Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Mama Needs Chocolate
February is the perfect time of year for chocolate, not only because of Valentine's Day, but because we're in the throes of winter and we need a little something to get excited about. Who am I kidding? Anytime is a perfect time for chocolate, if you're like me.
That's why I fell head over heels for Sweet Riot, the chocolate covered cacao nibs that let you indulge your chocolate tooth without blowing your diet. Favored by such celebs as Sarah Jessica Parker and Eva Longoria, Sweet Riot is a wonderful way to include chocolate in your diet and stick to it. Tiny little cacao nibs are covered in your choice of 50%, 65% or 70% (with a hint of espresso) dark chocolate, and packaged in sweet little tins you can just toss in your purse or diaper bag. One tin has just 140 calories, and 11-12 grams of fat (just 3 Weight Watchers points). In short, you can eat the whole tin at one sitting and feel good about it. Plus, there are no GMO's, they are kosher, dairy- and gluten-free, and they're packed with antioxidants. The tins are recyclable, and the cacao and chocolate are all Fair Trade certified. So enoy this 'cacao with a mission' and leave the guilt behind.
Sweet Riot is available in packages of 12 purse-sized tins (your choice of flavor or a combo of all three), on sale right now for $39.99 (regularly $47.99). So tell your partner and your kids - mama needs chocolate!