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A Chocolate a Day



With health benefits ranging from reduced blood pressure to improved brain function, dark chocolate is the new kale chip. But, there’s a catch. In order to be virtuous, chocolate needs to be eaten in moderation and have a cacao content of at least 65 percent.

If you have a hard time regulating your consumption, CACAOCUVEE is here to help. Cited by Oprah as one of her “favorite things” in 2012, the company’s DARK SECRET chocolate is packaged in daily bite-size portions. The handmade, preservative-free treats are crafted from 67 percent cacao combined with all-natural ingredients.

DARK SECRET is available in four variations: Cacao Nibs, Almond, Tart Cherries and Espresso Beans. Although we enjoyed all four, the almond version stood out due to its winning combination of crunch and sea salt.

The innovative packaging is nearly as addictive as the chocolate itself. Each daily portion contains two individually wrapped bite-size pieces — allowing you to (smugly) indulge twice a day. DARK SECRET’s “chocolate program” is available in a box of seven or 30, for a month’s supply. A day’s worth of chocolate ranges from 74 to 89 calories depending on the variety.


Price: $68 for 30 day box

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Reviewed by Julia Mason

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