Those of us who live the paleo lifestyle know how hard it can be to find foods that fit within the diet. Because of it’s refined sugar and being dairy, many of us mark chocolate drinks off of our shopping list – but not anymore!! Say hello to Rau Chocolates!
I’ll be honest, I was a little leary when I first heard about this new chocolate drink that didn’t include refined sugars, gluten, dairy, or GMOs. It’s not often that you come across a product that don’t include any of those things, but this little company out of San Diego, California has really done it – and it tastes great!
Rau Chocolate’s process starts with hand picking single origin, fair trade, organic, cacao beans straight from the tree, infusing them with pure organic ingredients; creating clean/healthy blends inspired by the Mayans. Their organic, cold-pressured drinking chocolate is packed with healthy fats and antioxidants that offer up mental clarity, metabolic support and sustained energy.
“Many people are unaware of the health benefits of chocolate, and we are setting out to redefine the origins and nutritional importance of life’s most indulgent food,” – Rau Chocolate co-founder Daren Myers.
Rau Chocolate comes in six delicious flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds! These flavors include: Salted Caramel for the perfect blend of sweet/salty, Bold Original which balances bitter and sweet, Cold Brew Mocha which contains small batch organic coffee cold brewed over 18 hours, Mint with refreshing organic mint leaf, Coconut crafted with organic virgin coconut oil, and Semi-Sweet with unrefined organic/fair trade coconut palm sugar. Shake vigorously and indulge in a healthy pleasure like no other.
My favorites are the mint, coconut, and the cold brew mocha. Try ’em all and I’m sure you’ll find your own favorites!
A Company Cooked Up In a College Apartment
As college roommates, Daren and Brian crafted flavorful drinks from organic cacao infused with clean ingredients and Rau Chocolate was born. These beverages not only tasted delicious, but also gave them natural energy that kept them revitalized and feeling great all day long. Soon the word got out and Rau Chocolate was in high demand from neighbors and co-workers. To keep up with the growing requests, their San Diego beach apartment transformed into a chocolate wonderland and the duo became the makers of the first organic cold-pressured drinking chocolate that’s full of life and true integrity.
Co-founder Brian Watrous says that “It’s crucial we understand the importance of organic, fair trade sourcing to ensure the transparency and epic nutrition of our drinking chocolates…bean to bottle.”