Covered Superfoods - Goji Berries and Cacao Nibs (organic, raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free)

The Goji Berries (the larger ovals in the picture above) are tender (not dried out at all as goji berries can be) and go very, very nicely with the dark chocolate. The Cacao Nibs (the small rounds in the picture above) are rich and enticing with a nice crunch and a double dose of cacao intensity. The nibs are great for snacking, but also a fun surprise to add to no bake cookies, trail mix, or sprinkled on top of vegan ice cream. I’d never thought of myself as a goji berry or cacao nib fan, but Essential Living Foods has made me a convert.

As a side note, I adore the packaging for these chocolate-covered superfoods. Essential Living Foods uses “eco-packaging” that is 100% recyclable, yet completely practical. The outer packages are nice enough to gift, and quite sturdy, with an easy open and close flap. Inside, the chocolate-covered superfoods are kept fresh in zippered pouches.

Certifications: Essential Living Foods Chocolate-Covered Superfoods are certified organic, certified vegan, certified gluten-free, and non-GMO verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Essential Living Foods Chocolate-Covered Superfoods are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Essential Living Foods website at www.essentiallivingfoods.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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