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Thursday
Apr022009

Come and Get Your Vegan Eggs Here!!

 

SpringChoc Has Appeared

The newest, most exciting Spring-being has hatched, Gnosis SpringChoc is an explosion of delicious new flavors. It is made with Jasmine, Lemon Grass, and Lavender essential oils! So refreshing, and so reflective of Spring’s fresh bounty.

For more about the ingredients, we’ll start with the benefits of Lemon Grass. Lemon Grass is a tropical grass native to India and Nepal known for its aromatic citrus flavor with a hint of ginger. According to ancient Malaysian legend, Lemon Grass was considered a sacred herb for Warriors. Lemon Grass smells like lemon, but is milder and sweeter, and is not sour. It has been known to help detoxify the organs of cleansing and elimination, reduce blood pressure, remove cholesterol and cellulite, relieve arthritic pains and menstrual troubles and ward off depression.

Next up is Jasmine. Jasmine's name has been derived from 'yasmin', a Persian word which is used to refer to an aphrodisiac. However, the Indians and Chinese have more often used the Jasmine essential oil for medicinal purposes. Jasmine eliminates free radicals, and combats depression, high cholesterol, diabetes, and stroke.

And lastly, we have Lavender in this special SpringChoc egg. Lavender has the Latin "Lavare," meaning “to wash” due to its fresh, clean aroma. Lavender - native of the Mediteranean, has documented use over 2000 years. The Egytians used it for mummification. The Roman soldiers used it to disinfect injured soldiers. Traditionally used as an antiseptic agent, it is now predominantly used as a relaxant and sedative in aromatherapy. It is effective in aiding insomnia, headaches, hypertension, and hyperactivity. Topically, it is used to heal acne, burns and cuts.

The SpingChoc egg is beautifully round and smooth. It comes in a 2 ¼ inch cube with all natural “grass.”

Is this the most delectable chocolate you've ever seen, or what?

 

Get yours now!!!!!

 

Tuesday
Mar242009

The rise of the Salt Tooth

Later today you will see a new flavor on GnosisChocolate.com: Fleur de sel... or as we like to call it in the kitchen Raw Star Salt Bar! So what is it about salt that helps a person stay healthy?

1. Sea salt packs a mineral punch. Compared with table salt’s two minerals, fleur de sel has 92, including potassium, magnesium, and calcium!

2. Salt helps with digestion

3. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine,  essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.

 

The salt throughout Raw Star Salt Bar is fleur de sel. What's that? See below!


Fleur de Sel, naturally moist, and so fine it requires no grinding is harvested without any machinery.

The crystals are hand-harvested by artisan salt workers in France, called paludiers, whose method of skimming the top of the salt marsh with rakes traces back 1000 years. The salt dries naturally by sun and wind.

I (Sarah) picked this kind of salt because it has a "sparkly" effect in one's mouth unlike any of the others salts. It is light and complements the slight sweetness of the chocolate wonderfully.

Topping off the bar for a decorative pink flourish is Himalayan Crystal Salt. It is mined in India out of rock and its pink color makes it quite eye-catching!

 

So check out the fleur de sel bar, it was quite a hit at our NYC launch party last night... More parties to come so keep your eyes peeled :)