Updated magnet!

New Magnet

Our new magnet design

Appearing soon as a magnet on a fridge near you (maybe?). New, updated typography evolved from the original magnet we give out free with our website orders.

 
It’s a simple reminder to treat yourself well by choosing foods that nourish rather than deplete. We all make these choices every day and it’s not always easy to pick the right foods. Sometimes it’s being in a bad mood, feeling out of alignment, or being overly challenged by life that can influence us to reach for something we know deep down isn’t going to benefit us in the long term.
 
We made this magnet in hopes that it could serve as a little reminder to choose to be kind to yourself each time you open the fridge door 🙂

Magnet on fridge

Our old magnet on a fridge

Product availability notifications are here

Lately we’ve been working around the clock just to keep up with the demand for our chocolate! Buttercups, especially have been going in and out of stock on our website, and it can be frustrating when your favorite treats aren’t available to buy.

Today we have a new feature which will let you get a one-time email notification the moment a treat goes back into stock on our website. Just visit the product details page for any treat that’s out of stock and put your email address in the “Get notified” box and click/tap the button. That’s it! When the product is available again, you’ll get a friendly email letting you know.

It’s a helpful tool we hope you’ll take advantage of. Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions as we’re always working to improve our website.

Chocolate for a Christmas stocking

We recently shipped chocolate to a mother in Texas who has a child with Type 1 diabetes. She was buying it as a gift for her kid’s stocking and was overjoyed that her package arrived in time.

It’s times like these when we remember why we do this. When running a small business feels overwhelming, we need a vacation and we start to complain about things, it’s important to remember the people we’re helping! And to be grateful that we have this opportunity to provide a unique food product that means so much to folks.

Happy Holidays 🙂

Sugar is Sugar! Know thy label.

When we’re at the store and needing to pick up some kind of “grab and go” item, the first thing our eye goes to is the nutrition facts label and the “Sugars” section. Is it 0g? or 15g? Even over 1 or 2g of sugars per serving can cause some undesirable effects, triggering cravings, candida reactions or knock you out of ketosis if you’re on a Ketogenic diet.

It’s also interesting how food manufacturers have found ways to hide sugar in the ingredients list. Or how alternative sugars are thought to be “healthy for you” even though they still contain fructose in similar quantities to table sugar!

In this healthline article titled The 56 Most Common Names for Sugar, the author talks about the myriad of names sugar goes by. It’s a tricky little substance that likes to hide behind different masks.

It’s always good to pay attention to the difference between added sugar and naturally occurring sugars from fruit, coconut or nuts. Some of us on sugar restricted diets need to avoid both kinds of sugar, but generally the naturally occurring sugars are much healthier because they’re showing up in the way nature intended—in proper proportion to fiber and other nutrients.

Next time you’re at the store for a quick packaged something-or-other, keep a close eye on that label. You probably already do, so maybe this is just to reaffirm that practice.

Quitting sugar: An educational video

I recently came across a great video on the root causes of sugar addiction as well as some practical techniques to quit consuming it (or significantly cut down). Joseph Everett, creator of the “What I’ve Learned” channel on YouTube, offers a grounded and inspirational 15 minute video called “HOW to quit Sugar & Unhealthy Habits”.

Joseph breaks it down to five things that are working against you which need to be addressed. Once these are out of the way, he says, it’s really easy to quit (and I agree, especially with stevia as a tool!)

  • Brain
  • Environment
  • Habits
  • Gut
  • Friends

Check out the video for inspiration to make some changes in your life, or simply become more educated about what sugar is actually doing in your body. I learned a few things and I think this would be a great video to share with loved ones (who are ready for it!). Nothing is worse than trying to push health advice on someone who isn’t ready