The Delicious History of Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate has a long and colorful history. It’s been around for thousands of years, and it’s still just as popular today as it was centuries ago. But how did it become the beloved treat that it is today? Let’s take a look at the fascinating history of dark chocolate. Today, dark chocolate is loved around the world by people of all ages and cultures. Let’s explore the sweet story of this delectable delight and discover why it has become such a beloved part of our lives.
The Origins of Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate has been around since ancient times, with evidence of its existence dating back to 1100 BC. It was initially used by people of Central and South America who ground up cocoa beans into a paste and mixed them with water or wine. This concoction was known as “xocoatl” (pronounced show-ko-atl) which means “bitter water” in Mayan.
Dark chocolate then spread to Europe when the Spanish conquistadors encountered the Aztecs in the 16th century. They brought back cocoa beans to Spain, where they were soon turned into a hot beverage called “chocolate drink” that became popular among Europeans. In 1847, Fry & Sons created the first edible bar made from dark chocolate. The popularity of this new invention quickly spread throughout Europe and eventually across the world.
The Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate
Today, dark chocolate is widely consumed for its health benefits, including its ability to reduce inflammation and improve heart health due to its high flavonoid content. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants found in plants that help protect your body from cell damage caused by free radicals—unstable molecules that can damage cells if left unchecked. Additionally, dark chocolate typically contains less sugar than milk chocolate, making it a healthier option for those watching their sugar intake.
A Global Treat
Today dark chocolate is enjoyed by people around the globe—from Europe to Asia and everywhere in between! It’s often used as an ingredient in desserts like cakes and ice cream, but can also be enjoyed on its own as a bar or even melted down into drinks like hot cocoa or frappes! There are so many different ways to enjoy this tasty treat - no matter how you choose to indulge your taste buds you’re sure to experience something special every time!
The Finest Ingredients
At Chocs N Boxes, we use only the finest ingredients in all of our products. Our dark chocolate bars are made from cocoa beans sourced exclusively rom local our own farms in the Philippines. We never source our ingredients from third parties, so you can be sure that you’re getting fresh and authentic chocolate every time you purchase one of our products. In addition, all of our chocolate bars are vegan-friendly and some are dairy-free, so even those with dietary restrictions can still indulge without worry.
Variety of Flavors
We offer an array of flavors for our dark chocolate bars to make sure there is something for everyone! From Putli 70% Dark Chocolate and Libsog 80% Keto Dark Chocolate to Putli 70% Dark Chocolate with Dried Mangos and Libsog 80% Keto Dark Chocolate with Crushed Hazelnuts, there is definitely something for any taste or preference. Plus, each bar is individually wrapped, making them perfect to take on the go or keep at home as a special treat!
Putli 70% Dark Chocolate [58g]
This classic bar of dark chocolate is made with 70% cocoa and has a rich, intense flavor. The 58-gram bar is ideal for when you want a quick treat without having to commit to a large, 85-gram bar.
Libsog 80% KETO Dark Chocolate [58g]
This keto-friendly dark chocolate is made with 80% cocoa and provides an indulgent, yet guilt-free snack option. It's perfect for those who are watching their sugar intake or following a ketogenic diet but don't want to miss out on the pleasure of delicious dark chocolate.
Libsog 80% KETO Dark Chocolate with Dried Raspberry [58g]
This smooth and creamy 80% cocoa dark chocolate bar takes it up a notch by adding dried raspberries for an added hint of sweetness and tartness. The combination of the two flavors works wonderfully together, making this one of our favorite bars from the Chocs N Boxes collection!
Libsog 80% KETO Dark Chocolate with Pecan [58g]
If you’re looking for something unique and nutty in flavor, this pecan-infused dark chocolate bar is sure to hit the spot! Made with 80% cocoa and crunchy pecans pieces throughout, this bar packs an extra punch in flavor that will linger on your tongue long after you've finished it!
Libsog 80% KETO Dark Chocolate with Pili Nuts [58g]
Pili nuts are one of the hottest trends in snacks right now – so why not try them in dark chocolate form? This keto-friendly bar combines pili nuts and 80% cocoa for an indulgent treat that's full of flavor and texture! Plus, it's low-carb so you can enjoy it without feeling guilty.
Libsog 80% KETO Dark Chocolate with Crushed Hazelnut [58g]
Hazelnuts pair perfectly with rich 70%-80% cocoa dark chocolates because they bring out the nuttiness and balance out the bitter flavors. This bar has crushed hazelnuts throughout for added crunchiness and sweetness – Yum!
Libsog 80% KETO Dark Chocolate with Almond [58g]
Almonds have been enjoyed as snacks since ancient times – so why not combine them into your next favorite dark chocolate bar? This almond-infused keto-friendly treat contains just enough sweetness from the almonds to counterbalance the bitterness from the high percentage of cocoa used in this recipe. Delicious! .
Bulawan 72 % Dark Chocolate [85 g ]
If you're someone who loves intense chocolate flavors, then this 72%-cocoa Bulawan bar is definitely worth trying! It has all the richness you'd expect from a high percentage like that but without any bitterness or astringency – just pure indulgence!
Putli 70 % Dark Chocolate [85 g ]
If you're more into milder yet still flavorful chocolates than bitter ones, then this Putli 85 gram 70%-cocoa bar might be what you're looking for! It has all the deep flavors associated with darker chocolates but without any overwhelming bitterness – making it perfect for those who prefer milder tastes!
Calbayog 78% Two Ingredient Dark Chocolate [85g]
Our Calbayog 78% Dark Chocolate is made with only two ingredients – cocoa beans and sugar. This bar is made from only two ingredients, cocoa beans and sugar. The cocoa beans are sourced from Samar, Philippines and have been roasted to perfection for optimal flavor and texture that will tantalize your taste buds. It’s creamy yet crunchy texture makes it the perfect treat for dark chocolate lovers.
62% Pinasahi Dark Chocolate Couverture
Our Pinasahi Dark Chocolate Couverture is the perfect ingredient to coat your bonbon shells and squared pralines with. The rich flavor of this couverture provides an intense dark chocolate sensation that pairs well with other sweet treats like fresh fruits or nuts. Our couverture is also great for baking cookies or cakes as it gives them an extra boost of flavor and texture when melted into the batter! Creamy consistency that will leave you wanting more.
Overall, dark chocolate is one of the most beloved treats in history—and there are many reasons why! From its origins as an ancient drink enjoyed by Central and South Americans to its modern-day incarnation as a delicious snack available all over the world, dark chocolate has come a long way over the centuries—and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon! So indulge in some delicious dark chocolate today – you won't regret it! What are you waiting for? Head over to our website today and start exploring these delicious treats now!