Chocolate is food, not candy. That’s the message Evolved aims to tell. True to its word, Evolved offers only organic, high-cacao dark chocolate bars and dark chocolate cups—not the sugary milk chocolate found in the checkout aisles of most supermarkets. For those who don’t already know, cacao is the key to chocolate’s superfood status. It’s high in magnesium, iron, copper, antioxidants, and even a mood-boosting chemical called theobromine. Cacao health benefits aside, there’s lots more to like about Evolved. All of its chocolate products are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, Paleo, vegan, and 100% organic. That’s right, you won’t find anything strange in Evolved chocolate, not even soy lecithin! Finally, for those of you who care about the environment, Evolved chocolate is Certified Fairly Traded . (Fair trade means small cacao farmers are paid fair wages for their important work). The simplicity of ingredients, the eco-friendly mission, and the mouthwatering taste of dark chocolate are all reasons why our Thrive Market members can’t stop raving about Evolved. Come see what everyone’s raving about and give it a try!
Evolved Company Mission
Evolved was founded by Rick Gusmano and Christine Cusano—two entrepreneurs with a passion for making Paleo-friendly chocolate. The idea behind Evolved is simple: to create chocolate for folks who want to enjoy chocolate as food, not candy. That’s why there’s nothing unnatural—no additives, preservatives, pesticides, or dyes—in its organic chocolate products. It’s also why Evolved makes gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free chocolate. These ingredients don’t belong in a chocolate bar! The result is a brand that focuses on making naturally delicious dark chocolate products.
Benefits of Evolved
There are many reasons to enjoy Evolved chocolate. Here are a few:
- Cacao health benefits: Cacaois the superfood ingredient from which chocolate treats are made. Eating cacao may support healthy blood pressure, among other benefits.
- Mood effects: A compound in chocolate called theobromine appears to have positive effects on mood and alertness.
- Rich in minerals and antioxidants: Pure cacao is high in iron, magnesium, and copper—and also contains important antioxidants called flavonoids.
- Allergy-friendly: Evolved products are gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.
- Certified organic: Enjoy pure dark chocolate that’s pesticide-free.
- Paleo and keto-friendly: High-cacao products are perfect for your Paleo or keto lifestyle.
Top Evolved Products
These dark chocolate products were made to melt in your mouth. Get ready to shop.
Classic Coconut Butter Cups
If you’ve never tried a coconut butter cup, add these decadent morsels to your shopping cart ASAP. Only 5 grams of sugar per cup!
72% Almond & Sea Salt Primal Chocolate
Sprouted almonds? Check. Himalayan sea salt? Check. 72% cacao? Check. Welcome to sweet and salty and chocolaty heaven.
100% Midnight Coconut Primal Chocolate
Keto diet followers, take notice: this zero-sugar dark chocolate bar was made for you. (Shredded coconut added for your eating pleasure).
Dark Chocolate Recipes for You
Here’s the deal. We show you awesome dark chocolate recipes, then you go and make them. Sound good? Great.
Spiked Hot Chocolate Recipe
Long day at work? Relax with this red-wine-infused hot cocoa made with almond milk, cardamom, and medicinal mushrooms.
Keto-Friendly Chocolate Egg Recipe
If you’ve gone keto, many desserts are off the table. But not these low-carb creme eggs. Let’s get this coconut and cacao party started!
Milk Chocolate vs. Dark Chocolate
Compared to milk chocolate, dark chocolate has less sugar, less milk solids, and more cacao. Yes, due to its higher cacao content, dark chocolate has a superfood edge over its milky brother. Learn more (including fun recipes) in this informative guide to chocolate.