It's Daniel, I wanted to personally let you know there's a sensational new way for you to get up to 37.7% OFF your chocolates every month, with free priority shipping nationwide. It's finally here, a Chocolate of the Month Club! There's some really cool Bonuses for you too. I actually made a very special chocolate just for you- It's a Caramel Nougat with Salted Almonds, and it's not available for sale anywhere. You'll get it as a free bonus when you sign up for your membership by Tuesday May 7th.
Your Coracao Oompa Loompas have been working really hard, but chocolate has been flying off the shelves and they're nearly at capacity. So there's only a small number of memberships available and at this low price they're going to sell out in no time.
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For those who haven’t met him, and for those of you who are lucky enough to get to see him every week, this month we are featuring Sean Nute, our Farmer’s Market Master. Get to know the man that brings you chocolate joy every Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Not only does Sean trek all of the chocolate goods to the market and offer them for you to enjoy, he does it with love and enthusiasm and his passion for food and good nutrition. When asked what he loves about working at the markets he said “I don’t feel like a salesman. Good nutrition combined with good flavor is hard not to get excited about.” He believes in the quality of the chocolate and loves giving people an opportunity to try it.
Sean is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. His passion for nutrition is about pushing back against the promotion of unhealthy, processed food options and letting people know that it isn't as hard as the Food Industry would have you believe to eat well and eat real food. In ‘Our World Eats Culture’, Sean’s very own blog, he talks about food issues and invites you to join him in learning about nutrition and lightening up about food. In his blog posts, he takes a light-hearted look at something that can often be stressful for many: eating well. It’s very refreshing, we highly recommend. Click here to check it out.
Besides blogging and talking about food, Sean pretty much evenly divides his time between being outdoors and in the kitchen. Outdoors he loves biking everywhere and staying active, including in the gym. In the kitchen he comes up with and creates AMAZINGLY great food and healthy treats such as these Raw Vegan Cinnabuns!
His favorite chocolate changes with the seasons but his “old standbys” are the Raw Fudge Truffle when he’s sad and the Blondie Bar when he’s being bad. He loves freezing the Blondie Bar and dusting with cinnamon before savoring them! Yum!
What WE love about Sean is how trustworthy and reliable he is, all the fun treats he makes (and brings to share with us), how nice he is and how he really cares about the company and you (our customers), all of the great ideas he has, how insightful he is, how passionate he is about food, how he always shows up and how super generous he is (he’s always willing to help and contribute), and that he is just an all around awesome guy.
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” -Thomas Jefferson
This month I have a game to share with you. Not just any old game, but a super powerful one that will help you accomplish your goals.
Do you want to earn more money?
Meet the partner of your dreams?
Lose that extra belly fat just in time for summer?
Do you want more love & connection with your family?
How about less sickness and more health & vitality?
Whatever your goals are, you probably already know the things that you should be doing to help you achieve them. The problem is that most people don't consistently follow through on what they know they should do. I'm going to share with you a powerful game that will guarantee results when you implement it and follow it.
In non-chocolate related news, I've been doing a mini-cleanse for the last two weeks with my Alkalizing Green Soup and it’s been amazing! Over the last 3 years I've periodically done this particular cleanse, generally for 30 days but sometimes less. I'm committed to doing 30 days this time, and it’s so good that I just might go even longer!
Basically I make a big blender-full of the Green Soup first thing in the morning. I'll drink half of it right away, then have the other half maybe an hour or two later. I have a light lunch and a light dinner, with lots of water throughout the day and usually a coconut water (or two) at night. I feel this is a very do-able kind of cleanse, and one that yields pretty great results. Some of the results I've been experiencing are: more energy, clearer thinking, less stress, and generally feeling more balanced. Also there’s been more than the usual number of bowel movements, and I can clearly feel how my intestinal tract is getting flushed!
Which brings me to my point I want to make about fiber. Juice is great, but there’s no fiber. Blending vegetables and/or fruits whole, or mostly whole, is not only easier- it’s better for us. Fiber is what slows down the digestion of something and really lets the stomach chew on it, making it even easier for the intestines to extract the maximum amount of nutrients. All that fiber also acts like a broom, sweeping up the "dirt and debris" of the intestinal tract and being the vehicle to remove it from the body.
This recipe is an adaptation of one of the favorite morning desserts I used to help whip up at Peace Pies Raw Vegan Cafe in San Diego. (Where you can also find Coracao chocolate. Check 'em outhere.) With a smooth, but slightly crisp, omega 3 rich dough and gooey mineral leaden cacao cream, its mineral density is only beat by its flavor density. The Vanilla flavor of the Palm Syrup is a welcome replacement for agave in these delicious cinnabuns. Enjoy these ooey gooey delights with a cup of Good Morning Chai or Coffee (recipe below).
In honor of our new 'Mayan Spice Chocolate Milk', I'd love to share some of the awesome story behind the ancient Maya and their sacred Cacao Drink!
The first people to use Cacao were most likely the Olmec, in what is today southeast Mexico. They lived in that area around 1000 BC, and their word "kakawa" is the original root of our word "cacao". Their cultivation and reverence of Cacao carried over into the Maya culture, who inhabited the same general area a thousand years later (from around 250-900 AD). The Maya held Cacao in the highest regards, literally a "gift from the Gods", and centralized it as a key component to their traditions and culture.
The Maya prepared chocolate strictly for drinking, which was essentially the only way Cacao was consumed for over a thousand years!
This month we’re excited to feature our office superstar
Amanda Nichols-Clay! Amanda is truly amazing; she does everything from building
& updating our website, design, answering the phones, processing orders, to
helping with our PR. In fact she’s even sending out this newsletter to you
Amanda’s favorite colors are purple, turquoise and pink. She
was born in Turlock, CA and grew up in Hilmar, CA. She moved to the Bay Area in
2011, for job opportunities, to live with friends and to be closer with her
spiritual community. Amanda’s spiritual practice takes the form of healing and
growing herself to be in service and making the world a more light &
beautiful place. She’s also studying to get a degree in transpersonal
psychology. In her spare time she loves hanging out with her hubby & being
Amanda joined our team at Coracao #1 because it’s a
chocolate company and #2 because she used to work at Café Gratitude and felt
like it was staying in the family. She’s also inspired and grateful to be in
service to offering raw chocolate as medicine. Amanda’s
favorite chocolates change often, but her current favorite is the new Rawmond
Butter bar and Blondie Bar.
What we love about Amanda is her positive energy,
her sweet smile, her amazing attention to detail and how thoughtful &
genuinely caring she is. One of the amazing things about Amanda is you can give
her any kind of project- She will run with it and give 110% to make it happen.
For example Amanda built our new web store! She had never build a website
before, she taught herself about design and coding in the process. Amanda is
the full package; we love her and are so grateful to have her on the team!
love that euphoric sugar rush and the happy, high feeling of eating sweets? But
loathe the inevitable crash, irritability, low energy, lethargy and feeling
crappy that follows? If so, than this info is for you and the great news is that
you don’t have to have that sugar crash anymore. You can enjoy your sweets and
still feel great.
A lot of us here at Coracao are ex refined sugar junkies. We
used to love Snickers, Reese’s Pieces, Almond Joy, Milky Way, Peppermint
Patties and many more of the nostalgic candies that brought us so much
happiness as kids. The problem with processed & refined
sweeteners is that if those blood sugar spikes and drops happen on a regular
basis it can lead to weight gain, diabetes and lots of unhappy visits to the
dentist, among other things. It’s actually why we started Coracao, to create delicious
chocolate that inspires that happy chocolate nostalgia, but makes you feel
great after eating it and DOESN’T skyrocket your blood sugar like
generic chocolates. One of our secret ingredients in making that happen is
Coconut sugar isn’t actually made from coconuts- It’s the
nectar from the coconut tree flower blossom. The coconut blossom fills with sweet, nutrient rich nectar about every 3 months. To make coconut sugar, the flower bud is pierced
and the nectar collected. The nectar is then poured into a cauldron and kettle,
boiled to evaporate the liquid, and then ground into delicious golden granules.
That’s it! Coconut sugar isn’t a superfood and like all sweeteners it
should be enjoyed in moderation. Though as sweeteners go, it is the most
delicious, mineral rich, most natural and all around best sugar alternative
One of the biggest benefits of coconut sugar, is that it’s
unrefined and isn’t stripped of its minerals like white sugar. It takes time for your body to metabolize all
the nutrients, which keeps your blood sugar much more stable. Compared to
brown sugar it has 4 times the amount of magnesium, 10 times the amount of
zinc, 36 times the amount of iron and even has B vitamins. Coconut sugar is 46%
lower on the glycemic index than white sugar, 30% lower than honey and 35%
lower than maple syrup. Coconut sugar
affects your blood sugar like a piece of fruit and is actually lower glycemic
than a peach.
As much as we love coconut sugar one of the
challenges with using the granules is that the usage is limited. For example,
it stayed granular when sprinkled on our pancakes and didn’t give us that silky
smooth quality we wanted when making raw desserts. After years of research and
development we created Vanilla Palm Syrup- coconut sugar in liquid bliss form. Through
trial and error we fine-tuned how to make coconut sugar into the most delicious
We’re excited to announce that ourVanilla
Palm Syrup has just been released online for the first time ever! Previously it
was only available in limited quantities at our farmers markets. It has the all the low glycemic benefits of
coconut sugar and you can use it in place of honey or maple syrup. It tastes
like caramel marshmallow with rainbows and dew drops sprinkled inside. It is
happiness in a jar.
After a long work day you deserve to come home
to sweet satisfaction that leaves you feeling energized & happy. Don’t get
stuck using something that will make you feel crappy & lethargic after
Be prepared, make the smart choice and stock up on Vanilla
Palm Syrup now.
With sweet love,
For more info on coconut sugar, visit the following links:
Valentine's Day is FAST approaching. Are you prepared? For the first time ever, we're releasing 12 of our top secret Valentine's Day tips. Whether you have a special Valentine or not, we've put together a list of 12 things you can do to make this Valentine's day extra delicious, exciting, fun, refreshing, romantic and filled with sweet, sweet love.
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