Chocoholics, buckle up. You’ll want to nab every flavor of Lulu’s Chocolate after finding out the love and craftsmanship that goes into each bar. Of course, we don’t have to tell you why adding chocolate to your diet is actually a good thing. It might seem like an indulgence, but chocolate has been consumed around the world for centuries with an eye towards its healing properties, including improving digestion and stimulating the nervous system. According to a 2011 review titled “Cocoa and Chocolate in Human Health and Disease,” “Cacao imparts to chocolate a rich endowment of nutritional properties, from minerals, to antioxidants, to vasoactive, and even psychoactive compounds.” Now, is chocolate a true health food? The jury’s still out, but there certainly seems to be a few beneficial reasons to not feel guilty for enjoying it in moderation.
The History of Lulu’s Chocolate
Lulu’s Chocolate was created by Lulu Bonner in 2006. The obsession with high-quality chocolate was the result of Bonner having to give up sugar for health reasons. Naturally, she sulked around for a while, thinking she’d never be able to eat chocolate again, but then she encountered a raw cacao tree in Hawaii and everything changed. Pure, organic dark chocolate is the main ingredient in Lulu’s offerings, and has grown into one of the most popular brands in the wonderful world of chocolate.
Lulu’s Chocolate Company Mission
“Chocolate without compromise” is the motto of Lulu’s Chocolate, a decadent brand that believes real chocolate can nourish your body while bringing a little extra joy to your life, too. True to its mission of not compromising on ingredients, Lulu’s lineup is organic, vegan, fair trade, paleo-friendly, and sweetened with coconut sugar, which is a low-glycemic option.
Benefits of Lulu’s Chocolate
Every bar of Lulu’s Chocolate starts with raw chocolate, which is unroasted and made from cacao beans that dry in the sun (as opposed to being roasted by a machine). This ingredient is minimally processed, which means it retains the maximum nutritional value, like dietary fiber and protein. Lulu’s sources its chocolate from wild-harvested, heirloom arriba cocoa beans grown in Ecuador, and has worked with local suppliers to set up a fair trade supply chain that ensures farmers are paid a living wage while hand-harvesting the pods. In addition, all of Lulu’s products are:
- Certified Organic
- Fair trade
- Sweetened with coconut sugar
- Packaged with compostable and/or recyclable paper that’s printed with vegetable-based inks
Top Lulu’s Chocolate Products
Sink your teeth into the irresistible confections from Lulu’s Chocolate.
Aztec Crunch Bar
Inspired by an ancient Aztec recipe, this smooth dark chocolate bar gets its crunch from cacao nibs that are mixed with coconut sugar and cacao butter.
Smoked Sea Salt Almond Raw Bar
A little bit smoky (thanks to flavorful sea salt), and a little bit crunchy (thanks to nutty almonds), this raw chocolate bar will become your new favorite.
Treat yourself (or someone you’re smitten with) to Lulu’s Love Truffles, creamy, hand-poured hearts that are sprinkled with a touch of Fleur de Sel.
How to Choose the Best Chocolate
Whether it’s the long-standing debate between dark chocolate and milk chocolate, or finding the best recipe for a date night in, our blog has all the details you need.
Gluten-Free Chocolate-Hazelnut Bites
These morsels are the perfect bite for any occasion. The gluten-free recipe features wholesome ingredients like cashews, dates, rolled oats, and a silky dark chocolate coating.
How to Celebrate National Chocolate Day
Don’t let this food holiday pass you by! National Chocolate Day comes around every October 28, and is a chance to stock up on your favorite nibbles. This blog post has some of our best ideas for how to celebrate (including recipes).
What’s the Difference Between Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate?
Before your find yourself standing in the chocolate aisle, brush up on the differences between milk chocolate and dark chocolate.