Every week we’d like to take you on a journey to discover the personalities behind each bar. Every single bar is different, created in a bespoke way by Emma to reflect a mood, to fulfil a need and to heighten connections.
When Emma began creating Conscious Chocolate, she approached it as one would creating perfume. She wanted to create layers of flavour, depth, and alternative notes that come through in the chocolate. From more present notes, such as the Chia in this bar to undertones that resonate and leave you wanting more!
Why the Chia and Coconut Bar Was Born
Emma has always loved chia seeds (see more info below) and the crunchiness of these and wanted to create a nutritious, organic chocolate bar in her range that she could eat for breakfast. The combination of Chia and Coconut made a satisfying awakening snack and delivers sustained energy throughout the day, while tasting absolutely delicious.
‘I just love the crunchiness of this ingredient-packed bar, which feels like a meal in itself! I love how the chia seeds pop in your mouth and how the seeds are complimented by the smooth, velvety texture of the dark chocolate – worth getting up for!’
The properties of the raw chocolate, the high theobromine mean that those who choose this as a breakfast bar start the day with an elevated mood while ingesting key nutrients too.
The Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds have been used for centuries to provide nourishment. They are small seeds that are black and come from the plant Salvia Hispanica. As you may recognise, this is closely related to the mint family.
They provide lots of nutrients while still being low in calories. They are high in fibre and protein and deliver the sustainable, slow-release energy Emma was looking for when creating this bar.
Just like cacao, Chia Seeds were revered by Aztecs and Mayans with Chia being the Mayan word for Strength.
Chia seeds are naturally free from gluten, organic (the ones we use are), non-GMO and whole grain. They’re also powerful antioxidants and full of Omega 3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds are high in calcium, phosphorous and magnesium which are essential for bone health too. It’s no wonder they’ve been labelled a superfood.
The Coconut Element
Coconut features heavily in this bar, not just as a tasty, textured ingredient but also with the Coconut Blossom Sugar that is used to make all the Conscious Chocolate bars. Pure coconut oil is also a feature as it delivers a creamy texture and compliments the main ingredients perfectly.
The Extra Special Ingredients
Along with the Chia and Coconut, the Coconut Blossom Sugar and the Coconut Oil, this bar, like all the other bars has carob as a sweetener as well which not only brings out the chocolate flavour of the Cacao but also aids in the absorption of vitamin C!
Chia and Coconut Review
Here’s a lovely review we received from one of you,
OMG! This one! I love how it crunches and the chia seeds pop! It’s basically a meal and the creamy dark chocolate is divine. This is my new favourite. I will have to fight my daughter for it or hide it. You must try it!
Chia and Coconut Star Sign
If Chia and Coconut were a star sign they would be Capricorn, leading the way in a strong and steady way, a bar you can depend on!
It’s no surprise that the Chia and Coconut bar lends itself well to many recipes. Find some inspiration and try these for breakfast or lunch.
Chia & Coconut breakfast cookies