Chocolatl began with Deanna’s passion for ecological sustainability and holistic health. Originally highlighting the ancient traditions of plant-based medicine in cacao drinks, we’ve since expanded to offer lines of medicinal raw chocolate, unique grab & go chocolate bars, sauces and energizing puffed quinoa snacks.
Recently, we decided to change a few things in our 2.5 oz remedies to make them better looking, better for you and even better for your health. With a brand-spankin’ new look, there is more of what we love – like our ingredients, sustainable practices and the beautiful artwork of our talented friends who design our packaging. The shape of these new boxes has also changed slightly, for easier opening and closing. Although we love the cross flap of our old boxes, we realized they were a little difficult to reclose, in the event you don’t want to eat an entire box of chocolate in one sitting, for some reason…
We’ve also added new ingredients! Although you won’t notice any change in flavor, you’ll definitely feel better all around. Learn more about the exceptional health benefits of these plants and why you should eat them (and probably more chocolate) below:
(Now in Immune Boost)
Ashwagandha is Sanskrit for “the smell of a horse”. Ashva meaning horse and gandha meaning smell, denoting the vigor of a stallion and referring to the strength of its medicinal potency. The root and berries of this tree have been used in Ayurvedic healing practices for centuries and there’s no surprise as to why! The list of known benefits of this plant is astonishing.
The list of known benefits of this plant is astonishing. Here are just a few:
- Immune system protection
- Prevents brain-cell degeneration
- Helps reduce stress
- Improves concentration, memory, and reaction time
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Stabilizes blood sugar
- Helps lower cholesterol
- Enhances sexual potency for both men and women
- Contains anti-malarial properties
It was a no-brainer that we needed to get our hands on Ashwagandha to add to our remedies for an even more powerful boost to your immune system!
(Now in Brain Boost)
We absolutely love mushrooms. Which is why we have them in every single one of our product lines. The taste, how they grow and their benefits are absolutely amazing. Lion’s Mane has been traditionally been used in ancient Chinese medicine due to – surprise! – the massive amount of beneficial properties it has. And, as I’m sure you can imagine, it gets its name from the furry look resembling the head of a lion. This funky looking fungus has a rather lobster-like flavor to it when cooked properly, so it’s often used in savory dishes. But don’t worry, we use extracts, so your chocolate will not taste like we picked it up from the bottom of the ocean!
Here are just a few benefits of this unique ‘shroom:
- Enhances brain function
- Improves overall well-being and mental health
- Improves overall immune function
- Improves heart and circulatory system health
- Improves digestion
- Reduces inflammation
- Protects against certain cancers
- Acts as a strong antioxidant
(now in Revitalizing Mint)
Nettle leaf has been used for centuries across so many countries and cultures, it’s hard to pin down where it was first discovered for it’s medicinal properties. This plant is covered in spiny hairs, that sting when touched, making it a little more difficult to harvest. This wild food is extremely rich in minerals and is often drunk in a tea for it’s soothing properties to the urinary tract. It’s also incredibly fibrous, similar to the hemp plant, nettle fibers, once woven together were considered a high quality fabric in Northern Europe. Once dried and ground up, nettle leaves are often used in all sorts of tinctures and teas. So, we obviously decided to put it in chocolate!
Here are some reasons why:
- Reduces arthritis and joint pain
- Reduces muscular pain
- Reduces bleeding
- Reduces eczema
- Reduces effects of urinary issues and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
So, there we have it! The three newest additions to our remedies. As we continue to grow, we will continue to update our recipes with the best and most beneficial ingredients we can find. From the cocoa beans we make into chocolate to the tiniest amounts of mushroom extracts, we will always source our ingredients as sustainably and ethically as possible. And I can tell you first hand, Deanna will never stop scouring the Earth to keep that promise!