In line with the new “functional” chocolate trend, Vega has introduced pure, organic maca chocolate bars.
Each Vega maca chocolate bar contains 4000mg of maca root that is organically grown in partnership with Peruvian farmers. Why maca? The biggest claim to fame for maca is its reported hormone balancing influence, which may offer benefits in energy, stamina, skin, mood and women’s health. But, it is an intense herb. Some report being too sensitive to maca’s powers while others find the earthy flavor a bit too intense.
Fortunately, I’m not in either of these camps, and am actually quite curious about the possibilities of maca. I’ve yet to consume it regularly enough to verify any of the health claims for myself, but I can say that the flavor really works in these maca chocolate bars.
In fact, I found the 70% organic dark chocolate and maca blend to be warm, soothing, uniquely delicious, and even, somewhat addictive. Unlike other maca chocolate bars where the taste and texture takes on an almost milky vibe, this is a nice, rich and smooth dark with just the right amount of organic evaporated cane juice for sweetening and a pure, gentle infusion of maca.
The Vega maca chocolate bars are somewhat thick – clocking in at 1.4 ounces – so for me, just half made for a nice daily treat with a little dose of fiber, protein, and iron, but without too many sugars (only 9 grams in the whole bar).
Certifications: Vega Maca Chocolate Bars are Certified Organic, Vegan, and Kosher Dairy (made on shared equipment with dairy chocolate – does not contain dairy), and Non-GMO Verified. The bars are labeled as gluten-free, but we did not note a certification.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Vega Maca Chocolate Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Vega website at www.myvega.com