Archives for March 2010

The Winners!

raspberry

So the results are in…raspberry takes first, lavender takes second, and chocolate nibs takes third! We’ve had a lot of great input over the past week and we are very excited to add the three ingredients.. Peanut butter cups, cookie dough, and milk duds weren’t very far behind. We might save these three and add them to the next list of ingredients. We taste tested all three of the winners today and they are absolutely delicious. We will be adding them to the website over the next couple days so stay tuned.

 

Ingredient Contest Update

raspberryThanks to everyone who has voted for their favorite ingredients! So far raspberry leads the field followed by lavender. There is a three way lavendertie for third between peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, and milk duds. Cookie dough isn’t too far out of the hunt, however. The contest will end this weekend, so make sure you check out our post below and vote on your favorite ingredients! The top three ones will be added to our list.

Guest Post

thats nuts

Brooke Joanna Benlifer, RD (www.brookejoannanutrition.com) is a registered dietitian with expertise in many areas of medicine, including diabetes, cardiac health and gastrointestinal issues. A graduate of Cornell University, Brooke is passionate about preventative health and its power to help people lead more fulfilling lives.

Brooke maintains a private practice and works with clients of all ages, from pediatric to geriatric, addressing such issues as weight management and emotional eating. She has seven years of clinical experience and is highly sought after on the lecture circuit. She coaches clients locally as well as across the country, via e-coaching (online) and phone sessions, both highly effective in helping clients reach their goals.

Brooke found out about Chocomize through an article on young entrepreneurs and found the behind the scenes story of the company’s beginnings and its mission very inspiring. And, it fit with her belief that dark chocolate is truly a superfood. Here are the winning, original combinations Brooke designed & recommends.

 

 


SUPERFOODS BAR
Dark Chocolate
Flaxseeds
Walnuts
Blueberries
Sour Cherries

TROPICAL HEALTH NUT
Dark Chocolate
Macadamia Nuts
Coconut Flakes
Cinnamon

“KICK IT UP A NOTCH” ACTIVE BAR
Dark Chocolate
Whole Almonds
Cranberries
Mini Chipotles

SWEET ‘N SPICY GOURMET BAR
Dark Chocolate
Brazil Nuts
Honey Roasted Soybeans
Hot Curry Powder

JAVA JUNKIE BAR
Dark Chocolate
Coffee Beans
Cinnamon

 

Vote for your favorite ingredient!

We’ve been getting a lot of requests recently to add more ingredients to our list. We can’t decide which ones to add, however, so we are going to let you guys choose for us! We picked ten of the best ingredients that were suggested to us this past week. Vote for your favorite by writing a comment to this blog post. The top three most popular ingredients will be added to the list. We’ll keep the contest running until next Sunday. And the contestants are:

chicletsChicklets: These are bite sized gum pieces that come in many different colors. We don’t have any gum on our site, so this would be a first!


cookie-crisp-cereal-side

Cookie Crisp Cereal: This is a popular cereal made up of tiny chocolate chip cookies. They are about the size of a nickel and would go great with chocolate.


cacaoChocolate Nibs: These come from the center of the cocoa been and taste quite bitter. They do make a great addition to a chocolate bar, however, and would be especially good in a milk or white chocolate bar.


lavender

Lavender: This herb is actually quite popular in chocolate bars. Lavender is known for its taste and its health remedies. It’s been used as an anti-inflammatory, but we’re not doctors so we suggest it only for its great taste.


kit katKit Kat: This popular candy bar consists of a wafer covered in chocolate. We would break the bar up into parts and place it throughout your Chocomize bar.

 

milk-dud

Milk Duds: These are caramels covered in milk chocolate. We actually already offer caramel on our site, but this might be pretty tasty in white or dark chocolate.


rosemary1Rosemary: This is another tasty herb that has a great aroma to it. Studies have also shown that carnosic acid, which is found in rosemary, can help shield the brain from free radicals and hence lower the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s. We’re not an expert on the matter, however, and think it just tastes good in chocolate!


raspberry

Raspberry: We actually aren’t sure why we didn’t think of this earlier. Raspberries are an absolutely delicious fruit that would taste great in chocolate. This has actually been one of the most requested ingredients.


cookie dough bitsCookie Dough: This is a popular addition for ice cream and would be a great ingredient for your chocolate bar. We would use peanut butter cupscookie dough bites, the popular candy usually sold in movie theatres.


Peanut Butter Cups: There isn’t really much better of a combination than peanut butter and chocolate. We actually already offer peanut butter drops, but this would make a tasty addition as well. We would break up the peanut butter cup and place it throughout your bar.

Vote for your favorite ingredient in the comments section of this blog! The top three most popular will be added to the list.