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I just wanted to THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU please don't ever corrupt this perfect piece of heaven with any kind of sugar, organic can juice or otherwise!! I have finally found a chocolate bar that is worthy to eat! I don't eat sugar in any form and grain sweetened wasn't doing it for me. The agave is a perfect sweetener for chocolate. Best of luck to you in all of your endeavors!

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanine

I had to let you know my love for the special bar you made for the IIN class of 09. It was so powerful that I saved a bar to open when my class mate and I start our business together. We had one bar while pondering our plans and want to save the other for our creation. Thank you so much for this dynamic bar of raw chocolate!
Thank you for supplying your good the other night. I was enjoying again.

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKari

This is a long overdue thank you. I had two stents installed late March 2009 and thought my chocolate days were over until I found you. My first order had a bit of everything in it and I truly can not tell you which one I enjoyed the most. I just celebrated the big 50 and I can tell you that we will be having a long chocolate filled relationship for another 50. Thanks again for all you do and that delicious chocolate. When you remember that cookie recipe send it along. I'm extolling your virtues at every turn.

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Love your superchoc! The best tasting chocolate bar ever, not to mention the healthiest. Thank you so much for your dedication and support for organic, superfoods.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNohemi

I wanted to let you know how SUPERB your chocolates are! I ordered 3 to try and even my husband, who usually won't go near anything raw or healthy, loved it. Out of all the brands of raw chocolate I have tried, yours is the tops. Also, it arrived in just a few days, which was quite a pleasant surprise, too. Thanks for a fabulous product and please don't go out of business anytime in my lifetime!

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

Dear Vanessa and Gnosis Chocolate Angels:
What planet does this incredibe chocolate come from??? It is unique, delicious, and heavenly. Thanks so much for getting the chocolate to my mother in time for Mother's Day. She loves it and this might be the way she finally connects with live food!
Many blessings,
Dr. Ariel

Hi Vanessa,Thanks so much for your interest in peoples health,to give us chocoholics a healthy choice in life.I've been working with a certified holistic health coach for 6 months now,she recommended your products to me,I've been so blessed ! Lisa Buldo,is my health coach,I know she wouldn't have recommended your products to me if she wasn't completely convinced that your products were healthy as well as delicious !!!!! Thanks again in your interest to health Kathleen from Pa.

May 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen Alkema

Hello Vanessa – it was really nice to hear from you. Thank you for your personal response. I also had the pleasure of trying the spring chocolate egg that you created and it was incredible. I was a little scared of the ingredients, as they didn’t seem to “fit” with chocolate. Boy was I wrong. Perfection. So, here’s the real reason for my disturbing you. If you would make just one itsy, bitsy, teeny, little promise to me, my life will be complete. Please, please, promise me that if anything ever should happen that Gnosis is not in business, you will teach me how to make, or provide me with some sort of recipe guidelines, so that I would be able to create chocolate for myself so that I don’t suffer from deprivation of this incredible substance until I die, which would occur promptly, as going through withdrawal from your natural, organic, healthy, chocolate would be horrific. I pray and send energy to Gnosis that it flourishes in success in the natural food industry, as I’m sure there are many people like me who don’t eat dairy or sugar and still want to have our cake and eat it too.

Dearest chocolate girl, your products are truly amazing. I hope that you have sold more to Rising Tide, as I am heading there today to get more of your amazing delicacy!!!

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJane

I just received the chocolate I ordered. Of course, I tore right into the package and tried it. One square. Loved it!

April 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJune

My son who is 6, I’ve tried to get him to try some raw, healthy chocolate but he just wouldn’t go for any of the flavors I tried offering him…until I told him that the Cool Peppermint smells like a York Peppermint Patty or Jr Mint candy (he used to eat those, loves mint)…and he tried it and loves it! I am so excited that he will be enjoying healthy chocolate now. Just thought I’d share that little story

Thanks for making the best chocolate!!!!!!! And I am so excited to be able to be a part of sharing this with people I know and meet! You have a growing number of Gnosis raw chocolate lovers in my neck of the woods!

April 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

Hi Vanessa,
It was great to meet you when you were in California recently. I feel I came away much richer from the experience. I admit, my past experiences with raw chocolate products were mixed. However, your products are a great marriage between health ingredients and philosophy and great chocolate. I am very much enjoying working my way through all the different gnosis flavors, which I'm happy to add to my chocolatebanquet blog.
Best to you and your team,
Corinne D.

April 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCorinne DeBra

Hi Chocolate Girl,
I have never been a dark chocolate lover. However, after you so generously gave everyone a chocolate bar at our IIN class, I tried my bar on the way home to Rhode Island. It was slightly warm from being in my pocket. It melted in my mouth! I turned to my daughter and said, "This is heavenly!!!". I have since ordered more bars and my family is now enjoying theirs!
Many thanks and keep up the great work! We truly enjoyed your presentation at IIN!
Eileen T

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereileen tiexiera

Delicious. I am an IIN student and am sold on your chocolate. In fact, when it comes to chocolate I will only eat your chocolate from now on. I just received the 5 for 6 bars I ordered last week and am trying to figure out how to make them last. I have made little packets of 3 squares each- mixing different flavors. I am going to start with one of these little energy packets a day,....we'll just see how that goes.... I have also shared and will continue to enlighten everyone I know with this MOST FABULOUS CHOCOLATE EVER. We need you in Maine.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

Hi Vanessa,
This is the best chocolate I ever tasted, and I have tasted some. I hope yoou will be able to keep this quality as you grow. I hope to be a customer for life. Thanks for sending the second shippment to Forida for me. I will be back in NY soon and spread the word of your product to all . Once again thanks for the great chocolate experience------------------Richard

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

Hi Vanessa,I just want to say I'm glad someone introduced me to your chocolate ! I'm definately a chocoholic this was the best I've ever had ! I've been working with a certified holistic health coach for 5 months,she recommended your chocolate to me,I can now have something I don't have to feel guilty about thats good for me.I will have to tell my chocoholic friends ! Thanks very much...Blessings for a continued success !!! Kathleen

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen Alkema


What can I say ? your chocolate blew me away !!! I have done the raw food thing for a few months then fell off track and need to get back on the bus. But during that time I never thought to have raw chocalate, I thought it would be bitter and not so great. I needed a source of energy and you informed me that this would do the trick and I must say not only did it give me the jolt i needed to get thru my day but it tasted amazing. I had to eat small pieces at a time from preventing myself from eating all 4 bars in one sitting. Your chocalate shows the love that has been put in every piece, my hat goes off to you and your team and I look forward in trying more great flavors.

Make it a chocolate day !!!

March 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVincent Blosse

Hey Vanessa -

I've just received my 3rd order since I discovered you about 2 months ago. I never dreamt that raw food could taste so divine.

I've traveled to Belgium and eaten chocolates there, and I enjoy your bars more. Not only is the chocolate dark and delicious, but I can feel all the other good stuff you've embedded within.:)

Can't imagine being without your chocolate, now that I've discovered it. Thank you so much for the creativity and love you put into your products.

All good wishes,


March 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Dearest Vanessa,
I forgot just how fantastic the Lemon Berry Rose bar truly Is! Proof comes from an unsolicited remark by my 5 year old son, Ryker: "Momma? I call this chocolate, The Beauty of Joy!" I have laughed about that a lot. So many people are excited about your product up here. I have been spreading the word that Chocolate can taste wonderful, feel enriching while giving back to the planet that sustains us. So proud of you!
Muchas Gracias!
Jen (the picture is of your biggest chocolate fans from Alaska, plus views of home )

March 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen Weits

My birthday was yesterday, St. Patty's day and I ate one of the new special St. Patty's day chocolate bars to celebrate. I just have to tell you, this special chocolate bar was absolutely "FABULOUS!" It was pure chocolate heaven! I really, really enjoyed it!!!

Thank you for creating such a wonderful, and earth helping treat!

March 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Marsh

Hey there, Vanessa!

I was a lucky recipient of your specially-made Super Counselor bar at IIN a few weeks ago. After experiencing Gnosis Chocolate, I just HAD to pass the luck along, and purchased a Luck Choc bar for each of my coworkers here at Habitat for Humanity in Bucks County, PA. They are currently gnoshing on the Gnosis awesomeness and are beyond delighted. Nyohm, nyohm!

One love,

March 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermikaela

Dear Vanessa: I just took a bite of each of your four chocolate bars from the special offer,(4 bars for $30.00). What a very special treat! Thank you for the love and care you put into your product. My daughter is now going through IIN, saw you and tasted your chocolate. She raved about it, so I decided to splurge and try it too. I appreciate your contribution to the FTPF. The world is in need of their mission, and I am happy to contribute to it while savoring your wonderful, healthy chocolate. Keep up the great, inspiring work Vanessa!
To the good health of all--

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKrista Bendinelli

Hi, I am INS student. Thank you for your presentation last weekend and for your treat))). It was the most delicious chocolate I ever tasted in my life. The message on the bar was very powerful too. Thank you so much!

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJannet

I am definetely addicted to your chocolate, there is no denying it. I don't think I'll ever go back to eating ordinary chocolate ever again. Yours is sooo much better, you can taste the quality ingredients used and definetely feel all the LOVE put into making them. Love 'em all so far, as well as the chocolate girls for making them!

Your chocolate enthusiast,
Luis F

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuis FC

Thanks so much for the Glorious chocolate bar!! i was able to save some and share it with a friend and my boyfriend and they loved it!! so I say if I got the approval of a guy then that says a lot!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Dear Vanessa & Team,

Thank you so much for stopping by IIN last week and for the chocolate bars you made for us. It was so thoughful and generous of you. Your chocolate is not only delicious it didn't make me feel wired and hyper like other dark chocolate does. Something good and good for you at last. It must be all that love and care you put in it. What a great gift to the world!


March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurence

Thank you so much for your wonderful chocolate bar that I got at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition last weekend. I have always been a chocoholic, feeling guilty afterwards and not feeling so good. Your chocolate tasted great, felt great afterwards and best of all I didn't have to feel guilty. Actually it is good for me, yeah! You have truly saved my life. Thank you so very much.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRitva Dale

Vanessa and gnosis team,
Gracias, thank you, merci---for your incredible generosity to the students of Institute for Integrative Nutrition this weekend. I was truly inspired by your testimony. And your chocolate is amazing--I am still savoring tiny bites of it and feeling all the energy and love that went into this food, which you have made into art. THANKS!

March 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara Lewis

Hi, Chocolate Girl. The Valentine Chocolate was my first experience with your chocolate. Totally nummy. Wish I could get your chocolate locally instead of via snail mail. BTW, I love Ginger and Chocolate but as a vegan, do not eat honey. Any plans of putting Agave in a Ginger version?

All my best to you!

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Chocolate Girl! I was never that big on chocolate. But now that I'm moving towards the Raw Life, and all its ideals, I find that sometimes I crave a bit of something sweet, and mellow, and fragrant, and lush as a treat--and your chocolate is it! I have never tasted one with such depth of flavor or smoothness of mouthfeel. It's so, if I weren't raw or if I were unaware of environmental issues, I'd still never have conventional chocolate again. Because yours is that good. Now I can "eat my values" with candy, too, and it's a great feeling!

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTamara

I am a dark chocolate lover, but have had to avoid chocolate for years because the caffeine keeps me up at night. I was so thrilled to discover Gnosis chocolates. It is so delicious, good for you, and the flavors are so wonderful. The lower caffeine levels make such a difference, and I can now enjoy a bit of my favorite treat each day. My favorites have been the cool peppermint, almond fig spice, and blackberry mint, but now, the new honey ginger has been added to my list too! It is smooth, with the perfect bite of ginger and sweetness of honey in the mix. This is a great product. I try to always have some Gnosis chocolates in the house!

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudith

My name is Angel, and yes that is my birth given name, I live in Richmond, Va. and I recently had one of your chocolate bars for Valentine's Day, bought for me by my boy friend Jack, who loves your chocolate, and it was wonderful. Jack is hooked on your bars and he once placed an order for 300 bars, this was before we met, but I now see why he did that...your chocoalte is great! I have never been a big chocolate fan until now. I'm not an angel investor but I just had to write you to let you now that I LOVE YOUR CHOCOLATE! Thank you for being so loving and caring in the production of chocolate and please keep up the good work. Much love and happiness.

February 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngel

tried your chocolate at Jorge Cruise's office in San Diego, CA. today ( Monday, Feb 16th 2009 ) absolutely amazing

February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Lovejoy

I just wanted to say that I'm in love with your chocolate. When I transitioned to RAW, I was pumped I discovered your bars. I didn't want to have to live without chocolate!! The cashew goji cherry is a godsent and so is the almond fig spice. Can't wait to try more flavors.

January 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoana

I can't tell you enough how happy I am that I found your chocolate. I haven't ordered any yet but I am going to in a couple of days, all of the flavors look fantastic and that will be the hard to of choosing which ones I want. I have been a raw vegan for a couple of months now and didn't think I would ever have chocolate again and I used to be such a chocolate fiend, now I don't have to give up one of my favorite things, thanks to you.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTina

I would like to thank you for the lovely chocolate....pfffh are they tasty. You have a customer for life ;-)

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoyal Health Foam

Cacao was the first superfood that Wolfe got me interested way back in 2007. What a journey! I love cacao in any shape and form. I've tasted many a raw chocolate bar, but none come close to the amazing flavors and creaminess that Vanessa can produce.


much chocolateness,

Sam aka yardsnacker

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYardsnacker

I just purchased some new flavors from Gnosis and LOVE them! I really love the Cool Peppermint - such a treat after I eat and it really seems to help my digestion.
Keep those amazing bars coming Vanessa! I'm addicted. :)

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGina Rafkind

After I read David Wolfe's Naked Chocolate book, I was inspired to make chocolate myself, but then I have been busy with other things and then when I discovered your chocolate... it is something that I would make myself for myself... energizing, natural and tasty!

Thank you Vanessa and big thank you to your hard-working team!

December 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNatalya

Vanessa, You've created a fabulous product. I groaned with delight all the way through the two pieces my friend gave me. I squirreled the third away in the back of my fridge, and then decided this was the snack that would keep me honest over the holidays!

December 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFrances

Your chocolate looks so delicious and truly nutritious!! I'm looking forward to ordering some soon, and can't wait to try it. All your flavors look so amazing, it'll be hard to pick. Thank you for making this wholesome chocolate. It's something much needed in our world where Hershey's and Snicker's bars are considered the norm, and RAW chocolate is sparsely available.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterL.

I got your package today & it was so hard to decide which one to try first. I ended up with the Blackberry Mint and I was reminded of the Peter Rabbit/Benjamin Bunny books by Beatrix Potter;don't know why though-I think I've only read 2 of them anyway.
Maybe they were caught in a berry patch-I don't know. Or maybe it was becasue I've seen rabbits eating my blackberry leaves here. Who knows.

Either way, it's a really good uplifting & refreshing bar. I love the authenticness of the seeds in it. Someone should make blackberry/mint shower gel & tooth paste. And tea. Victoria's Secret should make pj's with pictures of blackberries & mint leaves on them. I guess this bar really went to my head.

Thanks for making such a terrific product.


November 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSandy Fuchs

Hello Vanessa,

I am sitting here typing, consuming yet another bar! My favourite though is the lemon berry rose. Heavens knows I am going to end up eating all the bars - even the ones I intend to sell here in Cyprus! They have received the thumbs up from everyone who has tried them, including my fussy, non-raw husband.

Well done on mothering such beautiful, imaginative and delicious creations!

Love ,


November 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErini

Vanessa! :)

Thank you for creating such a beautiful product line. I am going to share the bars I purchased with everyone I love! Every bar I have tried has been my favorite!

Oh & thank you for your kind words, I am glad you liked vegclips, its not a very busy website (yet) but I truely hope to see lots of chocolate videos from you on there!


thank you so much again, I am so happy & grateful to have found your company!! :)

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Dear Vanessa,

Your chocolate bars are absolutely wonderful, very moist, fresh ingredients and very interesting pairing of flavors such as the lemon berry rose bar, almong fig spice, vanilla hazelnut bars, I have one more flavor to sample.... as I scarfed up the bars at the rate of one to two a day...... I think I will order more soon, probably real soon, but pace myself a little more. Again, super healthy and delicious chocolate. Thank you!


November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne

Dear Vanessa,
My boyfriend has had severe migraines for years...he WAS getting them once or twice a week. He just told me today, "ya know, ever since I met you (4 months ago) I've only had 2 or 3 migraines"..we spoke about it being the chocolate, I told him about the magnesium, etc. I know it has to be the chocolate bc within the first week we were seeing each other he told me he loved chocolate and I had him try your product, it's all he eats since. He eats at least a bar a day, the simplicity bc he is allergic to nuts. This chocolate saves relationships, I don't know if I could put up with him having migraines that often!!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Legnetti

Hi Vanessa,
OH MY GOD IT”S WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! And to think that it’s not only healthy but a superfood! I kept feeling guilty eating it but had to keep reminding myself that it’s healthy!!!!!!! WOW!

Katherine Shegrud
Director of Practice Development
National Integrated Health Associates

October 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine Shegrud

Hi Vanessa,
I want to applaud you for such a great job with creating your chocolate and your business! I am so happy that you made a chocolate that is vegan, raw, organic, free of sugar and only uses ingredients from small farmers. It is really very hard to find this combination that I usually end up making my own. I just found your site so I haven't had a chance to try your chocolate but will find some soon. By the way, the Common Market in Frederick, MD might be a great place to market, or even MOM's My Organic Market in Frederick or Silver Spring, MD.

I want to let you know that I will be writing about you in a blog post on my website. I am a personal chef and I cook for people for a living. However, I am just about to launch my new site where I am offering a weekly menu planner for people who are allergic to dairy, wheat and/or soy products. Your chocolate is so perfect for people in this category - not only is it dairy-free, it is sugar-free and uses agave instead. Many people who have allergies or sensitivities to foods are usually sensitive to sugar, so I am so happy that you use agave. Hopefully I can send some business your way!

Anyway, good luck and keep up the great work. Oh and I also love the fact that you make each chocolate bar by hand. that is truly remarkable!
You can check me out at and my new site will be up within a week.
Sarah Schatz

October 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Schatz

A few weeks back I discovered Gnosis Chocolate while I was poking around the internet, something I am always doing. I truly enjoy researching and trying new products that can help move us to greater levels of vitality and awareness.

I spoke briefly with the owner and founder of Gnosis, Vanessa Barg, and she was super passionate about her business and products. I think it is noteworthy that Gnosis supplies Chocolate Bars to, David Wolfe’s superfood company.

David is fanatical about quality. I mean off the hook super stringent. So the fact that he carries her products says a lot. A whole lot.

I will get to how the bars and chocolate taste her in a second, but a few more interesting facts about Gnosis.

-Vanessa sources the highest quality ingredients from small local farms and growers around the world. This supports them with a fair wage and it encourages organic and sustainable farming. Very nice.

-10% of her profits go to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation which can be found at This is a really worth cause. And, 10% of profits is a hefty %. Way to go Vanessa.

Ok, the chocolate. I ordered 4 bars including SuperChoc, Simplicity, Coconut Almond, and Cashew Goji Cherry. They were all fantastic and gone in less than a week. Yep, gone in less that a week. One is dense enough nutritionally to last you a week but the taste and vitality boost you get is just awesome.

My favs were Simplicity and Coconut Almond.

I also ordered some bulk chocolate powder. Wow. So much darker and tastier than anything else I have tried. Amazing and very very affordable.

I ordered some more bars and I am going to share them with a local medi-spa that I am doing some consulting for. I plan to use chocolate as a vehicle to talk about wellness and vitality - my passion.

My advice. Check out Gnosis Chocolate today at

Try some of the specials. You will support and a flowering entrepreneur, sustainable farming, and a good cause. Your taste buds and body will thank you.

Oh, and remember, this chocolate is really really good for you. Super low in caffeine and rich in antioxidants....more than Goji, Blueberry, and Green Tea! And, it has compounds that just make you feel alive. Go for it.

October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEric Shadd

Dear Chocolate Girl,

You are an inspirational person, I admire your business integrity and conscious business practices and spirit. Your personal attention to each and every one of your customers is unrivaled and should set the example for others as you seem to treat all clients equally whether large or small.

Your product helped keep me going during the two week intensive travel schedule in and around Raw Spirit Festival.

Your ingredients are obviously top notch and I have been telling my friends that its like having a "Super Food smoothie in a bar". Or a portable superelixir tonic infused with the worlds top superfoods and raw cacao tying it all together.

Gnosis Chocolate is my absolute favorite raw bar period.

Thank you for all that you do!

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRawtographer

I thought it would taste mellow, but it's hella strong and flavorful. It has a kick. I like bitter, and I thought it had plenty of bitter. Not too fatty, but very smooth. Theobromine content was very satisfying. I had the orange blossom and the mint. If I could afford it, I would have one everyday for a week, once a month.

October 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPenny P, Sacramento

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